The election campaign was hard. It was hard for
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Just sitting through the constant interrupting, mocking, diminishing and hateful rhetoric was exhausting. Hillary embodies the lie white women have been fed for years. A Nice White Lady. She probably did yoga and journaled and ate salads.
She probably never struggled with getting dishes done or laundry folded. She did all the things right, so she had to become president. But what happened to white women was a shattered identity. You felt like garbage, but there was public outcry; people were upset, people were hurt.
You were hurt too, so you went towards the hurt people, looking for some answers. You were probably met with this:. Hats were knit, signs were made, bus tickets were booked, and off we went to
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Nice white ladies the march would change things, the sisterhood, and then one day after another, every day a horrible thing happened and the shame and guilt built up and up, and any time you looked for an answer you were reminded that it was all your fault. Not as president, and not as protesters. Yes, they marched, but was it a protest or was it a parade? White women, this is for you. Women of colour are in very real danger right now, they do not have the time or the energy to educate us.
We are fortunate that women of colour have been blazing this path for us. They have pages upon pages of resources for us to learn from. People of colour talk about whiteness all the time.
Believe it or not, white people do not talk about whiteness. We need to get with the program. Whiteness is not real, it is an idea that is killing us. Whiteness is what causes white supremacy and Nazi ideology. Whiteness is what makes us afraid to take the bus late at night. Whiteness is what puts people
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Whiteness is not you, personally. But you also realized that you had nothing else. Unlike people of colour, you never developed that other identity outside of whiteness. All this time we tuned
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White women, we have a lot of work to do, and we need to do it fast. For a short time we still have the privilege afforded us by our white skin, for a short time we are perceived as non-threatening.
For a short time we can help people from getting hurt, just by being visible. White men also have many privileges afforded to them by their whiteness. But when it comes to police brutality in particular, white women are the symbol of non-violence.
But we do not know enough about fighting oppression to be on the front lines. This is not White Saviour syndrome. We are not offering charity. We are the support. We are the rearguard.
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We are medics and cooks and squires. But we have to unravel the lies that blinded us for so long, and we have to do it now. Women of colour, thank you for blazing this path for us. Thank you for being the catalyst for change.
Thank you for taking so much time to try to educate us. Thank you for all of your sacrifices and all the times you swallowed your hurt when we ignored you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. A post shared by Rudy Espinoza rudyespi on
Nice white ladies 21, at 4: I am not asking for sympathy for white women, nor am I erasing the experiences of people of colour, people with disabilities, LGBTQ folks, or those who are being discriminated against for religious reasons.
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