Vogue Reveals New BLM Reparation Demands
Our country is going through a big change with the over-the-top "woke" stuff going on. Companies are changing their brands, Sports teams are revising their team names and libs are going out of their way to find things to be upset about. But aside from these "woke" changes, a new form of racism has been found in systematic racism in sleep. The argument is black people have inherited sleep deprivation from their enslaved ancestors. Who comes up with this garbage?
"Teen Vogue writes of Fannie Sosa and Navild Acosta, who created Black Power Naps, that they “were tired, but it wasn’t just any old fatigue. Yes, they experienced a lack of sleep, but they were specifically experiencing a generational fatigue familiar to Black people and people of color.”
Teen Vogue says Black Power Naps is “also a recognition of the hundreds of years of sleep deprivation that Black people and people of color have experienced as a result of systemic racism, a way to pushback against the false stereotype that Black people are lazy, and an investigation of the inequitable distribution of rest.”
Acosta posited, “We’re dealing with an inheritance of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation was a … deliberate tactic of slave owners to basically make the mind feeble. That same tactic has only evolved.”
“Slavery is a regime of stealing and extraction: Stolen wages, stolen life, stolen land, but stolen time was one of the main things. We need time,” Sosa said. “We need time off, we need time out. Our ancestors never got to take a month off for holidays, they never got to take a sabbatical, they never got to take a nap. When you pile all of those together, you see the reparations that need to happen are monetary, but they're also time and space.”
Slavery was bad no one argues otherwise. But there is no one left that had anything to do with slavery and you can't inherit being tired from your ancestors, so therefore reparations just don't make sense. Although I applaud them for their creativity in trying to get paid vacation time.