Struggles with identity and race haters exposed
How would you feel if your white family tells you to have an abortion just because the father of the kid is black? How about a black woman who hates being black and wont date black men because they “smell”; she hates her black side to the extent of doing research on how to make her skin lighter? What’s worse is this 13 year old born of black parents but keeps telling people she is white; she has even tried bleaching herself.
All this came to light on the Trisha Goddard show last month dubbed “Ashamed To Be Black…Race Haters Confronted.”
Seeing people struggle with racial identity like this really made me wonder how it can be so hard for someone to just accept themselves as they are. Sadly, race really is a challenge for some people.
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One of the guests on the show, Laverne, hates the fact that her son, Devonte, dates non-black women – he only dates Asian women because they know how to treat a man and doesn’t date black women because they are ghetto. “If he believes that black women are uneducated and too difficult to deal with then what is that saying about me? His own mother?” Laverne wonders. Funny thing is: Laverne has kids with a Spanish guy and according to her son the man is good to her. But according to her, “Puerto rican is still considered as black.” Huh???
Meet Chastity. Her aunt Tye hates the fact that her niece had kids with a black guy. She doesn’t acknowledge Chastity’s biracial kids. Tye believes in keeping the races pure saying, “I feel sorry for my niece's children because they are biracial. I even told her that when she found out she was pregnant she would be better having an abortion.” And she claims she aint racist. :roll:
Besides the teenager that hates her race are two grown ups; a Jewish guy Daniel and a Puerto Rican-Black woman, Erica. Daniel wants to be black; he feels he relates more to the black culture. He has even dropped kosher cuisine for traditional black food. Erica on the other hand would do anything NOT to be black. She hates her black part. She has no intention of dating black men because “a lot of them smell like what they cook, like body. I'm not into it... If it ain't white it ain't right.”
Erica continues: “I am researching how to lighten up my skin so I am not as dark. I want to look like me. I want lighter skin. There is nothing wrong with that.”
If you ask me: There is everything wrong with that. Why can’t some people just accept who they are? Its what’s on the inside that really counts. If you can’t accept yourself, how will you be able to accept others, your spouse, children? But then again, it all boils down to choice.
Are you ashamed of your racial identity? Are people around you having trouble accepting your race? Share your story.
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