Hey, look, I know I post a lot, especially lately. But this essay is ESSENTIAL READING. Save it for later if you must. But please, please read it! There is so much to chew on here! This piece offers a truly different cultural POV than I’ve seen. It includes links to un-whitewashed history. And most eye-opening, to me, is the the shifted framework of seeking prideful displays of Black empowerment, vs. removing shameful markers of supremacist glorification. It seems activism has largely focused on the latter, which is necessary of course — but it’s the former that really will change everyday lives. This piece really shook me up, in the best way.
(but NOT LIKE THIS, ok??)