The Exposure of the Black&Brown Coalition Myth Busted on the Big Screen.

FKA ES Writer
3 min readMar 23, 2023
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Spoiler Alert: In Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, Namor and his family of fish offered to fight side by side with the fictional Africans (Wakandians). Things got heated between the two causing the death of a major character, then came war. Fast forward to the end of the war, Shuri spares Namor’s life, Namor and his fishy sidekick have a fishy way of showing their gratitude that’ll probably be explored in the next Black Panther movie.

In the hit MGM+ TV Series, “Godfather of Harlem,” Bumpy Johnson, Black American drug dealer is betrayed by his Cuban business associate because he doesn’t like Malcolm X’s “communist” talking points.

These are two fictional examples of brown stabbing black in the black whenever they believe the grass is greener on the otherside, but these situations aren’t just big screen myths. There are reasons many Black Americans long before BP2 and Godfather of Harlem sighed and side eyed anyone and any movement claiming to be a coalition for “black and brown” people. These movements eventually get co-opted to “people of color
brigades resulting in the same for black folks, pushed to the back of the line although we are on the frontline. We are told that somehow what is good for “others” is what’s good for us yet all of the fighting we do for others increases the wealth and way of life for others while ours decreases. Tha feeling of “good will” is just a dopamine hit. It amounts to nothing for your circumstances now unless that feeling is paired with something that can actually advance your life, like money and recourses. The two things the “browns” and “others” know are the keys to making moves in life, yet black people are told that what will move us forward is putting everybody else’s demands before ours and fighting for their demands only.

A Rising Tide DOES NOT Raise All Votes

What’s good for the gander is not good for the gease. There once was a time where the fight for civil rights did indeed “raise all votes” but that was when Black Americans were not only fighting for their voting rights, but the voting rights of other minority groups at the time. Aside from stories involving rebellious lustful Latinas who spilled the té about their families making it claro that if they weren’t going to bring home another Latino of the same origin, they better not bring home a négro, also seeing first hand how bogus the “black and brown” coalition is, especially in the non-profit/grass roots sector, read up on other people’s take on this very topic linked below under sources. I just want to end off this piece by saying I am very proud of Black American screenwriters and directors Ryan Coogler and John Ridley for not being afraid to expose this hidden side of white supremacy that many Black Americans have been aware of since our early teen years. To any “others” offended by this, actions speak louder than words. Want to prove me and others wrong? Actually be the ally you claim you are.

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