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Jul

We still see voting as the ultimate solution. Still put our faith in the Democrat Party despite a loooooooong and extensive record of destroying black families and communities. Still embrace incumbents despite their complicity. Still support black faces in high places simply because they make us feel we have a dog in the fight… Still embrace tokenism, symbolism and identity politics because they look like us… still live vicariously through black celebrity as a means of escapism… Still support those who exploit black deaths, pain and suffering… And those outside our community that reap the benefits from our blood, sweat and tears. This has been black entertainment, politics and capitalism for the past 50+ years. And what we’re being pressured to vote to preserve for the next 50.

  • By Hands Up Dont Shoot
We still see voting as the ultimate solution. Still put our faith in the Democrat Party despite a loooooooong and extensive record of destroying black families and communities. Still embrace incumbents despite their complicity. Still support black faces in high places simply because they make us feel we have a dog in the fight... Still embrace tokenism, symbolism and identity politics because they look like us... still live vicariously through black celebrity as a means of escapism... Still support those who exploit black deaths, pain and suffering... And those outside our community that reap the benefits from our blood, sweat and tears.

This has been black entertainment, politics and capitalism for the past 50+ years. And what we're being pressured to vote to preserve for the next 50.