I've been trying to back away from social media lately because it's been pretty triggering and really getting on my nerves of late. Well, it's always gotten on my nerves, but lately, probably due to depression, it's become pretty hard to handle and I find myself lashing out, in my mind, against people whose privileged BS I've become tired of hearing and enduring.
Cry me a river, ok? Just cry me a frigging river!
I have a large circle of friends and fans from all walks of life. The vast majority of my White friends and fans are progressive and antiracist and at the very least, try to understand and be in solidarity with myself and other Blacks and folks of color even when we speak fierce truth to power. You are NOT the ones I'm referring to in this rant.
I'm up to here with White folks who supported Black liberation movements until somebody said something they didn't like, such as calling folks out on their racism, racist behavior or support for institutional racism and racist systems. Then, how they howl and cry reverse racism and how they'll never support "those people" again. Watch those tears flow!
I'm tired of White folks and non Black POC who minimize what I go through as a Black person at the hands of White folks or the system of White supremacy, then expect me to feel a shred of sympathy when they face the anger of Black folks. I give less than 1/32 of a damn about your tears!
Here's another thing that pisses me off - privileged assed gay men crying about injustice, yet working to exclude trans sisters and brothers from LGBTQ. They scream to the mountaintops about discrimination but you don't hear peep from them when trans women and men are murdered or face injustice of the kind being perpetrated in North Carolina and other states.
White and privileged tears piss me off mainly because it's all about their first world privileged problems and hurt feelings and the sympathy they want after telling Black or other marginalized folks to suck it up, deal with it or get over it.
I'm done with it! I have no empathy. Cry me a river!