Goddess morning Royals. Giving praise and worship to the all High.
This is a passage from my book, “The Family Bond.” It is a encounter that could take place on the campus grounds between a “light skinned” and “dark skinned” student. This didn’t actually happen and it is a two part scenario so enjoy.
School Scenario: Two Colored Guys – One is Dark-skinned and stays to himself. The other Light-skinned and always with a group of followers not of color.
Dark skinned brother enters a room – “Good morning everyone.”
Light skinned brother – “And who you suppose to be?”
Dark skinned brother – “I’m a brother like you’re a brother, trying to make it in a dream, where everyone seems to want me to fail. Who you want me to be?”
Light skinned brother – “Who you talking to?”
Dark skinned brother – “Oh, it’s not a debate my brother. It’s just, I want you to understand I come from almost the same places you came from. Just because I speak properly doesn’t mean I wasn’t raised in the hood. It just means I was raised by people who cared how I pronounce and announce word and how I sound. That’s about it! My color is the same as yours. No, it’s not about color and no it’s not a race war, but a little something more! Something that we should be doing, we should be Uniting instead of Fighting! We should be wanting more for each other. I’m here just like you are here, to get an Education. To walk through those doors, just like you walk through those doors. I’m trying to better myself and make a way for my people, my young one, my children, the generation coming up behind me. No, I’m not trying to display you, nor diss you. I’m not even trying to displace you. All I’m trying to say, we are in the same place. That mean that your grades are just as good as mine grades. Don’t down play me because I am here to fulfill a dream and you’re here to make a scene. I’m not about that, I’m about another thing. I’m about trying to help the next, you down here trying to break a neck. Oh, My God, I feel my pressure getting high but why? Because, I don’t feel like I should be the one that’s about to die. I didn’t do anything to you! Are you tired of seeing that? The same thing on TV. Every time you turn around you see blacks killing blacks, I know that sounds whack. But in reality, that’s what you are threatening me about. How you going to take my life. Yet in still you sit up here worried about the next white man and his life. You are trying to be better than me. I’m trying to be better than everybody. Oh, not saying just you. I’m trying to be better than him, him, and him. I’m not trying to be that person sitting over here in the corner singing my “should’ve,” “could’ve,” “would’ve”. I’m not trying to blame “society” for my down falls. I’m not even trying to blame my parents for not being able to take care of me properly, but someone loved me because I am here. Someone loved you because you’re here. I don’t care if you fought the fight and loved yourself enough to get here. I fought the fight and someone else loved me enough to get me here. All that really matter is that we are here! So, this way we can better ourselves. Yeah, I know you want to be the tough man on campus. I’m not even going to debate it. Just because I am another brother on campus doesn’t mean I am here to be better than you in the fight race, I’m here to be better than everyone in the educational race. That’s it! My mindset and your mindset could be on the same page. Just because my grades are higher than yours doesn’t mean I can’t get you up on that level. Why I can’t pull my brother up, because that’s my whole means, the whole reason I am here, is to help better my society. Help better my people. I’m not here to kill nobody, not here to degrade nobody. I’m only here to help me. That’s what my loved ones sent me here for. I’m saying you don’t have none, I’m not say no one cares. That’s not what I am trying to say, so don’t read into this the wrong way. I need you to understand. I’m just here trying to be a man, the same reason you are here. I’m not here to show up nobody, nor raise nobody’s hopes pass where they are. I’m not here to even the score. Naw, that’s not what I am here for. I am here to better me, because that’s who I know. The only person I know. I don’t know you, but Hi! I would like to introduce myself. I’m your brother from another mother. My name is “Love,” that’s me. Oh, you don’t want to shake my hand? That’s fine! Still makes you a man. It didn’t make you less than, just because you didn’t want to do one thing, introduce yourself to me. See I already know who you are! I always know who everyone is, everywhere I go. I make it my business to know who’s around me. I need to know what kind of danger my life is in, whether they are of color or not, because no one can be trusted. You are proving that to me right now. Our colors are the same. You match me perfectly. Don’t even know if you are related to me. All I know is every black is not black and every white is not white, every green is not green and every blue is not blue. Some are off white, eggshell white, cream but not all white, just representative of white. Some is midnight black, blue black, black but once again just a representative of black. Some are greenish blue, and representative of green and blue. Some browns are tan, khaki, beige and cocoa. So, every color isn’t the same color and every heart isn’t the same heart. Just like every person of color isn’t the same person of color. So, what I need you to do is understand this, is that I am here to run the race and nothing more. So, allow me to run the race and make it to where I am going, and I’ll stay out of your lane. By the way my brother, you have a great day! PEACE
Don’t look at people for who you want them to be but for they really are. Give them time and they will show exactly who they are and if they then you have met who you are looking at, spending time with, and care for. Change people! this world sure can use a lot.
Sending you all love and kisses. #GoddessLove