Just because I tell you I don’t like you doesn’t make me what YOU ARE!
Honestly, I guess you haven’t lived until a white person dares call you a racist for telling them the truth about their history, behavior, and actions over time toward Black people and other people of color around the world. They don’t want to hear how their ancestors enslaved, raped, pillaged, displaced, exploited, disrespected, and violated the basic rights and human dignity of people of color. No. It’s all a lie–to the average white person, they don’t wear white sheets and burn crosses, how dare you call them racist. Oh, they are nice white people. They give to the United Way. They help underprivileged people. They’ve helped the homeless and worked in the inner city. And my personal favorite, they give to the United Negro College Fund every single year. The white folks of today really think they are cured of racism. They don’t mind if Black and white people date and marry. How could they be racist, right? But let’s examine the things they are well known for: Profiling Black people when they shop, go to restaurants, are out in public, showing disdain through their stares when Black people enter a room or are present just about anywhere, showing bias, making intrusive comments about race, talking down to blacks in a condescending manner, being shocked by the intelligence of Black people or outraged by it. Being accused of stealing from whites. Being treated as if you’ve done something wrong if around whites–no matter what you do.
Let’s be real here. I’m sure many Black people have experienced that uncomfortable look from white folks who are somewhat shocked that you would have the nerve to tell them to their face what you are really thinking. It’s an attitude of “How dare you N-ggers talk back TO US!” Right?
The fact of the matter is that racism is as alive today as it was in my grandparents time. It’s part of the environment–like the air we breathe or the water we drink. It’s insidious. But white folks don’t see it. It’s an apparition to them. Worse yet; we’re making things up.
To many whites who benefit from it; White entitlement is invisible but it is as tangible as a rose.
How often do Black people chatting online have to deal with the typical annoying white troll who ventures into conversations that are not inviting or those that validate them? Basically, Black people are literally going ham (unedited) on discussing the real situations of racism they deal with every single day.
So many times I’ve seen how whites infiltrate Black discussion sites. Within a short period of time, their presence literally cause the Black people to turn on one another–even while whites will brazenly post topics that inflame the board community. What often is the result are people getting banned by the moderators or leaving, causing a vacuum that opens the flood gates of white opinion; at the expense of Black reality.
When I started this blog, it was not to just talk about race, but I have to add it to the mix of topics that I like to talk about because it is my reality and also it is a window that exposes the truth about what I see.
I said in the beginning, and I’ll reiterate: THIS IS NOT a multicultural site. It’s my personal blog–and I don’t have to be diplomatic. Any white person or non-Black that comes here and shows any disrespect to my people, will automatically be banned. No questions asked. I’m not playing.
Black people must show respect for each other in the presence of hostility against us.
There is no excuse for apathy–it’s cowardice.
Speaking the truth against evil is the only weapon that disarms our enemy.
And this blog makes no apology.