What I have learned from the culmination of these experiences is that black pride does not disavow whiteness, but it does give voice, vision, and a sense of victory to people of color seeking to identify with the "I" in history.
The morning of November 5, 2008 was bittersweet. I awoke to news that the first African American had been elected president, yet I had not voted for him. I am young, gifted and a Republican, an anomaly for a black woman who grew up in the inner cities of Brooklyn,New York. I wept as I … Continue reading To Be Black, Gifted and Not A Democrat