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White People: I Don’t Want You To Understand Me Better, I Want You To Understand Yourselves

Ijeoma Oluo
Feb 7, 2017 · 8 min read
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Your survival has never depended on your knowledge of white culture. In fact, it’s required your ignorance.

HH i white person in my DMs, let me respond here in the hopes that I never have to again.

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Why do I know white culture so well? Because I’m a black woman.

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I had to learn how race was invented as a function of capitalism to justify the brutality of genocide and forced free labor.

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The dominant culture does not have to see itself to survive because culture will shift to fit its needs.

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Come for the feminist rants..stay for the selfies and kid quotes. Inclusive feminism here.

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Come for the feminist rants..stay for the selfies and kid quotes. Inclusive feminism here.

The Establishment

The conversation is much more interesting when everyone has a voice. Media funded and run by women; new content daily.

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