Leave The Kids Alone: Black Children and Internalized Oppression

*sigh* It seems that a week doesn’t pass without some toxic, anti-Black foolishness making the rounds on social media. In today’s vlog I address particularly distasteful meme about Blue Ivy Carter:




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A native Seattleite and recent East Coast transplant, I have been interested in politics, religion, and race from the day I saw “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” on the bookshelf belonging to my BFF’s mom back in 1991. While my zealotry has thankfully diminished with maturity, I remain the deep thinking, passionate, and humble woman I have always been. I reside in the suburbs of NYC with my husband, daughter, and our two feisty but deeply loved cats.

4 thoughts on “Leave The Kids Alone: Black Children and Internalized Oppression

  1. Poor Blue. No country for type 4, “nappy” hair. Black women hate that her parents allow her to flaunt, unrestrained and unprocessed, what so many of them try so desperately to alter or “tame”. Curly hair can be messy and unstyled. Kinky hair has to be beaten into submission, that’s plantation rules. Can’t tell these mental slaves nothing. Le sigh.

  2. “No country for type 4, “nappy” hair. ”

    I think this is the realist statement I’ve read all day! You hit the nail on the head!

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