ot3: black rage

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Lauryn Hill - Black Rage 

BLACK RAGE is founded on two-thirds a person
Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens,
Black human packages tied up in strings.
BLACK RAGE can come from all these kinds of things
Black Rage is founded on blatant denial
Squeezing economics, subsistence survival,
Deafening silence and social control.
Black Rage is founded on wounds in the soul!

When the dogs bite
When the beatings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember all these kinds of things
and then I don’t fear so bad!

Black rage is founded: who fed us self-hatred

Lies and abuse, while we waited and waited

Spiritual treason, This grid and its cages

Black rage was founded on these kinds of things

Black rage is founded on draining and draining

Threatening your freedom,

To stop your complaining

Poisoning your water, While they say it’s raining

Then call you mad for complaining, complaining

Old time bureaucracy drugging the youth

Black rage is founded on blocking the truth,
Murder and crime, Compromise and distortion
Sacrifice, sacrifice who makes this fortune?

Greed, falsely called progress

Such human contortion,

Black rage is founded on these kinds of things

So when the dog bites
And the beatings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad

Free enterprise, is it myth or illusion?
Forcing you back into purposed confusion

Black human trafficking

or blood transfusion?

Black rage is founded on these kinds of things.

Victims of violence both psyche and body

Life out of context IS living unGodly

Politics, politics

Greed falsely called wealth

Black rage is founded on denial of self!

Black human packages tied and subsistence
Having to justify very existence

Try if you must, but you can’t have my soul

Black rage is made by unGodly control

So when the dog bites

And when the beatings

And I’m feeling so sad

I simply remember all these kinds of things

And then I don’t fear so bad

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J. Johnson “Black Rage” 

Black Rage by William Grier

a book that takes a psychological approach to the emotions that culminate into “Black Rage”. i like how it takes a serious approach to the buildup of micro-aggressions and shows just what can result when these things are confronted and resolved. bell hooks mentions this in her book, Killing Rage. although, she says this book pathologizes rage as something that is inherently negative that should be “healed” as opposed to a very legitimate and justified response to racism that should be channeled positively - not suppressed. in any case, it is good for gaining a better perspective. 

There is nothing foreign, frightening, or even unpracticed about the embrace of disorder and incoherence. The desire to be embraced, and elaborated, by disorder and incoherence is not anathema in and of itself. No one, for example, has ever been known to say “gee-whiz, if only my orgasms would end a little sooner, or maybe not come at all.” Yet few so-called radicals desire to be embraced, and elaborated, by the disorder and incoherence of Blackness — and the state of political movements in the U.S. today is marked by this very Negrophobogenisis: “gee-whiz, if only Black rage could be more coherent, or maybe not come at all.” Perhaps there is something more terrifying about the joy of Black than there is in the joy of sex (unless one is talking sex with a Negro). Perhaps coalitions today prefer to remain in-orgasmic in the face of civil society — with hegemony as a handy prophylactic, just in case.
—  “Do I Stank or Was It Already Stanky In Here” - Frank B Wilderson III