This is one massive reality check, folks.
YES WATCH THIS!
It’s only a few minutes long, but holy shit is it terrifying.
And yet, it’s not even surprising. It’s exactly what you would expect.
This is really old, but it’s making the rounds again. So, I’m reblogging.
But honestly, who is this made for?
Black people know this already. Brown people know this already. These are facts of reality.
This is clearly for White people… and I’m so tired of trying to prove to White people what’s around them everyday. I really am. We got a damn mountain of evidence…. statistics, stories, everything you can possibly have and yet here we are, still trying to prove how White people make our lives living hell while how many Black and Brown people are in jail????
I’m just over it.
I totally feel where other bloggers come from when they say they don’t feel the need to teach White people anything. I’m gonna have to start doing that… ‘cause it just feels like an unwinable battle.
It’s like we can’t move the conversation along to the next step ‘cause the majority of White people absolutely refuse to see what happens around them everyday.
They definitely do this. That’s why it’s damn near impossible to talk to white people about racism, b/c even with facts presented to them they will deny it. The other day there was an article online clearly showing that while whites do the same amount of drug (specifically marijuana) Black people are arrested more often. Inthe comments there were a whole slew of whites saying of course Black people must have been arrested in conjunction with some other crimes, we have lower IQs, we need to go back to Africa if we’re so upset. And these comments got hundreds of up votes, and these were only the first few comments, as I couldn’t bare to look anymore.
Whites will continue to deny facts presented to them, because they need to believe they are superior to Black people, no matter how “not racist” they believe they are. Since birth, white people (and all ppl tbh) have been trained to believe they are the superior race, they have all “worked hard” for what they have, and racism is over. To them, it’s in the past, and the media, educational system, and general public back up this notion. So they are able to go along believing this even when presented with the truth b/c they don’t live it.