But change comes slowly. One day, Mendelsund predicts, there will be a best-selling novel by an African writer that happens to use a different visual aesthetic, and its success will introduce a new set of arbitrary images to represent Africa in Western eyes. “But right now, we’re in the age of the tree,” he says. “For that vast continent, in all its diversity, you get that one fucking tree.”
Society loves to portray the Black Panthers as the villains in America. They’ll only tell you that they held guns and were “militant”. The Black Panthers did many positive things for the Black Community; the Free Breakfast Program is one of them. It was designed to feed Black Children a good breakfast each morning so they could retain information at school. Too many Black Children, to this very day, go to school hungry because they cannot afford food in the morning. It has been proven that students do not learn as well when they are hungry. The Panthers were aware of this and wanted to ensure they had the opportunity to receive an adequate meal. As Huey said, “The Children always inherit the Revolution” so obviously they needed and still need to be invested in. They’ll never tell you about this but I’m not surprised. “I Do Not Expect The White Media to Show Positive Black Images.” Written By @KingKwajo
“I Do Not Expect The White Media to Show Positive Black Images.”
And the Black Panther Party is actually listed as a terrorist organization by the US Government. For those who don’t believe me, we were briefed during voting season about organizations to steer clear from. There’s a military instruction that lists the BPP alongside the KKK as terrorist organizations, despite the BPP never actually engaging in senseless, racial violence. This means, I can’t even be seen in civilian clothes at any BPP event or rally. They only sought to protect their own from the racism in this country.
The BPP are also the reason a lot of the gun laws of today are not in the favor of Black folks.
Slavoj Žižek, Violence (via heteroglossia)
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