Paroles Interlude: Tina Taught Me

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I think part of it is accepting
That it's so much beauty in being Black
And that's the thing that, I guess, I get emotional about
Because I've always known that
I've always been proud to be Black
Never wanted to be nothing else
Loved everything about it, just
It's such beauty in Black people
And it really saddens me
When we're not allowed to express that pride in being Black
And that if you do, then it's considered anti-white
No! You just pro-black, and that's okay
The two don't go together, because you celebrate Black culture
Does not mean that you don't like white culture
Or that you putting it down
It's just taking pride in it, but what's irritating is when somebody says
You know, "They're racist!", "That's reverse racism!"
Or "They have a Black History Month, but we don't have a White History Month!"
Well, all we've ever been taught is white history
So, why are you mad at that? Why does that make you angry?
That is to suppress me and to make me not be proud

Raphael Saadiq, Solange Knowles