I’m writing this here, because I just have to get this off my chest. And this might get long and I don’t feel like doing multiple comments..
This is in regards to the quiz that Sabrina posted.
I’m sorry Sabrina, but you telling me that you “dated a black guy before” doesn’t change my thinking or my views..
I realize that to you and some other mutual friends on our FL it is just a quiz and you can *rolleyes* at me all you want.
The fact that you posted a quiz on your LJ stating this sentence: “your belief is storing the white race as dominant” and think it’s just a silly quiz, with silly results that don’t reflect you as a person, is beyond me.. If they didn’t reflect your true thinking, why would you post such a racially charged quote and not think anyone would be up in arms about it and call you on it. Thinking I should just get a grip because it’s just a quiz is beyond me.
Proceeding to tell everyone on your friends list, that “I don’t want you on my FL if things like that bother you.”
Well I am sorry. They do bother me. I don’t care how many “black” men you dated. I don’t care how many “black” people you have as friends IRL or OL.. Posting something with a quote like that is scary. Saying that you are southern and proud, waving your confederate southern pride flag icon, *rollingeyes* at the black woman up in arms at the racist remark in your post… That is scary to me..
Making sure no one sees who responded to your original post and how you defended your quiz and it’s results is scary to me. What are you trying to hide from you friends.
I realize that it was just an “effing quiz” (IT IS JUST A EFFING QUIZ PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!)” as you so gracefully pointed out to me.
The fact that I responded to that “effing quiz” with this:
this is really sad….
especially since my mother and i were just talking today about the fact there was a time in this country that she and my dad, and that brian and i would have been lynched just by having a relationship..
and the fact that you just posted that “your belief is storing the white race as dominant” stated it’s you and are proud, and call me a “friend” hurts me to no end….
there is a reason there are a few states that i would be scared to set foot in with brian and my children and what you posted and the fact that you don’t care that it might offend anyone, that you are proud of it for what it stands for and that you are raising your family that way.. scares me to death……
and i do know the history behind that flag, all of it..
and i was about to say some choice things, but it just isn’t my style, nor do i believe it is what i am called to do.. just know, that i will wait to see if you will respond to this, and then most likely i will be taking you off my “friends” list…
and you responded to me with this:
“WTF? You don’t know how I’m raising my family so don’t fuckin put words in my mouth. My son has NO CLUE that there is a difference in colors and THAT is how I am raising my son. Even if I had racist tendencies I would NEVER instill them into my child. E-V-E-R.
I’m sorry that you are offended by my post. I didn’t say that I stood by what the QUIZ RESULTS were, but that I stand by keeping it posted b/c I am not going to be “scared” into deleting it. IT IS JUST A EFFING QUIZ PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
If you wish to defriend me..fine. My TRUE friends know how I feel and know not to take such a thing to heart.”
Your true friends know not to take such a thing as posting a quiz with the quote “your belief is storing the white race as dominant” to heart.
I mean lets face it, racism is just so funny, right! I mean it’s a laugh riot. I love the fact that I’ve been in a restaurant with my family and it took them 30 minutes to give us a menu, while they waited on every table around us, until my husband spoke up about it. It’s a thrill to me that there are people in this world that would rather kill me and my children because there is “black” in us.. and then to have someone tell me they aren’t going to be “scared” into deleting a post with a racially charged comment. Something that they are so proud to have in their journal. Too proud to admit that it is wrong. So proud that they have to stick up and defend themselves for putting the “silly, racially charged” quiz in their journal…
And then have this to respond to me when I make a comment to the other people who thought I was crazy for being up in arms:
Veronica: ” I’m some people.. and no i don’t think i’m crazy.. i don’t care if there were racist questions or how sabrina answered them. the fact that she can post it and defend it by saying she stands by the results and doesn’t find this statement racist and offensive “find your belief is storing the white race as dominant” and thinks i’m crazy for getting hot and bothered over it.. is very scary to me :(”
Veronica..FYI..I’ve dated a black guy before. 2 to be exact. One of them is on my MySpace FL actually! So TRUST me when I say that I am NOT racist & didn’t mean to sound racist by the posting the quiz. I don’t think that many ppl on my FL know that I dated black guys, b/c well it never came up, but now you know. I hope that this can change your views on me that you’re probably now thinking…”
This comment is supposed to change my view?????
I seriously just don’t understand this.. Any of it.. I mean this has deeply affected me. I just need serious prayer right now, for those that pray, because I just have no idea how to feel about all of this.. It just disturbs me so very much…
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