Last year on Martin Luther King Day, I reflected upon MLK’s radical critique of U.S. imperialism, an aspect of his legacy which is often forgotten.
This year, I would like us to remember that racism continues to pervade nearly all aspects of life in the United States.
Racism determines health outcomes and life expectancy; racism produces racial segregation for the sake of white supremacy; it fuels a racist judicial system, especially through the war on drugs; it maintains racial inequality in almost every sphere of life, including the political and the economic; and it is behind the United States’ oppression and exploitation of other countries such as Haiti.
I’m sorry to say that I feel uncomfortable with you commenting on so many issues revolving blacks and other minorities. We can speak for ourselves, thank you very much. You don’t know who or what we are.
actually, jess, most of my posts about race are primarily about white people and what we need to do. racism is at least much about white people as it is about people of color. but i would love to read your blog if you have one and feel free to suggest to works by people of color that you think i should read.
and why would you be sorry? if it’s what you feel, then why apologize?