Black Self Love – How Its Absence Has Affected The Community

The more comfortable I am with myself, the more I am likely to be kind towards you. The less I love myself, the greater the likelihood that I will be aggressive towards you. My self hate, will express itself in anger towards those whom I perceive as either a threat to me, or a reflections of the me I see in the mirror.

 

The lack of Black Self Love, which is the result of social engineered, is endemic in the community.

Black Self Love

Lack Of Black Self Love The Main Cause Of Aggression

The prognosis is quite simple: If I look into the mirror and hate what I see there, then you can rest assured that when I look at you, and you reflect the me I have grown to despise, I will hate you as well.

 

If I don’t feel good about myself, I naturally assume that when you look at me, you will behold the same unworthiness in me that I see in myself. So in order to hide my pain and protect myself I, as the saying goes, ‘take in front before in front takes me’. Meaning: that I make sure my gun is loaded and ready to fire, figuratively and literally, before you open yours on me.

This is one of the major problems that we have witnessed in black/African, former slave communities. In these communities this self-hatred manifests itself, not just in self-destructive behaviors. It is also seen in the inability of blacks to treat other blacks as generously and as lovingly as they would persons of another ethnicity. Ultimately, culminating in what is referred to as ‘black on black’ violence.

The prognosis is quite simple: If I look into the mirror and hate what I see there, then you can rest assured that when I look at you, and you reflect the me I have grown to despise, I will hate you as well.

A Need To Address The Problem Of  The Lack Of Black Self Love

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This lack of self esteem is, to me, the premier problem in the black community. No amount of money thrown at the problem will solve it. Unless and until we are able to arrest the epidemic of poor self worth in these communities in particular, and black people in the diaspora and continent at large, there is very little hope on the horizon. Only when black people can look at their hue; the texture of their hair; the expanse of their lips and hips and feel immense pride, would we be on our way to solving the problems we so graphically lament, but seem clueless to solve. Until such time our situation will not only remain the same, but would in fact worsen.

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About Cosmic Teacher

Ainsworth is a speaker/teacher & Author of the radically, transformational book: ‘I AM LOVE’ formerly ‘The Quest For Love described as: “…the most liberating book ever..” ~ now available on Amazon. He is also the author & producer of ‘The Awakening’. Ainsworth is the president of W.A.V.E. & The Global Love Institute. Please feel free to contact Ainsworth at thecosmicteacher@gmail.com.

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