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"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Username: Tonya

Post Number: 1363
Registered: 07-2005

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Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 07:05 pm:   

"Another excerpt involves her in the 1960's chastizing a journalist on calling her black. She says: "I am not black I am colored!". . .Was this behavior the result of her upbringing in St. louis?. . ."

Roxie, if I recall right, Josephine Baker was not black; she was mixed. Nothing was wrong with her. It is our inferiority complex which keeps us hell-bent on claiming these people; and it was our "upbringing" which fostered our low self-esteem thus making us relive our colorist past (e.g. Mariah Carey).

There's something wrong with us, not her.


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