When PoC individuals point out that you've thrust yourself (intentionally conscious or not) to the forefront of the anti-racist movement and any direction shift you give to the work laid down for centuries by the forefathers and foremothers of antiracism by POC, what they're essentially saying is this;
White people are calling you Mr.Wise while you let them call those PoC activists by their first names.
And if you can't understand what's implicit in that, then you've come a long ass way (in the wrong direction) from when you wrote 'White Like Me' and all the comprehension you claimed therein on what it meant to be doing what you were doing.
Stop being your grandfather running a liquor shop in a black community and expecting to be loved for it.
Friday, September 10, 2010