Comic: Black activists are not your mules
We want them to realize that Black People aren’t their mules, and we want them to go raise hell.
by JeCorey Holder
You see it on social media every day, especially during times of anti-Black racial turmoil. With every hashtag of a slain Black person comes a deluge of Non-Black People of Color and these 1/64th Buttery Ritz muthafuckas who try to claim a mixed heritage:
“Where’s OUR riots?? Where’s OUR protest??”
I swear, every time we as Black people put in the work and gain a little bit of ground on Black issues, here they come with their paragraphs and think-pieces (fresh from the safety of their armchairs) on why we should, apparently, be doing all this work for their issues too.
Beyoncé told black women to “Get In Formation” and that’s exactly what the fuck they been doing, even long before she ever said it, and non-Black people have been perturbed about it for just as long. Black people have been out here doing all this physical and emotional labor, while everyone else who complains about it seems to lack the gumption to organize themselves.
They are sour about it and their bitterness is often projected onto Black Lives Matter protesters under the guise of accusations that we never care about other systemic hot topics. And thus, as centuries of American tradition dictates, all of that work is placed upon the shoulders of Black people and we are expected to follow through.
Question: What’s stopping them? What is preventing these people from putting forth the same fervor that M4BL and BLM protesters have?
Because, we certainly are not stopping them.
Do you see Black Lives protesters and activists telling Non-Black PoC and white victims of police brutality that there is no problem? Do you see Black Lives activists stopping victims of I.C.E. detainment from speaking out?
No. And you never will.
We want them to realize that Black People aren’t their mules, and we want them to go raise hell! We want to see them out here fighting against these injustices just like we do!
If nothing else, it’ll at least get them off our backs for a while.
Gamer, geek, and social activist. JeCorey Holder has been weaving tapestries of shade and fury since the early 2000’s. Pro-LGBTQ, pro-black, and pro intersectional feminism, he is full of feelings and opinions that try to call out and tear down the oppressive status quo