Did you know “F*ck the police” started with 1960s protests during the Civil Rights Movement – and not with NWA? Black liberation has always had its roots in call and response, but the origins of these four chants may surprise you.
“Say Her Name.”
Often misrepresented as “#SayHisName” or “#SayTheirNames” in response to Black men killed by police, “Say Her Name” was actually created in 2014 to honor Black women specifically who have been killed by police – and are often ignored.
Just like #AllLivesMatter insults Black people, chants like “Say His Name” diminish Black women!
These are more than just words. They're calls to action! As we fight for Black liberation, we can't let non-Black people co-opt them. We, and future generations, must know where they come from.