my coworker doesn’t thing I’m black, actually both of them don’t.
And they’re both of color. Vocally, physically, apparently they “fit.”
Both of them have acted as if I don’t know what Black Culture is…so in turn I’ll mention some shit like the Wayne Brothers Show, or start singing some damn Jill Scott.
The point is I haven’t fought them over it and I don’t care to.
Yes there’s a problem within our community with our idea of blackness.
I get it, I talk different, look different, love all music, can talk about Lord of the Rings to Beloved to Dawn of the Dead.
But not tell you Future’s new song or the newest dance or twerk-not saying that also defines blackness but we all know it does function in our culture…
Point is: The fact that blackness is defined by style, interests, manners of speech, and etc is REALLY FUCKING ANNOYING.
There ARE black folk that exist that like Rock Music, anime, etc
that does not make one less black.
WE are unwilling to be open minded to each other in terms of how we define ourselves how can we make it to the open minded of other races if we struggle so much with defining our own?