This story was inspired by an ignorant female i crossed paths with. . .

A few weeks back, a person who i will not name for privacy purposes and i were having casual conversation on politics and racism.  She went on to say that she is a conservative republican and that she very seldom enjoys being around the company of other blacks.
*pause* did i mention she was black? *another pause* did i also mention that her hair is 5x more coarse than mine? #fail
Me being me, i confronted her on this matter. Her response: "I'm not black, i"'m ethiopian" ...this comment forced me to cry and laugh internally all at the same time. It was then that I realized that it's possible to be racist against your own kind. It was then that i understood that society has a long way to go before we reach peace,solidarity, and racial equality...it was then that i realized that before we can be at peace with others, we must be at peace with ourselves.

Pan-Africanism posits a sense of a shared historical fate for Africans in the Americas, West Indies, and, on the continent itself. No matter what your background may be. if your skin is black, so are you.

in the words of the greatest rapper alive: "no matter where you go, you are what you are,playa."-Hov