garythebat asked: Spotted on the platform at the 1st ave L train stop. Never forget.
I didn’t forget.
I tell sincere white people, ‘Work in conjunction with us- each of us working among our own kind.’ Let sincere white individuals find all other white people they can who feel as they do- and let them form their own all-white groups, to work trying to convert other white people who are thinking and acting so racist. —
Malcolm X | The Autobiography of Malcolm X (via sinidentidades)
Just so we’re clear, preaching an “ignore the problem and be nice” colorblind philosophy to people of color means you are not sincere about issues of racism. This is why people of color tell you your opinions don’t matter. You’re not sincere enough to listen. You’re not sincere enough to research the history. You’re not sincere enough to research how race plays a role in our society today. You’re not sincere enough to fight racism in your own community. Your whole entire blog is full of nothing about Whiteness and you want to talk to me about racism? You are not sincere.
Again, white people have been wrong about racism for the last more than a hundred years.
Why would People of Color all of the sudden magically have no understanding of what racism is, and the majority of white people suddenly have all the wisdom and knowledge about racism when the majority of white people have literally always in this country’s history not been aware enough while racism was happening, and have never had the understanding we gain in the future about the past’s racism while People of Color always have while it was actually happening?
What are the chances People of Color are wrong now and the majority of white people are right, based on the repeated past?
“you’re dreaming, I haven’t got time for dreams..”
| Malcolm X
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