Ok, time for me to chime in…
White people are not the standard of humanity.
Here’s the thing about white privilege… White people have the option to either “buy in” to the privilege or not.
They have the benefit to walk around carrying open firearms to compensate for their lack of confidence in… other areas.
They have the benefit of having their own taking the multiple lives of people, who look like them, with no consequence of cultural shaming because of that person’s actions.
They have the option to ignore the injustices perpetrated against people of color every single day.
People who look like me do not have that option.
Keep in mind that this is not a racist statement. This is fact. White people have never had the indignity of being defined by another group to justify the negative actions that people of color, Black people in particular, have been and continue to be assaulted by.
Is it racist that I am a proud man of African and African American heritage?
Is it racist that I celebrate my culture on the daily through my work and my actions?
Is it racist that my standard of excellence is based on the household that I grew up in, the amazing men and women that I am fortunate to share immediate DNA with as opposed to others who don’t “look like me?”
Do I use my anger at the climate of this country, the absolute disrespect and, in some cases, outright institutionalized terrorism against people of color (especially people colored like me) in a negative way to denigrate other cultures?
Hell fuck naw.
If that were the case, you might be “shocked” that I posted this.
It’s not about being helpless. It’s about knowing the odds you’re up against.
Peep game: for all of the rhetoric, all of the opposition, African Americans not only have survived, but exceeded, to an extent, the limitations that were imposed upon us. Yet, we bear the weight of the sins perpetrated against us. We have fools attempting to “justify” the MURDER of an unarmed young man on the basis that he might have stolen a cigar or because he might have had marijuana in his system… And,weare expected to understand, and accept, that justification.
Fuck. That. Corny. Shit.
I am not a victim. Young Black men are not targets for impotent, pea-brained goobers are so afraid of a level economic, cultural and generational playing field that they have to murder the supposed competition to maintain a status quo that they themselves are not a part of.
I am done with the bullshit… Period.
I’m tired. I’m tired of the bullshit outrage certain people are feeling because they’re being taken to task. I’m tired of people calling others racist, not because they are being oppressed, but because they don’t like to be reminded of this country’s original sin.
At this stage of the game, all the comments contrary to the stance of compassion and justice are based on laziness of thought and, especially, action. In other words, it’s a whole lot of “I’m not______” passivity politics.
If these voices are not actively acknowledging nor addressing the issue in a real way, they’re full of shit, plain and simple. They are trying to justify their inactivity, they are trying to piss on our heads and tell us it’s raining.
Their inactivity tells me exactly who they are. Their “facts,” their hollow reactive “outrage” against the truth, their middling excuses does not hold water.
They are a waste of time.
I am about justice. I am about true equality. When I say something, it’s because I’ve analyzed the situation 360°.
There is no way on G-d’s green earth that anyone with a quarter of a brain could justify murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed, defenseless 18 year old Black man who was about to begin college before racism snuffed out a possible shining light on this country. If, by any chance, you have the audacity to try and defend it…
You are not intelligent. You are not informed. You are a bleating sheep that needs to be culled from the herd.
You are a racist, Plain and simple.
Yeah… I said that shit.
So, are white people the gold standard of humanity? No. Not by a long shot. But then again, neither are Black people, nor Asians nor Latinos, etc. Humanity is humanity and we should all strive for a higher standard of being human.
So, if anyone doesn’t understand my rage, if they want to come mix it up in a bullshit debate, if you trolls are looking to stir some shit up?
Bring it. But trust, y’all are bringing a knife to a gunfight…
And, I pack a howitzer.
Chronicle: The Art of Jiba Molei Anderson is now available for print exclusively at Amazon. Grab a copy if you so choose. 10% off the cover price. Peace.