Performed by Paul PR Robinson
Willie Lynch is the name of a British slave owner who allegedly delivered a speech on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. He gave a speech to teach his methods to slave owners how to keep the African American race in bondage by using trying to break the spirit of the black male, use fear, distrust and envy for control purposes.
The Willie Lynch speech has been known to be a myth but in today’s society within the African American and Urban communities the ‘Willie Lynch’ syndrome exist to this day. History shows the downward spiral of the love, the bond and the community that was once know among African Americans. I hope this is not true that we as a people have adapted the same mind-set as our oppressors to use against our own people to feel superior? I hope that we as a people do not separate ourselves into meaningless categories such as Light Skin Vs Dark Skin to feel smarter or entitled than the other. I hope that we don’t take our frustrations out on our brothers and sisters to the point where we take the life of the very person who looks like us ,have the same struggles as us.
I hope! I hope this isn’t true…
Miss, LIV PhillyBayBEEy