I have to share this on my blog. As we reaffirm our love for ourselves in a society that consistently tells us our lives dont matter we watch in horror as that affirmation is turned into rants about US being hateful while racial slurs are hurled at us…every time, I mean EVERY SINGLE TIME I express love for my culture in twitter my TL gets bombarded with hate tweets. What white people cant seem to accept is my affirmation is not an attack on your being. I want to be happy and love everyone BUT there has to be freedom and justice for everybody or no freedom and justice for NOBODY. BE FAIR.
EXCELLENT POST CHARDONNAY!
Last weekend, Black social media got together to #Blackout the internet. It started on Tumblr and quickly spread. The point was for Black people to share selfies, encourage each other, and celebrate our beauty and diversity.
White people were livid.
As if ALL media isn’t dominated by celebration of all that is white. As if in so doing, white media hasn’t created the conditions that require Black people to look to each other for validation.
The white tears flowed abundantly.
There were cries of “reverse-racism”. We were said to be too exclusive. There was an attempt to silence us with white selfies tagged #whiteout which QUICKLY became the most racist circle-jerk imaginable with confederate flags and racists insults aplenty. Of course it did.
Mind you. Black people weren’t trying to prevent white people from taking selfies. We weren’t trying to keep them from doing anything. We couldn’t if we wanted…
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