If Your Reaction To Charlottesville Is '#NotAllWhitePeople,' You're Part Of The Problem
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If Your Reaction To Charlottesville Is '#NotAllWhitePeople,' You're Part Of The Problem

Your "#NotAllWhitePeople" is the opposite of helping.

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If Your Reaction To Charlottesville Is '#NotAllWhitePeople,' You're Part Of The Problem
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No one wants to hear that you're one of the good ones right now.

If you're upset that a person of color is upset that their life continues to be undermined by the injustice of society because #NotAllWhitePeople...

I'm not sorry to say it's not about you.

People of color won't cater to your feelings of trying to understand or hold your hand through this emotional process because it's their process not yours.

It's not about you or your feelings.

A woman died Saturday, August 12th, during a racist protest including members from the Neo-nazi group, Neo-confederate, and KKK. Two others also died in a police helicopter crash, working the racist protest.

Those that have walked alongside those hateful groups symbolize their distaste to being a human. These individuals were assembled to silence, threaten, and harm anyone who wants equality.

If the biggest summary you got out of this from people of color being upset over issues that personally affect them you are part of the problem. If you try to avoid the issue of racism and try to say "some white people aren't that bad" you are part of the problem. Or that your family has no lineage in slave owning, or that you have a friend that's black or your best friend is black (This argument personally annoys me every time), or that you just want to understand why people of color don't feel the need to explain their frustrations with centuries of oppression at the hands of people who look like you, you are part of the problem.


If you feel the need to justify yourself and say "...what about me?" then you are part of the problem.

If you hear black people and other people of color voicing their opinion and expressing their pain, let them and don't make it about you. Don't let any ideas conjure up in your head about how you're the good person — that's not what's important.

You made a rally about hate about you.

You made a murder by terrorism about you.

You made people getting beat up by racists about you.

You made everything about you when it wasn't about you in the first place.

If you think we should prioritize how you feel and make sure your feelings aren't hurt: check your privilege at the door on your way out.

Seriously.

#NotAllWhitePeople is the opposite of helping.

Check your privilege.

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