What a gift that understanding is when we share it with each other. Plus its predecessors: Eat. And for an edgier take: Love and Trouble by Claire Dederer. And particularly for soon-to-be empty-nesters: Magical Journey by Katrina Kenison. This list could go on forever.
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June 26, by Christin Brecher. Like us on Facebook. Read More. In reading his memoir, I hoped to gain a greater understanding of the man behind the perfect smile, upbeat demeanor, and flashy bomber jackets. I got that, and much more. An easy read, the memoir peels back some layers as Brown lets the reader in on a far-from-perfect background peppered with abuse, drug addiction, a suicide attempt, colorism, career instability, and financial woes.
An example of this comes early in the book as Brown discusses navigating colorism as a darker-skinned Black man. Based on this, I can only assume that Brown equates the N-word with the disparaging ideas he received, from family and society at large, about his skin tone.
I believe you have to confront negative cultural norms head on. I am not these labels and you are not the labels people place on you We are all beautifully Human. When every single person in my circle of friends who is my age, and my race, is saying it?
To be clear, Black people can come down on a number of sides about the use of the N-word, employing whatever reasoning makes sense to us. Brown is someone whose apparent concern for how white people will read him has manifested into a public persona concerned with such projections.
Granted, the other side of the coin involves a potential preoccupation with the interests and attitudes of Black people and Black queer folk, which can be its own set of blinders. But there is a way to exist in a sweet spot: aware of the world around you, but not beholden to it.
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But I can't blame him as this is a happening beyond Brown himself. Above all of our heads is a host of gazes that demand a performance in order to access certain spaces.