Just a reminder to Respectability Politics Supporters: Martin Luther King, Jr. wore suits and loved Jesus and embraced non-violence and spoke the Queen’s English and had a top-notch education and said grace before he ate and said his prayers before he went to sleep.
However, none of that spared him from white supremacy’s wrath.
And that is because white supremacy is neither rational nor moral. It cannot be calmed or reasoned with. It cannot be coddled or soothed. It doesn’t play nice-nice. There is no behavior that you can display that will temper its rage against your existence.
It doesn’t care about the red bottoms on your shoes or the length of your skirt or the hook of your hoodie or the sag of your pants.
And while you believe that respectability is a way in which you can exercise control over the uncontrollable, your belief is a misnomer, a sideshow, a distraction, an illusion, cognitive dissonance.
White supremacy means to extinguish your light simply because it shines.
Period. Point blank.
I’m so glad to see the younger generation waking up to this hypocrisy.
The homeowner at 22 one is killing me.
This meme makes me so angry because it’s so on-target.
I am screaming
this isn’t even funny to me it just makes me want to find the nearest baby boomer and deck them in the mouth
I reblog this every time because it always re-ignites my anger.
I feel you sphynx-prince.
Try being Gen X, we’ve known this for three decades now.
Source: New York Magazine
This is a great comeback for all of that “I don’t see race.” BS
AND YOU BENEFIT FROM IT EVERY DAY
Tweet by @chefnegro says: “White people wanna talk about ‘I don’t see race.’ YOUR ANCESTORS CREATED THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCT OF RACE SO BITCH YOU BETTER SEE IT.”
Baby laughing while getting shots
> Rock star doctor.
I don’t care how old he will be I’m taking my future children to him
That person is in the right field! So many pediatricians are terrible with children; you can tell this person LOVES children and taking care of them.