Sometimes - just sometimes - my mind wanders in a weird direction, and I have this sudden urge to start asking some counterproductive questions of my own, such as:
1) Why is it that when a black person criticizes something about televised portrayals of black people (for example), whites rush to say, "It's just TV; it's not real"...yet these are the same whites who watch the same portrayals of black people and automatically accept all that false information at face value?And so on, and so forth.
2) Why are white people so ready to believe negative information about a people, without conducting their own research to see if that information's valid in the first place?
3) Why are white people so desperate to believe their superior to everyone else? Why do all they all seem to have a severe inferiority complex? What are they compensating for?
4) Why don't white people ever seem to know anything about non-white people? And why do they insist on speaking when they clearly don't know what the hell they're talking about?
5) Why can't white people learn, understand, and then accept what's going on around them? Why are they always in such deep denial about everything?
6) Why do white people think white racism is black people's problem (as in "We don't think about racism much because that seems more like black people's problem")?
7) Why do white people whine, rant, bitch, and throw full-on tantrums about wanting black people to take time off from talking about their struggles with white racism, but never whine to and browbeat other white people into stopping racism altogether? Where's that same energy and conviction and determination then?
POC - what questions do you sometimes feel like asking white people who walk up to you and start pulling this shit?