All tagged white privilege
American culture loves the idea of forgiveness. Adores it. If I’ve learned one thing about being Black in this culture, it’s that you need to be suspect of anything white amerikkka loves because if white amerikkka loves it, it’s probably exploiting and killing Black people.
Black People Do Not Have White Privilege - Even When They're Famous. Kevin Hart, apparently, forgot.
Let’s start with the basics. I am a Black woman married to a white man. We have been together for nine years, during which the national conversation around race changed dramatically in this country. Black people have constant streams of evidence to prove to white people that they’ve been bullshitting themselves about racism all their lives and they don’t like it. Some hate it so much that they are outing themselves as nazis and actively recruiting, while other white people tell themselves they are allies until it’s time to believe and support Black people, at which point they eject from the conversation and immerse themselves with other white al-LIES about being punished despite being good to Black people. I, myself, was guilty of thinking that white people gave a fuck until I started building a life with one. Now I have a different perspective on all that shit.
White supremacy is winning and white people are letting it. Be ashamed.
White women, what you doing? Seriously. What ARE you doing?
Your fandom is racist. This isn't a question or a debate and when you really think about it, you'll see why.
White people are violent. Always have been. They traveled around the world and murdered Black people and POCs into submission and did it proudly. Stop acting like this shit is new. It's not. White people made themselves into the best monsters and created the best tools to hide it.
Y'all are trash, trash, trash, trash, trash and I'm tired of you.
We all have a choice to make, but white people especially. Especially if you trying to break this shitty ass system that's hurting everyone, even those who don't realize it.
The illusion of power is a hell of a drug.
When you live in a white supremacist society, the poison of whiteness is sometimes necessary for survival. But it's a survival fraught with danger and punishment.
This was originally published on The Establishment on October 18, 2016.
TW: This essay discusses rape and the fervent protection of white males at all costs.