Apathy is Lethal
The title, in most people’s minds, is pretty obvious. To be come apathetic is to cease caring about…something, whether it’s one’s well being, someone else’s well being, or whatever, pretty soon, that apathy will lead to some sort of negative consequence.
Take my last post, for example. One of the main reasons, I believe, that black people in general have become stagnant in relationship to other racial groups is that we, as a whole, have become apathetic. Why? Well, in large part, black people are apathetic towards the world because the world was first apathetic toward them.
Simply put, no one cared for the plight of African Americans at one point in this country. The error that was made by the African American community was thinking that we could fight apathy with apathy. This, of course, is further from the truth.
Instead of fighting for what is right, we, as a whole, just accepts whatever society throws at us as “the way it’s always gonna be because I’m black”. If our grandparents and great grandparents shared the same view, every black person in this country would still be working cotton fields in the south (indeed, some still do. It’s called sharecropping, but that’s another post).
My point is this: if we as African Americans are going to further our cause for equality in every area of life in this country, we cannot simply choose to accept what society says/thinks/portrays about us. We have a choice to either accept whatever may come, or change it. Apathy is lethal, and it’s killing our race.