For Whites (Like Me), Who Are Pissed. We Are Not Ignorant.

it is time we as a society start talking about racism. i know it makes white ppl feel uncomfortable, but we are not colorblind, even though that is what we continue to tell ourselves! the police aren’t colorblind, the judges and district attorneys aren’t colorblind! not talking about racism in a true and honest fashion does not make it not exist, it means you are consenting to these acts against humanity! we are all connected, all of us, and when our neighbors and friends and strangers are treated unfairly, everyone in society suffers. it is time!

formations. // living at the intersections of self, social, spirit.

I debated the “pissed” of this title. I realize it’s not nice. And I didn’t want to alienate readers who might be put off by it. (Like my mom. Sorry, Mom.)

But “mad,” “angry,” even “outraged” just don’t capture it. So it’s “pissed.”

We get “pissed” at someone or something. It is (or, at least, feels to me) targeted and specific. It’s directed. It’s sharp.

And I’m pissed today about the death of Jonathan Ferrell.

Tragedies upset us. Life is hard and people suffer, sometimes cruelly. And as a parent now, when children or young people die by illness or accident my “the universe can be so brutal and unfair” antennae tunes in so hard it hurts.

But this is worse. This worse than hurts, because it is not that kind of tragedy. This is not an accident.

And we are not ignorant.

In case you didn’t hear, here’s the…

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