Dear White America: People of color cannot turn away.

j2Î빕atë2o´cãÕîº÷pÖ·ÜN›œî6±Œý%¶~Ž¿zfKà•oF«ºèüÃÍ­ÖzssúnN.ÿIn the Baltimore Sun, Julia Blount has an article that will be discussed on Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the monthly forum, Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege at the Princeton Public Library, third floor. She writes:

I am not asking you to condone or agree with violence. I just need you to listen.

You don’t have to say anything if you don’t want to, but instead of forming an opinion or drawing a conclusion, please let me tell you what I hear:

I hear hopelessness
I hear oppression
I hear pain
I hear internalized oppression
I hear despair
I hear anger
I hear poverty

If you are not listening, not exposing yourself to unfamiliar perspectives, not watching videos, not engaging in conversation, then you are perpetuating white privilege and white supremacy. It is exactly your ability to not hear, to ignore the situation, that is a mark of your privilege. People of color cannot turn away. Race affects our lives every day. We must consider it all the time, not just when it is convenient.

Here is the rest of her article.

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4 Comments on “Dear White America: People of color cannot turn away.

    • I hear people who have been forced into poverty by a Democrat machine that has been making promises for 50 years in their failed fight on poverty. The Democrat party did not want civil rights so what better way to keep black people down, total dependence on handouts. Wake up black America, nobody owes you anything.

  1. Julia Blount is a 2012 graduate of Princeton University.

  2. It is interesting that conversations surrounding race, often surfaces miss represented political facts that are interpreted in a narrow sense to depict righteousness. Yet, the fiber of the message in Julia’s sharing has a larger voice of truth that rings above the layers of denial, excuses, and negative comments that laced with fear and sacristy. The truth hurts, especially during the first few doses; however, when examined carefully there is a larger picture that can no longer be denied as previously…

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