So… I’m wrong for loving myself? For loving Black people? For hoping to have a Black girlfriend and maybe one day raising a Black family? That’s basically what “Pro-Black” means.
Society has taught us that if we (Black people) behave in an acceptable manner, then we’ll gain acceptance. Now, this doesn’t mean behavior or professionalism. This means if we dress, talk, act, and accept that we must “tame” ourselves, then we’ll have success.
That’s why there’s movements such as the natural hair movement. There’s colorism arguments. There’s the “what you wear” arguments. There’s so many “if you behave like this, we’ll accept you” items on the list.
So, if you’re telling me that I shouldn’t love myself and that it’s wrong, then you’re telling me to love the way YOU love.
And here’s the problem with that (the “Pro-White” thing). We ALREADY love it. Actually, we’re forced to love it. We’re forced to code-switch while if you White people talks “folky”, it’s acceptable. You can wear a suit and bowtie and look spiffy, but if we were to do the same thing, we have to force a smile so we don’t look “militant”. Wearing a hoodie on a rainy evening looks suspicious unless your skin is White.
So… this is what I’m trying to stop towards Blacks… for people like you to stop telling me that my Blackness is not acceptable.
Well, that’s one of many things.
So, to recap… being Pro-White means “I love that I’m the default setting in society”. That’s not pride, that’s a day that ends with “y”.