Should I kick him in the face? Hard? No, chill, he’s not worth it. But why is this white boy begging for money in a Black neighborhood? Is he stupid?
– Nicholas Powers
Now that's edgy! And bait!
In the story, he monologues his pleasure in seeing poor whites littering the streets. As he describes them, he consistently pushes away the statements of Martin Luther King Jr.
I have the ghost of Martin Luther King Jr. in my head like a life coach exhorting me to “be my best self,” “show compassion to those who spite you,” “turn the other cheek” and “don’t give our enemies more reasons to hate us.” I need to kick Martin Luther King Jr. out of my head. Go fuck another secretary Martin! I need to ask what this white homeless boy means to me.
Who is Nicholas Powers? Well, he's "a poet, Associate Professor of Literature and a journalist" that gets his kicks from stirring up the masses into hating white people. As you can see, it doesn't much matter the social stature or privilege of any said "whites" and it doesn't matter the backstory of their lives. This man doesn't want equality. Instead, he demands and pushes for superiority.
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The article is pretty bat shit. But since 13 is 50 it's probably worth thinking about. Here's some... hot takes.
White people begging us for food feels like justice. It feels like Afro-Futurism after America falls. It feels like a Black Nationalist wet dream. It has the feels I rarely feel, a hunger for historical vengeance satisfied so well I rub my belly.
As I walk away, a white man in tailored clothes and exfoliated skin talked to the homeless white boy. His face is a mix of fear and disgust, race loyalty and pity. He’s doing what I did, confronting history.
How do I know? The fear in his tight mouth is disgust. The fear in his eyes is forced and unwanted racial empathy. He’s worried, like many whites are, that as they become the minority, fewer and fewer places will exist where they have power. They worry that at some point the roles will be reversed and they will have to beg for food. He looked at the homeless white boy and saw a hungry ghost, seemingly expelled from some alternate dimension where Europeans are enslaved, segregated and mass incarcerated. He sees the fall of America.