The Black Bible Thumper and the White Savior.

There are two things on this planet that scare the living shit out of me: The black bible thumper, and the white savior. I can’t figure out which one is worse, so I’m going to call them both equally terrible, equally racist.

The black bible thumper is any black person who devotes themselves to Christianity so heavily that they insert it into every conversation and shove it down your throat. If you aren’t careful, you might be called a demon or the voice of the devil if you don’t agree with and accept everything they tell you.

The white savior is a strange person who goes out of their way to prove they aren’t racist by “saving” black folk. We often call this behavior a complex. White saviors think they if they “save” us, then somehow we will decide society isn’t oppressing us. Racism won’t really be a serious issue anymore. Bottom line, there’s nothing more racist than trying to prove you aren’t racist.

The reason why I fear the black bible thumper, is because unlike white bible thumpers, they have taken a weapon of hate and aimed it at the descendants of people who were, and still are hated. Slaves were often rounded up in large groups and were repeatedly read passages from the bible that speak about slavery. For example, “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)” That is just one of many, and it is so gross that I prefer not to quote any other passages. It’s one thing when white people spread hate, but it’s another thing when black people spread hate and don’t even realize they are doing it. When you worship something like that, you have decided it is an okay way to live. You’ve decided you, and people like you, are supposed to be slaves.

Why is it worse when a black person hates other black people? For starters, whether we want to admit it or not, the color line does exist. We are all human but we do not look exactly the same. Therefore this kind of hatred is a betrayal. And the black bible thumper can try and justify it all they want, but that white person is going to hate you, oppress you and benefit from it all the same.

The reason why I fear the white savior, is because as long as this diffusion of responsibility exists, racism will exist. We cannot stop racism by ourselves, we have to have everyone join the fight against it. But the white savior is a snobbish beast who is hellbent on being the one who saves that black person from an uncertain doom. Or decides to be nice and recommend a college we might like. Or repeatedly remind us we are smart, because you know, we need permission to be smart, and you are certainly the one who can tell the difference. I don’t need you to ensure my future, because I can do that just fine on my own.

What makes the white savior so damn horrible? Read this: Ms. Tuohy, you could have just left them alone.

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