Thats the thing about a culture we are made up of many different things. You can not sum us up in a definition because frankly it seems like every region has a different one. I've been talking to different creoles for almost a year now. From all over the states. Everyone has their on identity, we all come from different backgrounds. But we are united because the basic foundation is there. It's not so much the racial make up or the ethnic background. But of the morals and traditions thats passed down. We have an rich culture that sometimes gets torn apart or over shadowed because so many put so much time and energy in trying to figure out what racial back ground makes you creole or not. When at the end of the it really does not matter. This is our time to speak up and say I am Creole. We need to move into a positive direction.
I know in the past that lighter creoles have discriminated against darker one with the brown paper bag and comb test. The area that my roots are from are known for that. But today if you go there that is no longer an issue or concern.
We have the chance this year to make history by for the first time to be counted on the census. On question number 8 please write in Cajun and Louisiana creole. Their have be concerns with this because we also including Cajuns in the mix but we have a lot more in conman with Cajuns then most people think.
Check out this website to learn more. This is the first step in the right direction. I am sorry this was a long post be i feel that it needed to be said.