When ISIS strikes, Muslims worldwide are told they need to denounce the violence.
When Blacks riot, Blacks everywhere are told to renounce the violence.
And even if they DO renounce the violence, they’re still viewed with suspicion.
When Whites act atrociously, when they kill indiscriminately, when they abuse or threaten or mistreat, no one has to appolize or renounce or defend themselves except the perpetrator.
Why is that? Why does a Black riot /ISIS attack constitute a large plot against the order of society where all Blacks/Muslims are suspected of being a danger to us… but a White riot is just… radicals. A few fringe crazies?
Shouldn’t anyone who asks their Muslim neighbour to renounce the violence of ISIS now also ask me to renounce the violence of the KKK?
For the record, I’ll gladly speak against it. I’ll gladly renounce white supremacy, the KKK, and all that goes with it. No, I most definitely do NOT support the archaic idea that white people are somehow better than, or more than, Black/Brown/etc. people. Because we’re not.
But the fact of the matter is that no one expects me, or requires me, to say that in order for me to go on feeling as safe as I felt before. No one is going to side-eye me at the store today and wonder if I have crazy political and social leanings. I’m white so they really don’t care.
Whites can be terrorists. The guy who drove a car into a crowd of peaceful Black protestors yesterday? A fucking terrorist. Don’t try to tell me otherwise.
And yeah, no one asked me, but I’m going to say it anyway. I renounce them – their violence, their hate and their antiquated ideas.