This is originally from an entry on my Medium blog
If you’ve encountered the “Woke” section of social media, at any point in time, you’ve likely come across a meme like this:
On the surface, the intentions of this meme are noble and good. A lot of us Black people who are on an advocate, activist and/or revolutionary tip also have to reconcile that identity with the white friends that we have in our lives (many of whom were likely there before the Pro-Black bug bit us). We sometimes find ourselves walking the line of being real and honest about race issues, while also not attacking our melanin-deficient friends, in the process. I totally get that, and for a long time, subscribed to this mindset.
…but I think it’s time to admit that the saying, “Pro-Black isn’t Anti-White” is complete and utter bullshit, for at least a few reasons: