Black People : what does it mean to be black?

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Christiana, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Christiana

    Christiana Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    WA
    Ratings:
    +2
    Right now I am on a journey of self discovery of what it really means to be black? Is a person black because of the color of their skin? or is it also a state of mind? The way a person walks, talks, or stands for?
     
  2. Edward Williams

    Edward Williams Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    870
    Likes Received:
    58
    Occupation:
    Produce Justice
    Location:
    Right here!
    Ratings:
    +58
    On your journey the only question that really matters is what does it mean to be a black person to you. When you ask other people what it means to be a black person and you accept what they in part or in whole as to what it means to you...you are actually using what it means to them to be a black person, not what it means to you to be a black person.

    If you want to know what it means to you to be a black person the answer to that question has to come from you. And you can't lie to yourself if you want to know the truth about what it means to you. I can attempt to help you find out what that means to you only by asking you questions that you must answer truthfully. If you would like my assistance we will walk through all areas of people activity to find out. Those areas of people activity are Economics, Education, Entertainment, Labor, Law, Politics, Religion, Sex and War.

    The first question on the list of questions is;

    Are you a "black person"?
     
  3. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,284
    Likes Received:
    100
    Occupation:
    HR/Finance
    Ratings:
    +103
    Hello Christiana :wave:

    Welcome to destee.com! I cant think of many who are more qualified than Edward Williams to assist you on your quest. In addition, enjoy perusing the forums, lots of information there - and I hope to read of your progress!

    :heart:
    Zulile
     
  4. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,484
    Likes Received:
    711
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    The Meek !Shall! Inherit the Earth.
    Location:
    StreetNationEarth: Seattle
    Ratings:
    +745
    Welcome, Neighbor!!

    i've been here since before the space needle was, and i feel that that is a really tricky question around here, more so now than in years gone by!

    what part of wa are you in?
     
  5. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    3,284
    Likes Received:
    100
    Occupation:
    HR/Finance
    Ratings:
    +103
    (hey! I spent some years in Oly! :) )
     
  6. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2001
    Messages:
    34,787
    Likes Received:
    8,982
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    betwixt and between
    Ratings:
    +9,680
    Christiana ... Hello and Welcome ... :wave:

    Thanks for joining us and sharing!

    Since you are on a journey of "self discovery" ... i'm wondering ... what does "being Black" mean to you?

    Do you consider yourself Black, and if so, why?

    Again, thanks for joining us, and please make yourself at home, because you are!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  7. yohance

    yohance Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2
    Hi Christiana. Although we have a common link between us because we share African ancestry within our DNA, the ultimate black experience is your own experience. You live in your skin 24x7x365 from birth to the grave, and nobody is better qualified to tell you about the black experience other than yourself.
    I've been a black man for 23 years and nobody is better qualified to tell me about myself than ME.

    ;)
     
  8. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    5,447
    Likes Received:
    840
    Occupation:
    The~rapist
    Location:
    In the fantasy of Afreekan Unity
    Ratings:
    +843
    My thoughts are reflected here.
    Thanks for Sharing!

    M.E.
    :hearts2:
     
Loading...