So we were talking about role models today, me and a bunch of other people. This in relation to kids in the South Bronx. The context and the place is not really that necessary. So, this chick said this: “We’re talking about positive role models because obviously these kids have none in their…
I just about had an aneurysm READING this. Oh my goodness kudos to you keeping cool I might have snapped into malcolm x mode and schooled chick blissful ignorance or not.
You know what, I’ve learned that there are time and places and people that I can have them conversations with. And I don’t know that chick like that and she’s not even on my team. My teammates (the white ones) know better.
Oh but this is a problem I have found over and over again this year. That many of the white people do this similar thing where they’re projecting their bogus stereotypes.
Sure, children of color in the inner city need more role models that look like they look, but should we discount the role models that don’t? No. Also, don’t assume, you white people out there that may be reading this that YOU need to save US. Any and every assumption you have just take it and throw it out of the window. Why? Because it’s wrong.
Assumptions make asses of people. I can’t believe its so commonplace now to just open one’s mouth and put your foot right in. Critical thinking shouldn’t be a lost art. I unfortunately see this more and more now too but it still floors me. Like did I sleep through the period where so many people got ignorant because I feel like they snuck up on me. One minute all these cool intellectual people were up and coming then they went poof replaced by the stereotying asshats.
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