Labels Are for Jars.

Soledad O'Brien takes a moment to talk with Ca...

Soledad O’Brien takes a moment to talk with Catholic Herald Reporter Amy Guckeen after her lunch with students at Marquette University on February 7th. O’Brien shared how faith has deeply influenced her and how faith, family and motherhood has played a role in her career. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.


About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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2 Responses to Labels Are for Jars.

  1. As always, well stated – a erudition pointed comment!

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