okay. i’ve tried hard to think of a way to get the white muns to actually listen, which is probably impossible, but i’ve tried. i know that white people’s reaction to being called racist is to be defensive and lie to themselves and rage against the people who dared call them racist. i’m saying this as a white person who used to do all that.
so, to the white muns who reacted to last night’s “””drama””” by making it about themselves instead of the community that was attacked:
even though people (especially poc) have every damn right to call you racist (which you were being), let me phrase this in a different way:
you were selfish.
a community was attacked, and you responded by making it about yourself. by talking about “racism against white people” or “not all white people” or “i’m white and i’m not racist”. the minute anything even remotely uncomfortable happened in your field of vision, instead of coming to your poc friends aid, you talked in tags and vagueposts. you talked about how “as a white person not all white people are bad” when that was never the point.
you made it about you.
basically, as a house caught on fire, you decided to dump buckets of water on yourself instead, doing nothing but making you look like an idiot and helping no one around you. that is why people are mad at you. that is why people unfollow you and block you and don’t trust you anymore.
because they know that when the next fire comes (and it will be against the poc community because it always has and always will), you aren’t going to try and save them. when they needed you, you tried to save yourself when you were never remotely at risk of catching on fire.
and they have every damn right to hate you for that.