If you get a chance to watch this, I encourage you to do so. It has made me so frustrated over the years when anyone thinks they have a right to define who is black or not black based on skin color, what music they like, hair texture or even how they speak or dress.
“In today’s United States, is being black determined by the color of your skin, by your family, by what society says, or something else? Soledad O’Brien reports “Who Is Black in America?” on CNN at 8 p.m. ET/PT this Sunday, December 9.”
By Jamescia Thomas, Special to CNN
(CNN) – CNN invited iReporters to share their thoughts on being Black in America in 2012. Some said they had to work twice as hard to remain competitive. Others said a strong racial identity was vital and societal views on being black were too narrow to fit the entire race. Here are five perspectives from African-Americans on how they view the definition of black in 2012. What would you add?