Black people fail to unite one another. We fail to empower and support, and instead seek to tear each other down. The dark-skin vs light-skin feud has been prevalent for such a long time and is sadly still profound in society. Hearing comments like, ‘you’re pretty for a black girl’ or being told that I have ‘butter-skin’ fails to be alluring or attractive. Black skin has a range of different beautiful complexions and yet they remain to be the same on paper - black. I rarely see any other race prejudicing against their own and yet black people continue to do so. Often, I think this comes from a lack of grounding and understanding of your own culture and colour. A lack of knowledge. A failure to accept who you are and allowing consequential feelings of insecurity to stem from this. We need to work on having a united front. We need to work together and respect each other. We need to respect our whole race. Link to this is in my bio.
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Speak and let your voice be heard. Let your harsh accent shake through the ignorant bodies passing you in the street and be proud. Your voice is not laced with tones of immigration, terrorism and violence. It’s not hung with lowly notes of asylum and poor, dirty, scrounging hands. It stands tall with tales of escaped suffering, with tales of liberation. It rings loud with voices of your ancestors banded together and chanting freedom. It represents willing and bravery, solidarity and salvation. Speak proudly with your own voice, sing your coarse tones and do not be ashamed of your thick, harsh accent as it wraps around the necks of the closed minded. Do not try to retreat, do not try to retract. Tell your tales, even if your voice shakes, with the dulcet symphonies that your forebears blessed you with.
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