Foundational Black Americans, #SecureTheTribe, Twitter, Immigrants.
A 12-hour-long Twitter space brought the black community to a standstill yesterday when the topic was raised, “How Does Immigration Benefit Black Americans?”
This space was hosted by Mel, and co-hosted by a certain Tariq Nasheed, who’s popularly known for his hit single, “Wash Yo Ass”.
Tariq Nasheed, however, was the main speaker on this space and he had a lot to get off his chest. So much that he has written a book titled, “Foundational Black American Race Baiter”.
The space gained a massive amount of publicity with over 30,000 listeners and quite a number of speakers, including celebrities.
The argument centred around the belief that immigrants from around the world coming to the US are taking the piece of cake meant for the ‘Foundational Black Americans’.
According to Tariq’s postulations, Foundational Black Americans are Americans whose ancestry can be traced back to slaves shipped to the Americas, from Africa.
He also stated that his ancestors not only built America; they fought and died for the rights of all black people in America and now the offspring feel sidetracked and disrespected by African immigrants who are only able to live and work in the US because his ancestors died.
He was also of the opinion that African immigrants take jobs and other opportunities out from under the Foundational Black Americans and are therefore required to at least pay homage.
Sample response Tweets;
Black Americans saying Africans are here taking jobs from them is similar to white people saying Mexicans are taking their jobs just whole bunch of generational taught supremacy #SecureTheTribe— AYE🖤🦋 (@ebonyyy22) January 26, 2022