A very descriptive portrait of a post
Do any of TMR's regular readers remember the post "White Racism And White Ignorance (Go Hand-In-Hand)"?
Portrait of a regular reader
It was about how the Grammy Awards' favoring of Macklemore and Lorde, while obviously rescinding it's top honors from black artists, affected a friend's job with a NewAge employer?
“The NewAger still didn't 'believe' it - and, of course, in The Age of the Internet, she wouldn't check the facts to see if she was wrong - so, from here on out, she's arguing purely from ignorance, insisting Lorde had been unfairly persecuted by blacks because Lorde's white. The conversation starts getting louder - and uglier.”
This could be a donkey.
Oh man, the number of white denials TMR has received that this type of colorblind racist stuff is happening (and that such pettiness, on the part of whites, is negatively affecting black's financial and professional working lives) has been amazing.
This was probably an innocent man.
But in a white supremacist culture, as TMR always says - if you wait long enough - the truth will make itself known.
Steve Jobs said "Real Artists Steal."
From a black guy, working for a white female, at Apple - not Google:
“She had made several insensitive comments about minorities that was not related to work but nonetheless hurtful. I’ve heard her referencing Justin Timberlake having more talent than other R&B artists and it pissed her off that black artists say he stole their style and that he’s so popular because he’s white doing black music,…”
Regularly defending himself from accusations of stealing.
You know where this is going or - after TMR's other post - you should:
The "market" is a racist environment
To imagine that angry or resentful whites, in a white supremacist culture, won't find ways to be racist - outside the limits of the law - is to be, either, so naive you can't be trusted or so cynical you're dangerous.
Whites can care about racism - or not - depending on their own sense of comfort with the crime.
TMR has been telling you (and Ta-Nehisi Coates has also made clear) we blacks are sitting ducks in this, a corrupt and corrosive culture, and have always been so.
"I see there's some gaps in your employment history,…"
Whites, denying - still - how it's all working, change nothing,…