A Very Important #FPQ from E.M.

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I was going through my emails, and I saw the most important question that I have seen for a while. The post included great information and education on real things that are going on in the world. If you know anything about me, you know that I use my voice to fight for things I believe in. I had not heard of “The Great Replacement”, and this is mostly because when I see the words in correlation with Tucker and Carlson in one sentence, I go blank in my mind and ignore it. Bad Amy/E.M. for ignoring it.

There will be no sugar coating in this post, so thick skin will be needed.

Fandango’s Provocative Question this week is a hot topic, and it is one I am very passionate about. The question is:

How do you feel about what is going on in the United States in regard to racism? Do you see any way of reconciling the concepts of White Replacement Theory and Critical Race Theory?

Racism in the United States is a systemic problem, and it is rooted in how this country began. The very people that are discriminated against in this country are the ones that built the damn thing. If it was not for black people being kidnapped away from their homes and sold as slaves, we would not have many of the foundations set in stone in this country. We stole them. We beat them. We raped them. We segregated them. Then, we oppressed them. We deprived them. We starved them. Now, we continue to kill them.

The keyword to look at is WE. WE the People, right? We the people set the foundations of racism to be the most important factor in determining mass incarceration (the new slavery), further oppression (failed rehabilitation and clean slates for ex-inmates), and white supremacy in the United States. It has been a group effort…a community effort…to be systemically un-diverse and noninclusive to anyone who is not white and right.

White Replacement Theory…that makes my stomach churn just reading it on this page. If I never looked up the meaning, I would think that this was what they called “Race Traders” on The Handmaid’s Tale. (I’ve been referencing that show a lot lately…sorry). It’s these folks that are scared of Critical Race Theory because they don’t want it to get out that we are guilty of genocide just like Putin. We wiped out so many tribes of Native Americans…It is why I acknowledge that I am living on borrowed land from the Yokut Tribe. We stole people. We stole indigenous land. We stole history to keep it from telling the truth to new generations. We will always be divided.

So, reconciling…never. We will never see that. Even as much as we yell and scream at the top of our lungs for all the world to hear us, the truth will never set us free because the country is working how the white, conservative, radical men want it to. It’s not broken as most everyone says these days. It’s working exactly how it was intended to at the birth of this nation…to be oppressive and racist.

In community and solidarity,

Amy…and E.M.

6 thoughts on “A Very Important #FPQ from E.M.

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  2. Sadly, everything you say is true. Racism is ingrained in American society and institutions. Hopefully, at some point in the future, probably the far distant future of humanity survives that long, we will get past it.

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    1. It’s very sad, and I wish I could make other people see from my shoes. Unfortunately, that’s a human problem. Racism is passed down from generation to generation, and we learn everything from our parents. Thankfully, my mother and grandmother raised me rather than my father and his side of the family, who were very racist. Thanks for asking such an important FPQ, Fandango.

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  3. It’s picky of me I know, but exclude me from the WE in those points above. I never did any of that to anyone. Had it done to ME, but that’s another story. I am white and I’m proud of being white. I do NOT think that any other color is my inferior. My own people didn’t own slaves, and were persecuted for their own religious beliefs, so the whole “we did this to them” (generalization) is bull cookies. Besides, the First People (American Indians) were the first group to be annihilated in the “Who Gets to Keep America” sweepstakes, not the blacks. I am very sorry for the weak spirit and conscience of those who did promote slavery, sure. But it was a very long time ago too. Focusing on that as one “this is where it all started” point is a bit flawed. No criticism implied.

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    1. The great thing about being human is that we are allowed our own morals, beliefs, and ideologies. It’s okay to criticize different points of view, and I use constructive criticism to educate myself. I used to feel like you do about the issues that I write about. I had to see it first hand to change my point of view, but it is also okay that you feel the way you do. I don’t deny that the Native Americans and indigenous folks had their land stolen, and I acknowledge it every day since I am living on their borrowed land. The only thing I will add is that “We” in my post is a collective as a nation, not a we as in me and you. This nation that we occupy did do everything I wrote about to BIPOC folks across the nation since the discovery of this land.

      I appreciate that you commented your feelings, and I am sorry that you had some of those things I mentioned done to you. I have also, and it’s okay to be proud of being white…but it’s worth it to see things from my point of view as well.

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