Thursday, June 30, 2005

I'm black and i have indian in me too

last night kasai and i got on this discussion, when i told her that sometimes my skin looks a little red. she agreed. then i made the comment that don't you hate when people say, i got indian in me oh and that right there started it off.

she so agreed. thats one of the most annoying things. who cares if you have indian in you, i'm sure you have some italian, greek, jewish, and scandianvian (sp?) in you for all i know. but you special because your great-great grandma (5plus) was married to an indian, you think that counts.

and even if it did. so. you still black. are you not proud to just be black? having some indian in you makes you what? tooo good to be black? or makes you feel better that you don't completly have to be black? is black not beautiful.

remember the rule ONE ounce and you are black. you ain't indian to know body but ya self. it sad that just being black isn't good enough. one feels the need to say i'm black and indian. thats cool if mama is indian or daddy or even maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents [choose one]. but if ya mama black and ya daddy black. guess what you black. no indian needed.

we are so fixated on the fact that black is at the bottom of the rung that we can't even be happy with the fact that we need to be proud. you want to embrace your native american roots when its convient. to impress, to make yourself feel better whatever it may be, but truth is you don't get down with the native american struggle do you?

probably don't know anything about their culture. because your culture is the black culture. because you are black.

i was going to go on and on, but i will cut this short. i will say that if you are not comfortable being just black than you are not comfortable with self. don't feel the need to impress people. accept yourself. as a black american, or whatever nationallity.

but again this is just my IMO...


At 11:56 AM, Blogger intellifreak said...

I have to say this...but your nephew Jaylen has such good hair... just kidding!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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