The Black Tax

The Source Of The Beef – Ta-Nehisi Coates:

“One last note. I’ve noticed something interesting about this blog–the complaints I hear from whites (‘Don’t lump as all together!’ We’re not a monolith!’) have an eerie familiarity. I don’t think it’s cool to simplify anyone, ever. But I would ask that we all take a moment and think about how it feels for this to be the conflict of your life, to constantly labor under the weight of idiots who you’ve never met. What if very few people ever cared to sort you out? What if the generalizations which raised your hackles in Henderson’s article weren’t a one-off–they were the media and really the world–as you’d always known it?”

(Via Ta-Nehisi Coates.)

Exactly. (Twice in one day. That’s why I love his blog.)

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