Does being black make you different?

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    I heard the phrase in a movie today "A big, proud, BLACK woman" from a black woman. I've heard it before. Blacks speaking proudly and boldly, always emphasizing the "black" man or "black" woman.

    Just curious. Does being black in any way make you different?
     
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    This obsession with race isn't healthy.
     
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    Says the man posting in an internest racism forum.
     
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    I don't know. I think though, that a newly perceived sense of power makes most people different.
     
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    only when democrats need them to be.
     
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    My Mom use to say "that's such a pretty little black baby", I said "UH, would it still be pretty if it was white?". She stopped say that after saying "YOU KNOW WHAT I MEANT". Had a black neighbor lady I heard say "That's such a pretty little white baby". I said "UH, would it still be pretty if it was black" I never heard her say it again after saying "YOU KNOW WHAT I MEANT".
    And yes I did knew what they meant. Context and tone of voice mean a whole lot. In the sixties 'BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL' was in vogue, along with 'BLACK PRIDE'. There was a time in OUR not too distant past that blacks were treated as a people that need not be proud, so I don't see it as anything racist or bigoted in the statement mentioned by the OP whereas, I MIGHT if someone white made the statement "I'm a proud WHITE man or woman", Because sometimes (not always) it is a statement of superiority. Whereas when a black person says "I'm a proud BLACK man or woman", it is a statement of equality". But that's just my experience. I could be wrong.
     
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    I heard someone say "I'm proud to be American." Does that make that person different?

    People identify with who they are.
     
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    I think verbiage like that is attempts compensate for a basic inferiority complex. It's a psychological defense mechanism, in my opinion.
     

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