In America there has been a growing out cry for equality, such as equal pay for women, better job opportunities for minorities, immigration reform for Latino’s and so forth, but does equality blur the lines of specified roles and the responsibility that accompany those roles. We are all equal as human beings, but why is their a need to work like a man, or dress like a woman ? The role of women for instance has changed, and perhaps consideration should be given to the issue of women’s equal pay, but at the same time particularly in minority communities, African American women are running the home and there is no dedicated man acting in the role of a husband or father in these homes. Doesn’t this suggest a blurring of the lines, the boundaries cannot be established behind such cries for equality. Men what to do what women are doing and women what to do what men are doing and this seems to create chaos for communities that have a long history of instability with the American upward societal mobility structure.
Where do we draw the line ? At what point are the roles defined ? If equality today means I want the same powers, pay, legal status, economic power as the next person, what should we do? Rather than live our lives fractured, we march, we sing, we write, we speak up. out and on “Equality” . But, our cry should be further studied as it pertains to the generations coming after us. In minority communities, African American women often hostile to solid male leadership sighting they don’t agree, or they reasoning for their decisions is based on how long they’ve had to go at life alone. Meanwhile, back at the ranch we are witnessing the outcomes of boys being raised with no respect for women, no honor among authority and most certainly a void in fulfilling what was 50 years ago defined as as mans role in the home or workplace. Young African American boys will be fighting a uphill battle in decades to come, because their world is shaped of voices around a variety of cry’s on conflicting topics and these messages are most assuredly going to be disseminated from a singular point of view since 72% of the African America homes prove women rule.
Equal we are in theory, the human experience certifies that, we bleed the same color, we breath the same air, we reproduce other humans. But the practicality of equality is relative to the roles we play in life. Our children want equality, why tell their brother yes and not tell them yes, why does he have a game and I have a computer. At some point the roles defined in the argument of equality have to come back into play or else we will continue to have more than equal trouble on our hands throughout our cultures. The Gay and Lesbian communities cry for equal rights to marry and to share the same benefits on both state and federal levels as heterosexual couples enjoy, but whose to say that 50 or 100 years from now other fractions of our society that hover around the less than perfect norm will push their agenda as being unequal ? For example, the marijuana debate has gain so much ground in is vastly becoming a norm of acceptance, but few argue the consequences or moreover the responsibilities implementing the so called benefits of smoking “Weed” has in a society which could some day see its legal from all fronts.
It is important to note the arguments we make in our cultures around the globe carry both pros and cons, both consequences and rewards, and they have either negative or positive effects and in some cases both. The relevance of our messaging in music, political rhetoric, religious fellowships must not continue to blur the lines of human responsibility to the communal and family structure. Equality is relative to the roles we play in life. We cannot all have what we want when we want because we simply want to, and assuredly if everyone wants to do or have what the other person has just to score points and to escape another reality, it begs for a greater investigation as to why we were created equal in theory in the first place. We cannot get bored with the way foundational dynamics are suppose to be and begin exploring inverted points of view to prove a point, there must be a legacy of consistency and evolutionary concepts.
Marcus Salette is CEO of SIBN Television and Radio powered by SaletteUSAtv http://415-96Radio.com