I’ve been hearing a lot lately about why us blacks can’t “just get over it.” And “what is it gonna take for you people to stop talking about it?” What is there for us to stop talking about? How the white man built a ship with manacles and sailed across the Atlantic for three, almost four months, to capture free people in their own land to bring them here, shackled like cattle, covered in fecal matter, urine and menstrual blood, to work on your plantation while you sit perched on your veranda, sipping sweet tea, so you can grow stinking rich?
Should we pretend you didn’t rape our 4th and 5th great-grandmothers, obliterating our DNA and creating a new race of people with caramel/mocha skin called Mulattoes? Should we forget that you killed, burned, lynched, decapitated our men for fun? And what about the children born to the slave master….his secret shame? You know, the ones he let bleed out by untying the umbilical cord so no one would know how much he fancied dark flesh? Yes, I’m talking to you Mr. Jefferson.
Should we forget how we were whipped for the slightest infraction? Or simply because it was Tuesday? Should we forget Jim Crow and the Reconstruction Era in the South where the NRA, KKK and the police joined forces to kill us off? Should we forget about Sundown Towns, Redlining and White Flight that pushed us into the deepest, darkest, grimiest ghettos whilst you lived in white suburbia with your Donna Reed white picket fence? Should we forget how you created the court system with all-white jurors and of course, a white judge who was a secret member of the KKK?
Should we forget how you discriminated against us in employment, welfare, housing, medicine(my area of expertise), insurance companies, banking, education, agriculture and the MEDIA? Should we forget how you put the country in harm’s way just to spite President Obama? Should we forget how hordes of white actress win the Oscars each year but you can’t let Viola Davis, Angela Bassett, Cicely Tyson and Marianne Jean-Baptiste win just one time? And giving Halle the Oscar for a vile sex scene and Denzel the Oscar for playing a dirty cop doesn’t fucking count!
But should we forget how you continue to play slave master every chance you get? You haven’t learned a damn thing in over 400 years! And you wonder why we don’t trust you……You can’t even BEGIN to pay us for what you’ve taken from us.
So fuck you…..Black Blood ain’t for sale.