Selective offense and ‘not all white people’: We shouldn’t have to keep coddling y’all – TheGrio

Another spin on the “not all [blank]” thing. Eventually I’ll truly get it.

Always hard to get yelled at by a Black person*, but if we cut to the chase:

«I’ve said previously that when Black people discuss whiteness, unless we name specific individuals we are talking about, we are referring to the “collective whiteness that unites white people even when y’all aren’t all on the same page or following the same agenda or falling into the same category. It’s that “general you” versus “specific you” type of thing.”»

*’Cause, ya know, they’re/y’all’re generally right. Unjustified anger is easier to brush off.

«But please believe that if you benefit from these systems and constructs, even in the slightest, and you aren’t doing anything to help dismantle them, then yes, maybe YOU’RE THE REAL RACIST.

To put it plainly, get your asses off your shoulders and do something.»

Sigh. But this armchair is so comfortable.

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