Last week, while on Facebook, there was an article by Bossip regarding how some Black celebrities deny their blackness.
You know, I’m so tired of the low self-esteem in some Black people who seem to think by denying their African roots, this will ingratiate them to white folks, who frankly, wouldn’t hesitate to put a bullet in any one of them, granted, we all look alike and are considered guilty before proven innocent, even while out shopping.
As many of you here, I have had the displeasure of encountering these type of people. It’s always very interesting how even white people or those guilty of this behavior, try to deflect responsibility–throwing the ball back into the court at Black people, but their statements, typically, are always ignorant and presumptive. As well as their condescending attitude to infer that number one, Black people are not educated about what I’m speaking of. This is what Black people talk about when in discussions about white people: it’s their ARROGANCE and ATTITUDE to assess that because we are speaking about things we have experienced, of course, we have to be hallucinating, as if, per usual, they, wouldn’t dare act in such a way. This is what’s called, Cognitive Dissonance. And at my age, I’m quite sure by now, I know what I’m experiencing and can translate those interactions intellectually, particularly to those, who insist on looking at life through rose-colored glasses.
African Americans with mono-racial parents aren’t concerned with people who can’t make up their mind about their identity. Frankly, I’ve always felt superior to white people–as most of the African Americans I grew up around. Africans have the purest Homo-Sapien genes (Modern Humans) than all other races. Thus, those who do not understand genetics; literally, are embracing the sad fact of being genetic defects when you claim to be “mixed”. There are only 3 distinct races on this earth. Most humans have what is called multi-cultural ancestry, but if 75-80% of you is African, you look like a fool, when you can’t understand that what you claim is not going to free you from the sting of racism. The bottom line: it’s just a chic way to hide your blackness (from which all races emanated).
White Power is real and don’t act like you can’t see that.
This topic was started to generate responses. And as I scanned some, it is clear who is guilty of the behavior. Denying one’s self is the ultimate betrayal of your humanity. To be dehuminized to the point; one has to list the ingredients of their ancestry, as is done on a cereal box, is just absolute lunacy. No one cares if you’re mixed with Irish, Italian, Greek, Russian, et al! The bottom line is that for those who have a Negro/Black parent; and know it, trying to claim a heritage that you have not been socialized into, is just a clever way some biracials play the race card: they’re not really Black, however, claiming the status of a minority, ensures them certain benefits; but conveniently, they aren’t giving up the White Privilege they’ve inherited by proxy either.
As a proud African American woman, I am giving my blessing to these type of people–and holding the door to the nearest>>>>>EXIT! You are welcome to be what your are–keep us out of it!