Well the slave master is still in full effect, and he doesn't use the word 'negro' any more.
He uses terms like 'people of color' and 'celebrating diversity' as if to erase the image of black Africans from the landscape altogether.
Perhaps there is no other word except 'Negroid' to conjure up the physical image of the Black African, and despite the slavemasters' attempt to make it a name of inferiority and ugliness, I see Kelani making the REVOLUTIONARY move to use it to decribe Black beauty and nobility instead. I see courage in Kelani as she stands as who she is in the face of 500 years of wicked attempts to make her LESS. I feel she REDEEMS that word.
And I think that using the slavemaster's own words against him is a move of LIBERATION, not of slavery.
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