In the wake of Ahmaud Arbery’s hard-fought justice, check out this article about how Black Men & Boys are positioned as threats that “deserve” to be treated like animals. The justification TODAY is the same as the justification used as far back as 1863.
So when somebody says “ get over it! You were not a slave.” The past is done!” “I didn’t do it” “Africans sold you into slavery,” “focus on the high deaths rates in Chicago” or “stop playing the victim.”
Don’t engage with stupidity.
It’s beneath you.
Instead of arguing with ignorant, ugly, life-sucking extremists, remember…
Remember the nameless and faceless ancestors who died so we can live free.
Let that memory ignite a fire in your belly that fuels our freedom. Then take these other four actions:
READ. Don’t listen to the news. It’s just propaganda to justify killing us. Read articles from trust sources that are NOT part of popular media.
LEARN: Every athlete, inventor, and chess master learns their opponent. You cannot excel if you do not know what you are up against. Don’t get mad. Learn. Winning is strategy not force. That’s how our ancestors outwitted ugly.
STRATEGIZE: The Sit-Ins, March on Washington, Million Man March, Black Wall Street, Great Migration, Georgia turning Blue—all were planned. Hell, Richard Williams had a 78 page plan for Venus & Serena before they were born. What is YOUR plan for emotional and economic freedom of YOUR bloodline? Write. It. Down.
SHARE: When you learn something new that feeds you power, share the knowledge with the people you love. Society is set up to ALWAYS dehumanize us, especially our men and boys. We can’t trust them to tell the truth. So stop eating the garbage they feed the world as the truth of us.
I love you, sis.
I love you, bro.
I love you, Fam.
I love you alleys.
We are closer to winning than you think.
Ps: Enjoy this article. It’s a great place to start…