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Black people police themselves so much in public


And they don’t even think about it. Don’t talk too loud, don’t make too many requests, don’t complain too forcefully about shitty service, put up with weird ass slightly racial compliments. And sometimes we joke about it like “lol! Better not do (normal human thing) cuz then people might think we’re uncivilized niggers” but it’s a painful constricting way to live. And not a type of way of living that non-Black people will understand

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but yet you expect everyone to agree with your opinions


That’s the thing though, I don’t. For one I am a very opinionated woman and those are constantly growing and changing as I learn more.

However I think challenging opinions and having your opinions challenged is fundamental to enlightenment, if everyone agreed with you all the time you’d never really have to question anything you said or did, you’d never be driven to do more research…to mull over a multi-faceted issue in your mind. We wouldn’t grow we’d think the flat Earth revolved around the stars and we’d still be putting people on boats as punishment trying to push them off the edge of the flat plane.

I believe that when someone challenges your opinion you are as capable as they are of teaching something new if both of you are open to a healthy discussion, which doesn’t necessarily mean at the end of it you two will see eye to eye. [and] Of course however there are instances in which what you learn is actually about the person, at which point you can decide if this is someone you’d really like to be associating with and if not call it quits it’s really quite that simple.