OUR LANGUAGE: Brother, Sister, Savage, Devil...

We as in "Black" people do not want to call anyone or any group "savages"... we never did. Historically we have preferred "brother" and "sister"... so much so that it became part of the nation's informal language. 

Think about that for a minute, as that concept for us tanscends language culture and race.
It is a violent thing in our minds to have to switch that to savages and "devils". 

It took historic acts of barbarism for us to begin to accept those concepts, and still they bring us great discomfort even in expressing it.

We are an embracing and welcoming people by default.

That is the truth.