From Africans to Blacks

But I may not even Black per say.

What if I am Dominican? Cuban? African? But I am dark, thus I am in this label Black.

My skin is a pigment of melanin that just happens to be more brown or tan than yours…. just not Black. Black fades to gray, no? Are whites then like a sheet of printer paper? There’s no country called Blackania or Whiteton for it to really make sense. You transformed that identity back in the 1600s and it has never been the same since. But we are still here. And continue the struggle of trying to maintain hope in an uncomfortable predicament.

My ancestry, you ask?

Well this is as far back as I remember:

But they tell me that I come from this too…

   


As for me, I live here in America.

So if being an African or of African descent here means I am now a color instead of from a specific nation, okay I guess I had have accepted it or someone had to accept that in order for me to here. I also must accept that you brought my bloodline here to help nurture, cultivate, and build on to this country. Well I can’t blame you, they are strong and capable people, just as anyone could be if they worked at it tirelessly.

Given no way back home and servitude the only other option aside from cowardice, I am sure anyone would take option A there.

(For an exact timeline, I visited this site)

It took a very very long time, but we have made some bounds since then.

But there is still plenty to consider:

A chart showing the life expectancy for Americans, by race.

$$$$$$$$?

Year White
men
Black
men
Hispanic
men
White
women
Black
women
Hispanic
women
1970 100% 69.0% n.a. 58.7% 48.2% n.a.
1975 100 74.3 72.1% 57.5 55.4 49.3%
1980 100 70.7 70.8 58.9 55.7 50.5
1985 100 69.7 68.0 63.0 57.1 52.1
1990 100 73.1 66.3 69.4 62.5 54.3
1992 100 72.6 63.3 70.0 64.0 55.4
1994 100 75.1 64.3 71.6 63.0 55.6
1995 100 75.9 63.3 71.2 64.2 53.4
1996 100 80.0 63.9 73.3 65.1 56.6
1997 100 75.1 61.4 71.9 62.6 53.9
1998 100 74.9 61.6 72.6 62.6 53.1
1999 100 80.6 61.6 71.6 65.0 52.1
2000 100 78.2 63.4 72.2 64.6 52.8
2003 100 78.2 63.3 75.6 65.4 54.3
2004 100 74.5 63.2 76.7 68.4 56.9
2006 100 72.1 57.5 73.5 63.6 51.7
2010 100 74.5 65.9 80.5 69.6 59.8
2013 100 75.1 67.2 78 64 54
Source: U.S. Current Population Survey and the National Committee on Pay Equity; also Bureau of Labor Statistics: Weekly and Hourly Earnings Data from the Current Population Survey.

The Truth is

 

“ “Do you hear what I’m telling you?” Michelle Obama, who is used to handling teenagers at home, asked a crowd of high schoolers in Atlanta on 9 September. “Because I’m giving you some insights that a lot of rich kids all over the country – they know... 

But it could be…

  

But Who Is Black?

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