Word of the Day 5.4.15: HOTEP

A Hotep (sometimes referred to as an Ankh) is a pseudo conscious Black man (usually) with regressive gender and sexuality politics rooted in the pro-African pseudo science and appropriated African culture. Like many of their misappropriated beliefs, the name is incongruous as it comes from the Egyptian word Hotep (ḥtp) which roughly translates “to be satisfied, at peace,” and does not describe this peace-less group in the least. At first glance, Hoteps can easily go undetected among other racially conscious people, but can be distinguished by their obsession with calling themselves kings and queens (but especially an obsession with kings) and their commitment to the idea that Black queer people, Black trans folk and/or Black feminists are tools the white man created and uses to destroy the Black community.

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