“Structural power matters.” Yes it does. Thank you for this. I’m learning, too, that I was assuming everyone understood how violent this woman was being, and the traumatic affect her words would have. Your reply to gigglesticks was beautiful, painful and accurate. I guess different life experiences give us… Read more
Read the title of the article again. Everyone is surprised (key word) EXCEPT Black doctors. Yes, we all know discrimination n racism is wrong no matter whom it’s directed at, but this article was written from the perspective of Black Doctors. I myself am a Black RN (Registered Nurse) working on my doctorate of nursing… Read more
Here’s our fundamental difference of perspective: IMO this article is not a news story about brown people and thus requires no mention of brown people. The original video showed a white woman victimizing a medical facility filled with brown people. Yesterday The Root ran an article covering that. Cool. This article,… Read more
But, why is this special? These sites use older/recent articles as launch points for tangential and secondary articles all the time. That’s exactly what happened here: They ran an article yesterday on the video itself. Today, another author ran an article piggybacking off the original, adding the perspective of Black… Read more
The article and the headline told you the exact premise of the essay. Also embedded within the article is the story as originally reported. I fear you misunderstood both articles. I knew what the theme would be and read the article first and then read the original report. I conflated the two in my mind which gave me… Read more
The victims of an unwarranted, unprovoked attack should treat the assailant and her child with more care and respect than she has afforded them. I see. I also see that this woman’s words were not enough for you and you have added ‘savages’ to the mix and doubled down on your desire to protect whiteness above all… Read more
You can still sit with us. Words are words regardless of the target audience, but it’s also usually a safe space to have a discussion outside of the usual marginalization. So while everyone is always invited, it’s rough when an article gets cross posted and the BUT ACTUALLY crew shows up to say we’re being too Black… Read more
This. All the this. Please sit in that ‘but’ for a beat. Best advice ever. Applies to many situations.
No, you don’t have to nitpick here. You are choosing to make your own qualifications of the article hitting or missing a mark that you have defined because you feel entitled to do so. This article was written by an African American author and posted to The Root, an online magazine which centers African American… Read more
Perhaps s/he will take the people who work at the clinic as role models.
Can you imagine *feeling* like this? That whiteness itself could be the panacea that will solve your kid’s chest pain? So she must believe her whiteness is built to improve all situations as well. White supremacy is sooooo illogical. You can’t argue with crazy, so she will continue to dare people to slap her in public… Read more