A Southern girl looking outside the box. That’s how I see myself. Part of what I see when it comes to this “race” issue is this: Back in the ’70′s (I was in middle school) we had riots in our schools because some idiot up north decided that there would be no more white and black schools; they’d be just one school. Why did we have the riots? Because we were black and white. We were different and we were thrown into situations that we didn’t know how to respond to on the immediate level that was expected of us. I keep a set of encyclopedias in my living room from Reed High School (the black high school when there were two high schools) to remind me, as well as my children, that we are indeed different (“blacks and whites” as the north portrays us) but we share a culture like none other in the world; and here when things are in an upheaval, I have their back just as much as they have mine.
Today, I see no such tensions as I experienced in middle school. It is easy for me to stand in line, be it waiting for a fast-food order or stamps at the post office, and strike up a conversation with whoever is before or behind me. Color is no preference but I do prefer the Cajun types.
I don’t see color as the government sees color, and I believe that the majority of the South feel the same. I hate when I have to fill out a form and they ask me if I’m white, black, Hispanic, etc. I have come to check off other because I’m neither of the above. I’m Cajun! I’m NOT Caucasian for damn sure. My family originated from France, Scotland and Germany (mostly France and Scotland). But I would never dare refer to myself as French-American. I’m a lot like Cain. I’m American. I would never refer to black Cajuns as African-Americans. NEVER! To me, that’s an insult on their Southern culture. We here in Southern Louisiana, born and raised through deep rooted generations, no matter if we worked on a plantation or in a grocery store, we are ALL Cajuns. Down here, our skin color has nothing to do with who we are.
What this video below teaches is the truth and the truth hurts. “Brainwashing” (Cain’s straight-up observation) is the most accurate. All those radical liberals who constantly use color to change laws, to add laws, to suppress truth’s voice…I don’t see them coming to the South. And for damn sure I don’t see the president campaigning here in the South. Why is that? Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
Watch this video and tell me I’m wrong.