The other day I was invited to a group that that had “women of color” in the name. The following conversation ensued:
Hello sistar! is this women of color page yours?
Peace Sis, it most definitely is. How have you been?
I am well and happy! how is this page different from “[her other women’s page]”?
[other page] is was about ALL WOMEN… This page was designed to remember and Uplift Women of Color. Especially being that the media is trying to do away with us more and more each day.
Aren’t we all colored?
Not according to the US mindset…
What about your mindset?
My mindset feels that we are, but I have to deal with what the masses feel. I have to relate to them.
Its the same way when I deal with people from various religious backgrounds. Relate to them…
ok… You stay well sistar! Peace
Her: You do the same. Peace
The conversation inspired the questions below I’d like us to consider:
Why do you crave validation from the “mainstream media”? Why do you need people who look/speak like you do to be delivering the messages you consume? Why do you identify so much with the outer layers and appearance of people instead of the inner realms?
When relating to people means supporting their misconceptions I’m not going to put any energy towards that. This seems to be the issue with well meaning people attempt to meet others “where they are”. What are your feelings?