As an imperfect being I obviously am inconsistent at being myself consistently. Hence the hypocrisy, a trait I find evident in anyone that is watched closely for any period of time. Additionally, I am in fact American. Much like our President, I struggled with self-definition via the boxes humans consistently like to apply to one another. My father is an American negro from the Eastern Shores of Virginia and my mother is an American non-negro (lol) from Wisconsin.
Both of my parents were enlisted in the United States Air Force. I was born in an Army hospital in Alaska and went to elementary and middle school in Southern California. I went to high school in Colorado and then proceeded to join the Air Force by way of Germany after working and learning in Italy for almost a year. After training in Texas and Mississippi I was sent to the Republic of South Korea for a one year tour. I finished the last four years of my enlistment in Florida. I now reside in North Carolina where I went to school for four years and earned an undergraduate degree in accounting.
I have lived in all major areas of America (West, Midwest, South, maybe not North so much...) and even lived abroad where color is less important and nationality comes to the fore. I am not black, I am not white, so I resort to the one acceptable catch all; American.
I am Christopher Kellam, the American Hypocrite. I am interested in everything with the primary focus being people. In a life-long effort to define myself, I attempted to define everyone else and have concluded that it is in fact impossible but I still enjoy trying. I enjoy intelligent discussion on relevant topics as well the usual water-cooler talk. I enjoy fitting in, but in my own way.
I thoroughly enjoy the works of brothers Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. This is my first blog post ever, trying to get in early on what I hope to be a site that explodes with intelligent discourse and social progress.
2010 is when it began, may it never end.