i do not hate white people.hate, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
they hate me.
they have hated me since they first laid eyes on me.
they hate me still.
is it every white person, no.
does every white person on this earth now and since enslavement benefit
so you should not be asking me why i hate white people
i don’t think
i can even fathom
kind of hatred they had
savor for me.
they came to my continent
made me lay in my own feces, blood, and vomit, naked on a ship chained down
sold me on auction blocks
hung me from trees
sold my children and family away from me
created the klu klux klan
created an economic system that keeps me at the bottom
created a police system that still kills my babies everyday
flooded my delapidated but still holding strong communities
killed martin luther king.
killed malcom x.
killed medgar evers.
it is they who threaten the first black president of the u.s. and his family on a daily basis with assasination (by the way just because he’s black doesn’t mean i absolutely agree with everything he does at all, because i don’t, but they want to kill him first and foremost because he is a man with dark skin)
and this is but a tiny part of the history of their hate.
what they have done to people of color across the world
is… i don’t even know if you can call it hate, it’s so destructive.
why are you asking me why i hate white people.
why aren’t you asking them
you could do something so sadistic
to a people
who did nothing to you,
but made the mistake of allowing you onto their land, africa
that first day you washed up on shore, looking for people to enslave for free labor
after you had exhausted the native american population.
give you example
of their hate for me
you are here
asking me about
a species of hate
i could not
exact upon a people, let alone one person, in my wildest dreams.