While I’m amazed and proud of the marches going on around the country & world..
The rightfully bitter part of me is annoyed to see all these white women out there holding signs and chanting for their equality.
Like where were ya’ll when my people were out there against immigration? When we had/have people in power dehumanizing us? Saying we were criminals depleting the system and stealing jobs from Americans?
As a Chicana, it’s a hard pill for me to swallow, so I won’t. I won’t apologize for how I feel and I won’t feel bad for ‘alienating’ any of my white followers because now you know how I feel. How we feel. How I feel everyday when I walk out of my house. How I feel when someone tells me to “Go back where you came from.” Okay I will, I will go back to Monrovia, California. It will be my pleasure.
But at the end of the day, you will never know how I feel. How having brown skin makes the world different for me. How ashamed I felt once to be Mexican, because society was telling me how shameful I was. How lazy, gang banging, stupid and ILLEGAL I am. When in fact NONE OF THOSE ARE TRUE. Not a single one of them. And it hurts. Hurts so bad to see my people treated like shit. Hurts me to my bones.
And it hurts to not see white women come out in droves to stand with us against the systemic racism we face each day. Pero when it is beneficial to them, no mames! They have those pretty signs and spirited chants.
But remember my friends we help this country flourish. We give and give. And we get shitted on. Pero no mas, not anymore. We are too proud, we are to good. We are too hardworking.
And we fucking know it. So yeah, I am a brown woman and proud. I want us to have equal rights. I want my people to be treated with the dignity they deserve.
I’m not trying to make anyone angry and if you do get mad, why?
Think about it.
And I get it, not all white women voted for Trump.
Just, you know.. 53%.