minorities are quick to cry for sympathy when it comes to racist related issues, but are also quick to demand equal opportunity and look to prosper in America.
which is it going to be, do you want racial segregation, or not? if you want to honor your ancestry and have nothing to do with white culture, go build yourself a longhouse, put on some bear skins and paint your face with red ochre, dump your cell phone, cancel your internet and television services, do away with your flashy jewelry, and have a dandy old time singing by the campfire and telling ghost stories.
everything you know, have, and love today is because 'white man' introduced you to it, and even though at first it may have been for the wrong reasons, you we're born into a civilized world full of ethnic diversity and acceptance, and people need to get over the whole 'sympathy for something that happened hundreds of years ago' bullshit and enjoy where they live and the opportunities that they have.
shit, black people were introduced into the new world first as slaves, treated as animals, dehumanized, and to be used solely for their muscle, and then later as the topic of public humiliation and mockery through minstrelsy, but it takes baby steps. in my opinion, minstrelsy marked the creation of an african american identity, again, at first for the wrong reasons, but you have to start somewhere. within a period of about 50 years, America saw black man as a slave, then as a human who should be ridiculed, which eventually lead to black people performing in front of white crowds, then black man as a professional, and the eventual acceptance of blacks within white culture, walking the streets with white children and working in the white community, and the rest is, as they say. no one is trying to deny that bad things didn't happen, but shit, you have to start somewhere. i feel that minstrelsy, set the foundation for what it meant to be black and live in america, and even though it was something bad, it lead to something good. now i told you that, to express how much i hate when african americans look back on their beginnings in North America and see nothing but hate, violence, and a reason to strive for segregation. the point is, you are where you are today because of those steps that were taken, and that must be acknowledged if not condoned. it's time to start appreciating where we came from, even if it was initially for the wrong reasons.
+karma to the black girl with the afro