I am half German and half English (Hey don't blame me) and if some Dutch or Colonist had come to Germany and captured me, and put me in chains, and tossed me in the cargo hole chained to 50 other German's; I would be unset, angry and scared when I found out they had tossed toss overboard 50 German's chained together on a previous voyage to get rid of the evidence so they could not be convicted of slave trading. Then, I'm sold on an auction block to a wealthy Cotton farmer to work his land for no pay, and given a crappy shack they called a house. Feed food meant for dogs, beaten several times a week. Then they take my wife and make her a house main and find out the owner Named Mr. Jefferson got her pregnant is all a man can handle. Then a president name Lincoln fights to free us Germans from slavery? when the truth be know the Civil war was really about commerce and control of products and the railroad; my children and their children and all my families children were never really free and they would continue to live in America a very racist nation. So, if my family won the right to vote and sit in front of the bus, I would not rename my ethnicity to German/English/American; nor would I run among my fellow Germans saying: "what's up Nazi." I also would not get upset if a non-German called me the "N" (Nazi) word. All person's of Color, Black, Negro's or Afro-Americans (what ever Label) need to heal within themselves by stop calling each other the "N" word. As a former clinical therapist I tried to help people of low self-esteem, and filled with anger and hurt that always heard negative things said about them, I would say: "It is not about you, it's about the person saying negative things or call you names. Would you buy a bag of dog poop (Feces) from another person? Also, few know anything about the human brain and our subconscious. What we hear is processed and stored in our brains be it knowledge, Good or Bad information. Negros need to consider dropping the "N" word for their vocabulary so the anger, hurt and hate can heal. Do you think racist people loose any sleep over what they rudely said to any race they hate? It's heart breaking that Negro's are shooting Negro's than make many White (Caucasian's) pleased. Remember that old nursery rhyme: Sticks, and stones, will break my bones . . . but names will never hurt me. it can be true if you let it. Afro-American's have called Caucasians: "Pooty, Honky/Honkie, Cracker Jack, Boss, Bird Turd, or Whites, does not change my blood pressure or elevate my emotions. It's my choice and I sleep very well at night; How about you? Wake up and save your children. White American's can keep building prisons for you and keep you poor, so open your heart, mind, and your own door.
I meditate, pray, and read Spiritual thoughts every day, so I may grow spiritually. I’m a person of White skin, so I must accept our sins against humanity. And the White skinned people have done far more destruction, evil, to humanity and the Earth than any other human with non-White skin. I could not get the word Negro out of my head. I think it’s a beautiful word, as Martin Luther King Jr. believed; because he used it no less that Eleven times in his famous speech:
“I Have a Dream Speech”
First Posted: 01/17/2011 2:29 pm EST Updated: 01/08/2013 8:54 am EST
Below in its entirety comes from: www.huffingtonpost.com
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.