QOTD (of the year actually)

QOTD (of the year actually)

“…we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, bjessewilliamsmain1urying black people out of sight and out of mind, while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil, black gold. Ghettoising and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit…” – Jesse Williams (Part of his acceptance speech for BET’s Humanitarian of the year award)


2 thoughts on “QOTD (of the year actually)

  1. I’m finally getting to see the BET awards tonight (yes)! (I’m behind this year, lol). But this quote is so good! Especially the song reference, “…like rinds of strange fruit…” This quote states both fact and feeling with unabashed power. He’s right, even though so many white people deny that this is what they’re doing. They won’t admit that they’ve stolen… they stole us, they stole our heritage, forcing us to build a new one, and now they’re trying to steal that too. And yes, they do try us on like costumes… like we’re husks without feelings, without minds, or without souls. Like we’re not people. His speech really does get right to the heart of the matter – we’re a proud, beautiful people, and we weren’t put here for others to constantly chew us up and spit us back out.

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