Know your place, darkies!!!
Posted By: discipleofthenile
Date: Sunday, 27 August 2006, at 4:59 p.m.
It has become apparent that this resistance to dark-skin leadership is truthfully an obscene insult not only to common sense but to those who have but an ounce of black consciousness whatsoever.
The topic is not even arguable.
No one has ever said for light blacks to be excluded from countering/fighting white supremacy and joining in the battle that affects every person on the planet.
Who is it that cannot see that once a dark, overweight, kinky-haired female can state that she has “overcome” that humanity in its entirety, of which she placed here on this Earth, has overcome as well.
Anyone with sanity or eyes in focus can see that...so the real issue has nothing to do with that.
The issue is a challenge to ones’ identities and a challenge to the privileged pedestals that this threatens. It is a plain issue of ones’ egos denying reality and protecting comfort levels.
Dark-skin people represent the opposite of what light-skin people have anchored their aesthetical and societal values. Their lack of physical blackness was rewarded by ‘dominion’ over those with an abundance of physical blackness. This reward (set-up) came in the form of everything that was favored/highlighted by a eurocentric society. (aesthetics, clothing, lightness, hair texture, lip thickness, nose thickness, education, eloquent speech, study of the classical arts, study of eurocentric history, etc, etc)
NO, it has absolutely nothing to do with the legitimacy of colorism realities. It has to do with the crashing of a bought into identity. It has to do with being evicted from the comfort of what has been engrained to be the standard for black beauty minus the blackness. Light-skinnedness has been a status symbol that ones do not want to surrender. No different from the engrained mindset placed on Afrikans in america that we are privileged and better for being “rescued from jungle savagery”. And the blockade to pan-Afrikan acceptance is currently manifested in the Afrika/Haiti/AIDS association breeding fear and suspicion. All I remember about the early days of AIDs are two things...images of needles and images of dark Haitians. So massa (america) made me proud to be a descendant of slaves...”at least I am civilized”...”I am a christian, I’m saved, so God loves me”...”man they gots AIDs over there”...”man they get eaten by lions and tigers over there”.
One of the keys to being a light-skinned house servant was the personalized attachment to massa’s belongings. When the house hand would ask massa how he was feeling, he would ask “how is WE feeling today massa”, “WE is sick today?” When the field servants would conspire to escape, the house hand would run to massa telling him that “WE is about to have trouble”. So it is no mystery that there are those who are comfortable in their better clothes and better education who are making the most noise telling massa that “WE got trouble”.
NO, my brothers and sisters, it is massa who’s got trouble. That little edge that he gave you over darks was just to keep order. No different from the bourgeois keeping order and managing for the elites. It is time to serve blackness...the blackness within your Self. And concede LEADERSHIP, not SUPERIORITY to those who have felt massa’s AND your whips. White/Male supremacy is now on cruise-control with the continuous resistance to BLACKNESS and FEMININITY.
And Black/Wombmen have done nothing but begin humanity...and suffer the brunt of its evilness.
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