Can people quit trying to hang white guilt on white people? It goes without saying that slavery was one of the most horrendous happenings in history. Justice must be served in the present to progress in the future however. Of course, no one wants to be stained with the sins of their father’s.
There is no Black empowerment without White empowerment. All power to all people. The moment you demagogue against a group or play victim to another group, you give up our power for progress. That is how we make enemies out of the very Brothers and Sisters that we need in order to move forward. This is what creates a people feeling so marginalized that we get things like the alt-right or the new extreme left.
And the everly blooming Magnolia sayeth this, “We may be through with the past; but the past ain’t through with Us.”
In my experiences the most racism I’ve experienced is always from the people who are the most eager to pronounce how “not racist” they are. What are they truly compensating for, why are they trying to prove this to us so much? Not to be needlessly combative, as we need all to care, but the problem here is the care should be for one another’s plight and not solely about their race. The construct of race is false and blinding.
We are a complex society where no one movement can define our humanity. Rather, movement comes from each solitary action, building blocks on lovingkindness to each individual whom we interact with. And Oneness can only be achieved by loving even those who we see as enemies.