What I’ve Learned, Part 2

Here’s a little taste of what I’ve learned from some white, right wing Americans lately:

*Protestors who participate in the BLM movement are actually saying, “I hate this country and want to move.” It couldn’t be that black people simply want to live—it’s that they want to live somewhere else. Racism does not exist anymore.

If you see a picture on Facebook of a black man helping a white woman in Houston, or if you get along with your black co-worker today, or if a black couple has started coming to your lily white church, there’s your proof that there is no racial divide in America. We all get along, and we’re only being told that there’s inequality or injustice by the media—you know, like how TV programs showed Bull Connor’s attack dogs during the Civil Rights Movement just to get everybody riled up. Remember: racism does not exist anymore.

If you can find a black person who disagrees with the NFL protests and will speak up about it, then you as the anti-protester are right (as if you didn’t know that already), and racism does not exist anymore.

If you can find a black person who supports Trump and will speak up about it, you should rejoice because “one of them” agrees with you, and this is your playing card in the pro/anti Trump argument. And why do they agree with you? Because racism doesn’t exist anymore. (Trump’s not racist. He just wants to make America great again. And he said he wanted to unite our country in his inaugural speech, which is as good as actually doing it.)

If you see a Nazi or Klansman in the street, fear not. He’s just exercising his right to free speech. Despite the existence of organized groups whose sole purpose is the denigration of minorities and the exultation of the white race, racism does not exist anymore.

If you have a black friend, racism doesn’t exist. If you’ve cheered for a black defensive lineman on your school’s football team, racism doesn’t exist. If you’ve personally never experienced racism, racism doesn’t exist. If you say racism exists, you’re criticizing our great country. And if you criticize our great country, you should GIT OUT. 

*See above.

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