This week has given me a new awakening and even though Day has mentioned it, I now see the amount of anti-blackness on this site.
This whole blackout day was started by x, and was circulating around black tumblr because it was for black tumblr. Now somewhere down the lines, people outside of black tumblr caught it and led to , once again, the derailing and hate on something pertaining to black people. Now some of you followers who are reading this might catch some feelings, and if so, then I’m talking about you. A dog that is hit yelps. You are free to leave.
However, I need to address this. Blackout day is simply a day for black people to see ourselves in a tag. You know how when you have a party and invite the people you want to see. Yeah, simple right. The ones who organized this event said nothing about prohibiting anyone else from posting their selfies.
I repeat, the ones who organized this event said nothing about prohibiting anyone else from posting their selfies
All we ask if for that you to not use #blackout. The same way we keep asking you not to say the n-word.
If you feel some type of way because of what we are doing, shame on you. Shame on you. This is not affecting you in any way, shape, or form. March 6 will come to pass and you will feel stupid being caught up over some damn pictures. Think about that. You are mad because black people are posting selfies. Not propagating the overthrow of America. Not spreading out personal information, not doxxing people (whom y’all ask for us to do for you)
I don’t expect much from white people because I know where I stand with them, but to you non-black people, your “I’m not white” shield is not going to protect you. If you’re anti-blackness shows, I’m coming for you. I am extremely disappointed.
You throw that we have Black History Month, and yes we do. But how did we get that? Do you think that the white man just gave us that as a gift? Black people fight, we endure, we speak out. We are not passive. We wanted to make a day for selfies and so we did. Tumblr has been around for almost a decade. Everyone else had plenty of time to do something like this. For y’all to want to make a alternate selfie day now proves my idea that people ride in the shadows of black people. From the civil rights movements to present day, I feel that our efforts has only been used as a free-rider for others.
You white and non-black people use the word stupid. “this is stupid, “I don’t see the point”. You speak like a third grader whose friends all went on a field trip and your ass got left behind because you were behaving like a little shit. It’s stupid because you’re not a part of it. You don’t see the point because you’re not a part of it.
Do you think that some life forms in another galaxy are pressed because they heard that us humans have an earth-day and they dont?
Do handicap parking spots make you angry we you’re an able bodied person?
Do advertisement for glasses make you angry when you have 20/20 vision?
Do people eating from burger king make you angry because you like McDonald?
Do people whose birthday is on a day that’s not yours make you angry because their celebrating their own birth?
You want to make a whiteout day or human day (which is redundant since that would just be a regular day ), whatever. Just know that everything you got, you got from us. You can only do something if a black person has done it first.
So yeah, now I do see what Day said how the amount of anti-blackness increased after Ferguson. This shouldn’t even be an issue.