The biggest lie white racists of this world will tell you is that you either have no history or culture, or that your that it is inferior or destructive.
You come from one of the oldest civilizations in the world.
You have the greatest genetic diversity of any other race.
To this day there are historians and archaeologists of ALL races fascinated with and enthralled by your heritage.
Even in the Americas you have a presence that cannot be denied or ignored, despite being only a small percentage of the population. Everywhere, all around the world, for good or bad- people are obsessed with you.
Never let them make you believe you have no power.
Never let them tell you you have no legacy.
One day a week, set half an hour aside and just learn. Pick a country, any country, and immerse yourself. You’ll find strength, beauty, and lore just as deep and worthy of reverence as any other race.
They did not find us in mud-huts clicking our teeth when they washed onto our shores. They found kingdoms. And a small percentage of those leaders gave away prisoners of war and criminals as slaves, as was commonplace. But they were to be returned.
Spoiler alert: they werent.
We were never passive. There was loud, violent, and formidable resistance. Some people abandoned their kingdoms and fled into the wild, choosing to live off the land rather than bow to a foreign power which is where some modern tribes come from.
if there’s one thing i’ve learned in my brushes with racists in my inbox its this.
never let anyone convince you black is lesser.
Black has ALWAYS been creativity, strength, beauty, and courage.
They can rewrite the history books and call us every name they want to. But always remember: we have never not only endured; we’ve triumphed and risen. We are not only still here, we are thriving. Because they always lose in the end.
Go and be unabashedly black. Its the one thing they cant stand. Because no matter how much they scream and shout, no matter what biased convoluted statistics they try to throw at you, if you refuse to hate yourself and bow before them then they have nothing
A black person with knowledge, self-esteem, and a loud mouth is the scariest thing in the world. It’s the kryptonite to white supremacy.
So go live your lives this way and see just how obsessed with you they really are.