An Open Letter That Only People Who Agree With Me Will Read
Dear Fellow People Who Agree With Me,
I’m a writer for an online news publication originally started to give people in the Greek Community a voice—those who can afford to go to college, pay expensive dues to an organization, spend their highly disposable income on social events and other non-necessities. You know, the voiceless.
Anyway, I’m writing this open letter because I feel very strongly about a certain viewpoint. 9 times out of 10 it’s a conservative viewpoint that often justifies privilege as an excuse for racism and bigotry. This viewpoint of mine—and all my friends in Tri Kapps and Alpha Sigma Sigma—is really popular and logical. I mean, really. If you look at this issue only from my perspective and fail to take into account other perspectives, you’ll totally see why I’m right.
But wouldn’t you know it, other people don’t agree with me! They call me really horrible things, like “wrong” and “privileged” and that’s just not okay. Not to me, at least. I’m a good person. I go to church every Christmas and Easter, I participate in other philanthropies that aren’t my own, I even spend an hour canning every semester. How could I be a good person and also be wrong?
So that’s why I wrote this letter. I’m concerned that my views are misunderstood by those who are different than me. But instead of engaging in a conversation or looking outside my own perspective and trying to understand where they’re coming from, I’m writing a passive-aggressive letter that they won’t read. In fact, the only people that will read it will be people that agree with me.
Let’s be honest, you’re reading this article right now because you were looking for validation in your views. The people that you and I wanted to read this won’t because they don’t care, which is so lame, because everyone should care about what I care about.
So what should you do? You should share this article everywhere. Let people know how strongly you feel about this topic, even though it’s 2016 and you should be more progressive. But let’s be honest: we’re white! This acceptance stuff is hard! Let’s wait until someone cool is progressive and accepting, like Amy Schumer.
Anyway, that’s my spiel. Find me on Twitter, where I’ll tweet things with the hashtags #AllLivesMatter and #BlueLivesMatter, because surprise, surprise: I’m white and from a small town!
A White Girl in A Sorority