Some Things I Learned this Decade…

Anti-blackness is a normalized means of conceptualizing the world that the black collective must consistently refute.

Most people do not understand racism but act as if they do.

Quality is far superior to quantity when it comes to the people you surround yourself with.

“The people highest up got the lowest self-esteem”

The Old Kanye…

There is a price to pay for failing to assimilate but it is absolutely worth it. 

Cliques extend far beyond high-school.

You’ll drive yourself crazy trying to reconcile what others think of you.

Racist white people will work unrelentlessly to posit pro-blacks as racist. 

The African-Adjacent who overtly oppose Donald Trump are the most racist people you will ever encounter. Anti-trump is still anti-black. 

Black people have no allies in African-adjacent race/ethnicities. 

Any black person who sees other black people as competition is not to be trusted.

Racism is a global problem that to many falsely project as extinguished by a plane ride. 

Most people don’t desire change and will oppose anyone who seeks to actualize it.  

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

— James Baldwin 

We as a collective deserve so much more than anything the white world could give us, or what any amount of lifetimes could allow. 

Your thirties is a magical decade! 

The minute you compare yourself to someone else, you lose. To be black is to be beyond comparison.

Black is beyond beautiful. 

Success is that feeling inside of you that reminds you that you can do everything in a world that tells you that you can do nothing. 

The pro-black lifestyle is a lonely, turbulent path—but you should do it anyway. 

There is no facet of life not influenced by racism. Anyone who says anything different elucidates the previous point. 

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time”

—Maya Angelou 

Anyone who has a problem with black confidence is in conflict with their own. 

To master the beauty of blackness, one must make a commitment to be bigger than all the small things that seek to engulf black people as individuals and as a collective. 

Happy 2020! Cheers to our Afro-Future!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. E says:

    Jsmes❤️ Happy New Year brilliant woman.

    1. Btw thank you for your kind words.

      1. E says:

        You’re welcome.

  2. JAS says:

    Well said! Great lessons!
    Happy new year!

    1. Thank you! Happy new year!

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