8.25.2014

Dang

Dear white people on my Facebook feed: I love you. I really do. But seriously, please take some advice from one white person to another. Don’t look publicly stupid by arguing any of the following about Ferguson:

1) “‘They’re'” just playing the race card it’s not about race.” Yes, it is. Because no matter what we find out when the Michael Brown investigation is over, young black men are being profiled and targeted by police in a way that white men are not. If you’re 18 and you’re white you get a chance to explain yourself. If you’re 18 and you’re black your parents (maybe) get an attorney to explain your death. That’s not equality. And see those quotes around “they’re?” The fact that you think this is “their” problem and not OUR problem shows you that segregation is alive and well–at least in your mind.

2) “But our president is black so race is no longer a factor.” A black president doesn’t mean shit. One half-white, Harvard-educated head of state doesn’t indicate any more about the average black experience in America than Bill Gates’s wealth indicates about my bank account. We both white. We ain’t both rich.

3) “This stuff happens to white kids too but no one talks about it.” What the fuck are you talking about? No. This kind of thing doesn’t happen to white kids too. You know why? Because white people have power by virtue of being white. When a white kid dies under suspicious circumstances, people pay attention. Police don’t prey on white people. Because they can’t. And even if you find a couple of analogous situations YOU STILL WON’T GET ANYWHERE CLOSE to what the black community experiences every day. Get your head out of your ass. You don’t even believe this shit.
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SHIT.

2 comments:

  1. Don't you just love it when another White person tells you about other White people?. Bravo to Lauren ..and others like her for speaking the truth. All of it is the truth.

    I promise them if they were to be one of us, they wouldn't be talking that crap like they would. They really need to take responsibility of what happened to Mike Brown and other Blacks that have..and will continue to be victimized by cops!It's racism.. plain and clear. Some of them are so delusional and in pathetic denial until they will worship the devil. I mean..it's right in their faces and they would rather stand for a lie than the truth. Sad!

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  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUi2A6tUYQk

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