First of all, my title said “A Lot" of White people.
Secondly, if it doesn’t apply to you personally, why are you commenting? I said A lot. If it didn’t apply you could’ve let it fly.
Thirdly, there are people here who are White and admitted to engaging in many of these behaviors. Just because it doesn’t apply to you, doesn’t mean it’s not valid.
Fourthly, I can’t be racist, only biased. Blacks didn’t create the racial constructs and caste system here in America, we’re just subjected to them. Every. Fucking. Day.
I love how you took one entire sentence and turned the entire essay into something about you and Whiteness, deflecting from the real issues at hand, and that’s racism and microaggressions. Didn’t even acknowledge it exists. So telling. So typical. Highly anticipated.
Lastly, I don’t really care about your excuses or rationales, because they have nothing to do with my realities and my experiences. Thank you for validating my point about how Whiteness will always recenter itself. All you’d have to do is be quiet and we’d never know who you were.
But you can’t, because you’re privileged, and you must always correct anyone attempting to muddy Whiteness.
White people LIKE YOU need to learn how to read, digest, shut the fuck up and learn how to talk to people with respect. Raf