Dear Britnay Blount, On behalf of the entire race of African Americans, I want you to know that we are not monkeys. For years we were oppressed and treated like animals by society based on the color of our skin but we are not monkeys. Even today, we are not treated as a people equal to other races but we are not monkeys. We are a race (like any race) that have things that need to be changed but we are not monkeys. We are a race of people who have people who act improperly( like every race) but we are not monkeys.
We are a race of chosen people created in God’s image. Over time we have consistently produces greatness that the world has reaped the benefits of. We are God fearing, We are strong and We are fearless people. We work hard, harder than any other race (in my opinion) to prove that we are greater than what you say we are. We are a people who have been bent to the breaking point but we stand before you united and unbroken.
As a parent, educator and citizen, I totally understand that emotions run high during certain situations and the fight that happened at Albany High was one of those times. As a parent things like this anger me too but your ignorance wasn’t fueled by anger it was hate. If you had simply made one comment, I could have passed it off as a slip of the tongue, maybe. However, the fact that you continued for several comments is an indicator of something much greater. While blacks being monkeys is not our truth, it revealed yours. You my dear are an ignorant racist who chooses hate and ignorance over love. You live your life hiding behind your desk and flashing that fake smile when your truth is that you wear an invisible white mask. In anger, there are instances in which we say things we don’t mean and there are those moments where we expose who we really are; well I have to tell you honey……… YOUR SLIP IS SHOWING!!!
As a woman who prides herself on promoting love and growth within our gender, you embarrass me. As a person who chooses to see the growth that our country has made you discourage me. As a Christian who chooses to love all man, you sadden me. However, I know that my love for God and others is the only thing that will defeat the hate that lives in you. Yes I am angry and the truth is the old me would have been eager to beat the hell out of you, but the woman that is writing this letter will love the hell out of you and most of all pray the hell out of you.