I thought about this because CNN had Soledad O’Brien‘s Black in America on. The show’s theme was, who is black? I wanted to respond with labels are for jars. It was sad to see how these kids felt they had to have some sort of identity, much of it heavily based on what others say you are.
Yes, I understand the history. I understand it’s hard for a teenager not to follow a crowd. With DNA, we are learning how unimportant skin color really is. Or do people need to belong to something? Maybe.
- “Who is Black in America?” Soledad O’Brien Tackles Racial Identity on CNN (clutchmagonline.com)
- CNN’s Soledad O’Brien examines one biracial young woman’s story in her “Who is Black in America?” documentary (startingpoint.blogs.cnn.com)
- RSVP to Our ‘Who Is Black in America’ Google+ Chat (essence.com)