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Post Number: 1274
|Posted on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 10:09 pm: |
just as "negritude" implies...it goes far beyond CULTURE and Shared Space....it goes directly.....to COLOR, race, hair texture,
it's real....and no matter what SAME THINGS an interracial couple has shared, there are still infinitely more profound realities (the kind we don't talk about) that they will have in common with people who LOOK like them.
Ditto two chocolate skinned nappy haired people with wide noses....when placed with light skinned wavy haired BLACK people with skinny noses. There are things internal to the experiences that are based SOLELY on looks and that bond or separate based on that.
Have you ever come across a group of people---say 6 whites and 1 single black----
and the black one INSTANTLY avoids eye contact or recognition with you.....
because something "deeper" will transpire EVEN if you don't talk to one another, and it ALWAYS does despite the avoidance---in fact, the avoidance HEIGHTENS it...
...the negritude, the knowing without knowing that instantly BONDS you two by the same force. Africans even believe that it's your ancestors on both sides--looking into the lake of one's own reflection--calling out by spirit.
Blacks do not experience this with others and often feel EMBARRASSED by it and even become rude to designate, prove in front of the 6 whites that they are INDEPENDENT of "shared blackness".
And others..such as Chinese, Koreans, Indians and Europeans ALSO express the same "feeling" with THEIR people.
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