Why do we still use the N word? How can we have wellbeing when we insult ourselves? Wearing this Black skin is not easy. There’s alot of pain that comes with it. Racism, financial and economic barriers, health inequalities – we know the list of things that stand against us. Often these barriers are invisible. Or they are hidden behind other reasons. But we know what’s going….
Don’t forget to thank the ancestors for paving and making a way for us. The best way to thank them is to stop using the N word.Afrowoman Online
Are we finished with hearing about slave stories?
I watched Roots; I still remember Kizzy watching taken away from her parents because she learned to read and was later raped by her new slave master. Kunte Kinte had his foot amputated for trying to escape. As horrible as these stories are, they are a small representation of the brutality suffered by Black people during slavery. It was a genocide, which the white western world would prefer us to stay quiet about. We know that some parts of white society continues to ignore this part of western culture and pretend the legacy of that time has no impact on us Black people today.
Can we separate ourselves from the N word?
While we build lifestyles our ancestors could only dream of, when we look in the mirror, our skin is our reminder of where we come from. This is not a reminder we want everyday. But when we suffer racism at work, our Black men are murdered by the police or we don;t get the same opportunities given to our white counterparts; we know what our skin colour means.
But our ancestors who endured our current pain and the barriers I mentioned above, on a whole different level. They dreamt that one day we would live in joy. So go ahead and claim your joy, enjoy your life. You deserve it, just don’t forget to thank the ancestors for paving and making a way for us. The best way to thank them is to stop using the N word.