If you aren’t familiar with Shay Stuart Bouley, all we can say is that you’ve really been missing out. Shay calls herself a “Writer/Raconteur” and “nonprofit extraordinaire.” She’s apparently also the executive director of something called Community Change, which, according to the Twitter bio, “is a non-profit that challenges systemic racism with a special focus on white people,” which is important because you “can’t dismantle white supremacy without dismantling capitalism.”
Aaaaaaaaanyway, given Shay’s firm understanding of how white people think, she’s figured out why so many white people are disturbed by Will Smith slugging Chris Rock over a joke at last night’s Oscars. White people may not be ready to hear it, but they need to hear it:
Black emotions scare white people, that is quite clear.
Ya'll shook because you are used to seeing your favorite Black people wear their masks.
— Shay Stewart Bouley (@blackgirlinmain) March 28, 2022
Get it, white people? Y’all shook because you expect black people to not to commit acts of assault.
That’s really what Shay’s going with. Not what we would’ve gone with, but hey. We’re here to learn, and Shay’s here to teach us!
“This is how black people are” is not the talking point you’re looking for here https://t.co/2tQafndOl4
— Sunny McSunnyface 🇺🇦 🌻 (@sunnyright) March 28, 2022
To think that all this time, we’ve been under the impression that black people are capable of behaving themselves just as well as people of any race. We forgot the rule that we’re supposed to racialize everything and that we’re all supposed to live life according to the rules set by the soft bigotry of low expectations.
What's surprising about this statement is how condescending and racist it is towards black people https://t.co/dzex6brD5Z
— khanate (@polishXcellence) March 28, 2022
It’s incredibly condescending and racist. Because antiracism is incredibly condescending and racist.
Is this Nick Fuentes’ alt? https://t.co/RHzRaJajiN
— Mary Vinnie (@MaryVinnied) March 28, 2022
It might as well be. It’s the sort of racist garbage that’s right up Nick Fuentes’ alley.
"Black people are inherently violent, and when they're not being violent it's just an act so they don't scare white people" is literally what white supremacists say. https://t.co/T3DjKtuyPc
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) March 28, 2022
It literally is what white supremacists say.
And here we have the hottest of the hot takes from last night.
Emotions. Don't. Have. Races. https://t.co/2xEDca2GD9
— Whatever (@DRussell76) March 28, 2022
Gee, I thought human emotions were universal.🤔 https://t.co/pZuMOJzrB5
— George Wept (@GeorgeWept) March 28, 2022
People who don’t view everything through a racial lens have been under that same impression.
Yeah, that’s not it at all, but you do you. 🤷♀️
I’d feel the same way regardless of the races involved. I know I’m supposed to care about skin color, but I don’t. We’re all human beings and have too much in common for me to give a flying f* what skin tone someone has. 🤷♀️ https://t.co/c5xEgjjTKF
— Courtney (@AlaskanCourtney) March 28, 2022
Shay Stuart Bouley apparently wears her own mask to cover up the fact she’d actually be a lot more comfortable wearing a white hood.