Why Do We Run To White People & Other Races When We’re Mistreated By Each Other, But They Don’t Run To Us?

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Years ago, before my enlightenment, I used to think very negatively about my own people. I used to believe every negative stereotype there was about black people. During my school years, I felt very mistreated by all the other black kids around me. I went to college and noticed that the white people treated me way differently than the black kids I went to school with. I felt like they were nicer and going to class was much easier. I used to go to suburbs and saw how much different everything was there compared to so many black neighborhoods. I used to think white people were soooo much better than my own people.

Now that I’m older and I’ve learned so much since then, I realized how ridiculous and stupid I was being. I hear so many stories from black people saying these very similar things. I’ve heard a lot of black people say they date interracially because other black people don’t treat them well or want to date them. I’ve heard a lot of black people say they don’t like hanging around other black people because of how they act and treat each other and say that they feel more comfortable and safer around nonblacks.

On the flip side, I’ve heard many stories of white people saying they were bullied and mistreated by other white people. But I’ve never heard a lot of white people saying they would rather hang out with us than their own people. I don’t hear a lot of white people saying we are better people than their own people. I don’t see a lot of Asians, Hispanics, or whathaveyou, say we are better people than their own people. They don’t put us on a pedestal like a lot of us put them on a pedestal.

After realizing this, I wonder, why do we do this? Why do we think other races of people are so much better than our own people? Why do we put so many other races of people above our own? Do we hate ourselves? Do we have a severe inferiority complex?

If so, I believe this has a lot to do with our history of being put down so much by white people and other races of people. And the fact that some of us think other races of people are so much better than our own people after all that they have done to us throughout history as well as the present is proof that there may be something seriously wrong with us.

Also, after realizing what I know now, I think our bad experiences with our own people is due to being in bad environments. I now look back on my school days and realize that it’s not that the black kids were bad. The environment they were in was bad, and in turn, it made them bad. The schools I was going to weren’t the best schools by far and they definitely weren’t in the best neighborhoods. What had happened when I went to college and “thought” the white people there treated me better was not that I stopped hanging around black people. I changed my ENVIRONMENT and went around better acting people, even though they weren’t my own people.

When we have bad experiences with our own people, I think we just need to change the type of people we choose to be around. Hang around BETTER black people. Good black people are not hard to find. Our negativity is what will make it hard. And we have to be careful of the schools we send our children to. Environment is VERY important. And we need to stop looking at a bunch of negative videos and stories about our own people, especially if we don’t look at a bunch of negative videos and stories about other races of people. It will distort our view of each other and make us hate each other when we can’t afford to hate one another.

I know our people aren’t perfect, but we’re not that bad either. We can’t allow ourselves to hate and look down on each other. We need to LOVE each other. We need UNITY.

For All White People Have Done

I think about the stories I’ve heard black people telling for years of how white people negatively stereotype them.

I think about the stories of how white people lock their doors when they see a black person walking by or how they clutch at their purses.

We see on the news how they stay killing unarmed black men because they “feared for their lives”.

We see on television how they usually portray us as violent and ignorant.

I take all of this into consideration and think, HOW DARE THEY GET TO TREAT US THAT WAY????

After all they’ve done to us for centuries, if anything, WE should be treating THEM like that!

They came over here and stole and stripped away every single solitary thing we had. They take credit for and profit off our inventions and culture. Yet, have the nerve and audacity to portray us as thieves on their teLIEvision.

They have invaded and killed millions of people in countries across this whole world throughout history to get everything they have. Yet, have the nerve and audacity to portray us as the “most violent race” on their teLIEvision.

They came over here telling us we were inferior to them and everything about us–our skin tones, features and hair–was ugly. Yet, when we call them out for the things they do, they have the nerve and audacity to call us “divisive”. They have infiltrated numerous races of people that wasn’t them and made them hate themselves and feel inferior to them. No one on this planet is more divisive than white people.

And when we call them out for what they do or complain about how they treat us, they have the nerve and audacity to tell us to “Go back to Africa” like they didn’t come over here invading from Europe.

The truth is white people are ashamed to be white. They are ashamed of their history and what they are caught doing to many people across the world, especially to black people. They try to push who they are on the people they oppress to keep their image clean and keep the rest of the world from seeing who they are and treating them accordingly.

For all white people have done to us, we should be treating THEM how they treat US. We should be negatively judging THEM and killing THEM because we feel threatened…

BUT WE DON’T!

We do nothing but continue to beg them to stop killing us, include us in things, and treat us like human beings, and they STILL continue to disrespect us.

That should tell us everything about US and everything we need to know about THEM.

And you know what else? I think they know that this is true. That’s why they are always doing things to us. They fear we can snap at any moment and it will be justified. That’s why they’re always “fearing for their lives”.

Solange-Tina Taught Me

I love this interlude, “Tina Taught Me”, from Solange’s album, A Seat At The Table. The instrumental to “Don’t Touch My Hair” playing in the background makes it even better. Solange’s mother, Tina Knowles, spoke a message I couldn’t agree with more if I wanted to. A message full of being proud of being black. She also talks about how here in America, black people are not allowed to express pride in being black and if we do, it is taken as us being anti-white. The truth is white people are anti-black. They hate our culture. They don’t want us to love our culture and try to push their culture on us. They’ve done this for centuries. This is why our original culture(s), language(s), etc., were stripped away from us and replaced with theirs. I believe this is why when we express pride in loving ourselves and our culture, they take it as us not liking their culture. They take us expressing love and pride in ourselves as rejecting their culture that they’re forcing on us.

Why Do Police Officers Keep Shooting Innocent Black Men For Assuming They Have Guns?

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A week or so ago, a friend of mine told me of the story of Stephon Clark, the 22 year old man who was shot by police in his own grandmother’s backyard because they assumed he was pointing a gun at them, when he was only using a cellphone. They fired 20 shots at this man. 20! Hearing my friend tell me this story broke my heart and made me sick.

An innocent man brutally murdered over absolutely nothing. Him being so young makes it worst. This story makes me think of many other stories I’ve heard of black men being shot by police because they assume they have guns, but they really have nothing. You would think after one case, they would be more careful to avoid incidents like this, but instead, this stuff continues to happen. Why?

Why do we always hear these stories about black men being shot by police over nothing? Why are police always assuming a black man has a gun? Something tells me it’s fear. I’m thinking this type of stuff dates way back in time when white people first encountered black people. I think a lot of white police officers are sorely afraid of black men. I don’t know why. It goes back centuries. Why else have black men been portrayed as threatening and menacing for many years in white media, especially if they’re big in size and height?

Because of this fear, they react in a way they feel that they are protecting themselves and killing the black man before they kill them. These actions are just weird and fear is the only thing that makes sense to me for why these things keep happening.

One thing that I’ve noticed, too, is that usually when we hear these types of stories, dark skinned men are the victims. What is it with white police officers and dark skinned black men? If it’s not fear, what else can it be? I’m really trying to understand.

We can keep making these excuses that we usually make when we hear these stories–the excuses about how it’s “not about race”, “they shouldn’t have ran”, “they should’ve did this or that”, or we can finally open our eyes and see that these stories are ALWAYS about race and something is very wrong with these white police officers.

We’ve heard the stories about many white men shooting up dozens of people in schools and public facilities and still being escorted safely, without even a taze, into custody. But unarmed black men who haven’t committed a single murder get shot dozens of times or get beaten severely or to death when they encounter police. A lot of times, these white people get off and don’t serve any prison time because they’re declared to be “mentally ill” and even have GoFundMe’s set up where they get a lot of money after they were just caught murdering someone.

If an unarmed black man gets killed by police, his past is dug up to try to find dirt on him to justify his murder. A white man can kill nine people in a killing spree and his past is dug up to show he was a “good kid”. He was just “bullied as a child” and had a “horrible childhood”.

If that doesn’t say it’s about race, I don’t know what does.

White Pride Is Stronger Than Black Pride!

People may not like everything that Tommy Sotomayor says, but this video can NOT be debated or denied. Everything he said is true. Black people, we have to be better than this! This type of stuff is the reason why Rachel Dolezal was able to pull the stunt she pulled with black people. It’s time to wake up, black people, PLEASE!

Mixed People Are NOT Black!

Many people are offended whenever someone says this. I’ve watched several videos and read several articles that spoke about this and the amount of people being upset about it always appalled me. It is true. Mixed people are not black.

I remember people in my family proudly talking about the “one-drop rule” like it was a good thing, like it’s something to be proud of; “anybody that’s mixed with the smallest percentage of black is completely black”. I didn’t think anything of it when I was younger. But now that I’m older and I hear people saying, “One drop makes you whole”, it just sounds ridiculous. One drop of nothing in the world makes anything whole. Why does it have to be when it comes to black people?

If we think about history and read just a few history books, we all will see that mixed people were never considered full black until racist white people created the one-drop rule during slavery. They were always referred to as something else before then; coloreds, mulattoes, etc. (And now that I think about it, they actually still are. Even though we call them black, we still call them mixed). If they are black, we wouldn’t feel the need to call them something else.

Racist white people came up with the rule because they wanted to keep their race pure and hide that they were sleeping with and raping slave women. Also, of course, because they didn’t want to claim anything that has black in it as belonging to them. We were “beneath” them, according to them.

When we continue accepting this rule, we are accepting racism, white supremacy, and an old slave rule. It’s not slavery days anymore. It’s time to stop holding on to these old slave rules that were basically forced on us.

I always hear black people getting upset whenever a mixed person chooses to identify as mixed instead of black (like Tiger Woods, for example) and say, “It doesn’t matter what you identify as! When the white man catches you in the streets, you’re black!” And people think this is something good when they say this. So, whatever a racist white man says goes? We have to accept them as black because they say so? Of course, they will say you’re black. They’re the ones who came up with the rule! But it doesn’t make it true. Racist white people have imposed many rules on black people that were actually lies and things used to keep us from advancing all throughout history and this one-drop rule is one of them. Besides, if anyone says this, it means that they know the person is right by not identifying as just black, but they think because white people say otherwise, it “doesn’t matter”.

I believe that the reason black people hold onto this rule is because they can use mixed people to get what they want out of a society that gives nothing to black people. Then, once black people can no longer use them for their benefit, that’s when they accept that mixed people are not black.

For example, if we claim mixed people as black, we get the most dominant golf player in the league (Tiger Woods). If we claim mixed people as black, we get one of the most powerful and dominant singers in America (BeyoncĂ©). If we claim mixed people as black, we get one of the most dominant and successful wrestlers in WWE history and a very successful actor (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). If we claim mixed people as black, we have the first black president of the United States (Barack Obama). And so on and so forth.

When black people feel like these mixed people are taking things away from them, like privileges and platforms (movie roles, awards, magazine covers, simple praises, etc.) that actual black people should have, that’s when they will start noticing that these people are mixed instead of black. But the thing is, these people have always been mixed. You can’t wait until they start taking things from you to notice it.

I also believe black people accept mixed people as black because they live through mixed people. Black people know that mixed people are placed on a pedestal in their communities and get praised for everything. Black people want that for themselves. So, they accept mixed people as black to feel like they have all that, too. A lot of black people, sadly, don’t want to be black and are very quick to claim that they’re mixed, especially if they are mixed, but it doesn’t look obvious. Whether we admit it, know it, or not, a lot of black people have very little pride in being who they are. The actions of many black people and the things we say about each other prove it. And that comes from many years of oppression and colonialism.

Mixed people accept being called black and identify as black because society tells them to and if they don’t, they get shamed and it shouldn’t be like that. I also believe they identify as black because they are full aware of the privileges they get from being mixed amongst black people and they don’t want to give that up.

I have absolutely nothing against mixed people. I just don’t think they are black and should identify as black. They are not black historically and they are not black in reality. I think they should identify as what they actually are. Biracial or multiracial.