Dear Truthbetold Part 2
I was going to let this go. Honestly. I was getting ready for bed, winding down…and then I got this letter from my white reader.
“Honestly I believe this article is great. I truly believe more black people should be vocal and honest about their hate of white people. In this way whites can truly come together as a people and love each other again. I know too many loving white Christians who truly believe that god wants us to love each other equally, black or white, and live in harmony as one people. When I hear honest bigotry I’m happy because the loving and weak hearts that surround us can be silenced and replaced with the truth of hate. White people can finally truly come together cast off the bounds of acceptance.”
I laughed out loud and shook my head in disbelief when I read this comment. Then I quickly thought of a criticism I read once regarding the Jews:
People that suffer from persecution complex tend to believe that others are out to get or hurt them in some way. Their fears are utterly unfounded in reality and at times exaggerated paranoia and it reflects a belief that everyone has it in for them. Symptoms of persecution complex may be seen when the person interacts in normal ways and then over-reacts to perceived wrongs.
Can someone, anyone…please explain to me how a back-to-back post on black relationships, black dysfunction, black issues and black healing ended up being about white people’s feelings?