yet again, black women had to show up for black women

May 1, 2019
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The solidarity between Black women is often all there is; it can never be assumed that there will be forces and strategies that will protect Black people — especially the most oppressed class of Black people which is Black women. This is what made Angela Davis, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and other Black women rallying around Rep. Ilhan Omar partly an element of resistance, but mostly a continuation of a tradition. Black women knowing that there is no solidarity or protection to be had, unless they make it, and letting that lead their publicly political actions is how we have gotten global resistance movements that have changed the world.

Yes, the moment is historic but not unprecedented or unique. And yes, we absolutely stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar.