I have this issue where....as soon as I come into things meant for me....safe spaces, spirituality, ancestral connection, clothing, history, etc.....white capitalism is on my tail trying to ruin what I have JUST COME INTO.
I went to my first afropunk last year. I am a SUPA BLACK woman from CONNECTICUT....so seeing a sea of free black people was foreign and felt so beautiful I was literally in awe. This year they started showing more how white capitalism can RUIN sacred spaces for people of color.
This year I came more in tune with what can be described as "witch" shit....I vibe off of ancestral traditions and create my own lane within them (I am not good with anything structural or organized "religion" of any fashion). Here we see white capitalism ALREADY hot to trot on my ass.
It is really disheartening to know that america (and the world) will ruin sacred spaces for people of color NEVER wanting to admit that we fuel American (world) culture since this country's violent creation. Every invention stolen, music made over, patents in slave owners names, dance moves, lingo, neighborhoods, etc.... As they say "Ghetto" is just black culture not stolen or copied yet. I remember braids being ghetto.....I remember long nails being ghetto....I remember hoop earrings were ghetto...I remember sneakers were ghetto...I remember hip-hop was ghetto...I remember reggaeton was ghetto...dancehall was ghetto...afrobeats was ghetto..... I'm amazed at the audacity and the cognitive dissonance capitalist white america exudes.....either we ain't shit or we are EVERYTING you want to be...make a choice. Cause you stealing every move, line, product, idea just shows how much black/brown people and black/brown america influence all your "creative decisions". 🤷🏿♀️🤷🏿♀️🤷🏿♀️ #thievery #theamerikkkanway #capitalizingoffblackpeople #capitalizibgoffbrownpeople #wearestillthecommodity #watchhowclosetheystealourshit #blackhair #blacknails #blackskin #blackcurves #blacklips #blackmusic #blackdances #blacklingo #blackspirituality #blackspaces #blackideas #cognitivedissonance #capitalistwhiteamerica #stopstealingoursafespaces #keepblackspacesblack #peopleofcolordeservesafespaces