white privilege allows fragile white people to ignore that white supremacy denies the humanity and citizenship of Black People and kills us.
it allows white people to ignore structural and systemic racism and its generational effects.
it is the ignorant and arrogant energy behind “all lives matter”
behind justifying death for a toy gun or knowing your rights.
behind the humanity and humane treatment of white male mass murderers domestic terrorists
I have no patience for white tears.
At some point racial, cultural, historical ignorance is willful.
You as a white person in America want to believe the lies despite all the evidence to the contrary.
Systemic and structural racism are real and killing people of color.
No I won’t apologize for it and won’t lie to make you feel better.
As much as I respect the right of people who need to forgive in their grief about Charleston…
I fully expect my grief to be respected.
I am pissed to hell and back!!
the cumulative effect of white supremacy and privilege and fragility are literally killing my people and
I WILL NOT FORGIVE.
I WILL NOT FORGET.
I had tears for SandyHook and the loss of live. the Aurora theater… GabbyGifford…
where are the white tears for the lose of Black life.
i hear crickets and scrambling for excuses..
all you good black and white people you are oblivious to race issues.
I dont see it.
what did he have on?
why was she there?
pull up you pants.
some of my friends are….
did she say nigger, then why was it racist?
you should just ignore it.
we should pray it away
if you really believe what you say than all hate and exclusion is wrong
if you are really about a better america… you know true forgiveness requires an acknowledgement of the wrong,
your silence makes you like that judge… who ignored the victims and their families and focused on the killer/terrorists parents
your silence is the idiotic need to avoid the issue and evidence of racism in this shooting
your silence says only lives of white people matter…
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.
Anything less than that is a demonstration of UNCHECKED WHITE PRIVILEGE!
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.”
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
you can be angry with me all you want – I collect white tears to wash my car and water my lawn…
you can feel sorry all you want – I collect white tears to wash my car and water my lawn…