Plea To Be Free.
Han Lindor, author
March 1, 2005
I was once told that being a Negro is a shame and a mortal virus. Sometimes
I question my own identity: Is it my fault for being a Negro when my own
race mistreats and degrades me, or should I apologize for being a Negro?
I was born in Haiti, the first black republic. Sadly, after 201 years of
independence, slavery has never really stopped. Our own government is
traumatizing the people. A country destroyed by its own cannibals, where
lawlessness shines; where innocent children are disregarded and die daily
from hunger; where poor women are being raped, beaten to death, and
sometimes forced to expose themselves for prostitution. A country where
armed Negroes, thugs, thieves, and murderers call themselves and are called
by the corrupted government "Freedom Fighters." Perhaps they mean Freedom
Killers! Meanwhile, when I dream of my country it's a nightmare. When I
think of my country it's a fearful moment. When I talk of my country it's
I got the taste of freedom when I first came to this country, UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA, the land of the free and opportunity. Where people are generous.
Where dreams do come true if you manage your talent wisely. I was thrilled
and enthusiastic because to me I was freed from slavery by fleeing my
country. However, it didn't take me long to drown into sadness, when I see
that some of my black fellow American brothers continue to betray and kill
each other. They are divided while wasting the great opportunity that this
precious country offers. Martin Luther King's dream was for blacks and
whites to live side by side, for blacks to have the same civil rights as
whites, but not for blacks to kill one another and live in poverty. Most of
us still have that same dream, where all blacks seize the chance that this
valuable country grants to everyone, as we no longer blame the whites for
our misery and misfortune.
Being a Negro to me means being a survivor, a visionary, a fortunate human
being and moreover, heartbroken. Being a Negro to me also means having an
indisputable reputation that foresees the vast intellect of the human race,
having seen the light of day and darkness of night. I don't believe in
racism. I believe in ignorance. I believe that I am my own antagonist if I
can't accomplish my objective. I'm proud to be a Negro or am I?
Author: "It's a Shame to be a Negro." - Website: [www.HansLindor.com]