It’s always been that way, hasn’t it? Here’s just another example: an old white woman sees a black youngster selling candy and has to protest, claiming her own righteousness.
God Almighty these people have nothing better to do than harass young Black entrepreneurial kids?
•Black child is selling candy
•Random old woman comes demanding to see a business license🤦🏽♂️
POC & White Allies: Record Everything pic.twitter.com/SkBhIqelip
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) July 11, 2018
The most telling moment in the woman’s complaint:
“They do it all around the country and you should see how they live,” the woman says.
As the teen counts the candy Lopez tells the woman that she’s ignorant.
“How dare you call me a racist, you have no idea,” says the woman to Lopez who completely ignores her and leaves the scene to get cash.
“They”. You should see how “they” live. And then to complain that you’ve been called a racist.
The man who bought all the candy is named Jay Lopez. He was being more than an ally — he was a collaborator. We all need to be more like that. It’s time to subvert the dominant paradigm.
The first comment on the Twitter thread is this one, and it’s also very true:
Everyone needs to go to their grandparents house, and change the channel on the tv.
— TheShrike (@bklinger62) July 11, 2018
I’m pleased to say that I’m at my mother’s house this week, and she watches MSNBC, and last night we watched Rachel Maddow together. Just sayin’ there are some grandmas who don’t need their channels changed, and we all know which poisonous network that comment is talking about.