By far one of the best parts of college for me has been being exposed to a wide variety of people and cultures as well as the wide variety of people within a culture. I was thinking about life earlier today and it occurred to me that African-Americans are treated as just that, a monolithic people from a monolithic continent whose contributions and value have oft been overlooked. But we are so much more than that. Blackness is not a state its a spectrum. We are Christians, Muslims, Atheist and Buddhist; we range in pigmentation from rich creams to skin that matches the beauty of the midnight sky, and our hopes and dreams are just as varied. We are housewives and single moms, upper class and lower. Blackness is something reminiscent of a Pantone color palette encompassing the totality of the human condition.