For the record,
"Don’t let them MLK him" was not a slight at MLK. It was to say, do not let them reduce Mandela’s plight with racism to a kumbahyah song as has been done with MLK.
Modern stories will have you believe MLK thought holding hands with white people would solve the racism issue; and…
Anonymous asked: I'm here to ask you if wearing ANY kind of braid is considered "cultural appropriation" (not just cornrows or dreads and etc). Seriously, I have met people on the internet that think black people are the only ethnicity that invented or ever wore braids and I was like "wtf?!". Thank you.
But Who Will Think of The White People: I
But who will think of the white people?
A Black cast?
With afros in a tizzy
gleaming in robust grease
overly decorated in
black red and green
dripping a slang too slick
for white speak
in front of tables with
red koolaid and seasoned fried chicken
and greens beans that’s been
stewed in hamhocks
I mean how could the white people
plant themselves there
won’t they feel utterly ridiculous
languid and obtuse?
and how will they purchase jeans
and hair care products
and foundations in tan
and who will teach them
how to cry neatly?
Won’t someone think of the white people?
and the constant rattling of Black songs
and stories that don’t sound like them
Who will think of them when
some full bodied curly haired diva
belts the tumbling notes of an anthem
that doesn’t weep for them
tell me you’ll think of the white people and be soft
who will teach their daughters
to love men they are only waiting for
without an adequate number
of cartoon movie princesses
or their sons that the world is theirs
with a black man behind a podium and not bars
how dare we make them a side dish
in a melting pot
This is not the land the forefathers
Tell them that we understand
28 days of reading the stories of heros
that didn’t rescue them
must be uncomfortable
that we understand
that no one remembers the soft places
of a villain
we get it
how naked one must feel after being uprooted
from place you knew with your skin
this amount of suffering must be
who will think of the White people when us
Black and Brown folk are laughing
and our mouths are full with rejoice
it must be so cruel
to not be in on the joke
how dare we question
how dare we invade
how dare we ask for an apology
how dare we win
in a race
we were 40 acres and a mule behind
it must be sickening
won’t you think of the White people
and be kind
kiss their palms and be easy
their hearts must be so open
The poem tho. Go in.
It’s, like, cool or whatever to say you hate small talk, but very rarely is one going to bare their soul and get deep with you from go.
That’s usually not appropriate and it’s not realistic.