3 min readFeb 28


We Don’t Think About White People Like You Think We Do

Only when it concerns our well-being

In the hit show, The Wire, there’s a reporter from The Baltimore Sun, who fabricates an entire story with fake accounts and made-up quotes. One day when called out, he slams his notebook down, yelling at his editor that everything he wrote in the story was in his notes. He walks away from his desk, his co-worker picks up the notebook and it’s empty. The same note book he said he wrote everything in.

And here is the story of Scott Adams waving his notebook.

He is the creator of the comic strip Dilbert, a micromanaged engineer weeding through his daily office life amid a hostile work culture. And just a few days ago, Scott went on a rant because a poll suggested a portion of black Americans didn’t agree with the statement “its okay to be white.” A man who said that he wanted to be on the winning team so he started identifying as black, and because 26% of black people disagree with that statement, black people are now a hate group and white people would be better off staying away. He repeatedly called out his ‘notebook’ as he spoke in general, how he was no longer using his resources to support black people.

He, however, never mentioned said resources.

And now some of those 2000 daily newspapers in 26 countries who printed Dilbert comics are pulling the strip out of print.

Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash

The Rasmussen Report, a conservative polling company that published the survey, also reported 21% of black people were unsure while 53% agreed. We had to be asked because no black person was just standing in line waiting to give a run down on their anti-white sentiments. We don’t care enough.

We know the deep sigh and eye rolls from our white counterparts anytime anybody even mentions anything along the cotton fields of systemic racism, let alone anything rooted in racial discrimination.

So why even bother.

There is inequality in every aspect of American society but Scott Adams never considered that. No matter what laws or assistance that has swung the way for blacks, it has still left us with less health, wealth, education and a high mortality rate. Who wouldn’t hate that.

There is constantly new legislation drawn up with ways to marginalize black people but that is just not a conversation you are ready to have. Until then, slavery, segregation, discrimination, police brutality and any other level of hatred seem like fair topics to be disgruntled about. We don’t care about what white people do, only when it concerns us and our well being. So if you feel the need to speak on us, get the story straight and don’t put words in our mouth.




A wonderer writing my way through