Dear: All People Of The World
Just because something is not important to YOU, doesn’t mean it’s not important to everyone else. Just because you are passive about the treatment of blacks in the entertainment industry, doesn’t mean other people are. Just because you are passive about the treatment of women in the entertainment industry, doesn’t mean other people are. Just because you are passive about just about everything that life has handed you, doesn’t mean other people will sit idly by and accept what they’ve been handed and not strive for better things. Because if passiveness and indifference were rewarded, I’m pretty sure we’d still have segregation today. And women wouldn’t be able to vote. And a whole load of other injustices would still be around and nothing would have ever changed.
But, alas, there are still miles to go in social reform. So do us all a favor and keep your mouth shut while the people who actually DO care fight for the rights you want, but are too afraid to do something about it. You accept your inequality and welcome it with open arms, while the rest of us will be doing something to try and change it. When it’s all said and done, we’ll be making history while you bask in the glory of someone else’s accomplishments. So keep quiet, okay?
It’s the least you can do if you’re not going to help. That’s all I’m saying.