African American History Culture : What does it mean to be ‘black enough’? Three women explore their racial identities

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What does it mean to be ‘black enough’? Three women explore their racial identities


“What are you?’’’

“Are you adopted?”

“What are you mixed with?”

Many photos and stories submitted to “Historically Black,” The Washington Post Tumblr project, have touched on what it means to identify as a particular race and ethnic background. Throughout this project, multiple stories surfaced a theme that pointed to an ongoing internal and external conflict based on the societal criteria that deemed a person “black.” These stories identified the struggle to understand the judgment — by both black and non-black communities — based on the way one dresses, speaks and acts ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...omen-explore-their-racial-identities/?ref=yfp

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By Tauhid Chappell and Julia Carpenter October 24 at 11:14 AM


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Christmas tree topper, circa 2000, New Paltz, NY. Photo courtesy of Tucker family.

http://historicallyblack.tumblr.com/image/147003411298



 

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[QUOTE="Clyde C Coger Jr, post: 970148, member: 12718" In the Spirit of Sankofa,

What does it mean to be ‘black enough’? Three women explore their racial identities

“What are you?’’’

“Are you adopted?”

“What are you mixed with?”

Many photos and stories submitted to “Historically Black,” The Washington Post Tumblr project, have touched on what it means to identify as a particular race and ethnic background. Throughout this project, multiple stories surfaced a theme that pointed to an ongoing internal and external conflict based on the societal criteria that deemed a person “black.” These stories identified the struggle to understand the judgment — by both black and non-black communities — based on the way one dresses, speaks and acts ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...omen-explore-their-racial-identities/?ref=yfp

imrs.php


By Tauhid Chappell and Julia Carpenter October 24 at 11:14 AM


tumblr_o9qv7jGtwK1vux7uho1_500.jpg
Christmas tree topper, circa 2000, New Paltz, NY. Photo courtesy of Tucker family.

http://historicallyblack.tumblr.com/image/147003411298


/QUOTE]

What on Earth is going on Clyde, when even the people within the very organizations/ groups and individuals aspiring to lead our communities and countries forward in the 21st century our alleged luminaries/intelligent sia, are STILL so very obviously trapped in their alleged “BLACKNESS” as opposed to consciously embracing their African ethnicity in the 21st century?

Isn’t the truly critical factor here how WE consciously discern/view and label ourselves as opposed to how the rest of Humanity generally, the melanin deficient VERMIN [and their lackeys cohorts of varying ethnic origins/hues] specifically, who [continue to delude themselves that only they KNOW the WAY Humanity is meant to GO/GROW] have been decimating this planet and everything on it, for over 2000 years now, choose to tag us?

What about the fact that in every census to date of our community in the USA with regard to how we would like to label ourselves, African has beaten Coloured, Negro and Black by a considerable margin as a rationalization of the fact that we cannot be as specific as the Italians, Greeks and Germans etc with regard to which part of [the African continent we originate from] our original home, we’re from?

Aren't the majority of “Black Studies/Black History/Black Culture courses virtually useless if the people constructing them are genuinely unaware of the fact that language is the operating system of the human brain/CPU in a similar manner to Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 is for computers; which is why doesn't one have to be so consciously selective with regard to how it is used to disseminate uplifting TRUTHS/KNOWLEDGE as opposed to the current onslaught of very poisonous negativity to all of our people in general, our youth/future/specifically are STILL being forced to ingest in the 21st century?

It is not too late, is it, for the African collective in the USA, UK, the rest of the Diaspora and Africa with regard to being far more carefully selective with regard to the language we utilize to describe ourselves, with ALL of our programmes going out as African Studies/History/ Culture Lecture Series with regard to the African experience from an African perspective, thus at least starting out on the right foot as opposed to continuing to inject very easily avoidable negativity/rubbish as standard, into the minds of the people we’re aspiring to uplift?

I am not just being pedantic Clyde, this is very very important as underlined by the glitzy looking Black Cultural Archive opened in Brixton/South London [June 2014] not being the African Cultural Archive [THEY must just be laughing at us when even our alleged intelligentsia/elite are genuinely so totally baffled and confused]; in that my/this rationale isn’t ROCKET SCIENCE, is it?


Isn’t ANYONE who genuinely believes they are not programmed
graphically illustrating that their programming is COMPLETE?
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What on Earth is going on Clyde, when even the people within the very organizations/ groups and individuals aspiring to lead our communities and countries forward in the 21st century our alleged luminaries/intelligent sia, are STILL so very obviously trapped in their alleged “BLACKNESS” as opposed to consciously embracing their African ethnicity in the 21st century?

Isn’t the truly critical factor here how WE consciously discern/view and label ourselves as opposed to how the rest of Humanity generally, the melanin deficient VERMIN [and their lackeys cohorts of varying ethnic origins/hues] specifically, who [continue to delude themselves that only they KNOW the WAY Humanity is meant to GO/GROW] have been decimating this planet and everything on it, for over 2000 years now, choose to tag us?

What about the fact that in every census to date of our community in the USA with regard to how we would like to label ourselves, African has beaten Coloured, Negro and Black by a considerable margin as a rationalization of the fact that we cannot be as specific as the Italians, Greeks and Germans etc with regard to which part of [the African continent we originate from] our original home, we’re from?

Aren't the majority of “Black Studies/Black History/Black Culture courses virtually useless if the people constructing them are genuinely unaware of the fact that language is the operating system of the human brain/CPU in a similar manner to Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 is for computers; which is why doesn't one have to be so consciously selective with regard to how it is used to disseminate uplifting TRUTHS/KNOWLEDGE as opposed to the current onslaught of very poisonous negativity to all of our people in general, our youth/future/specifically are STILL being forced to ingest in the 21st century?

It is not too late, is it, for the African collective in the USA, UK, the rest of the Diaspora and Africa with regard to being far more carefully selective with regard to the language we utilize to describe ourselves, with ALL of our programmes going out as African Studies/History/ Culture Lecture Series with regard to the African experience from an African perspective, thus at least starting out on the right foot as opposed to continuing to inject very easily avoidable negativity/rubbish as standard, into the minds of the people we’re aspiring to uplift?

I am not just being pedantic Clyde, this is very very important as underlined by the glitzy looking Black Cultural Archive opened in Brixton/South London [June 2014] not being the African Cultural Archive [THEY must just be laughing at us when even our alleged intelligentsia/elite are genuinely so totally baffled and confused]; in that my/this rationale isn’t ROCKET SCIENCE, is it?


Isn’t ANYONE who genuinely believes they are not programmed
graphically illustrating that their programming is COMPLETE?
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All very good points with which I agree. And yes, our deep African ancestry and culture should weight heavier than our blackness.

In fact, even White folk, on a small scale, are now calling themselves Africans.

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