Certainly there is room for the stories of Dreamers – but the stories of Sons and Daughters of Bondage will not be cast off the shelf to make room for them. The stories of Dreamers will not overwrite the stories of those who inspired the dream and built the foundations and mooring upon which those dreams stand. Your narrative of hope is not bigger than my narrative of survival and triumph. (3.5 min. read)
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Shit like this is why anyone playing the victim rankles us so. Because we are used to people with privilege, and power doing dirt and crying foul. And we can argue about whether we see shades and shadows of this behavior among our own, but no one on the planet plays victim better than white people. Because white people know they are protected by a system that prioritizes white feelings over Black suffering.
The only media heat Mo’Nique has had in 7 years has been reports of her complaints that nobody been fuckin’ with her for 8 years. If we’re doing the Netflix math; Anti-heat + Rumors of “being difficult” + “I Coulda Been Your Cellmate” = $500K
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At what point do we have enough self-love, or pride in one another to demand that some shit remain family business? How is it that we are comfortable to let someone who is here on a guest-pass shit on family?
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Black parent, teach your children that they are magic, because we see now that the schools are serious about their sorting. They have a place in mind for our children. They want to stake a place in the minds of our children. (7 min. read)
Blackness has inherent value. Why then, do we consistently make it a cultural trope to simply give it away?
The generation that fought their way out of Jim Crow and marched through the Civil Rights era was not some weak, soft, humble-mumbling band of shuckers and jivers waitin’ on de Lawd ta hear dey cry. They were fighters, strategists, builders and leaders and soldiers. Some made speeches, others formed armies; and all committed to a lifetime war to upend a racist nation.