☕ Morning fam,
We went from demands for reparations and reparations being discussed during the Presidential to the conversation being diminished to corporate Amerikkka getting a new holiday to commodify and everybody else getting a paid holiday for something we already celebrate. Negros will call this progress. The black misleadership class will declare victory like this symbolic gesture from Jim Crow Joe is ‘tangibles’ or erases his 47 year history of legislating antiblackness every opportunity he got.
We’re at a critical point fam, uncharted waters facing years of uncertainties and a widening racial wealth gap. For all the stunting and showing out, we own nothing. We’ve built nothing. And the powers that be on the left (Dem Party, NPIC, corporate Amerikkka, the sports and entertainment industrial complex) continue to exploit black death, pain and suffering, repackaging it and using our own to sell it back to us. We’re not getting reparations, but corporate Amerikkka just got a whole new holiday to commercialize and sell us everything from Juneteenth movies and documentaries to NBA gear, just in time to replace BLM jerseys now that the grift has been exposed.
2021 and we’re still seeking validation… that’s what this is all about, the powers that be validating Juneteenth day as a way to pacify negros who are feeling buyer’s remorse over their vote for Biden/Harris, a symbolic gesture meant to pacify while every other group got tangibles. To the mis/undereducated and unstudied, this is a win, same way they viewed the powers that be simply uttering the empty slogan “Black Lives Matter” a win. The same way they view the exploitation of black women with low self esteem, black women who put their need for validation and personal ambitions before the black collective as a win, in fact they call it black girl magic. Same folks who settled for chucks & pearls over a black agenda.
Negros want inclusion and validation, not freedom or the right to control our own destiny. And they’re willing to sacrifice reparations. Juneteenth is giving us what is already ours, now instead of it being exclusively ours, everybody is invited to the cookout.