Dear Azealia Banks, Please Feel Free To Leave America And Never Return
Mar. 18, 2015 10:42am
I’m sure there is more to this than what the author is capturing in this article but here is my two cents worth.
Azalea Banks: “Black people need reparations for building this country, and we deserve way more f***ing credit and respect… When you rip a people from their land, from their customs, from their culture — there’s still a piece of me that knows I’m not supposed to be speaking English, I’m not supposed to be worshiping Jesus Christ…All this s**t is unnatural to me.”
I pride myself in not being prejudice but when I see statements like this I may be accused of such but in reality I am bias to ignorance. I treat all people the same with the same value and with the same courtesy and benefits that I would want out of life. I am not responsible for what “white” people did to “black” during the course of our country’s history, nor am I responsible or will even consider reparations for actions of the past. I will respect however the contributions made by all people, culture, religion or race good bad or indifferent because they made our country as it is today. History is not always a good thing. Being an American though, I can take that history, learn from all of us that make up our country and be proud to be an American as it is today, including all the bad that came with it to become the great nation that we are today.
As a white person I do not “owe” another race “more f***ing credit and respect” because of their contributions in history good or bad. I am only responsible for today. Today I treat all people with value and respect not because of your race or culture but because I am a human being and you are a fellow human being. I am proud of my country Azalea Banks as I am free, make my own choices in life and have all the reasonable comforts of life. I see Azalea Banks as an American that you have made choices as well and they seem to have made a very comfortable life for you. That being said, I would rather be concerned of prejudice that you are facing today and not focus on the prejudice of your ancestors because at the end of the day our American history is just that history and should be treated with the respect and education accordingly to move us forward to make us a positive, prejudice free nation. You’ve failed here Azelea Banks.