I hope you mean well and I hope you can really hear me.
“I dont see color” is a microaggression.
My culture and color are important to me and I will not allow them to be dismissed and demeaned.
Race and racism are ingrained in amercan culture and history. racism is oppressive.
Privilege allows the oppressor class to ignore race and oppression.
That is what I would like you to examine. How the anchor’s comments was an inappropriate oppressive representation of all that is immoral, unethical and hurtful about the racial history in the US and UK. I dont know how many black friends you have or if you even consider yourself an ally. One of the first things one must do to truly be an ally is to listen. Really listen to what the people you wish to assist are saying. Then ask how you can help. Telling me what you think is way down the road, after you have demonstrated that you have hear and understood my call.
who exactly do you think is ‘unsettled’? or attacked?
as for your apology, I suspect it is as genuine as any other offered in a spirit of vitriol and resentment. you dont want to consider any opinion but your own.
so in addition to unchecked white privilege you may also suffer from white savior complex.
You are not my great white hope and I am not anyone’s good compliant negro.
Understand or not. I have spent a good deal of my life as a Black Woman.
it governs how I am treated and perceived by the world. as I watch the #BlackLivesMatter movement and raise my children,
I am beyond clear what factors contribute to the cycle of racism and destruction in the society and one of those factors of refusal of ‘good intention’ white people to actually listen and be accountable. Privilege is a hell of a drug.
MLK said “Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice.” and
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”