Dear Deluded Racists, You're Wasting Your Time
An open letter to the trolls and gaslighters
Here’s something a bit different that came to me after yet another nasty comment in my inbox.
Dear deluded racists
I’ve seen you but do you see me?
I see you coming to my comment threads to pick on small things and attempt to unravel my argument.
I see you sliding into my DMs to call me a n——r and a b—h.
I see you sending me hateful emails.
I see you putting concerns about racism to the back of the bus while you put your melanemic focus out in front.
I see you trying to distract me and derail me.
And I know it makes you feel big, but it shouldn’t. It should make you feel small. You see, I know that all this hot air means that you’re terrified, because your time has passed. Somewhere within you, you already know that, though you’re struggling to hold on.
If you learn anything from history, learn that empires always fall, and the empire of white supremacy is long overdue for the same toppling that statues to racists got in the last couple of years. The voices of reason will win out, even if we have to wait for dinosaurs like you to die out.
Bless your heart, you think spewing your hatred will stop me from speaking out. But it’s like oxygen to my fire of anti-racism. It only makes my writing burn brighter and hotter. It only makes me more determined to speak out. My ancestors have been fighting racism - systemic and otherwise - for centuries, and though I may rest when I need to, I don’t plan to give up.
Hear this, and know it well: I’m not stopping till your hateful racism is over - till I never again have to hear you talking about discussing racism being a distraction, about all lives mattering, about who deserves to be saved, about who deserves to live - and why.
So enjoy your trolling and gaslighting, deluded racists, because it won’t last long. I’ll keep going till there is true equity - and that means your kind will no longer exist. I hope something of my essence survives to see us have the last word, claim our birthright, and triumph.
Signed - Sharon, a committed anti-racism activist
I hope you enjoyed this departure from the norm. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading,
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