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The Face of Racism

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Maybe this is just a delicious form of facial skin treatment. Or….


I’ve been on Facebook off and on for the last couple days, and I’ve noticed that there is a trend of race memes going back and forth between my black friends and more of my black friends, who are the ones thinking that we’re taking some of these things too seriously.

And so it only seems fair that I write about the one shown above that inspired this entry, because sometimes, a picture is already worth a 1,000 words.

But ain’t nobody got time for that.  

So here’s a couple hundred of those on what I think is funny:

Black people, myself included, are often accused of being overly sensitive to matters of race.  We are often looking at every instance where a slight, real or imagined, comes into our world, under this racial microscope.

It gets old after a while, the constant questioning of other races around you, and wondering if it’s really just you that’s being too sensitive.  

And maybe you start to wonder if you should just accept that this is the way that things are; with the rest of the world just pegging you as having a chip on your shoulder.

And then, you see that there are pictures like this out there, and you realize that it’s not the chip on your shoulder that’s weighing you down.

It’s the reality that this ignorance and disrespect of our culture is generational, and is passed down through the years from the old folks to their parents to their kids, to their kids…

It’s enough to make you resent the white adults that teach their kids this.

It’s enough to then make you resent the kids that you see that stare at you in the stores.

And best of all, since you can’t tell them apart in public until someone steps out of line completely, it’s easier to just put everyone in the same category and just avoid connections with white people in the first place.

‘Cause you know, this is what they really think about us.  So we shouldn’t give them the chance to know who we really are.

And, since they don’t know who we really are, this kind of behavior can be even more justified.  Because we are not to be respected or feared or loved, but mocked.

And then the cycle begins again.

So I’m going to attempt to stop it here.  I don’t have any more words to give to the two idiots pictured above, or those who think like them openly or behind closed doors.  

Instead, my words will be designed to reach the ones who actually are receptive to the fact that we are a people who are angry and hurt over a lot of things, the most important being that most of us will probably never be able to call a place our home country, after being uprooted during the slave trade and forced to build and contribute to a country in which we are no longer welcome.

And that’s just what I’ll do.  From now on.

Meanwhile, y’all enjoy the Nutella.


Written by aceviewblogger

March 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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