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For those of you that don’t know what a Bounty (like the chocolate) is, it's a person who to the rest of the world is black but in their head they are white! Other synonyms for this include 'Oreo' and 'coconut'. With these people I just want to say “Excuse me, do you realise that your friends Amy and Tom here know you’re black?" Or better yet “Refusing to lotion in order to make your skin white and flaky does not make you white, just dry!”

Can you imagine I met a guy who to me and you is black but had the cheek to tell me he fills in applications as other! The issue I have with this is that these confused individuals have the cheek to display an attitude of superiority because they have refused their heritage! If a person of a different race displayed the same attitude, the racism card would be out in no time!

But what annoys me more than bounty’s are the black men who cannot stand black women, and vice versa. The Dream (a dumb rapper) made a statement that went something like “Dark girls look like their skin is burnt and if she can’t get her hair wet then she’s no good” Please do me a favour and google this guy for me. Does he or does he not look black? So where the hell does he get off saying such nonsense about his own race? Regardless of whether he has a mixed heritage his appearance indicates he has some black in there!

I have no issues with interracial relationships, my family is from all over the place, but it’s one thing to be genuinely attracted to a person of another race and another to date another race because you hate your own! The problem I think these people have is that they don’t seem to understand that being black is not describing your heritage as it is your skin tone. If your skin tone is on a certain side of brown you are a black person, no point telling me your heritage indicates otherwise, it’s irrelevant.

I know there are issues with the quality of life you get as a black person but that’s a whole different ball game. The point I am trying to make is that if you are a black person, or for those who cannot fathom the thought, a black LOOKING person then to society you are black, regardless of how mixed your gene pool may be and the idea that people like The Dream think it’s ok to publicly show a racist attitude to his own kind is nothing short of disgusting. Is there any point in even mentioning the atrocity that is now Vybz Kartel? Once again I quote Bossip - 'God take the wheel' SMH.

That is all.

First Published: Mar 28, 2011

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