Who Knew Alcohol Could Make You Racist? Or Mental Illness?
Most people drink. We drink at parties, clubs, special events; hell, some of us enjoy a glass or two of red before bed. Some drink occasionally, some drink excessively.
None of us realize that alcohol can transform people into a racist.
Yes, like the connection between cancer and cigarettes these liquor companies must be scrambling to keep this secret from getting out.
There will be impending lawsuits, with a slew of white people called as character witnesses to attest to their white friend’s being a genteel, meek individual that doesn’t “have a racist bone in their body”.
We are all looking forward to the day that alcohol companies, even beer, are finally brought to account for keeping this a secret from the masses.
And it’s all thanks to white people: for realizing that alcohol turns them into racists. Cheers!
Actually, before we break out the non-alcoholic beverages in celebration, let’s think about this.
How many use racial slurs when intoxicated? Some? Okay.
Now — let’s be real honest here — how many think those racial slurs while sober?
Hmm, so could it be, that all the alcohol does is remove the filters from your racist, polluted brain?
So, you’re using the “I was drunk” as a way to avoid responsibility?
There should be consequences for our actions. Free speech is not freedom from accountability.
We, Black people and people of color, rarely get to avoid accountability.
Our judgement for our actions is swift and lasting. Because we lack the lack of melanin to be given a second opportunity. White people; however, are typically offered second chances before they even express remorse for their actions or attempt to atone.
It’s interesting to see what leniency white people, and those still shackled by white supremacy, on the right and left are willing to give a white person.
Case in point, a white woman (identified as Heather Lynn Patton — Hollywood costume designer), was filmed at a CVS screaming the n-word repeatedly and stating that if “the law didn’t say [she] couldn’t kill [n-words] they’d all be dead!”
Before she’d even come out on social media with her excuse swaths of people were giving it for her.
Yet those same people will take a Black person or person of color’s actions at face value and never bother questioning why they behave in a certain manner. But of course, when it’s a white person (especially a white woman) they automatically seek to rationalize the white person’s behavior.
They will rant about individual accountability only when it’s not a white person facing repercussions.
The two most common excuses handed to her to latch on to was, she is either drunk or mentally unstable.
This is both racist and ableist.
For non-white people, we — when we lash out — are violent and dangerous and need to be locked away. For white people, there must be something more to make them act this way.
This shows racism — Black people and people of color get the doubt and white people the benefit of the doubt — and white supremacy. They don’t expect white people to act that way because white people should have it so good because they are white.
If they are having a hard time, someone (Black or POC) must have done something to them because why else would they act that way?
If not, it has to be a mental illness. This is offensive to every person who battles with mental illness. Mental illness is not synonymous with racism. You will not be prone to making racial slurs and threats. If that were the case, more people, from all backgrounds would behave in this manner.
Giving her the excuse of mental illness takes away their responsibility and autonomy. It’s also not a one or the other deal. You can be both mentally ill and racist. After all, there are many racist people out there who are not mentally ill.
So let’s just call a spade a spade in this while we sip on some wine.
She posted an apology on Instagram once she was identified.
The phrase “loose lips sink ships” works as her behavior caused repercussions to come her way. There should be no remorse. Especially for someone who already has two restraining orders for different neighbors because of her racism.
This is not a freak phenomenon. This is her. Even the repercussions are lax because, her union is protecting her and she is still in a position of some power — controlling the hiring process, despite requests from other union members that she be removed.
Sympathy should’ve been extended to the person hearing this and any children in the vicinity that had to listen to a vile, smegma of a human being.
Some of you consistently tell on yourselves every damn time a situation like this crops up — and will again. If your first reaction is sympathy for the racist white woman rather than the target of her racism and hate, you are part of what is wrong in this and every other colonized, white supremacist, patriarchal country. And…
we see you.