Welcome to the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge! Throughout the 28 days of February, my posts will not (necessarily) be about HR, Leadership or Management topics.
Blackness isn’t universal.
We don’t all live in dangerous urban areas, bka The Hood, and speak slang. We don’t all like the same foods and drinks. We don’t all have the same struggles.
Black people have the same range of human experiences and backgrounds as any other group. We would feel much more accepted, appreciated and included if people beyond our community would recognize and allow us the same latitudes given to White people instead of reducing us to caricatures and stereotypes to continue to perpetuate our perceived inferiority.
Despite the Black experience not being universal, we suuuuuuuuure have fun pretending that it is!!
*Tee hee hee*
Long before Cards for All People made it into an official game, Black people debated passionately the things that could get your Black Card revoked. Everyone has their list of comical comparisons which will result in loss of the privilege of being Black.
Here are my Top 5 — “Your Black Card Should be Revoked if ___________”
This is my list. And just like that classic 70s music compilation: you, my brother/sister, must get your own!
*NOTE: If you’re something other than Black and meet all these criteria, that’s awesome! It doesn’t make you Black tho. Please don’t say it does. If you play it cool, we may invite you to the Cookout and/or nominate you for a trade at some point. But not if you say stupid stuff like that. K’ThxBye!
Tune in tomorrow for Day 7 – The Key to Unity