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White Tears, Explained, For White People Who Don’t Get It

Yesterday, I wrote a short piece celebrating Serena Williams’s 2514th consecutive victory over Maria Sharapova; a win that took her to the Wimbledon final. Titled “Serena Williams Drinks, Bathes In, And Makes Lemonade With White Tears“, it acknowledged and made light of how Williams’s success grinds the gears of certain types of people upset that she — a woman so unambiguously Black — dominates a sport traditionally dominated by Whites. The reference to “White Tears,” however, upset quite a few people. Who, in turn, expressed their feelings in the VSB comments, on our Facebook fan page, and on Twitter.

Example:

There’s no denying Serena is currently the best player on tour and arguably the best ever. It’s disturbing how it seems many black people resent white people, when we all bleed the same color. How can we get to equality when there’s so many stirring the pot with hatred? Racism works both ways people.

…and…

only racist sports fan mentioned in this article is the author with all this talk of white tears. can’t you at least find some examples of white racists who don’t like Serena Williams? they can’t be that hard to find

Of course, those familiar with the term know using “White Tears” in this context is not a reference to all White people. Or even the White people who aren’t fans of Serena Williams. Instead, it addresses (again) the type of person upset that Williams is stomping her entire Black-ass foot on the couch of a place traditionally ruled by Whites. But, to clear up any confusion, I’ve decided to interview an expert on the subject (Me) to provide some clarity.

So, what does “White Tears” mean? Where does it come from?

“White Tears” is phrase to describe what happens when certain types of White people either complain about a nonexistent racial injustice or are upset by a non-White person’s success at the expense of a White person. It encompasses (and makes fun of) the performative struggle to acknowledge the existence of White privilege, and the reality that it aint always gonna go unchecked.

A nationally prominent example of this is Fisher v. University of Texas, a court case that basically boils down to a slightly above average White woman upset her slightly above-averageness aint granting her the birthright privileges she believes she deserves. Instead of banging a gavel, the judge presiding over this case should just shake a Dasani bottle full of Abigail Fisher’s tears.

Again, this doesn’t apply to all White people. Just the type who’d be frustrated that a person like Serena is dominating tennis.

Why Serena, though? What’s so special about her success that White Tears would need to even be acknowledged? She has millions of fans, and I’m sure millions of White people are among those millions. 

Because of a certain type of criticism that has followed Williams throughout her career; a phenomenon that can best be described as “What? They really just said that?

Vox’s Jenee Desmond-Harris broke it down last month.

From “Every Serena Williams win comes with a side of disgusting racism and sexism”

At the 2001 BNP Paribas Open tournament in Indian Wells, California, Serena and Venus Williams were booed by fans who accused them of match fixing when Venus withdrew from a scheduled semifinal match. And then, according to the Williams family, things got worse:

“When Venus and I were walking down the stairs to our seats, people kept calling me ‘nigger,” her father and coach Richard Williams told USA Today at the time. One man, he said, threatened, “‘I wish it was ’75; we’d skin you alive.'”

Serena boycotted the event for more than a decade, only returning this year.

But the most recent commentary is a reminder that that didn’t mark an end to the racialized, sexualized, dehumanizing comments about her. Nearly impossible to imagine being made about any of her peers, they’re a genre unto themselves, offering a case study on how biases make their way into media coverage. As James McKay and Helen Johnson write in a 2008 article published in Social Identities, about what they called the“pornographic eroticism and sexual grotesquerie in representations of African American sportswomen,” even so-called complimentary commentary about Williams’s athleticism is often grounded in stereotypes about black people (animalistic and aggressive) and black women specifically (masculine, unattractive, and overly sexual at once).

These remarks don’t always take the form of explicit racial slurs or threats of bodily harm, like the ones reported at Indian Wells did. But if Williams were to boycott every tennis event at which someone made an offensive, dehumanizing reference to her body’s size and shape, she’d have to quit the sport altogether.

Damn. That’s fucked up.

It is. And that passage didn’t even touch on the passive-aggressive digs and backhanded compliments some of the tennis commentators offer while watching Williams’s matches.

Wow. It’s even more fucked up that, despite all of this evidence of Williams’s treatment, some White people are so in their own feelings that they still find a way to make an acknowledgment of this treatment about their own feelings.

Yup.

Who would have thought a piece about White Tears would have brought out more White Tears?

Was that a rhetorical question?

Yes.

I thought so.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • Courtney Wheeler
  • Courtney Wheeler

    *Fact* I would wipe the white tears off of Tom Hardy’s face though…

    • Lea Thrace

      wipe? Just wipe? I would do so many other things to his face.

      But let me stop and get back to work.

    • Michelle

      Tom Hardy was the one for me for a while…
      …Then Jai Courtney suddenly happened.

      I was like, “When did Varro from Spartacus become fine?!!”

      • Epsilonicus

        I loved the show Spartacus!!!

      • Courtney Wheeler

        TRUUUU……yo…these british/australian dudes. They stepping their game up pretty hard.

  • TeeChantel

    LOL! Don’t forget the revolution starter, Champ. For obvious reasons, I won’t copy and paste his comment here.

  • Tristan

    White people feeling attacked is always funny, they toss out words like racist and hatred and 99% of the time its just jokes. The fact you can read that Serena article and think Champ is on some Farrakhan ish just shows how miniscule any attack on you was. I wish the worst I had to deal with was memes.

    • Yo, you should check out the youtube comments for any Chris Rock joke about race; white boys act like Rock is basically a solo black KKK militant, who is saying white people should be noosed and barbecued, because he says Bill Gates would cut his neck if he woke up with Oprah money.

    • DatBus

      ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black folks to express their delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. It’s all about payback for people who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yes, it’s hateful and racist.

  • miss t-lee

    https://youtu.be/XkcEZHwE0g8

    One of my favorite white tear reads ever.

    • TJ

      Omarosa’s “White Mediocrity” speech on Bethany is like Top 3 white tears moments ever. LOVE IT.

      • miss t-lee

        She told that girl how the cow ate the cabbage on her own dayum show, I cried laughing.

      • Listen. This is why I’m fully embracing Heben’s mantra on Black women and confidence that she shared on Another Round this week: “Carry yourself with the confidence of a mediocre white man.”

    • Tristan

      Well damn

    • Mr. SD

      Daaamn

    • KMN

      I’m so glad her show was cancelled…I can’t stand Bethenny…

      • Isn’t it amazing how below average you can be as a white person and STILL manage to secure a “talk show” with zero communications experience outside of a reality show? Must be nice.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          Chris Rock killed me when he said if he were David Spade funny he’d be broke.

          • Damon Young

            l’ve never heard that before, but that’s hilarious

          • Question

            WHAT???!

            > Looking for receipts(not cuz I don’t believe it but because I need to witness this perfection <

        • RewindingtonMaximus

          But to be told you’re average is an insult beyond words, because she’s a “brand”.

          Hilarious.

          • miss t-lee

            “You baked cupcakes, I worked at the White House”

            I hollered.

            • Courtney Wheeler

              Those skinny girl cocktail mixes Bethenny use to shill are GOD AWFUL.

              • Why would you even purchase one when good wine still exists?!

                • Courtney Wheeler

                  I know…dumb move on my part…never again

                • Andie

                  The same reason I drink diet pepsi, and buy weight watchers french fries. Never been about taste. Been about CALORIES. And the clothes I like to wear.

              • miss t-lee

                They were so gross.

            • RewindingtonMaximus

              She’s no tree, but I swear she’s meant for shade.

        • KMN

          Ruby.Woo.Who.
          PREACH!!! I mean DAMN…I can get a talk show and I know my comm experience is NEGATIVE zero…I’m going off to youtube right now to get it started lmao

        • IsitFridayyet?

          It was funny how EVERYONE thought they could easily replace Oprah after her show went off the air.

          • miss t-lee

            Bethenny has absolutely zero personality. I don’t know how they thought she could carry a show.

            • IsitFridayyet?

              Lol, I understood Bethenny having her own show better than I understood Kris Jenner having one.

              • HeyBooHey

                Neither made sense to me honestly. Not neither

              • miss t-lee

                Well Kris’ didn’t get past the initial first run.

                • Sigma_Since 93

                  She didn’t have the kids or Bruce to manipulate for our entertainment. She was like the King in the Emperor’s New Clothes; her lack of talent exposed for all to see.

                  • miss t-lee

                    Nobody cares what she’s talking about, evening with the kids, etc.

          • Val

            The funniest/ most pathetic example of this was Katie Curic. She actually quit her job as a network news anchor because she convinced herself she could make that Oprah money. And where is Katie now? Lol Cancelled!

            • Katie who?! I thought she left with Gumble 45 some odd years ago. I didn’t know she was still alive.

              • Cleojonz

                Even “Grumble” is alive and kickin on Real Sports lol.

                • How old are they?! I’m not suggesting that you can’t age and be gainfully employed, but can people under the age of 55 get a chance to shine? Shid!

                  • JennyJazzhands

                    That would be greatly appreciated. I have a degree in communications and journalism and every time I apply for a job the description says you have to have like 20 years experience. Where am I supposed to get that if everyone only hires people with 20 years experience. I did peep that all the local newscasters are mad old, though.

                    • When you have a job that anybody can do, you usually bloat the numbers, so that HR doesn’t have to deal with too many people. Job postings are almost always a scam, and because blatantly obvious when you get hired and see the quality of staff you’re working with.

                    • JennyJazzhands

                      So true. At my job now when I sneak and look at who comes in for interviews I’m like, “this is all y’all had to choose from?”

                    • Yeah, they just put all those job openings out there, because corporate America has to be able to justify why HR gets so much money. Nothing against HR professionals (I’m trying to get in the hustle to with some Salesforce and CRM development on the side), but like all things Corporate in America, everyone is looking the other way and pretense is the norm.

                    • PhlyyPhree

                      Salesforce and CRM are the bane of my existence and my reason for living.

                      I just wanted someone else to feel my pain there. Tis all

                    • Andie

                      I believe in never responding to job postings. And instead getting your Sherlock on and meeting the person who will hire you. Or the person who can give your resume to the person who will hire you. I haven’t been to an interview where the person in charge wasn’t already looking out for me. And gonna hire me because of who I knew. I ain’t got no proof. But I swear it is more like 90% of people are hired that way.

                    • Local news is all about being a familiar face. The same 3 news anchors have been working at a local station in my area since before I was born. I am 25 years old. The new faces they do bring in don’t get a chance to anchor. They always give them crappy stories to follow up on about the below average rain our area gets or the local cat lady who saw Jesus in one of the cat’s furballs.

                    • JennyJazzhands

                      True. I’m in the process of humbling myself to do an unpaid internship to get the ball rolling.

                    • No. Fugg unpaid internships. You have to eat and you have bills. Do something part time before you do anything for FREE. You are worth more than that. It’s a crime what these companies do to young people looking for work.

                    • JennyJazzhands

                      Well, I have a full time job and a part time job I was just going to try to squeeze some unpaid hours in at a radio or TV station to get a start somewhere.

                    • Oh ok, well in that case, grind it out!

                    • Val

                      Maybe try radio news. That’s always a good way to get started.

                    • Aly

                      May I ask what type of job you’re looking for?

                    • JennyJazzhands

                      I’m a writer, so a newspaper or blog would be nice but I also enjoy speaking which is why I’ve been looking into radio and TV. I get the occasional public speaking gig which is cool. At the moment, I work in pr full time and teach dance part time.

                    • Aly

                      So you want to be on air? A reporter or anchor? I’m not sure where you’re applying, but if they’re looking for 20 years experience, it sounds like it’s a big market. Try smaller markets. Or, since you’re a writer, apply for producing jobs. A lot of stations will promote producers to on air. You may know all of this already, but just figured I’d give my two cents :-)

                    • JennyJazzhands

                      I was exaggerating on the 20 years. I’m dramatic. I’m kind of hoping that by trying my hand at different internships that I can see which I like doing the most then run with it.

                    • Aly

                      Ok. Well good luck in your search.

              • Val

                Lol They’re still around. Gumbel is doing his sports thing and Katie is somewhere crying.

                • Amber

                  She’s doing random online videos for yahoo and wishing she would have stayed in nightly news

                • Can we just dead certain careers in tv once people have worked in them 20+ years? I’m sure botox isn’t going to hold Katie’s face together forever. I want to see young, spritely individuals on my tv telling me about how much the world sucks.

              • Da#n. That’s some USDA Grade A shade right there….

            • miss t-lee

              Yeah…that was hilarious. Her show was also terrible.

            • miles b

              She’s like a global correspondent for yahoo news, whatever that means. She also spoke at the University of Wisconsin’s/ my commencement ceremony a couple months ago. So she’s still out here.

          • I think talk shows are outdated now. They were super popular in the 80’s/90’s but as news has become so readily available outside of basic cable, there’s not really a huge market for *insert random white woman here* talking about something 24 hrs after I can read about it on Twitter, IG, some gossip blog, etc.

            • Amber

              Right I’m still wondering what Boris and Nicole think they can bring to the table that hasn’t been done.

              • What are they doing?

                • Amber

                  Planning a talk show. I like them i just wonder what they will do on TV everyday

              • Cleojonz

                I expect a lot of relationship talk. Maybe dating advice ala Steve Harvey.

                • Val

                  Why don’t people realize what a joke Steve Harvey giving dating advice is? And, why is he everywhere on TV? He actually has three shows now plus that radio show.

                  • Women who take dating/relationship advice from a man thrice divorced are looking to follow the same trend.

                    • MzzPeaches

                      I’d rather shake a magic 8 ball.

                    • brothaskeeper

                      You may rely on it.

                    • Cleojonz

                      I would never, you would never, but I bet a million people think well he learned from his mistakes and he should know what NOT to do by now lol.

                  • Amber

                    And those damn online college commercials lol

                    • KB

                      The lightskin lady with the dreds is bae though. She is the only reason I can stand those commercials.

                  • Andie

                    I still think him encouraging women to take their time before having relations is a positive thang. The more people that say that. …the Merrier.

                    • brothaskeeper

                      You say tomato…

                    • AlwaysCC

                      i don’t have an issue with that message being spread to everyone either. but what i consider common sense doesn’t seem to be too common…

                    • Val

                      Basically Steve gets paid for saying the sky is blue. Everything he says is basic and been said before.

                    • CrayolaGirl

                      The most basic and common sense s h i t!

                    • Andie

                      I’m not saying he don’t say basic ish. I’m just saying I can appreciate any positive outcomes that come to young women. Particularly college age girlz. How dangerous is it for them on campus? If any young lady hears something common said by somebody…anybody….who may keep her a little safer on campus. I am good with that.

                    • Val

                      I suppose. But, part of me thinks it’s paternalistic bullsh!t. If that advice is good for women why isn’t it good for men too?

                  • KB

                    He actually has a dating site that just recently launched as well.

                    • brothaskeeper

                      ……

                    • Val

                      Smh.

                  • It’s a matter of midwestern/southern demographics. That’s why Steve was cooning with Paula Deen, even if he doesn’t know, all the people on his team knows where he gets his money from. Christian, Family Humor, Traditionalism, Lack of Sarcasm… yeah he’s an easily marketable figure to elements of the country

                  • Mochasister

                    He has to pay for that wife of his and her kids!

                • brothaskeeper

                  I mean, do we need any more dating advice?

                  • Cleojonz

                    N, we most certainly do not, but somebody must have thought so. I mean that had to have pitched something. I don’t think anybody looked at their boring a**ses and just decided they should have a talk show.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      Somebody buying it though because he stay getting that work.

              • Val

                I like them, especially her, but I’m wondering the same.

              • miss t-lee

                They’re doing a show? I give them one season tops.

            • stmije

              Yeah, I’d say the same argument applies for late night talk shows as well. There are so many other mediums for comedy now and the interviews always consist of canned anecdotes and/or PR material.

              • Vine > whatever stand up comedy is out now

            • miss t-lee

              This is true. At one point, talk shows really were the thing. I remember when Oprah was a must-see daily watch, way before she went all new agey.
              But now, with the 24 hour news cycle, social media, blogs, TMZ, etc. It’s a uphill road, I would think.

            • LMNOP

              I remember talk shows from the 90s, pretty much none of them were about news. Most of them were about random interpersonal conflicts and paternity testing. I would say social media gives most people enough conflict that they don’t need to watch random people fighting on TV.

              • Val

                True. When I watch talks shows I want real insight and not a bunch of bickering.

        • blogdiz

          On a slightly adjacent note about white mediocrity understand that Sean Hannity does not have a degree in journalism , communication etc in fact hes a college dropout host on a Major news network ranting about how “unqualified ” black people are for certain Jobs especially being president
          I can imagine the black people in Network/cable media even the girl who writes te teleprompter cards has to have a first if not second degree

          • White people really don’t know how good they have it.

            • Val

              They know. They just don’t want us to know they know.

      • miss t-lee

        Her show was soooooo bad.

        • KMN

          it really was…and my momma LOVED that show…
          No momma…just no…turn this heffa off lmao

          • miss t-lee

            I watched it a few times when I was home laid off, it was basura.

      • MsSula

        So Omorosa was actually right! Loll. That Bethenny chick was sad, sad.

        • DatBus

          ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black people to express
          delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. Its all about that payback
          forpeople who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And
          yes, it is racism.

      • DatBus

        ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black people to express delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. Its all about that payback forpeople who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yes, it is racism.

    • LyricMeThis

      She just straight up disrespected her on her own talk show LOL. This was ice cold!

      • Tristan

        And got $10000 for the opportunity

        • Cleojonz

          That was just nasty and unnecessary so she deserved EVERY word she got after that.

          • Wild Cougar

            it’s all true and you can see the train wreck of her life right now on RHONY where she came crawling back.

      • miss t-lee

        Colder than a polar bears’s toenails.

        • Val

          Thas cold.

    • MzzPeaches

      “You make cupcakes, I’ve worked in The White House.”

      https://media2.giphy.com/media/10UIScHgkJWuHu/200.gif

      • miss t-lee

        Effortlessly.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          Ms Manigult was floundering for a purpose in tv land; she redeemed herself in grand fashion.

    • So many sick burns! I’m getting contact embarrassment for this sad Bethenny chick – who’s show was cancelled after the first year.

    • DatBus

      ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black people to express their delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. Its all about that payback for people who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yea, it’s pure racism.

  • TJ

    *Sips third cup of white tears this morning*

    Some white people are so sleep. Must be nice to afforded the privilege to be so sleep…

    Seriously, how can Black people be racist? Somebody enlighten me, because I don’t really see us benefiting from the same privileges white people benefit from. Somebody enlighten me, because we didn’t set up.

    Heck, even today when the confederate flag was taken down from the South Carolina state capital. It was a FULL-BLOWN ceremony with formal uniforms, white gloves and flag folding. Privilege and institutionalized racism is giving a full-blown, reverent ceremony for a racist symbol.

    • miss t-lee

      I would have respected it more if they had just made it disappear sans the pomp and circumstance.

      • TeeChantel

        Exactly.

      • Tristan

        Like….they put it back up…just to take it down again

        • miss t-lee

          A mess.
          And those folks showing up in all their antebellum garb to protest? FOH.

          • You should have seen them back when they buried the crew of the Confederate submarine. Dressed to the slave-owning nines in the middle of the summer.

            • miss t-lee

              Wow.

              • brothaskeeper

                He ain’t lyin’….SC has spent millions in restoring Civil War artifacts and sites under the guise of “historical preservation”….

                • miss t-lee

                  Nah, I believe it. Totally, I do.
                  and, that’s wild.

        • TJ

          Exactly. They could’ve kept it back down after Super Bree too it down. But nooooooo, it needed an elaborate signing yesterday and ceremony today. A lot of Black people are proud that it’s been taken down, but that ceremony was a “fcuk you.” at the same time.

          • Tristan

            It felt backhanded, like we’ll take it down cuz WE feel like it. But i mean, its a win I suppose

            • TeeChantel

              Meh. I’m a skeptic. I see it as a win, but not really. It won’t change the minds and hearts of people who continue to hate.

              • Tristan

                It shows what protesting and ruffling of feathers can get done, at least at a local level. Its small, but its momentum.

                • TeeChantel

                  Do you think it helped or will it make matters worse? I’m worried ignorant folks will place the blame on black folks for being the reason for having the flag removed (although it should have been removed a WHILE ago). Like some form of retaliation of the sort. I hate to think in the
                  negative but I can’t help it – you never know what ignorance can brew.

                  • Val

                    Those that hate us are going to hate us no matter what we do or don’t do.

                    • TeeChantel

                      Right, Val. So it points back to my first comment: I see it as a win, but not really. It won’t change the minds and hearts of people who continue to hate.

                  • Cleojonz

                    Of course there will be those that think that. Oddly enough it was probably Jenny Horne Republican representative and descendant of Jefferson Davis who swayed the most votes for taking it down. It looked like it was going the other way until she made her speech. Of course those that would think black people are to blame and have misplaced loyalty to that flag would never know that because they probably never read news and only watch Fox news.

                • Amber

                  The thing is people have been protesting for decades. I’m more pessimistic about this situation. Unfortunately those white lawmakers had to lose a “friend” in Pinckney before they sought to remove it. If he were still alive and put forth a bill or sought support to remove the flag it would’ve been a non starter.

                  • That’s the sad part. Brannon, the senator who started the idea of removal actually said “My friend was killed simply because he was black.” I guess Winston Churchill was right about Americans not doing the right thing until the last possible moment.*

                    *a comment that I take with a grain of salt considering he was the Prime Minister of an Empire that screwed with brown, yellow, and black people of massive scales.

                    • Amber

                      Yeah they need to see us bleed to know that we’re human then they can allow for civil rights or to just take down a flag

                    • Epsilonicus

                      Its accurate, just hypocritical to the nth degree.

            • RewindingtonMaximus

              Because they have conversations about when to have the conversation about when to take the flag down.

              Like the Larry Wilmore skit. Can’t find it though

          • KB

            Was reading an article yesterday about how the NCAA has told the state of SC that they can now bid to host collegiate national championship games now that the flag is being taken down. Also, BMW, Boeing, and Volvo were talking about moving their operations from the state if the flag wasn’t removed. So that is probably the real reason why they took it down, they saw the potential loss of millions in revenue and made the move based mainly off economic interests. The massacre simply provides a good cover story.

            • I doubt that either of those corporations were going anywhere. BMW and Boeing were cool with it before but I’m guessing the inferred that further business would go elsewhere.

        • that was done because the bill from 2000 that moved it to the last spot stated that it could only be removed with a vote of the legislative branch. If it wasn’t done this way the next right-winger that occupies the state house could put it back up. You have to get it in writing.

      • That was my wish. I said that with Bree Newsome also. She should have done it in the middle of the night in an asymmetric fashion.

        • miss t-lee

          True, true.
          What’s the feeling there? Are folks hype over it being taken down?

          • I honestly, didn’t watch it. My Facebook timeline is on fire with a mix of profound thoughts and #staywoke level ignorance though. That flag is just the tip of SC’s economic, social, infrastructural, healthcare, and educational issues. I’m just glad it’s gone.

            • miss t-lee

              I’m glad you’re glad. Good deal.

            • DG

              Yeah, folk. Glad to see it taken down, but we bothl know SC got issues well beyond the flag.

            • Kema

              I’m wondering if there will be some type of protest. In June 2010 the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts decided to take the confederacy flag down. Fall 2011 ‘The Virginia Flaggers’ decided to protest by parking vans flying the flag in front of the museum as well as gathering on the sidewalk with the flag. Four years later and they are still out there. Smh!

              • The KKK is having a rally in Columbia on the 18th. Bully for them I guess.

                • Val

                  I’m glad the KKK is rallying for the flag. That just proves the point that the flag is about hate.

                  • Kema

                    That’s my thought also! Let the KKK align themselves with the flag.

                  • Amber

                    Right cause that whole honor your heritage thing is bull. What is that said heritage…

        • Sigma_Since 93

          bump that! I wish they would have given the flag to someone dressed in a Union uniform who would have then given them an American flag as its replacement; only the winner’s flag flies here.

    • DatBus

      ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for some Black folks to express sadistic delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. It’s all about payback for people who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yes it is hateful and racist.

  • KMN

    I swear I’m over it ALL…I had a co-worker ask me why folks were so adamant about taking doing the SC flag…I just looked at her and was like I’m not discussing that while smirking. Then she goes on about how elderly folks are eating cat food…I’m thinking you’d save a dogs life over a human’s (she TOLD me that)…you think I give a eff about your thoughts on SCs flag?
    I don’t have time to explain the necessity of that flag coming down, my hair…or anything else black to you…back up back off back away and go kick it with your dogs…ugh

    • Nahknee_nanee

      That’s there go to mentality. I remember once in freshman year of high shcool, relatively early during the school year before we all knew each other, during world history we got into a debate about Mike Vick and his sentencing for fighting dogs. My stance was, everyone is so worried and bent out of shape that he fought dogs, but no one cares about the amount of homeless people we have living on the streets. This white girl (the whole shebang: blonde hair, blue eyes, my parents have lots of money) tells me,” No one cares about the homeless people, people care about dogs.” MY 15 year old self looked at her as if she had grown three heads, then proceeded to tell her how stupid it was of her to say that. What really surprised me was that it appeared that I was the only one in class that felt that way. I’m not sure if others held my beliefs and just didn’t want to stand out from the crowd or if people genuinely believed the a daog’s life was more valuable than a human’s, but I believe this moment played a big part in shaping my high school years: #jodeperrasconsiguedinero #butinthiscasejodeperrasotieneconocimiento

      • KMN

        That kills me…I mean I’m not going outside willingly running over canines and whatnot…but…BUT I’m going to save a child or a man or a woman prior to saving a dog…I’m sorry.
        I amazes me how little human lives mean to others…and then get mad when it’s one of their own (and this is to ALL folks not just white folks)…it just disturbs me something terrible…

      • brothaskeeper

        #jodeperrasconsiguedinero #butinthiscasejodeperrasotieneconocimiento
        I see what you did there (I’m a Spanish teacher)….

        • Nahknee_nanee

          I left of f the b. I’m fluent. Lol

      • Lavern

        Yeah those bitches are all kinds of pissed about Vick but said very little about child rapist Jerry Sandusky or twice accused rapist Ben Rothelisberger and trust me when I say they get 8 millions types of butthurt when I bring up white males. Even stupid black people in the media who are the kings and queens of condom.

      • DatBus

        ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for some Black folks to express sadistic delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. It’s all about payback for people who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yes it is hateful and racist.

  • Sigma_Since 93

    A few white tear moments throughout history:

    When Tiger Woods won the Masters and Fuzzy Zoeller tried to shade him with the serving fired chicken and collard greens comment.

    Jack Johnson and every fight he had once he was the champ; it was bad enough the champ was black but he’s taking the white women too

    The Irish plotting to keep freed slaves from working on the construction of Central Park; we were coming for their jobs

    Fred McCombs comments about Charlie Strong; I wonder how he feels about Chaka Smart

    • miss t-lee

      *Red

    • *adds

      Roger Moore saying Idris Elba isn’t “English-English” enough to play James Bond after the current Bond, Daniel Craig suggested Elba get the role next.

      Douglas MacArthur inferring that Japanese warplanes were being piloted by white men when they were bombing him during his doomed defense of the Philippines.

      • LMAO as Douglas MacArthur…

        Let’s not forget the Haitian Revolution, according to the intellectuals and anthropologists of France, was due to Voodoo.

        • I think Joe Stillwell was right about MacArthur-He was just a general way too long.

          Voodoo. Silly old Pierre.

          • I read a little of a biography about him, he kind of sucked as a general, which was almost a consensus among his contemporaries, but he was a great orator, came from the right family, and was a great politician. The recipes for success, are rarely what are told in the Tony Robbins books of the world smh.

            • Dougie had a lot of issues. He had the perfect set-up for success. I wouldn’t say he exactly sucked but he’s probably the most overrated man to ever have Five stars.

              -He was insubordinate to three presidents.
              -Attacked his fellow WWI vets when they marched for their bonuses.
              -Was notoriously petty: 1. While George Marshall, who would eventually become his boss was under his command, Dougie gave him an evaluation and stated that “He’s not suited to command anything larger than a battalion.” 2. Did not respect the Marines fighting for him in the Pacific and later Korea.
              -Ignored the CIA when they warned him that the North Koreans were going to invade the South.
              -Surrounded himself with yes men like Ned Almond who was a racist Virginian who misused his own division the 92nd in WWII because he didn’t care for blacks.

              History hasn’t been kind to him. His influence has been forgotten but Patton, who was a f***-up too is still revered.

        • SuperStrings

          Because apparently, selling his soul to the devil was the only way L’Ouverture could have defeated them

          • According to Pat Robertson the earthquake was Satan’s repayment for the selling of their souls.

        • One of history’s cruel ironies was that the freeing of the Haitian people led to France selling land to the Uncle Sam which only caused the enslavement of more black folks.

        • KB

          France still F*cked over Haiti in the aftermath of the revolution by forcing them to pay $150M Francs so they wouldn’t be isolated socially, politically, economically etc. A debt they didn’t fully pay off until right around the 1930s. I’ve been reading up on the Haitian slave revolt and it is some very fascinating stuff. It’s interesting how the rest of the western world basically shunned Haiti for gaining its independence. The U.S. should be thankful, if it wasn’t for the revolution the Louisiana Purchase would have never happened.

          • Yeah it’s true.

            The French empire was always awful, the British get most of the blame for colonization, but the French were far worse. Based on what I read, after the revolution, a lot of white people who chose to remain in Haiti were offered the opportunity to either leave or to be executed. Most of the ones that stayed got executed.

            The Europeans basically said amongst themselves that this was nothing more than barbarity and that if it spread to black people in their colonies or their slaves, they would have a revolt and do the same to their white masters. So yeah there was a two sided purpose to keeping the Hatians down.

            • KB

              Denmark Vesey, one of the founders of the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, was planning to sail to refuge in Haiti after the slave revolt that never happened due to being snitched on.

            • Asiyah

              The French suck(ed)! Ugggh!

              • Val

                France was/ is a bundle of contradictions. On the one hand they were colonizing/ enslaving like everyone else. On the other they wrote and enacted Le Code Noir. Not that the code made being enslaved less worse, but it did add just a bit of humanity where none existed. And it’s also partly responsible for the complicated culture of New Orleans.

                • Asiyah

                  France is certainly the pinnacle of hypocrisy and self-righteousness. I think it’s the most hated colonial power around the world, even more than the Brits and the Americans.

                  • Val

                    And those colonial chickens are coming home to roost not only for France but for all of Europe in the form of African immigrants. If they hadn’t stolen wealth from Africa then they wouldn’t be dealing with this. So good for the immigrants for making them accountable.

          • SuperStrings

            Haiti is paying for revolting to this day.

      • Question

        “English-English”. That’s amazing.

    • SuperStrings

      Black Wall Street

    • brothaskeeper

      This should be a new post…”Great Moments in White Tear History”…put it in volumes….

  • RewindingtonMaximus

    What’s the point of asking a group of people why they don’t like the group you’re from when you clearly won’t pick up a book, read a news segment, or Google DUMB $HIT WHITE PEOPLE DO TO EVERYONE ELSE, to find out that whatever we say is really going to hurt your feelings?

    I pee on your white tears. I wash my balls in your white tears. I will pour your white tears on a California summertime forest fire, start another fire, then drink your white tears because I’m petty.

    And if you’re smart, and know you personally hold no contempt against people of color, have known the injustice done to others, and accept that your life comes with privilege…then this isn’t for you. You’re good. We like you. But if you mad….then yup…we laughing at you.

    • Lea Thrace

      You second paragraph tho…

      Bruh. I got residual heat from that burn. Damn!

      • RewindingtonMaximus

        lmao I’m mad I typed that at work, like they won’t check these servers.

    • DatBus

      ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black folks to express their delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. It’s all about payback for people who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yes, it’s hateful and racist.

      • RewindingtonMaximus

        No it isnt, but you’re allowed to feel that way. The term is to openly laugh at White people who dismiss their privileges while arrogantly pointing fingers at POC and the things they do, conviently forgetting the they are actively doing the same.

        It’s basically calling out someone on their BS. Sure, it’s snarky, because you have to be smarter than the average to see the inconsistencies.

        • DatBus

          Yea oK well I’m calling you out on your BS. ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black folks to express their delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. It’s all about payback for people who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yes, it’s hateful and racist.

    • Sigma_Since 93

      Look at Rome! I know he wishes he was getting paid for this meme,

      • TeeChantel

        They are in a ton of memes. Crazy.

      • I swear, whenever I think of anything #WhiteTears related, this meme always pops into my head.

        • John Smith

          I should start using blacktears when blacks whine about not being representative in baseball.

      • I adore Rome and his accent.

      • Mochasister

        Right!

    • KMN

      iDied LMAO

    • L – Moderator #3541

      You saying “oh i didn’t mean it towards ALLLLL PEOPLE.” after you say something racist doesn’t change the fact that it’s racist.

      I can’t walk up to a group of black males and say some racial slurs, the say,….. oh my bad, “I only meant that for that one dude in the back.”

      You said racist comments. You should probably investigate the legitimacy of peoples outrage not be a pompous bigot.

      • LMNOP

        This comments section was sorely lacking in real life examples of white tears, so thanks for sharing!

        • L – Moderator #3541

          That is laughable my dude.

          You don’t understand how isolating one type of people then generalizing a whole mass of people to their conditions is wrong?

          I understand there is a hierarchy of white superiority that mobs around, but is being blatantly racist to them and all people with a similar skin pigment fair?

          Isn’t that kind like the whole thing Blacks in America stood up and fought against for years on years. You seem to be also assuming I’m a white male. Interesting….

          • Wild Cougar

            It hurts so much! I love it.

            • NomadaNare

              You hear a dog hollering somewhere?

              • Wild Cougar

                That dog is hollering its poor little Cuban/White lungs out.

          • Strawberry Shortfuse

            “You seem to be also assuming I’m a white male. Interesting….”

            YOU’RE ASSUMING I’M A WHITE MALE STOP REVERSE RACISMING MEEEEEEE

            L – Moderator #3541

            2 hours ago

            …Now I understand you don’t know me, my belief system
            or the demographic I belong to so i will educate you. I’m a white male,

            • Asiyah

              LOL GOT ‘EM!

              • Strawberry Shortfuse

                Yeah, there’s a heady mix of immaturity and just full on crazypants happening here.

            • L – Moderator #3541

              I’m white and cuban my man… What exactly are you trying to prove. I check both boxes.

              • Strawberry Shortfuse

                Gosh, it’s almost like you’re acknowledging whiteness is an identity you can opt in and out of at will to try to lend legitimacy to whatever point you’re trying to make.

              • PunchDrunkLove

                That ain’t what you said homie. You don’t blur race line. Is you is or is you ain’t white, Cuban white, a lil bit black, Portuguese, raised by a black nanny, have black friends?? What is it, bro (white dudes says this). LOLOLOL. BUSTED!!!

              • Dixon Yalips

                Cuban isn’t a race. I am sure you know that doh

              • mzpw

                Why are you on this site again? I never quite understood why people would get on a website clearly not geared towards their population or viewpoints to try and pick a fight….is it a plea for attention? Is it a way to get folks to respond? Why visit this site, knowing you can’t understand our perspective?

                • L – Moderator #3541

                  Because social media exist.

                  Secondly i’m not nearly as ignorant as you and your friends here obviously. I provided rational argument, you provided white tears argument. Maturity down the drain, civility out the wall. You’re small, and so are all your friends on this forum.

                  • mzpw

                    Ahhhh, I get it. Basically, you’re looking for a reason to try and start an argument about some random point when in reality, you’re just another offended person. I didn’t call you any names whatsoever, just asked a simple question about your purpose, & you get to slinging names…..such an elementary school move. Well, you’ve pretty much displayed your uselessness here…….Carry on.

                • John Urbanovsky

                  I can’t speak for anyone else, and I know that comment wasn’t directed at me, but I can tell you why I am here. I always want to expand my understanding beyond my own circumstances. The last statement you made there, “knowing you can’t understand our perspective,” is not exactly true. No, I am not part of a racial minority (at least visibly, but that’s a long story), but I am part of two other minorities, one of which I cannot walk away from anymore than you can. As a human being with a high capacity for empathy, I am able to understand your perspective, even if I don’t experience it in the same way, personally. No, obviously this website is not geared toward me, but that seems to be more of a reason for you to want me here. Dialogue is an essential tool for increasing understanding and creating change. I do not agree with everything I’ve read here, but to achieve an end to systemic racism, we have to come together, not divide. This is the same reason I welcomed Christians at a Pagan Pride Day event I was part of a few years ago; they feared us because they did not understand us. When that day ended, we were sitting together talking about the things we had in common. That is why I am here. I want to understand you, and I want you to understand me, because we are the same, even if we are different.

                  • ChiChi

                    I’m going to speak to a specific part of your post:

                    Whether or not it was your intention, the “but that seems to be more of a reason for you to want me here” is problematic for me. For me this qualifies as a safe space. Thus wanting you here goes against the purpose. You can want to understand me but at the same time if I’m coming here to express feelings not usually validated by society I coming here because I want the understanding to already BE HERE. I don’t have the energy to engage (via the internet no less) in a loaded debate about such sensitive/personal topics. Feeling that it is alright to press for me to have that dialogue is entitlement. This don’t work like that.

                    • John Urbanovsky

                      To that I can only say, have I done something to take away from the safety of the space? I have read things on here that I don’t agree with, and things on here that I don’t have to experience, but nothing that I do not understand. I understand feelings not validated by society, and I respect the safety of this space enough to limit myself to thinking about the things I don’t agree with, not commenting or debating, and really ask myself why I don’t agree.

                    • ChiChi

                      You don’t understand. And that’s ok to verbalize. Your response tells me that you don’t truly understand. You sympathize and you empathize, but you do not truly understand. You don’t have to “do something” to take away from the safety of the space. I would say do some research on “safe spaces” in academic settings. Hopefully that will help you get there.

                    • John Urbanovsky

                      I understand what you’re saying, and where you are coming from, but that isn’t how safe spaces work. By definition, they aren’t about excluding anyone. In academic settings, safe spaces are most often related to the LGBT community. They are places where mainstream stereotypes and judgments are suspended, where one is free from harassment and hate speech. Being excluded from a safe space for who one is is counter to the point. You say that I don’t understand, but I do, very well. If there are any particular points where you think I don’t understand, I am more than happy to have a discussion about it. I will, of course, remain respectful and open minded. If, in fact, I do not understand, I would like to, and more important, I am capable.

                    • ChiChi

                      That might be how they work for the LGBT community (I have not done the research on safe spaces in that regard so I can’t speak to it) but I’m talking about safe spaces in regards to people of color. It is different. In an academic setting think more along the lines of being a POC who comes from a fairly homogenous hometown/upbringing and then entering a PWI. In this instance a safe space would be more geared towards softening the blow of the culture shock experienced by POC. Therefore who enters those spaces is at the heart of their purpose. Not to say that non POC aren’t allowed, but if they were to start entering those spaces in droves and making their presence heavily noted….how is the space then any different from the bigger PWI community?

                    • Mochasister

                      Now why on earth would Black people need to have safe places?! And especially from white people?! After all they have been so good to us. So wonderful. So kind. How dare us Negros think that we would need a space apart from the whiteness that is forced upon on a daily basis.

                    • Guest

                      Our spaces are surely needed. I’m so glad we’re able to have this more and more.

                • Mochasister

                  That would be like me going to Storm front and trying to extend a hand in love to them. Smh.

            • PunchDrunkLove

              Hahahahaha…..when folks lie they forget. He forgot he pretended to be white, bumping his gum and getting a kick out of antagonizing. Now he’s mixed!!! Naw

            • Dixon Yalips

              Ouch….muthafucka

            • DatBus

              ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for (some) Black folks to express sadistic
              delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. It’s about payback for people
              who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yes it is
              childish and racist.

          • It’s ironic that you’re calling this laughable yet you’re not even attempting to take off your “this is an attack on all things white” blinders long enough to comprehend what was made explicitly clear…But if you want to continue wasting angry keystrokes, it’s your right. James Van Der Beek feels your pain.

          • DA Gibbs

            Actually, we do. It and worse has been happening to Blacks in ‘Murca since the 1600s

            • L – Moderator #3541

              I’m well aware. And that exactly is my point my dude. This article is doing exactly what you guys fought against for four hundred years.

              And a good thousand before that among your own people in africa before the dutch and french started fucking up the world. So….. I agree. You have known it and worse, and that is the very reason we as humans need to stand up and be better.

              • Josh Mo

                You are completely clueless arent you … forgot to add ‘my man’ !

          • Tonya Love

            Um no. Black people fought for freedom from slavery, the right to be educated, the right to vote, freedom from Jim Crow laws, equal opportunities to experience the “American Dream” and right now we are fighting for the right not to be harrassed, assaulted or murdered by police. THAT is what we think about when *WE* talk racism. Conversations about who gets to say nigger/ga or generalizations and stereotypes are conversations. Not *fights*.

          • Josh Mo

            .. im confused … so white cuban males are not white ??

          • Vibrant C. Mandate

            No, they DON’T understand. Interesting that they think they’re somehow “helping”.

        • Kema

          I <3 you! lmao!

          • L – Moderator #3541

            And I bet you don’t read much beyond disqus forums.

            • LMNOP

              Well that was ignorant and rude.

              • L – Moderator #3541

                Apparently you didn’t read what was below… this webpage is apparently where all the really upset black people go to talk down on whites. I get it. I’ll let you have it, I’m Cuban… So i couldn’t care less, read the comment under this and respond to something of worth.

                • LMNOP

                  Mmm, I bet Cuban tears are delicious. Could I get ice and lime in mine please?

                  • Val

                    And a pinch of salt. Oh, wait, the salt is already in the tears! Lol

                    • Josh Mo

                      … throw in a mojito buahaha !!

                    • bree

                      Racism right there, you do know white tears is in relation to an incident of black lives matter? it’s not something to laugh about.

                  • DA Gibbs

                    I bet they taste like rum. Yum!

                  • NomadaNare

                    Lol @ Cuban people not being white…

                  • Zarniwoop Van Harl

                    I’ll have what he’s having….

                  • kneelbeforetigers

                    WINNER RIGHT HERE… laughing so loud at work I just got an IM to be quiet!

                • Asiyah

                  That’s a webpage, not an entire system like the justice system, law enforcement, politicians, groups like the KKK that have invested time, money, and energy to belittling Blacks and other minorities. Seems those people are way more upset than Blacks on a webpage.

                  • Smh, people who think the problem of racism is a matter of semantics or being mean, are so low on the totem pole of understanding racism in this country, that you have to redirect them to go watch the entire award winning Eyes on the Prize Documentary, before you even talk to them. They still won’t know sh!t, but at least they’ll know what black people’s problem with racism actually is, and not the trivial stuff like “Who can say N!gger”, which the MSM likes to trivialize as what racism is really about.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFGgoE-uuUw

                • tmoney

                  All these flavors, and you choose to be salty.

                • Josh Mo

                  … are you one of those cuban-americans from florida who hate all cubans except their white cuban family !

                • carlisias

                  Cuban is a nationality and a culture not an ethnicity.

                • Vibrant C. Mandate

                  Apparently not a lot of big fans of “The Golden Rule” on this forum. Pity, really.

                  You’re brave to call it out though. Kudos.

        • TeflonD

          Lol. You will never see a single white person on Stormfront talking sense into their brethren about real racism, but they will obsess into every sacred Black space to whine about imagined racism.

          It’s never about collective Black potential deferred, or innocent Black children murdered and molested by authority from ramifications of real racism. It’s always about some individual cornball having their butt-hurt feelings assuaged.

          Y’all need ignore these id!ots and pour them some bleach to drink for all a dat white tear dehydration.

          • Wild Cougar

            Zackly. If these “principled” white tear shedding folk were really about that unity, they would have ABSOLUTELY NO TIME to be tone policing us. They have so much work to do. But of course, that’s not what they are really about.

          • John Smith

            Yeah look up black isrealites. It’s a black supremacist group. Keep telling me how whites in south africa don’t face racism everyday. You’re a nasty person.

        • Neddie

          I’d like to see a black American go to South Africa and call a fellow black “Kaffir”. Go on. Do it. Stupid Americans.

          EDIT: sorry, Kaffa. No hard R.

      • brothaskeeper

        It’s not what you are, it’s what you answer to…a platitude, yes, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Races considered minorities (non-white ethnicities) have not been the ones historically to be able to affect socioeconomic and political change on a global scale. Black people, for the most part, have never been a dominant enough group to possess and enact the ability to subjugate other entire ethnic groups, sometimes to deadly ends, in favor of their own, so of course we (Black people and other minorities to a degree) will assert ourselves in a responsible manner when an opportunity for assertion presents itself. Since you’re supposedly Cuban, you should understand this; however, you made the conscious decision to align yourself with Anglo ideals, and in doing so, you should also accept that generally a sense of entitlement exists amongst your adopted brethren that precludes you from empathizing with our regular experiences, BUT NO ONE IS SAYING THAT THIS IS YOU. So while I weep internally that you aren’t able to hurl epithets at random groups of Black folk who are minding their own business and parse said epithets mid-air, you can use this discourse as an opportunity to practice empathy and to acquire understandings and insights that you can internalize in order to implement a personal edification, and in turn cede your knowledge to those around you.

        • L – Moderator #3541

          Lol…. the first half of that was on point my man. The second half is you swinging and missing. I didn’t identify with any ideals but my own.

          “NO ONE IS SAYING THIS IS YOU” You are correct, in the second article he made it very clear that he was only specifically talking about a certain group of whites. The first article he absolutely did not, he made a lot of generalizations.

          My conflict with his second article is that there was no apology just a, “You white folk misunderstood.” I would have expected a man of his obvious intellectual capacity and knowledge to be able to admit…

          “I may have messed up not clarifying, but this is what I meant.”

          Instead, he just said… “You white folk are mad. More tears for me.”

          • Wild Cougar

            You are serving up the tears like a buffet…..its glorious. Nobody is gonna apologize for laughing at white tears. We’re just gonna enjoy.

            • DatBus

              Exactly, ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black folks to express their delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. Its all about that ‘payback’ for people who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yea, it’s pure racism.

      • Jason Patterson

        You want to “walk up to a group of black males and say some racial slurs”? Why are you unhappy about not being able to do that?

        If White racism is the cause of slavery, Jim Crow, Lynching, disenfranchisement, segregation & the overall Black oppression, for centuries—Why are you equating it to name calling and the teasing? Is “Black racism” going to cause any of the crimes against humanity that white racism has caused?

        Can you understand how this is offensive?

        If you’re answer is no, than talk to a black person that shares this sentiment and can help you understand. If you don’t want to do that, okay. But you’re suggesting hurt & uncomfortable white feelings, is just as bad as what the 400 years of subhuman treatment has done to Black people.

        • jolly

          Exactly. I get why you may be hurt over the name calling/ teasing that’s inherent in the use of white tears, but racial slur, the phrase “white tears” is not. And a certain sub sect of whites throwing under handed racially criticism of an athlete is not an outrage the editorial staff of this blog finds “legitimate” enough to investigate. It’s plain old bullshit racism, hence white tears- like crying wolf or calling something egregiously unfair or racist when it’s just someone doing something in this case amazing or regular like writing about the ridiculousity about a cultural and racially motivated experience they’ve experienced…

        • DoctorNick

          I know white racism has caused loss of jobs, homes, and life, BUT MY FEEEEELS ;____;

          • Jason Patterson

            It really does astonish me, the ability people have to not consider what white racism has resulted in and come to the conclusion that specific name calling should have the same designation.

            • DoctorNick

              Exactly. Because they haven’t experienced it, and they’re only concerned with their feelings, they feel it should be given equal consideration.

        • Leibfarce

          Black on white violence is an order of magnitude greater than white on black violence. Just an FYI.

          There will never be pleasing a certain type of people until power is totally reversed, and that kind of attitude is dangerous.

          If you can’t zoom out and see how this shit is both hypocritical and dangerous, the fault lies with people like you.

          • Jason Patterson

            Your statement here resembles the imaginary fears during the tenure of the KKK, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. No Black people don’t want power to be reversed. That is absurd. Changing what people want in your mind, is a convenient way to demonize them. African Americans and other people of color want equality. Nothing more, and certainly nothing less. If you have seen or heard anything different, you’re choosing to focus on that and to ignore ample evidence suggesting the opposite.

            What do you mean “magnitude greater” and “FYI.” What are you basing that on? And if you are talking about general crime, that isn’t based on racism. A black guy robbing a white guy doesn’t need to have something so do with race. 250 years of Slavery, 100 years that allowed economic, education & housing inequality — and almost 4000 lynchings. Those all had to do with, and were culturally accepted, because of racism.

            Any hatred of whites black people might have, has not been institutionalized and has not hurt all white people. But the reverse has alway been happening, sense 1619.

            Please do not come at me with arbitrary, un-cited nonsense. If you have a point please leave a link. If you’d like me to send you some citable references on the points I’ve made or will make, I would be glad too.

            • Leibfarce

              LOL Equating me to the KKK. Get out of here.

              You people only enable the kind of people that want a reversal of power. You only enable the kind of people that want violence, that don’t just want justice, but vengeance.

              I am not demonizing any person of any skin color, I am demonizing a way of thinking, a way of thinking that has infiltrated ivory tower intellectuals who have NO accountability for the things they say for the better part of 50 years now.

              YOU don’t get to speak for an ENTIRE people/

              And it doesn’t matter if something is institutionalized or not, that doesn’t make hatred or violence okay. That’s just a convenient way of justifying it.

              Damn, dude. You sit here thinking you’re all intelligent and righteous, but your train of thought is dangerous and that has nothing to do with the color of your skin.

              • Jason Patterson

                Yes, the KKK is the most successful terrorist groups in history. They’re cause was the fear of Black equality & Black violence. But all of this was during a time when African Americans were totally subjugated. Isn’t that wild? A terrorist organization made up of a people who were apart of a controlling majority.

                This is what your statement reminds. Your bizarre notion of a Black take over is similarly absurd. What are you basing it off of? Please share link on this.

                How could something like that happen? Who exactly are the people that are trying to do this? How have they established themselves significantly enough to seem legitimate in your mind? Where is the news on them?

                • Leibfarce

                  No, black violence and equality was the scapegoat. I am by no means against equality.

                  I’m not speaking of a black takeover, dear simpleton. I am basing it off the fact that black on white violence is orders of magnitudes greater than white on black violence in the general public. This is an undeniable fact.

                  I am basing it off the modern social justice movement. They do not seek a balance of power, they seek a reversal, this is obvious.

                  You can choose to ignore reality all you wish, that’s not my problem.

                  • Jason Patterson

                    How do you know what they seek? People , who you don’t associate with, don’t have a cultural understanding of, don’t know personally(at a cultural level) & have never discussed the issues with, face to face.

                    African Americans and people of color still do not have equal rights in The United States. The current movements aren’t organizing for violent terrorist attacks or war. They are protesting and marching and speaking.

                    This nation entered a war against England, that took 100,000 lives, because the land owners who could vote, had no representation in British Parliament, yet they had to pay taxes. That was the only inequality they had from other British subjects. War is what they resulted to and were/are seen as patriots.

                    What are you complaining about, exactly. Unless you think people of color truly have total equality in America — should you not be thank full no one is legitimately interested in taking up arm? Because almost every historical example, were people are subjugated and aren’t offered their rights, rights that are said to be inalienable, resorting to violence to gain those rights is framed as righteous and heroic.

                    To say that people should “act right” or be civil, in obtaining human rights—while acknowledging that they don’t have equality, is to say that the things they want aren’t rights. Just privileges given and taken away, by oppressors, in a supremacist system.

                • Leibfarce

                  Argumentum ad Ku Klux Klannium over here.

        • DatBus

          ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black folks to express their delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain.

      • This amuses me :-)

      • What he said might have been prejudice but unfortunately that isn’t how racism works. Racism is when power meets prejudice. Did his words deny you of any resources? Did his words change the way you live in any way? Black people can be prejudice but we do not possess the social or economic power to practice and enforce racism.

        • DatBus

          Wrong. Racism cuts in all directions and no group is exempt. ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black folks to express their delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain.

      • Elaina

        Since when is calling out racism for exactly what it is being racist? You sound super ridiculous right now Moderator.

        • DatBus

          ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black folks to express their delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. Its all about that payback for people who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yea, it’s pure racism.

      • carlisias

        Chile…

      • Tomy Bewick

        that you want to walk up to a group of black people and make slurs says enough about you…

        that you didn’t say jack about the things said about Serena Williams before talking about yourself; says everything else.

        perhaps you should investigate the legitimacy of black people’s outrage before comparing your butt-hurt feelings to years and years of overt and socially accepted hatred.

        • L – Moderator #3541

          I don’t wanna walk up to anyone and say anything. Are you brain dead? That’s what you got from that? Lololol? You’re hopeless my dude.

        • DatBus

          Exactly, ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black folks to express their delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain. Its all about that payback for people who share the complexion of those who hurt our ancestors. And yea, it’s pure racism.

      • New_Clear_Waste

        L – Moderator #3541, stop being a classic butt-hurt ruling-class reactionary who can’t stand to hear other people’s voices. You’re the reason white people have the reputation we do.

      • DatBus

        ‘White Tears’ is a snarky way for sadistic Black folks to express their delight when someone ‘white’ is in pain.

    • who is this?

    • LoL…swish.

    • Thalass

      hahaha that’s the best.

    • gr8p

      This is EVERYTHING! LMAO! Never fails to make me laugh.

      #getitboy

    • Mochasister

      Oh my goodness! This meme is too funny! I see it a lot on different sites.

    • Neddie

      Wow, you’re as much a racist as this article discusses against whites. Funny thing is talking to a lot of Africans and how they perceive black Americans. I think they might be more racist than white Americans supposedly are. lulz.

    • Exuberant Auditor

      Dafuq, she’s not even white!

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