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.
don’t listen to country save for maybe Shania, but…hands down my fave country song. I…
YES! She was trying to be a country singer for a minute! I remember that!
A couple of you are making me feel like I am not the oldest person on Tumblr!
OMG play Patty Loveless’ ‘Blame it on your Heart’!
I will do that but that means there will be two more country videos.
I probably would too. You think they’re sympathizing with you and in hindsight they’re really making it about…
I agree but I think the reason I would have later been mad at myself was because that woman was upset when SHE was confronted with it. Not when she saw someone else actually being abused. The lady wasn’t a victim at all but the idea of it alone, made her cry.
Yet, still didn’t speak up during.
I wouldn’t have thought about it at the time. I think I would have seen how upset she was and then felt like she was just as hurt by it as I was. I wouldn’t have thought better until later, I think. At that moment, it is so upsetting, emotional and scary that I think I would have been happy for ANY sign of someone being on my side.
I had major side-eye for that woman. She was crying like she was the victim.
…and in true fashion the black woman said “Thank you” to her. Think about that. Now, the REALLY fucked up part of it is that I think I would have thanked her too.
It terrifies me as well knowing this could happen any time. Knowing that there is really no safe space for us.
…and that is it in a nutshell. “No safe place for us.”
I wanted to punch him the throat. The “Black Card” really? She was the only person in the store being harassed so if…
They don’t see anything wrong with it though. That is the part that is so upsetting to me. It’s perfectly acceptable to “Not be racists” AND “Not get involved.” They see no connection there what so ever. It’s terrifying to me.
white guy. “Probably played…black card, right?”
I felt rage when I saw that.