So, I’m scrolling through many news feeds when I came across this comment.
“Why do we have to make every situation about race? I’m a young first generation American ‘white girl’, and I sympathize with African American people.”
Colbie Caillat once sung, “But I never told you….. What I should have said…. No, I never told you…. I just held it in…”
Do you all remember that song? Man, I remember that song. I had the biggest crush on a white woman during that time when that song came out. I think everyone had a crush on this girl at work. I still remember her addressing me one night when I was getting off of work in 2010. I was in my early twenties when she asked me the most compelling question and then stated, “Frankie, why do you always refer to me as ‘white’ girl? Why can’t you just refer to me as a girl, a woman? Remember, I’m just that.”
From that night on…. I addressed her correctly. J *shaking off the nostalgia*
I was addressing her that way because of a situation I experienced in my early teen years. When I was much younger, this white guy told me that I was “pretty cute” for a SMART, BLACK GIRL. 0.o Yes, I probably should have went ham but I was young-so young. That was my first time experiencing racism in Tennessee. I was only like 13, 14. So after that incident, I put all white Americans in the same boat. However, this woman taught me that race shouldn’t be an issue. We are all part of one race- the human race.
Racism is not an innate trait that we are born with. It is a characteristic flaw that is breed over time due to ignorance and being uneducated. Racism learned and instilled in us by others. Out of racism, certain privileges were born. “White Privilege” is one of the biggest contenders in America. “White Privilege” is the other side of racism that only certain Americans want to address. After “White Privilege”, you see other privileges broken down in specific races such as being light skin to being dark skin.
Nevertheless, the reason why every situation boils down to race in this country is because racism is rooted in every fucking problem we have. Let’s not front. Right now, ratchet ass Bill O’Reilly is leading a campaign that denies the existence of “white privilege” in America. He is only drawing this belief because he did NOT benefit from it growing up. 0.o Again, that’s like me denying that slavery didn’t happen because I wasn’t born during that century. *sips teas*
I hear the Mortal Kombat’s voice in my head saying, “FINISH HIM!”
Open Letter to Bill O’Reilly:
You don’t know me but you can get to know me. I think I’m pretty damn cool. Bruh, just because you didn’t benefit from “white privilege” growing up, does not mean it’s some made up bullshit. You’re Catholic, right? Do you see God walking around? No, you see him in people. Right? So, by denying “white privilege” existence is basically saying God does not exist. Or maybe, it’s how much you value something that determines if it exist or not? Right? Wrong! Being poor in America does not and should not excuse “white privilege”. However, racism is one of the biggest contender in this country that is currently driving allegiance in this country. It’s sad. It’s disgusting how the media treat other Americans all because of race.
Yeah, invite me to your show… invite me to lunch. I stay really close to Busboys and Poets. My treat! Let’s chat. You seem like a guy that loves to debate. I’m a woman that loves to debate when necessary. Let’s make that happen. Can we invite some people of the community too???!!!! This would be a great segment.
Kanye West’s Jesus Walks:
“Yo, We at war
We at war with terrorism, racism, and most of all we at war with ourselves..”