It's Because I'm Young

Blackness. Jazz. Rap. Politics. History. Religion. When I'm stressed I turn to Coltrane and when I'm angry it's Mingus. James Baldwin is my favorite writer and Yasiin Bey my favorite rapper.  “I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos -- and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.” - Frantz Fanon

It really is simple why Black people are protective of our leaders, music, style and language. So many white people romanticize African American culture and pick and choose what aspects they deem acceptable, and yet in that very same breath they feel this false authority in deeming what is unacceptable. Black people live, to attempt to rummage through a culture and pick and choose whats “good” or “bad” is a racist, colonialist mindset that has no place here

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