When the white people tell the stories of black folk, they tell it from their point of view, in the same way victors tell the stories of war.
When victors tell the stories of war, they tell stories of bravery and brotherhood; stories of courage and sacrifices made. Victors always leave out the stories of unfathomable cruelty. Or if they tell it, they do so with a nod that says, “War, you know. These things happen.”