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When Commercialized Rap Negatively Affects Black Men's View Of Black Women

Wednesday, October 09, 2013Brother Mustafaa

By
Bro. Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad
 

This is the first rap record I remember hearing as a child



I grew up like so many black men without a father or positive man image in our lives. At the time, I didn't see it as abnormal, because as I looked around this was the common reality of most of my friends.

I first listened to the record on this picture when I was around 7 or 8y/o and this became my instructions on how to look at the opposite sex. Uncle Luke[2 Live Crew], Too Short, Ice Cube, NWA and others became my relationship instructors. I learned, at that time, women are bitches, sluts, hoes, tramps, Skeezers, etc. These words rolled off my tounge with ease and enjoyment.

So, as a person thinks in their heart so are they. With that mental indoctrination, I acted towards the opposite sex as I thought in my heart[core of my thinking]. I thought marriage was a joke and blasphemy. I thought having one woman was a sin. I thought having multiple girl friends was a game of not getting caught. I thought sexual conquest was the sole purpose of a relationship with a woman.

I lived like this and thought like this the first 18 years of my life. When I began to listen to Minister Farrakhan and his preaching, emphasizing the divine value of the black woman, my thoughts were altered from wanting to be a "player" "ladies man" "playboy" and all the things I attributed to myself.

He taught me that as Mary, mother of Jesus, was a noble, righteous and virtuous woman so must I look at every black woman as a potential Mary. He taught me that a nation can rise no higher than a woman. He taught me you can't respect God and disrespect a black woman.

Paul says: "When I was a child I thought as a child, because I understood as a child, but when I became a man I put away childish things."

God, first, and Farrakhan, second, made a man out of me as imperfect as I still am

#mywalkwithfarrakhan

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