so listen up
white folks, for real
when PoC are talking about their shared experiences, when we find a minute to laugh and joke about shit that is real for us, shit that happens to us, black, brown, and otherwise, and particularly to exclusion of the experiences of white folks
IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU
it is about us creating a space where we have none, thanks you your parents, your grandparents, your great-grandparents, and so on and so forth.
it is about us trying to just be human amongst ourselves without having to measure up to white standards all the fucking time
and every now and then, if you’re being addressed*, it’s because the shit has gotten so serious someone felt like they should fucking tell you about it
so why not just shut up
and if that’s too hard, and you feel like whiteness is in jeopardy, like you need to defend it
log out of tumblr (and please, by all means, burn your computer)
and turn on your TV
or pick up a magazine
or a book
or a newspaper
and revel in the glaring whiteness all around you
because you have that fucking option
and please let me repeat myself
EVERYTHING WE DO IS NOT ABOUT YOU
and does not need to include you
your opinion is neither desired nor required
so for once
shut. the fuck. up.
*and if you feel like you need to tell us you don’t act like that, then you are one of the folks who really needed to read this.