Nov 17: What is the most controversial thing you’ve ever written on your blog? What compelled you to write it?
I never set out to be a controversial blogger, I’m usually NOT controversial. However, there are times when I touch on things that seem to still, in 2014, create controversy such as race. I’ve written a few posts on the issue of race, and each time those posts have garnered interest or debate. I wrote about Miss America and Mrs. Deen, those two both created a small buzz, but it was my post I published this past Spring that created more of a debate. I welcome debate.
What was the post about?
Racism. I talked about an experience (month 4) here in South Carolina. This wasn’t the first racist-type experience here in South Carolina, but it was the one that irked me enough to publicly rant about it. What happened? Someone said something to show their true colors, and it made me think– what do you prefer an open racist or closet racist? The consensus was overwhelmingly OPEN RACIST, if you were wondering.
Why was I compelled to write that post?
I was done. I had heard enough, and I couldn’t keep quiet. Why would I keep quiet? I feel when you stop speaking on issues that you care about, you’re not doing anyone a justice. Why sweep hate or ignorance under the carpet? I think we NEED to speak on these types of matters, can we talk them away, no. However, maybe we can be an eyeopener to someone, hopefully.
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