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Ask Dangerous Lee – What do we as BLACK people consider being BLACK enough?!

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Q: I am a Black male with black parents (high yellow) but I was indirectly raised with subtle traces of Japanese culture. Oddly enough, I wear expensive blazers with casual jeans and sneakers. I prefer super hero movies or anime over 50 Cent and I think I’m the only guy left on earth that refers to women as…..WOMEN and not hoes (Gasp!). Surely I’m malfunctioning. I guess the bottom line question is “What do we as BLACK people consider being BLACK enough?!

Kentaro, Dearborn, MI

A: Seems like you’re having an identity crisis. You mentioned that your parents are ‘high yellow” as if that were separate from the rest of us chocolate Black folks. You also mentioned that you wear “expensive” blazers. Who gives a damn! Stop thinking you’re better than the rest of us and that may clear up a few things for you. And, let me tell you something else, it’s not just you sweetie, there are many more of us out here that don’t fit into stereotypes. Stop buying into ignorance. You should be asking what is NERD enough, because you fit the bill, Mr. Traces of Japanese Culture.

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About Leigh Langston

I am the artist behind the Dangerous Lee Network. I create social media marketing campaigns for artists and creative entrepreneurs. In 2013, The Dangerous Lee Network ranked in the top 11,000 websites in the U.S. according to Alexa. That same year the network received 3 million views. Content from the network has been featured on The TODAY Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, has been nominated for four Black Weblog Awards and selected as a Top Fashion Blog to follow in 2013 and 2014. I am also the author of the Amazon best selling safe sex erotica anthology, "Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down" and an eBook on the affects of colorism, The Half Series: When Black People Look White.


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