#RHOA Reunion: Shocking Moments
"…this particular fight plays into some unfortunate, horrible stereotypes about black women being animalistic, aggressive brawlers. Plus, this country has a history that includes black people beating each other for the fun and profit of white people; in the old days it was mandingo fighting; now it's boxing (of course boxers get paid, but out of their purse come fees for the promoter and manager), or clips like the "Sharkeisha" video, which was viewed more than 12 million times. Black people tearing each other down? America loves it. Can't we do better?"
I've realized I've spent too much time and anxiety trying to represent and support my race and I think it's time for all of us POC's to stop beating ourselves up over how we look to the public and start spending that mental energy on bettering ourselves as individuals. Race-based stress and anxiety are real and they're killing us. We have the NAACP for that shit.
Oh, and sorry for using the word n-word for emphasis, but you get why it's there. I'm done defending black women as a whole, but I'm still here to back anyone worthy of defending regardless of their race, sexual orientation, nationality or creed.