Listen Siblings, I come in peace,
“You look absolutely Black today.” — Onitaset Kumat
How does that make you feel? How do you think a passerby felt when I told her that every day? Read this Fable. In it, understand why we need to act against the hate, ignorance and errors. Help build an African Blood Siblings Community Center. Write the ABS for more information.
Fable: The Black Compliment
By Onitaset Kumat
At the same time, every school day, a young lady bypasses me. Always, with an adoring smile, I tell her, “Hey Sister, you look absolutely Black today.”
After more than a month of this routine, her first reply was screamed: “Well, I am Black!”
So I responded with a larger, more adoring smile, “You sure are!”
But this, not fulfilling her attempt to silence me made her stop a moment: “So why do you keep telling me that I look Black?”
Every morning afterward, she responded to my greeting with “why thank you” before heading off to school.