Thursday, February 7, 2008
I want to thank you Michelle Obama for bringing back the brown skin sista! This is for you world! Since weâ€™ve been here, us brown skin sistas have been looked over, run over and passed over. For too long weâ€™ve taken a back seat to straightness, longness, lightness and whiteness. But itâ€™s a new day world, here comes Michelle Obama. You are the standard girl!!!!!
This post is for all those brothers who trampled over me to get to a fat white woman. This is for all those boys on the playground who chased my light, long haired friend and called me ugmo! This is for all you brown skin sistas who couldnâ€™t buy a date if a mulatto was within a 5 feet radius. This is for all the brown and black little girls who never see themselves on music videos. This is for that little girl who went with me on my Meals on Wheels route, who felt she had to have straight hair to be an actress. This is for all you uppity light Negroes in the Links and Jack and Jill (your parties suck anyway!). This is for all my relatives who begged my father to comb my hair when he wanted me to wear it natural. This is for you Beyonce! This is for that idiot who was throwing the â€œlight skinâ€ party in Detroit. This is for you Pantene commercials!
FINALLY! Us brown skin sistas got a bad bitch other than Oprah we can look up to. Thank you Michelle for not having to have a weave down your back to be fabulous.
This is for all you celebrity men who feel you gotta go light to be right. This is for that guy in college who told my roommate, â€œyou look good for a dark-skin girlâ€, this is for that guy who once told me that light skin girls coochie is wetter. This post is for you world! You have been tough on the brown sistas, but its only made us stronger. Weâ€™ve sat back in the cut being ignored. But weâ€™ve been watching and waiting and now our time has finally come. Michelle Obama will do for us, what Michael Jordan did for dark-skin bald dudes (Jimmy)!
But moreso, thank you Michelle for being a great role model. For showing us younger women struggling to find our way, that maybe you can have it all. For showing us what love and support and dedication really means. And in a world filled with Gabrielle Union/Morris Chestnut movies and Norbit and sex tapes and Roscoe Jenkinsâ€”thank you Michelle and Barack for showing us what Black love really is. And I know, I know we never know what goes on behind closed doors, but what they are doing out front shoâ€™ does look good.
Thanks dad for not combing my hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you for making me comfortable just being me.