I had to read her essay for English(that she wrote in 1986). A classy way to describe the word nigger and how it was/is used in the African American community. I respect that her mother kept the negative connotations from her as a child until necessary that she know, but with that being said, why are we still having to read about this? Why is the word “nigger” still such a controversial topic? It’s 2013 people, stop being offended by a word and stop relating it to such negative ideas. MOVE ON.
This is the only stupid thing I saw in the Gloria Naylor tag.
And what is still incredible to me about white people (and probably will always be incredible to me) is that they can read the work of one of the most profound and incredible African American female novelists and not understand the writing at all. They just do not get it. Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, James Baldwin… nobody can help them.
They CANNOT comprehend anything that disrupts their white privilege or challenges white supremacist thought.
It is incredible to witness as a black English major and it’s also very scary. That you can read that excerpt and all you get out of it is that “nigger” is no longer a meaningful words and black folks should get over it.
Prayer circle for white folks.
“I had to read works by people of color telling the truth about white supremacy and white people’s complacency in it! Black people just need to get over it because I’m tired of hearing how they are dehumanized on a regular basis by white supremacy”
That’s pretty much what that fucker said.
“Why do we still read about this?”
Because those who do not learn from the fucking past will never learn.
Because fuck ass ideologies like the OPs exist.
THAT is why. Clearly they have learned NOTHING if that is their reaction.
You need to read more and more until it is burned in your fucking psyche.(via sourcedumal) white people stahp (via native-detroiter)
I don’t want to be
your entire world, no.
I would be happy
just to be your morning coffee,
your hanging car keys,
but if lost throws off
your entire day.