The third negro revolution is coming; I can feel it in my bones!
To the predominantly white children that I work with at Country Parkway Elementary School—-Mr. Lew is the closest thing to so-called black culture that they might ever come in contact with.
Nonetheless, Mr. Lew is not just Mr. Lew—but instead, an idea, a representation, and pontification of the cascade of everything black in contemporary America; the bad and the good. However, given this countries racial historiography, one can almost hypothesize the pathology of which the children of Country Parkway has come to know black culture; in a negative and incompetent fashion.
For instance, because of the media’s presentation of black-exceptionalism, Mr. Lew, in the little blue eyes of his children is, stuck on the inter-personal latitude of just being an athlete, angry black man, the happy-negro, entertainer, coon, and much more. The sad duality is that Mr. Lew is more than just the social depictions of blackness in pseudo pop-culture and mainstream secularism’s.
Mr. Lew is a writer, a philosopher, a poet, aspiring cinematographer, and much more.
Churches need to stop lying to themselves when they say they want more young people in their congregations. Churches really don’t want young people—-lets be honest, because young people represent change; which happens to be the six letter word that churches fear more than the devil.
Young people would rock the foundation of churches (metaphorically speaking), with their openness to new ideas and alternative way of life. Young adults are wanted in all institutions because they are unafraid to try new things, bend the rules, and question the status quo. The latter implies that if churches welcomes young people into their religionist institutions, then churches would have to also accept homosexuality, womens rights, and accountability for pedophilia. you, a millennial, would you accept old men molesting small children??
Although, I would like to be naively optimistic, I know that churches are not ready to contemplate the above aforementioned. because if they did, then they would no longer be based on tradition. if young people are rolling and strolling in and out of churches, mosques, or synagogues; that particular institution would be forever changing as well. which brings us around the corner of the thesis–“young people represent change; which happens to be the six letter word that churches fear more than the devil.”
In conclusion, old and new does not stay married together for long—soon, the latter would have to decouple the former because he or she is too radical and forever evolving.