“Black men and boys” have been the target of the war on drugs’ racist policies—stopped, frisked and disturbed—“often before they’re old enough to vote…Those youths are arrested most often for nonviolent first offenses that would go ignored in middle-class white neighborhoods…Here are white men poised to run big marijuana businesses, dreaming of cashing in big—big money, big businesses selling weed—after 40 years of impoverished black kids getting prison time for selling weed, and their families and futures destroyed. Now, white men are planning to get rich doing precisely the same thing?” ~~Michelle Alexander
If you haven’t read her book “The New Jim Crow” please do. You will not regret it.
Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
"The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong."
#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
at a loss for worsse. smh some white people are so sad
They don’t want to tell us to know about the Moors who were basically a group of elite black people who traveled into Europe, decades before European explorers went out into the world themselves, and basically taught them everything they know over the centuries. They don’t want to tell us about how all their scholars and great scientists from way back then went to Egypt to study under black teachers. They don’t want to tell us how while their ancestors were living in caves, there were already flourishing black kingdoms and civilizations. Ethiopia is one of the oldest, oldest kingdoms in the world—might be even older than some Asian kingdoms. They won’t tell you about the great kingdom of ancient Kush and how it helped connect north Africa to the Arabic world. They will not tell you about the thousands of black female warriors or black female warrior queens haling from the great kingdom of Nubia. They will not tell you how black armies from African had already visited South America, and left all types of artifacts and whatnot to prove it. They don’t want anyone know how black people indirectly helped these white “greats” reach success. They don’t want us to know that once upon a time black people made the world go round; because if black people knew today, then they’d take a better look at the capabilities they themselves posses—more than becoming a rapper or another Oprah or Beyonce or depending on the white man for their success.
When our ancestors told us to know our history, they didn’t mean just know who MLK and Malcolm X was or what black went through in slavery and Jim Crow. When our ancestors told us to know our history, they meant the history we shared with all black people in the globe, the history that we won’t learn in a Eurocentric teaching setting, the history that showed we moved the world before and that we could do it again. If we got our acts together.