Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Shit White People Riot About


I had the displeasure yesterday of seeing a Facebook post saying that the Ferguson protests, which my fellow white people seem to love calling "riots," are "confirming ghetto stereotypes."

Putting aside the fact that we white people created these stereotypes in the first place, may I ask what stereotypes we white people confirm about ourselves when we riot over sports, beer, pumpkins, and because a football couch was charged with child molestation. Not because they were mad at the coach or because he was able to get away with it for so long, but because he had been accused of doing it and they liked him.

17 Reasons White People Riot

Also, how come we white people are more concerned about black people causing property damage and not our own tendency to abduct children and shoot up schools and malls and such?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm to infinity.

1 comment:

Whitnee W said...

I like the questions you raise towards us white people as this Ferguson trial has been coming along. It's embarrassing that white men think they're higher than others enough to ignore the seriousness of the racial issues Ferguson has brought up. I feel like this incident has made it even clearer that some change needs to occur as far as the way different classes are interacting.