My comments section is going wild right now


White people really don’t like it when you call out blatant racism and racist acts.

I just wrote 1671 words about the social and power constructs of whiteness, race, and racism that will likely run on theGrio on Monday. I will link to it when it is live.

Discussions on race, racism, whiteness, white privilege, and white supremacy are so exhausting when they happen with white people who want to remain intentionally oblivious to the impact these things have on marginalized communities.

I could say more, but I think I will just write a newsletter about it.

4 thoughts on “My comments section is going wild right now

  1. Bad Grandma

    You didn’t call out anything but your own gibbering ignorance, and the fact that you had to resort to Dolly Parton’s SISTER speaks for itself. Was Loretta Lynn’s cousin Ted unavailable?

    As simpleton-diddling race-hustlers go, you suck.

    • I know a lot of you struggle with reading comprehension, but try to stay with me here. Stella Parton, Dolly’s sister, made HEADLINES with her tweets, which is why she was included in the post. Learn how to read, Bad Grandma.

  2. Carson Evans

    It’s sad that Dr. Kings vision of judging people for their character rather than the color of their skin is something that every race seems to struggle with and not just my own. This article is exactly what he hoped we as a people could overcome. Making blanket statements about an entire race is wrong when white people do it, and it’s wrong when you do it!

    Seriously!?! “White people really don’t like it when you call out blatant racism and racist acts.”

    Do you not see the hypocrisy?

    Perhaps you should go back and spend a little bit of time rereading Dr. Kings works. I suggest “where do we go from here: chaos or community” as a good place to start.

    I grew up in Houston Texas, the most diverse city in the south. I remember listening to Dr. King’s speech in the third grade for the first time while sitting next to my best friend, who happen to be black. Both of us looked at each other, completely floored when our teacher explained how segregation took place when she was our age. The lessons of Dr. King’s “dream speech” reached my heart that day and still thrive there today almost 40 years later. And while I certainly do agree that the opportunities that exist for me as a white male in America during these modern times prove undoubtedly that I have privilege others don’t… it still doesn’t mean that I am unable to appreciate Dr. King’s vision or that my character warrants being lumped in with all “white people”, while ignoring the diversity of beliefs and thoughts within that group or any group for that matter.

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