I’m always annoyed about why black people have to bear the brunt of everyone else’s contempt. If we are not totally understanding and smiling, suddenly we’re demons.

-Toni Morrison

 


 

Me too, Toni. Me too. Yet there are crickets or we’re told to shut up when we complain of our constant mistreatment.

When did we take on the weighty role of the scapegoat who doesn’t have the right to feel, disagree, have a bad day or simply be? And why? [rhetoric, but you’re welcome to answer]

 

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12 comments

  1. nidotopianwarrior · July 10

    Plain and simple whites are afraid of us. The same way a buffalo is afraid of a lion

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  2. ShelbyCourtland · July 10

    Well then, I must be the worst kind of demon because I am certainly not ‘Ms. Sunshine’, not at all and who don’t know that by now is dead and planted.

    Nidotopianwarrior is right! They are afraid of us and I wish they had even more reason to be. That is exactly why the ‘whites’ invented drones. It is because they are scared shitless when faced with actual confrontation. They will never engage a Black man or woman in hand-to-hand combat without being strapped because we would whoop their ass eight ways to Sunday and send them crying to their mama!

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    • kelley · July 10

      Ha! So very true. They stay in the lab inventing diseases and writing ways to manipulate your mind though! That’s their “strong” suit.

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  3. Silksache't · July 11

    so true, we have been the scapegoats for years, and thats why we are getting so much backlash now, because we standing up and trying to make strides to be better as a people. and bigoted whites dont like change, they never have and they never will

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  4. nosyjosie · July 11

    And how dare us expect better than what they have deemed we deserve. SMH…I refuse to accept that my place in life is “invisible until further notice.”

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    • kelley · July 11

      Yes! The right to be treated like humans?! The nerve!

      Thanks for your comment, Josie.

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  5. nosyjosie · July 11

    “It’s unfair to burden black and brown people in this country with the obligation to navigate police encounters safely,” -Equal Justice Initiative Founder & Executive Director Bryan Stevenson.

    http://www.eji.org/presumption-of-dangerousness-behind-police-abuse-of-black-people-cbs-this-morning

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