[Gifset text reads:
"There’s a very good sentence written by a black woman named Kay Lindsey in which she said, ‘Where the white woman is the sexual object, black women are sexual laborers.’
White womanhood has been the prevailing standard of femininity in this country [the United States of America]. If you were beautiful you had pale skin,…you had light skin, preferably light hair, you were gentle, you were retiring, you were sweet, you were chaste.
Because of our historical position as black women, most of us were slaves which means we worked as hard as any man on the plantations, then we moved into factories. Most of us were not pure because on plantations we were bought to be breeders and whores. We were not qualified for the prevailing standards of femininity, white femininity, so we were passed down.
If you are a woman who does not fit women’s standards, you’re a piece of crap. So we [black women] got none of the benefits of being a woman. They’re double-edged benefits but they are benefits: money from wealthy men, so-on and so-forth. We [black women] got all of the liabilities. As I said before, we are on the lowest rung, even in a profession like prostitution because we are valueless as black women.
So we [black women] were brought up outside the pale of femininity but we weren’t considered worth turning into useful men; because ‘What is a Black Woman?’ She’s a woman and she is also black. We weren’t as good as black men and we were useless, we weren’t good enough to be imitating white women. So we had nothing.
[Black women] were total outsiders. Which is why economically we are on the absolute bottom and psychologically, if you will, of the barrel.”]
Happy (I don’t know why the fuck black people are barbecuing today) 4th of July. We didn’t win our independence today in 1776 🇺🇸
I’m not Muslim and I’m not for denying myself anything that I desire so I’ve never fasted. HOWEVER I would have participated this year just for the experience…but I know I ate today after the sun came up so I’m disqualified. *shrugs*
And we got this other thing that’s been working for a long time where you don’t have to be racist anymore, it’s called self-hate. It works on itself it’s like real estate of racism. Where, just like that, when someone comes up and says something like “I am a god”, everybody says, “who does he think he is?” I just told you who I thought I was! A god! I just told you, that’s who I think I am. Would it have been better if I called a song that said “I am a nigga”? Or if I had a song that said “I am a gangster”? Or if I had a song that song “I am a pimp”? All those colors and petinas fit better on a person like me right? But to say you are a god? Especially when you got shipped over to the country you’re in and your last name is a slave owners’. How could you say that? How could have that mentality?
This is what I always have said….especially after Kanye’s Bush & Taylor Swift incidents…America HATES a confident black man or black woman. America is like: After all the SHIT and terror we’ve put you through…WHO THE FUCK are you to be so confident and in love with yourself…People are mad a niggaz spirit has not been broken yet. Oppressors are amazed at the fact that after all the shit they’ve put people through that we can still smile, and laugh, and believe and KNOW we are divine. And that makes them angry and hate themselves as well…because they cannot find that spirit in themselves. So they project it on the oppressed and the vicious cycle continues.