The AIDS "Conspiracy"
The Washington Post's Jabari Asim had a good piece the other day about African-Americans and the various AIDS conspiracy theories. He leaves us with this wonderful nugget:
For argument's sake, let's say that AIDS was indeed created in a laboratory specifically to kill African-Americans. Wouldn't continuing to engage in multiple sexual relationships -- avoiding condoms all the while -- merely aid and abet our would-be murderers? I'm tempted to think that any group that wanted to do away with African-Americans would soon conclude that an organized campaign would be a waste of time and resources. Thoughtless self-destruction is apparently a task we can handle on our own. (WP)We African-Americans, like Americans in general, think the world revolves around us. We think so highly of ourselves we delude ourselves into thinking it takes an army of CIA scientists crafting a deadly disease to take us down when all it takes is the simple devaluation we already give to each Black life implicitly. The Man can rest easy, our eyes are on the bling playa.