What Whites Will Never Know • My Open Letter to White People or Why I Hate…

When I say ‘I hate White people’, I’m saying I hate that I have to be compared to you in order to get any recognition. I’m saying that I hate the fact that everything that I do is judged by your standard. I hate that no matter where I go, I will be scrutinized based on your principles. I hate that I cannot exist without being subjugated to you. I hate that you don’t have to think about these things on a regular basis.

When I say ‘I hate White people’, I’m saying I hate that I get told any time I mention race or racism or racial inequality that I should ‘get ‘over it’ and that I’m being ‘too sensitive’ and that racism ‘doesn’t exist anymore’ or that I’m not ‘affected’ by it because I’m not a slave.

When I say ‘I hate White people’, I’m saying I hate that when something political is deemed unsavory, it is quicklycomparedtoslaverywithoutamoment’shesitation, trivialisinghundredsofyearsofoppressionanddehumanizationtothelevelofwhether or not someone’s party affiliations are satisfied; and that actual slaveryis consideredto be a positive for American society and Black people in particular. I hate that people think this:

 

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