From Pine View Farm

Coinage 2

Badtux agrees that we need a new word and suggests that we adopt the term, “whitesplaining”; methinks yon penguin has a point.

But it seems to me that nowadays we need to make another term as well known as “mansplaining”: whitesplaining. When white people are telling Colin Kaepernick what he should think and feel about the black experience in America… when white people are telling a black mother what she should think and feel about the fact that her 11 year old boy who looks as dangerous as Urkel was racially profiled as a possible drug lookout or drug cut-out by police officers… when white people are telling the black people behind Black Lives Matter that the experience they live every day of having to fear being shot by the police for little reason or no reason at all is not, in fact, the experience they live every day… they are doing the same thing. They are telling a black person what he or she is supposed to be thinking or feeling about the reality that black people live in every day.

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  1. Badtux

    September 26, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    One clarification: I did *not* invent the term “whitesplaining”. It has been going around in black civil rights circles for a few months now. I merely said that it ought to become as well known as its feminist counterpart, “mansplaining”.

  2. Frank

    September 26, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks. I will amend the post accordingly.