POC Solidarity and the Anti-Black Elephant in the Room
It’s a touchy subject among Black and Brown people, especially during times of strife due to racial violence. The term “POC” is controversial and often used as a way to erase Blackness. Then there’s the issue of the “what about me?” trap in which non-Black POC note the atrocities facing a bevy of Brown people globally during conversations around violence against Black people in America. Writer Johnny Austin examines whether solidarity is a myth if POC communities are also guilty of being anti-Black when perpetuating stigmas and racial hierarchies and furthering issues of colorism.