If you identify yourself as White, it literally means you are racist. Because white is not a skin color, but an ideology invented in Europe and used to indoctrinate Europeans to believe in a theory of human races classification which ends up with white supremacy or the superiority of population designated as white over other populations in the world.
There was no white person in Europe before the Renaissance, and the white people which had being created afterward had being successfully indoctrinated into their new identify.
If you identify yourself as Black, it means you’ve been in contact with white people and their supremacy ideology. Because, Not a single African called himself or herself Black before contact with non-Africans. Calling Africans Black is an invention of Europeans to create a subclass of humanity.
Similarly, no European goes around to proclaim himself or herself White, until the development of the racial superiority theories in the eighteen century in Europe.
Contrary to Africans, it’s the European elite itself which created and identified themselves as White. You can be born “white” but you can also become white as well as you can lose your white identity, depend on the interests of the supremacist interests. Ask the Jews, the Irish, the Italians, the Spanish, the Greeks who had been incorporated into the white brand only recently.
If an African identifies himself as Black, he or she had either become conscious of the inferior position assigned to him in the european racial division and pity himself over that position, or intends to use the word as tool to mobilize his fellows to fight injustice.
If a European identifies himself as White, he or she had either become conscious of the personal and group benefits of the racial system invented by their ancestors, and is willing to fight to prolong it, or intends to use the word as a tool to mobilize his fellows to preserve white supremacy, or more nobly to correct the injustices due to racial divisions.
If someone says “I’m White” it means “I’m superior”
If someone says “I’m Black”, it means “I’m inferior”
Do you know why?
Because no one in this world wake up in the morning to call himself self white or black. These words had meaning only inside the European racial system.
Remember, Europeans have tried to make Asian self identify as “Yellow” but Asians have rightly refused. No Asian now identify himself or herself as “Yellow” and is “proud of being Yellow”
These words are not neutral. You can’t take them out of their sinful origins. These words affect your way of thinking and being beyond your personal conscienceness.
From now on, Don’t say anymore, “I’m black”, “Black people”. Instead identify yourself with your Nation, a territory, a culture.
Your identity defines your focus, and your focus determines your success. Don’t let your enemy defines your identity.
As For me, I’m Adja from Togo. I’m African. I’m human, a world citizen.