Colorism is back. In all its ugly forms. The shade of Black you are determines what level of acceptance you receive today. Many thought this had died after the 60’s but that was all covered up when the late multiculturalism convinced many among us that race no longer mattered. We all were safe now from the big, bad, white hooded, masked racists who terrorized Black people in old times.
But that was all a lie.
White people are evil creatures who inflict many mental wounds of people of color and I was thinking today of just how deep it reaches.
Malcolm X once asked: “Who taught you to hate yourself?” He highlighted this in this timeless speech in 1962.
The only reason this matters is because many Black people are psychologically programmed to hate themselves. Mental enslavement is a disease that can only be cured by self-love. You learn to love yourself from your parents.
At the end of the day, what you think of yourself is the only thing that matters. I’m honey-complexioned and don’t feel marginalized because of my skin tone. I do have female relatives who are dark-skinned, as we all do. Yes, I’ve witnessed firsthand how colorism impacts our people.
Black people are too concerned with what white people think of them and this is where the problem lies. Why does it matter to us what they think? A white person trying to dictate beauty standards on Black people is the equivalent of a cat trying to teach a dog how to bark. Their opinion should not even matter.
The ignorance that white people project on Black people is innately them projecting their own self-hatred onto us. What they demean about us, in truth, is knowing that Black people are what they can never be: THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF THIS PLANET.
Our Blackness is our blessing. Their white skin is a curse. That hate that Black skin because it is a constant reminder from the creator of who was created in HIS image.
White people are at negative birthrate right now. World wide, the white population will be cut in half in less than 35 years. This has caused fear of extinction in as little as 100 years. What does that say?
Our skin is melanated gold. Our brain and body can’t function without melanin. Melanin is the chemical key to life itself. It is the major organizing molecule for living systems.
We are the only beings on this planet that have the power to create another race–other races cannot do that.
The next time any white person tries to inflict their mental sickness onto you for having dark skin, remind them that it’s because of the component of that dark skin that created ALL LIFE.
What this says is the BLACK LIFE DOES MATTER because without out it; nothing would exist.
We are the world!