One thing I've come to accept over the years is that having genuine respect for a marginalized group--women, POCs, LGBT, etc--as opposed to phony, performative respect, is a willingness to accept that they're allowed to be fucking idiots too.

You can't respect anyone if you insist on infantilizing them, as if they're prelapsarian creatures that haven't eaten from the Tree Of Knowledge and know not of sin.

Not only does it place an absurdly unfair burden on the actual human beings that belong to these groups, you're also literally saying that they have chunks of their brain missing.

So with that in mind, the answer's pretty straightforward: Black people can be fucking morons too.

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