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Michael van der Galien

Say It Loud — I’m Conservative, and I’m Proud!

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Posted on January 23 2010 6:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by Lloyd Marcus

In 1968, James Brown released his song, “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud.” The cruelest and saddest effect of slavery and racism in America is that it caused us blacks to hate ourselves. When I was a kid, I picked up an unspoken vibe from my fellow blacks that light-skinned blacks were better than us of a darker completion. “Good hair” meant similar to white. One summer afternoon, my mom yelled, “You kids get in the house! You’re gettin’ too black out there in that sun!” I remember thinking, What is wrong with getting darker? This mindset is why Brown’s black pride anthem was so important and empowering.

Thank God that today, black youths would consider Brown’s song absurd and laughable. Despite what civil rights dinosaurs (stuck in the past), race profiteers, and the Obama administration would have us believe, America’s race relations have come a long way, baby.

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