- Posted November 17, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Being black in 2012
Do all "Black People" live the same life?
This is more of my response to an excellent post put up by Unbroken...Please read hers.
I find the concept or even simple statement of "Being black in 2012" to be insulting to every one of every ethnicity and especially those assigned to accept this status.
There is NO common experience for anyone. Period. End of story.
I would find it hard to believe you could even pick a single block in any given neighborhood in the United States and provide everyone of any race had the same experience.
This type of thinking produces and enforces long held inaccurate and unfair stereotypes.
All black people are not poor or suppressed. All white people are not privileged. In my opinion any assignment or applying of condition to any ethnicity is prejudicial in and of itself.
To offset any misconception here,
THERE IS NO SUCH THING as a black experience in America....Or a White experience or any experience for any race whatsoever.
This thinking is not based on the realities of life and personal struggles we ALL experience.