even when I’m in a spiritual drought, even when I’m weak, even when I fail, even when my heart isn’t focused, even when I sin, God is still at work in my life. God still uses me. My flaws do not keep Him from loving me. My tainted flesh doesn’t keep Him from pursuing me. What a beautiful Father.
“It’s funny, the stereotypes we given. Lazy, as if we ain’t build an entire country on our backs. Thieves, as if we wasn’t stolen from our home. Hateful, as if we was the ones that murder for dark skin. Selfish, as if we took over another people’s country and claimed they land as our own. Funny, how them stereotypes so perfectly describe the ones who done doomed us all.”—My grandmother, talking to my brother who was recently called, “nothing but a black thug” for daring to wear a hoodie in the rain. (via asiaraymonet)
It is not up to us to not be the stereotype (whatever the fuck that means)
White people made the stereotype up
They made the shit up so they could make themselves feel superior
They didn’t make it up so we could jump the hurdle and tap dance for them
but to maintain their supremacy.
That means that even if ever negro in the street wore suits and ties and acted like upper class old white money
they would just make another stereotype.
YOU ARE MISSING THE ENTIRE FUCKING POINT IF YOU THINK ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS ACT LIKE THEM
YOU ARE MISSING THE ENTIRE FUCKING POINT WHEN YOU START BELIEVING THAT THEY GET TO DEFINE WHO WE ARE
Thats the fucking problem with this just pull your pants up, don’t be too loud, don’t listen to this, don’t talk like that
you are putting the responsibility of ending white folks’ racism on the people who suffer from it
WE DID NOT MAKE THESE CONDITIONS
THEY MADE THESE CONDITIONS
THEY DID NOT DO IT BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T LIKE OUR BEHAVIOR
THEY DID IT BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO AND USED OUR BEHAVIOR TO JUSTIFY THEIRS AFTER THEY ALREADY DECIDED TO FUCK US
You want us to be an acceptable stereotype instead of being human
YOU ARE SAYING THAT WE SHOULD STOP BEING HUMAN
because that’s what they want
The answer is not to serve white supremacy
The answer is to get rid of white supremacy.
God fucking bless this post. Life is so much better when you stop trying to adhere to white supremacy. It is truly liberating to stop worry about whether you’re a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ Black person. Like Frank-E said, it does not matter how ‘perfect’ you are - if you speak with proper diction, wear form fitting clothing, attend a prestigious university, work a white collar job or got married before you had children - they will always find something to hold your Blackness against you. It is so much better to just live your life as a HUMAN, and not just a life that aims to “defeat stereotypes”, because white folks do. not. care.
“If you read a transcript of my prayers, you would probably be a little shocked. It would look messy, and frustrated, and angry; and it wouldn’t seem very Christian. But, the intimacy I have with God is a direct result of that messy honesty.”—
“First…. Many Indigenous Nations have calendars which have
been counting the years for a very long time. I am aware that
the calendar of the Mohawk Indian Nation has been counting
the winters for over 33,120 years. This pre-dates the so-called
‘land-bridge’ of the Bering Strait theory, unless, of course, the
Bering Strait scientists decide to move their interestingly illusive
time period for “early migration” of Indians back to 40,000 years!
Many American Indian early histories tell of events that took
place on this Turtle continent (North America) long before any
so-called ice age. But, for political reasons, these histories
have been mostly ignored. You see, the Bering Strait, in truth,
is a theory that was born of the politics and propaganda of
early America. In the midst of the American ‘Manifest Destiny’
social climate, the Bering Strait theory provided a ‘scientific’
means to justify the taking of ancestral Indian lands. In short,
the mythical theory eased the conscience, as it was a way for
land hungry immigrants to believe that, because Indian people
were only ‘recent inhabitants’ of this land , it was not really their
‘homeland’. Therefore Indians were, in their minds, not any more
the ‘original people’ of this land than they were. This was, and
still is, the political power of the infamous ‘Bering Strait theory’.”—
The B.S. (Bering Strait) Myth By John Two-Hawks
The Bering Strait Theory was made to make colonialism seem less like exploitation.
Well, I’m a peanut bar, and I’m here to say Your checks will arrive on another day! Another day, another dime, another rhyme, another dollar, Another stuffed shirt with another white collar, Criminals, Wall Street, taking the pie, And all the black man gets is a plate of white lies, Prisons recruiting, the police be shooting, Them rap artists looting, them labels all deluding, And Barack Obama is scared of me, 'Cause I don't swallow knowledge and I spit it for free, Let me clear my throat!