"In Ta-Nehisi Coates's astounding new book, Between the World and Me, he refers to white people as "dreamers" to evoke the sense of them being not fully awake, like sleepwalkers. I'm not sure if white people are like sleepwalkers, or more like ostriches, consciously burying their heads in the sand, hiding from reality. And that's exactly what vexes me the most about white people: their reluctance, or unwillingness, to recognize the vast impact their race has on their lives and on the lives of all those around them. "
"White people are like that really shitty, immature ass girlfriend that some dudes have in high school or college that acts like a complete and total bitch, feels guilty and bad about it and then acts like even more of a bitch because she hates feeling guilty and thinking about all the shit that she said and did. Lol as if white people have a reason to be angry...."
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