Riddle me this? An advanced test on racism and classism
I repost things i think are clever from Facebook with some regularity, i re-shared the image above.
The response from one friend i got on this post was “fuck this racist, classist paternalism.”
i have some explanation of this now, and i am wondering if it is clear to others. This is what i got from one helpful friend:
Here is where the issue lies…. This is not a gas pump in an upscale neighborhood. This is an old, beatendown, rusted pump with bullet holted in it. So essentially what it’s saying to some people of a certain mindset is, “Hey poor, second class citizens, stop bitching about rising gas prices and ride your damn bike.”
More thoughts on this to come. Your (especially critical ones) are welcome.