I generally try to not read anything on Gawker/GMG websites other than the occasional visit to Jalop but the increasing cross-referencing and cross posting is making it incredibly difficult. Below contains a link to a blog from The Root.
Link, because it will inevitable be kinja’d.
I firmly believe in not clicking on websites and links that I don’t support or agree with as I’m sure they appreciate the web traffic regardless, but the link is posted as this is the protocol for referencing another GMG website here on Oppo. I’m adding a select few excerpts.
In The Root’s efforts to reduce the amount of required daily reading about the Caucasian clutching of pearls, we have decided to condense the collective woes of wypipo into this brief listing of the things melaninless America will be weeping about this week.
This checklist can come in handy for a number of reasons: Use it as a guide for understanding why Sarah in the cubicle next to you at work seems particularly agitated today. Allow this to be your answer when you—as we all do—wonder why the hell they would ever not have a smile on their face. If nothing else, you can do what I do: Use it as a game board to check off each incident when you hear your Caucasian friend complain about something. I call it “White Tears Bingo” (patent pending, trademark applied for).
Shhh! Can you hear that? It sounds like accidental diarrhea. It’s the sound of wypipo losing their shit after hearing the National Park Service’s announcement that it will award the University of California, Berkeley, $97,999.70 to document and preserve the legacy of the Black Panther Party.
In the interest of brevity, I’ll stop here.
Maybe I’m being ignorant or just stupid in some way, and if that’s the case please say so, but I fail to see how this type of publication does anything to mend the delicate situation that defines race relations in the U.S. right now and that’s hugely disappointing to me. Racist? Maybe, probably, I dunno. Intentionally offensive? You’d have a tough time convincing me otherwise.
Two great comments from below: