Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Benefit of the Doubt?
Black people can't afford the "benefit of the doubt". It is costing us too much. Allowing these mindsets to permeate our consciousness deludes us into believing that we DON'T live in a society that will not hesitate in trying to eliminate us physically, mentally and emotionally. There is no real trust, safety or benefit for non-white people in an oppressive white supremacist society.
We can't allow our desire and right to live in a racially unbiased world lull us into believing that it is ever really possible to do that in a world that is structurally biased against us. White people/White Identified People that like to say that we can't or shouldn't judge them by the actions of too many when they go around judging Black people by the actions of a few can shut the hell up and get back to me when they get harassed, maligned or assaulted on a daily basis just for breathing.
America has a racism problem. Black people can't trust a world that insists on perpetuating the lie that we are the reason racism continues to exist. Be mindful that no matter how "good" we are in this world, as Black people, our lives will not be better until society as a whole denounces sick people and racist practices that exist purposefully to ensure that we don't.
Never be silent and always watch your back.