African Mothers must stop to always reminding their black girls that you are born ugly and unwanted, so we should change how you look – change your hair and skin colour.
I am a father who does not get tired of teaching black mothers to love themselves and transfer that self love to their daughters. Looking at a black mother who always reminds her child that you are born ugly and unwanted, so we have to change your hair and skin colour – so as you can start to look somehow wanted is sickening.
This is a continuation of a colonial project anywhere in the world designed centuries ago by a whiteman – to make black mothers hate themselves. To make them hate their hair and skin colour, because if you achieve a goal of making the mothers hate themselves they will teach their children as well to hate themselves; to hate who they are how they look and their origin. This will go on and on for generations.
During slavery in the Americas in the 17th century, a pregnant mother was humiliated in public to make her unborn baby a humiliated child. The mother would be cursed and forced to work naked, often the master would kick the mother in the belly as a punishment to an unborn child.
Every morning and Sunday, our women today keeps polishing their black girls, burning their hair to look like Indians or Brazilians or whatever they think it is wanted colour – but not black. A child who was born black with a black natural hair whom her mother spends money at the salon every month to burn her hair – to look like not-naturally African is a continuation of slavery treatment to the child. A child has to change how she looks everyday before going to school and will grow with the mentality that I have to change myself before I go out – simply because I think I am ugly.
Can you imagine a fine black African woman spoiling that black taste with a Brazilian wick or Netherlands fake hair or skin lightener that makes her look like jelly fish? Well, she becomes somehow unoriginal.
Let us learn the power of self love. Self love pays, it develops confidence and repels oppression.
The Kru People: The Africans who vigilantly refused to be captured into Slavery. In the 16th and 17th century, there a tripe popularly know as the “Kuurung” by the slave traders, but it was the Kru. Kru people are indigenous to Liberia and the Ivory Coast. Kru were most known for seafaring and their strong resistance to capture by European enslavers in the Transatlantic slave trade. The Kru would fight vehemently and even take their own lives before surrendering to enslavement. Because of their tenacity, they were labeled as difficult and less valuable in the slave trade.
Apart from their strength in resistance, the Kru were known for their ability to effortlessly navigate the seas. Their skills in both canoeing and surfing the strong ocean currents brought upon much recognition which later afforded them work on British merchant and warships in the 1700s. Currently the Kru account for 7% of the Liberian population.
The Kru women did not change their hair; they did not submit to white supremacy or looked at them down. They stood tall and loved themselves to death.
The lesson is that if people comply with oppression they would be valuable to the oppressors. But if they refuse to comply with oppressive laws then the whole system would crush down because no one would want to continue.
“There can be no white supremacy without black compliance” – Malcolm X