"Nothing is ever enough for people like you. We ended slavery. Not enough. We gave you equal rights. Not enough."
He went on, but I had to stop right there because this dumbass said he wish racism was not a thing and swears he isn’t racist and acted like Black people were ungrateful because they weren’t satisfied during the period between slavery and the Civil Rights era.
And telling him that equal rights on paper is not the same thing as equal rights in practice wasn’t enough for him. And when he backed himself into his racist, elitist (and don’t you hate when broke people are elitist, like what the hell kind of indoctrination have you undergone, wake the fuck up), corner; he totally reframed the debate.
He brought up kids in Syria. “They have it worse.” So talking about anti-Black discrimination in America is stopping people from talking about Syria… how? “I’m just saying there are other things to talk about.” And you feel like this shouldn’t be talked about because— “I never said that.” Pretty sure you said stop complaining. And then he brought up Asian Americans and Latinos, as if Asian Americans aren’t referred to in the field as model minorities for no reason — and I’m not saying that it’s a good thing, or that there aren’t issues, just that the issues and rates on the similar issues are notably different — to say that he thinks everyone should be included in a discussion. But, again, did you not say all of the dumbest possible things to downplay the statistical fact of the general Black American experience and say “stop complaining?” The backpedaling was amazing.
And he accused me of bringing race into it. Yet, I shared an anti-ableism post with components of racism, yes, but I did not mention them. Race was mentioned when he decided to complain about “reverse racism” and how no one talks about it and how a Black person wouldn’t be punished for an anti-White hate crime (dumbest of fucks, I swear). So I had to remind him of that. And ask why he the people who are statistically proven to be hurt by the system should stop complaining so we can talk about Syrian kids, but it makes perfect sense to come onto someone’s link talking about something completely irrelevant and that something being anti-White racism. Or is that on par with what happens to children in Syria?
Some people are impossible, boy. Don’t even realize how much a part of the problem they are.
Not to mention the line, “Even Native Africans hate Black people.” After going on and on about how it’s wrong to generalize White people. Funny, though, because some of the UN reports on anti-Black discrimination in America are from investigations carried out by Black Africans, but I don’t know, I guess they don’t count.
And, after listing only some of the ways institutional racism comes into play and how it puts Black people at a disadvantage, he goes on and on about, “Oh, really? Tell me about your time in jail?” And if it were face to face, I probably would have. “If life is so bad for you, how did you get to go to France?” A scholarship created for students that are commonly discriminated against, dumbass. But, oh, if my one singular experience is supposed to be reflective of the Black experience at large, then I may as well assume you have no financial problems at all and are in college getting a pre-med b.s. because of these rich ass White kids rolling around in luxury cars on campus.
They don’t even realize the shit they say, man. They just don’t.