One of my co-workers, who happens to be a white girl, just decided to plop her white ass on my desk this morning and spark up a conversation with me. For what? i don't know. But right off the bat, i mean the first thing out of her mouth was about how she has this "african-american" friend who used to talk to her as if she owed him something. She started talking about ancestry and all that okay!! and about how "they" need to just "get over it." I was just sitting there wondering, "why the hell are you telling me this?" I wanted to tell her that the term "African-American" really isn't politically correct, and that it wasn't a nice sugar coat either. Because all black people don't come from Africa. We ain't all from there, and haven't been for quite some time now. Like me, I'm a Jamaican-American, which don't have shit to do with Africa!!! That just shows how her/their contempt for us is. Trying to put us all in the same category, like we're all the same. Like we're all some different kind or something. I don't want to make it seem like i'm using her to represent all white people, but that just goes to show too how white people identify black people with Africa, which directly relates to slavery!!! It's 2006, maybe she's the one who need to "get over it"
It's like, calling us African-Americans, which we're all not, is a way to subconsciously remind us of those slavery days!! I'd rather be just a plane 'ole American. And if you MUST distinguish my ethnicity, you can say that i'm a black American, or a Jamaican-American, you know? Cuz i could identify with those terms, but i don't know shit about Africa. I'm just as facinated with true Africans and their cultures as the next person. My roots are in Jamaica though, not Africa.
Since she wanted to be all technical and shit, maybe i should've reminded her that ALL men, of ALL races ALL originate in Africa!!! So maybe she should be calling herself an African-American. Bitch!!!!
My blood ain't take her too well from jump st., but after that conversation, i really ain't feeling her, and now i know why!! I kept trying to change the subject too, but she's just so condescending , she just interrupted me. And kept on doing it!!! I wonder if she even noticed how rude she was being??? Probably not. So sad that in 2006, "subconscious racism", if there is such a thing, is still around. But maybe it's embedded in them through the generations, just like that "Willie Lynch" syndrome shit is embedded in us black folk. I guess we all have issues, just different ones, you know???......