What is “whitesplaining?” The term might throw the casual urbanite off but it literally is a term for white folks who love to give their paternalistic view of something they’ve never experienced or for the persistent white folks who love to apologize for their stupid, racist behavior when they get caught.
Basically, I’m tired of it…and I’m going in on a recent event that took place at a high school in Phoenix, Arizona.
The above girls were suspended from Desert Vista High School in suburban Phoenix were suspended after using gold tape to spell their slur with two letters marked out with asterisks during senior picture day on Friday. Six members of the senior class of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, took a photo after posing for their yearbook class photo spelling out “Best*You’ve*Ever*Seen*Class*of*2016.” Some of the girls apparently got together later with the bright idea of standing together to spell out the n-word and posted it on SnapChat. –
Apparently, as you can see with the smiles in the photo, doesn’t it remind us of something else whenever white people expose their innate evil?
The girls thought it was funny…however, after the photo was posted, first on Snapchat, then made it’s way to Instagram, it caused a firestorm of controversy and outrage, calling for expulsion of the girls via an online petition.
One of the girls, Rachel Steigerwald, the young women in the photo wearing the letter R, attended a rally with civil rights groups outside the school on Monday where she apologized for her actions but said that she isn’t racist.
And so it goes…this has become commonplace for white people in this country. They do something racist, then do a 360 and “apologize” for their actions, expecting a smile and an empty, “I’m sorry…” will make it all better.
Give me a damn break!
This was intentional racism and she can take her apology and wipe her racist ass with it.
You know, it’s ridiculous for this type of thing to continue to happen…but it does. There seems to be some subliminal prompt among white folks, particularly since this is the last term of Obama; that attacking Black people is fun. And the typical ignorant whites among us will per usual, find a reason to act out their sick, sociopathy on our community.
The irony here is that President Obama visited this high school just two years ago.
When I was growing up, no white person dared disrespect or insult a Black person–that ass would have been kicked with a quickness–and they knew it. However, the lie of inclusion and multiculturalism, diminished that sense of self-preservation in our community; and many foolishly allowed a wolf in the house.
Now we’re being inundated with outlandish behavior and actions from whites that have literally taken the lives of innocent Black people.
This was hateful. Pure and simple. There’s no excuse for it.
The latest news is that there was actual sympathy for the girls in social media from many whites.
How nice…White Privilege always protects the guilty among them.
I don’t know what will happen to these girls, but it is apparent that there is a serious problem in Arizona.
Racism won’t take a break until white folks are held completely accountable for their hate.
NO MORE DAMN EXCUSES!