A black woman clapped back at actress Alyssa Milano and other white liberals in a video posted online Saturday for making it seem as though African Americans aren’t as capable as they are.
The video begins with a snippet featuring Milano doing what appears to be a podcast in which she said, “For those of us who are not black men, imagine watching the news and seeing people…”
At that point, the black woman, who appears to go by the handle “Savvy” on TikTok and has more than 400,000 followers, cuts in.
“Imagine being a black man and being told by some white lady with a microphone that you and the criminal on TV are one in the same because you look alike,” she begins in a series of clips. “Imagine being told by society that white people can be all that they can be, but you as a black man, the content of your character is completely irrelevant,” she said. “You are the color of your skin and that is all you will ever be.
“Imagine being told you can’t figure out how to vote because of the color of your skin,” the woman continues. “Socioeconomics affects everyone, but apparently, you’re not as smart as the poorest white person. “Lady,” the woman went on, “I don’t wanna hate you. I’m a 90s kid. I grew up with you. So I know you’re very talented. I understand your heart is in the right place. But you are everything you preach against.”
The woman then accused the actress of contributing to a social and cultural environment that is making things worse for blacks and the country in general.
“You’re not helping. You’re making things worse. You’re causing more division. You’re causing more fear,” she said. “Statistically speaking, I am more likely to be shot by my black, elderly neighbor across the street than the cop who patrols my neighborhood.
“Statistically speaking, homicide by cop is very rare, but people like you find power in fear so you keep it front-page news,” she said. “You don’t have to be a white supremacist. You can be better.”
Her pushback earned her a lot of praise online.
“Black people are the only race told to see themselves in, elevate & invest their entire identity in criminals simply b/c said criminal shares the same skin tone as them. No other race is required to do this. B/c somehow consequences of bad behavior shouldn’t apply to us?” conservative activist Melissa Tate wrote on Twitter.