Tuesday, November 25, 2014
If you're having trouble understanding why there is uproar over #Ferguson, I can point you to this quote from last night's decision, "If you are outraged, you are privileged. If you're scared, then you're a person of color."
There are incredible essays on the internet today. But this one by Mary C. Curtis, award-winning journalist of The Washington Post brings it home, "Reverse the numbers, and reflect."
I hope you read it. "When White Friends Don't Believe What Blacks Go Through."
Yet whites are, frequently, disappointingly, incredulous. Very often a “friend’s” reaction that goes something like this: “I don’t think a police officer would stop anyone for no reason at all.” Or: “You must have done something suspicious.” Or my favorite: “If you haven’t done anything wrong, you don’t have anything to worry about.” I am not some child coming home with some tall tale, and I am certainly not a delusional liar... And whites need to believe blacks when we say what we’ve been through.
By Royal Decree of Alexandra at 10:27 PM