Monday, January 12, 2009

I Refuse!

I refuse to give a name to this person who is ruining my quest to get the ignorancist out of me. I refuse to give her/him a name because the more we rant and rave and give this fool--I mean person x--airtime the more money he/she will make off of his/her ridiculous book. If you don't know who I'm talking about--good. If you do know who I'm talking about, you're probably as annoyed as I am, and you won't give this person a dime or your time. Person X decided to criticize famous bi-racial people such as Barack Obama (B. Hussein Obama, as Person X refers to him), Halle Berry, and Alicia Keys for referring to themselves as black and in turn discounting the white mothers who raised them and honoring the black fathers who left them.

Shaking my head.....Where exactly do I begin? It's funny you mention the white mothers because just like it's not their fault that their ancestors created the social construct called racism which divided the human race into different groups and colors, it's not the bi-racial children's fault for society forcing them to check the "black" box because of the color of their skin. In case you forgot, light skinned black people used to "pass" for white just so they could be treated equally. How do you think a bi-racial child with brown skin would be treated if he/she claimed to be white? Scratch that. How would you be treated, Person X, if you claimed to be black? So before you criticize someone for making a "choice" that they really have no control over, take your shoes off and try on someone else's size. Oh that's right.......you can't do that because your feet are so darn BIG! How about closing your mouth and opening your mind?

9 comments:

from the desk of ....me said...

i guess in a perfect world we could applaud these mothers for raising such fine role-models for the black community. however, the world is less than perfect so instead let's just applaud the individual. fist-bumps to all the mixed people!!!!!!!!

Stesha said...

Well said. "Ignorance is bliss."

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

I am echoing the fist bump!

Lalapoo said...

very well said my lady! and no more talking about such person, because you are right, the more we talk about her/him/IT the more it wins!
Pat

pecanglo said...

Excellent comments and I concur that this individual shall remain nameless. However, many of us know and we are aware of her lack of knowledge on so many things and because we are blessed with common sense and intelligence, we know that there are people in the world who have been in the majority ruling group for so long and feel that they can write foolishness and make the circuit on talk shows and get paid for it. Halleluia for responsible women of all races who reject misinformation and lies. I applaud you Kelly for taking a stand and expressing your views on this subject. God bless and keep us informed. We love it!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

*Sheepishly enters, smiles and offers a celebratory fist bump!*

Anonymous said...

Excellent blog. Do you ever blog over on the Racialicious Blog? You'd be good there.

Mom on the Rise said...

Hello. I found your blog through Mrs. Cooper and I stopped by because I absolutely love the name of your blog. At any rate, this is a very interesting topic. I am a Black woman married to a White man and we have a daughter. I have always maintained that I do not want my daughter to "choose". I do not want her to fall prey to the man-made social concept that is race. I want her to know that she does not have to put herself in a box in order to gain acceptance. Hopefully, by the time this is an issue for her the world will go through a complete paradigm shift.

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

I don't know who this is, but I don't generally pay attention to people with views that are so ignorant. I refuse to give them my ratings for their airtime on tv or radio.

I look back at all the changes in society that have taken place since I was a kid, and I look forward to the positive changes that will be made by the time my son is grown.