The I Am Not Black Enough RuleOkay so let me get this straight... If I listen to all kinds of music, I dress a certain way, I date outside my race, I talk proper, I have a small figure, I have good hair, I watch all kinds of movies, I don't wrap my hair up or wear curlers at night, I am not "ghetto".... This means that I am not "black enough"? Really? Who came up with this rule? Exactly when did this become an issue? Who said blacks have to live a certain lifestyle or like certain things in order to be "black enough"? Where is it written that blacks have to "act black" in order to be "black enough"?
What about ancestry DNA results? The proof is on the paper. Honestly, I don't understand why we have to give an explanation about what makes us "black enough". Should it really be anyone's business to discuss our background with anybody? I agree that we be proud of where we come from. But it shouldn't define us as far as who we are as human beings. We are all different.
This whole dark skinned, light skinned rival is getting old. Its a small world, people. You never know. We could be related. Why hate? It doesn't make sense to me. There is only one race we all have in common and that is human race. Who cares about the color of our skins? We are all people. Yes, color is beautiful. But we don't always look at its beauty. We are too busy pointing out what a person does or how they live their lives. And people are judged because of the color of their skin. When does it end? How about we all start by looking at the good of people. How about we start today? I am enough. We are all enough. Fine just the way we are. Nobody's perfect. And I am sure that if you look up African American/Black in the dictionary, it won't say anything about you have to listen to certain kinds of music, dress a certain way, talk a certain way, etc. Think about it. Lets discuss this.
Inherownwords 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 Jan 10, 2013