click through to see 17-year-old me get real pissy with my AP Gov teacher [names removed]
I just found an outraged letter 17-year-old me wrote to my 12th-grade AP Gov teacher when I became completely overwhelmed by our legitimately ridiculous workload
this should be fun to reread
ANATOMY of a white call-out
-white person comes to defense of brown community, publicly calls out racist article + comments
-includes own analysis
-receives massive response in comparison to call outs from brown community
-spreads on basis of the white person analysis of a brown person’s work, and not the call out
-brown person from brown community adds to the call out, makes separate discussion about how white words are more valued, which gets no attention
-brown comments + white callout spread around by the people being called out, who do not address being called out, do not mention that they are the ones being called out, and overall suggest that they also have not investigated what’s being called out (if not true, they thereby cover their asses) and tag for their massive following “racism” until it gets all the way back to the brown community
How does this work. When does it end. When are we brown folks going to be valued. How is white defense of brown bodies going to work when the whiteness that grants them the power to defend us also grants them a separation from brownness, even when they don’t intend it.
When will our words be heard at all?