Obeah, as well as brujeria, still strikes a delicate chord with people of the African diaspora. A lot of us are in the process of unlearning lifetimes of oppression and it is in that very process we have the power to redefine what is and isn’t demonic or evil. Within the context of European colonialism we are all subject to it’s influences whether we want to acknowledge them or not. From our bodies to our minds, and even deeper into our souls, we have to take a hard look at how we see ourselves through the gaze of Whiteness and colonialism.
Obeah is not a bad word. Liberation is often offensive to the oppressor but your pursuit of freedom will continue to be a bone of contention to those who stand to profit from your fear, ignorance and enslavement.