Label Me #BlackAndProud

Sometime last week, I was having a great morning.. checking my messages, Facebook, Twitter, name all of it. Moving onto my Instagram, ย I see a favorite male celebrity of mine had updated and posted an amazingly beautiful picture and being a loyal fan that I am, I go on to comment ๐Ÿ˜. Minutes later I see I got a mention from a “white racist” telling me and other fellow blacks he could find on the comment feed to go and die. Yup That’s right.. no jokes even. He goes on to say “now that slavery is over I can go back to my country” . And I’m just like What The Heck?? This was a good morning uno, Lol and now I still can’t fathom Why there are white racists? Someone please shed some light on the whole idea behind that cause it doesn’t make any type of sense to me. Simply put, ADDONGERRIT!!!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ . After all of that here’s what I have to say: ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  Image

LABEL ME #BlackAndProud

Let me say before I begin,

I am BLACK and PROUD!

I am vowed,

Ain’t tryna be mixed race,

It sounds cool though.

Neither am I trying to be white,

To be who you are,

Certainly i didn’t just decide out of the blues to hop on a plane and invade your country.

Don’t get all racist because I am not like you,

Its never that deep uno.

I’m merely saying what I think,

So get in the queue or fall out.

No I’m not joking,

I’m not writing this for fun because one I’m not much of a writer,

I’m simply saying what matters.

You think I’m pained? No I’m not,

Check your mentality.

DON’T call me a nigger,

I WON’T call you Pale.

It’s as easy as it gets.

God choose to make me this way,

So LABEL ME #BlackAndProud!!

My morning still went great because uno, “Ain’t nobody got any types of time for that” . But hey, this is what my voice is saying!

What’s your take on this issue? Comments below!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Join the movement? Take a picture and caption “Label Me #BlackAndProud” as i have done and email it to me: ttoyinkehinde@gmail.com

And it will be posted up here as many as possible!!

Well, its only for the Black And Proud. More like whoever is proud of their skin. Im No Racist.

L. A. D. E

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74 thoughts on “Label Me #BlackAndProud

  1. You are beautiful and intelligent, You have a right to be proud. In my humble opinion, racism is caused by ignorance and cowardice; hiding behind white hoods, the anonymity of the internet and gangs that swarm any vulnerable minority, for no reason. We are all the same, we seek happiness and an end to suffering.

    As you can see, I’m not black. What you can’t see is my daughter-in-law who is black, and my granddaughter who is mixed. I will be reblogging your post to twelve thousand of my followers. I am at your service if there is any way I can help. Love, Dennis

    1. Wow!! Thanks alot!! I also feel the same way. Too many ignorant folks! Bless you for reblogging and I would love to also post a statement from or picture of you but of cus captioned #WhiteAndProud!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  2. It’s appalling how much racism still exists today!
    I like the blackandproud hashtag, I could see that becoming a social media movement.

      1. For sure, I felt like I needed too.

        I went to a private Christian high school that was very “color-blind”. I always thought racism was in the past, until I went to college down in Virginia. Although I didn’t experience racism through my college, one of my roommates and best friends was black, and really from hearing her story did I realize how much our country still had to go.

        There were times we had to confront racism together, and there were times were we had to deal with issues between ourselves.

        I didn’t even realize that my parents weren’t supportive of me dating black men until college (they’re not “white men are supreme” racist, they were worried their grand kids would get made fun of being mixed or have identity problems).

        It made me realize that our country had so much more progress to make, and it truly saddens me. However, I think the more time goes by I think the better it will get. I mean, look how fast and furious the gay movement has been the last ten years. They’ve made incredible progress in a short amount of time.

        I think 50 years from now it will almost look like a different country.

  3. Thanks.for posting this. It helped me make this.

    SAME DIFFERENCE

    Black, brown, white, yellow
    Never mind about the skin
    What colour is blood?

    (I put the colours in alphabetical order. I hope that doesnโ€™t upset anyone. ๐Ÿ˜€ )

    Have a good day; one of many.

  4. As Einstein eloquently put it: “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” I am proud to say that I am color blind…unless I see rainbows.

  5. It’s heartbreaking and I have seen it first-hand. There will always be haters and if all the bad in the world disappeared then haters would invent something to hate. Have a beautiful day today and know there are many lovely people in the world that are not racist. โค

  6. Some people are rude bigots who have nothing better to do than insult other people. ‘Race’ or any other identity gives people a target, but they do it because they are mean, and you deserve better. Am sorry this happened to you.

  7. See, there are so many things I wanted to say to you…but I don’t think anything I could say would take back the sting of those hateful words.

    A. My children are bi-racial, grandchildren are multi-racial
    B. You GLOW!!!
    C. What I have learned when facing ignorance is to take a deep breath, meditate, pray for the healing and enlightening of the ignorant, and thank my Creator that He filled my Spirit with Love
    D. You have a new follower.

    *hugs*

  8. It’s heart breaking! Racism still exist today…it’s so sad…we all people are the same..we all have same colour blood! I’m Indian and I also face it sometimes …but I know Everyone is better than other… God designed us and He never create a junk…so we all are equal! And I want to say you one thing that you are really beautiful and cute! Much love sent to you my dear friend!

  9. Wow. That is so sad to hear. Some people will always find someone else to point fingers at or push down to make themselves feel better about who they are. Hate and prejudice has always existed and its unfortunate when you find yourself being the one whose finger is pointed at. I’m so glad that you are are a strong woman of God who believes what God says about you over an ignorant and judgmental person’s opinion! You and no-one else in this world deserves such harshness. I’m sorry you had to go through it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  10. from: the 900 year old “Negrarian Jintalmain”

    them folks was much too eager
    to stand up to the Sun
    they’s cump-knee swore a slogan
    they’s pain din’t look like fun

    the eh-pee-darm t’was puffy
    an rooozh like raid dee-lish
    than peel jes like an ahn-yawn
    tah show like milky-fish

    “a dahk tan is a healthy tan”
    that how they cump-knee toll
    us keeds we like the screemin’
    win they put awn they cloaves

    “D” / ghaucher

  11. Very strong post, clearly a very strong individual. I must agree with Dennis, racialism is ignorance, always has been, always will be. Funny thing, I live in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa and always thought race was a South Africa problem but in my travels realized its raw and alive, and maybe worse in a sense, in so many other countries. Loved your post, well done ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  12. Yes, those comments were a nasty slap in the face on a peaceful morning, but that kind of hate can’t touch the reality of the 21st century–everyone is different in someone’s eyes. Vive la difference.

  13. I’m a third culture kid–meaning I’m part of multiple cultures but don’t really “fit” in any of them. Primarily I see Mexico as my home, and I am fairly comfortable in white middle-class America, but I have African American roots. I’m black but I don’t fit in with the black people or the white people or the latino people. It can get lonely, but this is what I’ve learned: people are people. We all feel pain, joy, love, fear. I wish the whole world could figure that out–that we all have sons and daughters and mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters….. We’re really not as different as we think. We all bleed red when we’re cut, and we all die when we’re stabbed too deep. Sometimes the only knife you need to kill someone’s hope is a few harsh words.
    –the scribbler

  14. The internet is such a double edged sword… on the one hand, we have to deal with every ignorant jerk who crawls out from under their rock to share their hateful thoughts with the world. On the other hand, at least they are exposing themselves! Even with the anonymous ones (doesn’t it say something if you can’t put your own face and name behind your words?), I like to think that seeing so much hate will just rally the rest of us to love each other more.
    I’m so sorry you had to go through that, but you handled it so much better than I would have done! ๐Ÿ™‚ #ClassOverCrass

  15. Hey, Toluwalade. One of my favorite authors / sages is Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk. I believe he would say that racists’ irrational anger arises out of their own suffering. Basically, they suffer so much that they just puke it on innocent bystanders. Remembering that helps me personally to be peaceful. Of course, that’s easy for me to say. As a middle-aged white guy, not many people take out their pain on me. Sending good thoughts your way. John

  16. Lovely and insightful! There are just people out there that want to hate and feed off of it. As a Gay Asian American I know first hand what its like to experience this. But we can rise above such ignorant views and go on with our lives, unlike the racist which spend their time in hate. Don’t let the bastards hold you down!
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  17. Just as I think we are getting this foolish racism thing behind us as a society, I read experiences like yours. What narrow mindedness! It makes me so mad!! Don’t let these jerks get you down. It is their loss to be so brainwashed and stupid. They are the ones missing out in life.

  18. Putting the words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jnr. in another form, lets say that nobody should be judged be the color of their skin but by the content of their character. You are delicately and wonderfully created. Now lets make a shout!!!

  19. Hey there, I am happy that your proud of who you are and I am sorry you have to put up with idiots like that. I also agree with Denis I am Human and proud. I make a box and tick it with HUMAN on it on all the forms I am given about my race and I think we should all do this because if we are not allowed and shouldn’t be racist then why is that question on everything? Stupid. One love to all of my brothers and sisters weather your black white or green.
    One love xXx

  20. Great and empowered post. Too many people in this world are lost, and filled with fear and insecurity. It manifests as hate toward others. Awesome that you smashed hate with self-love ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. If i am not mistaken, however the young womans question was not who feels sad about racism, or who do we wish would shut-up, but why does racism exist.

    Things that are sad are for example when a child drops its ice-cream cone, or skins its knee. That stated, there is nothing “sad” about racism. The scope, and longevity of this injustice so staggering, even the word “enraging” seems like a grain of sand thrown into a raging sea. So i will not condescend to the author by offering her my sympathy, and then possibly adding injury to insult by going back to business as usual. Which brings us to the question, “Why?”

    My suspicion,… and i may be mistaken, but allow me to put my feeble insights forth so as the group may expand upon it if they like …

    My suspicion is that there is nothing ignorant, or exceptional about racism at all … now wait before feigning scandalization … racism, and other forms of exclusion, are conscious, all-pervasive, and very necessary elements of the culture we choose to live. When large parts of the population are excluded from full access to power, it is easier for those who have access power to maintain power and resources for themselves. If it can be established an entire “type” of human being is by definition predestined not to have access to power, and you can maintain this aspect of culture over centuries, then you are guaranteeing power and prosperity for those who benefit from this aspect of culture for generations to come. The ideas is as simple as it is brilliant.

    The most ingenious part of the plan, is that because it has been established that some are by very virtue of their birth predestined not to be a party to certain things the entire phenomenon becomes a viscous circle which perpetuates itself.

    We all know intuitively what we are doing when we disenfranchise others and i wager to say we all do so in myriads of different ways. We are seeking to profit for their loss. This taken to the Nth degree is a system of oppression, which in as much as we do not actively combat it in our own actions, and our everyday lives we are all complicit with.

    So we can say that racism is not the problem singular, pariahs lurking in the shadows, whom when we happen upon can be brushed off with a disapproving “Tsk-tsk”. We, and the very nature of our daily dealings are among other things racist, and it will remain that way until we decide to live otherwise.

  22. I am sorry that you experienced this verbal assault. You are not the only one who has been wronged. White people who have compassion and intelligence have also been wronged because of being in the same sect as those who are racist.
    This person must live in the midst of hate to be spewing out that much vile and unless he is Native American I think he may want to travel back to his country of origin also. Every one of us, except the Native Americans came from somewhere else.

  23. Alive and well in India too….a very color conscious country. Africans are not respected. In some parts of the country people will leave others be, but sometimes there is harsh behavior. Any company , ANY, is cashing in on the need to be ‘fair’ by marketing fairness creams. It is a disgrace. You are a strong, proud and beautiful woman in your heart as well. Racists are just useless people basically.

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