Flipping the script is both revolutionary and radical. It is a revolt against all that has been designated as “blackness” and radical–or grasping at the root–of the tenants of white supremacy and anti-blackness. Transgressing this ideology and ethic, with a practice of love is not only unheard of, but an unnatural practice in a white supremacist state. This is certainly true if we begin to use my dynamic conception of a critical love ethic: “a practice of universal liberation from cyclical and systemic violence and oppression…we must look deeply and examine the oppressor within, dare to love those who we see as threats or “other” and question whether the threat is real, imagined or internal. This is a call for a human solidarity across and beyond racialized differences and an ethic of love that first acknowledges our shared humanity and endeavors to reify that shared notion.” As I stated in earlier piece on love among black men, we must begin to reconstruct our notions of self, our relationship to others, brothers and sisters.
Dear White Supremacy, I hope this message finds you well and warm. You’ve been sick and cold lately. I couldn’t hardly have expected more. You were just born that way–what…
White Supremacy works in mysterious ways–well not really. First it masks itself. White Supremacy was masked here, as the violent enforcer of state policies, through the intentional switch from an analysis of the longstanding, systemic practices of the police force to opinions, narratives and controlling images of good cops vs bad cops vs angry people of color vs responsible people of color. White supremacy is masked through a muddling of fact and fiction, analysis and opinion, systemic and (imputed) cultural. Secondly, it divorces itself from historical phenomena and trends.
First (Pre-Coffee) Thoughts: Who is this sister? Why is she writing falsehoods about dead black leaders and black history? Where did she learn to do research? And..even if her history…
When conscious black folk get down with Palestine, we become some of her most strident, empathic supporters. Why? The similarities between systemic and institutionalized Zionism and White Supremacy are too…
BY TABIAS WILSON The story of the African Diaspora’s journey from the bondages of the Atlantic to the post-racialist age of Obama is a topic of critical discussion in many anti-racist communities,…