This Friday I would just like to say truly embrace who you are...being Black is great!
It is such a honor when your culture becomes something that other people want to make their own. It is truly amazing when people become upset when they are not able to be apart of what you have.
For years there have been words, clothes, sayings, music, and inventions that others would love to be able to claim. In a lot of instances many of them have been taken away from us and hidden from the masses about where they really come from. We have allowed our culture to be stripped and ripped for years. We have complained and hollered, but still it continues to happen all of the time.
So what still shocks me is the amount of screams and hollers from the other side????
Yesterday I asked, "Is it appropriate for Blacks to be able to sing the song 'My President's Black'?"
A lot of people from other races have been complaining that it is not appropriate and they would not be able to say "My President's White".
And we all know that so many races do not understand why we are able to use the word Nigga and they are not.
Here is the reality: In this crazy country you say is built to give equality to all, well....it hasn't really lived up to what it said it would. We have went so many years without a number of rights that other races have. You want to be able to use our slang and sing the songs we sing? Like Chris Rock stated, lets trade places.
You be Hip Hip...we will raise taxes, live in better homes, have better jobs, go to better schools, have 43 times where the President looks like us, and still come out on top...even during a recession.
You use the word nigga and scream that your President is White at the top of your lungs. We will sit on the other side and cry while sitting in our nice Mansions in the suburbs.
The point is you are complaining about not being able to use things that in the grand scheme of things means nothing compared to all of the millions of things that we have been denied for years. Please try and walk a mile in our shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So whether or not we should even say some of these things (that's another topic), let us be happy about the few things that we have left to claim of our own. Let us continue to create moments that we can be proud of without you complaining about not being apart of it. Try asking to embrace some of the things in our culture that have a lot more meaning.
I believe that at the end of the day we should all be equal. But until it is an even playing field and all men are truly given the same rights...then I say
"My President's Black"
Go Rap music
No one on the corner has swagger like us
Jack and Jill
Friday's Top Way to Keep Up: Embrace who YOU are, respect other people's culture, and just live your life with out worrying about others.
Don't be afraid to celebrate who you are because you are worried about what others might say.
Every culture has their own traditions and practices. We should all be able to enjoy this world together without complaining what the other has as long we all can enjoy the basic neccessaties of life. (And right now you still deny us a few of those..give us those first and we will share our "words" with you)
Come on everyone...KEEP UP!
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