In establishing an identity do not ignore the unrespectable, the negative; for the negative is subject to perspective. This history of slavery is a history of overcoming. Do not ignore a given quality, turn the perspective into something useful. They want to forge an identity, eclectically and are quite willing to discard the rich tissue of their own history, adopting an identity made of the agenda of desires. To be essentially like them. There are those who have let themselves become passively.