Anonymous said: i'm white and live in a sizable poc neighborhood. while i understand the need for holidays to celebrate brave men like mlk, i honestly don't see the need for banners and murals painted on elementary school walls and indoctrinating children into a race mentality.
My honest question to you is why do I give a fuck? Why should any black person give a fuck? What does any black person owe you and your feelings spurred by the brutal legacies of your ancestors and people who look like you, that created platforms specifically to benefit you? Because obviously, you sent this message expecting something for unwarranted discomfort you felt.
Only when days commemorating revolutionary leaders like MLK do you inane and useless rats crawl out your sewer cells to talk about the ~divisive nature of race~ Will you be front and center to talk about race politics when Presidents’ Day or Columbus Day rolls around to talk about the way in which this nation revels and applauds its genocidal history?
Everyday, you deal with currency that has the unrepentant faces of slaveowning rapists plastered all over them, does that ever strike a chord with you? That the most circulated currency in the world, essentially the standard for global financial exchange is adorned with some of the most horrific oppressors to ever walk the earth. Do you ever think about the ways in which Black people have to cope with that day in and out? Of course not, because you don’t give a fuck. You don’t care.
The extensive and unmended racial disparities in this nation are of absolutely no concern to you unless its a slight inconvenience a few times a year to be reminded of the indescribably horrible shit your people have done for centuries on end.. and by some logic, I am supposed to take the burden for you. Nah breh, not today, not tomorrow, not ever. You came to the wrong person’s inbox.