that selective chopping of bell hooks essay is
April 14, 2013
That selective chopping of bell hooks’ essay is interesting to me…
interesting in the sense that it is another continuation of a pattern where in non-Black poc attempt to silence discourse on anti-Blackness, via calls for ‘solidarity’ and whatever the fuck.
(see also, every fucking time non-Black people bring up Audre Lorde and her comment about the hierarchy of oppression)
there is something so viciously anti-Black about using the words of Black thinkers to justify your anti-Blackness.
More to the point:
it points to this ridiculous myth of merit and who should be listened to
it isn’t like whipping out an Audre Lorde or bell hooks quote somehow changes the anti-Blackness is non-Black communities or excuses whatever anti-Black thing that a non-Black person just did.
nor does it over-ride any Black person who wishes to engage in discourse on anti-Blackness, since, as oft-mentioned, Black people are not a monolith and we’d do well to remember this and act accordingly.