Facebook Has A Severe Problem With Intelligent Black Voices

facebook ban, onyx truth

This is the second time in 2 weeks that I’ve been banned from Facebook due to conversations I’ve had on that social media network surrounding issues pertaining to Black society.  The first ban was a 24 hour ban simply because I posted an article to the Onyx Truth Facebook fan page titled The Only Solution To Racism Is For Racist People To Die…That’s It.  The title alone warranted Facebook to remove the post & ban me from commenting anywhere on the site.  I could still log in & read stuff, just couldn’t LIKE or comment.  Funny tho, as I was logged in, I was able to see other places where that particular article was posted & noticed how the people sharing it were not getting banned nor was the article deleted.

Today I woke up on this sleepy Saturday morning, opened up my iPhone 6+, & like most people, clicked on the Facebook app to see what all did I miss that provides absolutely no value to my real life.  This time I discovered I was required to sign back in (clue #1 that something was up).  Upon logging back in, I was presented with a message stating I have been banned for 72 hours due to 2 comments I made on a thread I created in a non-public Facebook group about politics.  Long story long, I created a thread around a meme about Donald Trump stating how he’s going to be so tough on ISIS but yet he appeared to be scared to speak in Chicago.  Anyways, on this thread a Black woman chimed in and left this comment:

“I doubt it’s because he’s scared.  I wouldn’t want to speak at an event with a bunch of animals trying to crash it either.”

My very next comment under hers was:

“Somebody just purchased a ticket on the coon train I see.”

After some more discourse between the lady & I, I then made this comment:

“Are they Pillsbury?”  That comment was in reference to me telling Black people who uphold cooning are rewarded with nice, soft, hot, savory butter biscuits.

Anyways, THOSE 2 COMMENTS apparently were enough to get me reported (I’m assuming by this Black woman) & enough to get me banned from Facebook for 72 hours.  Amazing, I know.

Here’s the real problem Intelligent Black Society…

Facebook is a social media site that one must consent to abiding by their very vague “Community Standards“.  When I say vague, I mean just that.  These standards are so vague that they allow people like Roy Cogar to maintain an active account AFTER he inboxed a woman calling her a nigger lover & wishing for her to be gang raped & filmed by a bunch of Black men.  The same Facebook standards that have allowed people like Damon Abshire to maintain his account AFTER typing ALL LIVES MATTER EXCEPT ISIS, MUSLIMS, AND MOST OF ALL NIGGERS!!!!!

Interesting how this tends to work out.

Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook, has a problem with racism amongst his own staff.  The employees at Facebook are made up of 55% white Americans & 68% American men.  That means the overwhelming majority of his employees are white American males.  This shouldn’t come as a shock truthfully considering most Silicon Valley companies are dominated by white males.  But what this also reveals is that there is a high probability that these predominately white male overseers policing Facebook are not too keen to Intelligent Black Society members discussing issues surrounding racism, white supremacy, & even politics.  I’m not the only person who has been banned from Facebook.  I know quite a few Black voices who speak out on societal ills quite frequently who have been banned as well, some for as long as 30 days.  It’s getting so bad with the censoring of Black voices that the Hidden Colors film director/producer, Tariq Nasheed, has gone so far to begin taking the necessary steps of creating an alternate social media site that can serve as a safe haven for intelligent Black voices that want to discuss real issues without having to worry about being reported to the overseers.  But these are the things we should be doing in the first place.

I’ve talked about this before on one of my podcasts titled OTP 95:  Black Society Needs MORE Black Voices.  The main point of that podcast was to encourage Black people to step outside of the world of Facebook, a virtual world none of us own or control, & create your own platforms in the form of blogging, podcasting, vlogging etc so that WE can discuss the issues that affect our culture on OUR own terms without having to deal with the bullshit the dominant society decides to inflict upon us for voicing our concerns on their platforms.  You see Facebook can ban me all day long as they have every right to do so because I do not own any part of that company.  Hell, even if I did own some stock in the company, it’s not enough stock to declare me a voting shareholder as to where I can have some say in what type of rules to enforce.  Right now the “rules” are proving time & time again that if you are Black, shut the hell up talking about racism, white supremacy, & oppression in any intelligent manner whatsoever.  However, if you are Black feel free to continue posting the most unintelligent ratchet shit time & time again.  LASTLY, if you are white, you also appear to have free range to get as racist, reckless & disrespectful as you want on the Facebook platform with no consequences whatsoever.

So in the end my peoples…if you are one of these people who we like to call “woke” & you like to voice your opinions on social issues, stop restricting your voice to an online community that has every right to make you disappear & become voiceless.  Create your own shit that you own & control & speak mainly from there.  Do not just remain exclusive to Facebook because if you get too “Black”, you’ll find yourself banned.

Update #1, Ban #3:  7 day ban lasting from 2 Jul – 9 Jul 2016

Update #2, Ban #4:  30 day ban lasting from 13 Jul – 12 Aug 2016


Comment I was banned for:

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  • Joseph Incredulous Huggy

    TRUTH!!!

  • Supa-D

    I have reported countless racist posts & remarks on Facebook, only to have them deemed ok. Comments so virulently anti-black and racist, that I can only surmise that the Facebook ‘community’ whose these so-called standards represent is Klansville. I and a group of other Facebook users have been reporting a group created specifically to harass and dox the members of a racial justice group that reports & documents racist content on Facebook. Over the past 4 weeks, these trolls have targeted me for reporting a corrections officer & supervisor in the DOJ Federal Bureau of Prisons for calling me a mudshark. This is a white supremacist term for white women who have sex with black men. Because otherwise, the term implies, why would a white woman care about black people and their communities? These trolls have doxed our home addresses, photographs, places of employment, & phone numbers, while posting comments encouraging people to come to our homes and ‘beat us unconscious in front of our loved ones’ and ‘rape the shit’ out of us. In one post these trolls surmised that it was only a matter of time before someone came to our homes and killed us. This week they figured out who my daughter is, posted a link to her Facebook page, and threatened her to try to silence me. They openly plotted to try to join all the groups my daughter and so belong to, and sent friend requests to several groups and over a dozen people we’re friends with. This week they also posted my parents’ names & phone number, as well as information about other members’ families in our group. And despite a week of continuously reporting them for racist hate speech, harassment and threats of violence, this Facebook group continues to exist. During the past two weeks, I was suspended for 24 hours for sharing a post and selfie of a trans sister who had been assaulted. The trolls went thru my posts and reported me, then posted a meme about it, mocking us. Several women I know, primarily black women, have also been suspended & banned over the past month, for what we’re still not clear. As the author rightly pointed out, the standards are incredibly vague. In the meanwhile, the German government is suing Facebook for failing to curb anti-Muslim hate speech, so the problem is not isolated to the U.S. All this raises an important question. Is Facebook racist? Given what I have experienced and documented over the past month, my answer has to be yes.

    • Samantha Harris

      FB was created by privileged white boys, it’s run by them. They think they’re God, that they’ve sweat blood over their every dime, and they’re probably mad about all the taxes they have to pay. Sounds like some of them are probably up to their eyelids in debt. People like that think they struggle, and to them, being shot by the police is nothing, because they were told by Mummy and Daddy, that all black people are violent monkeys, and that they will be written out of the will, if they bring one home.

  • Dahaomine Moody-Ward

    This is precisely why I am building a social network for multicultural people to become enlightened about others and in particular to be able to question, debate, educate and organize around the knowledge. We even have ways for people to make money by hosting their own channels/vlogs. Please visit http://www.hiddendecible.com to stay aware. Beta launch Spring 2016.

  • R. D. Walker

    The sexist and misogynistic commentary and sites that constantly demean and degrade black women are always left alone as well but black women who speak up and out against misogyny are shut down regularly. I’m sure Tariq has zip to say about that since he is a rabid misogynist himself and is always interested in applauding anything that creates emotional harm against black women, but as for those of us who are concerned about the well being of women, it is a real problem. The group Relationship 2.0, Tammy Sotomayor and all of these other groups like Black Men Vent to name a few, constantly demean and degrade black women and Facebook says nothing about them as they are not in violation of their non-existent community standards. 72 hours? Try being shut down for 30 days, several times, like I and other women have had to endure whenever we were reported by black male misogynists. Then you will have something to complain about.

  • LeShelle Smith

    I could not agree more. I have a blog, Minority Report feat. Black Owned Businesses and have been using a Facebook fan page as a promotional tool. I can definitely tell there is an issue with my content… on my wall, what I share in groups concerning the importance of buying black, and even in my efforts to “boost” posts. You can’t even buy ad space on FB that suggests social uplift in the black community. I watch the views, likes, reach of my content and it’s stagnation. My common sense tells me Facebook “doesn’t want me to be great”.

  • allen

    Re-post my Facebook pages and let me know what happens…
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    Going Postal;The Story Behind the Forever Stamp…

  • ERICK

    I get into conversations with the FB police all the time about stuff like this. If it’s in a private group let the administrator of the group run the group. Some ppl report you just out of spite and FB too dumb to see it or just don’t care.

  • LATIF WADI KADIM

    I had a “group page” on facebook………..and when I would “block” certain antagonistic people……..somehow…………they were still able to comment on our page. So then I changed it to a “closed group”…………these same “trolls” and others that I would eventually block could still post on my page. Then I looked at my membership list and found that hundreds and hundreds of people had been added to the group without my knowledge……..and I was the only admin and only I could approve new members. Then I started looking at these “rogue” members more closely………and some of them had as many as 30 – 40 different profiles under the same name. And Oddly……I had over a hundred people added with the last name “Durant”. BOTTOM LINE……..MY PAGE WAS EITHER HACKED BY SOME DAMN GOOD HACKERS………HUNDREDS OF THEM……..OR THESE WERE THE ACTIONS OF ROGUE FACEBOOK STAFF MEMBERS……..??? I DELETED ALL 1800 MEMBERS AND CLOSED THE PAGE DOWN FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. THE VERY NEXT WEEK……SOMEONE REPORTED A PHOTO ON MY PERSONAL PAGE THAT HAD BEEN POSTED FOR OVER TWO YEARS AND MY ACCOUNT WAS BLOCKED FOR 24 HOURS. SINCE I HAD ALREADY PURGED MY FRIENDS TO ABOUT 150 PEOPLE THAT I PERSONALLY KNEW……….I COULDN’T HELP BUT WONDER WHO REPORTED ME……..?????

    • Samantha Harris

      No one reported you. Once you get too vocal, FB pretty much keeps a watch on you.

      • LATIF WADI KADIM

        I didn’t say anyone reported me… What happened was about 3 to 400 new members were added to my page and I knew nothing about them….. And most of them were fake or phony profiles….. And I was the only admin on that page

      • Supa-D

        Oh no. People will report you. Happened to me. The trolls who reported me posted stuff laughing about it.

    • Supa-D

      The same trolls I described earlier also hacked my Facebook account and got me suspended for 30 days. The message from Facebook was that it is illegal to post nude pictures or videos of minors. WTH. I never posted anything even remotely like that. I’m a well-known activist and most of my friends – which include members of Congress and state legislators – know me through my work. FYI these trolls also hacked the Facebook accounts of black women in a racial justice group I belong to, to gain access to our member list, and started sending friend requests to our friends. They also create fake accounts using our friends’ names and photos. Since all this happened, even Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account was hacked. So basically none of our accounts are safe. I had to make my account completely private, and did the same for all my family members. Since then these trolls’ multiple sock accounts have disappeared, including the most notorious one, who is a hacker, so I’m hoping that means all our reporting finally paid off, and Facebook did something about them. FYI they’re Trump supporters. Figures.

  • Racquel Daigle

    I’m on a 30 day ban for calling a man a coon I’m a post 9 months ago. That means something is going out for their way to be an ass and Facebook obliges.

  • Ms. Lady

    We have a site for us, it’s called Moorus

  • wth?

    So true I’ve been banned 6 times and the last time was 30 days I just got back on 1 week ago. Fk fb

  • disqus_rotjJYI79w

    If 55% of the employees are white Americans and 68% are American men then 55%*68% = 37% are white American men. One-third isn’t “the overwhelming majority”, it’s actually almost the same as the proportion of Americans who are non-Hispanic white men (31%). C’mon.

    • Samantha Harris

      Is that all you could get from this?

  • Veronique Starr

    So true i had to research to make sure i wasnt the only one i got called a nigger replied white white trash got banned for the first time ever….our brothers and sisters are blind they dont care still gonna spend ever moment on it

  • edud01

    Just got blocked on FB for using the word “coon”. Yet whites are ALLOWED to post any derogatory thing about Black people. Like most whites, they HATE for Blacks to tell the TRUTH about them. They need to be sued. In addition, most sites use FB in their comment section and if FB blocks or bans you, you can’t comment on those other sites either.

    • Gil

      I just saw a post on FB earlier today written by a dude saying they are banning people for using the word coon.

  • Samantha Harris

    I was banned a few weeks ago, for talking about a white supremacist’s mother. It was pretty much, “yo mama.” I find however, that each time I get into deep explanation of why white supremacy is stupid and played out, if I begin to break down their arguments, or even if I post more than once in a thread, they will literally block me from that thread, if I’m on a PC. Fro some reason, FB mobile doesn’t do that. I thought it was the people blocking me, but then I realized I just wouldn’t see them anymore…ever. Like blocking is supposed to work.

    This just happened to me again, five minutes ago. I was breaking down the played out arguments of whiny white people, when all of a sudden the page refreshed on it’s own. Then my words were gone. They’d blame it on software, but this has been happening to my friends for at least a year. I can’t wait until a good social networking site for black people is up and running. I’m moving all my stuff over there.

    • Samantha Harris

      Oh, and I’ve been called n*gger, been told I should be raped, my son’s autism was made fun of for hours…but FB didn’t care. Out of the many comments I have reported, so far only three have been removed. Three. No worse than any of the others that they just let sit there.

  • Aqualarium

    My comment got removed for speaking the truth… It was nothing major I said and my comment got removed… With my other account, I comment on somebody’s post who made a racists comment. I got banned for 24 hours… I sent facebook a message about why was it okay for klans to post racial postings and make racists comments, but people like me when I respond, I get banned… I why don’t they banned the white lady who had a video on her profile having sex with a dog??? When I complained about that, they’re respond was that they did not see nothing wrong… And since I voice my feelings out to them about not banning racists white groups, facebook got mad at me even more and banned me for another 24 hours… We need to have our own social media for people of color… I’m tired of facebook!!!

    • LadyeCatte

      Can’t do it. Even rightwingers tried that.. and failed. What we NEED is a Facbook page that keeps track of these comments– what get’s reported and the reply back from Facebook… and what gets us banned. They never give the policy one is accused of violating.. just state we violated it.

      We need to band together and have several pages linked to eachother. If one gets deleted, the others will report it and help create another.

      This has gone on far too long already.

      • Supa-D

        I already started a group to do that. It’s called Fix Facebook Community Standards.

  • LadyeCatte

    Me, too! Reported to Facebook much the same things, and they did nothing. I then commented to a friend that Wyoming wasn’t going to allow marijuana to be sold here until they could figure out how to keep minorities going to jail for it while making sure it white people profited from the sales… and they called it a policy violation. Didn’t use a single racial slur.

    Less than a week later, I got banned again for defending black peoples’ rights. So that’s where I am now.

  • LadyeCatte

    It seems a pattern is emerging: Black people aren’t allowed to protest police shootings and assaults on Facebook. The cop unions will complain, and Facebook will find OTHER comments you’ve made to shut you down.

    I thought it was weird when Facebook started using “algorithms” and feeds from Breitbart and FAUXNEWZ started showing up on my page.

    Now I know why. The number one social media in the world has been taken out of Zuckerberg’s control.. and into theirs.

    We’re in real trouble here, folks.

  • Procras108r85

    Your solution to your problem is in your post. If you don’t like how things work, go elsewhere. Nobody’s forcing you to be on FB or to use it. You or any of these other crybabies who are complaining about getting banned or suspended.

    • YallAre Annoying

      Shut up! White people are always trying to tell someone to leave, just shut up!

      • Procras108r85

        And colored people are always complaining about white people and what they do, yet they try as hard as they can to be around them and then complain when the whites set standards.

        • Supa-D

          Oh STFU. We should be able to participate on Facebook without racist ass-wipes harassing and hacking us, and being told by Facebook that their nasty racist comments are ok. Like the woman who said she likes to watch n***ers get lynched because their eyes bulge out as they hang. Facebook said that wasn’t a violation of their so-called KKKommunity standards. I’m white and white people who think like you do make us all look bad. You’re an embarrassment to our race.

          • Procras108r85

            Bitch you shut up. Ain’t nobody participating on your private Facebook group or page that you don’t want on there. If you’re being bothered, then it’s because you’re posting in a forum and therefore you’re agreeing to abide by the terms and rules therein as well as those of FB. If Facebook says that the stuff you keep whining about doesn’t violate their standards, then you’d think you’d get it thru your fat head that that’s just the way it is. If I were to go somewhere and didn’t like what was going on, then I’d simply go elsewhere…simple as that. Why do you let what people say online get you so riled up and why are you trying to thought police people? Forget the white race, you’re one of those whiny little SWJ shits that are an embarrassment to the human species period.

  • YallAre Annoying

    I just got blocked for 7 days for saying “White people stole country music, like everything else” because of all the uproar from Beyoncè performing on the CMA’s. I didn’t say anything that wasn’t true or any slurs and got blocked. Meanwhile people have said all types of racist and derogatory stuff to me and when I report it, they reply that it didn’t violate there policies SMFH

  • Ricky

    Banned for using Coon, didn’t target anyone, just tellin people in a related post what they gonn call you if you have a different opinion than theirs, believe me I have seen worse!

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