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People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.
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Black people. Please love each other. Please stop judging each other. Stop breaking each other down. Start investing. Let’s invest in each others businesses. Let’s start owning our own shyt. Let’s help each other get to where we want to go. Lets direct our own films. Own our music.Let’s stop waiting to be given our 40 acres when we have the power to buy 10,000. Let’s tell each other how beautiful we are. Embrace our many shades. Love our hair.
We are beautiful.
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Never ending cycle that needs to be broken. #MisdirectedAggression #Misogynoir

Black power is for black men. 

im glad someone said it

this is a strawman argument that NEEDS to be broken and dismantled. Absolute fallacy.  
This is the same tactic Gloria Steinem used when she created Black Feminism forty years ago. “Black men don’t care about Black women so why should you care about them period.”
Nah sahn we are not about to repeat this cycle. 

That’s not what she is trying to do. She is simply summing up her perception of things. I agree with her 50 percent but I also know that there are black men out there that still love us.

From her own text, she is making a generalized statement, charging Black men, in general, of at the very least neglect. 
You would not accept a generalized blanket charge against Black women 50%,40% or even 30%.  
It is equally unacceptable to let this fly as well. Because I will tell you what it is doing, it falls in line with feminist practices of making all women victims and thusly all men are the villains.  That is the conclusion of this line of thinking. Black people operating within this paradigm will continue down a road leading to Black annihilation for the most simple fact that Black men and women will not even trust each other.
This is before we even get to the point of how do you draw a correlation between protesting police brutality and murder of black men AND women to say that Black men don’t care about Black women.  It’s a statement without any logical framework, it’s an emotionally charged statement based on a strawman argument. 
Dead that shit yo. 

^ Thank you. I too have been noticing the proliferation of this same selfish self-pitying and divisive meme.  

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