Today I liked a tweet that referred to South Africans reclaiming their land from white colonists. Almost immediately I received a tweet reprimanding me, No Vengeance; it’s Palm Sunday. The tweeter went on to imply POC were ‘useful idiots’ for not thinking like him.
Now I mean no disrespect, I only want to understand. Is it white privilege or white arrogance or both that make white people, in general, feel they can not only dictate morality but control the voices of other groups?
South Africans want their land back. If they can find a way to do so, I applaud their efforts. But to call that genocide is a lie and an attempt to erase history. Wasn’t it through genocide that white colonists in South Africa stole land from South Africans?
Why not tell the truth? Instead of race baiting and using #whiteprivilege to silence others from speaking out why not write about the real genocide that occurs daily in the US and in Palestine.
Israel is not only taking land by brute force in Palestine but also murdering women and children to get that land. In the US, a similar outcome using #policebrutality as the means.
Why is the truth so challenging for the prevailing culture?