Here’s what I see as a non-white, non-black person.
Black people who are frustrated because it’s obvious to them and the whole world that America is still a racist country after all this time and there are a lot of people who clearly don’t speak, think, and act like black lives matter. This is why there’s so little regard when unarmed black men, teens, and kids are assaulted, brutally treated, or flat out executed; there’s no empathy and there’s no concern as if many people sincerely at the core of their mind do not think that black deaths matter. When some of them speak, it sounds like they don’t think that black lives, black psyches, and/or the black experience in America matters and it makes sense considering how American society was created.
Then I see a ton of white people who eagerly reach for racism pretending to be legitimate, valid victims of racism when in all honesty, they just sound overly sensitive, defensive, and uncomfortable. I’ll observe a lot of white people here speak on racism and its like so many of them have the most elementary, racially illiterate, low functioning, unrealistic perspective on race and how it works. I see an instant dismissive attitude at the thought that something might actually be racist followed by silencing tactics to desperately attempt to make race a non-factor. I don’t understand how some of them cannot see something that is blatantly, clearly visible to whites from outside of America and people from every other race and ethnic background.
Based on what you have personally observed and experienced here, have you seen a significant amount of white people reach for racism where it’s not there? Overall thoughts?
- I am a non-white person who sees thisVote A
- I am a non-white person who does not see thisVote B
- I am a white personVote C
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I should go to bed... because these posts irritate me... and I should scroll on... but some things I just have to say...
Racism is alive in America. Of course it is. And it always will be because at the end of the day some people just suck. They just do. That being said, it's not a one way street. Racism is coming and going from every direction and race in America. THAT is what is frustrating. When one single group, blacks/whites/indians/ whoever try to act like it is a one way street. It isn't.
I as white person have been a "ni**er lover" and also been a "rich white b*tch" at times in my life. I have been pulled over with my black friend and had him pulled out of our car so fast while they scream about Rodney King at him because why? He was black. I have also had a poor evaluation at work and points taken off of mine because staff was complaining that I was a better worker than my coworker. Why? Because I'm white and she later admitted to it.
We are over a group of 97% black kids, who are absolutely amazing people. But from some of their own mouths, they have been taught that white people are out to get them. We have one white girl who specifically comes to mind who seperates herself because she has been taught black people are out to get her. We had to at one point force them all to sit black white black white just get through the walls they had built against one another. And a lot of those walls have slowly crumbled leaving progress and young kids who can finally see not through, because I think it's important to be proud of all of who you are, but they can see inside instead of shells of people.
So yeah, America has racism, but it also is full of people who are united and fighting that one step at a time, but it takes everyone not pointing fingers, and everyone accepting responsibility for creating that environment. My suggestion? Start with the kids because they are the future.
Alright, I'm done Dr. Phil-ing you. Take care!7
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