Forever Black Effusion
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I love the man at the end, because I myself am Scottish, Irish, Italian, Austrian, Norwegian, American. I know, pretty boring. That’s just who I am.
I’ve been thinking of getting my DNA tested so that I can add some more culture to the list. But then I realized that it doesn’t matter too much as we are all Spirit Children of our Heavenly Father and Mother, created in their perfect image!
In all honesty though, as a “white man,” I long for some people of color in my lineage. I suspect there are many out there like me, just too shy to admit it!
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for commenting, Joe! You know what? My unscientific belief is that anyone born in America after, say, the 1700s, is mixed with some kind of European and African heritage with a twist of something else. My wife can trace Portuguese along her father’s side (she traces family roots), ,and she’s from the Caribbean. I love how you say, “…we are all Spirit Children of our Heavenly Father and Mother, created in their perfect image…” That pretty much sums it up!
Thanks Brother! Man I hope your right! That would be another reason to be proud to be American. If not one of the best reasons!
Yes, and that’s one of the things that can make this place a “true” melting pot. I can’t hate you because we’re from the same family, and you can’t hate me because of the same reasons. We have to get along because families stick together! Good talking to you, and can’t wait to read more on your blog (hint, hint!).
Yes, yes, yes and Amen Brother! Well said. It seems so simple, but we let ourselves get led astray by “differences” that are so subtle when compared to our common origin! Thank the Lord, Our Father, I love OUR family!
Thank you for your comment about my blog… Man I gotta get back to it… too caught up in “the thick of thin things.” God Bless
This is very interesting. I am always curious about afro latinos. The latinos who I know have African blood don’t even want to be black. Go figure.
Mary! Hello, it’s good to hear from you. Some folks don’t like certain aspects of themselves or their roots, so they look to minimize those things and embrace other things that will become a priority to them. Truth is truth, though. You can’t escape your roots LOL
I remember a fellow in college who was from PR and swore to the high heavens that he was white and avoided people darker than him like the plague. Fortunately, there was a wise man on campus who showed the fellow his roots and how important they were in him becoming a proud Puerto Rican. The fellow changed bit by bit over the next two years until he started wearing beaded bracelets, started eating more cultural food, and increasing his peer circle. I even saw him wear a dashiki!
On the other hand, I know of a woman as dark as Wesley Snipes, from Panama, and insisted she wasn’t black. Everyone thought she was either crazy or self-hating (might have been both).
Truthfully, it’s bigger than “being black.” It’s acknowledging your roots and not hating everything that comes from Africa. Society has brainwashed us to the point where black embodies everything evil and white epitomizes goodness. There really is no black and white: it’s a smokescreen, a tool of division. There’s one race—the human race.
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