Video: Gray | Talking About Race
I was glad to come across "Gray," a YouTube series (through Afropunk). In this video, the question is "why do you think it is so hard to talk about race?" I find it interesting how the answers quickly escalate to discuss racism. Mostly because I live in my own bubble, I did not know much about racism for a long time. Then I started to read about it and then I notice it and I was really surprised by it. Yes, I think it is difficult to talk about race. There are so many stereotypes and there is so much we do not know about other races, so I never know what the right thing to say is. Even amongst the same race it is hard to talk about it. Recently a friend who is Madagascan, wrote to me and said she did not know what it all means; the many identities amongst people of African descent. Why is it that some of us only want to be identified as Brown, others as Black, others as Afropolitan, or as African, or as African American, or as American, or as French, or as British, and so on and so forth. It gets really confusing. But I really like that more people are making efforts to talk about race now. It means then that we will have a better chance to learn from others and teach them about ours. This is a good way to fight racism. Check out the video below for a few views on the subject.
Thanks for reading and watching!