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  •  you know as an AA (6+ / 0-)

    I believe in the idea that there is no one right way to be black.

    You can be conservative and be black, you can be agnostic or atheist and be black, you can make your race a muted part of who you are and you haven't "betrayed" any cause.

    The whole point of equality and saying race doesn't matter is to get to the point where being black or hispanic or white is something that one can celebrate and feel pride in but otherwise isn't really meaningful.

    So, I myself don't always feel like I have to be constantly aware of my heritage or that I have to join the AA insert group here at whatever job or school or organization I am a part of.

    Having said all of that, there are certain just fundamental truths that I don't see how you can have been a black man in America, or the world for that matter and ignore.

    The idea that any AA would effectively vouchsafe for apartheid being somehow preferable in any manner is so amazingly foreign, illogical, ridiculous, and a whole host of words indicating incredulity that if you could make cognitive dissonance a power source, this guy alone would solve all our energy problems for the next 500 years and I'm fairly sure would power a warp drive of some sort.

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