Someone called me a militant black a few months back. I would rather live a life with the mission of empowering my people and called a militant black than die (figuratively) from putting on blinders and acting like racism can be ended by ignoring it.
My 96 (soon to be 97 w/God's will) grandmother always says, 'there is no black and white in the bible' but she sure as hell doesnt say that as a way to make it seem like racism doesnt exist and blacks can make it disappear which is what Keke implies in her msgs. Grandma makes the comment as in, yeah we are all the same and the whites that are racists in this world are committing a sin against humanity.
naïve is never anything to be ashamed of, because I believe me being
naïve is what has allowed me to do all the things that I can because if I
believe in and quote what’s realistic then I wouldn’t be doing what I’m
doing right now,” Palmer admitted Thursday during an interview with The
Huffington Post. “I simply wouldn’t be ‘Cinderella’ on Broadway, I
wouldn’t have ‘Just KeKe,’”
“I wouldn’t have done any of the
things that I’ve done. So I think that’s a play on people’s ideas of
what they can’t do and what they believe is possible. And for me, I
believe everything is possible. That’s the way that I was raised, and
from what I’ve been able to do I’ve seen that to be true that your
reality is what you make it.”
The star also shared her thoughts on the Michael Brown incident and why she chose to speak up.
far as what’s going on with Mike Brown, I spoke up on that, because
unproductive outrage has never gotten us anywhere,” she continued. “Even
with MLK and everything that he did for black people...all he spoke
about was unity, because throwing hate and being angry, and violence,
that doesn’t give us peace and equality. That’s like having sex in order
to get your virginity. It’s just the complete opposite thing to do.”
don’t have all the answers and there are no quick fixes for things like
this. But uniting and coming together on one clear message and trying
to get that message across is much better than us all being everywhere
and fighting against one another and coming from all different sides.
That’s never going to get us anywhere.”
very excited to see what can be done and if I can really get involved,
and how we can unite one another,” she said during the interview.
“That’s what I always believe is the way to go. Uniting us all. Not just
black people, but everybody that’s coming to talk the same message.
It’s unfortunate when things like this happen, but hopefully it can wake
people’s eyes up and let them know that we need to unite as a people.”
one person can do anything. So, going further into my statement of
'taking it to the streets,' if you feel strongly, organize things that
can best execute your message. That's what I mean by that. Being angry
and outraged freezes train of thought. We all have to take a breath
outside of our pain and figure out a way to be heard. Everybody,
anybody, can make a difference if they try."
Joined: May 07 2010
Posted: Aug 15 2014 at 8:27pm
I have never liked Keke. Once she straightened her hair to conform to her first *cough* failed tv show's white audience I knew it was all she wrote. She talks too much and more than one person has implied it. Even Wendy Williams had to pat her hand like a 3 year old and tell her to "hush".
She's my age, as a black female, she's not afforded the luxury of naivety. Age is not an excuse for stupid.
She better watch what the phuck she says. Every opportunity that has came her way has been from black people that wanted her to succeed.
Anger, frustration, and outrage is necessary and has ALWAYS been necessary to get change. MLK's method of non-violence was strategic...but they were still highly pissed off. You can be outraged and strategic at the same time. People like her that white-wash MLKs message and are jaded by a few coins irritate me.
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