After Watching Roots, I Just Want To Know, Where Are The Reparation Checks At?

In case you missed it, the miniseries Roots debuted on the History channel.  Reality is, if you didn’t watch it, you didn’t miss anything that you already knew.  It’s not like we haven’t been bombarded with slavery & 2nd class citizen movies & TV shows for the last 5 years or so.  But that’s not why I’m writing this.  Truthfully, a slave movie & TV show can come out every other month for all I care.  What I want to know is….where are these reparation checks at?

The Native Americans got land & casinos for what President Andrew Jackson did the Native population.  The Jewish community got museums, movies, an entire country, along with Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders just four years ago arguing for the Jews to get MORE reparations on top of the reparations they have already received.  But what do the Black Americans get?  We get earful of “Slavery was a long time ago!  Get over it!”…yet they keep pumping out the slave movies.  We also get another earful of “Black people got affirmative action!”…yet totally neglecting the fact that affirmative action is not just a Black program per say.  It’s a program for ALL MINORITIES.  A minority is anybody that is NOT a WHITE MALE.  So that means, white women benefit from affirmative action too.  To be more specific, more white women benefit from affirmative action that Black people if you really wanna go there with it.  So I ask again, what have Black Americans received specifically for Black people as a form of compensation for the atrocities committed against our ancestors?  Oh that’s right…we get more movies & TV shows displaying white folks brutalizing the shit out of our ancestors.

Allow me to climb up on my Hotep high horse for a minute…

Ask yourself, all of these slave movies & TV shows…whose entertainment is this for?  Black people or non-Black people?  Seriously, why are all of these movies being made?  If you allow me to put on my COONspiracy googles for a minute I would venture to say that these productions are for the entertainment of white people.  Think about it, we all know how ridiculously racist the media can be towards Black people and we all know how we got people like President Obama going out “educating” Black people on the need to be more understanding towards white men because they feel like they are losing power.  So would it be a far stretch to assume that all of these slavery movies & shows are made to entertain the dominant society about the good old days of yesterday?  I mean, the Republican nominee for the President just happens to be a guy with a campaign slogan that says “Make America Great Again”.  Well, according to President Obama in regards to all of these white men losing power, exactly when was America great?  Oh that’s right…it was great when white men were in total control of everybody, especially Black people, to the point where they could literally just do what the fuck they wanted to do to us with no consequences at all whatsoever.  So maybe that’s why we’re constantly being bombarded with slavery shows/movies.  Maybe it’s a form of psychological warfare to get Black people desensitized with the life of slavery and/or second class citizenship so that if society ever went back to the so-called “good days”, well Black people will just accept it as life.  I mean, let’s not pretend as if life doesn’t imitate art.  Media is one of the most powerful weapons out there.  Ask Adolph Hitler.  He used it masterfully to convince an entire nation that Jews need to be exterminated.  Ok…taking my COONspiracy googles off now.

And then we have famed music video director Little X chiming in with his nonsense…

In case you don’t know who Little X is, he’s a famed music video director that came up under the tutelage of another highly celebrated & famous music video director by the name of Hype Williams.

Here’s the thing Little X…

Shame on you nigga.  Shame on you for NOT using your big ass platform that reaches quite possibly millions of people to help beat the drum non-stop that if Black people REALLY wanted uphold the legacy & pain of our ancestors, niggas like you with ridiculous amounts of influence would be screaming WHERE’S OUR REPARATION CHECKS AT to the top of your fucking lungs.  Don’t sit here and type this bullshit about turning our back on our ancestors’ pain because a lot of us are not interested in watching another slave movie/show.  Fuck you nigga.  If you really want to prove you are about this Black life, then you need to read an article written by Ta-Nehisi Coates called The Case for Reparations which brilliantly breaks down the need for reparations in the first damn place.  You need to understand that watching a fucking TV show does shit for the actual progression of Black society or to uphold the memory of the atrocities of slavery.  What needs to happen is the US government cutting a check so that the offspring of slaves (you & I) can actually be compensated for the brutal work & lifestyle our ancestors were forced into.  You know, the same system of slavery that white people all across America have benefitted off of to this very day.  The same system that made so much money & acquired so much power that it allowed for Native Americans & Jews to be compensated for the shit that happened to their ancestors.  The same system that still allows for Black people to be treated like shit in every facet of life by the dominant society.  So miss me with your bullshit shame on you speeches.  How about you get your dumb ass off of Instagram & Twitter and use your platform to bring real honor to our ancestors by voicing the argument to the millions of people who follow or know of you that Black society needs to be cut a damn check for the absolute brutality committed against our people.  Fuck a damn movie about slavery.  Where’s your argument for the check nigga?

If you are Black and you are not beating the WHERE’S THE REPARATIONS CHECK drum, then do a self-assessment to see if you really care about honoring our ancestors.  Our ancestors literally built this country while being brutalized and the best America can seem to do is keep pumping out movies/shows reminding us of the savagery committed against our people…yet they aren’t trying to cut a check to pay for that savagery.  But everybody else can get some form of compensation for the atrocities committed against their people.  Ok.

Your favorite mulatto.