I got to admit that I am one of those evil cynical people who have refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Who never really care about independence day. But in my defense, I am also the kind of person who can’t stand Bullshit hypocrisy. I guess I never thought that our country really believed that we are all created equal. After all, I have dealt with being only one of three black students at a school and dealt with ignorant teachers. I have gone to college where students were so uncomfortable with blacks students that Nigger was written on the sidewalk and on a classroom board. A college town where a student was beat up on his way to his girlfriend’s house because he looked gay. I have been spit on by a white boyfriend’s little brother . I’ve dealt with weird stares and unhappy parents because I have dated white men. And much more…
So, often I have not felt too happy to be an American. Cause sometimes it’s hard to feel like America even wants you if you look like me.
But today… Though I swear I never voted for Our President elect because he is black. I voted for him because his policies fit my views. Still, today I felt like an American not an African American.
Today, I see that the majority of us know that Race is the biggest BS. Skin color doesn’t make us different.. we are all Americans, we are All humans beings. And we know we must take care of our nation and each other. I hope people heard Obama when he said ” I will be your president,” to those who didn’t vote for him. I hope that we’ll stop being black, white & brown America or red or blue and be the * United* States
Today, I understand the meaning of being patriotic. Maybe now I can hold my hand to my heart to say the pledge or sing our anthemn. Maybe now I can believe this is a place of freedom and liberty for all.