Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Definition of a Nigga

"Nigga"-the word is for some a source of pain; for others it is a term of endearment. But, I submit that there is a subset of individuals that do not know that they are "niggas" in its definitive description. According to dictionary.com, nigga or nigger is "a person of any race or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant, etc. The one word that stands out in this definition, in my opinion is ignorant. Whomever coined the phrase "ignorrance is bliss" was sadly misinformed. An ignorant person is often insensitive of how their behavior negatively affects others. For an individual to prejudge you based off your race is unfair but yet it continues. To not be given a fair shake is plain, to not be allowed to play on "an even playing field"; all are aspects of the Black American experience. It is a sad world we live in. People often say "here they go playing the race card" or "Racism is over, it's a thing of the past". But, that is so far from the truth. We, as Black Americans, continue to have daily struggles that White America has no idea about. We are looked at wrong, we are held back, we are disproportionately incarcerated, our communities are struggling, our children displaced and abused. Misconceptions about who we are continue. I am not saying that no other race is without struggle, but the struggle of us ebony toned individuals is not only here but in every country on the planet. But why? Not every black person calls them friend "Nigga". Not every black person smokes marijuana. Not every black person drops out of school. There are some great people in the "hood". This system in the United States was established without regard for us as a people and those barriers continue to cause us to have to struggle in the way that we do today.
We must come to the realization that the only answer is the destroy and rebuild. The destruction has to come from within. We cannot require others to treat us in high regard when we do not require that of ourselves. I would like to submit also that we are not without blame. We must find our way back to "Black Pride". We must learn to love ourselves at our very core. Time out for minds being led by materialism. Black zombies--I have had enough of you! Educate yourself and your children. Let go of the slave mentality. Demand more of yourself and the world will have to give us more. Raise your standards. We are beautiful black people! I love each of you. Nigga is not a black person! You are the descendents of Kings and Queens, not thugs and hoodrats.We come from kingdoms not projects. Our blood flows like the Nile River and if united we cannot fail. We are conquerers! If you do not believe, research Chaka Zulu and you will see an example of what we can accomplish if we utilize the strength within.

Wake Up!




Peace & Blessings!
Andre'a