Updated: Jul 24, 2018


1. relating to a population subgroup (within a larger or dominant national or cultural group) with a common national or cultural tradition.

Being Black in America

One-Drop Rule

The one-drop rule is a social and legal principle of racial classification that was historically prominent in the United States asserting that any person with even one ancestor of sub-Saharan-African ancestry ("one drop" of black blood)[1][2] is considered black (Negro in historical terms).

The streets are overflowing, the crowds are screaming and the tears have drowned us all. Being black in America is scary. The history haunts us to this very day. The famous MLK, Black panthers, Freedom Riders, Malcolm X, etc. had risen up due to the infidelities caused by the elite. The civil rights era was a scary time period.

In 2018 the only thing different is the removal of segregation in public places, along with laws ensuring our 'protection'. What i can infer is the unspoken segregation in the system. Why is it harder for someone of color to obtain a good standing job without being criticized for their skin (even in interviews).

If we're so protected why are we still stripped of our due process to live life properly? Protection is a long way from here. We're in a society where police brutality is normal, and outlandish sentences are growing even longer. It definitely doesn't help with influential executive figures judging people of color from different countries.

"Out of many people"

"Land of many waters"

Where is our unity?

When you sit and reflect on the progress of our country we really are defaming America's original crust and completely desecrating it.




verb: desecrate; 3rd person present: desecrates; past tense: desecrated; past participle: desecrated; gerund or present participle: desecrating

  1. treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect; violate. "more than 300 graves were desecrated" synonyms:violate, profane, defile, debase, degrade, dishonor; More

Unity is culturally where i come from as a Jamaican Guyanese American. I was granted the opportunity to see the difference between America and home through my family. Why can't the black community come together too? The system isn't the only one eating us away. Killing our community isn't going to make anything better. So ask yourself (even if you're not of 'color') what's the solution? How does this affect me?

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