More than ever before businesses, celebrities and other people with platforms are using them to speak out about injustice. And while people argue that celebrities should use their voices to uplift folk, over the past week and some change, more than a few of them have proven that they probably shouldn’t. Because sometimes their voices can amplify counterproductive or harmful messages. See what I’m talking about on the following pages.
I don’t know if you all have noticed by White people have a history of utilizing Christianity as a way to control and pacify their Black slaves and even now Black victims. The Bible was used to rationalize slavery. And even now when a Black person is killed unjustly by the state, or a White person committing a clear hate crime, people immediately want to know if Black people are ready and willing to extend forgiveness. It’s sad. But what’s even more sad, is the way Black people have adopted this tactic.
Sadly, we saw it when comedian and entrepreneur B. Simone tweeted that she didn’t want to be an “angry Black woman.”
I guess she forgot that part where Jesus flipped the tables in the synagogue to express his displeasure at the corruption in a place of worship.