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Short Film ‘After Trayvon’ Explores What It Means To Be A Black Man In America
Powerful. One thing that especially hit me during this video: We internalize the oppressor’s fear of ourselves. We are taught to not trust our brothers and sisters. We are taught to constantly edit ourselves - not for approval, but survival. We are taught Black is bad, white is right. Yet, these ideas don’t stay this simple throughout lifetimes; they contour into messy knots inside of us, leaving a host of internal mental and emotional damage.
To be Black in America means to be constantly in danger, of discrimination and internalized fear. The blog I’m reblogging this from - knowledgeequalsblackpower - holds the key in its’ name: we must educate ourselves. Learn our history, the truth about ourselves. No, it won’t lead to instant freedom. But it’s a damn good start.
NEVER FORGET when Miley Cyrus tried to get buck, and NEVER EVER FORGET when Kid Fury clapped back with the skill and might of the Ancient Wig-Snatchers of Old.
No words can describe my love for this…..
i think about this so very often.
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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
"As a black lesbian feminist comfortable with the many different ingredients of my identity, and a woman committed to racial and sexual freedom from oppression, I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful whole, eclipsing or denying the other parts of self. But this is a destructive and fragmenting way to live."
the internet is amazing.
So I just had to say a couple about this song, the feature, and why Nicki (re)captures my love through it. The original song has a line about “rapping you niggas,” a line that had me ready to rescind any and all ties to the otherwise flawless Nicki Minaj. But having heard this feature, which I hope is officially endorsed by Nicki, I now realize the level of meta commentary on rape culture, fuck boys, and misogyny Nicki is reflecting on through her song. The commentators going on about “fuck boys” really hit on my BIGGEST grievance with the Black community. Namely, how black men are so ready and willing to shit on the those whom gave birth to said fuck boys. To be honest it is not specific to Black culture (Latinos do it all the time), but I see it as the #1 reason we cannot collectivize and love each other. When black men victim blame their women counterparts, they play into the hand of white people, racism, internalized oppression of all sorts, without realize how damaging these kind of comments about baby mamas is TO THE WHOLE COMMUNITY. THANK YOU NICKI MINAJ AND EVERYONE PART OF THIS PROJECT. LET’S MOVE FORWARD!