To be clear the issue is with a term being placed on people indiscriminately without their consent. the reason My post was designed as a inquiry was because I wanted to know what Hotep meant to people.
Read the replies, many people said it basically meant Conservative Black Person. As A black person im just tired of being labeled by people, its exhausting.
Now if I go on the internet and express an interest in African History I can be labeled a Hotep. You are not responsible for people overusing the term, but its certainly not helping when people help spread it. No one went around calling themselves Hotep
(for the record I’m a 29 year old Black Bisexual man from New Orleans) I’m not on team homophobia or mysogony, but damn bruh. I know you know this shit is complicated in the black community. Its not a pass, but its real. Again I respect you dont have time to get into it. Liberals talk allot about Fascism, but use allot of the same tools. Labeling and marginalizing.
Umar Sucks, Sara Suten Seti Sucks, Polite Sucks. I know the peple the Hotep word is aimed at very well, but its a shotgun blast thats hitting allot of innocent bystanders. People just trying to express their blackness in peace without the internet coming up with new trendy labels.
I really do respect your time, and don’t expect a reply. I ask that you take in on faith that after I eat this burger I’ll look through your links.
I posted in the original post a link to A Black female blogger that raised similar issues to mines. My only real concern is as a black person it seems I’m not allowed to be offended. But perhaps I am quite wrong, and your links will enlighten me.
If you have the time, skim through my link. (Its very possible both me and her are wrong) Again I dont expect a reply, because I genuinely believe you are a good guy so anything you do whether I agree with or not, I believe is done with best intention so as you said, you and people like you should definitely not be the target. I think you may be on the wrong side of History on this one though sir. Thanks! I’ll now eat my lunch,and watch your Stellaris video on twitch (big fan)
Yoooooo You gotta know as a Black Philosophy grad I look up to you bro. Keep fighting the good fight. Lord Knows we need more people like you.
Added after reading a few articles and skimming others: Thoughts- "Damn I forgot how much these dudes suck, maybe it is ok to label them, they certainly dont mind labeling others. The internet is depressing. I remember being young and hating when a teacher said the good have to suffer for the bad. I always thought that was unjust, but maybe its just realistic. I guess if you’re not homophobic or misogynist and someone calls you a Hotep, you should just let it bounce right off you and not worry about it. idk. People wield words these days with little care, I guess I just dont trust the internet with the power of placing identities on people. At the end of the day, as long as you’re working to improve the material conditions of people as well as internet label sniping, I guess its all good. I just want my community to be happy, and what Ive seen thus far in my life has shown me none of this kind of thing actually helps noone. ( or at least noone in the part of New Orleans I live, I guess thats the only place I can speak of out of actual experience)