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Friday, July 10, 2015

I Define Me!

I have never had the audacity to say to my Italian friends that they are not Italian because they were not born in Italy. I recognize their cultural and ethnic heritage and roots are in Italy whether their feet have ever stepped on Italian soil or not. The same things goes for African people across the diaspora. Check yourself if you find yourself challenging someone who is Black, African American, African Caribbean on their identification/connection with Africa. Being African is more than mere geography. Slavery screwed that up remember? Your insistence to challenge another on their heritage speaks volumes on your assumed privilege. Stay in your lane and as Bro Malcolm X once said, "Just because a cat has kittens in the oven, that doesn't make them biscuits.” ‬

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