If asked to NAME ONE POSITIVE STEREOTYPE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE… could you?
VideoBuzz: We can start to change the conversation about what it means to be Black in America right here, right now, today! Through respective social networks we can spread the message the media denies. Courtesy of DryerBuzz
You are what you are fed through media. Lucky for us we have Janks Morton a Social, Political, and Spiritual Activist and creator of www.whatblackmenthink.com. The video above relates to his latest film project Hoodwinked the much anticipated and long awaited sequel to 2007 Best African American Documentary WHAT BLACK MEN THINK
For over four-hundred years, the majority white society has used many tools to reinforce a message that the peoples of African descent are less-than, not-equal-too or not-good enough. In this modern era of information, the media, government and special interests use statistics to further promote the message of Black inferiority. What troubles Janks Morton most, is that we as a people have internalized the misinformation, embraced the myths, and perpetuated the stereotypes, sadly reinforcing a collective misperception of our own identities.
Morton recently shared a closer look at states via the images below via facebook. African Americans being visual people, the impact has been great.
From the Series:
10 DAYS OF BLACK TRUTHS:
We can start to change the conversation about what it means to be Black in America right here, right now, today! Through our respective social networks we can spread the message the media denies.
We Can No Longer Doubt Our Greatness!
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From the Filmmaker:
It is my sincere hope that the positive messaging around the amazing strides, specifically 18-24 year old African Americans are making, truly resonates with our community. For far too long, we have been pushed down to the point where, when asked to name one positive attribute (stereotype) about African Americans, I have seen a nation of people, young and old, rich and poor, educated and under-educated absolutely frozen in their hearts as what to say. Prayerfully, this series of Graphic, and the video series that will follow can start a new conversation, a new message for a people far removed from their greatness by the negative messaging all about them.
Mr. Morton is planning a college tour for the fall, you can make reservations for you university, church or community based group by clicking the graphic below:
Watch A web Exclusive 4 minute clip from the film HOODWINKED, and gain insights into how the screening and lecture presentation can positive impact your organization.