“I want to de-friend everyone.”
The Mike Browns of the world do not come to protests, because the Mike Browns of the world are dead, or they’re in prison, or they’re so disheartened to the facts of their life in America that they don’t see the point in changing it.
We should be aware of and sensitive to racism in any way it might pop up because Miss Racism is a sneaky little thing.
I considered my white peers in this respect. Why weren’t they hyphenated? Why didn’t they go around identifying themselves every day as European-Americans?
Or “racial privilege,” for lack of a better term?
Black Americans certainly feel there is an attitude of superiority that’s expressed by non-American Blacks, specifically, sub-Saharan Africans.
Even if it didn’t explicitly say this in the text, the people I had imagined in my head were very much Caucasian.
You have to learn to live with the fact that you are in the demographic for Tyler Perry movies.
“I just don’t see color!”
The sad reality is that black and white in St. Louis are not equal. But sports have that unique potential to create a unifying space in an otherwise unjust system.