Being Black Research Paper

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A conversation on Black. Being Black is terrifying. Especially in Chillicothe, Ohio at five years old-- without a father and being raised by a white mother. "I feared the Color that entangled my skin." Being Black is power. It is domination. It is a classic sensation that negates any doubt of divinity. Empirical prowess momentarily dociled by White Cock. "Black is a Goldy. We are Godly." "Everybody says 'Who does He think He is?' I just told you who I thought I was. A God. Would it have been better [if I said] 'I Am a Nigga.' or 'I Am a Gangsta' or 'I Am a Pimp'. All those colors and patinas fit better-- on a person like me, right? But to say 'You are a God', especially when you got shipped over to the contry that you're in and your last name is a slave owners. How could you say that? How could you have that mentality?"…show more content…
Rich in symboloisim throughout religion and culture. In Hinduisim and some Native American Indian religions-- Black -- signifies Absolute Power. In Old European tradition of Goddess Reverence and some African and Native American Indian religions-- Black-- symbolizes Fertility. In more popular religious mythology, such as Biblical tradtions-- Black -- represents Evil and Penitence. "We must never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is-- Black-- which is creative, which is dark, which is messy, which is... eroctic." The Hwame-- Two-Spirited Women-- of the Mohave of North America use Black paint on the face and body to signify their divine transgender status. A cultural symbol used specifically to pronounce the immaculate and desirable nature of a woman. Popular Comedy and Theatre Performers-- White Men-- of the early 19th century from The United States and some European contries, used a dehumanizing theatric, popularly called "Blackface". A cosmetic rotine used to negativily impersonate and cartoonize
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