I wrote her suggesting that she should change her name. Humans PRO-CREATE we do not BREED! Animals BREED! She wrote back explaining that she was Afrikan American and Puerto Rican and that she never felt that she was enough of either race to proudly proclaim it. She always felt like she was an outsider. A Mutt!
Dominican Black Dude Manny Ramirez
You a Puerto Rican. Cool! But don't you dare claim to be Spanish, Hispanic or Latin. You Black! If Manny Ramirez was Emanuel Jenkins with dreads He'd be called a Black Dude! He's from the Dominican Republic which is right next to Haiti! Right across from Cuba!
Dominican Black Dude David "Big Papi" Ortiz
See, Black Folks have been conned and we continue to BE conned. You can BE as Black as an Ace of Spades in your own country and get to America and you start to believe that you anything but as Black as an Ace of Spades that you were in your own country. You check Hispanic (dark skinned) but they still count you as a Latin. Not an Afro Cubano but Latin.
Noooooo! BE Black! Check Black! It's a Beautiful thang! But more importantly! It's for our very survival. The Numbers matter. The way the numbers are counted matter! The numbers say that Black Folks (Afrikan Americans) are only 12/13 % of the Population. I say, we are more than that! Some Black Folks are claiming to BE a part of other groups! Some Black Folks are claiming to BE part of Multiple groups. That does not translate into POWER and INFLUENCE!
It dilutes POWER and INFLUENCE by reducing the NUMBERS!
Don't let em con you!
BE Prayerful! BE Mindful! BE Careful!