What I’m advocating for is to *listen* to what black people have to say about racism. This information can be extremely challenging but it’s a necessary perspective if you ever want to think critically about racism instead of simply amplifying your own feelings in an echo chamber forever.
Excellent. Emily, this post has now been re-purposed for you. Let’s *listen* now and let our ideas be challenged, shall we?
This black person says that ALL lives matter. (What a concept, huh? #AllLivesMatter, that’s a movement I could get into.)
A couple more. This black person discusses the connections between slavery, racism, income gaps, and the plight of African-American families:
And this black young person patiently refutes a particular #BLM supporter who, it seems, 1) can’t process the concept of “legal immigration” (as opposed to illegal) and 2) handles all disagreement by yelling:
Emily, did you listen? It should have taken a little more than 21 minutes. Let us know in the comments if you did, and if you learned anything.
UPDATE: From the comments (thanks Kurt), this black person finds that a lot of racism dissipates when blacks practice individual responsibility:
Emily, did you “*listen*” to her experience? I don’t know, maybe the pro-life and God-talk would be too much for you?
Also from another post of V’s, an interesting debate among black people:
The two left-wing #BLM reps get most of their facts wrong and can barely put a coherent thought together. The other guy shows great patience in trying to help them state a coherent thought, although he also tells them the truth about how angry and complaining they are. Yes, I *listen*ed to the whole thing. Have you?