Nothing Says Internet Popularity Like
Being linked to from a White Supremacist website. Happy Monday!
ETA: Wow, if you all could see my moderation queue right now.
This is the kind of thing that makes people leave the Internet. It really is. I went through a good chunk of my early life never encountering any blatant racism. I’m sure there was some, but my young, naiveté, and probably my parents shielded me from most of it. No one ever called me a Nigger, or said I couldn’t do something because I was black, or anything like that.
I got to wait until I was all grown up for things like that to happen.
But even still, I don’t think I ever encountered the kind of raw, ignorant, stupid, dangerous, and hurtful hate due specifically to my heritage and skin color until I started this blog. I have been called a Nigger 47 times today. TODAY. And it’s not fucking over yet.
This is the kind of thing that turns people militant.
This is the kind of thing that makes people scared for their well being.
This is the kind of thing that silences voices, and I cannot lay any blame on anyone who chooses silence in the face of this.
This is the kind of thing that makes me a FUCKING ANGRY BLACK WOMAN.
I am not only angry because you have the gall to come here calling me names and telling racist lies yet saying I am the hateful, racist one. I am angry because you don’t want anything but to see me hurt and silenced and shamed, and I will not be. I am angry because it is people like your dumb asses that give white people a bad name. I am angry because it’s due to people like you that we can’t move forward as a culture and a country on race relations. Because for every rational, well-educated and well-informed person who wishes not only to understand, but to make things right, there are 20 of you throwbacks trying to drag the conversation down and everyone into the 1930’s.
Fuck you. And fuck that.
This blog isn’t for you or about you. And if you’re pissed that I won’t let you air your opinions, I couldn’t give less of a care than I do right now. This is not your space, it’s mine. And no, I won’t be coming over there to “discuss” anything with you, because you don’t want a discussion.
You think MY blog is racist and hateful, people? Go visit Stormfront and learn what real hate and racism is like. And if you don’t find it completely objectionable over there, then don’t bother coming back. We do not want you.
You wanted to see me angry? THIS IS ME ANGRY.
Daughter of ETA: Two things. First, the blog is currently set so that folks who don’t have an approved comment go straight to moderation. (This is to keep me from having to delete the Stormfront assholes from the posts. As it is, I’m the only one seeing their messages.) However, this also means any messages of support aren’t showing up right away. Never fear, I will approve non-evil comments when I can. (Nora and Karynthia might, as well, if they happen to be online.)
Second, thank you to everyone coming by posting messages of support and solidarity. I will have to revise my ratio of allies to assholes, because so far there are at least as many messages from you as from them, and that’s only because they had a head start. You are all awesome and I cannot state strongly enough how much I appreciate your words.