Everyone should read this book, everyone. Robin Diangelo succinctly and effectively pinpoints the problem with discussing the horrors white people have and continue to inflict upon others. How fragility flares into defensiveness when confronted with their cruelty. It’s this reaction that continues to perpetuate racism, the need to sweep it under the rug. All it does is keep the system of oppression intact. Is it intentional, to protect white rights created by the white imagination? Seems so, exactly why Trump won. Diangelo breaks down how this fragility played into a unqualified reality star becoming President of The United States. Attacking everyone from Asians (making them the face of Covid, regardless of nationality and/or ethnicity) Hispanics (build a wall, the Mexicans are taking our jobs), Native Americans (taking their land, alienating them from government aid during crises), blacks (with the handling of Black Lives Matter and more) and women (championing sexual assault with “Grab them by the pussy”) amongst other things. It really came down to whites protecting privileges gained via violent and barbaric acts. Although we’re victims we somehow end up apologizing to assuage their guilt. I told Mick Jagger to give this book to his children, because they got me fucked up, especially Georgia May Jagger, who defended fake friends, and celebrities who have no interest in her. Yet, it was my responsibility to worry about his entitled children liking me, not once questioning how I felt about them and their vile behavior towards me (not into them, how you born in Hollywood to a legend, yet so boring I’m getting the attention…because you’re a basic white- bland, uncool, not it).
People like Georgia May are the most sinister, progressive whites who believe they aren’t racist. Activist who in reality are problematic white people. Unwilling to evolve by checking themselves, instead preaching “My best friend is black, my so and so is black,” tokenizing us to fit into their benevolent narrative. Behind the scenes they allow disgusting jokes, when those deemed other aren’t around. Rather than listening to be better, they think they’re woke, except they are doing everything we complain about, under the guise of being an ally. These girls Katie and Mattie I use to work with were like that, invalidating and morphing my opinions or experiences to suit their needs. And if I’m as a person of color correcting you on experiences you’ve never had, stfu, your opinion is null and void.
Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid totally touches on these types of problematic progressives. At the end of the day own your shit. Be a better human, by treating humans better, and not making it about your discomfort. You’re brutish, the system you created proves it. You weren’t divined by God to be royals you’re really a succession of savages who maintained power. I say this, because as an actual divine I see some people genuinely believed they were. You aren’t. Will you read and apply the lessons from this book? Via: Bibliophile_Maquiallage