Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Thoughts on maintaining Heritage.


I'd like to start this off by first saying, that I would not like to do away with the heritage of my past. While I understand we are moving towards a one color or no color nation, I have to recognize that we do still have color. We do not have clear skin. We may be striving to be one people, but we are many people. Just as there are many different variations of food on our table at dinner, so is the variety in our race, creed, way of being, And I cannot ask that aspect to change.

 In fact, why would I ask you to change, since it is what makes us who we are. The bold, the beautiful, the different colors of our universe, would be treated for that of one nation, one color, one religion, one food, one way of life? Is this a place in which we really want to live? Or is this where we feel is the safest place to live? Do we think that all of our problems will be eradicated if we no longer refer to ourselves as black, white, Latino? Not really.

 Because with this planet, we will do nothing but recategorize ourselves into something that we can easily define, because we have done it before, and we will simply re-create that.… Especially without knowledge of our rich heritage. Our heritage is far too vast to be let go. In fact many do not even remember it, and we have been called into believing it is not important. None of this is true about our heritage. It is beautiful and profound. We need to find a reason for celebration.

 The only way we can do that is by educating people that we don't need to forget who we are. We just need to make sure that we don't use our heritage as a wound, but rather a badge of honor.

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