Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Taking the High Road???
BlacknBougie has a post today discussing racism, our society and the tragic Trayvon Martin case. She gives her own examples of "taking the high road" to combat racist behavior which as you read further subjects her to only allowing her complete frustration to be aired in private. The racist gets to go on their way unaffected and without any sort of repercussions for what they have done.
We are always expected to breathe and hold it in. It being the words or actions that would call a racist out for who and what they are. For far too many white people being called a racist is now seen as worse than having racism inflicted on you. When a racist is called out on their racism they will more often than not try to present themselves as the injured. Forget the person that is subjected to the racist words, actions or behaviors. They are insignificant compared to the racists' offense of being labeled a racist.
I just can't with stupid people anymore. That is what a racist is-- a stupid person. I exceeded my "high road" quota a long time ago. I will call them on it. Period.