Black America seems conservative on certain issues. When our issues don’t surround relatable or typical Black American male or female issues, Black America goes silent.
It’s also apparent that Black America had no collective stance on Jan 6’ers, it was apparent that white Americans did. White conservatives seem to think it is right to call Jan 6’ers patriots and Brittney Griner a spoiled brat and a criminal for having prescribed cannabis oil, and that she deserves to be a defacto prisoner of war and stay that way until…
It is a good day, in American history, that a Black girl’s freedom was traded for a white Russian male named Viktor Bout. Viktor Bout was held for Arms dealing. This is too much for White American conservatives to take. Another white American male is also in a Russian prison for alleged espionage.
The fact remains, Brittney was a Defacto POW period!
So what does that have to do with Brittney and her oil?
The United States has known she was severely sentenced and unjustly arrested and was caught up in a political game with the Russian government. Conservative spin doctors both white and Black are pushing their agenda to paint President Biden as radical and senile, to think that a Black woman could ever be worth this kind of American privilege is like a heart attack for white America.
But what is even more sinister is that Black America isn’t celebrating, either! What happened to the days of patriotism, when an American is released from unjust imprisonment and it NOT BE CELEBRATED?
Let’s examine: She doesn’t fit the profile!
Brittney Griner is:
Married to another dark-skinned woman
Appears to not be Christian
She’s Huge and Black
Not Attractive to Men
and is Athletic
This is the profile of a person that has no value in Black America. Yes, it’s true!
The fact that she dribbles a basketball for a living, just like Lebron James, Brittney still got no love in Black media, across Black America.
Because of sexism and valueism, Black female basketball players go to Russia in their off-season(to-boot) to make a living wage doing what Black men athletes do for millions in America. But because she cannot make a decent wage as a top-tier athlete, she went to Russia to take care of her family.
Double standards kill! Here’s how the double standard is going to play out in the White-Black right-wing conservative media machine and the Black liberal hush media machine:
Russia is treating Paul Whelan’s case differently. Here’s the irony, Whelan was taken under the Russian brown-noser former president Donald Trump’s watch. The way Trump sings for Russia, while he vacuums Putin’s floor, one would think, Whelan would be home. Right?
Right-Wingers and Black conservatives say it was a bad trade. The trade for a murderer like Bout is just a shame for one little measly Black woman.
It’s a Good Day in America, THE WHITE, RED, AND BLUE!
The Liberal hush over the fact she had prescribed cannabis oil, less of an ounce of it, it is our double standards that keep Black America as prisoners of war, the drug war… All of us.
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