the “validation” vise

I’m always bothered by this notion that our own actions are insufficient and that we somehow need “white” participation to convince people or somehow get things moving. That in itself seems to me, even if it “works”, a reinforcement of the idea of white supremacy ideology where the humanity of Afrikan people is only respected or responded to when “whites” decide to get involved in our cause. When have we ever heard Euro=American activists saying that they really needed Afrikans to have people hear them about something?


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