5) You Neglect Your Own Mind, Body, and Soul
Blacks are dying at alarming rates from diseases that are preventable and curable: diabetes, heart disease, and stress. Yes, black people have had to learn to survive on less: less money, less food, less healthcare, less time, etc. But why don’t we develop healthy habits whenever we can, when there’s really nothing stopping use beyond or lack of willpower? It’s because we’re brainwashed. We’re taught to think “that’s how black folks eat.” We associate our culture and heritage with unhealthy foods and unhealthy proportions of those foods. Since we think blacks are naturally more curvy than whites, we don’t try to control our weight, and we criticize those who do. Because we think blacks are superhuman when it comes to dealing with stress and mental illnesses, we suffer needlessly from psychological turmoil, afraid to seek help because of the stigma that it holds in our communities. On top of all the violence, we slowly commit suicide. Yes, we’re all going to die anyway, but does that mean you put a bullet in your own head? So why would you put a disease in your own body?