Mexicans discovered it, before the word “Mexico” existed, between 1000-400 bc. Also, don’t drink tea or coffee. And don’t eat potatoes. Or put pepper, or, you know, any…
I’m well aware that white people didn’t come from the US, and I feel a bit dense because I don’t know how that ties into my comment on this thread. On potatoes- I must be remembering an article I read on where various vegetables come from wrong, sorry about that.
How it ties into your comment is that whether or not potatoes came from the US—white people who are racist really shouldn’t use them. Because the US is part of the American continent. White people came from the other end of the earth on boats. White people are not true “Americans” in that ancestral sense, while Mexicans and Nicaraguans and the Hopi and Cherokee and Wampanoag all are, although “America” is also not the ancestral name of the continent.
When white people received potatoes, there were instances of British chefs cooking the leaves and throwing away the tubers.
Bear in mind that potatoes are nightshades. The flowers, leaves, stems, and fruits of the plants are all highly toxic, and can cause serious nerve damage and death when consumed. Great job, white people!
how are we all still alive
Maybe by having ancestors who were too poor to afford potatoes before white people figured out how they work.
I don’t think we figured it out. I’m pretty sure people had to show us how to do it. “Cut the potato into piece—DO NOT STAB YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS—STOP DOING THAT—okay well we’ll just skip that and put it into the boiling water—”
It’s funny how we think the United States is really ours. No. We sneaked onto it and burned a lot of villages instead of openly fighting and spread diseases.
Can we also talk about how white people took corn back to Europe but didn’t take back Nixtamalization and ended up with widespread pellagra as a result?
In South Africa, jealous white women decided that freed women, by their dress and manner, had become “unseemly and vexing to the public” and in 1765 they were forbidden to wear “colored silk clothing, hoopskirts, fine laces, adorned bonnets, curled hair or earrings.” One can understand the vexation over silks, but forbidding a mulatto to walk in public with her hair in curls a hundred fifty years before the invention of the straightening iron was an early and ominous indication of the white South African talent for fine-tuned racial sadism.
1) Stop calling our natural hair ugly.
3) Stop using placement in the natural hair community to bully Black women who may still have relaxed hair or weaves.
4) Stop saying “she’s pretty…for a dark-skinned woman.”
5) Stop saying “she’s pretty…for a big/fat woman.”
6) Stop implying that any biracial women who identify as Black or any light skinned Black women are the only ones that are attractive, and stop acting like any Black woman who deviates from this appearance should be “lucky” to have a man, regardless of how utterly lousy that man might be. Love is not something to be rationed out like a commodity only for those who are closest to appearing White.
7) Stop saying “you’re too pretty to be single.” Attraction to someone has NOTHING to do with THEIR choice to pursue a relationship or not. This is inherently patriarchal and in fact not even a logical thing to say.
Who should stop this? ANYONE who does it (that’s you White and people of colour), INCLUDING other Black men and Black women. Reject White supremacist, Eurocentric and patriarchal thoughts about beauty.
I tried to pick my (white) nephew up from daycare the other day &, despite the fact that I’m listed in his file as one of the people allowed to pick him up, the lil becky that was watching him that afternoon refused to release him to me. She called his mom (my sister) & I overheard her saying that “some black chick showed up to get him & I wasn’t sure…”
remind me again why I’m the only black person that’s somehow not allowed to use the n-word
Last week I moved into a new house. My brother-in law helped me move. There were children (4 & 8 niece/nephew) retrieving things from my trunk.
Cautiously, my new White neighbors pulled into their driveway.
They go inside.
We go inside.
Police show up.
“Concerned neighbor” calls to alert authorities that we may be stealing copper and or any valuables (sink, tub, countertop, idk) from vacant house next door..
We show our moving boxes AND Occupancy Permit. The TWO cop cars that were sent out, say “Oh ok” and leave..
Dis shit right here
I’d set their backyard on fire