Myth #. 5: Black Ethnicity

Contrary to the popular rhetoric of social Engineers, political pundits and politicians, blacks are not ethnics. Ethnicity is the sharing of a Common Language, religion, culture,and set of racial characteristics. But, blacks in this country are Amalgamated racial group. They share the English language,but belongs to every religious group, have no clear-cut culture and have a racially mixed family tree. Therefore, the concept of ethnicity does not aptly describe blacks and should not be used to merge black interest with those of other groups.
There are those with specious motives who attempt to classify blacks as and ethnic group in order to blame them for not having reached parity with other ethnic groups. The movement to classify blacks as ethnics is political sleight-of a hand that Springs from Modern conservatives'attempts to promote their so-called color blind political strategies. If blacks permit themselves to be classified as an ethnic group, blacks will suffer a major political loss.
Leslie McLemore, of John Hopkins University, defined an ethnic group as those "who differ culturally from the dominant population, but share enough characteristics with the main population to be acceptable after a period of time. Apparently none black ethnics are viewed as allies of the majority white community, because they share common characteristics, none black skin, immigrant backgrounds, absence of slavery Legacy. Blacks have shared American culture for nearly four hundred years and have yet to be "melted"into the mythical Melting Pot. Classifying blacks as an ethnic group says them up for a new round of "benign neglect".

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Michael Angelo's famous painting of Adam and god , but have you noticed that god with all the demons are incased into an outline of a human brain?

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December 26, 1966
Kwanzaa. A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture.
Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966.
The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili. Each family celebrates Kwanzaa in its own way, but celebrations often include songs and dances, African drums, storytelling, poetry reading, and a large traditional meal. On each of the seven nights, the family gathers and a child lights one of the candles on the Kinara (candleholder), then one of the seven principles is discussed. The principles, called the Nguzo Saba (seven principles in Swahili) are values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing community among African-Americans. Kwanzaa also has seven basic symbols which represent values and concepts reflective of African culture. An African feast, called a Karamu, is held on December 31.
More information at
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history
or the official site
http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml

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These are two cute looks that helps you transition from Fall to Winter! Enjoy have fun and get cute!

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