Most white people are not truly mourning Justine. Most of white people are mourning what the killing of Justine means: That Whiteness isn’t guaranteed to protect them and, in the blink of an eye, they can find themselves in the same plight as black people, which they thought the promise of Whiteness was supposed to prevent.
Now the people you pay to entertain you are desperately trying to wake you up. And they’re right to do so. We don’t deserve to sleep through civics anymore. We don’t deserve to enjoy The Simpsons or Agents of SHIELD without thinking about Trump. Not until we fix this.
…itioned as a status symbol in the misogynoir that runs rampant in the Black community on the whole. It is time that Black men who stubbornly assert that they prefer White women come clean and tell themselves as well as the rest of us the ugly truth: society has succeeded in making them hate the women they have come from.