A BlaQueerPoz Space w/POC & Working Poor awareness. Critical Race & Black Male ProtoFeminist Theory Grounding. 1st Gen College, Young Scholar & Activist.
The dismissal of black histories, the recalling of slave narratives and/or survivance of the Middle Passage (read: BlaQueer Atlantic), as homonationalism is a recurring cadence that all of the African Diasporic family must recognize. The separation of blackness and queerness, not by black bodies, is a chorus expressed by whiteness throughout the ages. It is the ideology that created a wall of internal apartheid within individual bodies of color, betwixt their sexual identities and beings and their racial(ized) communities and customs, founded upon the predominant position of white masculinity as the holy grail of gender(ed), post-racial, performance and success. The convenience of dismissing this experience or commentary on it, as nationalism, erases the fact that this raced and racial experience was lived on a ship..on those without nation..and it can/should/is argued that to be black(ened) is often to be a man/women/trans/queer/them/theirs without a nation..or access to the political/social/economic powers that define citizenship.