Unsplash — Christian Erfurt

What I said: She could have staged a mass walk-out, she could not have shown up, or she could have just straight up interrupted.”

What you say I suggested: “Would you have had her pull out an AK-47 and shoot up the place? Scream obscenities in Mr. Trump’s face? Start punching him in the face? That might feel good, but it would only make matters worse.”


I would have responded to your response in its entirety if I didn’t look at your profile beforehand.

You have a 2400 word long post on your profile entitled ‘An open letter to black writers on Medium’ where you state: “For some months now I’ve been ripping into black writers here who post long screeds attacking racism, whites, and society in general.”

In said post, you say such wonderful little nuggets such as:

Do any of you black authors honestly believe that letting off steam as you so do improves the status of black people? Do you think that your righteous anger will induce shame on the part of whites?

Mr. Obama is a member of the black race but not a member of the black culture. He speaks standard American English, not the black dialect. He dresses like an American politician, not like a member of black culture. He talks about issues other than the status of blacks

[Referencing the Sandra Bland case] All of the moral opprobrium for this tragedy falls squarely on the cop’s shoulders. But the woman’s behavior was stupid. Not immoral — stupid. She was certainly within her rights, but her stupidity opened the door for the tragedy. The cop is the one who walked through the door, but she opened it. Only a few truly dumb people would have picked a fight with the cop and gotten arrested. This woman was one of the dummies.

Therefore, black people should reject black separatism and work on the task of reducing their ‘out-group-ness’. Here are some of the tactics that could be employed:

Eschew black dialect for the most common dialect of American English.
Give children names similar to the most popular names in American culture.
Wear the same clothing.
Eat the same food.
Celebrate the same holidays.

You picked the wrong one to try that routine on.

Good day, sir.

Writer. Womanist. Worrier. Alliteration Enthusiast. #AllBlackLivesMatter #TransLivesMatter

Writer. Womanist. Worrier. Alliteration Enthusiast. #AllBlackLivesMatter #TransLivesMatter