My Skin Tone Has Broken Through Bulletproof Walls Personally Designed For My Guaranteed Failure
Why do you define me by the color of my skin? Why does my skin tone trigger your inner hate? What is it exactly about my skin tone that negatively motivates you? Why do you senselessly attempt to measure and weigh my professional abilities based on the color of my skin? Yet, you happily without hesitation accept my money for your products and services. You don’t deter me. Your behavior positively powers me. You feed my desire and contribute to my success.
Haven’t you heard my skin tone is American History? My skin tone survived slavery, endured being cuffed to trees, beat, hung by the neck like a salvage beast. My skin tone suffered rape at the hands of other women’s husbands, men who detest the darker shade of my outer beauty, yet desired the intimate part of me. You see through decades of brutal physical and mental abuse my skin tone has miraculously defied the river flooring odds. My skin tone went from picking cotton to using cotton for manufacturing products and services. My skin tone went from being confined to riding on the back of the bus, to riding in the front of the bus, to driving the bus, to owning the bus. My skin is Rosa Parks.
My skin tone powered its first President of “The United States of America” with a follow up second term reinstatement “Head of the White House”. My skin tone is President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama. My skin tone cultivated one of the most prolific spiritual leaders of all time, Bishop T.D. Jakes. My skin tone birthed the greatest stand-out successful businesswoman world-wide, Oprah Winfrey. My skin tone is the reason different is referred to as unique, Shaquille O’Neal. My skin tone created the iconic, pioneering, boundless creativity, pumping deeply within the veins of Beyoncé “Ms. Carter”. My skin tone incredibly survived being shot nine times at point blank range from the streets to corporate board rooms, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. My skin tone writes, produces, acts, directs, sold out plays, makes box office hit films, and produces top rated TV series, Tyler “Multi Talent” Perry. My skin tone has broken through bulletproof walls personally designed for my guaranteed failure.
Since I haven’t personally journeyed in the colors of other skin colors, I can’t insightfully disclose the journeys; however, I can make known all skin colors have found positive purpose. Every ethnic culture possesses the same common daily goal of surviving life (i.e. place to live, running water, lights, transportation etc.,). There’s no one ethnic group “background” that doesn’t have meaningful, purposefulness, and powerful destinies. Human worth can’t be measured or weighed by the color of an individual’s skin. Different skin colors and cultures add different perspectives; different perspectives harmonize successful value. No one ethnic culture matters more than the other. A united diverse group of collective minds can create a chain of empowering life changing “greatness”.
The very people you look down on and label as beneath your “so called” social class can very well impact your future. No one (human being) is entitled to sit high and look low down on others. Sorry, this mentality will blindly without warning journey back and bite a gigantic hole in your rear in! So, lower your nose to the proper intended level in height before your fast speeding crash to the ground cracks you into little bitty hard to mend pieces.