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“The Blacks” Want You To Watch Your Fucking Mouth

Yo, Whitey, hey White Guy, how the fuck does that feel? I swear to God I am going to start addressing white people by these terms, in public, just so y’all get it.

We’re not a rock band, we’re not animals, we are not just a color, we are people…when you refer to us refer to us as such because we’ve earned the fucking right to be seen as humans.

Mainly because we exist, but also because we survived Slavery, Civil War and oh yeah more fucking racism by way of the recent rise in Nazi activity and yet still when people refer to us they think it’s acceptable to refer to us as “The Blacks”.

At what point are y’all going to see that without Black PEOPLE this world would be in far worse shape?

Partially because I am lazy and partially because I want you to read the article yourself, this piece describes eight inventions created by Black people that have changed the world.

It’s not just “the Blacks”, it’s the way you talk like us, the way you dress like us, the way you speak for us instead of letting us speak for ourselves. It’s in the way you don’t listen to us when you do give us room to speak, when you choose deliberately not to hear what we’re saying but instead hear what makes sense to you.

It is fucking exhausting being Black.

Around the world we are told to be less of ourselves, while those who are spreading that message are pretending to be us.

Just check out this list of white women pretending to be Black women, and y’all are making money off of it. Are you kidding me? People are paying you to be racist and you see nothing wrong with this, while you capitalize on us poor Black folk. You’re kind of the worst version of humanity and it’s flat out gross to see.

I once spent two hours talking about my experience with my best friend, I as a colored woman detailed being followed through stores, being bulled and raped because of the color of my skin and to this day I think genuinely it is the conversation that  ended our friendship.

Not many people can hear about the many ways in which they are being racist, without turning into a micro aggressive racist, while trying to protect the delicate air of innocence they like to claim.

I pose this question to you, what is it as my friend Ben just asked, about Black people that makes you hate us so? Is it our beautiful skin? Move to the Caribbean, is it our strength? Well I can’t help you there, you can’t teach what we’re born with.

In Asia they are turning on Black people in a big way, banning them from public spaces and calling for death towards Black people, because I guess that’s easier than just being a decent fucking human being.

I could ask when decency commons went out the window, but the truth is that the Black people of the world have always been the butt of jokes, we have always been the survivors and victims of abuse, of illness, of this pandemic and I don’t rightly know how to change that.

I suspect it starts with trying to convince white people to see black people as people, but I don’t know how to do that either, because as far as I can see we’ve been done proving it for the last four hundred years.

Black People have always suffered at the hands of other races who have convinced themselves that they are better than us. Being dark skinned, no matter how light, has always come across as a negative to so many kinds of people and I will never understand it.

I just want you to know we see your microaggression, and we’re fucking tired of it.

It’s enough already, it’s twenty twenty, it’s long past time we start changing our language to mirror the society that we are living in, the society we want to live in, more importantly.

The world is genuinely trying to kill us all, wouldn’t it be better if we fought on the same side for equality regardless of race?

Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world where everyone could afford to own their own home? Where everyone on Earth had enough money for proper medicine? be it mental health or otherwise?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone on Earth just got the fuck along? That’s entirely possible, but it starts with seeing people beyond their color. It means looking at human beings as human beings. Regardless of their Race, Color, Creed, Nationality, Size or Orientation.

For those seeking power this will always be a failing, because you can’t see beyond yourself, but to those seeking love you can help by changing the way you speak of us and being aware enough not to refer to us as “The Blacks”.

We’re not barn animals, we are human beings, remember that and believe that shit.

Sending all my love to the Black people, today,

Devon J Hall

 

 

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