…ust are legitimate emotions and responses to racism, appropriately placed, and rightfully deployed. The only person who gets to decide how victims should feel or speak about their pain are victims. Just because you’ve moved on doesn’t give you the right to imply that we victims should.
Once again, I couldn’t make it through an entire article without commenting. I JUST had a “discussion” with someone who commented on an article and tried “should me.” He said I “should be grateful” for any help White people gave our community, even though my article spoke about this false allies who used our trauma for their own personal gain. This one sentence validated everything I said to him. Thank you.