R&B soulstress Solange has had just about what we all have in Donald Trump’s America at this point: enough.
As information unfolds from Saturday’s (August 12) riots and attacks infiltrated by neo-Nazi white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving one woman dead, the A Seat At The Table artist is now unleashing a poignant message to the domestic terrorists that’s worthy of the entire nation’s attention.
Captured by The Shade Room, Solo took her thoughts on the recent events to her Instagram story. Condemning the white supremacists, which the former reality television star turned White House occupant failed to do, she started by explaining how challenging it is to maintain self-care in the midst of it all.
“Been trying to study myself,” she began. “Been trying to practice self-preservation during this time and not give racist, ugly a** f**k [boys] who reek of citronella my energy so that I can preserve my spirit to perform this album.”
Firing off a slew of verbal middle fingers to white supremacy, Nazis and one of the Charlottesville riots premises, the removal of a statue representing a Confederate Army general, she explained the impact it has still had on her personal life. She happened to be the most bothered that, yet again, racism conjured up more chaos during a very important time for her 12-year-old son, Daniel Julez Smith Jr.
“F**k asking folks to be graceful,” Solange continued. “My son’s first day of school has been in the midst of seeing these bullsh** images that still tell him this system was built to be against him. How mofos supposed to have a fresh start with education, seeing this sh**?”
She added that she’s considering removing him from American History classes, a reasonable parenting decision considering what it teaches (and leaves out) of the nation’s dark past with colonization, racism, slavery, institutionalization and society.
We wouldn’t blame you, Solo. Not one bit.
Read her open letter to white supremacy below.
(Photo: Joseph Okpako/Redferns)