Kelly Hannah Peterlinz, person holding “Women are the Niggers of the World” sign at SlutWalk NYC
Wait wait wait, so the moral of the story is “I’m sorry but black people are racist too” Apologies: you’re doing it wrong.
Also, let’s talk about how she wants all pictures of her with the sign taken down because they make her cry. White people are really great a erasure.
Hey Kelly, since you obviously won’t listen to reason from POC, how about you hear it from another white woman? YOU NEEDED TO APOLOGIZE, AND YOU DID IT WRONG. Here’s how you should have said it: “The word and its meaning are wrong, and I wish I had understood that sooner, before I offended countless people with my sign and my ignorance. I apologize for the upset and tears it caused you. I have learned from this mistake, and will never repeat it again. I’m sorry.”
Pushing the blame onto POC for having the potential to be racist is the second most idiotic thing you could have done, after your attempt at ‘reclaiming’ one of, if not THE most offensive word in the English language.
One last helpful word of advice from someone who (with embarrassment) shares your skin tone: check your fucking privilege.