It's Because I'm Young

Blackness. Jazz. Rap. Politics. History. Religion. When I'm stressed I turn to Coltrane and when I'm angry it's Mingus. James Baldwin is my favorite writer and Yasiin Bey my favorite rapper.  “I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos -- and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.” - Frantz Fanon

I’m sick of seeing these comments by white people on pictures of lynchings and violence against Black people. I constantly see these comments of how “blacks were not the only enslaved race”, “get over it you weren’t a slave” etc. It truly appalls me that rather than be outraged at the murderous and hideous acts of their people they are more offended by Black people MENTIONING these acts. When someone is more offended by someone attacking evil rather than the act of evil it is evidence to me that they justifying these acts.

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