Brendan Whitt


Blought #15: You woke? Then go back to sleep...

African Americans are entering a pivotal time in history as is the rest of the world. Blacks are finally at the doorstep we’ve been searching for since arriving on this stolen property some 400 odd years ago. Yes racism and discrimination exists but now they have become void excuses. The only thing holding us back is ourselves. Blacks have excelled in everything imaginable form entertainment to business to technology. I preach about this often but now I’m officially addressing it. YOU FAUX BLACK ELITES NEED TO STOP IT!!

What is a faux black elite you ask? My definition is as follows, any African American who claims to be “woke” and attempts to exude a higher level of knowledge of self over their fellow African Americans. I posted a meme that mirrored my sentiments. A high school classmate of mine by the name of  Daniel had this to say:

“This is something I've noticed as well. Most notably people who claim to be "woke" seem to still be limited in their thought process. A lot have the "if it glitters its gold mentality" about the information they find and the sources they receive it from. Almost like they're so excited to be classified in this group of very intelligent people of color that they've come up with to label themselves as, that they make the same illogical and poorly reasoned decisions that made them "sleep" or whatever there alternative is in the first place.

True intelligence does not have to be thrown in your face, its to be recognized. Nor does it make any sense to educate yourself for the purpose of bragging to others.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself. They are most easily identified by wearing African diaspora garb and regurgitating insanely inaccurate memes and information regarding our history. Faux Black Elite, you’re hurting the cause. Peace.