The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.


Friday, June 7, 2013

Two Shades of a Different Color (Lakari Jaquan Fontenot- Lafayette, LA)

Mulatto, Mutt, Mixed are all slang terms to describe the people of two or more races
One day I should be white
the next day I should be black
When I'm happy I should stay white
When I'm angry I should get ghetto
When I cook I should be black
When I converse with people I should be white

When I eat food I should be white
When I drink I should be black
Society sometimes says that being white can be better than being black
Why can't black and white be equal, why can't they mean the same thing
Why should I have to chose what color my skin should be when society deems it acceptable
Why make me choose one or the other, why can't I be black and white all the time
Black and White, unified and equal in harmony not in any struggle, that's what it should mean to be Biracial.

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