If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.
Dear White people and non-Black PoC: Y'all don't seem to understand this, so allow me to break this shit down and explain it like you're a fucking 2 year old, okay?
For the non-Black PoC:
IF YOU ARE NOT BLACK
YOU CANNOT SAY THE N WORD.
IT IS NOT YOURS TO RECLAIM.
NO, YOU AREN’T WHITE.
BUT GUESS WHAT? YOU AIN’T BLACK EITHER.
SO YOU, GO ON AHEAD AND TAKE YOUR SEAT WITH THE WHITE FOLKS