The reason racism is such a huge bummer

…for me at least, is that while I’m out here trying to shed light on history and create equity through empathy for myself and others who look like me, there are people in the world putting out stuff like this:

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It honestly bums me out (like beyond depressive) because there are people out there so passionate about their hatred and detestment for black people that they go as far as to invest scientific resources into determining our humanity. I’m disgusted.

I’m disgusted.

What I want to understand is why some white people consciously or subconsciously believe they are so far superior than another race that they should spend time investigating if our capacity for success varies from yours. News flash: the reason our success rates tend to vary from yours is because we were stolen, enslaved, criminalized, segregated, LYNCHED, RIDICULED & HARRASSED by people that look like you.*

*You really must stop ignoring us when we tell you this because you’re...”

*You meaning white people. You really must stop ignoring us when we tell you this because you’re making a lot of us very angry. See stereotypes about “the angry black person.”

Have you ever heard of a self-fulfilled prophecy?

White people are the terrorists. And I don’t mean all of you, but the same way Americans go around generalizing Muslims, and gays, and black peoples and immigrants, I feel it is about time I go around generalizing them.

It is dispicable to learn of racism when you are a child; so naive then, you hardly believe or comprehend the capacity to which race will inevitably impact your life. It’s at every intersection and you can’t escale it.

Please stop getting upset with us when we try to embrace our culture. Oh wait, you’re trying to take that too.

Ashley OchiaghaComment