Black people have spent the entirety of integration bending over backwards to make White people comfortable on issues of race. We avoid talking about it at work even when they discriminate against us. We make public displays of forgiveness when they kill us.
We put our money in White banks & they give us toxic mortgage products & foreclose on us. We abandoned Black economic structures to integrate into White ones & they respond by hiring as few of us as they can w/o incurring a law suit.
Nearly 40% of Black educators & 90% of Black principals were fired when White people chose to completely w/draw from public schools & shut them down, rather than go to school with us.
Black people attempted to fulfill integration so hard that many of us left our own communities to live next to White people who burned crosses on our lawns & moved out before the smoke cleared. Instead of building our own economy, we convinced ourselves to seek White employment.
We accepted slower promotion tracks & trained lesser qualified White colleagues who became our bosses. I could go on and on but the point is this: Black people sacrificed *everything* to appease people who descended from those who destroyed our continent & created a Diaspora.
And what do we get in return? White nationalism. Death by cop over and over and over and over and nauseam. We lost our wealth, our land, our schools, our LIVES.

AND NOW YALL WANT US TO BE QUIET AND NOT MENTION RACE SO 45 CAN BE FULL ON RACIST?
In the name of our ancestors who weep over our fractured communities; in the name of our families whose genealogy is at best a guess and a prayer; in the name of all that is holy & just:

FUCK YOU & YOUR RACE APOLOGETICS. WE WILL NOT BE SILENT. WE WILL NOT MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE.
We have given everything -EV👏🏿RE👏🏿DAMN👏🏿THANG - to make you comfortable about how evilly twisted your white supremacist sickness is and WE ARE DONE with that as a political/education/housing policy.

DONE.
Do not apologize for centering Blackness.

Do not apologize for centering Black students in education/housing/justice/employment.

Do not apologize for centering Black needs in any single policy.

DEMAND THAT ANY POLITICIAN WHO WANTS BLACK VOTES TO CENTER BLACK ISSUES.
The Dems spent the past several years waking up to the fact that Black people in general & Black women in general are the most important voting block.

WE DEMAND RETURN ON INVESTMENT.
We’re not coddling you, we’re not speaking in dulcet tones to make you feel better. We’re walking in full personhood and damn your permission.
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