Ethnicity: African American (Full)
Hello there my name is Keonna , I’m 19 years old living in San Francisco California. I am an African American Female and I am proud to be that. All my childhood I was called lucky and blessed to be light skinned by others saying that my skin was closer to ‘white’ which angers me than any other thing in the world. Yet I was called racial slurs by the age of 7 and told I didn’t belong. It’s sad and ignorant to tell a 7 year old African American Girl that her life was wasteful and I was nothing but a nigger. But my family reminded my that I’m not, I am a beautiful Strong woman who can overcome any obstacle. The moment I carried myself with grace and held my head high is when people started to give me respect. Also I am light skinned and my sister is Brownskinned so why do we get shocking reactions when we tell people were sisters? its Baffling, not every sibling is the same shade as each other its normal to take after your mother or father.
"Your black? You have to be mixed with something right?"
"Your pretty for a black girl."
"Your pretty to be black, but id never date a black chick."
I want to remind White Males, that to me THESE ARE NOT COMPLIMENTS AT ALL PLEASE STOP. If your not going to compliment me correctly don’t say shit to me please. These type of comments are so annoying and your trying to be funny when your not. I’ve received countless amount of backhanded compliments that its not even surprising just annoying and makes you look like a idiot. (sorry just ranting) its just frustrating having to go through petty things because people just say anything and the minute I say something back I get the whole “I have black friends too” “I’m not being racist, you are by stating that” Don’t back down the minute I come for your actions and puff out your chest acting like you know what your talking about. If a white woman has went through what I went through as child she’ll get ” aww I’m sorry you went through those things, but it’ll get better.” but for me “its life get over it”. ? I don’t like white people truly understand the concept of racism, and how being a WOC is different than being a white woman. As a WOC I have to work harder to prove I am worth something, and work twice as hard to prove I can become something in a world that doesn’t quite accept me and laughs at my culture (then takes it and say its high Fashion). As for a white woman you have endless amount of opportunities, doors are automatically open for you. But I still love my culture and I still love my people, we create dances, we can create our own style, people try to copy our music we get no credit from it but regardless my people are beautiful and I just love us. From our beautiful Chocolate to Caramel colored women to our Strong minded men.