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10.  If you are still running around claiming that your family has “Indian Blood”, particularly, Cherokee. I wonder why the only Native American tribe some Black folks can name is Cherokee as if Iroquois, Mohicans, Seminoles and others do not exist.

9, If you believe that all Black NBA players are married to White women. Actually, 86% of married African American NBA players are married to Black women.

8. If you deny the African within by stating that your descendants are from the Caribbean. How in the h**l did you think all those Black folks ended up on those islands?

7. If you believe that all White people are rich, beautiful, educated  and are endowed with special magical powers.

6. If you tell a dark-skinned Black woman, “You are so pretty to be dark”.

5. If you give an automatic pretty pass to light-skinned women just because they are light-skinned and have long hair.

4. If you refuse to frequent Black-owned businesses because you believe that their services are sub-par as compared to White-owned businesses.

3. If you believe that “Good Hair” consists of hair that is long, flowing and silky; not kinky.

2. If you believe that all educated, wealthy Black men and women are married to people outside their race. As of 2007, only 4.6% of all married Blacks in the United States are married to a White partner or other races.

1. If you make statements such as “Black women have too many problems” or “I cannot find a Black man that is on my level” to justify dating outside your race. There is nothing wrong with interracial dating unless you are using it as a way to escape the deep psychological problems of hatred for one’s race. Perhaps the the problem is not Black people collectively but YOUpersonally and all YOUR issues and burdens of being Black in America.

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I feel and have felt that

Word...

here here! but you are preaching to the converted

Whew! I was worried there for a second. Heh!

Well said!!

10 Ways To Find Out If You're Trying Too Hard To "Be Black"

10.  If you discount or deny any other ethnicity within your (and others) families but sub-Saharan African as if every African-American family consists only of genetic material from sub-Saharan Africa. It's 2012 soon to be 2013. If you think you are soley sub-Saharan African have your DNA tested. Prepare to be surprised.

9. If you care a whole lot who sports figures who happen to be black date or marry.

8. If you are so caught up in Afrocentrisim so as to deny or discount the contributions of other parts of the African diaspora worldwide.

7. If you believe all Black people are "from the hood", talk in slang, claim the ghetto as where they were born (even ones who were raised in the 'burbs) and that any Black person who does not do so is "less Black" or "trying to be White".

6. If you don't trust people who may be black but of a lighter shade than you.

5. If you think people who are Black, college or university educated and possibly wealthy are some how, "sell outs" (unless of course they went to a historically Black college).

4. If you know little of the other black experiences outside your own including those who may be multiracial. 

3. If you get caught up in petty nonsense like "Good Hair" rather than recognize that such ideas stem from ignorance and aren't worth your time.

2. If you believe that all educated, wealthy Black men and women should -only- or -preferably- date or marry within their race rather than being free to fall in love with whoever they may. 

1. If you are too worried about what other people who may look like you are doing ONLY because they look like you.

For every viewpoint, there is an alternative one. I posted the above to illustrate how someone else might see the original post's 10 points.

Wow. I think you just about knocked all 10 of the original points out of the park.

Jordana LeSesne said:

10 Ways To Find Out If You're Trying Too Hard To "Be Black"

10.  If you discount or deny any other ethnicity within your (and others) families but sub-Saharan African as if every African-American family consists only of genetic material from sub-Saharan Africa. It's 2012 soon to be 2013. If you think you are soley sub-Saharan African have your DNA tested. Prepare to be surprised.

9. If you care a whole lot who sports figures who happen to be black date or marry.

8. If you are so caught up in Afrocentrisim so as to deny or discount the contributions of other parts of the African diaspora worldwide.

7. If you believe all Black people are "from the hood", talk in slang, claim the ghetto as where they were born (even ones who were raised in the 'burbs) and that any Black person who does not do so is "less Black" or "trying to be White".

6. If you don't trust people who may be black but of a lighter shade than you.

5. If you think people who are Black, college or university educated and possibly wealthy are some how, "sell outs" (unless of course they went to a historically Black college).

4. If you know little of the other black experiences outside your own including those who may be multiracial. 

3. If you get caught up in petty nonsense like "Good Hair" rather than recognize that such ideas stem from ignorance and aren't worth your time.

2. If you believe that all educated, wealthy Black men and women should -only- or -preferably- date or marry within their race rather than being free to fall in love with whoever they may. 

1. If you are too worried about what other people who may look like you are doing ONLY because they look like you.

For every viewpoint, there is an alternative one. I posted the above to illustrate how someone else might see the original post's 10 points.

10. When I found my biological mother on facebook, she gave me the 411 on my background, and it turns out that rather than Cherokee, I instead have Black Foot on her side, as well as German and a few other things. Btw, mommi is black, daddy is white. However, up until the time before I contacted her, I never once assumed that I had any type of Native American in me at all. That ethnicity never even crossed my mind.

9. I AM NOT INTO SPORTS AT ALL!!!! Therefore, whoever NBA players chose to marry isn't of much concern to me.

8. See number 10.

7. It's a bit redundant that one should have to indicate observations to refute the point of number 7. but here goes: I see plenty poor/lower middle class whites just about everyday of my life, as well as very unattractive ones. As for whites being better educated......a quick stroll around various forums and threads on the internet (especially youtube where social issues are concerned) will quickly put that notion to rest.

6. Well first of all I'm gay (don't see a reason to hide it either), but and I can always appreciate a beautiful black person whenever I see when one, whether they be boy or girl; light or dark. And the way I express this appreciation is by subtly gracing my eyes with their beauty from afar. Because of my shyness, I've never really told a person how attractive I found them directly to their face anyway.

5. See number 6.

4. I don't pay attention to what qualifies as a privately-owned business, let alone the color of whoever owns it (with the exception of barbershops and salons, and for that I usually go to this Latino salon by my house). Most of the time I just go from store to store around where I live to get what I need.

3. I think it's fair to say that, while there is no objectionable standard for what constitutes as "good hair", everyone however does have their own idea for what they consider in their minds to be "good" or at the least attractive hair, myself included. Let's be honest, who among us believes in their mind that ALL forms and types of hair is equally attractive as the next? We have this thing called preference, and this is what makes us individuals.

2. Education seeks education, within reasonable circumstances. Any sensible person should be able to see that those circumstances can certainly be found within your own race if you look hard enough, but that shouldn't mean that going outside your race should be out of the question.

1. I don't quite know what to say about this one? I've been single for a few years now (and very frustrated about it). Frankly I would love to be out on the dating seen enough to even to get to the point where I would start complaining about people.

Sweet! I love this!  Especially 10,9, 8,6,5,3,and 1,straight-up.

Good points and I know alot of people that think like this one I've said it's hard to find a good black man but I don't discriminate on daring or friends I'm like baskin robins I like all 21 flavors lol

Just to cheer folks up, this little item was all over the news to day--check out the penguins in little African costumes--I thought that was so cute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i625kXwXBPY

America is a squid playing pool with you people and in pool the white ball hits the black ball from the green earth and then the game is over. But what if you freed your mind from theese white made up rules and norms. and use a brown and black ball to shoot down the white ball from the earth. Suddenly you will feel your brain evolving. If YOU firmly belive that the white ball is the one to shoot down last then you are on the beggining to mind freedom and thing will be lots more fun and evolving. Next time play some bowling knock down thoose white pinheads

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