Do You Love your Blackness

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I remember times in my life when people tried to love me in spite of my Blackness, how dirty and dishonest that felt.

I remember times in my life when people have tried to shame me for my Blackness, how that pissed me the fuck off.

I remember times in my live when people tried to destroy my Blackness. – it made me Blacker. stronger. finer.

I remember times in my life when my love of my Blackness confused others so much that they became angry, defensive, sullen…

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The first time I heard or read Deray Mckeeson say “I love my Blackness and Yours”

my heart was fuller and

my back straighter and

my head higher.

I love my Blackness

Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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