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BLACK AMERICA

I donโ€™t get to walk in White peopleโ€™s private spaces and say: โ€œYou know, I identify with you, therefore I AM you.โ€

White Womenโ€ฆ.and Black Women donโ€™t have the same type of hair. So this entire debate with Curly Nikki is ass-backwards typical USA camel shit. I posted the article in Ebony by Jamilah Lemieux because anybody with common sense and motherwit could see Jamilah was right.

Me personally, I think this is going to get much worse for Black Americans. And I blame centuries of being raised on White peopleโ€™s 1 drop rule. This entire way of thinking goes back to that slave tenetโ€ฆ.that there is no definition of Blackness.

Yet everybody else is clearly defined.

Whether itโ€™s casting a movie role or promoting โ€œnatural hairโ€ beauty, the actual Blacks go on the bottom or in the back. Itโ€™s the same shit. A Filipino woman in Oakland (who has 0 black blood) was chosen to represent Nubian Queens on a float in a parade. And on Hot 97 radio in NYC, a black man is calling white women, โ€œWhite Nubian Queens.โ€

Are yall woke?

Most Black American people are just not ready to deconstruct this problem that has been brewing for centuries in USA. They cling to the notion that Blackness is simply a state of mindโ€ฆanybody can access that mind-set and BE IT; represent it. You notice the AAs love to say: โ€œWell she/he identifies withโ€โ€ฆ..like that means shit.

Of courseโ€ฆit never goes both ways. I donโ€™t get to be โ€œMiss Japanโ€ or โ€œMiss Swedish-Americaโ€ on a float. Hell no.

And the more that โ€œFaux Blackโ€ folks begin to have WHITE MOTHERS and Non-Black Mothers, this shit is going to get more and more contentious with all the power and representation going to โ€ฆguess who?

Meanwhile, Real Black folks who have 2 Black parents (or a black & a mixed parent) will be pushed to the back; eased to the bottomโ€ฆ.told that they arenโ€™t the ones who define blacknessโ€ฆ.

THIS is why Iโ€™m the way I am. I donโ€™t adopt the AA plantation tradition. I firmly reject it. Because I can see clearly how itโ€™s destroying AAs and how it encourages them to breed out; to erase self. I can see how they keep changing the definition of โ€œBlackโ€ to accommodate everybody but Black people.

I canโ€™t go in White Peopleโ€™s homes and announce โ€œI identity with you, therefore I AM youโ€โ€ฆ..hell no.

This is NO LONGER the Jim Crow era. And AAs need to begin the PAINFUL work of adjusting how theyโ€™re going to identify themselves because quite franklyโ€ฆthe infiltration by OTHER MOTHERS and their children (who ride in 2 boats) is putting your black ass right where you were to begin withโ€ฆthe bottom.

At some pointโ€ฆ.โ€Actual Blacksโ€ have to define Blackness in ORGANIC terms and begin closing ranks to protect their representation and their power of their own group. I mean, seriously, how many White Presidents of the NAACP Chapters do you need in order to feel that youโ€™re inclusive and no-racist.

"Oh but, Kola they jess as black as I amโ€ฆand Bill Clinton was the first black President. Dey identify with us!"

To me, you just seem like a slave. The shit is pitiful.

Let these White women & their โ€œHair adventuresโ€ not displace our social struggle to be ourselves and to assert our blackness. Their blues ainโ€™t like ours. They donโ€™t go through SHIT compared to what we with The Helix (nappy African hair) go through. White women & Non-Black women are FREE as fresh air compared to us. And sisters or not, we need less White Supremacyโ€ฆnot more of it.

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Kola Boof

I just had to share this cause it is worth reading

(via thoughtsofablackgirl)

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