The beautiful thing about black folks is despite the hostile attacks we face in this country, we still have hope. Perhaps that’s why there tends to be such a particular disdain for black folks. We thrive when we are meant to die.
As the U.S. increasingly becomes dominated by folks of color, black folks are envisioning the future. It’s why Afrofuturism has grown in popularity in recent years. What will black identity/thought/activism look like in 2030? How will racism/sexism/other isms impact or not impact our lives?
February is Black History Month. While there is still the tradition of giving honor to black heroes who paved the way, there has also been a call to to think about the future of black history. We are at a crossroads in this country. The current atmosphere is taking us back to a time of intolerance and outright violence to curb dissent. Black folks have been there done that and don’t want to go back. We are ready to move forward. We are ready to create communities that are built on love, respect, and equality.