Having faith is different from “blind faith.” Having faith means trusting a Higher Power to guide us, while acknowledging we have a role to play in shaping our own destinies.
Colonizers and enslavers practiced blind faith. Corrupt with greed, they brainwashed themselves into thinking enslavement was “God’s work.”
They tried to convince our people of this, too.
But our people had faith! They couldn’t control white supremacist evils, but they knew one day they would be free from it. They questioned a system they knew was wrong and fought to end it.
Today, white supremacy still relies on “blind faith” to spread hate, fake news, and fear. White supremacists are normalizing their agenda by working it into politics, classrooms, capitalism, and religion, just as colonizers and enslavers did.
Now is the time to root deeply in the faith our ancestors instilled in us by nurturing our faith and remembering that questioning the systems that oppress us the GREATEST WAY TO SHOW FAITH. What are some ways you nourish your faith?
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