white feelings vs. black pain

"There’s a headline from The Independent that sums this up quite nicely: "Charleston shooting: Black and Muslim killers are ‘terrorists’ and ‘thugs’. Why are white shooters called ‘mentally ill’?" I’m gonna read that again: “Black and Muslim killers are ‘terrorists’ and ‘thugs’. Why are white shooters called ‘mentally ill’?” Did you catch that? It’s beautifully subtle. This is an article talking specifically about the different way we treat people of color in this nation and even in this article’s headline, the white people are 'shooters' and the Black and Muslim people are 'killers.' Even when we’re talking about racism, we’re using racist language to make people of color look dangerous and make White people come out as not so bad. Just let that sink in for a minute, then ask yourself why Black people are angry when they talk about race."

Bruuuuuuuh. There are SO MANY TRUTH BOMBS in this piece. The part about denying racism because you're not racist. The part about "protection of white feelings." The part about Benedict Cumberbatch and Lord of the Rings. The part about white people being default and fundamentally good. Liberals and their hurt feelings. Jon Stewart vs. all the rest of us. Just...ALL OF IT. I struggled to post a pull quote, because the whole damn thing is infallible truth. Please read it. In it's entirety. (Link below). Then give it to someone else to read. And tell that person to give it to someone else.


I, Racist--John Metta (Medium.com)