Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊🏾
How do Black people in America reconcile experiences of racism and systemic discrimination with pride in their country? We broached this topic in a series of conversations with more than a dozen Black people across the country from various backgrounds.
Independence for ALL does not exist in this country & we will continue to fight & demand true justice for Black people in America. ⠀ Today we celebrate all of the lives that we have lost tragically to brutality, and gather in solidarity for equality in this country. cc: @R2AC1
“This is 🔥🔥🔥!!! MUST WATCH. Amidst the national uprising against racist violence, @DaveedDiggs asks what the Fourth of July means to Black people in America right now.” Support@mvmt4bl today, and everyday! #FourthofJuly2020
(2/2) Trevor on George Floyd and the Minneapolis protests: “If you felt unease watching that Target being looted, try to imagine how it must feel for black Americans when they watch themselves being looted every single day. Police in America are looting black bodies.”
“How Trump Is Making Black America Great Again, The Untold Story Of Black Advancement in the Era of Trump.” By Horace Cooper A great new book!
(1/2) Trevor on George Floyd, the Minneapolis protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper: “While everyone is facing the battle against coronavirus, black people in America are still facing the battle against racism… and coronavirus.”
As we celebrate Black History Month and Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday, we celebrate the life of all whose courage opened the gates for everybody, and in the process, made America better.
The guy who stood on a world stage and kissed Putin’s ass while trashing America has returned to lecture our black football players about patriotism.