Simone is one of, if not THE greatest Olympian in history already. She has absolutely nothing to prove. Despite all the expectations and responsibilities her country put on her, she stood sturdy everytime. Now it's time to make sure she is well and safe.
She always deserves nothing but pure respect, praise, and support.
please don’t normalize little black girls protesting
As a black woman, I don’t find it a great or even empowering to see little black girls having to fight, having to protest etc. It’s traumatizing. I’m tired of people, specifically white people treating those young black girls at protest as “inspirational porn” to consume. its...weird.
Most importantly, we should not be normalizing these images. Tell me how it’s inspirational to some of yall to see a young black girl already angry at the world and in pain at such a young age....?
The bigger issue is that it creates a idea of young black girls fighting back against oppression is painting the “strong black woman” narrative so young. It’s creating an image of us being able to handle pain and being okay
And I understand that there’s young black girls that don’t have the choice, but there are plenty of them that do and didn’t need to go out and protest at all.
I would rather see little black girls...being children, rather than glorified child soldiers. I would rather see little black girls doing kid things rather investing themselves in adult matters. You can teach your child about the realities in the world without turning them into child soldiers, its very possible to do so. Not sending them to protests isn’t “blocking out reality”. Please stop trying to strip the innocence of young black girls with your excuses.
I hate it here sometimes. Tell me why I saw a Twitter post calling for the George Floyd statue to be removed because of the Robert E Lee statue was removed from Richmond the other day. Because the traitor racist general that fought for slavery is somehow comparable to a man that was brutally killed by the police? Y'all be lucky black people want equality, and not vengeance.
For Black people to talk about building up the Black community, marrying other Black people, spending money in the Black community, educating the children in that community and supporting other Black people is neither racism or racist. It is collective self-preservation and good common sense.
Ten Powerful Quotes on Black History by Runoko Rashidi – Dr. Runoko Rashidi
People in California there are illegal ballot boxes being placed all over by the Republican Party. Do not get duped into this. Make sure your vote is counted and make sure you used Authorized Boxes. This election is the most important
America does nothing but cop out. 400 years of slavery, ridiculous injustices, the poisoning of our communities, and the flat out mistreatment of black people. All for a soggy ass “apologetic” pat on the back & a black history month......400+ years of mistreatment even STILL to this day!!!!!! Yet they think they “blessed” with 28 days of recognition, affirmative action, and BLM painted on the same streets they kill us in lmaooooo. Fuckin pathetic. But uh yea Happy Black History Month I guess.
“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious, is to be in a rage almost all the time. So that the first problem is how to control that rage so that it won’t destroy you.”
- James Baldwin // “The Negro in American Culture,” Cross Currents, XI (1961), p. 205
Quick reminder today is the 1 year anniversary of George Floyd's death. A man that did not deserve to be murdered. Let's continue to honor his legacy by fighting police brutality and systematic racism. Also, any trolls in the comments who want bring up Floyd's past or God forbid claims that he deserve to die, will be blocked. Take your hate somewhere else.
This needs to be said… white people always try to use MLK to shut down BLM or any thing retaining to the black Community . They only choose what part of Dr. Martin Luther King they want to use and they forget the rest of the history they came behind his struggle￼￼￼