livelongandlovespock said: Heyy, so I just watched keke's vids about mike brown (if you haven't seen them they're on her Instagram her profile pic is a drawing of her) and I wanted to know what you thought about it? I love keke but the vid kind of turned into hate breeds hate kinda thing & idk how to feel about it...
I just watched it. And here’s the problem that a lot of people make whether they are Black or White. Black Hate, is different from White Hate. White hatred caused systematic oppression, form white supremacy, created apartheid, colonization, whitewashing, blackface, chattel slavery, segregation, imperialism, anti-blackness, stereotypes, lynchings, rapings, colorism, internalized racism, fetishization, medical racism, church bombings, academic racism, misogynoir, racism, gentrification, red-lining, KKK, white hate kills, it destroys, communities, civilizations, people of color. Black hate, is self preservation. It is the effect of living in and through Black Oppression. To equate that “Hate Breeds More Hate” erases power structures, it erases power dynamics, it erases history, it erases the present it erases the truth of how racial oppression works.
Black People hate white people for WHAT THEY DO. White people hate Black People for WHO WE ARE. That’s the difference. That is why Keke is wrong. When we hate, we’re hating the violence done unto to us. When we hate, we’re hating the system that allows for corrupt terrorists to hold more power, over an disenfranchised group. When we hate, we’re hating how our culture is mocked, and dehumanized but is then stolen and sold to us for a fee while being told we’re beneath the very culture we created. When we hate, it’s cause our Blackness is viewed as an inherent difference that is negative, and evil. Black hate is the result of white hatred.
Hate Doesn’t Breed More Hate, one hate (white hate) caused and continues to cause violence, and dehumanization against a group of people. The other is logical, and emotional conditioning formed out of centuries, and present day reinforcement of Black oppression.
"When someone shows you who they are, believe them."
- Maya Angelou