I’m Black, I’m Beautiful, I’m Proud!

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I say I’m black because that is how I identify myself. It’s just that simple. I say I’m beautiful because for many years in my childhood, I thought I was ugly. No one ever said I was, but how I was treated, discriminated against because of my skin color, the diversity of my hair, even the scar on my forehead, made me feel that way. I say that I’m proud because I now has self pride, not in a conceited way but in a healthy, respectful toward others of all different cultures, way. I don’t hold myself above anyone, but I won’t be put down by anyone either. I love who I am, who God made me to be. I want to enjoy every minute of it.

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  • christopherallen

    great message, thanks

  • barry irving

    ..Great to hear, but you should know that Black is a color based term that has a time clock that is running out. We are officially African American or African Diaspora…Black as a term used to counter White and express positivity against the negative stereotype…is still a competitive, color caste term. It is used ambiguously and can mean culture, race, tribe / ethnicity or nationality. The problem is that is used without context.

    …Blackness is personal and used in the world is as exclusive as White, albeit in a different way. We are moving towards African American overall because it gives us that context historically in the modern Global community…we all came from somewhere…it wasn’t a crayon box!

 

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