To see each other as family, we must stop looking at each other through the lens of white supremacy, oppression, and self-hatred. We have allowed it to promote colorism and dictate beauty in our community, pit us against one another, and reinforce the myth that we do not support each other.
Systematic oppression tore black families apart and strives to break down the black family structure through endorsing stereotypes and misconceptions. Though no family is perfect, to save ourselves we must treat each other like family. We can acknowledge the imperfection and any dysfunction in our community of kinship, and work in love toward doing and being better.
We want to provide a platform for information, to stimulate conversation and to spark action. Besides seeing each other as our family, what other ways are their to create unity.