So like countless other PoCs, I’ve been watching the ongoing horrors in #Ferguson very closely. Like countless other PoCs, I’ve had to endure my share of whites who either don’t know the dynamics that are playing out in terms of institutional racism or are proudly and maliciously spewing as much toxic bile as they can.
If you find yourself in this position, you probably wouldn’t mind some handy resources to educate and eviscerate before utilizing the blessed block function.
The following are resources I’ve found to be useful not only for the #Ferguson tragedy but the discussions on racism and bigotry in general. Hopefully you won’t need them but if you do, here they are. Feel free to repost and share.
ETA: H/T to Catherine Lundoff
“That’s the problem with our obsession to always see two sides of every issue equally… It means we have to pretend there are always two truths, and the side that doesn’t know anything has something to say.” -Broken Clock Moment from Real Time.
And if after all this you have some fool claiming that racism isn’t real or some other ignorant shit that they demand proof for, remind them: