Wall of Shame: Racists – The Feminist Wire

Wall of Shame: Racists


In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, racists have shown their true colors. We’ve seen…

the white supremacy apologists,

the “I’m not racist, but” folks,

the “experts” on “black-on-black” violence,

the Trayvon haters,

the Zimmerman defenders,

the white woman sympathizers (a variation of “I’m not racist, but”),

the neo-slaveholders,

the neutralists,

the “you weren’t there, how can you know” apologists,

the a-historicists (“nothing to do with lynching”),

the thug-definers and finger-pointers,

the “justice is blind” symphony,

the race baiters,

the race traitors,

the white kids “Trayvoning,”

the “every conversation needs to be about me” people,

the “where is your evidence?” deniers,

the brigade of “your data are wrong,”

the plain ole white supremacists,

and the list goes on and on…


We offer as a balm the words of poet Langston Hughes:


They’ll see how beautiful I am

And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.”