The African Disillusions of My Youth — MINDSIGHTCOLLECTIVE (a repost)

I am an African who had their scales fall from their eyes Traumatised from the revelation behind their lies Of “You can be anything you want to be” And “Follow your dreams”; I mean, look what happened to Dr King Follwing those smooth slithering serpents’ doctrines. While I’m climbing on the rough side of this […]

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For every white woman that appropriates Blackness, there’s a Black man behind her — RaceBaitR

By Daniel Johnson Honestly, there would be no Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Yes Julz or any other white woman culturally appropriating Blackness without the continued support and validation of Black men. Black men are culpable accomplices when insincere and advantage-seeking white women steal and devalue both Black women and Black culture. White women…

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A Letter to the Families of Philando Castile and Charleena Lyle (a repost)

Dear Brave Ones, I am deeply sorry for your tragic losses. The world is still broken. I should tell you that something crashed into my heart, when almost a year apart, I learned that you were drafted into a small, unfortunate fraternity: Family of Black victims killed by the police. The scenario is too […]

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Does Black Love Actually Exist? (a reblog)

We spend our lives craving it, looking for it, and talking about it. The meaning of It can be felt more than it can be expressed. It’s called the greatest virtue. It’s love. What is love? I spoke to people, read books on it and even searched several dictionaries for an absolute but there was […]

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The Castration of the Black Man [a reblog]

Thanks for this excellent post, MINDSIGHTCOLLECTIVE. It perfectly illustrates the marathons men with Black skin and an African identity must run before they can walk or even stand. I realize the system is designed for us to always come in last place, but I hope you gain strength and some peace in clarity of how you came to be perceived as so much of what you’re not.

 

The Black male is only conscious of himself through the ideals of the dominant culture that does not see him or allow him to function as a man of equal status. Thus creating a conflicting identity of being a Black man in a White society. Black masculinity has been institutionalised and socialised by the White […]

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