Tuesday, August 21, 2007
CAN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY GET CONTROL OF THE SPREAD OF AIDS
Article original wrote back on Sunday, August 26, 2007.
Well, for what it is worth I decided to add my two cents to the subject, "On the down low." It is no secret that AIDS is far out of proportion in the African American communities and even on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). There must be a reason why this is so. I was the first one that pointed out that the revolving door in and out of the prison system was the leading factor. But, that still doesn't explain why this out of proportion also exists on HBCUs.
That means there must be a culture factor involved. Many believe it is how the African American community defines homosexuality. The general mainstream assumption is that anyone participating in a homosexual act is a homosexual, but that is not what many minority men believe. A great many minority men view homosexuality basically in the same light as masturbation. They view the act in terms of dominant or submission or driver or receiver.
They believe that as long as they are in the dominant role and doing the driving their manhood is not at issue or threatened. They feel they are only acting like a squirrel as long as it is kept secret. Whereas, it is only the one that is in the submissive and receiving role that makes one a homosexual. As a writer I'm not deciding anything, I'm just trying to shine as much light as possible on the true mindset.
To get at the AIDS problem, you first need to understand what people are really thinking. The fact is, it boils down to the same old saw, that is permissive sexual behavior and loose morals. Men have in the past and will always try to get easy sex from whoever will give it up. So, the ultimate AIDS solution lies with the women in this country. Women need to stop giving up all of this easy unobligated sex, period. And I put the entire blame on why they won't keep their legs cross on the welfare state.
Before the welfare state a woman needed and depended on men for survival and there was no way most was going to give up their number one bargaining chip without a commitment of some sort
Back before we had a super big government sugar daddy provider, very few African American women would give up easy sex without an obligated commitment, and even then he had to be of sound character. Back then If a suitor wouldn't go to church and clean up his act, it was "Her way or the highway," and she had a strong dad or brother that would kick butt to back her up. My solution as always gets the government the hell out of the family provider business.
Now because of the vast improvement of new drug we don’t hear much about AIDS anymore but still that don’t mean it’s gone away. There is still no cure and taking what is called a cocktail of drugs is no easy burden on the stomach for some.
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