Returning back home to South Africa, I began to truly appreciate what I had previously taken for granted in a majority-Black country.
“White people’s number one freedom, in the United States of America, is the freedom to be totally ignorant of those who are other than white. We don’t have to learn about those who are other than white. And our number two freedom is the freedom to deny that we’re ignorant.”
– Jane Elliot
As we continue to breakdown Donna’s work on Internalized Racism we must shift our focus from the inner dimension to the interpersonal dimension.
Trump Supporters 2015: America is going to shit, that’s why we need to elect Trump so he can make America great again.
Trump Supporters 2019: If you don’t like it here, leave. If you are complaining all of the time very simply you can leave.
If you think Trump is bad… You ain’t seen shit…
Track #12 from “Small Talk at 125th and Lenox” (1970)
“The time when white people can come in our community and get us to vote for them so that they can be our political leaders and tell us what to do and what not to do is long gone”
– Malcolm X | The Ballot or the Bullet
True white saviors understand that the only way to rid this nation of the sickness of racism is to confront it directly in their own communities.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider.
“Everybody wanna be a nigga but nobody wanna be a nigga” – Paul Mooney