posted on Dec, 10 2008 @ 11:32 AM
I would like someone who is black to explain to me what black perspective is all about? I have a somewhat unique perspective myself on this which is
anything but clear.
1. I live on the US/Canada border. There are lots of persons of colour on both sides of the border. The ones in the states have a way of speaking,
dressing and acting that sets them apart from whites. The ones in Canada used to speak, dress and talk exactly the same as white people in
Canada did. Today I see them trying more and more to emulate American blacks. They seem to want to be seen as different from whites now, whereas
before they didn't. (Of course, now the white kids here also are emulating black culture too. lol)
2. When I was younger I went thru a stage where I hung out almost exclusively with people of colour in the states. At that time my black friends did
not seem especially different in any way as a group, but different from each other as any group of friends would be. That they were black was not
ignored or denied, but neither did it occupy center stage. They were just my friends. I was theirs. Nor was the fact that I was white any big
I understand culture because my background is "ethnic", not English or French, but I don't understand why people who are black should see
themselves as being so different from people with less pigmentation. That's not a culture issue. That's racist. How is that good?
Part of me wants to say its one way of distancing yourself from the evils of mainstream white society, but then again ........