from the series The Elders by Sarah Wilson
Over the last few years, Bessie has been taking writing classes. Writing poetry has helped her explore the depths of her personal history, and at age 69 Bessie feels she’s become a stronger woman than she ever knew she could be.
Amazing style. Also, I am damn proud to share a nickname with this woman.
In the instances when POC say shit like ‘Oh I can’t stand white folk’ or ‘Damn white people’, they aren’t saying ‘Oh I think they are inferior, I want to humiliate them, abuse them, enslave them and wipe out their people!’, they’re saying ‘Damn, after a couple hundred years of white people thinking I’m inferior, humiliating me, abusing me, enslaving me, and trying to wipe out my people, I don’t wanna deal with them.’ The context is completely different.
“but u guise reverse racism is real!!!1!!one!! im realy prejusidse against bcus im white every1 hatez me”
And this is why it is not “aggressive” to want to protect our own needs, cultures, and seek out better representation of people like us. Excuse me if I just can’t muster up a care for the feelings of white folks, seeings as plenty of people pander to them still and they stole everything from me and my ancestors.