A bit of background:
There are several memes on social media within the black community criticizing Beyoncé’s tribute to the Black Panthers during the Super Bowl Half Time Performance.
Black people, my people…I love you but why are we so divisive? We are our own worst enemy. Just like folks got mad at Spike Lee’s ChiRaq and Ava Duvernay’s Selma. Beyonce paid homage using her artistic license. But our folks so busy talking bout what wasn’t historically accurate. We tear each other down. We won’t support black businesses, but will spend an entire tax refund on companies that don’t want our business or celebrities who appropriate our culture and invest nothing in our community. Yes, I am calling out the Kardashians.
My people. I weep for my people. We are so divided against each other that we can’t make an impact. Agree to disagree, but stop tearing down each other with who’s the blackest. Natural vs relaxed hair. Stop it. Our ancestors would be ashamed that after dying for our civil rights and liberties this is what we spend time talking about – who the blackest? Save us Lord. We have endured too much as a people to be pitting Beyonce against Rihanna against Lauryn Hill against Erykah Badu. If saying this means I ain’t black enough, no worries. I still got love for you.