Current events have led me to dissect the well known quote “All my skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.” This quote, which was said by my Triumphant Soror Zora Neale Hurston, means that someone can inhabit a black body and be an agent of white supremacy.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, people around the world have been forced to shelter in place. These guidelines have given everyone a lot more free time which has caused a drastic increase in social media consumption. After the death of George Floyd, people all over the world became outraged. While most of the Black people I follow have posted rational facts and opinions, some have published posts that have revealed them to be coons.
Before I go any deeper, let me define the term “coon” for those who are unaware:
Coon (n.)- A black person who is ignorant to white discrimination and unknowingly suffers with self hatred.
Whenever a Black person is killed, I always assumed that the entire Black community feels the same way; Angry, sad, frustrated, defeated, pissed off, emotional, vengeful. Because I am an empath, I have previously chosen to turn somewhat of a blind eye to all the social media posts and the news after tragic events. However, this time around I made the decision to become fully immersed.
Now that I am paying close attention, I have been appalled by the posts I have been seeing by some Black people in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and the subsequent death of Rayshard Brooks.
Actual Black People have been unapologetically:
- Defending the cops
- Blaming the unarmed victims
- Scolding the rioters
- Criticizing protestors
- Saying AlL liVeS MatTeR
- Praising Donald fuckin’ Trump.
Some people I have considered friends and acquaintances for years were now invoking me to feel emotions such as anger, embarrassment and disgust. In addition to the coons I know personally, I have also felt extremely disheartened by the celebrity coons that are ignorantly using their platforms.
Take a look at these video examples:
This Lil Wayne one is a little old, but still coon-ish nonetheless:
What hurts me the most is the blatant disregard for what our people have been through. Black people have been oppressed for over 400 years and some Black people still have the audacity to blame our misfortune and tragedies on US and even go as far as to act as if racism is currently non exist. America was never for us and it truly disgusts me that some Black people are against or non supportive of The Black Lives Matter Movement. I really pray that these lost souls do their research and WAKE UP before its too late. Because in my opinion, the Black community is currently way too divided for us to be able to invoke real substantial change. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
One thought on “All Skinfolk Ain’t…”
I often wonder what happened in one’s history for them to side with a hate for their own race. I understand when certain people elevate, but does that mean you turn your back on your own? Money does not take away your melanin.