so this week’s most used reason of why my white followers are unfollowing is “you’re promoting us vs. them” - “you’re being the racist” - “not all of us are like that” - “you’re promoting negativity”.
“you’re promoting us vs. them”
it’s funny because this notion completely ignores the fact that there is already a systematic, culturally engraved society of us vs. them where if you are a colored skin you are sucked into this whether you like it or not. the us vs. them has been there for centuries now. us being the racially oppressed.
“you’re being racist against whites”
how? what I say or joke about white people will never go any further than that because you are seen as the perfect example of humanity. so when the playing field is tipped on to your comfort and feelings in many ways both systematic and socially it’s contradicting itself to call a person of color a racist against whites.
“not all of us are like that”
cool, if that’s so true then why do you feel so inclined to protect the image of white people as if we’re asking for your blood and not our humanity and the end of our dehuminazation? why do you feel so inclined to protect even as people of color start speaking out against all the racist shit they undergo on a daily basis. do you know how annoying you come off when you say this? here’s what most poc hear when you say that: “I’m probably like that because I actually need to protect my skin tone rather than help you out or be of support to your cause — no, instead I want to make it be known that I am compassionate and that I’m still special, this is what’s important not what you’re actually talking about.”
“you’re promoting negativity”
Lmao. Yes, because I just love to experience this. I have to promote my oppression in a positive and neatly packed story with a happy ending?
cool! so pretty much the same shit as last week. it’s like you all have a tired defense preset that doesn’t even acknowledge what’s being said without your feelings being babied first. if that’s the case, what’s the point of explaining myself to you or trying to ‘win my case’ and not come off as the magical reverse racist (that only exists in white people’s imaginations), there’s no point to explaining shit to you because in your eyes I already lost. and that’s cool, I don’t want to be seen a winner by ya’ll.