MY BLACK HAS ALWAYS BEEN BEAUTIFUL

tumblr_mx3iufnYOP1rxdzq2o1_1280I don’t know about you, but I use my social apps to learn and educate. There are so many outlets on the internet, but so little people use it to their advantage. Here’s my attempt to stimulate someone’s mind. Today is Dec. 9, 2013 and I want you all to know that despite all stereotypes, negativity, racism, hate, phobias, neglect… MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL.

I browsed my social media today & there was a few alarms that went off in my head for a few reasons. There was a video posted where young black children were placed in front of two dolls, one black & one white, and asked a few questions about them.

Which one is your favorite?
Which one is the bad/good doll?
Which one is the ugly/pretty doll?

Within that 5 minute clip, only a handful of these kids picked the black doll as the favorable one. As I kept scrolling, there was an insane amount of racism based posts. Quite unsettling, but not surprising to say the least. As part of society, I don’t expect much from others. Sadly, racism is still part of our daily lives. As an individual, I have my say. Not many people will read or listen, but for my readers, here you go.

We have been referred to as 3/4 OF A MAN, SLAVE, NIGGA, NEGRO, COLORED, AFRICAN AMERICAN, BLACK, MINORITY, but not once have we been called HUMAN. We’ve been broken down, belittled, beaten, discouraged. We’ve been made famous by the blood we shed, the tears we’ve let fall & the scars we’ve let show. We’ve let society bruise our egos & shame our names. But through it all, MY BLACK HAS REMAINED BEAUTIFUL.

Society still wants us to believe we aren’t HUMAN, but we walk on 2 feet, we bleed, we think, we feel and MY BLACK IS STILL BEAUTIFUL. We are MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, MOTHERS, FATHERS, AUNTS, UNCLES, BROTHERS, SISTERS, tumblr_mwcrem1V941t1cfbqo1_1280COUSINS, FRIENDS, SCHOLARS, WRITERS, POETS, PHILOSOPHERS, TEACHERS, SINGERS, DANCERS, ARTISTS, MODELS, EXECUTIVES, ACTORS, MUSICIANS, PILOTS, DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, POLICEMEN, FIREMEN, CONGRESSMEN (& WOMEN), PRESIDENTS & so much more. And when it all ends, we are HUMAN & whether you believe it or not, MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL.

I do not judge us by skin tone. I wouldn’t be surprised is we discovered green & blue people down the line, so the color of a HUMAN’S skin should not matter, but society begs to differ. As the individual, some of society’s standards must be adapted to fit my logic. My logic states that MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL.

We were brought here as HUMANS of a different race. We were enslaved. We fought. We were shot down. We battled & faced belittlement. We warred, won valiantly & still haven’t been given the respect all other HUMANS that walk this earth receive. Not even our President can gain that honor. But above all else, I see what you all see…

AND MY BLACK HAS ALWAYS BEEN BEAUTIFUL.

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