…ent with their own. Whites should not to be able to simply ignore you or claim you have to be nice. Reminds me of the movie, "A Few Good Men" where Jack Nicholson response to Tom Cruise request for some paper work, Nicholson asked, " you got to ask nicely." A better method of gagging your views, you will not find. Simply ignore your views- dismissing you out of hand will effectedly gag you.
This is exactly what I mean!!!! Asking us to be nice is essentially gagging the other party, preventing them from speaking freely. Asking someone to be nice informs the other party to the conversation before it even begins, the person doing the asking is fragile, has motives or is trying to be manipulative.
In order for the relationship dynamics to change and in order for us to actually be the nation we are on paper, we must begin to undress how our systems and institution have worked for the past 400 years. We must also examine the social behavior of White people, and the role that behavior plays in maintaining White Supremacy. There are a lot of things White people can’t help, but some of the learned behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes are individual choices.
Bullying victims gets you nowhere. Even animals will turn on their owners when they’ve had enough. We’ve had enough, and it seems every 50 to 100 years, there is a Black/White uprising in America because White people refuse to treat us as equals, as partners, and humans. I’m exhausted of being nice. It’s another burden on our backs we shouldn’t have to carry. Thanks so much for reading and understanding what I meant.
We are at a tipping point, and instead of White people being more humble and understanding, they appear to be more provoking, antagonistic, and vested in not understanding White Supremacy. Moving forward will never be an option if White people keep insisting on treating us like it’s the 1920s.