I have nothing to add to this; it's just that horrifying on its own. Good luck sleeping tonight! Happy weekend!
2 years ago
|My bestie sent me this. Because she knows me well.|
"...understanding one's own privilege is knowing when one doesn't have the right kind of moral sensitivity - due to a lack of particular experiences - to have an authoritative opinion on something."I care about racism, but I need to understand my own privilege enough to know that I can't ever truly and completely understand it.
|This popped up when I Googled "Racism." Um.|
|Like these two only I don't want to kill people. Obvi.|
"I really don't want to hear about this. Why would anyone enjoy hearing this? It was a long time ago and doesn't affect anyone today."And I was so immediately offended. I was offended for Toni Morrison. I was offended for anyone whose ancestors were slaves. And I was offended for white people who don't feel that way! I expressed that I disagreed and I truly enjoyed Morrison's writing and that we have to hear about things like this to have any understanding of the past and in order to fight racism in the present. I do stand by my comment, but I have to admit that I was very motivated to not be identified with this girl and her insensitive words.