I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.
Tuesday, December 3rd
When white colonizers and imperialists wreak havoc on our lands, resources and civilizations, its written as “human nature” and an innate weakness of “mankind”. That’s how the media always portrays it. Only white people are given this realm of being described as “mankind” when they terrorize “the other”. Their race is never scrutinized. When brown or black people do anything unsightly, its by the virtue of our skin and something wired in our societies. Our biology destined us to be that way. I keep my children away from western television for this exact reason. I don’t need this type of double-standarded, dehumanizing sub-par filth media infiltrating my home.
Monday, December 2nd
- So my uncle in Eritrea tells me he disconnected the cable from his home, I ask him why and this is his response. (via maarnayeri
The Women’s Liberation Movement is basically a family quarrel between white women and white men. And on general principles, it’s not good to get involved in family disputes. Outsiders always get shafted when the dust settles. On the other hand I must support some of the goals [equal pay, child-care centers, etc.] …..but if we speak of a liberation movement, as a black woman I view my role from a black perspective —the role of black women is to continue the struggle in concert with black men for the liberation and self-determination of blacks. White power was not created to protect and preserve us as women. Nor can we view ourselves as simply American women. We are black women, and as such we must deal effectively in the black community.
Sunday, December 1st
——-Essence Magazine, Editor and Chief, Ida Lewis to Nikki Giovanni, on why black women were not as involved with the Women’s Liberation Movement.
If all the white people who claim they don’t hate us would ever get together and do something to the whites who claim they hate us, we’d see some action. Talk is cheap, if white people didn’t want to have a South African situation … there’d be none. If white people in America didn’t want segregation, there’d be none … it is the man who allows him to lynch who is never seen.
Sunday, December 1st
Taken from Hakim Jamal’s book “From the Dead Level: Malcolm X and Me” (page 180)