Anonymous said: You seem to have zero problem with stereotyping white people, as evidenced by the last posts of yours. So why do you demand national outrage is the same happens to you? Will you invent the "Black people can't stereotype Whites" routine the same way you did with racism? You get what you give, and you're certainly not giving respect right now.
You get what you give
Exactly. We get no respect. We never got any of it since the day our ancestors were stolen by yours and forced to work on foreign soil, but we should suddenly give it to you.
You, and those you think like you, have some nerve. Stay out of our box.
I have an idea:
Why don’t we give people our respect on the basis of personhood and not on the basis of petty things such as race? After all, our race is not even self-chosen.
I have an idea too:
Why don’t you understand that, even though you didn’t chose to be white, you still benefit from being white.
Teach that and what you just said to those in your community..not to us.
Yes, I realize I benefit from being white (except on my medical school application, but that’s another story).
I’m also gay, and if I’m correct, not a lot of people are too fond of that. However, I don’t use my sexuality as a crutch. I’m so much more than that. I don’t feel sorry for myself, and I don’t argue with people who are too idiotic not to stop and think that we are more than what we had no choice over.
It sucks. But it’s life. You can transcend superficiality, or you can make a useless living crying about it.
This person right here is an example of a gross ignorant majority. You can tell by their username that they think of themselves as something special when the reality is, they’re generic, limited thinking people that hold up the status quo and think as a white person, they actually have something to contribute; they don’t.
To the person I responding to, Black people can be gay as well, and as a result of dealing with racism and homophobia our rates of suicide her much higher than white people. It’s not about using sexuality or race as a crutch, it’s about reality. There is a reality of a discrimination based on skin color and it’s not Black people who need to learn a lesson in humility or empathy hear, it’s people like you.
Transcending superficiality? A child was recently killed in Ferguson, executioner style for no other reason other than the color of his skin and the town is now militarized because people peacefully protesting were Black. To even said what you said, shows that you have so much privilege even though you do face an axis of oppression due to sexuality.
Medical school? You more than likely didn’t get in because your basic and pathetic. You have the benefit of being seen as human being first and you still weren’t up to snuff. And let me tell you this, Black and other PoC don’t get into colleges based on quota, they earn, scoring well above white people who can get in based on nepotism. You were mediocre and you weren’t rewarded for it.
You need to have this topic of conversation with white people, because we don’t have a problem judging people based on skin color, you do. That’s why so many white people are so nonchalant when it comes to dismantling systematic institutions that favor them.
And you had to gall to say “transcend superficiality.” You are dismissed.
— International Human Rights Activist Michael Simmons offered these words (via Facebook) in response to the May 3, 2014 New York Times’ “Fight Against Sex Assaults Holds Colleges to Account” article. (via mulderplease)