|Cartoon illustrating the mental fatigue produced
from throwing community-empowering messaging
into what often seems like a bottomless pit.
Nate White - What are African-Americans tired of explaining?
Muhammad Rasheed - As an African-American, I am tired of explaining the following:
- The meaning of “racism’ cannot be divorced from its actual anti-Black systemic, economic plunder, origins in the historic record. The idea that it is solely related to “individual skin color prejudice” is part of the propaganda enabling the white racist aristocracy to continue plundering Black people while pretending it is the victim’s fault.
- Black people were deliberately disenfranchised from the nation’s political process to leave them in a vulnerable state ripe for continued exploitation. All other groups have NOT been so disenfranchised and still have an active and powerful voice. Any talk that suggests that Black people somehow shouldn’t have their own focused political agenda to empower them and allow them economic inclusion because it would be “wrong,” “divisive,” or “reverse racist” is part of the anti-Black systemic racism propaganda. The African-American MUST fight their best to enfranchise themselves and never, ever stop. Politics is a high stakes chess match that never ends, as their rivals will continuously strategize to gain (and maintain!) advantage over them.
- Violence is a traditional part of the domestic terror inflicted upon Black people to keep them subjugated for continued exploitation and plunder to feed the white racist aristocracy. The Right of the African-American to Bear Arms against such unreasonable, savage attacks is not “wrong,” “divisive,” “reverse racist” nor anti-Christian and any suggestion that they SHOULDN’T defend themselves with violence when violently attacked is part of the anti-Black systemic racism propaganda.