Friday, September 6, 2013

Defining Black Pride for Self


I began thinking about this in earnest yesterday, after several discussions (see: Facebook) on race and race politics in America.  The seed for this was planted in my mind after reading this spectacular article written by my friend Mo the Educator regarding race politics and "proper blackness".  After reading this article and leaving my comments on it, I began thinking: What does it mean to me to be a Black American and to have Black Pride? I ask these questions and, in what follows, hope that I have found the beginnings of an answer.  As always, please chime in on the comments (or contact me by other means) if you have an opinion.  Twenty-seven years of life as a Black American doesn't qualify me as some supreme expert on the subject, and I welcome all feedback; anything that makes me think is worth considering.