Unpopular opinion number I forget: Are we done feeling sorry for the white people yet? Because I’m really over that. I could go, oh the rest of my natural lifespan without another story about how the ‘average midwesterner’ didn’t identify with Mrs. Rodam-Clinton and looked to Mr. Trump and is now going to get screwed by him.
About how the Fortune 500 CEOs are nervous about Trump (the ones that aren’t getting jobs from him anyway). About the Republican party having a tiger by the tail.
Are we done talking about white people yet? Because there are a whole lot of people who don’t identify as white in this country that we have never listened to, who have stories being told, and we’re not listening. White people are at least 80% of the media presences on mainstream media, 95% of the leads. They have a disproportionate presence in the board room and as heads of companies because of a system that benefits them to the detriment of everyone else. People who do not fall into the very narrow category of already wealthy and white will perform whiteness or maleness or straightness or cisness to get some of that power and privilege for themselves. If that doesn’t convince you I’m sure I can spend all day trying.
So, I ask one last time. Can we stop centering the white people now? Because by God if you’re going to put me in the middle I’m going to drag all my friends there with me.