What We MUST Learn From the Murders of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson
[OPINION] As a lesbian couple is allegedly killed by one of the women’s fathers, Cynthia Greenlee says a culture of intolerance must give way to a culture of love.
one of their FATHERS?
WHY DIDN’T THEY TEACH YOU ABOUT THIS IN HISTORY CLASS?
The Christian Movement for Life, aka, MOVE
- a pro-green, vegan, anti-technology group
- living in a house in West Philadelphia
- BOMBED by the Philly PD, from the air, on May 13, 1985
- YES, 1985!!!
- the city killed 11 people (5 children), burned down 65 homes in a Black, middle-class, West Philly neighborhood, and caused $50,000,000.00 damage - all to “evict” the group and recover two shotguns
- You know of Mumia Abu-Jamal (3rd photo from bottom) but did you know he was affiliated with MOVE?
- Ramona Africa (2nd photo from bottom) and one child survived
- MOVE leader John Africa was murdered that day
This was not the ONLY time an American city was bombed, btw. The first time, it was ALSO whites bombing Black people. And you want to talk about TERRORISM???
And what else don’t you know about your country and it’s treatment of Black people?
Get to Googling… AND Youtubing…
just so people know, antiblackness is not part of intersectionality. it isn’t intersectional. it is a very specific outlook and way of structuring the world so that Black bodies are always property and anti-human, the people humanity and “civil society” are structured against. antiblackness is global and varies by the locations and Black people who experience it, but it was birthed as Black people became enslaved as chattel and property, starting with various Arab groups and then spreading to the more explicit chattel form of slavery that Europeans engaged in, by stealing Africans and bringing them to various parts of the Americas to work as slaves and to be at the beck and call of white people’s every desire w/ no legal recourse and no actual claim to being a human to begin with. antiblackness as a structure maintains Black bodies as property and commodity and as the actual basis for capital via share-cropping, chain gangs, kidnapped sexual slavery (that the government assists w) and into the more modern forms of prison slavery on plantations and private prisons, as people constantly being used to gain a market gain on and to create things such as the housing boom off of and against (and these are just US examples that happen across the world in different ways). antiblackness is also more than financial but something that everyone has an emotional, psychological and sexual stake in, including people of color who are not Black. without white supremacy, there will still be antiblackness. there will still be the belief that Black people are not fully human and that we are property for you to use as you see fit. this is very specific and there is nothing really intersectional here as it is part of other theories and Black scholar grounded outlooks.
intersectionality is first and foremost a critical race theory legal outlook and engages the ways that women of color cannot gain justice through legal redress because they need to either fight for the category of being discriminated against via race or gender, not both, when they know it is both. this has been expanded to look at the ways Black women and other women of color who live at the intersections of numerous oppressions, from being a Black lesbian mother to being a Latina undocumented disabled person to being an Asian American trans woman who is also poor. how can the law help these women achieve justice if the injustice they face can only be addressed in ways that only represent one part of their identity? if you are hurt for being a trans woman of color, it is not just for being a woman, not just for being trans, and not just for being of color, but for a combination of those things. how can we gain legal justice if we cannot address all of those things? and then as it has expanded, how can we understand women’s experiences if we do not understand there is never a single woman identity (though white women try to make it all about them).
some other well-versed people can add on or expand to this but i wanted to make this point. one can be intersectional about Black experiences but intersectionality engages w/ social structures and lived experiences. antiblackness is an ever present structure that has shaped and helped to create the very social structures that intersectionality looks to investigate.
also this is an OP that i did out of the kindness of my heart so don’t go crediting it to some other fuckhead lol.
So brilliantly clear.
thank you =). that’s what i was aiming for. i know a lot of people do not read scholarly writing on either topic but even when they do, and even when i do, sometimes it is hard to understand and to break down in a way that i can communicate with others. so i like to practice on here sometimes lol.
what the fuck? debatable? fuck outta here and read a fucking book no read several books. ‘black’ today, the name of so called egypt was in akebuland (excuse the spelling) which mean land of the blacks. half of the places in “egypt” had the word black right in it to celebrate the gift of their beautiful black skin…you aren’t related to the kings and queens of egypt but i am and every other black body that walked the lands of africa they are all my people
…and furthermore, the people of Kmt - Egypt, as most now call it - have THEIR OWN cultural origin stories. And who do THEY attribute their culture to? Since you obviously believe Africans were a sedentary people and never moved around (wrong), and therefore, probably haven’t studied Dynastic Egypt in depth… you know, since Black Americans are descended mostly from West Africans… I’ll tell you:
they attributed their cultural foundations to “short stocky Blacks from the South” aka NUBIANS.
Long story short, most African ethnic groups were migratory for at least part of each year and much cultural trading and hybridization took place. Just because the Africans INITIALLY captured at the beginning of the Transatlantic slave trade came from the Western coastal areas (raids took place further into Central and South Central Africa as the trade continued) DOES NOT mean that the Africans captured in those places had no previous ties to East Africa.
Read a book or two. Perhaps start with "The Peopling of Africa" which is a geographic history of the migration patterns of various African tribes throughout the continent, before being so quick to dismiss the possibility of Black Americans being able to claim a cultural legacy of other parts of Africa that weren’t strictly Western slave-coast cities.
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Anon asked: How is being transgender different from being transethnic? I’m sorry, this may seem like a trolling question, but I genuinely want to know.
I’m sad that this is confusing :(
Mostly ‘cause it means that the awful transethnic people have been doing too good of a job in appropriating the term and co-opting trans narratives.
First. Transethnic was (before this recent fad) used to describe the experiences of PoC who have been adopted by white families. It is their word. Which should also make it very clear how and why it is massively different of an experience than being transgender.
Second. Now that the term is being appropriated by a group of white people who claim to be a different race, often using language that invokes and co-opts and abuses transgender narratives, this is likely where your confusion comes from.
Simply put: race and gender do not work in similar ways. At all. They serve different purposes.
White people invented race as a means to justify stealing and murdering and colonizing PoC.
Gender is something that exists in most cultures, as close to being a universal trait of human life.
When we say that gender is socially constructed and that race is socially constructed (which is were this false equivalency comes from in the first place) we are not talking about the same thing.
Race only — now and forever — serves white supremacy. Which is why it is sooo disgusting for white people to, after stealing and murdering us for so many years, try to colonize ‘Asian’ (like in that recent reblog ). When ‘Asian’ is something white people made up in the first place to deny our humanity and occupy our countries.
Gender doesn’t work like that.
It is also interesting, no? that only white people ever claim to be transethnic but gender has always been plural and of great diversity in many cultures?
Anyway. This is my vague and disorganized explanation for why they aren’t the same thing. And never will be.
Slurs are not just “bad words”. They’re part of systemic dehumanization of entire groups of people who are and have historically been subjugated and hated just for being alive.