Using My Voice

“Talking about race makes white folks feel sad, they’ll say. ” – Jose Vilson

This Saturday Michael Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted murder for opening fire on car of teenage boys.  One of the boys, Jordan Davis, was killed but the jury was unable to convict on that count. Dunn faces up to 60 years in prison.  None of that for murdering a 17 year old.

“Talking about race makes white folks feel sad, they’ll say. “

We live in a country where we teach black boys in our classrooms and then are afraid of them in the streets.

“Talking about race makes white folks feel sad, they’ll say. “

We live in country where when a unarmed black girl comes to your door for help you can shot her in the face.

“Talking about race makes white folks feel sad, they’ll say. “

I live in a place where every conversation about racism is about one person’s statements or feelings.

“Talking about race makes white folks feel sad, they’ll say. “

You are damn right, Jose, talking about racism makes me sad. Because it fucking should. We should fucking be sad. And disgusted.  And disappointed.  And honestly, white people, if you’re not all those things you are not paying attention.

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5 thoughts on “Using My Voice

  1. Much complexities that relate to the various notion of white liberal guilt and those who elect to ignore the obvious: Race does matter. It should not be ignored but embraced. Great post!

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