My request to all of you is – to understand – we need to tackle all forms of bullying and harassment. Do not think of sexual harassment and sexism as anything other than social exclusion. Do not think of racism as anything other than social exclusion.
I realize this is exhausting and no one should have to go through this. But, you are and that’s the reality of being black in America. You don’t have a choice. And yes, that sucks. But … lashing out is a luxury you unfortunately don’t have.
The problem with all this denigrating people by exploiting their social weaknesses, that are institutionalized against them is that it reinforces the institutionalized violence against these people. And that’s not ok.