I’ve seen comments like this under many posts on social media and videos on YouTube that talk about racism and the racist history of America. Whenever a conversation about racism and slavery in America is being had, there’s always a white person saying that talking about that makes them “ashamed to be white”.
When black people talk about racism, police brutality, slavery, and history, we’re not asking white people to be “ashamed to be white”. We’re just asking them to NOT BE RACIST! Does this mean white people would rather be ashamed of themselves instead of not being racist when they do this? Are they this incapable of not being racist?
All black people ask is for police officers to stop killing unarmed black people. How is that “dividing this country”, as they claim whenever protests about it happen? Are they trying to say that police officers are that incapable of not killing unarmed black people that just talking about it and asking them to stop “divides this country”?
Why does talking about all the racist things that happened in the history of this country make white people “ashamed to be white”? Why doesn’t it just make them not want to be racist? Talking about America’s racist history is inevitable. It NEEDS to be talked about as long as this country exists. No one should EVER forget about this country’s racist history!
When black people talk about police brutality and ask police officers to stop killing unarmed black people, there are some white people who take that as black people saying they “hate the police” or they want to get rid of the police. Black people aren’t asking for the police to go away. They’re asking them to stop killing unarmed black people. How does asking police to stop committing brutality mean hating the police? Nobody hates the police. We hate them abusing people and their power!
Is white people doing this just a way for them to guilt trip black people into not talking about the things that they do because it makes them uncomfortable? Because they don’t want to face what their people are doing in this country? Also, when talking about slavery or anything else in America’s history, they love to say that it was “their ancestors and not them”. If they really believe that, then why does black people talking about these things make them ashamed instead of just making them not want to do the same things they did? Why do they feel guilty over something their “ancestors” did?
It’s because they know they are connected to those people. They know they are the same people, even though they try to convince black people that they aren’t.
Dear white people, black people asking you to just not be racist is NOT asking you to hate being white. It’s really not too much to ask. If it really is too much to ask of you to not be racist and not kill unarmed black people, then that’s YOUR problem. NOT black people simply asking you to be a decent person.
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. 😒). 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!
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!
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!
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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!