Still

colorism

condemnation

elitism

divisiveness amongst us

all of which are detrimental to the movement

the equivalency of throwing a grenade into our community

“light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga, rich nigga, po nigga, house nigga, field nigga, STILL nigga” – JayZ

Light skin and fine hair doesn’t make you superior within the race, dark skin and course hair doesn’t make you more “black” the idea that your skin tone or hair texture somehow uplifts you higher than those within your race is detrimental. “light nigga, dark nigga…..STILL nigga” You are still black in America.

Blackness is not something that can be determined or decided upon. Condemning others for not being as “woke” as you are, for not identifying with blackness the way you do, deciding who is black and who isn’t based on activities they enjoy or the way they speak, or saying someone’s too black is detrimental. “faux nigga, real nigga…..STILL nigga” You are still black in America.

Having a PhD doesn’t make you better than those who have no degree. The idea that accomplishments, level of intellect and education, as well as finances somehow uplifts you higher than the views on your skin color or race is detrimental. “rich nigga, po nigga…..STILL nigga” You are still black in America.

The division amongst us does have a lot to do with slavery days, with “house niggas” that were servants also being raped and abused being hated by “field niggas ” who were also abused and forced to do hard labor. This division was caused by the “masters” and I am more than sure that it was strategic but the truth is the divisiveness began with us. Our ancestors were sold into slavery by our ancestors and subconsciously continuing this mentality is detrimental.house nigga, field nigga, STILL nigga” You are still black in America.

It is important for our issues to be identified and addressed among us so that history doesn’t repeat itself.

The beautiful love for our black men and women must continue to be displayed by US no matter the social class, shade of skin, level of consciousness, or interest.

Divided we fall but together, we overcome.

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