You know what the assembly line is right?
A collection of different machines working together to produce the overall product. All of them doing their own thing and focusing on what their strengths are. No other distractions.
That’s what creates a successful business.
I apply this same mode of thinking to the whole people of color solidarity thing. Every other minority has issues they need to fight for in their own community. So assuming that we’re all going to come together and fight for the exact same this is weird.
Everyone starts fighting each other instead of worrying about the issue at hand.
I’m in total support of the stop Asian hate hashtag.
There is something to be said about this crazy mass shooting culture in America primarily executed by white men. A white guy went into a massage parlor and killed Asians, not to mention all of these other mass shootings. Full stop.
However, I don’t understand where Black people fall into that mix. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help, but it’s a touchy situation when you bring Black people — who are the number one group killed by hate crimes in America — for help. It seems a bit insensitive.
We’re getting sidetracked from the main issue here — white men.
Since Black people are at the bottom of the totem pole, I don’t understand why some Asians haven’t been asking their white allies for help. They can do a hell of a lot more than Black people. Isn’t the number two interracial relationship in America between white men and Asian women? Just saying. Asian people seem to have way more connections to white people than Black people.
We have our own issues to worry about.
Dumping your problems on another marginalized group is like trying to put a broken motor in a new car instead of paying for a new one.
America is too diverse for everyone to have the same stance on EVERYTHING.
Most people will have some sort of Hispanic/Asian ancestry. Plus, the population of Black people will grow (even though it’s by a small amount). It’s safe to say that America is going to be more mixed.
Hispanic people have their own sets of issues. Asian people have their own sets of issues. Indian people have their own sets of issues. Black people have their own sets of issues.
If you look at the voting polls for damn near every election, the issues that minorities deem as important are always different.
That further adds to my statement that P.O.C. solidarity doesn’t exist.
Because when it’s all said and done, different groups are going to do what’s right for them. And that’s okay. No one needs to shame someone into helping them with an issue they’re not keen on fixing. There’s only one issue we’re truly fighting together and that’s white supremacy and the systems that enforce it. You can fight it in different ways.
It’s the same as the assembly line.
I fight for this, you fight for this, and we all get what we want in the end.
This isn’t to say that no other minority should help another minority.
Everyone can help whoever they want to. I guess I take a more logical approach to this. Would you rather have a team of players that only have one skill or would you rather have a diverse team of players that specialize in one skill?
The latter seems more beneficial.
I know we can fight white supremacy…whether we’re together or apart.
This post was previously published on Medium.
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