WHO AM I  

rm_kaolack4 63
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8/22/2006 4:44 am
WHO AM I


Many people (Europeans/ Whites, African Americans; especially women), don't know who we are (people, who are called, Black men). I would like to take this opportunity to express to those, who we are.
WHO AM I?
AM I A BLACK MAN?
NO. THE ONLY THING BLACK IN COLOR ON MY BODY IS MY HAIR. MY SKIN IS THE COLOR OF BROWN.
AM I AN AFRICAN AMERICAN?
NO. TO BE AN AMERICAN, YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE TO BE AN AMERICAN. I WASN'T GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE. I WAS TAKEN FROM MY HOMELAND, BOUND AND CHAINED, BROUGHT TO A NEW LAND, AND FORCED INTO SERVITUDE. WHERE THIS ATTITUDE STILL PERSIST, TODAY.
AM I A NIGGER/NIGGA?
NO. I AM AS EDUCATED, AS ANY OTHER PERSON ON THIS EARTH, AND HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES. NOT LAZY, AND NEVER HAVE BEEN.
AM I A BOY?
NO. I WAS A BOY, WHEN I WAS UNDER EIGHTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE LAW. I'M NOW A MAN.
HOWEVER, I AM A MAN OF AFRICAN DESCENT, WHO LIVES IN AMERICA, WHO WAS BROUGHT TO THIS LAND IN CHAINS, WITH IDENTITY AND HERITAGE STOLEN FROM ME, AND FORCED TO ACCEPT THE IDENTITY OF MY SLAVEMASTERS. GIVEN HIS NAME, AND HIS HERITAGE, AND EXPECTED TO ACCEPT THIS HERITAGE, AND NONE OTHER. UNFORTUNATELY, MOST OF US STILL ACCEPT THIS MENTALITY. HOWEVER, A SMALL NUMBER OF US, ARE TAKING THE TIME AND ENERGY, TO GET TO KNOW ARE TRUE ROOTS, SO WE CAN TEACH OUR CHILDREN, AND THEIR CHILDREN.
NOTE; I, REPRESENTS, US AS A PEOPLE.

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