I am never going to post stories praising black people for hugging and comforting Nazis.
Not on a boat.
Not near a moat.
Not on a stair.
Not near a chair.
It’s the same reason I didn’t share that annoying video with Trump supporters giving Black Lives Matter a few minutes on stage during their rally.
The same rally where Trump supporters celebrated a president whose militarized police polices will continue to get black folks killed. The same rally where Trump supporters celebrated the president who condones the FBI labeling black activists as terrorists.
There’s a dangerous undertone to these stories that demands that black folks put everything aside–our safety, our opinons and our lives–to humanize white supremacists.
When you share posts about everyone “hugging it out,” you create a false narrative of two extremes, where Nazis and black folks are simply two different sides with equally legitimate interests.
When you share posts like that, you are literally saying that someone wanting me dead or lynched is a legitimate interest that I have to humanize. By giving them space. My space. By hugging them.
Miss. Me. With. That.
I am not about the “Nazi-hugging” life. And if you tell me you’re a Nazi, a hug is the last thing you’ll get.