Even though I’m black everyday I understand spotlighting culture is essential to representation. Living in a bubble of elite schooling I was ignorant in believing black history was apart of everyone’s curriculum; who didn’t learn about Marcus Garvey, Pan Africanism, Nat Turner…? Turns out low income schools composed of predominantly colored people don’t, and their reading list is composed of predominantly white male authors. It’s as if they’re trying to keep us uneducated…can you sense the sarcasm? That’s a systemic racism joke, which is nothing to laugh about.
I love being black, we age like fine wine (black don’t crack, in my early 30’s, but look 17 sans makeup), our spirit is unbreakable and despite adversity our humor is A1 nigga. We make revel in joy. Joy so contagious we’re the foundation of social media memes and comedy. I mean black Twitter is a force of it’s own. What are your favorite things about being black, or black culture? What’s the last book you read written by a black author? How do you celebrate black culture and it’s contributions? Were you taught black history growing up? How many people can you identify in the above photo (I can identify everyone)? Do you have black friends? Creator: Culture And Collection