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Why I Will Not March for Eric Garner

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lovelyandbrown:

I absolutely, 100% disagree with this woman. Like, I’m BAFFLED that a black woman wrote this and published it.

We either aid each other in progressing forward as a black people, a black family, or we stand back and watch a house divided fall.

I just…..can’t fully process my sadness in writing this post. She makes excellent points about the hurt and abuse of the black woman, but I don’t understand what it has to do with not honoring a life taken and the injustice that still exist AGAINST our own people.

More later, when I’m able to fully grasp the enormity of my horror.

Although I do see where you may disagree with the writer, I have to say that I see many areas where I do agree with her, as one commentator said: “This post is dealing with a hard truth. You will not find that the majority will agree. She is not dismissing the tragedy of Black men, because that would be damn near insane, but what she is saying is that our brothers are not wielding the same kind of energy that we do when they are victims of injustice. Come on, look at Renisha McBride! I myself, a Black woman, can not spit names of Black women who have been victimized by white supremacy. You know why, because it rarely takes center stage.

That being said, yesterday my 10 year old sister (who looks older for her age— some people even think she’s older than me) and I were going to play basketball. I was on my cell but I kept hearing someone saying hello and I looked up and saw this guy— probably in her 30s aggressively trying to talk to her. I cursed him out so bad and told him her age and he didn’t care. Sorry but not sorry, they (at least some and the internet will have you think the majority) don’t really care about us (ironically in my MJ voice).

I feel you and I hear that, but.
So that means we should step back?
So the distance and space between increases?

If that’s the solution for some, hey. By all means.
I just couldn’t sleep at night.

I personally don’t disagree with the points in the post. I just think this is the wrong time… or maybe the wrong situation. A man just died and I don’t necessarily think that is the time to basically argue that Black women shouldn’t put their utmost concern into this.

That doesn’t help Eric Garner’s wife and his children. It doesn’t help his community where the NYPD is targeting Black people irregardless of gender.

It’s hard for me to swallow the fact that Black women’s issues aren’t considered as big of a deal as Black men’s while also dealing with the fact that we’re inextricably connected and so when we don’t address Black men’s issues that doesn’t help us as BW either.

So for me it doesn’t make sense to downplay an issue such as this even though people like Renisha McBride won’t receive the same attention. I just want increased visibility for ALL victims of brutality. That’s where my Black feminism leads me… not to retaliate so to speak and say “Black men you’re on your own” 

but it’s a complex and touchy issue for sure

naturee-feels:

Your not any less of a black girl if you don’t have a booty.

Your not any less of a black girl if you can’t dance.

Your not any less of a black girl if you don’t have any curves.

I find a lot of black girls feeling complacent if they do not have these certain attributes, that almost seem synonyms to Black Women. Your blackness is not and should not be defined by this.

I also see a lot of people, black or non black, who help perpetrate these stereotypes and it needs to end.

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specialagentofthelamb:

This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!

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Unpacking Blackness in Mexico’s Costa Chica

When she said other Mexicans would confuse her for Salvadoran, makes me think that others recognize blackness exists in El Salvador before actual Salvadorans do.

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Her skin is perfection.

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Black Woman, You are a QUEEN,
Tell Them to Either,
BOW DOWN or LEAVE!

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Plenty of films have taken a stab at bringing Bible stories to life, from “The Ten Commandments” and “Jesus Christ: Superstar” to this year’s “Son of God” and “Noah.” But despite those movies’ different genres and tones, these films all tend to share one similarity: They have white casts, even though the Bible’s characters would have been from parts of Africa or the Middle East. Photographer James C. Lewis of Noire3000 | N3K Photo Studios has decided to rectify by presenting these iconic figures in a new light.

Lewis’ “Icons Of The Bible” photo series depicts some of the most famous characters from the Old and New Testament exclusively as people of color, including Simon Peter, Elijah, King Solomon and the archangel Gabriel. The series, which will be fully released in October, features 70 models who identify as either Asian, Native American, Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, Black American and West Indian.

"I think it is very important to see one’s self in the Scripture so that it may become real in their eyes," Lewis told The Huffington Post. "The whitewashing of the Bible has always bothered me. However I’m happy to now have the opportunity to give a different point of view."

(Article)

Gabriel tho!

Gabriel can take me up immediately

Solomon

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