Hi, there. I'm black. I'm not ashamed to be black. In fact, I like it. I've been black all my life. Please stop acting as if it's a bad thing to bring my race or the race of prominent people into a discussion. I say discussion because race is nothing to debate. It just is. It's a way to describe someone; it's a culture, a heritage.
I wish people would treat my saying I'm black the same way you treat people saying they are Irish, or Polish, or German, or English, or Mexican or French, or Italian, or Chinese, or Japanese, or Korean, okay?
If I ask you if you have a problem with black people, it is not meant to be a prelude to a fight! I just want to know. And all you have to do is say no, yes (you have a right to have a problem!) or I don't want to talk about race and I'll respect that. I might not believe it but I'll pretend I do if it seems you're offended that I asked.
Can I please be black in here and not be forced to be worried about how sensitive you are to the words black or african american?
Well, I know at least one person wants to debate me on race so I'm prepared to try to discuss but can handle a debate.
Also, could the CM admins not treat this post as if it's some sort of subversive attempt to ruin Cafemom? Can one post about race just be allowed to run its course and peter out due to loss of interest like any other? Thanks very much.