This morning while checking the posts, I ran across yet another shocked white (female) person who felt that my comments were racist regarding an article I wrote last year, 10 Rules for White Women Who Date/Marry Black Men. Apparently, she was hurt that her superiority wasn’t esteemed and the audacity of her White Privilege to think that this Black woman would have the nerve to speak her mind about views and issues that frankly, some white people just aren’t aware of. The child acted as if I had committed the crime of the century by writing an article.
Haven’t you noticed how white folks are always shocked by the bluntness of Black people? We tell it like it is. And they just can’t handle the fact that many of us aren’t whitewashed by White Supremacy. It just boggles the mind how offended they get when discovering that we actually see through their hypocrisy and don’t mind throwing it back in their face.
It’s rather comical how most white people seem to think they have to chastise the “bad Negro” for insulting their authority, albeit, White Privilege. As if…they don’t believe that White Supremacy really exists and we’re so wrong for having the audacity to react to the racism directed at people in our community every single day.
Just because you bought a Beyonce CD and saw the movie, The Help *rolling eyes*, doesn’t absolve you from scrutiny.
Like a Timex watch, that old White Privilege just keeps tickin’. They still assume that we should just hush.
So, as a community service bulletin, I will extend the following check points for those white folks who just don’t seem to get it. Let me just highlight a few realities that some of you just aren’t aware of:
Fact 1: Yes. There are Black people who really don’t like white people.
Fact 2: Yes. Black people will tell you to your face–WHY THEY DON’T LIKE WHITE PEOPLE! And not give a damn how white people react.
Fact 3: Yes. What we say is THE TRUTH about white people.
Fact 4: Yes. Racism still exists.
Fact 5: Yes. White people are racist!
Fact 6: We don’t trust you!
Fact 7: We are our own fact checkers!
Fact 8: Telling people about how their racism impacts us IS NOT RACIST!
Fact 9: Black people are very intelligent and know exactly what white people think we don’t know about them! Most of you are hypocrites!
Fact 10: We don’t need your permission to have an opinion!
Not one time have I ever advertised this blog as being politically correct. It’s premise is to tell the absolute truth about my culture and experiences–no matter what.
Is that clear?
Are we there yet?
For the slow and naive among you, I’m so sorry that my blog doesn’t esteem you, but you know what? this isn’t the Wizard of Oz. It’s real life–and contrary to what some white folks like to think; many don’t know much about who Black people really are, and certainly have no education about our history and contributions nor do they seem to understand how their behavior impacts our lives…even on the most innocent social levels.
Everything we do is watched, scrutinized and judged. We are not allowed anonymity as white people are.
I know that I’m free and I’m sorry to disappoint these sad Caucasians who have stumbled upon this blog and discovered to their chagrin, the opinions of an intelligent Black women who could care less if I offend their pride.
So basically, I really do not concern myself with white folks who try to tell me or other Black people what we should think. I speak the truth–and make no apologies to White America for saying what needs to be said to them–regardless of what the world thinks.