The Women’s March on Washington (“WMW”), originally founded by a group of white women, is planning a nationwide march on Donald Trump’s inauguration day to stand up for women’s rights. Yet for some, it’s an opportunity to slam white people and women, telling them to start listening more and talking less.
In an Instagram post on the official Women’s March account, Black Lives Matter activist ShiShi Rose wrote a lengthy lecture for “white allies” participating in the event, saying “now is the time” for white people to be “listening more, talking less, spend time observing, taking in media and art created by people of color, researching, and unlearning the things you have been taught about this country.”
She also reminded so-called “white allies” about their white privilege: “For some people, their outlook of this country deeply changed on November 9th. For the rest of us, this is how it has always looked. I want to remind you that that is a privilege.”
“It’s a privilege that white supremacy wasn’t at the forefront of your reality, because you benefit from it.”
Rose then wrote shamed “white allies” who, according to her, haven’t done enough work. “You do not just get to join the efforts that people of color have been working for their entire lives to both teach and survive, without doing work, too. You don’t just get to join because now you’re scared, too. I was born scared,” she said, despite the fact that the Women’s March was founded by white women, according to the site’s FAQ.
“You should be reading our books and understanding the roots of racism and white supremacy. Listening to our speeches. You should be drowning yourselves in our poetry. Now is the time that you should be exposed to more than just the horrors of this country, but also the beauty that has always existed within communities of color. Beauty that was covered over because the need to see white faces depicted was more important,” the BLM activist added.
This isn’t the only time Rose slammed white people and women, in particular. Back in 2015, she tweeted: “I guess it could switch if we slaughtered all the white women like your ancestors did to mine. That would help”.
She also claimed “white women are dangerous,” before asking “why are y’all like this?” And just hours ago, she tweeted “All I want for New Years is for white women to stop.”