Being Called Black = Being Called a N***er [Reflection/Blog]

Being Called Black = Being Called a N***er [Reflection/Blog]

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After doing some reading up on Black History I will no longer consider myself as a Black human being. I am African American. After reflecting on the actual meaning of the word black (vs the word white which is usually synonymous with clean and/or pure), I feel being called Black may be more detrimental to African Americans than being called a N***er.

From birth we are called Black or referred to as Black People. But should we allow ourselves to be defined by the below definition?

Definition of Black according to Dictionary.com:

1. lacking hue and brightness; absorbing light without reflecting any of the rays composing it.
2. characterized by absence of light; enveloped in darkness: a black night.
3. soiled or stained with dirt: That shirt was black within an hour.
4. gloomy; pessimistic; dismal: a black outlook.

I/We are none of the above.

If you still do not understand where I’m coming from insert any of the below words in front of the word “People” (i.e. “Dirty” People).

Synonyms
1. dark, dusky; sooty, inky; swart, swarthy; sable, ebony. 4. dirty, dingy. 5. sad, depressing, somber, doleful, mournful, funereal. 7. disastrous, calamitous. 9. sinful, inhuman, fiendish, devilish, infernal, monstrous; atrocious, horrible; nefarious, treacherous, traitorous,

I would even go as far to say that the “N” word can be inserted in to the above list of synonyms.

I would even go as far to say that the “N” word can be inserted in to the above list of synonyms.

I’M NOT BLACK I’M AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND WILL NO LONGER BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEGATIVE IMAGERY AROUND THE WORD BLACK. Secretly my/our psyche is being poisoned by this word.

SO ARE YOU BLACK?

BLACK HISTORY 2013

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