Black History: Special Delivery!!
Celebration In Lieu Of Termination: Reflections On Black History Month
Celebration in lieu of transformation is embodied in individual and collective tendencies to prefer the aesthetics of giving “accolades” over and above, embracing the accountability to take action against
The celebration of historical figures and events in place of taking a stand against present-day oppression reveals these overtures and acknowledgments for what they really are……
Performative transactions, posted, peddled, and positioned with precision on social media in
January/February to a chorus of likes and loves.
Rosa, Martin, Fannie, Harriet…… If you really want to honor their legacy, do what
FIGHT FOR JUSTICE!
Retreating to the safety of the “symbolic” leaves the call to action unanswered.
Celebration centers comfort while transformation centers accountability.
I can think of no better way to celebrate the contributions of black lives past, present, and future, than to act with intention in ways that disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression
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