I’m going to make this post very clear: if you are white and you are angered by PoC saying they hate white people, you need to sit down and shut up.

No, we are not being racist. Yes, you may encounter prejudice due to your incredibly horrific, brutal, and disgusting actions — both historically and presently — but that is not racism; that is simply anger at the system that you control and use as a method of oppression. Whether you specifically are being racist is irrelevant; you are still an active participant in this system. You are still the oppressors in this hegemony. You are still benefiting from our oppression. And clearly you are still in denial. If you want to help and change the system, stop ignoring history, stop ignoring the present problems PoC face, and stop pretending you are not benefiting — whether intentionally or unintentionally — from our discrimination. 

Here is the sit down and shut up test:

Are you yelling “racism” but not being systematically oppressed?

SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.

Are you shedding angry white tears at PoC?

SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.

Do you try to play the “not all white people” card?

SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.

Do those “white proverbs” upset you?

SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.

Are you thinking about going on anon and yelling at me?

Well go ahead, but theres no point, I will tell you to

SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP.