Today's lesson, Racism. If you see something written here that you’ve said or done, use it as an opportunity. Take it as a wake up call and make the decision to grow, change and be conscious of your own privilege. Remember, I am not a speaker for the entirety of a people. Use this blog as a reference tool, not as the one and only view on the topic.
There is a lot of push back from women who claim to be feminists but don’t believe race is part of the conversation. I’ve seen impassioned arguments and explanations as to why the two things must be talked about together. It never fails to end with the faux Feminist saying that the person explaining is just trying to hijack the movement. Which means, in the eyes of the faux Feminist, the person speaking is not a woman. I am going to show you, in numbers, in black and white (Literally) why if you believe intersectionality is not something that needs to be addressed, you are wrong.
The following is from a nationwide statistical study done in 2008. It came from this website and more specifically from this file. For the really lazy (and in denial) of you, I’ll even tell you exactly where to look for my numbers: Table 30.
Crimes of Violence
Simply put, if you are telling us now, when we are getting almost double the crimes committed against us, that we need to “Wait our turn,” what reason would we have to believe that once you get your justice, you will come back for us?
Now is the time. Helping those at the bottom, by default, will help you. How and why would anyone ever argue against it?
[Edit] The numbers represent that actual crime rate. Not the total number of people affected in any given group.