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“We want equality for women. Machismo must be revolutionary...not oppressive. Under capitalism, our women have been oppressed by both the society and our own men. The doctrine of machismo has been used by our men to take out their frustrations against their wives, sisters, mothers, and children. Our men must support their women in their fight for economic and social equality, and must recognize that our women are equals in every way within the revolutionary ranks. Forward, Sisters, In The Struggle!”—The Young Lords Party, #10 on their 13 Point Platform
i swear, white people love co-opting black/brown spaces with a passion. they fight for that shit, they will fuckin die and wage war just for a say in everything we do.
i went to an event where they had a showing of ”Slavery by Another Name” (we didn’t watch the whole thing though) and then afterwards there was a forum featuring three black professors and a motherfuckin Young Lord! let me tell yall, we were discussing the infrastructure of the prison system and how certain laws from the past like the pig laws, black codes, and fence laws were created so they could lock up black folk just so they could have steady workers instead of actually employing people and how that’s still happening today. we were also talikin about how white people would lie about a black person owing them money so that way they could enslave them, but you know they didn’t call it that…
why this white boy gon fix his mouth to say some shit like all of that needed to happen. that its apart of history and if it hadn’t then things wouldn’t be as progressive as they are today.
i wanted to beat the shit out of him. no you simple motherfucker, things would have been even more progressive had yall not been on that bull after yall set us ”free”. hell, lets take it back even further. things would have been even more progressive had yall not constructed race, brought us over here cross the Atlantic and enslaved us. everyone was chilling and traveling all on their own but you simpletons were too lazy to actually work for what you wanted in this country.
i’m late for class now, but for real, its time for yall to get a new hobby.
and then there was another girl, also white, who said we can’t be mad at white people because they don’t know the law and its not their fault they don’t get charged with the same crimes as black and brown bodies do. i wanted to murder that bitch. oh, so now yall don’t know the law cuz no one enforces it on yall but you mothefuckers know the law when we’re doing something wrong, like say wearing hoodies and having our stereos up too loud? got it.
and then we had some uncle tom ass n.w.a bastard who was in there sayin he doesn’t discriminate when he does stop and frisks only to turn around and say, if he sees a group of black kids on the corner with their pants saggin, he automatically suspects their up to somethin and wants to question them…
i hate everybody