THE UGLY DUCKLING SYNDROME
The history of African Americans and other people of African descent who have lived among Caucasians, have been like the story of the ‘The Ugly Duckling.’
This sad little duck, was always trying to fit in and please the others Ducks.
He tried very hard, because his physical appearance, was so different from theirs.
He did everything he could think of to make them accept him as a equal member of their group.
But despite his numerous efforts to fit in he was rejected and ridiculed.
He was always sad and unhappy because he considered himself ugly when compared to the other Ducks.
Then one day he found out that he was in fact not a Duck but a beautiful Swan.
The moral of the story is “beautiful Swans should stop trying to look like Ducks.”
The Creator of the Heavens and…
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