I Am African American

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    I May Be Black But I Like White Men.

    There I said it. I am into interracial relationships. It's not that I won't give black men a chance. Some are very attractive. But white men (and I'm sorry to say this) have priorty. Unless of course the black man is Tyrese Gibson. That is one sexy Motha Flucker. I'll have...
    lilskyy lilskyy
    18-21, F
    63 Responses Oct 18, 2007

    You Think You're White

    In English, we capitalize words that are important; for that, I am Black with a capital "B". In elementary, middle, and high school, I did not fit in with the other Black students and most of my friends were White.  I was teased by other Black students...
    brujis brujis
    18-21, F
    18 Responses Aug 13, 2007

    Some moron is always asking

    or commenting, "The Africans sold their own people into slavery !" I guess some people don't realize that just like there are different nationalities in Europe, there are different nationalities within the African continent. And not just different races. Different nationalities...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    My parents thought that it would be funny to

    raise me to be the whitest black boy in history. I've been going to a predominantly white school since the 4th grade and I live in Colorado (not too many people of color out here lol). So, it's gotten to the point where I have a lot more common interests with whites than I do...
    youngweez youngweez
    18-21, M
    19 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    Over 30 unarmed Black men killed by police this

    year. 1 armed white man kills 9 Black people in church apprehended ALIVE. I just through up.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    12 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    400 Years Free

    We was general & politicians before Obama’s office Before slavery, during & after; we had the knowledge Organized how we frolic What happened? How to break a man, Willy Lynch & friends way back when Ya’ll don’t want to hear it ‘cause they endured it but then again that...
    Sufri84 Sufri84
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2013

    The world recently lost two amazing

    and phenomenal women: the Poet Laureate Maya Angelou (1928-2014) and the renown actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee (1922-2014, widow of the late actor and civil rights activist Ossie Davis, 1917-2005)Both women believed one person CAN make a difference. And each of them...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Jun 15, 2014

    I am an African American.

    And I'm proud to be one. I love my people. We are so colorful and full of life. However. One factor that upsets me is when a fellow African American tells me " girl you are not black! You are white washed!" Why? Is it because I don't walk around using slang and talk in...
    ChelseyMonique ChelseyMonique
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 11, 2014

    It ENDS here. A couple of months ago,

    I deleted several friends (now former friends) from my facebook account. After I deleted them, I deactivated my account there. I am so sick and ******* tired of dealing with White people who believe racism is a thing of the past. I am sick and ******* tired of dealing with...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    I'm African American

    and I'm damn proud!
    pml94 pml94
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Oct 9, 2015

    And I love my skin!!!

    ! My melanin
    UnfriendlyBlackGirl UnfriendlyBlackGirl
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    "my Country 'tis Of Thee" ~ Abolitionist Verses (by A.g. Duncan, 1843)

    My country, 'tis of thee, Stronghold of slavery, of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Where men man’s rights deride, From every mountainside thy deeds shall ring! My native country, thee, Where all men are born free, if white’s their skin...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jan 23, 2013

    I love being black. Being African American in

    America is harder for most African-Americans but we always find a way to make one another laugh. Hopefully, we will truly live in a equal, post racial society.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 21, 2015

    Many say being African-American isn't hard.

    but what people do not understand the struggles in life that we go through . To my African-American family let's not tear each other down . let's bring each other up.
    maneaterss maneaterss
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    What Does This Mean?

    Does it mean I should listen only to music made by Blacks or African Americans? Should I play basketball, rap and dance? How about where weave, braids, dreadlocks? Should I be a gangster, or sassy with my fingers snapping? Or should it mean that I just happen to be Black, and...
    NorthWind NorthWind
    26-30, F
    11 Responses Dec 19, 2006

    I am proud of my hertiage

    and I love my skin color and Im thankful to be born into such a strong and powerful race.
    consciousQueenRBG consciousQueenRBG
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    "The black skin is not a badge of shame

    but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness" Happy Black History Month !
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    Say it loud... (well,

    not too loud) I'm black and I'm proud.
    DC313 DC313
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    Dolls Can Tell Secrets

          Dolls can tell secrets. I know this sounds crazy, but its true. When I was a kid I had alot of barbie dolls, most of them were white. I would sit happily in my room for hours talking to them and brushing their silkey hair. Then one day when I was four...
    joon joon
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 17, 2007

    The Port Chicago Incident(From BlackPast.

    org, contributor Michael Stolp-Smith)The Port Chicago Mutiny involved African American enlisted men in the U.S. Navy who refused to return to loading ammunition after a disastrous explosion at Port Chicago, California on July 17, 1944 that destroyed the Liberty ship SS E. A...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jan 6, 2016

    And regardless of the hate,

    I love my beautiful brown skin. I love the fact that my hair is natural. I love my small stomach and nice curves. I also love my beautiful African American men.
    Hteag Hteag
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    Say it Loud! I'm black

    and i'm proud!
    Lauraluvsyou Lauraluvsyou
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2015

    I'm Not An Angry Person, But...

    I realise I have a 'filter' through which I view the world, based on my life and experiences as a black person. It was more difficult than some, much less difficult than others, still I have little patience with people who wish I would forget the history behind being African...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    13 Responses May 27, 2012

    And sadly, the reason

    why movies like "Selma" are still relevant, and why we have to keep talking about it, is because some moron is always ready to ask, "Why isn't there a 'WHITE History Month' or 'historical WHITE colleges' ?" They quote Martin Luther King, Jr., without a clue about the times in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    An elderly Black lady at the bus stop said to

    me, "You look nice today, you must be going to a funeral or court.". I said, "I'm going to work.". She replied, "Oh, excuuuse me."...yeah, we been bamboozled.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses May 22, 2015

    And no matter how much hate is going on against

    my people, I will FOREVER be proud to be this. ✊✊
    DessyLove DessyLove
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2015

    My father thinks black women are worthless.

    My father is slowly trying to make us believe that black women are trash. Whenever a black woman comes on TV, my father calls her garbage, or trash. He says he would've never, ever gotten with a black woman. Mind you, he is black himself. He thinks white women are better. They're...
    duClo duClo
    18-21, T
    9 Responses Oct 9, 2012

    I am neither African

    nor American but I can't help but admire and appreciate the African American community for their strength, patience and wisdom. Reading their history and all the hardships they've faced always brings tears to my eyes. It saddens me that even today they face so much...
    righteouschica righteouschica
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2014

    To quote my baby sister,

    when a bully once tried to tell her she "wasn't black enough" (whatever the hell THAT ever means): "This ain't a club---you CAN'T kick me out. I'm black---as black as I need to be. DEAL with it."
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Oct 15, 2014

    "Behold The Star" ~ Morehouse/Spelman college

    choirs (this is an African American spiritual from their annual Christmas concert) Happy Holidays to all !!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    And proud to be so. But things are a bit crazy

    over here for us right more.well lets be honest its always been crazy for us but things are a bit different right now. The civil rights protests were a bit before my time but I've read about the protests. I've read about the times when my people came together, made a stand and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    Stacey Dash is so embarrassing.

    .. Can the Black Community officially disown her? She's better off being white.
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    Natural Hair

    Hey guys. I just wanted to share my story on accepting my natural hair. So I got my first relaxer when I was in the 5th grade. It was my graduation ceremony. I longed to look like the images of celebrities that I saw on tv, being to stupid and naive to know that they had wigs and...
    DanaHarrell DanaHarrell
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Apr 21, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2013

    Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal: A storied

    church in a historic city (CNN)The roots of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church run deep in Charleston and its history is one of perseverance in the face of racial hostility. It was borne of discrimination, burned to the ground in hate, and rose again. Now, a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2015
    Ro5e Ro5e
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    Yep, the US government is trying to make the

    killing of the African lion a federal offense. All the cops murdering Black folks, not so much.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    I love my black history.

    Embrace yourself
    FindingKiaraJ FindingKiaraJ
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2015

    The Skin Tone Battle

    I'm proud to be an African American, but there is something that I am not proud of that we as a people do. The whole light skin, brown skin, dark skin battle is ridiculous. Why do we need to hate one another over skin tone? It's so ignorant. Whether you're light, brown, or dark...
    PenelopeParfait PenelopeParfait
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jun 18, 2012

    I'm African American

    and I'm proud to say it.
    Hidden4eternity Hidden4eternity
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2014

    By African American, I mean

    that my ancestors were enslaved here in the United States. I'm sure that even far removed, there are still traces of African identity that lives on through traditions and perhaps even mannerisms. Although we have faced a lot of discrimination as a people, I wouldn't want to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 15, 2014

    They want us to kill ourselves.

    With liquor stores all over places with low property value, they really want us to kill ourselves. 92% of black people are killed by other black people because of the gentrification of our neighborhoods. They lower the property value of urban neighborhoods, move out the people...
    w1llkommen w1llkommen
    16-17, M
    6 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    A while back a few people misunderstood me

    and labeled me a sellout and an Uncle Tom . Why can't we as people (because we are people first black second ) just talk to each other , if something doesn't sound right why not just say "what do you mean when you say that ?" Or something of that nature . Before we can be one...
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    I've noticed that the majority of my black

    friends no longer care about how white people (mostly everyone non black) perceives us. We have nothing to be ashamed of or to prove. I always admired black power groups who rejected white supremacy and didn't allow the white washed world to cause them to hate their blackness...
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    Every time I complain about my hair,

    my mom's like, "Embrace your natural curls." But very time I walk around with an afro, my mom's like, "Fix your hair, it's looking really crazy." Something's not right here.
    justthat1girl99 justthat1girl99
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    Don't you just love it

    when 'mainstream' black people ask "why do you talk like that?" oh, so u wnt me to tlk lak ths? sorry, I like to actually be understood -_-
    CiaraCollin15 CiaraCollin15
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    Well, no I am not. I'm just black.

    I wasn't born in Africa and I've never been there either. Some of my ancestors were. And I say some because, I have other ancestors from Ireland and Greece. My family tree is almost like a garden. A lot of these ethnic phrases we use are just phrases. We're human.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    I am proud to be an African American woman.

    I wouldn't have it any other way.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    Am Not Ashamed to Be Who I Am

     Although there are times I feel alone, I accept who I am as an individual, independent of what others think of me. I am not ashamed of being African American simply because I AM NOT ASHAMED OF BEING ME!! I am not ashamed of being male because, for example, some other males...
    Tummie Tummie
    26-30, M
    28 Responses Jun 30, 2008

    Hello all. I wanted to know how you feel

    when you are labeled as light skin or dark skin. I can't stand it when other African Americans use this skin color thing to divide us even more. I will never claim light skin. I am Black!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    Am I the only one who gets discriminated by

    not only other races but my own.
    baltimoresadvocate baltimoresadvocate
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    One white man's head gets cut off in another

    country the U.S.Air force spends billions to bomb that country into the next stone age. Several Black men are gunned down in this country and everyone is urged to protest peacefully. When everyone does protest peacefully they are assaulted, pepper sprayed, beaten, and arrested...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2014
    cuteblackgirl12345 cuteblackgirl12345
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    Someone was free styling

    or whatever and he said, "I don't need a trap queen, I need a Melanin Monroe." I'm in love. Bless.
    LoadedGunn LoadedGunn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    I love being born of the black African culture.

    I've learn to appreciate our unique culture and our rich history. But if your Black Power movement involves putting other cultures down I cannot walk with you. If your interpretation of empowering the black culture is to demonize or even dehumanize everyone outside of our...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    2 non Black killers will be tried

    for mass murder, while dozens of unarmed Black men have been gunned down by police. It's not a cop problem it's a racist piece of **** problem.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 11, 2015

    "Hello mom?, I just got pulled over by a cop.

    If I get arrested.. I did NOT kill myself! I REPEAT, I DID NOT KILL MYSELF" -Sandra Bland.
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    Society tells the Black Community they have to

    support every movement out there (Gay movement, Feminism movement, vegan movement etc) just because it has individual Black members. However, no one tells other movements to support the Black Community since their movements have Black members, also.
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    Not Black Enough?

    I'm sure a lot of us have dealt with this, but shall we open the discussion of what is means to be Black? Biologically, it's merely due to the amount of melanin in our skin, making us darker than most people. Our facial features and bodily features vary as well, but mostly, are...
    StartingOvr18 StartingOvr18
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Dec 6, 2012

    Why Arent Blacks (or Afro Americans) Just As Focused About Our Planet Earth, As We Are About Our Civil Rights?

    Does caring about our civil rights mean that we cannot care as much about our planet Earth? I know that its hard being black/African American (or any other minority) in America. We're constantly fighting for equality, equal rights and pay, as well as many other things in America...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Aug 22, 2009
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