Black liberation means the liberation of Black women and Black LGBTQ+ people, too.

-JeCorey Holder

by JeCorey Holder

There is an illness affecting far too many Black people that I feel the need to address. I call this syndrome Selective Wokeness.

Symptoms include being fully aware and vocally passionate about the racial issues Black people continually face, but having a total disregard and an outright denial for the issues specific to Black women’s and Black LGBTQ+ folks (which often intersect, especially for queer BBlac women). This illness is tragically common among cis straight men but in many cases it may also affect cis straight women.

Being selectively woke can lead to conditions such as hypocrisy, terrible opinions, willful blindness, and getting cussed the fuck out by Black people with a shred of self-awareness.

Talk to your local Black women and Black LGBTQ+ activists today and find out more!

I’ve said it once, I’ve said it again, and I will continue to say it until it finally gets through your willfully ig’nant heads: Black liberation means the liberation of Black women and Black LGBTQ+ people, too.

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Some cis straight Black people out here still got the absolute nerve to claim to be pro-Black revolutionaries while still being misogynistic, homophobic, and transphobic as FUCK.

How can y’all claim to want an end to oppression, support a revolution, and fight for liberation while still actively crushing some of the most marginalized Black people directly under your collective boots? It is a form of cognitive dissonance I will never understand.

Stop lying to us, and stop lying to yourselves about “ending oppression”. The liberation you’re “fighting for” doesn’t apply to Black women or queer Black people.

You don’t want revolution.

You just want the privilege and power of white men. Plain and simple, and you ain’t fooling nobody.

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