I see a lot of people who are sickened by this weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia. But fewer who are angry. And far too many white friends who are surprised that this blatant hate and racism is out in the open in 2017 and “turning” violent.
I am saddened and outraged that the system continues to perpetuate state sanctioned violence against black people in this country. But I will not share the video, I will not urge you to watch it. I watched it. I regret it. I had already seen the video from the car. I cannot unsee that one…
Their feelings are as valid as yours and your lack of experience and understanding does not give you the right to discredit black experiences and understandings.
Reflecting on the white-washing of history and education and systematic racism.