Well, since the worst black history month ever is mercifully over and I’m a little bored, having a clean social slate and a funky snowy morning, so I guess I’ll amuse myself with some ignorance.
From my original #Shades post last year:
“Being a light skinned black male with extraordinary looks, I have always had to fend off questions (mainly from white folks). Questions about the extent of my blackness. Are you mixed (panda)…do you have Indian in your family…etc.? Tons of questions like are you Samoan, Arabic, Mexican, Cuban, American Indian….hell, I’ve even gotten Italian (WTF?!?).
None of this phases me because most of the questions came when it was great to be lightskinneded. Hell, Christopher Williams, El Debarge, Al B. Sure, and the like made shit easy for me….it was great!
Then New Jack City came out, and Wesley Snipes, singlehandedly, fucked that up! Anyway, I digress…my mom is very fair skinned but 100% black…my dad is dark…like Otis Redding dark but not Seal dark, and I came out like this. An average black male with “good hair” and exceptional good looks. Long story short, black folk are just like every other ethnicity…we come in all shapes, sizes, flavors, and………#Shades”
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I have to agree with @hosienation. This has been the worst Black History Month ever! I think, if I try, I can make it even worse with some little known figures that have made significant yet unrecognized contributions with their own #BlackHistoryMoments. I apologize in advance.
And my favorite one of all time submitted by none other than @hosienation
You already know!! I will pay tribute every Wednesday to those stricken, like myself, with the affliction of ashiness. 4 out 5 African American males don’t have adequate access to the lotions and cremes that they need. Together we can make a difference. If you can’t oil with the big dogs, keep your ass on the porch!