I'm not clear on exactly what point you are attempting to make for an article that was not directed at your demographic. This is free press and I am entitled to write to any audience I choose. That is not racist, sexist, or anything else. You are becoming defensive on a topic that has absolutely nothing to do with you and this will be my last response.

Your words do not upset me, but rather they are curiously odd. How you, as a White man, believe that you have the authority and experience to speak on what a Black woman feels is both tiresome and unfortunately all too familiar.

And I take it from your statement about my "privileged life as a citizen in America" that you do not live in the US and do not have proper knowledge of the African American experience in the country, particularly that of the Black woman.

A nationwide conversation on racism began when a policeman brutally murdered a Black man while being filmed. He was one of many Black men who died unarmed at the hands of police. There are also many Black women who suffered the same fate. I do not have the time or desire to educate you on Black American history, but please read my previous articles, starting with "But I Never Owned Slaves" and you may have a better understanding of why this exchange is fruitless and how attempting to label me as a racist is laughable.

You are the only person who does not understand the content of this article. You don't have to guess what I'm trying to do - if you read the article the meaning is evident. It is not my job to educate you. This article was written to help White women understand the thoughts of ONE Black woman. You continue to assume that I am speaking for all women but this is about BLACK WOMEN. We can write about our own experience and believe it or not, it doesn't have to include every other group. We as Black people have heard the White experience our entire lives. It is time that we spoke up to tell OUR story, not yours. You are entitled to your opinion and I'm entitled to no longer engage.

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