There is something both sinister and cowardly about trying to destroy Black Jesus.
Black churches in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee have burned in the weeks following the terrorist attack on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. that killed 9 people. In response, agents of the state and mainstream media have attempted to gaslight black America into believing that the smoke choking our collective souls is imagined.
Lightning, that was it. Maybe some delinquent kid or faulty electrical wiring. According to theDepartment of Justice, “Preliminary investigations indicate that two of the fires were started by natural causes and one was the result of an electrical fire…If in fact there is evidence to support hate crime charges in any one of these cases, the FBI, in coordination with the ATF and local authorities, will work closely with the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to bring those forward.”
Is it possible that these fires can be easily explained away by bad lightning or bad luck? Maybe. Is it likely? Absolutely not.
Unsurprisingly, even with America’s long history of white supremacist violence against black homes and institutions — particularly houses of worship – there has been more effort put into preemptively dousing black rage than into diffusing the coalesced white hatred that has risen to the forefront in the wake of Dylann Roof’s attack on Mother Emanuel.
We’ve been here before — right here. This is not an attack on Christianity; it is an attack on black America.