I am still trying to figure out why the statement “brown is always preferred over black” is controversial.
Like, somebody school me. How is this wrong?
In fact, I’ll tag mamonee in this post, because I sincerely do not understand.
Nobody said a damn thing about brown people not experiencing racism and oppression, just that if we’re talking hierarchies (as opposed to unsophisticated and inaccurate binaries), brown is preferred over black.
Just give me an example of a country where this isn’t true.
Show me a society, anywhere in the world, where the voices and interests of black people are consistently elevated over the voices and interests of brown people. Please tell me.
(And before you say Idi Amin’s Uganda, you better know exactly why the fuck the expulsion happened. I’m not saying Amin was right, but the expulsion of Asians holding British passports from Uganda was not a spur-of-the-moment, entirely irrational decision, even if it was a shitty one.)
Because I cannot stand intellectual dishonesty. I know damn well one can’t make that claim about countries in the Caribbean, or Latin America, or South Asia, or even North America. (If we’re going to talk about profiling of brown bodies perceived as immigrant—whether immigrant or not—without talking about the criminalization of black bodies generally—including those of black immigrants, whose experiences as immigrants are regularly under-discussed in favor of others, I am going to side-eye hard, and with good reason.)
okay? some people are truly hurt by facts. and by facts i mean, black humanity. :/