I am worried about the consciousness of Whiteness.
Majoring or taking a class in black studies does make you an expert in all things black. I live this every day. I don’t just stroll into a classroom.
For the unfamiliar, gentrification is the process in which white people move into an economically depressed area, usually urban, and in awe of its unmediated authenticity, they inhale sharply, sucking up all the culture, suffocating the native population.
If you’ve ever had any doubts that White privilege is real and not just something people say to piss you off, reading tweets from the Twitter #CrimingWhileWhite will certainly erase those doubts.
“I just don’t see color!”
From Vogue calling 2014 the era of the big booty, to Twitter proclaiming Iggy and Macklemore the “King and Queen of Rap,” white people are claiming it all.
Eye-rolls for endless days.
Black People have had a consistent trajectory over the last 50 seasons and there’s no sign of slowing down. They’ve got guys like Sharpton, power hitters who in recent years have excelled in cleaning up their plate discipline.
We only need to agree that empathy and concern for others are values we share.
Sure, I suppose you could call what I’m talking about “reverse racism,” but really any type of prejudice or discrimination towards any person based on their ethnicity or skin color is just blatant racism.