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I Am Black: Translated


h. eugene foster
Photographer, Educator
Born: Brooklyn, New York
Live: New York, New York

When I say, "I am Black" it means that I recognize and accept being a descendent of indigenous African people. It also means that I recognize as family others who recognize and accept themselves as being descendents of indigenous African people. This is not because there might be a blood connection but because I believe that all Black people share, at least since the invasion of Africa by Europe, the common experience of racism and disenfranchisement. It is this common experience that allows people, who are raised under every psychosocial cultural configuration possible, people who may not share any other social or cultural experiences, to come together under the name "Black People".spacer