Did my title offend you? Yes?
Then you are the cancer of modern day civil rights movement.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once famously proclaimed: I have a dream that one day… little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
He envisioned a world where people of color are elevated, not white people being suppressed. He advocated for peace and dreamed of equality, not some cheap, reversed version of the status quo.
It is no accident that Dr. King did not say: I have a dream that one day… little black boys and black girls will be able to dehumanize little white boys and white girls as vengeance dictates.
Racism exists, and if we are to advance as a country, as a society, racism must be eradicated, not shifted. You cannot destroy racism by instilling racism, just like you cannot rid the world of dictatorship by subjecting everyone else to dictatorship.
There are countless people of all races all around the world working tirelessly every day to educate future generations of the perils of racism, fostering in them empathy irrespective of skin colors, and elevating everyone to an equal platform of social footing.
It is necessary to urge, even demand, the privileged to educate themselves about the plight of others and to develop empathy for those unlike themselves.
But how dare you turn decades of hard fought civil rights advancements into a vehicle of your despotic mind, a weapon with which you force people to be ashamed of themselves simply because of how they were born?
Ideas can be changed. Mentalities can be changed. But everyone’s biological makeup is absolutely free from any wrong or shame.
No one should be ashamed of how they were born, and that includes white people.
You better stare into a mirror. No one is born a racist. And yet, you chose to pronounce me as offensive simply because of my white skin. Instead of eradicating racism, you chose to be a racist.
Go reflect on that in a corner somewhere.