Terry Crews KILLS me... I’m not sure how he still has a platform. He stepped out on faith and shared his story of sexual assault at the height of the #MeToo movement. It took an absorbent amount of courage as a man, but even more as a statuesque black man to say that he had been sexually assaulted by another man. I could not imagine the fear and shame he felt prior to feeling the freedom of saying it out loud and receiving support from the masses.
Then there was his multiple comments in support of NBC and his experience of how they handled racism after Gabrielle Union left that show (I can’t remember the name & I wouldn’t support it by saying it after knowing how she was treated)
Next, he came around back spewing some new bullshit about “defeating white supremacy without white people creates black supremacy. Equality is truth” Black people believing they are superior to white people and then indoctrinating and institutionalizing the same belief creates Black supremacy (just like how white supremacy was created). But where did this notion of Black supremacy even come from? Buddy is yet again disconnected from what is actually going on. Black people are upset and rebelling against a system that has ravaged our bodies since its conception for CENTURIES. White people who have identified themselves as allies are standing, kneeling, writing, poding, and protesting in solidarity. Could we use their support? Yes, but does the absence of that support yield Black supremacy? That’s a reach. Now he’s saying make sure #BlackLivesMatter doesn’t morph into #BlackLivesBetter. Where is he coming from with this? We have literally been asking for justice and equality (equity in certain spaces). He is trying to combat some narrative that was never started, let alone gained real attention. Somebody take his phone.
With that being said... I’m not here for Terry Crews and his antics. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I’m rooting for black people that are for black people. As it stands, I’m not rooting for him. But it’s not just him, there are many Black people and Black celebs that missed the mark. As people seek to utilize their voice and their platforms, please consider this loose quote of an old saying. It’s better to be silent and let people think you’re a fool, than to speak and prove them right.