From our article #BlackPeople — The Worst Forms of Teachers, you think we’re “having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority” by simply asking to put your feelings aside in the context of which one would understand why feelings would get in the way when what we’ve then asked for was honest reflection?
You’ve somehow managed to misunderstand the entire tone of the article to reason that at the point of that question we’ve somehow developed some kind of patronizing superiority, for which I am absolutely sorry.
And I don’t think you fully understood the idea that we are, in fact, teachers. Remember in our opening introduction, a Teacher is one that shows or explains how something is done. This doesn’t require intent for we become teachers by what we say and do regardless of whether we intend to or not.
I’m surprised you’ve taken the position of: “No, I won’t change! The world needs to change! It’s not my job, it’s theirs!” Do you honestly feel we’re so lucky enough to be able to wait for the world to get it together? While we do what? You’ve answered: “no”, to our “So what do we do?” suggestion, so, you feel while we wait we should do nothing radical to even help the world? To speed up the process? How long are we suppose to wait? How MUCH longer are we suppose to wait? How long are we suppose to suffer while we wait? Do you know how long we’ve already waited? How much longer should we continue to sit on our duff, complain about the world not getting to know us and expect a hand-out from the world on their willingness to budge first, before we decide to take action towards helping them to see us differently especially amidst content to the contrary that we’re already inundated with? Which other black kid would you have die while we wait on 6 billion people to get it together?! No effing thanks, my friend; we do NOT have the luxury of feeling so entitled.