Once a west African girl told me that Jamaicans stole the idea of eating plantains from African people.
from the AFRICAN diaspora
stole something from Africa
as if the first black people living in Jamaica were not African
white people really want to make everything about class and keep the conversation there.
omg yes. I dont understand how they stop their analysis there though… So race and class arent connected huh? No? We dont like that? No? oh ok sorry. lets talk about nutella.
This is almost every single conversation I’ve had with white anarchists, revolutionaries, leftists, or whatever the fuck they want to call themselves. Everything is a class issue and nothing is about race. And when it is about race, it’s actually about class.
Like literally our entire economic system is built on the subjugation and denigration of the black body and erasure of the Native one. Even if you want to center class, you cant do it without talking about race. Because the class system was built on a strict hierarchy, apportioning land/wealth/ and human rights based on divisions and strict categories of race. Categories used to dehumanize people based on race in an ideological system, set up to fuel an economic one— to kill them, use their labor, destabilize their communities, take their land and resources, and appropriate their lives in service of colonialism and capitalism.