“I’ve got Indian in my family“…We all have known this person. You made the mistake of complimenting their hair and you got this response. You looked at them quizzically and then just chose to walk away…not saying what you really were thinking. The sad truth here is that only 5% of African Americans can claim Indian ancestry and the hard truth here is that there were Indian tribes that owned slaves.
What I have been noticing for quite some time are the number of Black people who seem to think that it’s some badge of honor to tell people that they are mixed with Chinese, Russian, and Black. Really? Say something in Chinese or Russian then. And are you African American, African or Jamaican when you say Black? It becomes like a game of Guess.
So many Black people have developed such a low self-esteem complex, they need to attach themselves to a group of people that they esteem in order to feel good about themselves. Subliminally, it’s like they are saying…’I’m almost white.’ And they know it. I’m not going to spare anyone’s feelings.
Let’s just be real: many people of mixed race know that being biracial is like being in a secret society; they have access to both sides. They operate covertly but for those who are discerning, it’s very clear they know exactly what they are doing when they say the things they say.
Today on Black Twitter, there was a young biracial lady who posted a picture of herself and labeled it, Black, Russian, and Czech. I responded, “People who need to dissect their ancestry have low self-esteem. Does a proud lion need to call itself a tiger?” I’m waiting for the response.
There are some Black people who actually feel that biracial people are more attractive and I guess those who are of this lineage, will try to play the race car to their advantage, using both sides to win favor and acceptance, but in regards to African Americans, it is a scary tactic of Divide and Conquer extending from the global system of White Supremacy, that is consciously used as a weapon to further oppress Black people from loving themselves. The system of White Supremacy must destroy the one thing that threatens its white genetic survival: US. It’s psychological warfare. They want us to hate ourselves in order to negate Black love and unity.
And I’m just waiting to see what happens when you raise Black children to believe they have been extended White Privilege because one parent happens to be white. The real world is waiting for them. For such people, I dare them to ask those white people what they say when Black people aren’t around.
When you hear biracial people trying to up their ancestry mixtures, they’re talking in code to white people (validating their white supremacy) and us (demeaning the part of them they secretly hate). Saying, ‘I’m mixed is just another way to say: I’M NOT BLACK!
It’s up to us to call them out and not be concerned if they are offended.
Self-respect is more powerful than any nuclear weapon.