I also hear stuff like, “And what about Oprah? And what about all those athletes… SEE?!” And what you have to do, I guess sometimes people respond emotionally. I don’t. I gotta respond very pragmatically to that.
And I ask them, with the advent of the election of a black president, if you will, did somehow the over representation of African-Americans and Latinos in the criminal justice system go away? Did it even decrease? As a result of the advent of this great historical moment, has there been a change in health disparities? In the poverty index? Do you see what I’m saying? So it’s almost like a nonsensical thing to say to me. Because those institutions that have historically been racist, and biased, and oppressive… continue.” —Dr. Joy Degruy (via onesmartblackboy)