Editor’s Note: There’s no doubt, to me and countless others that many in the media are obsessed with the word ‘Racism.’ As I was watching CBS Saturday Morning Show and working on an article, I thought this story was very interesting—A black woman being called a ‘racist.’
No, that couldn’t happen in a free society or could it?
Needless to say, my curiosity was peaked.
“It was A BLACK WOMAN MINDING HER BUSINESS AND LIVING HER BEST LIFE DOING SO!!!”, stated Ashley Love.
Who is Paula Sutton? Paul is a digital creator, stylist, writer, and creator of the popular blog Hill House Vintage. It was ten years ago when Paula upended her glamorous London life, where she worked in fashion publishing, to move to Hill House The Hill House is a manor in the countryside of Norfolk, England, with her family. Paula Sutton has been featured in the New York Times and the Telegraph and on the Today Show.
Below is a story by Veronica Wells, a writer for Madamenoire.com.
I loved the phrase that Veronica used to describe what happed to Paula Sutton, “what the devil meant for evil, God used for good.” That’s a reference to the scripture in the book of Genesis chapter 50 verse 20 when Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his brothers told them—“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
The tweet by Siddall’s only served to bring more attention to Sutton’s page. Sutton’s story and lifestyle, yet unattainable by most of us is still very attractive, this her beauty and her followers increased significantly.
There’s an old saying that I find surprisingly helpful even in modern life. There’s nothing more a White person with a nickel hates more than a Black person with a dime. Essentially, White people have been so brainwashed by their global privilege that it makes them sick to be confronted with the reality that sometimes, Black folks are just doing better than you.
That’s what happened with London editor Liv Siddall and Paula Sutton.
In this example, Siddall is the White person with a nickel. And Paula Sutton is the Black person with a dime.
Her dime just so happens to be an estate in the English countryside. And Siddall was so incensed by the idea of Sutton sharing images from this beautiful life that she let it drive her off if Instagram. But instead of keeping her feelings of bitterness to herself, Siddall shared them with the world.
In a tweet, she’s since deleted, Siddall wrote, “Deleted Instagram today for the first time ever (eight years!) Don’t know when I’ll be back, but let it be known that this was the image that did it.”
She included an image of Sutton sitting pretty on a picnic blanket, on a well-manicured lawn, in front of that countryside estate I mentioned earlier.
Sutton explained that Siddall contacted her to apologize. But she started this page to share the things that make her happy.
Most importantly, Sutton wrote, “I’m a firm believer in taking the responsibility to find the content that brings YOU joy and moving on from the things that upset you.”