— Art TakingBack 🇺🇸 (@ArtValley818_) May 1, 2021
“Imagine being told by society that white people can be all that they can be, but you as a black man, the content of your character is completely irrelevant,” she said. “You are the color of your skin and that is all you will ever be.
“Imagine being told you can’t figure out how to vote because of the color of your skin,” the woman continues. “Socioeconomics affects everyone, but apparently, you’re not as smart as the poorest white person.
“Lady,” the woman went on, “I don’t wanna hate you. I’m a 90s kid. I grew up with you. So I know you’re very talented. I understand your heart is in the right place. But you are everything you preach against.”
The woman then accused the actress of contributing to a social and cultural environment that is making things worse for blacks and the country in general.
“You’re not helping. You’re making things worse. You’re causing more division. You’re causing more fear,” she said. “Statistically speaking, I am more likely to be shot by my black, elderly neighbor across the street than the cop who patrols my neighborhood.
“Statistically speaking, homicide by cop is very rare, but people like you find power in fear so you keep it front-page news,” she said. “You don’t have to be a white supremacist. You can be better.”
Her pushback earned her a lot of praise online.
“Black people are the only race told to see themselves in, elevate & invest their entire identity in criminals simply b/c said criminal shares the same skin tone as them. No other race is required to do this. B/c somehow consequences of bad behavior shouldn’t apply to us?” conservative activist Melissa Tate wrote on Twitter.
Black people are the only race told to see themselves in, elevate & invest their entire identity in criminals simply b/c said criminal shares the same skin tone as them.
No other race is required to do this. B/c somehow consequences of bad behavior shouldn’t apply to us?
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) May 2, 2021
I hope this thing goes pandemic viral.
— Gatekeeper 🇺🇸🇿🇦 (@DirtyWhiteBoyz_) May 1, 2021
Wow, just wow.
— Rosalinda Randall, "Ask Rosalinda" (@rosalindatweets) May 1, 2021