This article that showed up on my Facebook page today is one of the most ridiculous, self-victimizing pieces of racial garbage I’ve ever read. It was written by a professional race baiter named Ijeoma Oluo.
Anyone who wears glasses like that is a self-indulgent narcissist. FACKS!!
Ijeoma is a black woman who basically writes racist drivel on the Internet, so she gets gigs from tons of different major websites as a freelancer. It’s articles like the one you’re about to read from Medium.com that makes you realize how asinine the concept of white privilege is. Because if a white person wrote what she wrote, they’d be vilified natinowide. Here it is. (Her words are in italics and our rational commentary follows in bold)
Let me tell you a little story about something I like to call #crackerbarrelgate.
I’m on a road trip with my kids across the western half of this country. Travelling while black can be…..nervewracking. Not just the little micro-agressions, but the fears for safety.
She’s already mentioned “traveling while black,” and “microaggressions.” I already know exactly what she’s about in the first two sentences.
We still live in a country where black people are shot in the face for asking for help after car accidents. When I said I was going on this trip, a lot of people reached out to me concerned. Did I have an emergency plan? Did I know the places I was going was safe?
An emergency plan. For driving. While black. She’s not going on a bone ride around Honduras or Somalia. She’s driving around Montana. Clearly a much more dangerous place than any third world shithole. She’s really got it tough.
The truth is, there is no real “safe” place for black people in America. Cops in Seattle are just as likely to shoot me as cops in St. Louis. But I used to travel the West for work, and have long since did my “how racist is this town” google searches. I was cautious, but optimistic.
If you feel the need to search for “how racist is this town” before traveling to a town, it just might be you who is the racist.
I decided to get a little daring on this trip and stop in a Cracker Barrel. I have never been in a Cracker Barrel. But stepping inside and glancing the overwhelming amount of Americana that appeared to romanticise a time when people like me were enslaved (btw, you can buy a wreath made of raw cotton blooms because…) — well, I was a little nervous. As I sat down, I made this little joke on Twitter:
At Cracker Barrel 4 the 1st time. Looking at the sea of white folk in cowboy hats & wondering "will they let my black ass walk out of here?"
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) July 30, 2017
Hilarious joke!! Now imagine the roles were reversed. A white woman walks into a Denny’s in Baltimore and says, “Looking at the sea of black folk with their jeans sagged down, and wondering ‘will they rape my white ass?'” Do you understand the levels of outrage that would happen? The hypothetical white woman would be the most famous person in America today. She’d be on the national news. She’d have to hire a lawyer, receive insane amount of threats, and issue a bullshit apology that no one would accept.
But since Ijeoma is a black woman with hipster glasses, she can pretty much say whatever she wants. But please, tell me more about all these things I can do as a white person that people of color can’t. It’s hard to keep track of all my privileges.
Now, regardless of what you think about my attempts to make light of my nervousness of being surrounded by white people in an establishment that not too long ago had to pay millions of dollars for racially discriminatory practices, in a small town in a red state, I think we can all agree that the response to my tweet was….a bit much.
So let me get this straight. Thirteen years ago the Cracker Barrel settled with the NAACP out of court (because settling is almost always cheaper than litigating) because they were allegedly taking longer to bring food to black people. Again, thirteen years ago. And because of this she naturally assumed that she should be “nervous” around a bunch of strangers she’s never spent a minute speaking to.
Make no doubt about it – this is the DEFINITION of racism – prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race. She saw white people and assumed they were all trying to kill her. She ascribed characteristics and was antagonistic to all individuals who happen to be white.
So why did she do this? Simple – because she wanted to get racist trolls on twitter to say racist things to her, hoping it would prove how racist America is, when in fact the biggest racist in the room was her. And she got her wish:
Sighs for 1000 years. Y'all. We really, really have our work cut out for us pic.twitter.com/GE7qc7CNn2
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) July 31, 2017
Y'ALL. #CrackerBarrelGate pic.twitter.com/se0NF5Li8u
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) July 30, 2017
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) August 2, 2017
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) August 1, 2017
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) August 2, 2017
Not sure how this one was racist, but I’m sure she found a way to be victimized by it:
Y'ALL. #CrackerBarrelGate pic.twitter.com/RC45aQWnbs
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) July 30, 2017
I guess it’s racist to say that everyone is welcomed in the Cracker Barrel. Hard to keep track these days.
Keep in mind, this chick has 75,000 followers on Twitter. When you have a following that large you are gonna get some morons in your mentions. We have 11,400 followers on Twitter and every time we tweet something we get bombarded with all sorts of colorful commentary. But in no way, shape, or form are they at all representative of the overall population. Either way, it comes with the territory. The Internet is an ugly place, and Twitter allows anonymous people to pretty much say whatever they want. Adults understand that and just block the trolls. Losers like Ijeoma whine about how it hurts their feels.
The worst part about it was the dishonesty on her part. By only showing the racist things people say and ignoring the dignified and well thought out commentary, you’re painting an inaccurate picture of race relations in America. The vast majority of tweets in her mentions were perfectly reasonable and pointed out how dumb and racist her comment was:
She made one of the most racist sttements I've heard in a while, and implied violence. Don't judge people by the color of their skin.
— Keith Barrett (@KeithBarrett) July 30, 2017
Her 'observation' was that cowboy hat wearing white ppl are potentially dangerous. Fair enough, it's good she's honest about her bigotry.
— Bill Dean (@CanaDean) July 30, 2017
This guy got blocked by her for pointing out that the Cracker Barrel near him is diverse and lots of people wear cowboy hats:
When we went to look at her Twitter timeline we found out that we were also blocked:
We have never, ever tweeted anything at this woman. We had no idea who she was today. And she had already preemptively blocked us. That’s how weak and soft social justice warriors are.
She also thought it was racist to call her tweet racist:
Oh to be white. pic.twitter.com/1DMeVpJnxw
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) July 31, 2017
Must be hard for this poor lady, living freely, and getting paid to be racist in the greatest country on earth.
Then she used her privilege to get Twitter accounts shut down:
Now, perhaps it’s because Twitter has made a lot of headlines lately for failing to address abuse and harassment that I’m able to say that Twitter has actually done a pretty good job of handling this abuse. Just about everything that I reported for slurs and threats was removed and quite a few of the offending accounts were locked. With the addition of the quality filter that blocks out the majority of hate from reaching my updates — it’s almost as if I don’t have hundreds of angry white people calling me a fat gorilla on there.
But that wasn’t enough for her. She wanted to make sure people who said mean things to her provocative, racist tweet were also suspended:
But Facebook has been another story. My Facebook page is infested with racist hate and violent threats from people who are so angry that I would be nervous to be surrounded by them. So after getting absolutely no help from Facebook whatsoever, I started posting screenshots of the comments and messages I was getting. The ones you are seeing above, and more. If you send me a message saying that you hope I get hit by a bus, or pushed off the Grand Canyon, and Facebook absolutely refuses to hold you accountable, the least you deserve is for people to see the hate you are spreading.
And finally, facebook decided to take action. What did they do? Did they suspend any of the people who threatened me? No. Did they take down Twitchy’s post that was sending hundreds of hate-filled commenters my way? No. They suspended me for three days for posting screenshots of the abuse they have refused to do anything about.
I want @fbsecurity @facebook to be held accountable for the racism & violence they support against black people. https://t.co/CB46Wr0YWf
— Ijeoma Oluo (@IjeomaOluo) August 2, 2017
Cry me a river lady. Newsflash – Facebook didn’t suspend you because they’re racist. Facebook suspended you because NO ONE WORKS AT FACEBOOK!! Welcome to our world. We get suspended for bullshit all the time and the only recourse is to hire an attorney. A human being at Facebook did not look at screenshots of you reposting “racist” comments you got for sympathy. A computer algorithm did because they’re too cheap to hire human beings. You think you have it rough? We got suspended 7 days for “sexual violence” when we posted a picture of the Turtleboy statue:
We also got suspended, just like she did, for reposting screenshots of people saying “inappropriate” things to us:
Here’s some other things we got suspended for:
This one was my personal favorite:
Yup. We caught a 30 day ban for writing, “Take life everyday one step at a time, but make sure those steps are in the directions of your dreams. You got this.” We were intentionally writing smiles and sunshines comments on our page to prove that no one actually reviews reported posts. And we proved that they don’t when this was removed.
The difference between Turtleboy and Ijeoma Oluo is that we recognized the problem and chose not be victimized by it. We didn’t blame it on racism, or liberals at Facebook trying to censor us. Because we realized a human being, no matter what their political beliefs, would not suspend us for the things posted above. It was a glitch in the system due to a lack of employees at Facebook. Ijeoma Oluo decided to blame it all on racism instead:
This — this, after 3 days of nonstop hate and abuse — is when I finally broke down crying.
If you cry over things people say to you on Facebook you are the definition of a sheltered, privileged American. And no one feels bad for you.
See, it’s not just the hate. I write and speak about race in America because I already see this hate every day. It’s the complicity of one of the few platforms that people of color have to speak out about this hate that gets me.
Yea, people of color are the only ones who are unfairly suspended by Facebook. You poor thing.
People are mad because my tweet rang true. Plenty of people of color are nervous entering an entirely white room — and with good reason.
But wait, I thought her tweet about being scared at the Cracker Barrel was a “joke.” Turns out it was with “good reason.” Newsflash – you do not speak for all people of color. No normal black person would feel nervous about being killed in a Cracker Barrel. Just a race baiting piece of human garbage like you.
Even this simple expression of discomfort was too much, and hundreds of angry white people flooded my twitter, facebook and email to try to silence me. Any time people of color, especially women of color, speak the truth — we are silenced.
You get paid money to write racist things on multiple platforms. But please, tell me more about how “women of color” who speak the truth are silenced. Because I’m pretty sure what you said wasn’t true, and you’re far from silenced.
This isn’t okay. I shouldn’t have to leave Facebook in order to escape racist hate. I shouldn’t have to be silent in the face of racist hate in order to be able to stay on the platform. Facebook is failing people of color, just as they are failing many feminists and transgender people, in punishing them for speaking out about abuse. And they need to be held accountable.
Boo-hoo. Shut the fuck up. All this article did was prove that white privilege is a myth, particularly when it comes to free speech.
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She isn’t even fully black. Her mother is white and she comes from an all-white Seattle suburb. Racism my ass. She sounds like an attention seeking spoilt brat.
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You…just spent thousands of words, a whole lot of time copying and pasting and searching…just to write about how “soft” and “triggered” someone is? Because your feels were shattered when you got blocked? Awwww the widdle white baby can’t suck on mammy’s teet for comfort so he writes a whole entire blog post about someone he only learned of a few days ago? And SHE is the problem? Lmaoooooooooooooo someone in the internet you don’t know has you so triggered that you spent hours on her Twitter feed and Facebook page gathering all of these images and such just to write a blog (for free) about how SHE is the problem?
God your mom must be embarrassed every time you ask if you can come over for Thanksgiving.
Look, just because you were shoved in lockers and ignored by the pretty girls, it doesn’t mean you have to take your angst out on her. Go listen to Pearl Jam or something.
And please, don’t shoot up any schools or movie theatres because you’re triggered by a Black woman online.
What’s wrong with Pearl Jam?
Oh yeah Facebook is REALLY failing people of color. That’s why slugpump welfare kings can post about wanting to kill cops and white people, and nothing happens to them. But a white guy posts a Pepe the frog meme and his account is perma-banned inside an hour.
I am not sure why everybody is taking this to “harsh” when white people make jokes and comments that are hurtful all the time and color people just take it . Maybe this is a good thing , maybe this way white people will know how color people feels 90% of the time
You stupid, stupid cunt.
This bitch isn’t joking, dumbass. She is trying to transform the world into a white-free place. Is that cool with you? The eradication of a skin color? It’s thinking like yours that makes me embarrassed to be non-white.
I literally saw this woman speak two weeks ago at a radio conference. She stated that it is racist for a white guy with a British accent to interview a black person. A mentee of said British man was in the audience and called her out on it. There started to be a real discussion at that point, instead of what had been happening, her talking down to all of us. Anyways, I thought it was a big waste of my life to have to sit there and listen to this lady. She is 100% racist.
She is half white from a somewhat privileged background. She collects white followers on her FB where she is playing out some kind of FemDom scenario with them where she would ask them to be vocal anti-racist peeps and snap at them for “clattering her posts with their self-contradictory whiteness” and how the whites being supportive is also somehow racist and privileged in the next. It’s a real abusive relationship cycle. It’s super weird to observe.
What drives me crazy is that the people like her forget a few “facts” if white people are so awful then their wouldn’t have been a civil war. How many white people died to end slavery. Fighting a war that didn’t really affect them individually. They fought to free people who were sold by their own family members in Africa. 2 As I just said African American people sold their children, family members etc into slavery. 3. Before African Americans were slaves in this country the white Irish people were slaves and were treated worse then the African American slaves. Yet you never hear the Irish talking about how they are offended by people, objects, etc.. Maybe people should educate themselves and get the real “facts” before playing the victim. Whites can’t be that bad if they banded together and fought a war that thousands died in to ensure that everyone had equal rights.
“Oh to be white.”
Girl needs to look up Ancestry.com or look in the mirror…
Hey wtf is already taken! Lol.
Her mother is white. She made a bitch ass article about how her white mother “didn’t understand her black hair” growing up. The bitch is messed.
God is she one ugly hipster doofus !
I guarantee the average white person would have much more to fear at a popeyes or mackdonaldz in any inner city nationwide.
If obama had a hipster doofus daughter …..
Imagine if whites commandeered the DJ booth at the club on a Friday night?
Oh…. my dears you have plenty to lose, and there are not any chains unless they are of your own making, you loudmouths simply don’t appreciate what you do have.
Brebda Jenkins’ cousin.
I’m confused. She went to Cracker Barrel…of course she was going to find it filled with krackers. What did she expect? eww…Was that racist? I guess it’s just honest, unlike Black Lies Matter…and her comment about someone calling her a gorilla…well the hair does look like some kind of subhuman primate from One of Dian Fossey’s expeditions. And look what happened to her…
I am unfollowing turtleboy after this I don’t even care who comments what on this comment. It just seems like lately all you talk about on here is race, or racist ppl from minority’s and I just am tired of hearing it. I like the funny articles these ones are not what I want to read. Especially no offense but it always seems to be the same story racist black person talking shit about white people. Okay there are racist people in every culture unfortunately. I’d rather not give those ppl anymore airtime. It’s like this is exactly what they want people to argue with and drama because they’re miserable and not to mention whenever you post stuff like this it promotes other ppl to be racist in the comments. I thought turtleboy was about jokes and putting people on blast for defrauding their ebt cards. This is just annoying to me.
I’m pretty sure Turtleboy doesn’t discriminate or hone in on one social group exclusively – they write about a broad spectrum of idiots, regardless of sex, race, creed, or color.
Wow, what a pussy.
The reason we need these kinds of articles is because rampant racism is the new shitty trend, and it sure as fuck isn’t whitey doing it. People like this are pushinf a narrative of 1950s-era racism from whites still dominating, and it is completely untrue. We need people calling this garbage out, because there barely are any who do. Why give people like this cunt more air time? So they are recognized as being pieces of shit and total liars. People like her NEED to be called out because their motives arr detrimental to society.
And I am scared that this addlebrained SJW is out there running free. She needs psychological help. (Yes, I’m sure there are other things she needs, but let’s not go into that here.)
She will try for a lawsuit against Facebook. You mark my white words.
but… your words are black on my screen…
Self hatred and jealousy (see:mixed)
Hates herself (see: mixed)
What do you expect?
She was also probably triggered by the fact its caked Cracker Barrel. Maybe she needs to find a SJW Barrel
There’s a reason why I call people who use twitter “Twits” and “Twatters”. This “woman” is a perfect example. If it wasn’t for social media, she’d be living an otherwise meaningless life asking “do you want to supersize your fries with that” through a drive-thru intercom.
I’m continually amazed at how many people love to be victims. They will go so far as to claim to be black. One of my friends is black and has never claimed that he was subjected to racism. I’m sure it happens but when someone say cuts you off and you are black, how the fuck would you know it was racism? That’s the difference between my friend and this twat. He can’t know so its not until proven otherwise. She can’t know so she’ll claim racism and get sympathy. She is a weak and flawed person.
The reason she feels this way is actually quite simple. No white person would be allowed to walk out of a black majority establishment or neighborhood where she’s from, so logically, no whites would allow a black to leave a white establishment.
Also, these SJW’s troll so hard its getting almost funny. We all know she didn’t go to any fucking Cracker Barrel. And of course, the white dominated restaurant has to be a ‘cracker’ barrel. Get real.
She needs to pay more attention to frame width when she picks out her next pair of government (aka we, the taxpayers) subsidized ugly eyeglasses for her fat head.
If you go to her FB page now, she did get larger frames and even said she needed them for her giant head. I bet she is reading all of our comments LMAO
Wow. It must be so hard for her to look around all day and search for things to be offended by.
Seriously, she needs mental help.
I know how she feels. I feel exactly the same way every time I go to Chicago on business