The #BlackLove Hashtag, Segregation & Color-Blindness

It’s very ironic that mainstream media is pushing IRs on Black women, given our painful history. When we push back against it, we’re being called “racist”, or “bigoted”, blind to their own prejudices. They just project their longstanding racism/ethnocentrism onto sistas, scapegoating us while they believe in their arrogance and lies with ease and without consequences.

Please forgive me if you think the title question was/is ignorant. Or stupid. Or pointless. I thought the same when I saw the question posed on my Facebook feed. Check it out:

Facebook names and photos have been blocked to protect the guilty, lol Facebook names and photos have been blocked to protect the guilty, lol

My (former) Facebook friend went on to say that #blacklove and websites like BlackPeopleMeet.com promote segregation, since they celebrate only dating within your race and people should just be “happy within their love”.  My answer to our ignorant Jane Doe is this:

Usually, people hashtag ‘black love” to combat the very popular belief that black men and black women cannot hold healthy relationships with one another. For years, public discourse has been about black men not wanting black women because they prefer women of other races over black women. And for years, public discourse has been about black women not being able to “keep a man” or…

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MIRROR, MIRROR: WHEN STYLE IS ‘GHETTO’ ON BLACK WOMEN, ‘CHIC’ ON WHITES

People feel that they can come to our communities, pillage our culture, use pieces of our culture, then pass it off as one of their own without any acknowledgement whatsoever. Ah! The genius of white supremacy!

Stephanie B.

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

Appropriation of Black culture? Check.

Disregard for the history of said cultural appropriation?

Check.

Blatant disrespect and failure to acknowledge the origins of said cultural history and contemptuous treatment of the Black people who created it in the first place?

Check.

The following article addresses this dismissive contempt for all things black, when on Black people, but those things in turn become great and astounding, when connected to White people.

Sigh.

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Mirror, Mirror: When style is ‘ghetto’ on black women, ‘chic’ on whites

Numéro magazine bronzed the body of a Caucasian model for this spread back in early 2013, and later apologized for it. A recent Facebook post about it went viral.
Numéro magazine bronzed the body of a Caucasian model for this spread back in early 2013, and later apologized for it. A recent Facebook post about it went viral.

Posted: October 02, 2014

Something about the models walking the DKNY catwalk last month in coifs that Lucky magazine called “slicked-down tendrils”…

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HATEWATCH: CLIVEN BUNDY IN BIZARRE VIDEO FOR BLACK CANDIDATE: ‘IT’S ALMOST LIKE BLACKS FOLKS THINK WHITE FOLKS OWE THEM SOMETHING’

Uncle Ruckus mentality is alive and well.

BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

Cliven Bundy in Bizarre Video for Black Candidate: ‘It’s Almost Like Black Folks Think White Folks Owe Them Something’

By David Neiwert on October 20, 2014 – 3:34 pm

Cliven Bundy, the defiant “Patriot” Nevada rancher who led an armed confrontation with federal agents in April – and who has still not faced any consequences in its aftermath – continued making the far-right political rounds in Nevada this week by appearing in a video promoting the candidacy of Independent American Party candidate Kamau Bakari.

This is somewhat remarkable, considering that Bakari is African-American. Rather than run away from Bundy’s reputation as a racist — well earned, after his widely publicized remarks about race in the immediate aftermath of Bundy’s showdown — the two of them went on the offensive, attacking his critics for their “political correctness,” which Bakari says is “bad for America.”

But none of it is as remarkable…

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