. . . Out of this World P.2
ASSIGNMENT | Can you experience "Systemic Anti-Gravity" or do you have to go into INCREDIBLY SPECIALIZED SPACES held ALOFT FROM SOCIETY in order to be inducted into it? And are those spaces held aloft through other privileges anyway? And are those privileges also systemically biased & implemented? Certainly!
Otherwise, show me the "Reverse Racism" equivalent of an Anti-Gravity chamber. Is it talent? (Michael Jackson) It is power? (Obama). Is it excellence? (Beyonce). Is it relatability? (Oprah). Is it nobility? (Paul Robeson). Is it genius? (Nina Simone). Is it grace? (MLK Jr.). Is it telling truths? (James Baldwin). Is it God? (Mahalia Jackson). Is it wit? (Dave Chappelle). Is it consummate professionalism? (Ida B. Wells). Is it The Voice? (Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston). Is it imagination? (Octavia E. Butler). Or do "black" people with other privileges still have to live within the system of racism?
What are our Globally Conditioned Systemic Biases ("the system") you might be asking? Here are my Top 5:
1) Classism ("I have so you cannot");
2) Sexism ("I want so you cannot");
3) Racism ("I am so you cannot");
4) Ableism ("I can so you cannot);
5) Queerism ("I can't so you cannot")
6) Ageism ("I can but you cannot")
So if you ever say "Reverse Racism" or "Reverse Sexism" or "Reverse Classism" or "Reverse Ableism" or "Reverse Queerism," please understand that you are being ignorant; & that you are being ignorant not only because those things don't exist, but also because to be on the reverse end of a systemic bias IS TO NOT BE SUBJECTED TO IT. Reverse means "back" or "return." English isn't my ancestors language, but I have managed to understand the basics
To be on the receiving end of racism is to have someone give you back SYSTEMIC RACISM. The only racism there is. Or YOUR OWN racist tendencies or ideas that have been fostered by systemic racism. The only racism that will ever exist probably until Aliens land their UFOs on our Earth. So when you embrace that saying like it saves you or explains something, you're just quoting some illiterate not-knowing ass muhfuhs who are definitely racist 🙄