Negroes don't speak

Negroes don't speak up here.

Negroes don't speak up here.


Over the weekend, a person posted what I called racist content, so upon reflection, I have to apologize for that knee jerk reaction.  I should have pointed out the person was an antisemite and a racist.  The person posted an image depicting a white Aryan male taking a woman of color from behind while performing the Nazi salute.  The only wording visible was "Nazi Nigger," a derogatory combination of words.  When addressed, the person just said "sticks and stones" referencing the opening lines of a child's fable.


Ask any Jew if the word Nazi in the context of the image would cause discomfort from knowing that word caused 10 million deaths of "mud people" 6 million of them of the Jewish faith.  What happened to their culture still sends shock waves throughout their society when fascists deny the Holocaust ever existed.  For Afro-Americans, the word Nigger is not just a word it is associated with lynching, church bombings, cross burnings, and firebombing homes and businesses.


The two words married in the image and the cavalier attitude of the person shows how little that person understands words do and can hurt because of what groups of people have had to survive in the aftermath of those words existing.  Lynched people typically had the word Nigger on a sign hung around their neck or attached somehow to their bodies.  In the 20th Century, many of the lynching pictures published in the local newspaper with little children (white children) in their Sunday best upfront and center to the spectacle smiling and pointing.


I was banned, from a room because of a posted image which was tasteless and very inappropriate.  Glad there is a wide selection of places to enjoy MIC.  You can ban, but you cannot silence the truth about racist and anti-Semitic comments or images.

ZachBr
ZachBr
5 days ago

Thank you everyone that have posted recently

Audry
Audry
7 days ago

Wow that is horrible, does not say much for wanting to join mic. Glsd you keep your head held high.

DawnLovesBBC
DawnLovesBBC
22 days ago

This is an ongoing issue in society and i'm really proud of you for saying something about it. All african americans and every other race should have the complete right to talk their shit if they feel like their being offended. I totally agree with what you said. ;)

Andrea22
Andrea22
23 days ago

Thank you, ZachBR

Andy48UK
Andy48UK
a month ago

thank you for posting this and pushing the awareness

ZachBr
ZachBr
a month ago

Thank you Lucifer for lifting the ban.

ZachBr
ZachBr
a month ago

Thank you everyone for your kind words.

Lou
Lou
a month ago

Well said.

Claudia56
Claudia56
a month ago

Zach, Excellent essay! Much to be learned from your words.

rob2020
rob2020
a month ago

You're 100% right ZachBr,

Ebonyverified
Ebonyverified
a month ago

racist mf

Lucifer
Lucifer
a month ago

I just red what happened and I um banned you. I hope you can talk to the mod that banned you in order to explain what happen

pelaio55
pelaio55
a month ago

totally agree

Louise
Louise
a month ago

Thank you for pointing out the difference between what is acceptable and what never ever was or ever will be.

ZachBr
ZachBr
a month ago

Thank you BBC

BBC
BBC
a month ago

Love this