It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that Facebook was nicknamed “Racebook” because some prolific Black persons and persons of color took it upon themselves to counter systemic racism on social media by countering demeaning anti-Black posts with more positive posts about Black people and Black families.
Not that these are the only examples, but I can name a couple of the worst examples of being racially “trolled” on Facebook on a personal level. I am absolutely certain that there are hundreds of thousands of others like this, people who have been locked out of their own pages and kicked off their own accounts due to race-trolls who think they are entitled to say all manner of dirt about black people, but that black people cannot counter that and “hit” back with the truth.
That is not to include all of the over-arching Russian social media hit-men who were discovered to have stirred up racial animosity during the election years on behalf of the Republican Party; nor even the economic hit-men who are paid to promote companies and businesses that are known predatory lenders, et al, in majorly Black communities.
In one particular case, there was a post regarding how it is that Black people often end up paying to have a job in a nation that does not pay a fair wage in exchange for their work. It often costs more money to get up and go to work than they are willing to pay. A $500 per week pre-tax paycheck typically costs $550 to $650 a week to keep. That post was trolled like crazy … like someone working at Facebook had a serious issue with the TRUTH.
In another particular case, the post was with regard to incorporating better standards of belongingness in families, where togetherness and unity is imperative and should be changed to better adapt our pre-colonial ancestors.
RECLAIMING OUR RIGHTFUL HERITAGE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
As we reclaim our worldwide ancestral heritage, we also understand that religion was not the only thing taken from our ancestors that helped provide a hedge around white supremacy and nationalism. We also know that the silver, the gold, the diamonds, the platinum, the uranium, the iron ore, the cacao beans, and the oil was also taken from us (our African ancestors) and used as a “tool” of white supremacy.
When it comes to religion and ‘tools’ of white supremacy used to keep OUR people enslaved, we have to keep in mind that neither Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, nor Christianity, the four major religions worldwide, are white-founded religions just like the minerals that did not belong to them on inception.
NOTHING that they know in modern society originated in Greece or Rome, so no matter how hard they try to erase Black people’s earthly origins from their history books, the deeper they dig, the blacker the world gets. The Bible itself states that the Lord God created the planet from “darkness upon the face of the deep.” Science has proven that ALL colors originate in blackness.
The Bible tells us so, as well. Some people just need to get over themselves, seriously.
It’s only been FOUR HUNDRED YEARS,THIS time around…
Genesis 1 King James Version (KJV)
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Facebook needs to stop “Spamming” Pro-Black messages in this so VERY anti-Black nation, seriously; especially with so many ill-willed KkKlannish and hate-filled Russian supremacists backing up their current presidential electorate.
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