I came from a country where race was not an issue. I did not think of myself as black and I only became black when I came to America. In America you don’t get to decide what race you are. It is decided for you.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche stated that, lots of folk-mostly non-black say Obama’s not black, he’s biracial, multiracial, black-and-white, anything but just black. But race is not biology; race is sociology. Race is not genotype; Race is phenotype. Race matters because of racism. And racism is absurd because it’s about how you look. Not about the blood you have. It’s about the shade of your skin and the shape of your nose and the kink of your hair.
What I’ve realized is; Many blacks have a white person in their ancestry, because white slave owners liked to go a-raping in the slave quarters at night. But if…
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