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GOLDIE’S GRIPE: Sharing Messages Edition

This is the kind of BS I deal with daily. This particular message I wanted to share not only because it surprisingly irked me but also because it is black history month.

I don’t find anything wrong with small talk. What I take offense to is how small-minded and uneducated people can be. I do not fish for compliments nor am I insecure and live for someone to tell me I’m beautiful. It isn’t the end of the world if someone doesn’t like your posts or pictures. I post this stuff because I like to share what means something to me, or to bring to light situations that interest me. In this case, ignorance.

Now, with that being said, I am usually always cordial and sincere in my response for someone taking the time to tell/type compliments to me.
But when I didn’t stroke this guy’s ego in particular he proceeds to assume it’s because I “don’t like white boyz”.

No, I happen to like all races and, unlike this guy, I don’t see color as a definitive factor to beauty, lust, or love, or ANYTHING for the matter. I’m in a blended family with a man who is from a blended family living in a country with a steady rise of blended families. This isn’t the first time these comments gets thrown at me either. When I hear or read things like this, it makes me realize that we may never see pass color as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had hoped. In his famous words, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Has that dream really not come into fruition after all these years?

After I comment on his ignorance, he responds by saying “it was a joke geez lmfao” and unfriends me. Hmmm, I don’t think so if you had to go as far as to unfriend me. Perhaps you should work on your material because I failed to decipher the “joke” in your statement through an emotionless computer screen. What I do think is that because you showed your ass the only thing you could do was unfriend me and retreat. His intentions were already wrong. I must’ve offended him by telling him I had a significant other, or that I can type a proper sentence, either way, “friends” like that I do not need on my Facebook. Now, I should be grateful that this was the response I received. I was really expecting a “F*ck you, you’re ugly anyway”, or some sort of rebuttal to that extent. Luckily, this guy wasn’t a hypocrite.

Thank you for unfriending me so I didn’t have to, but I had to do you one better and block you. Now do women everywhere a favor and go back to whatever cretinous cave you crawled out of and don’t emerge until you can see pass color and not use it as a “joke” when things don’t go your way.

"You have to break the vicious cycle from both ends. People have to do their best not to use stereotypes, but at the same time, people have to not live up to them."—Roger Clegg, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity

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