Resistance is Futile! The Assimilation of Black People.
Is this person White or Black?
The image is black, but the race of this image depiction is not meant to matter since the face and features are all black!
...only, look at the colic at the top of the image. That alone excludes the majority of the Billion-plus people identified as African, African American or Black.
S l o w l y society is trying to change to include everyone (mostly in the wrong way!).
The dawning of a new age! Black people can be president and treated as cruelly by the populace as a White person is treated in office. Still, the word person culturally in the United States and Western cultures refers to a White person in reality.
So, when speaking, it is understood that the word 'person' here refers to a White person in office until that person becomes a person of color in office which then obligates the purveyor of information to inform everyone what type of 'person', which in turn is just a psychological truth due to the European-influenced culture that rules the world today.
People are White. When they are not White, they are Black people, Chinese people, Latino people, etc. Of course, of course, some will say what about French people or Australian people or British people--all White! Until, they are Black, Arab or Aborigine.
No one has the race issue that America has, though.
The racial descriptors used by all people in this great nation of The United States of America have softened, but the use of them have not changed.
It seems that many White people, who are just as ambiguous a race as are Blacks, want the Black people to stop complaining about racism and make a concerted effort to blend into the popular culture.
One Billion or so people on this planet have a racial classification of Black (African), Indian, or Chinese each. 750 million or there about people identify as Caucasian, White with European heritage. This group, Whites rule the world in every aspect whether other races and cultures admit to it or not.
Are Black people becoming like everybody else in this nation--by everybody else that means White culture in general?
African American Blacks may be taking and accepting the cry of other Americans who have assimilated such as those of Asian and many of those of Latin descent. This group of people who want and desire this lessening--the lack of racially motivated agitation in American called culture--seem as if it is a group of people who have nondescript ethnic identity except for the appellation American.
However, the question is: When you think of American, what are the first images that come to mind? And be honest with yourselves.
What comes up on Google Images for American People
Danielle C. Belton
To be fair, in every culture the dominate group assumes that all of whom any person speaks will be of that heritage unless otherwise specified. In America, the issue of race seems to take on new forms just to stay alive since the Civil Rights Movement.
In an opinion piece she wrote for Clutch, Danielle C. Belton gave her perspective about the subject as follows:
Assimilation is the greatest and most important waste of time any [B]lack person will ever engage in. Because it essentially means spending your life anticipating someone else’s prejudices, then trying to modify your behavior to prove you’re a special, different, extraordinary Negro, not to be confused with Lil Wayne or the guy on the evening news who rammed a car in to a hair weave store and ran off with $10,000 worth of Indian Remy.
Not that Danielle is a great authority on all things dealing with Blacks, but she has a point to consider. In her article she gives a list of how difficult it is for Black people to assimilate just because of the color of their skin and the texture of their hair.
However, it happens.
- Naming children so that they would not be identified as a race other than the norm, which is White, is one way of assimilating according to many.
- Changing speech intonation and patterns to sound less like the vernacular of parents is another way to assimilate.
- Separating from traditionally Black groups and joining groups that promote ((((The ONE American Way)))) is another way of assimilating.
- Changing the texture of hair to appear more flimsy is another way to assimilate.
When you think of an American, what do you think of?
As much as American society cries out for individuality, it does so with a caveat. There must be a limit to how far any one person can go before society rejects the individuality.
For example, society as a bed of red roses loves a single rose that has pink petals. Yet if the rose has yellow petals society sees the rose as too different and rejects the rose.
Society has a way of letting its member know what will be acceptable and what will not.
Black people are not privy to a unique culture aside from what the Europeans provided them during and following slavery in America. Deviation from the European-based cultures is attempted only to melt away into the mainstream of American society.
The Old Ways among Black people do not go past slavery in America. They speak English and eat English/European-based food.
It is okay to assimilate into American society since Blacks have done so for generations. Now it is just made real.
Black culture, the way they talk, the values they espouse, the institutions they respect..., is the same as the Whites--all based in English! There is a difference.
Blacks people have Ebonics rendered English based on the poor ability of Slave ancestors to grasp the English language while Whites use Standard American English.
There are other differences; however, those difference are socioeconomic in nature. Blacks are already assimilated. Now society wants mainstream assimilation as well--and it is getting it!
What do you think?
Are Blacks or African American in your opinion more assimilated into American society now?
Yes, Assimilation Sounds Bad but it Made the USA
Black people celebrate the same holidays that White people celebrate. Thanksgiving turkeys are eaten though the original colony of Pilgrims did not boast any Black Pilgrims.
Christmas was handed to the Blacks by the Whites, and so was Christianity in America. Most Blacks are Christian in the United States.
These are just a few examples of why it is okay to join mainstream America. Black people are already a part of it if they never realized it before.
It is Black American culture and heritage to speak English and accepted the White man's culture. They were not given a choice. However, life in America is NOT as bad for Black people as it was once.
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