I love Baraq!!!! He has fresh new Idealisms!!! I didnt know he grew up in Hawaii! That's awesome. I have Hawaiian friends who told me stop putting perms in my hair 5 years ago,they taught me stop using skin bleach use lotion that's it. I was so afraid to step out, finally I have wierdly to this date people still come to me speaking Spanish. LOL! I'm like omg I guess it's my face then hahaha. It's not your mom's fault at all, it's Black American Native mind set, we dont know how to represent ourself with good choiced words regarding heritage, now I see many of us in the past spoke but now it's time to defend our rights, also our ancestors self esteem has been railroaded into taking the back seat, with no culture(when I say culture) I mean with no guidelines on raising our children in this type of environmental society, our ancestors didnt know what to say to us, only thing back then was survival of the fittest,blood line nativity was thought not to be of any importance if the Natives did not want to claim them, but trying to maintain dignity at the same time. How can you have dignity and be a reject warrior at the same time. Many were hurt spiritually cause rejection from your people will do that sometimes, we began going against our own selves,not liking our skin, not liking our hair and not liking each other. We blame each other for the rejection of others. The only enemy is the Devil not man, many of our ancestors thought it was man. So behavior style we are on a suicide mission (meaning our people now) not knowing thier worth not knowing thier valued in this world. Which created too much absentism with fathers,feeling if we marry each other (only) our children will even appear less native Indian. The problem is many think you have to "Look Native, to be a Native" but it's not true we are Native by birthrights and DNA bloodlines and strangely both methods are unacceptable. Now those bloodlines may be erased forever with the flood of newcomers we are recieving. Many Newcomers owned some territory in the past, but we Natives don't have streets or counties in our language, but we surley have documentations on paper, which should make us Native not as Foreigners coming in claiming land. In so many words the Idea to be Black in America is shameful to even exist, 1 drop of black blood law was a lie, we were all taught this. It's not your mom's fault. Back in Sadi Arabia they are still mixing. Many of the people have Afro's at my daughter's school I witnessed this kid very fair skinned with afro hair, no waves but long afro hair. She would not be considered African Arab, but both her parents were from Sadi-Arabia so she would be considered Arab decent,the 1 drop of black blood is a lie and countries of mixed ancestors dont go for that law.
- Edited 1/8/2008 9:27 am ET by BlackChoctaw