The white supremacy of Black Character
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fifty eight years later and Black folk are still being judged by the color of our skin. What’s interesting though is the fact that from the perspective of white supremacy, our skin is our character. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word character evolved from “carecter,” in the mid-14th century and meant "symbol marked or branded on the body."
The Fallacy of “We Can’t Say Anything“
One of the most frequently uttered nonsense phrases I hear as a committed white anti-racist when discussing racism with run of the mill white people is “we can’t say anything.” They live under the delusion that language is a minefield. It’s not, its lazy wilful ignorance. My surrogate sister has a traumatic brain injury sustained shortly after her time she spent during her formative years in the depths of 1970s Texas backwaters; a time...
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We are at a point
Where there is no turning back
Spirit like thunder!