Okay, so yesterday I decided to part two this convo over race, and roll it out into today. And fuck me for giving myself more work. But I think it’s important to lend perspective on this. And that’s all I’m doing, really. I see what’s going on, and posit the possibilities behind it. So don’t anyone come up to me and try and pretend that just because of my skin color I’m not allowed to have ANY say whatsoever on this subject. I know my privilege, whatever the fuck that still means. But sorry, folks; I won’t bring myself to feel guilt over something someone else did. I’own know them!
Seriously, though. Fuck anyone who says white folk shouldn’t chime in on this subject. That person is just a narcissistic asshole trying to win an argument; they have ZERO intention on trying to find a cure for racism in this country.
Anyfuck, Bill Maher had a panel the other night on his show that discussed the tragedy that recently befell Charleston, and Maher asked a simple question:
“Isn’t denying racism a form of racism?”
Sure, the context could be off-putting, depending on your feelings about the man, or the fact that he referenced some rightwingers asking questions before Dylann Roof was even apprehended. But as far as I’m concerned, it’s a pretty important question. Because if you’re one of the only-white-people-can-be-racist crowd, and your answer to Bill’s question is a resounding YES, then you’ve contradicted your whole ideology. That’s right; you fucked your agenda. Way to go, dipshit. Now you can’t go around ‘joking’ about shooting up a Starbucks because you’re pissed off at white people. And when the very same pissed-off white folks accuse you of racism, you can’t try and pathetically turn it around by saying, “Black people can’t be racist, it’s a systemic, institutionalized something something.” Because what? That’s fucking right: Denial of racism is in itself a form of racism.
But if your answer is no? Well, shit. Back to square one, I guess…