“Black power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny”
– Huey Newton
Over the weekend, the Forever First Lady spoke out in an Instagram post.
People across the nation are bleeding in agony and pain. The lynching and demoralizing of Black people have gone on far too long. No one is better than the next person. Like former NBA player, Stephen Jackson stated in a Breakfast Club interview, “The only difference between me and Floyd was opportunity”.
And so it is with humans. Opportunity is the defining line. White people have an elemental privilege. That same privilege has given them more opportunities over Black people, historically. Because Europeans TOOK it and used Black people’s knowledge and hands, and labor to build this very country you slaughter us on. How dare you?
We all bleed the same. You don’t have that right. Nor will we EVER give it to you. We take it back. We demand it back. By force. And by any means necessary. We are here. And we aren’t going anywhere. Please, do not misunderstand. All white people aren’t racist and Black people aren’t criminals or dangerous. All cops are not bad.
I think that if we as a nation can grasp that philosophy things would become more clearer. Embracing that this universe is here for the entire HUMAN race.