“To be black is to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time because, in America, there is never a right place for black people.”
(“It’s not just Starbucks: White fear is an American problem” by Renee Graham)
I’ve had enough of White fear (and Asian anti-blackness, for that matter).
I need to stop supporting White businesses where possible.
I need to stop seeking validation and approval from Asians.
I respect them as humans but I wouldn’t place my deepest trust in them.
They ultimately care only about themselves.
Most Whites care only about enriching themselves even if they want to sell and market stuff (including culturally appropriated ones) to the world.
Most Asians care only about saving their own faces even if they profess to be altruistic.
The only people who truly care about humanity and the environment are mainly Black people and indigenous peoples living in traditional, sustainable societies.
One cannot profess to love the environment if one is living with a racially discriminating mindset.
One cannot profess to love humanity if one is living an environmentally unsustainable lifestyle.
Both the love for humanity and love for the environment go hand in hand.
Case in point:
White people who claim to love animals and conserve Nature can be downright racist and anti-Black and anti-indigenous peoples.
Ever wonder why wealthy privileged White people are usually the ones who own pet dogs and live in private property close to Nature (after the indigenous peoples have been chased out of their natural habitats and have to live in public housing where they continue to experience structural and systemic racism)?
Furthermore, White people claim to love Nature when they colonise tropical islands such as Bahamas and Seychelles, but they reserve it exclusively for other rich White people by making it expensive for others to stay or visit.
Another case in point:
Asian people who claim to care about people by developing their lands can also be downright racist and destructive to the environment.
For example, Chinese people claim to help Africans develop their economies, but some of them came to poach wildlife and smuggle them out of Africa for profits.
Indigenous peoples in Asia, Americas and Australia are also facing discrimination and marginalisation when they are uprooted and displaced from their homelands and are forced to live in capitalistic cities and adapt to unnatural and unsustainable lifestyles like the rest of the urban crowd.
To my Black sisters and brothers, I am sorry for the way you have been discriminated and marginalised around the world.
We have failed you, and acknowledge you deserve to be treated equally, and you deserve to be credited for paving the way for racial disparity discourses.
P.S. The above are strictly my opinions and do not represent any organisation or country.
P.P.S. I am making some generalisations to prove my points, and my general observations are based on reality as I experience it.
P.P.P.S. This author is a Chinese born in Asia speaking a colonial White people’s language, who is coming to realise his indebtedness and connectedness to Motherland Africa and Africans as well as indigenous peoples.