Think About That! Respectability Politics! PAY ATTENTION!!!

Part of Respectability Politics intimates that if you, as a black person,
are proper enough,
educated enough,
well dressed enough,
well behaved enough,
you will gain the rights and privileges of full citizenship and humanity.

It’s not that the sales person was a racist ass, or the police officer as prejudices as all fuck, it was that you did look rich enough, weren’t well spoken enough.

At some point we have to admit that the was all a big ass pile if crap.
That the goal of respectability politics is make you white enough.
White enough to be a person.

Think about that.

You have signed on to be like the people who have and are denying that
you are a person in order to prove that
you are a person!

I have often felt that I am expected to be smart, articulate, well dressed, well behaves. A credit to my race.
And if I do those things
well enough,
long enough.

people who care, will forget that

I am black that
my hair is nappy and
that I have a vagina.

I will prove that I have the right to be.
to live to have to earn to learn to know to go WTF

who are these people to whom I have to prove my humanity? who said I wasn’t human?

Think about that.

You have signed on to be like the people who have and are denying that
you are a person in order to prove that
you are a person!Think about that.

You have signed on to be APPROVED OF by the people who have and are denying that
you are a person in order to prove that
you are a person!

Think about that.

You have signed on to be Support, Endorse, Enforce the standards of the people who have and are denying that
you are a person in order to prove that
you are a person!

Think About That!

Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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