Mar 19, 2019
Hoteps, Noteps, Fauxteps, & The Ankh Right: Why Some Black men find liberation in these movements
It's 2019 and if you've been on the internet at all in the last few years you probably know how to identify what is commonly referred to as a modern day hotep.
Afrocentric. Pro Black. Anti LGBTQ. Anti Feminist. Fear of the destruction of the Black family. Fear of the Black masculinity being under attack.
But let's rewind and actually understand that the word "hotep" is a greeting and roughly translates to, "To be at peace or satisfaction." But at what point did the word hotep lose its original meaning and become appropriated to something more negative?
We talk briefly about the history of hotep, and really try to investigate why some Black men (& some women) find liberation in these modern day hotep movements. It's important to note that many of the modern day hotep talking points directly mirror language used by white supremacists and the alt-right.
We close the conversation by discussing what liberation looks like for us and interrogate our usage of the word hotep. Should we use fauxtep, notep, or anhk-right instead? Tune in to find out.
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