Black Spring Break is some bullshit.
I live in South Mississippi. It is difficult to have honest conversations about racism anywhere in America but you instantly lose credibility if you are a honky from Mississippi. Which I be. We have made some giant strides over the years here but I will be the first to tell you, racism is still alive and well in the land of cotton. But, in all fairness, it’s pretty alive and well in a lot of other places too.
I need to steer this boat back on course because I could write the most meandering thesis you ever tried to ingest if I tackled all of my thoughts on racism. It’s a subject that has intrigued me for a long, long time. Suffice it to say that I think we are all a little racist and it is a trait that you should do your best not to water and fertilize.
Which brings us back to Black Spring Break. An event that was loosely organized a few years back in Biloxi MS and has grown in numbers every year since. It is exactly what it sounds like. A shit-ton of black people (mostly youngins) partying in Biloxi for a week. I have no more of a problem with this event itself as I do with Spring Breaks anywhere. My problem comes in with calling it “Black”. Consider for just a second how idiotic “Asian Spring Break” sounds. Silly, right? And “White Spring Break” would, of course, just be blatantly racist and a covert name for a KKK rally.
I think black people do themselves a disservice with “black pride”. I think it is the antithesis of what you are wanting to accomplish. Racism will never truly whither and die until folks start looking at other folks as simply people.
No color designations necessary.