Here is a Interestig Blog I came across, it coins a new term for the black ghetto, called "Blackistan" I found it rather deep and interesting. Have a read and leave a comment!
A BLACKISTANI EXPATRIATE
"By Clarissa Queen of the Pen Burton"
The Black Community continues to stand by with its hands covering its eyes, ears, and mouths as though that will negate all resemblances of nuclear destruction. I am a forever optimist; hoping the Black Community has reached as low as it possible can go. Just like a scorched forest, I hope to begin to see the seedling begin to poke through the ashes of destruction. I just do not want to think otherwise. It is too scary.
Many may find my optimism more of pessimism. However, I beg to differ. I call it realism with a sense of hope. Many living in Blackistan seem to be stuck in a lack of immobility. This is the inaction brought on by fear, intimidation (emotional, psychological, and spiritual). Constant news feeds about violent crimes, poor educational systems, the highest unemployment rates for minorities, unattractive Black Women, and more. These lies have permeated the airwaves; and Blackistan has gobbled up this sewage as though it is a gourmet meal.
Blackistan is described as:
Desperate situations require desperate actions; and that action called ESCAPING THE MADNESS is to saveYOUR LIFE! Just as the angel told Lot and his family to leave Sodom and Gomorra and NEVER look back, this message contains the same serious request. Run for your life and do not look back because if you decide to look back, your life might turn into a pillar of salt leaving you stuck forever in Blackistan.
As a fellow expatriate (S.C.) so eloquently stated:
Guilt and longing are two very human emotions that often blend into a desperate glue that keeps people stuck in situations they ought not to be in. Whether it is with family, friends or a prospective spouse, trust that small, smart voice inside of you which repeats the mantra you try to ignore: "This is destructive or dangerous. Let it go or get out."
Decent people feel guilty about pulling away from a relationship because "it will hurt the other person's feelings," and decent people just cringe at the idea of causing another emotional pain. That's nice, but guilt is a cue that what you're doing is wrong, not that what you're doing is something somebody else just doesn't want or like. There is no intent to hurt in this situation. There is only the intent to preserve one's own emotional and physical safety and/or well-being.
Longing is a natural condition - i.e., wanting something to be right and good because you've invested in it, and because it is a good thing to want: a great, happy, healthy, mutually fulfilling relationship is always a blessing. However, when that is clearly not the case, then withdrawing is the healthiest and, therefore, right thing to do. It is difficult for people to give up their dreams, but you have to remember that the dream is not the problem. The current object of that dream is the problem. Take your dream and plant it where it can actually grow well.
Remember, there is no growth without discomfort or outright pain. Consider growing pains of the emotional sort just a natural course of events as you mature, and make wise decisions.
Choose wisely; treat kindly. Treating kindly won't work if you haven't chosen wisely.
Freedom consists of more than physical freedom. It consists of freeing your mind of the shackles to enslave you to a community that does not have your best interests at heart. If drug dealers, gang bangers, poor education systems, and crabs-in-a-barrel folk are running violently in your neighborhood, it is time to re-evaluate why you are staying. If it is financial, find a way to align yourself with others who want to escape Blackistan, too. Your life literally depends on escaping.
Many non-Americans have escaped dictatorships and sought asylum in America. Their life histories are no different from those currently stuck in Blackistan. Just because you live in the United States, you may live in a dictatorship called Blackistan.
Life is beholden to our dreams. We can choose to dream big, small or not at all. We have options. As I stated earlier, I am an eternal optimist. I am also a Blackistan expatriate. I have found my freedoms: emotional, psychological, and spiritual. You can, too.
Now here is something for you to really think about and question yourself about!