People often talk about the tensions between black folks in the US and Latinos. Often on the Left, when people do talk about these real tensions, especially when raised by Black folks, are often told we are succumbing to the “divide and conquer” rule. You know, somehow to deal with our real diverging histories and tensions means that you have somehow allowed ole’ whitey to get in your head and twist your thoughts and feelings up and he can keep the great and oncoming revolution from happening cuz the Negroes just won’t shut up and get glad!
Well, not quite.
In reality, white supremacy is precisely the problem. Please take a look that this controversial editorial from the LA TIMES by Rutgers University Lay Professor Tanya K. Hernandez, called “The Roots of Latino/black Anger.”
“Over the years, there’s also been a tendency on the part of observers to blame the conflict more on African Americans (who are often portrayed as the aggressors) than on Latinos. But although it’s certainly true that there’s plenty of blame to go around, it’s important not to ignore the effect of Latino culture and history in fueling the rift. ” READ THE REST HERE.
This one, I’d love your thoughts on…