Because if you aren’t apprehensive, afraid, enfeebled, dependent, ignorant, and dull-witted, then perhaps begrudgingly, particularly to someone else’s dislike, you are content, menacing, strong, self-reliant, worldly, and bright in the eyes of those who despise you, which means in some parts of the world, those good attributes ascribed to you or groups of people like you could be the difference between whether or not you’re protected and can thrive and prosper in the geographical area you’ve chosen to live in, or met with hostility, violence, and oppression for not being well liked there. Mind you, your skin color does matter. Therefore, stay aware of who you are and how you may be expected to carry yourself in adverse environments. However, the latter doesn’t mean that you have to comply. To all oppressed and/or terrorized people, I say to you, stay resolute and strong!
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