Reading Blogs every week I run across some that are extraordinary. Like my friend Ms. Lady Deborah - From My Brown Eyed View. she blogs about the reality she sees all around her everyday. her blog highlights many of the worlds atrocities, as well as a few personal points of reflection.
I read her post on a personal tragedy that happened in her family recently.It was about a road rage incident where a person in her family was killed, basically due to someone elses stupidity. It was so upsetting. I watched the video that was above the post and tried to make more sense out of it, only to feel myself being sucked into the vortex of it's pain.
I Too Am a Light Skinned Black Person.. and I'm sick of being defined by my skin color not the content of my character..
this is the crux of many of the ills that Blackfolks deal with on a daily basis. what skin tone you are.
Yes My Whitefolks I'm hanging out some of My Blackfolks Laundry today and I know you are sitting back wondering why.
well it's damn well time we started hanging out our laundry and letting it air out. Ms. Lady Deborah does it so well, and on a daily basis. I believe that if more of us dealt with the plain facts, we'd be able to deal with our rage, not only on the road - but in real life on a daily basis.
You see in America there seems to be some perception of skin color as a measure of a persons' real character. NAAAAAAAAHHHHH NAHHHH. THAT'S SOME BULLCRAP BUDDY. If It were true, then what's the deal with folks who are extremely Light or Dark ? we have no measure of a persons character, other than a persons words and deeds, and we all need to get that straight right now.
Skin Color is determined by your genetics, not your mindset. Got It ?
This is the legend from the video to give you a little more explaination on who he is and why he's doing the video -
This week's Spoken Word Sunday's piece, Caramel Complexion, is performed by my good friend Ian Porter (aka DJ Stimey). Stimey is my brother in rhyme, representing the other half of the Wise Intellects Crew. And when he's not kicking ass on the mic, you can catch him doing some dope artwork with special effects make-up and illustration.
The piece, unofficially titled "Caramel Complexion", is Stimey's perspective on being half-black, half-white, and his thoughts on how society treated him as such while growing up in a racially conscious world.
The Bathala Project - www.TheBathalaProject.com
Spoken or written, either way I'm killin
Yes this was the video that she used to illustrate the pain that Lightskinned folks feel. I can totally relate because I've been all these things, whether I felt I was or not. you see we look at people and gain some perspective by what they look like, before we even open our mouths at all. some are prejudiced against skin color; some against hair; some against weight and size; and yet again some against sex and sexual preferences.
I must admit that like everyone else I've bitten into those bitter apples on occassion as well. usually not to hate, but because I wished I was taller, or I wished my skin was darker, or I wished I was not so large. it's still a sick and sad road to rage on; and Ms. Lady Deborah Is Right. We Need to Look in the Mirror and Accept Who WE Really Are and stop hating, peroid.
People Isn't it Time We All Just Tried to Be Honest About Who We REALLY Are ?
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