quote:Originally posted by Nikcara:
So let them say I am acting white because I live in a nice neighborhood, go to the Ritz Carlton for vacation [National Bar Convention] and go skiing in Canada or Colorado every year [with the National Brotherhood of Skiers] because that is what I do. If being educated says I am acting white, then the Black people who say it are showing they do not know there own history, they want the bling but don't want to put the time in [study] to position themselves to earn it, seems short sighted to me. I am pretty sure that if the people that call me white girl could live my life, they would take it in a minute. Funny you never hear middle class Black people calling rich Black people white, I wonder why that is the case. I guess I just grew up beleiveing that money was green.
And with me, this is also tempting, but I'll pull my punches.
Still listen to you. You place yourself above less fortunate blacks, have pride that your kid doesn't attend one of "those" schools, and you flaunt your lifestyle worst than those glitzy video rappers. Yep, I'd say those are hallmarks of "acting white".
Yes, I recognize there are ignorant black folks out there, but they shouldn't be an impediment to affect change. Like I say to white folks, you don't participate in the struggle in order to expect black folks to kiss your ass or uniformly start "acting right." You do it because it's the right thing to do.