Are Black People Divisive?

Candace Owens tweeted that Juneteenth was “lame” and “divisive” and wouldn’t celebrate it and would celebrate the Fourth of July instead. Bill Maher hated that they played the Black National Anthem at this past Monday’s football game and called it “segregation”.

The problems with both of these statements is that these people and anyone who agreed with them either has zero sense of history or is outright ignoring and/or lying about it. Black people weren’t even considered citizens when the Fourth of July became a holiday. Black people were still slaves during that time!

Black people were also still slaves when the American National Anthem was written. The American National Anthem was written by Francis Scott Key. Who is Francis Scott Key? He was a slaveowner! And he was leader of the American Colonization Society, which sent freed slaves to Africa because that organization believed upper class white people couldn’t live amongst black people (Yet, they’re calling black people divisive? You support an anthem written by someone who was part of an organization that didn’t believe blacks and whites could live together. πŸ˜’). Even though he freed some of his slaves, he was anti abolitionist. He did not support immediate ending to slavery.

People are so adamant about a holiday and a song that didn’t have black people in mind at all when they were created, but they want to call black people “divisive” if they choose not to celebrate the holiday or stand for that song. And more than likely the people who created the holiday and the song are racists.

And it’s funny how so many people want to call black people “divisive” for wanting to celebrate Juneteenth and have their anthem included in sports events as well, but black people celebrate every holiday in the year with white people EVERY year. Black people always stand for the American National Anthem.

But white people and coon black people can’t celebrate ONE holiday with us. White people and black coons can’t support a song about our people ONE time. Who’s really the divisive ones? Which holiday and song is the real divisive one?

And why is it that America is allowed to celebrate their freedom from British rule, but black people aren’t allowed to celebrate their freedom from slavery? And before anyone says, “No black people living in America today were ever slaves, so there’s no reason to celebrate it”, we can say, “No American living today were ever under British rule”. So, by that logic, we shouldn’t be celebrating that, either.

Black people, STOP letting whites and coons call you divisive for wanting to like and celebrate something that’s for your people, especially if you celebrate everything else about every other group of people! You’re not dividing this country for wanting to celebrate Juneteenth and wanting to accept the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice And Sing”, as well. You can do both of those things and still be accepting of other holidays and songs.

This country was already divided long ago! And it’s going to continue to be divided for a very long time because of the history this country has. It’s not something that’s going to easily go away. It’s not something you can just stop talking about. NEVER let anyone blame our people for that!

White people divided this country when they brought slavery. White people divided this country with racist laws that went on for centuries. White people divided this country when they tore black families apart during slavery when they sold children, husbands, and wives away from each other. White people divided this country when they literally put up signs telling black people that they weren’t allowed in certain places. White people divided this country when they literally invented the concept of race and decided to discriminate against people based off that.

Racist police officers divided this country when they beat and kill unarmed people. Not black people for protesting against it. White people are divisive when they have done racist things to black people for centuries. Not black people for talking about it.

America wants black people to “forget about and get over” slavery and all the racist history it has, but tells everyone else to never forget when something bad happens to America.

Black people, you should NEVER forget this country’s racist history towards our people! And you should NEVER trust anyone who tells you to do that, especially if they never forget about anything horrible that happened to them. Don’t let white people blame you for mess THEY created!

Stuff like this is exactly why it’s very important for every black person to KNOW THEIR HISTORY. So we can catch stuff like this. If we don’t know our history, we’re going to think white people are right when they call us divisive for these things when really they are lying and gaslighting. Read history books regularly! If you don’t have books, read history articles online. It doesn’t matter as long as you read it and never forget it! Teach your children to read history, too! Don’t gloss over or sugarcoat a single thing!

I understand white people calling black people divisive for stupid reasons because that’s the type of people they are. But black people should know better. If you call black people divisive for wanting to celebrate Juneteenth, or for any reason for that matter, especially if you never call white people divisive for anything that they do, you have forgotten about your history and hate your people!

The Police Aren’t Making Mistakes. They Know What They’re Doing!

We all know of all the stories in the news about police abusing or killingΒ  unarmed people. One of the things I’ve heard a lot the whole time these stories were in the news is that the police “need better training”; the reason why these shootings of unarmed people keep happening is because police aren’t “properly trained”. I don’t believe that police need better training at all when it comes to abusing and killing unarmed people.

I saw the police take Kyle Rittenhouse into custody without abusing or killing him and he had just shot and killed two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Dylann Roof killed nine people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Not only did the police take him into custody without abusing or killing him, they bought him Burger King! And the police officers weren’t even there when all those people stormed the Capitol! We all know how that would’ve went down if that was a whole bunch of black people doing that!

And for the people who like to use someone’s past or them being on drugs as an excuse to justify the police killing unarmed people, someone’s past isn’t an excuse for the police to kill people. They aren’t supposed to kill anyone because of what they did in their past. They aren’t supposed to kill people because they’re “on drugs”. If they can take armed people who just came from a murdering spree in without a problem, someone “being on drugs” shouldn’t even be an issue. People would rather make excuses and justify the police killing people instead of admitting that there’s a problem in the police force.

This whole “police need better training” crap is a lie created to make it look like these cops are making mistakes when they kill someone. It’s to make it look like they weren’t properly trained to safely diffuse a situation and bring someone in. They don’t need any training. They know exactly what they’re doing. They’re doing this stuff on purpose!

And don’t think for a second that the police would never do anything like that. There’s so many stories of cops doing foul things to people, especially black people, all throughout history. There’s stories of police planting false evidence, like drugs and guns, on people. There’s stories of police forcing innocent people to confess to crimes they didn’t commit. There’s stories of police brutality on people for minor offenses or sometimes nothing at all. There’s stories of police spraying people with fire hoses and sending dogs out to attack people. There’s stories of police throwing tear gas on and attacking protesters.

With all the stories we’ve heard about police all throughout history and still to this present day, why is it so hard for people to admit that the police force is corrupt? Why do people continue to make excuses for everything the police does wrong? Why do people get so mad at the people who are protesting against the police when they should really be mad at the police? They’re the ones causing all this unrest! If they stopped abusing and killing unarmed people, the protests will stop!

It’s Not Because You’re Dark Skinned; You’re Just Ugly

This is another excuse people use to dismiss colorism. When a dark skinned person talks about how people have treated them poorly because of their dark skin, people will respond with saying, “It’s not because you’re dark skinned. You’re just ugly”.

The issue I have with this saying is that people say it like that makes what they’re doing any better. Disrespecting, mistreating, overlooking, discriminating against, and looking down on a person because of how they look is just as bad. Hating someone over something they can’t change is bad.

Mistreating someone because of how they look is like any other type of discrimination, like racism and sexism. But because discriminating against someone for how they look doesn’t have a name or movements of activism behind it like racism and sexism does, for example, people don’t think there’s anything wrong with it.

Also, there’s more to colorism than passing a dark skinned person up in the dating department. A lot of people try to reduce colorism to just that. But colorism is really about discriminating against and disrespecting someone just because they’re dark skinned. I see that happening way too much for me to sit here and act like it doesn’t happen.

Secondly, I think this saying is not only an excuse, it’s also another lie amongst the many lies people have when denying colorism. If people didn’t have any issue with dark skin, why are there so many names and words out there that are used specifically to insult people with dark skin? If it’s never about someone being dark skinned, then those words and names wouldn’t exist. Yet, they do. And people use them ALL. THE. TIME.

The people who have been mistreated because of their dark skin can tell you all the names they’ve been called all their lives. If it was just about someone’s looks, they’ll just comment on their looks. But instead, not only do they comment on their looks, they have to insult their dark skin, too.

You ever wonder why there’s barely any dark skinned stars in Hollywood, especially dark skinned female stars? And if there are, they most likely are always playing derogatory roles or “fight the power” roles? It’s because a lot of people in this country, black and nonblack, are highly colorist and racist and hate seeing dark skinned people. Yet, they love denying it constantly. Proof of colorism has always been in our faces. People just don’t like accepting or admitting to it.

Black People Being Desperate For Oscars

List of black actors who have won Academy Awards mostly for derogatory or stereotypical roles

Many of us have noticed over the course of many years that black actors win Oscars or Academy Awards mostly for bad roles, like playing slaves or maids. Lots of black people used to speak out and against that. But some would say, “You’re just being negative! Just be happy for them!”

When I started hearing people say that, I realized that some black people don’t even care that black actors have to mostly play derogatory roles in order to win these awards. That’s how desperate some black people are to see black actors win these awards.

It’s already bad enough that very few black actors have won Oscars in movies no matter how good their performance is compared to how many white people win. So I understand why some people don’t care anymore. I guess some of us just want to see our actors win that badly. But I think we should never be that desperate to see our people win these awards!

Viola Davis would’ve never gotten an Oscar or the amount of fame she has now had she not played a maid. It had to take Lupita Nyong’o to not only play a slave, but get whipped stark naked in a movie to win hers and get the amount of fame she has today.

She would have never gotten called Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine in 2014 had she not done that role. Not to say that she doesn’t deserve to be named that because she is very beautiful. But I have to be honest, her playing that slave role is the only reason she got that accolade. Viola and Lupita are only two of many more examples out there of this.

If black actors barely win these awards and when they do, they most likely have to play a derogatory role, it’s pretty obvious that these award shows are racist. And if they’re racist, we shouldn’t want them anyway. Why do our people want these racist awards so badly?

Every year the Oscars comes around, I hear the same complaints from black people about how little or no black people are even nominated, let alone win. As long as this has been going on with these award shows, why aren’t we tired enough of complaining about the same things about these shows to want to leave them alone and abandon them? Our lack of support of these award shows is more powerful than our constant complaining, yet continuing to support them and watch them every year.

There’s lots of black award shows out there that award black people. Why don’t we feel as strongly about those as we do about the Oscars?

I think black people should’ve forgotten about and boycotted these awards a long time ago. They clearly don’t want to give them to black people. And, to be honest, they shouldn’t have to because they created the awards. They can give them to whoever they want. Are we afraid of boycotting and forgetting about these award shows?

Is “Defund The Police” A Trick To Get Black People To Ask For Something We Don’t Want?

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For many years, black people have been asking for police to stop brutalizing and killing our people and for any officer who does to be punished and to lose their jobs.

For many years, many cops have gotten away with killing unarmed people. They never get sent to prison and if they do, they get very small sentences. They get PAID leave and GoFundMes set up for them like they’re victims.

As a result, our people have been protesting and rioting because they won’t listen to us. They won’t listen to us telling them to stop peacefully and they’re not listening to us telling them to stop when we riot. So what else is left to do?

Our people created the Black Lives Matter slogan and organization to fight back against this treatment. But recently, another slogan has risen to popularity—Defund The Police.

A lot of people on social media acted like they didn’t know what Defund The Police meant, just like they acted like they didn’t know what Black Lives Matter meant. But Defund The Police means lowering the funds that go to the police department and putting them towards other things, like housing and education.

My issue with Defund The Police is that it’s not what we’re asking for. We’re asking for justice for the unarmed black people that they kill. We’re asking for any police officer to be locked up for a good amount of time if they do that. We’re asking for officers to lose their jobs if they do that. We’re asking for officers to not get paid if they do that.

The government can “defund” the police all they want, but it’s not going to stop the police from brutalizing and murdering unarmed people. I remember so many politicians this year talking about how much they were going to punish people who “looted and burned” at protests against the police. But I didn’t hear any of them talk about what they were going to do about these abusive and murdering cops.

Some people cheered and were happy about Kyle Rittenhouse shooting three people at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. These people were more mad at people protesting against the cops than they were mad at cops murdering people. If the cops stopped murdering people, the protests will stop, but they don’t want to think about that.

I believe the media or whoever it is, is trying to get people to support Defund The Police to distract us from asking for justice and for these cops to be punished. I feel like Defund The Police is a slap in the face to us. They’re basically telling us they’re going to do NOTHING about these murderous cops. They want us to be happy with the police being “defunded” instead. They’re going to continue getting away with killing unarmed people. So, I think we need to be careful about supporting that.

We didn’t ask for police to be “defunded”. We asked for justice! Keep asking for justice! Don’t let them derail us!

Are Black People Gods?

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For a while, I’ve been thinking about some of the things black people say about themselves. A fellow reader of mine brought this to my attention as well. I’ve noticed that a lot of times, black people like to say things such as:

  • “Black people are God’s chosen children.”
  • “Black people are Gods.”
  • “Black people are kings and queens.”
  • “Black people are the original and first human beings on this planet.”
  • “Black people have melanin and that makes us powerful, valuable, and special.”
  • “Black people are magic” or “Black Girl Magic”.

Now, I will compare this to the things I’ve heard many black people say about white people:

  • “White people came from caves in the Caucasus mountains.”
  • “Black people taught white people how to bathe.”
  • “White people spent centuries calling black people monkeys, but they’re the ones with the rhesus monkey DNA.”
  • “White people have Neanderthal DNA.”
  • “White people force superiority over other races because they’re the ones who are inferior.”
  • “White people sleep with animals.”

One of the issues I have with black people saying these things is because if they really believe these things, why don’t they act like it? They say all these things about themselves and white people only to beg them for equality. If you’re Gods, why would you want to be equal to anyone or anything else? Why are you begging to be “equal” to a people you JUST said came from caves and you taught them to bathe?

The other issue is, and this is what my reader said, is that saying these things keeps our people living in a fantasy land, and I believe saying these things blinds them from what they’re really going through collectively. Since black people say we’re Gods and kings and queens, how is it working out for us? How is our melanin saving us? How is being God’s chosen people helping us? I think saying all these things, especially if we don’t act like we truly believe it, makes us walk around with over inflated egos and a huge chip on our shoulders because all I hear is black people brag about themselves after saying it.

Black people say all these things, then turn around and have to beg white people for jobs and representation in their media. They beg white people to put black characters in their cartoons. They beg white people to make black dolls in their doll companies. You Gods, as you claim, can’t do that yourselves? Why do you need anyone else to do that for you? They say all these things, then have to beg white people to simply see that we “matter” with these Black Lives Matter protests. Gods and kings and queens need to beg someone else to see that they “matter” just as much as anyone else? Gods have to beg a people they claim came from caves that they matter?

Black people are always begging white people to give them more Grammys, Oscars, and whatever other award they created. Gods need validation from a people they claim came from caves? Gods can’t make their own awards and give them to their people themselves?

They sit online and say anybody can be and claim to be black. How, when they claim they’re God’s chosen people? According to them, God chose a specific people. God chose THEM! If that’s the case, it’s HIGHLY insulting and stupid to say anybody can be and claim to be them. And the only time they care about how stupid that statement sounds is when they’re being replaced and erased by other people that aren’t them. They say all these things about themselves and white people, then turn around and talk like white people are better to date and marry than their own people. They say all these things while we have to live under a white owned and created government. Why don’t black people have their own government if they believe all these things?

On the other side, look at how so many black people treat themselves and each other. If black people believed they were all these kings, queens, and Gods, then why do so many black people kill each other? Why are so many black fathers walking away from their children and leaving their women to raise them on their own? Why do so many black children get abused by their parents? Why are so many black men raping their women? Why are so many black people hooked on drugs and alcohol? Why are so many black people living in poverty? Why are there so many missing black children? Why can’t we stop our children from going missing?

Why do so many black people bleach their skin? I thought they said melanin was powerful. If it’s so powerful, why are so many of them trying to erase it? Why do so many of them make fun of and look down on dark skinned people? If melanin is powerful, why aren’t the darkest people amongst us celebrated by black people instead of the lightest people amongst us? Why do so many of them feel the need to bleach their skin like that and straighten their hair to fit in with the rest of the world if they are the original people of the earth? Why do they feel the need to look like people that aren’t?

Every time black people are criticized for something, they say, “White people do it, too.” But if they claim to be Gods or God’s chosen people and they claim that white people came from caves, that’s pretty much the point. They aren’t supposed to be doing ANYTHING that white people do, if that’s the case. Doing any of those things is bad when anybody does it, but if black people claim they’re Gods or God’s chosen people and they do any of these things, it’s WAY WORST!

Black people are also always complaining about how other races of people appropriate their culture and benefit off of it in ways that they can’t themselves. If black people are all these kings, queens, and Gods, why don’t they have the power to stop them? Black people are always complaining about police officers beating and killing unarmed black people. Why don’t we have the power to stop them? Why is it happening at all? If black people are Gods, kings, and queens, how did they allow people who they claim came from caves and haven’t been on this planet as long as them have so much power over them? How did we allow them to take our power?

I believe black people only say these things because they collectively have severe low self esteem, and like I’ve said several times on my blog, and I will most likely be saying it lots more, that low self esteem is due to a centuries long battle with slavery and oppression. And like I said earlier, saying these things keeps our people living in a fantasy. We say these things because we want to feel better about ourselves and what we’re going through. If we tell ourselves we’re Gods, kings, and queens, we can live in a world where we’re these powerful and special beings. But in real life, many of our people are going through hell. If black people actually believed these things they say about themselves and white people, NONE of the things our people are going through would be going on at all and they definitely wouldn’t be kissing up to and begging white people the way they do.

Get out of the fantasy world! Black people are not Gods, God’s chosen people, kings, or queens. They are REGULAR HUMAN BEINGS!

Karen

The ongoing trend on the internet is black people calling racist white women “Karen”. Every time a story of a white woman caught on video harassing a black person goes viral, black people call them that.

A white woman will call the police on a black child just for selling water. Black people will go: “πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Karen!”

A white woman will harass a black man or woman trying to enter THEIR OWN HOME. Black people will go: “πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Karen!”

A white woman will harass a black man or woman in a store for something that’s completely not her business. Black people will go: “πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Karen!”

The huge problem I have with black people calling these white women “Karen” and laughing and making memes whenever they harass a black person is, not only does it seem like we’re not taking what they’re doing seriously enough, we’re also letting them off too easily.

Also, white people for centuries have been calling our people the worst names they can think of, mainly “niggers”. But we think calling them “Karen” is cute and funny and will hurt them (knowing white people, they will act like being called Karen hurts them just so they can pretend to be victims and absolve themselves from taking accountability for their racism). Why are we calling them anything except what they are? RACIST!

I feel like if a white man did any of these things, no one would be trying to give him a cute name. They’ll be calling him all kinds of insults, as well as racist. It makes me think people don’t take racism coming from white women as seriously as they do with white men. I believe that has been going on all throughout history.

Racism from white women is glossed over a lot. People barely talk about white women’s involvement with the KKK or how they were so racist that they didn’t care that their husbands raped black women because they didn’t consider black women equal to them, or how they cheered on and watched as their husbands burned crosses on black people’s lawns or burned down whole homes, or how they yelled and screamed “nigger!” at any black person that came around them just as loud as the white men, or how they helped white men conduct horrible medical experiments on black people that made them very ill, injured, or even killed them, or how they’re always right along with the racist laws white men introduced to keep black people down like the Jim Crow laws, laws that kept black people from voting, slavery, job discrimination, and much much more. I can go on and on.

Why are so many people so easy on white women when it comes to racism? I have a feeling it probably comes from sexism and how a lot of people in society don’t take much of what any woman does seriously because they consider them weaker and inferior to men. Female pedophiles aren’t talked about as much as male pedophiles. Female child abusers aren’t talked about as much as male child abusers. Female domestic violence perpetrators aren’t talked about as much as the male ones. And so on and so forth.

Women in this society get passes for a lot of things, especially if they’re white. I also think people don’t think white women have the same power as white men, so they don’t think a white woman can hurt them in the same way a white man can.

But I have news for anyone who thinks that. Racist white women are always in close quarters with racist white men. They can easily get a black person arrested, beaten, or killed, just by lying, crying, and playing victim.

Racism from white women isn’t something to be taken lightly. Call these women out just like we should call out any racist! Stop calling these women “Karen” and start calling them what they are. RACIST! Racism isn’t a game, joke, or meme.

Black People Are No Better Than White People

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard a black person say that other black people treat them so badly that they would rather hang out with white people because white people treat them so much better. Or how many black people have said other black people weren’t interested in dating them until they started dating white people.

A lot of black people like to laugh at people who say this and call them coons, but before you do that, think for a second. There’s a reason why these people feel this way. And they tell us all the time. These are genuine feelings these people feel. Black people shouldn’t treat each other so bad that our people don’t even feel comfortable and accepted by us.

We as black people are always complaining about how white people treat us. We’re always complaining about how white people negatively profile us and kill unarmed black people, which are legit reasons for us to be upset. However, in our own communities, the crimes and murders committed against each other is way higher. Black people are more likely to be hurt and/or killed by another black person way more than by a white person.

And don’t get me started on how so many black people project colorism on each other. So many of our people say, do, and think the worst about dark skinned people. We get mad about Hollywood not putting enough dark skinned people in the media in a positive and tasteful way, but a lot of times, our people are the ones who give more attention to people with lighter skin. Our people are also the main ones referring to dark skinned people as derogatory terms—“black”, “crusty”, “burnt”, etc. This way of referring to black people sounds like racist terms from white people, but white people usually aren’t the ones saying this to black people. It’s other black people! As colorist as so many black people are, if black people owned a Hollywood, they would probably erase dark skinned people out just like white Hollywood does.

A lot of black people on a regular basis look down on natural hair and refuse to wear it, but want to cry when white people say something negative about it. Or cry when they see a white woman wear an afro. Anything negative a white person says about black hair, trust me. MORE black people have said the exact same thing, if not worst. Before these current years where natural hair is now seen as more acceptable, lots of black people used to call them nappy headed and try to persuade them to straighten their hair. So many black people are upset when black people with dreads are refused jobs or prevented to graduate school, but I’ve heard black people say the worst things I’ve ever heard about dreads, sounding just like a racist white person.

Black people are online everyday trying to explain to nonblacks that they can’t say nigga, but call each other niggas all day long. When a nonblack person actually does say it, black people crumble. The Boondocks did an episode about that, titled “The S Word”, where Riley’s teacher said the word nigga and Riley acted like he was so hurt when he says nigga probably more than anybody in the whole show! And what I hate the most is a lot of us try to lie and say the word actually means “king” and comes from the Ethiopian word “negus”, but a lot of times when black people call each other niggas, nothing positive follows that in their sentence. So if the word means “king”, how come when black people say it, it isn’t always in a positive way? And if the word means king, why do we crumble so much when white people say it? It’s because we know what that word means and where it comes from and it DOESN’T mean king!

I notice that some black people online, when they see interracial couples, they use the black person’s partner turning out to be racist or their partner ending up abusing or killing them as an excuse to turn other black people away from interracial dating, but both black men and black women are more likely to be abused, hurt, and killed by each other than in interracial relationships.

Black people get angry when white businesses turn them away because of their names, yet in the next breath, make fun of another black person’s name, calling their names “ghetto”.

What’s sad is all this antiblackness that black people push on each other gets passed down to their children. And we have the nerve to act shocked when a black child says they feel ugly because they’re dark skinned or a 4 year old black girl throws a fit because her hair isn’t straight.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t say or do anything about white people who disrespect, abuse, and kill us. I’m saying that we should treat each other better! We can’t cry about how racist people treat us, then turn around and treat each other the exact same way. It doesn’t work that way!

Black Women Can’t Even Call Their Hair JUST Hair

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A lot of things have opened my eyes since I found the black conscious side of the internet and around 2010-2011 when I found the natural hair side of YouTube. People from both of these communities encourage black women to wear their own hair the most. Some black women’s response to this is that it’s “just hair” and it “shouldn’t be that serious”.

I believe it’s NOT just hair. Thinking about the history of how black men and black women have been disrespected and discriminated against for their real hair is enough for me to see that, already. But there are a lot more examples that show me that it’s not “just hair”.

Many black women can’t even call their hair JUST hair. We always have to put a descriptor or something in front before we say hair when we talk about our hair. For instance, instead of calling our hair JUST hair, we call our hair “natural” hair or “4a/b/c” hair. Black women are literally the only group on the planet that has to call our hair “natural” or refer to our hair as subcategories. I don’t hear white, Asian or any other race of people, calling their hair “natural” or referring to their hair as “1a/b/c” and so forth.

I also hear a lot of black women calling their hair a “crown”. Our hair isn’t a crown! It’s HAIR! I believe we call our hair a “crown” because we’ve been made to think negatively about our hair for so long and we say that so we can feel better about our hair. Crowns are associated with royalty. So if we call our hair “crowns”, we can feel like we’re associated with kings and queens when we wear our own hair. Honestly, I feel like that it so unnecessary. We shouldn’t have to think of our hair that way just so we can be happy with it.

This reminds me of a children’s book I saw on social media a few years ago titled Penny and the Magic Puffballs, where a black woman wrote a book to help her daughter, I believe, feel better about her hair because she wanted straight hair like all the other girls around her. She styled her daughter’s hair into puffballs and called them “magic”. I understand the message, but I just think that it’s sad that a little black girl’s hair has to be called “magic” just to get her to be happy with it. It can’t JUST BE hair.

Whenever black women are finally breaking away from wearing weaves, wigs, and relaxers, and are started to wear and take care of their real hair, they refer to wearing their real hair as a “journey”. Wearing the hair you were born with exactly as it grows out of your scalp without altering it shouldn’t be a “journey”. It should just be you finally not being afraid of wearing your hair.

When I go into the hair products aisle in every store and see every product labeled as JUST hair products, but the black hair products have to be called “natural” hair products makes me sick and angry.

Most black female cartoon characters and dolls are depicted with straight hair and they aren’t even real. If it’s just hair, how come most black female fictional characters and dolls don’t even have our textured hair?

This society made us feel that we have to call our hair something different because they’re uncomfortable with it. This is why I believe it’s important for us to get rid of the fake hair and hair straighteners anyway just to give a FUCK YOU to this obviously racist society that tries so hard to make us hate everything about ourselves.

We are constantly calling our hair everything except JUST hair. So, the next time I hear someone say it’s “just hair”, I will know it’s a lie. I think people only say that because they know that the encouraging people are right about black people embracing our own hair, but they don’t want to listen. They just say that because they don’t have a better rebuttal. Black people and this society as a whole clearly have an issue with our hair.

Why Do Black People Defend Other Races of People So Much?

On social media, I’ve seen many black people defend other races of people when they are experiencing racism and discrimination. Black people defended Hispanics who were dealing with deportation and their families being torn apart by ICE. Black people defended Mexicans when Donald Trump was talking about building walls to block them out of the country and saying they’re responsible for bringing drugs and crime to the country. Black people defended Chinese people when Donald Trump referred to the Coronavirus as the “Chinese virus”. Black people even defend white people who are being disrespected by other black people online. There are so many examples out there of where our people defended other races of people. Our people will defend anyone, regardless of race. If no other race defends another race who is experiencing racism and disrespect, best believe our people will!

On the flip side, I’ve seen other black people shame and criticize the ones who defend all of these races of people, saying that these other races of people rarely, if ever, care about or defend us when we’re experiencing racism, so why should we care about their problems and defend them?

Although I completely agree with that, I don’t hate the ones who defend other races of people at all because I believe I know why our people do this. Our people have been experiencing racism and discrimination for centuries in America. We know what it feels like to be discriminated against and looked down upon because of our race. Our people have been through being told we couldn’t go to certain places because we are black. Our people witness being sentenced harsher sentences in the judicial system than white people for the same crimes too many times. Our people get told that our own hair that grows out of our scalps is “unprofessional” and “ugly”. Our people know what it feels like to be disrespected and looked down upon just because of the color of our skin. Our people know what being negatively stereotyped all throughout media day in and day out feels like. Our people don’t want to see anyone else going through that, so we defend them. I can’t hate my people for having sympathy.

It’s actually a bittersweet thing. Our people have such a soft spot for fighting against racism, no matter who is experiencing it, but it seems like nobody cares about us to do the same for us. I know our people know that, too. I just feel like it doesn’t stop us from fighting.

I believe our defensiveness of everyone is definitely a side effect of being discriminated against for so long. I think before we are so quick to criticize and shame one another, we need to think of why our people do these things first. A lot of the time, it’s because of serious deep rooted issues like this one. We have to remember what our people have gone through in this country throughout history because what our people have gone through plays a HUGE part of how we act and react to things today, regardless of how “long ago” it was.