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Yes I admit it…. lol
But I’m also a master of diffusing Awkward situations…
It’s all about language and the art of conversation for me.
My life is full of awkward misspelled text messages and
horribly constructed sentences because of nervousness
and awkward Silence
But being awkward is nothing to be ashamed of!!!
Relish and think too much about every awkward situation you are going to be in Today, Tomorrow and next week! lol
and even better! Awkward People love other Awkward people!!!
So go make Friends… or babies!! (^_^)
and Revel in your awkwardness together!
Black Guy Out!
Yes we talk about Colorism now and then.
“I don’t see a problem with it”
“That’s what them Light Skinned N***as be saying”
“That’s why you Wesley Snipes DARK!”
“It’s because my Father is white.”
“We wouldn’t have this problem if it wasn’t for Slavery”
“I only like RED BONES!”
” #TeamYellowBone “
Quotes like this show up all across our conversations in real life and in online interactions.
Our Music Videos prefer lighter skinned women…
Our Magazine covers Want Fair Skinned and ;look for “Awkward European” body types lol
There are people who attribute certain personalities and actions to a specific kind of skin color
“Dark Skinned people are Stupid, Aggressive, Gangster, Hood, Ignorant”
“light skinned people are, Uptight, Weak, crazy, jealous, fake”
How can having a different shade of Brown Make you Stupid?
What about people who are in-between?
To my Lighter skinned friends I was super Dark
But to my Darker Skinned Friends I was a Light Skinned dude
I mean Give me a fucking Break.
I am Amir.
I Have Brown skin
and I am considered Black in a Racial Society
(Me saying something important I think… hahaha
Black Guy Out!
What do you think?
BLAH BLAH BLAH!
All of that talk came straight for your mind?
It sounds more like words from your Behind
Or Words from a Bee-hive
They sting with the sharpness of dirty needles on city sidewalks
Injecting poisonous attitudes of ineptitude
Your words are simple even to a dunce Kid in Grade School.
But You don’t Care!
BLAH BLAH BLAH
There you go again!
But I don’t give a flying Fuck
You think you have the freedom to Say NOTHING?
I Still call em French Fries
Cause Freedom Don’t Exist….
At least not here
BLAH BLAH BLAH
Diarrhea of The Mouth is the diagnosis….
And You my simple friend have a severe case
Every time you speak It’s a like a Gerbil, Running in Place.
Except everyone is too afraid to clean out your cage
You are Stuck in your ways…
To you I sound like Charlie Brown’s Teacher
BLAH BLAH BLAH
Black Guy Out….
Poetry Fist included
The issue of speaking language correctly is a very complicated subject and because of that I will be writing this with the utmost care and love hahaha.
To begin I will make a statement followed by a GIF that’s fantastically related to my emotions about this topic.
Speaking a language correctly is RELATIVE and should not be a requirement in our society.
let’s specifically talk about English.
So We are in America and in America we speak “English” which by now is technically a foreign language.
I mean they have different words and different pronunciations.
Yet we don’t say that they are speaking English incorrectly…
We give them the benefit of the doubt by saying “I love your ENGLISH accent.”
Like WTF is an English accent? We speak English too! lmao.. We’re the ones with the accent right?
However when it’s applied to People of Color in America suddenly it’s not just an accent it is considered stupid and uncultured to speak English in a different way….
I once had a white girl ask me why Black People say “Axe” instead of “Ask”
My response to her was, “I say ask and I’m Black, I have no clue why some people say ‘axe’ but I know what they mean so it doesn’t really matter.”
She was not satisfied with my response.
This same girl later ‘corrected’ me when i said “Crown” instead of “crayon” .
I asked her to pass me a “Crayon” (if you say it fast it sounds like crown) and she was like “What are you talking about!?” and I pointed and she said “You mean CRAY-ON” really slowly.
I was like “Bitch Pass me the mutha fuckin Crown right now!”
Note I was in elementary school… so it really was like
“What is a Cray-on? That sounds stupid”
and she pointed to the box and said “read this”
and I read “Crayon” (pronounced Crown)
and she said “you’re wrong”
and I replied “Just give me the blue crown”
I learned nothing from this except that I disliked her for constantly saying I was wrong when nobody else seemed to notice my horrible pronunciation of words hahaha..
Anyway the point is that I thought she was saying it wrong. Cray-on to me sounds horrible but in an effort to make sure people understand me I will say Cray-on really slowly with people who don’t understand crown.
This is Called code-switching.
I will blog about code- switching soon lol
Black Guy Out!
Are you having an identity struggle?
If your answer is no… I know that you are LYING
If yes.. then don’t worry most people have multiple struggles with their identity in their lifetime.
So if it’s happening to you then that is perfectly okay!
As the title suggests.. the identity crisis I’m talking about is specifically about being “Black”
If you are a “Black” person living in the United States of America I can almost guarantee that you have been accused of doing something that “Black” people never do!
Like listening to country music.
Or even worse you’ve been accused of not being able to do something that all “Black” people CAN do….
Like Play basketball.
So what do you do when you’re being accused of not being “Black” enough?
Sit in a freaking corner and cry?
1. You must realize that there is no way to be a perfect black person…
Being black is only about your skin color..
Other than that everything else is about your personality likes and dislikes… Your Skin Color does NOT influence your Taste Buds
And it definitely does not make you more athletic….
2. You can’t let other people define your “blackness” for you…
When someone questions your “Blackness” kindly let them know that being black is only about skin color and nothing else….
If you are “Black” and you are from Baltimore.. you Probably will not do the same things as “Black” people in D.C.
I mean who here isn’t black?
3.Focus on what makes you who you are.. and not what makes you more “Black” than anyone else
Having a Picture like this does not make you blacker than anyone else lol
and liking Adele does not make you less black then anyone else
And that is it for now…
Do not let someone tell you that you are not Black Enough!
Cause You don’t care what they think!
Black Guy Out!
They say that money can’t buy love… But trust me there Are plenty of things that can’t buy love lol this post goes over the many things that actually can buy you love
Which is why the title has the word currencies in it in case you are wondering.
1. The first currency of love are love letters
That’s right I said the most cliche thing in the books! lol
But I am serious.. A Good love letter here and there with true meaning and Real emotions can keep things in motion. (^_^)
2. The second currency of love are Pictures
I’m talking about those cheesy couple pictures embellished in fancy frames and highlighted with instagram filters
Eating fried chicken and salad with a side of spaghetti (yes that doesnt make sense)
3. The third Currency of Love is Conversation
Good Conversation is to Love as Fuel is to a Car… Keep your love fueled with great topics and good humor and will move along with ease.
4. The Fourth Currency of Love are symbols
This can come in the form of many things. from small gifts to the way you sign your name on their love letter.
Make things symbols of your love and it will last…
5. Last but not least… The Fifth Currency for Love is .. Nothing
DONT BE MAD lol this does not negate the other 4 currencies of love. It is just a reminder that love comes in many forms and in a lot of cases nothing was needed for love to manifest itself.
Be happy with what you have… But don’t be afraid to go out and get what you want.
Black Guy Out…
With funny anti-hipster pics
I bet reading that title sent a chill down your back….
If not then it caused you to laugh… I mean why would I, a black man, go out of my way to not say the “N” Word? I mean I am allowed to say it right?
It’s not like I am some racist White guy! It’s just a term of Endearment!
But it isn’t really a term of Endearment…
Let’s look at a dictionary! lol
1. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive
A. A Black Person
B. A member of any dark-skinned people
Here is why from now on i will try to eliminate the N word from my vocabulary…
First let us discuss the reasons why some people feel that it is okay to use the N Word
1. It is a term of Endearment
2. Not using it gives the word more power
3. It just means Ignorant.
4. It’s funny/friendly NOT Mean
Now I will go Point by Point and explain why each of these points are invalid lol
1. I cannot think of the last time I heard someone use the N word as a “Term of Endearment”
So let’s define term of endearment for anyone who has no clue what that is…
A term of endearment is a word or phrase used to address and/or describe a person, animal or inanimate object for which the speaker feels love or affection
Keep The words “Love” and “Affection” as the main thing that signifies something as a term of endearment… and let us go over the numerous ways that the N word is used..
Example A: ”What’s up my N**ga?!”
Definitely a Term of Endearment here I mean apparently he has some sort of affection or love for this person he is calling the N Word
Example B: ”DAMN you are one lazy N**ga!”
Definitely a Insult… No where do I sense Love and affection… Being Lazy is a Very Negative Trait..
Example C: ”N**gas are always Late!”
I mean that is just a horrible unloving thing to say about someone…
Example D : “N**ga are you Stupid!??”
This is pretty Self Explanatory.. Calling someone stupid doesn’t have anything to do with Love and affection.
Example E: ”N**ga PLEASE!”
This picture proves my point lol I mean dude was like “What?!”
So only 1 out of 5 examples of the N word being used can be seen as remotely positive…
Now of Course for the most part people say these things to their Friends…. But I call my friends by their actual names and not by a racial epithet…
2. Not using it gives it more power!
People who say this are ignoring the enormous power it has when we say it all the time…
Black people have said the N word for a very long time now and I promise you it still has the same amount of power it always has had when a White person says it!
This poor white person said the N word during her favorite song
“All Gold Everything” By Trinidad James
If you truly believe that saying the N Word will take it’s power away then DO NOT get mad when a White person wants to say it…
But regardless This is my point
As long as the N Word means what it always has meant it will hold power!
3. It just means Ignorant
No… it means ignorant black person…. Which literally means that all black people are ignorant. So let’s break it down like this
If all Black people are N Words… Then All Black People must be Ignorant.
And Gary Coleman does not approve
We all know DAMN well that the N word does not just mean Ignorant…
It means, Exotic, Stupid, Late, Lazy, Annoying, Loud, Angry, Emotional, Crazy, and Sexual (Whorish).
4. It’s Funny/ Friendly Not mean
I will take you back to the rest of my examples… We are really “laughing” at people for not being as smart as other people and attaching that to the color of their skin…
When a white person says the N-Word most people will respond with Anger
I mean if the word isn’t a problem then why get so mad about it?
what do you mean that it’s okay cause they’re your friend?
The N Word still means ignorant person
It means Non-White
it means Not Classy
It still means below humanity..
We Need a new Freaking Adjective…
We are not an object
we are People
Not N Words
Black Guy Out.
First of all Technically Speaking my skin is Brown… If I took my Black Shoe
and put it next to my face… Even a Little Kid could tell me that it’s not the same color……
Note I do believe that most people understand that being “Black” doesn’t mean that your skin is actually “Black” but the more we call ourselves black people the more I think we start to believe in the Lie.
If you disagree I will give you this simple exercise to see if I can change your mind.
When you see these pictures I want you to classify them based on their skin color
In both pictures you can clearly see that despite their obvious difference in “Shade” that neither of their skin is actually “Black”
Now to layer this anymore…
One of these men is in Africa.
and the other man is in America.
Now if you are just like most people i know who are reading this you were able to guess that the man on top is probably American and the Man at the bottom is African (Based on Skin color Alone)
Don’t you think it’s strange that
Africans who are a Darker Shade of brown are not called “Black People” but are known as “Africans” …
but lighter Brown Skinned people in America are called “Black People” ??
The first African person I became friends with was from Ghana and this is back when I was only in Middle School…
One of the First things he said to me was “What is up my nigga?”
and I told him I didnt want him to call me a Nigga.
and he said that Everyone He knows in Ghana told him that that is what “black people” are in America…
I asked him if he would call anyone in Ghana a Nigga and he said
“No no no! we are not niggas we are from Ghana.” and laughed.
Because I was in middle school I saw nothing particularly wrong with the statement.
The point is that no one really knows what being “Black” in America entails…
There are plenty of stereotypes
“Loves Rap Music”
“Can’t read or speak ‘correct’ English”
But if you don’t fit any of those things does that make you not Black?
And if you are white and you love Fried chicken does that make you black?
If being black has to do with the color of your skin…
Then we cannot define ourselves based on that simple underdeveloped and simple trait.
We must define ourselves with a greater understanding of ourselves.
There is no area called “African-American Land”
Therefore when I identify myself I first use the term “American Citizen”
Then I say that I am from Washington DC
Being black means little else than just my Skin Color which is ACTUALLY Brown
*Steps off Soap Box*
Black Guy Out..
Power, Strength, muscle, aggression
Are peas in the same pod.
Used against our fellow humans
In order to achieve our selfish and cold goals
Afraid of failure and the simple word “No”
We punish those whom want to be free
By wrapping them in our distorted fantasies
And penetrating their minds with our sick desires
Is the the essential component of discrimination
Racism, sexism, and yes you guessed it Rape ism
Whether it be mentally spiritually or physically
Rape can leave an unbelievable stain on the victims conscious
Even when the rapist is unsuccessful
It fulfills the nightmares of women who have been told to fear the men they’re supposed to trust…
Post traumatic stress is the result
Yet we blame the victim
And it is Power
That allows this hypocrisy to prevail
Consequences to fall void
And reputations of the rapist to stay intact
The victim however is left to their own devices
Forever wondering if it was really their fault
That they were violated
Power is corruption at its best
And my fellow humans I tell you
That you are corrupted……
Go ahead! Tell me I can’t…
But I already did so it really doesn’t matter
I mean you tell me that “This is America! The land of the Free!” yet you also tell me that in America you can’t
“ask the government for support”
“Be of a Different Religion,”
“Believe that socialism is an interesting economic system.”
Because really this is America! Home of the Judgmental…. -__-
Now of course i am not talking about 100% of Americans. There are plenty of well-informed open minded folks out there and I appreciate their efforts.
However there are plenty of folks out there who (In the event of a zombie apocalypse) would probably be like this guy
I mean the world ends and you still think all black people like Rap Music, Fried Chicken and Watermelon.
And YES you can still be racist EVEN IF YOU HAVE A BLACK FRIEND
And side-note Most Muslims do not wear Turbans so don’t go around talking about Towel-Heads or else I will think you’re talking about White women
And there are plenty of Illegal Immigrants who are NOT from mexico
We even made a very popular videogame centered on an Illegal Immigrant!! haha
He is Eastern European….
So after all of that Ranting…
I come back to the subject
The months of February, March, and April are now dedicated to Black history.
And there isn’t Shit you can do about it…
Black Guy Out.
With totally “unrelated” Gifs
March 21st is a proud day in my opinion. Mainly because its my birthday!!!! Hahaha celebrate to your hearts content. Hell inbox me and leave me a birthday message or even better ask me a question!!!!
I’ll probably add an awesome GIF or meme to this post later hahaha!!!!
And here it is
One of the most interesting statistics in modern America is the belief that white people are just as likely to experience racial discrimination as black people…
I know that everyone is entitled to their own opinions so here is mine…
White people are NOT as likely to experience discrimination based on the color of their skin.
For some of you reading this I know that this is hard for you to accept…
So lets take into account the argument that Affirmative Action discriminates against white people by favoring black people.
At first glance this seems plausible, however upon further investigation we find that a white person is still more likely to receive a job over an African American.
If you are confused Here is an example…
There are 30 people (including you) applying for a job that has 10 open spaces. After the hiring process you discover that out of 10 new employees, 9 were white and one of them were black.
So who took your job???
Some people blame affirmative action and say that if it wasn’t for that one black person they surely would have secured that 10th spot… But what about the other 9 employees?
Would they not be as guilty of stealing your spot as this one black person?
What about the other 19 applicants who also didn’t get the job?
what makes you so special?
If you are still lost I’ll break down for you in percentages.
Based solely on race of the 10 hired employees… you (A white person) have a 9 out of 10 chance of getting the job.
If you were black even with Affirmative Action you only have a 1 out of 10 chance of being hired. That is 90% versus 10% …
There is no way you can tell me that you would have a better chance being hired if you were not white. And Affirmative action doesn’t guarantee every black person a job.. if it did then the unemployment rate would drop significantly.
This my friends, is a part of White Privilege
If you are unfamiliar with white privilege that’s perfectly okay… It is basically the assertion that a person has an advantage in most situations and institutions in America because they are white.
Now white privilege deserves a blog post for itself so i will give you a small example
During Black History Month (February) which is the shortest month of the year even during a Leap Year! I constantly hear the complaint from white people
“That’s not fair! Why is there no White History Month??”
These white people ignore their White Privilege…
They do not acknowledge the fact that every Month is “White History Month”white history is the center of every history class in America.
White history is even taught during Black History Month!!!!
The month of February is really a focus on white history with random historical figures who happen to be black sprinkled in here and there…A presentation by students on Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr. And a play about African American History. The rest of the Year is dedicated to European History.
That is an advantage for white people. A privilege offered by our institutions of “higher learning” And it is just a small part of White Privilege.
Black Guy Out.