Being Unapologetically Black In America - blogged by: @asimplebijou ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More and more in today's society, we see race becoming a constant topic of conversation in America. With powerful movements such as BlackLivesMatter, Thisiswhywekneel, and many more, race is being brought to the forefront of the oppressor, similar to the way it was many years ago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Black artists, directors, activists, actors, actresses, etc. have all utilized their platforms to shed light on the racism that still exists in our nation. Issa Rae, Beyonce, Colin Kaepernick, Kendrick Lamar, and Jesse Williams, have all openly spoke about the struggles we face as black people, while still encouraging us to be unapologetic about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To be unapologetically black is to own that sh*t and be proud of it. You have nothing to be embarrassed nor apologetic about. While majority of us were taught to not speak about the discriminatory encounters we face, we can not be silent anymore. We can not let the hatred of others deter us from being proud. We must hold our head high and let them know our black asses has nothing to be ashamed about. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The same oppressors who embded in us that we should be ashamed and embarrassed, are the same ones who regularly appropriate our culture. Stealing our sh*t and not crediting us. They belittle and portray us as nothing but barbaric animals, yet ignore the reality that we are the curators and cultivators of American culture. Be proud and remove those negative stigmas because your blackness is a trait desired by even the fairest of them all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From every variation of our melanin skin, to our full lips, wide hips, broad noses, hairstyles, big butts, be the unapologetic nubian king and queen you are with zero f**ks about who you are envied upon. The very attributes they frown upon, probably are the same ones they are rushing to buy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are unapologetically black brothers and sisters, kings and queens, letting our read the rest log on to (clickable link on profile)