As a part of a community that has experienced tremendous amounts of bigotry and racism to this day, it is important that we as African-Americans direct our anger and hurt at the institution of racism and not people. Harmful and hateful ideologies such as, “All black people lie, steal and kill,” have to be taught.
I know it hurts when you see yet another act of police brutality against someone who looks like you.
Only because to me rejection is one of those situations that leaves you open to more possibilities.
I know a lot of people have a hard time dealing with rejection, but for me rejection has always been, you know, it’s saving my time, it’s saving my energy. I don’t believe in trying to explain to a man why I am desirable as a black woman. It has never really made any sense to me, and it is what it is. Right, because, and I can admit this, even though it’s really problematic: There was a time where I was guilty of putting racial preferences in my profile. Now we can have a whole conversation about Latino and how there are white Latinos, there are black Latinos, there are Asian Latinos, but that’s what I put in my profile, so we’re just going to be honest, okay?
The system of racism begins with a race designating itself as superior to another.Although we may not have the power or privilege to be racist, we do have the power to stand up for what is right.Now it’s time to put that left fist up and get in formation.To carry out acts of racism, a race must have power and privilege.There has never been a time in American history when a race other than white has had power and privilege over another—especially in the case of African-Americans.I know how it feels to realize that our race makes up 38 percent of arrests for violent crimes even though we are only 12 percent of the population.I know exactly how it feels to be pulled over just because you are black.African-Americans made up 42 percent of stops on the New Jersey turnpike, yet others claim we are being whiny when we bring up past and current discrimination.I know how it feels to proclaim that “black lives matter” and have someone have the audacity to claim that “all lives matter,” as though I was implying they did not.If you’re not already subscribed, please feel free to subscribe so you can get your True Tea every single Sunday in your subscription box. I’m always looking for tea suggestions, so please put them in the comment box below. Because I’ve seen many posts on Tumblr about this topic, but I’ve never seen a clear answer on the subject.Anyhow, today I am actually drinking some vanilla and cinnamon black tea from Trader Joe’s. For example, is it racist if I say I don’t like Asian guys?