This picture. (The first one) . I am so thrilled that a known pedophile isn’t taking office. . Of course #blackwomen saved Alabama. Because most white women are under a weirdo patriarchy spell. It’s madness!!! . But most importantly, What in the world, #whitewomen ? Wake the F up! . . Do you feel defensive? STAY.IN.THE.ROOM. That means it’s time to listen and learn. . . Take screenshots of the resources I’ve included if you’re not sure where to start. . . Here are some folks to listen to. Go follow them. . . @ashleemariepreston @agirlhasnopresident @tamikadmallory @msladyjustice1 @avaduvernay @luvvie @mspackyetti @wildmysticwoman . . There are so many more. I am trying to keep this post consise as possible. If you know more amazing Women of Color thought leaders, please share the love. . . For all the white people, especially the white women: to assist in the waking up process, check your biases and where you are closed off. Educate yourself. Knowledge is power. Doing things “the way they’ve always been done” is not a valid reason to continue this insanity. . . 1. Listen to and trust black women. 2. Educate yourself on women’s issues, racism, & systematic oppression. 3. See screenshots included 4. Stay in the room. 5. Keep on listening. 6. Share what you learn. . . . #knowledgeispower#trustblackwomen#poc#woc#alabama#educate#listen#amplifyvoices#dougjones
Headline of the year!!!! “On Tuesday evening, 63 percent of white women voted for Roy Moore, a man accused of assaulting multiple teenage girls, and cruising for more—so aggressively that he was thought to have been banned from the Gadsen Mall. I’ll say it again: 63 percent of white women voted for the guy who was probably banned from a shopping mall for assaulting teenagers and for saying America was “great” during slavery. What world is this?” #wtfwhitepeople#whitewomen Read full article here: https://theslot.jezebel.com/white-women-keep-fucking-us-over-1821250590
#repost @villagebirthintl ・・・ Excellent reflection post Alabama victory. Link to article in bio. “Admittedly, I have said Trust Black Women a million times because as a Black woman, I believe we hold the solutions to so many problems in the world. However, over time the mood and meaning of this hashtag started to shift for me. Trust Black women is now becoming synonymous with allow Black women to do the work that White people do not want to do. Trust Black women is now becoming synonymous with allow Black women to do the work for little to no pay. Trust Black women is now becoming synonymous with allow Black women to generate creative work and allow White people to take the credit. Trust Black women is now becoming synonymous with allow Black women to clean up our mess. Let me be clear, Black people, particularly Black women, do not exist to save White America from itself. Black people, particularly Black women, were not placed on this earth to rescue White people from themselves. To save yourself, you must take a long hard look in the mirror and put in the work. Our existence, brilliance, creativity, strength, and ingenuity can never be validated by you posting a hashtag that means nothing when your actions do not support what you project online. Trust Black Women means nothing if your policies and institutions do not seek to elevate Black women and help combat issues that impact Black women.” #alabama#listentoblackwomen#racism#america#whatsitgoingtotake#whitewomen#deconstructingallyship#whiteness#whiteprivilege
#repost @ayofemi ・・・ “Black folk. Your vote matters. The soul of the country, saves it.” #theblackvote#alabama#alabamaspecialelection#selma I just had a poignant convo with someone about how people will accept a shity reality rather than break down shity structures in the hopes of an unknown (potentially better) future. Case in point. #whitewomen of AL stop being scared.