So apparently I’m a racist because I reblogged a story with a beautiful message, that was attributed to Native American Wisdom, but was actually made up by white people in the early 20th century.
I don’t really understand why this makes me a racist, but since a whole lot of people are making the accusation, I guess it’s my white privilege blinding me to something obvious.
It was never my intention to be insensitive or racist. I thought the message of choosing to focus your life and your energy on positive, loving things instead of angry, hurtful things was a good one. I also stand by what I added, because it’s essentially a core value I hope I’ve passed on to my children: I’m only 40, but I’ve lived a lot of life in these years, and I’m convinced this is true. The wolf you feed attracts similar wolves, too, so choose wisely.
I take great offense to being accused of being a racist, but I’m not posting this because I feel like I have to respond to every bit of criticism. I’m posting this because the message reblogged by about 92000 people comes from a story apparently isn’t what people thought it was, and accuracy matters.