How do you wear your skin colour? Like a badge of honour that you are proud of? Or as a burden that you abuse every chance you get? I'm proud to be Black and I'm always aware of the fact! It's nothing to be ashamed of, but lots of other Blacks I see don't seem to feel it the way I do. Why is that? Why, for instance, whenever there is an incident with the police and a brother/sister gets arrested you always hear the immortal phrase: "It's because I'm black". Why is it that in a negative situation the issue of being Black always seem to come up? And why is it that in other positive situations you never really hear a thing about being Black? For instance, I generally hear people who've been for job interviews explain away their failure to land the job with: "Oh, I didn't get it because I'm black." Or out on the road a Black motorist will say: "I got pulled over because I'm Black." When will I hear the words: "I got the job, because I stayed optimistic and I had my strong Black pride!" We shouldn't hide behind negativity by using the fact that we are Black. Being black is a wonderful thing and I love it and I ain't gonna allow myself to be lowered by white (or any other colour) folks just because of my skin colour.