So much love and power to Black mothers in America and Palestinian mothers in the West Bank and Gaza.
You all are so brave, so resilient and so beautiful. Raising children and creating homes of love in perpetual warzones. Utterly indebted, this world owes you so much more.
Anonymous said: Internalized racism may be one reason some African Americans don't like Africans, but I partly think it's also a result of living in the West. I'm an African American, and I certainly don't think we are immune to things like American exceptionalism. Even though we're black we're still American, so in a lot of ways, we are ignorant like other Americans. But I think when you add the internalized racism factor it's like we're trying to separate ourselves from those "primitive" black ppl. idk
Anonymous said: How do you feel about assimilated african americans not liking africa/africans?
could you clarify what you mean by assimilated?
i feel its an unsuprising result of decades of being brutalized and made to compete and hate your own race/ethnicity by white supremacists. white supremacy also caused many African families to dislike Black Americans.
learning and understanding our shared past and respecting our similar yet distinct struggles will slowly erase the white supremacist lie we’ve swallowed- that we’re supposed to distrust each other. we’re literally much more powerful as communities when we recognize this white supremacist lie and begin to respect ourselves.
every death that affects Black Americans affects Africans. Every struggle that Africans face, affects Black Americans as well. that’s how I feel about it. Im not saying we all hold hands and sing. Im saying we need to challenge these lies what white supremacy has told us- separately- about the ”other side” as if we’re strangers, when in reality we literally has shared histories and cultures
Anonymous said: How can one become a mod?
get off anon! :)
Anonymous said: Where do Afro Palestinians fit in with the struggle? They also face racism from other Palestinians and are often not considered Palestinian enough nor that they have the right to be in the land despite many of them being in the country since the Islamic conquest. What is their position and who is rallying for their rights?
First, Afro-Palestinian have always fitted in the Palestinian anti-colonial struggle for national liberation they participate in resistance and mobilizations against the occupation. The first Palestinian woman to organize a commando operation in “israel” was Fatima Bernawi and she is Afro-Palestinian.I don’t know where you got that Afro-Palestinians “don’t have the right to be on the land” they are indigenous to the land just as any Palestinian. I suggest you look at these links to resources i provided below to learn more about the community and their struggles and aspirations.
Video: Ali Jiddah Afro-Palestinian activist from Jerusalem
Afro-Jerusalmite Society: An Afro-Palestinian organization based in Jerusalem
Article: Black, Proud and Palestinian
Photo Portraits: Portraits of Afro-Palestinians from Jerusalem and Jericho
Articles about Afro-Palestinians in Gaza:
Here & Here
Darg Team Palestinian Hip-Hop group group from Gaza that is made up of Afro-Palestinian members (The second article above talks about them)
Reema Morgan Afro-Palestinian singer from Gaza
The crisis of solidarity: Using ‘’their plight” to score political points by Budour Hassan
This is a great article although Budour discusses Eritrean and South Sudani refugees in “israel” she also writes about Afro-Palestinians.
You can read about Fatima Bernawi here beginning on page 10:
Daughters of Palestine Leading Women of the Palestinian National Movement by Amal Kawar
Article about Majed Abu Maraheel the first Palestinian to compete in the Olympics back in Atlanta in 1996 who is Afro-Palestinian.