This is no replicant.

Thank You Jemele Hill For Standing Up For Black Women Who Will Always Need You

Ezinne Ukoha
4 min readOct 11, 2017


Yes, I’m thanking Jemele Hill for being a Black woman with a voice. I realize that such a disposition is intolerable, but for the sake of sanity — let’s take a moment to reflect.

This is a woman who reminds me of what it was like — when I was told to erase the testimony I provided after the summer months were almost over and I was told to take a hike. I wrote about the tyranny of big name organizations that are supposed to convince you about the worth of Disney World — while fucking over working class Americans who can’t believe in fairy tales.

Jemele Hill is a Black woman who has all she needs and more to continue the trajectory that White women like Megyn Kelly earn from the Whiteness of hard-work and the promise of what Blonde hair can manifest when darkness threatens the norm.

Hill, wasn’t supposed to be militant in her approach because only White men who grab pussies and boast about it — have the right to be rambunctiously hard-headed when faced with tribunals that illustrate how White privilege can’t be that accessible.

I think of Sandra Bland, every time Jemele Hill populates my timeline.

The reason is easy to reckon. Bland was a young Black woman, on the verge of claiming the tools that would lead her to higher ground. Unfortunately for her, she was regulated to a State Trooper who had a chip on his shoulder — and the impatience of a stunted toad.

He couldn’t reconcile the tsunami of Sandra. She didn’t hold back in her delivery as her impending death and legacy — startled her to attention.

She died in jail after being violently yanked from her car, tossed to the ground — and thrown into a waiting vessel — ready to receive another Black body that would soon be an activated hashtag.

White women weren’t very vocal about the atrocity of Black victims that resemble them in spirit but not in the pale hues that give Malibu Beach the incentive to invent waves.

White Feminism and Black feminism will never intersect because White women can’t relate to the warrior nature of Black women who don’t have the time to comfort White pain.