Dear Black people who say they plan to stay here and fight: this was apparently from one house in #HolmbyHills CA.

#HolmbyHills is 85.06% White & 1.7% Black.

They armed with rage, racism & guns.

We got patriotic principles & belief in democratic principles.

I blame the schools for the fact that we don’t realize what we’re up against. Oh,& us. I blame us for trusting white supremacist schools to teach us that...
But we really don’t remember enough about how Reconstruction ended to make rational decisions about what we’re facing now.
I’m at the late end of Gen X & among the first gens to live a fully “integrated” life. I read about civil rights struggles & day dreamed about what it was like to face what they did. But I largely benefitted from their sacrifices. Bigly. That was a blessing...& a bit of a curse..
It was a blessing b/c if you can master the skill set of making White people feel comfortable during integration (yes - it is a skill set), doors can open. Doors that many Black ppl who fought in the civil rights movement only imagined.

That said...benefits have a price...
Integration caused a lot of our collective muscle memory to atrophy. Older generations know the impact of violent white supremacist terrorism in ways younger generations only read about...We’re not necessarily used to armed white supremacist rage...

We should study it. Earnestly
Belief in those patriotic/democratic principles ain’t gonna be enough.

We’re not ready.
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Blackness Unlimited, Esq.
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!