I really want Black people to answer outloud Malcolm’s question.
Who taught you to hate your hair?
I am bored witless by news of respectability politics to require I look white to have value.
Wake The Fuck Up!!
Decolonize your mind!
Kick the Oppressor out of your mind and our community!
I have an ignorant ass uncle
[(by marriage) but someone related to me by blood fucks him so… ]
ignorant ass church deacon uncle who shit on me when I loc’d my hair.
“No I don’t like it God didn’t mean for you hair to be nappy.
God wants your hair to be smooth and straight.”
This college educated buffoon who himself has nappy hair that he brushed oiled and cut into a waves.
This muthafukkin man so black in complexion that he could pass for black patent leather on a hot sunny day.
Didn’t realize that the oppressor had moved in to his head and was giving orders.
That he was the only one to evict the oppressor.
And don’t tsk tsk tsk poor Dee.
So glad nobody I know is like that. Because it is you.
Not finding dark girls pretty no matter what they look like.
Saying good hair.
Talking about someone’s lips or nose.
Looking down on anybody who can’t be on Leave it to Beaver or the Brady Bunch.
From the time you are born Black in America you are told by word, deed and image that black is less than white.
You are not taught Black American history other than the fact that there was slavery which was the fault of the slaves.
You are not taught anything about the African Diaspora. and you are distracted by false promises of acceptance if you are a good. Colored.
You will be rewarded.
But you are not. It’s all a lie
Decolonize your mind.