In 1974, upon Huey Newton fleeing to Cuba, Newton appointed Elaine Brown as his replacement thus making her the first woman chairman of the Black Panther Party. Elaine said of the challenging experience:
“A woman in the Black Power movement was considered, at best, irrelevant. A woman asserting herself was a pariah. If a black woman assumed a role of leadership, she was said to be eroding black manhood, to be hindering the progress of the black race. She was an enemy of the black people…. I knew I had to muster something mighty to manage the Black Panther Party.”
No one can honestly tell me that this isn’t something that looks like it is straight out of the demonic mind of a scary movie producer. Sadly, it’s not. This is a real photograph taken of the female KKK members in 1923 ( just incase you thought white women were innocent ). As I stare at this picture my heart mourns for every strong POC, no not just those of African diaspora because we all know the KKK despises all us POC, they lived during the arguably the worst time for POC in America. They had no laws that could protect them or even had the chance to defend themselves in court like what we are rightfully and deservingly given today. Take a moment to pray (whatever your religion) for the souls of those affected by pre desegregation. Take a moment to thank those who lost their sons, daughters, Etc in the fight to be able to walk outside in broad daylight and not get lynched. Will racism ever end? I don’t know, but what I do know is that no one should have to put up with it as an every day nightmare. No matter what your ethnicity is we MUST stick together, for together we are strong. I dream of a day these people may never hurt our children.
- Susie the Moderator
this shit looks like american horror story
It does look like an AHS advertisement.
But people are so quick to erase white women’s roles in the violent racism against Blacks.
And don’t think those women didn’t pass that frame of thought and reference down to their descendants either.
Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy “A Trip to the Grocery Store”
Great story but doesn’t answer questions like “How can I use my white privilege to stand up against bigotry without offending the very people I want to stand up for?” or “How does a non-POC fight against oppression as an ally, without being labelled ‘white-saviour’?”
Jezebel follows Black women. But must Black women hide in the shadows of themselves in an effort to avoid it?
After all, in reality a Black woman can’t avoid Jezebel. Any Black woman daring to live and exist will be victim to the image whether that looks like someone commenting on how all Black women are “loose” or a person on the street propositioning a random Black woman for sex.
Jezebel is present when virgin and celibate Black women are looked upon like angels and told that they’re “so much better” than other Black women. Only to be treated like a disposable after sex by the same people who seemed to praise them.
Jezebel was present when I was a preteen and told that I should never be alone with a man because he will expect sex and it will be my fault when he gets angry if I say no.
Jezebel is not present when I view my sexuality outside of the white and male gaze. But that is a continuous struggle. In the meantime, I don’t want to be bombarded with the “sex positive” movement or feminism that does not fully recognize and honor the complexities of re-conceptualizing the institutionally devalued femininity (and sexuality) of Black women.
With [Sitting Bull’s] fall the nobility of the Redskin is extinguished, and what few are left are a pack of whining curs who lick the hand that smites them. The Whites, by law of conquest, by justice of civilization, are masters of the American continent, and the best safety of the frontier settlements will be secured by the total annihilation of the few remaining Indians. Why not annihilation? Their glory has fled, their spirit broken, their manhood effaced; better that they die than live the miserable wretches that they are.
What white Americans have never really understood but what the negro can never forget is that white society is deeply implicated in the ghetto. White institutions created it, white institutions maintain it, and white society condones it.
So like it never occurred to her to grab a paper towel to not touch the door handle, or that the reason those items were dirty was precisely because gross people also didn’t wash their hands.
god damn it what fucking white nonsense
I DON’T KNOWWW this is some white girl shit of the highest caliber.
I never grab the door with my bare hand, I always use a paper towel or the sleeve of my shirt at least because I have seen too many guys (And unfortunately a lot of them were dudes of color) literally get up from taking a dump and walk right out of the bathroom.
Idk what made her think continuing that shit was ok but it’s really noottttt