There is nothing more hurtful and angering, than watching a group of non Black people philosophize Black pain.
There is nothing more hurtful and angering, than watching a group of non Black people philosophize white power.
There is nothing more hurtful and angering, than watching a group of non Black people center themselves while they discuss how they can show up for Black liberation. (white racial healing, i need to be educated more before i fight, im trying to get used to this, i want to do better before i get in there, i am more concerned with fucking up, than doing the work that needs to be done now so lets talk about it online and call it work)
Why do you always make it about race?
Because when you are a Black human being living in an anti-Black world, everything you do is always about race. Just existing is a political statement. Having moments of happiness is revolutionary and we have to actually be intentional to have them.
In the beginning.
Europeans captured us, put us on several boats. Gave us illnesses that our bodies weren’t used to, and as a result many of us died. Those of us that survived were landed on various continents to be free labor.
While they picked the strongest of us, they were also intimidated by our strength. So they beat us. They continuously showed us who was boss by beating us into submission.
They also used religion.
They also used morality.
They instilled in us that patience and prayer will bring us better days.
They taught us to turn the cheek because it makes you a better and stronger person.
To this day, many of our people are not awake and still live by these standards.
by Sara Vipond Brink
Dear Black Women,
I’m a white woman. I’m not a respected commentator, or a public figure, or a leader in a movement. I neither have authority nor do I represent anyone beyond myself. In fact, I’m not representative of the majority of white women who just made the stunningly misogynistic decision to vote a sexual predator into the presidency. But it’s been nearly two weeks since the election, and I have not seen one white woman publicly take responsibility for the damage we just did to you, even though I’ve seen many of you publicly point out our silence. I’ve never seen any white woman apologize directly for any of the damage we’ve ever done you.