"How would you describe Black Culture?"
That's the question I asked my dear friend and roommate, Shemica. She and I had a deep discussion about this topic last night, a conversation that lasted more than two hours.
I told her about a Facebook post I read earlier that day in which a person argued for "a physical separation into two very distinct black communities" (source). By doing so, this would mean having two separate cultures of Black Americans. His basic premise went as such:
"Black Americans (the original American culture which was created post emancipation of slavery and prior to the liberal systems "War on poverty/") will have our own communities, and the African Americans (Jesse Jackson's hybrid culture which gained significance during the turbulent 1980's) will continue to have their white liberal plantations. The Black Americans will thrive and progress as strong families and bonds are forged and new communities are eventually formed by us. The African Americans will continue murdering each other and bastard breeding in their white liberal plantations while simultaneously searching for racism and white 'supremacy' under every rock to explain their culture's misery, chaos and dysfunction." (Source) - Robert Townsend
Initially, she found the post a bit offensive. As a Black woman, raised by a middle-class family, being called African American was never a bother to her. I believe she, like other Americans who identify as such, saw this title as her willingness to associate with African culture.
I then mentioned that some time ago, I personally decided to stop calling myself African American.
I'm not from Africa and neither are my parents or grandparents. In fact, on my mother's side, my grandparents and great grandparents were considered "mulattoes," so who's to say my direct lineage came from Africa? After all, dark-skinned people have always been in every part of the world, even North America long before slavery.
I consider myself American with brown skin. People only assume all dark-skinned people today are descendants of Black slaves simply because of our skin color. But that is not always the case.
I call myself Black American, because I love how that phrase was used as a term of empowerment for people who looked like me. I can identify with that struggle of the Civil Rights Era because my family lived through it.
So, for me, calling myself African American, when there are people in this country whose immediate family are literally from different African countries...it feels a bit inauthentic for me to take such a title.
Now, that's just me. Other Black Americans may not feel the same way I do, and that's fine.
This conversation with Shemica, as I mentioned, lasted a while, especially as I began explaining to her that I don't see Black Americans having any unique culture today.
There's no distinct tradition or mark that we have, which would make me feel proud to pass down to Aaliyah.
There are American traditions that I give to her: celebrating national holidays, honoring our Black heroes, elements such as that.
But there's nothing I can find distinctive about Black American Culture that I want to give to her, because, as far as I can tell, our "culture" is being defined by mainstream media, stereotypes, and other propaganda.
Our culture is indicative of adverse single motherhood, male emasculation, violence, and blind allegiance to the Democratic Party.
If that is not our culture, then what is?
And if those of us who don't fit within this mold of what it means to be "African American" or "Black American" according to the collective image, then shouldn't we have the right to break free and form our own culture?
I explore this topic and more in today's post.
That's the mantra Democrats are espousing today, especially with the recent sexual assault allegations made against American men like Justice Kavanaugh.
"Believer her...believe survivors," they scream.
But this is not the first time we've seen Democrats shout such nonsense.
Back in the early 1970s, Americans witnessed a similar situation in which an anonymous woman, Jane Roe, reported she had been gang raped, which resulted in her becoming pregnant.
She wanted desperately to have an abortion, but couldn't do so legally.
So, what did she do?
She spoke to politicians (much like Dr. Ford) to "get her justice."
The result: the 1973 Supreme Court case in which a 7-2 ruling granted women the right to have an abortion (within limits), which was protected under the right to privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Truly, this was a victory for women's rights...
...or was it.
Jane Roe, later revealed as Norma McCorvey, publicly admitted, after converting to Roman Catholicism, that she lied about the rape.
Given such public testimony, it would seem only fitting that the Roe v. Wade case be revisited, especially since the decision has led to the murder of millions of innocent babies.
But, many Americans care not about McCorvey's lies.
They don't care because it doesn't fit with their narrative and agenda.
They don't care because at the heart of the matter is something more dark and sinister, something far more evil than anyone could imagine.
Many Believers today have spoken about the atrocities of the abortion industry. We have launched pro-life movements and campaigns since 1973; yet this case still remains a major part of America.
But with the new Supreme Court appointment, several Believers across the country are hopeful that we will see Roe v. Wade overturned.
The question is, will this appointment be enough to end legalized abortions in this country? And is this the solution Believers should actually focus on?
Democratic Leaders are scared.
Recent events across the country have sparked a wave of political awareness and discontent among those who once considered the Democratic Party to be the party of the people.
From the Kavanaugh fiasco to the current #Walkaway movement, it seems everywhere we look, more people are leaving what Black Conservatives call the "Democratic Plantation" in order to join the Republican Party or to be known simply as Independents.
This, my Dear Reader, is good news for America.
I've often shared with my audience the importance of not becoming blindly loyal to one political party over another.
Time and again, Conservatives like myself have highlighted the historical and current debauchery of the Democratic Party, revealing that while their methods and faces have changed over the years, the agenda remains the same.
Democrats have worked tirelessly to control the masses, to indoctrinate the public with socialism, and to remove the basic rule of law that helps keep our nation together.
They've done it since the days of Lincoln, and we are witnessing their underhandedness today.
To say that Democrats are confident about their current standing during the Trump Era would be erroneous.
They have little to hold onto, and they know it.
When they tried earnestly to smear Justice Kavanaugh's good name and reputation, all to avoid appointing another Conservative judge to the Supreme Court, America watched.
Americans everywhere were appalled by the Democratic Senators willingness to pull an "eleventh hour" trick to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation.
For a moment, we witnessed what it would be like to give great power to people who believed not in the rule of law, in due process, and the presumption of innocent until proven guilty.
We watched as these same leaders praised a lying woman without carefully scrutinizing her testimony the way good lawyers should.
We watched, we waited, we prayed, and then we witnessed what could only be described as a monumental occasion in American history when Justice Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court.
Once again, under the Trump Era, we are witnessing what our nation was founded upon: principles that guide our behavior and that call for the rights of everyone to be upheld.
And now, as it stands, Democratic Leaders are viewed as the enemy of the people...
...as the culprits behind the lies and deceit...
...as the very Party many of us knew all along...
...as a Party that will do anything in its power to strip people of their individual rights by any means necessary.
What we are witnessing today, Dear Readers, is the beginning of a massive exodus from the Democratic Party and an establishment of a new way in which Americans vote.
"Was there ever a point in history where White Privilege did exist?"
That's the question a White Liberal asked Candace Owens at one of Turning Point USA's outdoor events.
"Yeah, I suppose when we lived in a country where if you were Black, you were not allowed to go into certain places," she responded.
"When did it end?" he asked.
"When it stopped being systemic."
Owens' answer was fire.
Today, more than ever, I've watched White Americans on social media and in the news shout their hatred of White Privilege, despite them being White.
This type of self-hatred is quickly becoming the norm for most Liberal White Americans, who, for decades, have been labeled as some of the most racist individuals in our country. (Just listen to Malcolm X's speeches to hear what I mean.)
It's like if they somehow go on record as stating their hatred for themselves and their "privilege," then it proves to Black Americans and other people of color that they aren't racist.
But what is White Privilege? Is it a myth, or is there some basis in this arbitrary notion?
And what is White Guilt, and could this be the reason why so many Liberal White Americans espouse such views?
This analysis--from a female, Black, Conservative's perspective--may astound you.
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