felt obligated to remind my fellow white people that there’s more to social justice and challenging systematic oppression than pink pussy hats, venus symbols, drawings of uteruses, and singing Lean On Me in unison
You can talk about how White supremacy is killing Black people with Black men all day but it the minute you bring up how the Black patriarchy is killing Black women niggas get silent and defensive.
Niggas can reblog about police brutality against Black men but leave out the Black women that were killed or put into silence with sexual violence.
Beyoncé drops an album that lifts of so many Black women and then niggas break they back to bad mouth her while people are connecting to it
And never ever try to bring up how Black women have disproportionately higher sexual Assualt rate(black girls before the age of 18 have a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted) with many cases being incest and the majority of perpetrators being Black men they know.
And apparently bringing this up is Black male hatred even though the people who have been out on the streets since the civil rights movement has been women fighting for Black men. That 70% of the Black panthers were women and that BLM was created by black women responding to the death of three Black males. I will always fight for Vlack people of all genders but I will not ignore the violence against Black women, cis and trans, done by Black men. I won’t “fix” white supremacy first then deal with that. My ancestors didn’t fight and die for y'all to also tell us wait our turn.
I’m not interested in anybody’s guilt. Guilt is a luxury that we can no longer afford. I know you didn’t do it, and I didn’t do it either, but I am responsible for it because I am a man and a citizen of this country and you are responsible for it, too, for the very same reason… Anyone who is trying to be conscious must begin to dismiss the vocabulary which we’ve used so long to cover it up, to lie about the way things are.
Thanks for being in solidarity with people of color and marginalized communities through their struggle. Thanks for acknowledging white privilege and systematic racism exist. Thanks for letting your people know white silence is violence. None of us are perfect and none of us are always right. Throughout this struggle for racial equality there are going to be times of frustration and unintentionally misunderstandings. We have to learn from you as you learn from us.