“Any attempt to soften the power of the oppressor in deference to the weakness of the oppressed almost always manifest itself in the form of false generosity; indeed, the attempt never goes beyond this.”

- Paulo Freire

We survive. We move beyond the need to fight to be recognized and we life.

We leave those Blacks who need to sit anywhere and any table.

We figure out how to live with dignity and without white gazes.

We decide whether we’re going to live in poverty, a price and a sacrific for rejecting existing systems.

We just have a lot of things to decide after this year. How do we life and restart centering Blackness for the explicit purposes of our physical, financial, and emotional well-being and do it in a way that won’t kill us.

I have thoughts, but they aren’t popular. I belong to people who have become addicted to White people things. You can’t listen to hip-hop without them coveting Eurocentric culture. They bless White business and curse Black ones. This has influenced and entire culture of parents and kids who believe they aren’t living unless they have White things.

We have to be honest in 2021. We’re going to be forced to be racism is going to be coming to us from all sides. People believe Biden -Harris are a shoe in, but I do not.

White people have voted their interests without considering ours for so long the courts are stacked against us (and most of them). The radically insane are running the insane asylum, and it’s not going to be easy to undo what’s been done. By the time White people learn the the effects of their apathy, it’s going to be too late for many of us. White folks are in power, and they aren’t letting go. No need to expect anything better or different for us.

We just gotta survive, and figure out how to ween ourselves away from White Supremacy. Its going to be a real fight, and we should expect retribution, but it must be done.

There is no other way. This monster cannot be tamed. It either needs to be killed, or it must be respected and we must stay out of its way.

It is what it is. In a few weeks, folks gone learn the hard way. This thing is a wrap, and the Democratic Party are just as responsible as Republicans are for the state of the nation. Saddling minorities with saving America when White people are the ones who destroy America must end. We are on 13% of the population. Ain’t no way we can fix or break shit in this country. We need to give America it’s burdens back and work on us. We can’t fix someone else’s problems. We can’t make anyone like us. We can’t assimilate our way out of racism. We can’t vote your way out of racism.

We just gotta be honest. And the people who are responsible for all of this are the least honest people in the equation. We gotta be better stewards of our ears, eyes, and brains. We’ve been scapegoated and scammed for a long time. It’s time to admit we are dealing with a untrustworthy group of people who don’t have our best interests at heart.

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