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Dear social construct of whiteness,

You completely erase people of color from the past, the present, and the future in all forms of media, insist that we should make our own stuff, get pissed off when we do (or go out of your way to center yourselves in our stories), and then you claim we’re uneducated because we don’t want to read about you forever. I kind of hate your face right now. But that’s okay. I’m going to write adventure stories for black boys and girls with no history lessons and they’re going to be great. Fuck you if you can’t stand that they exist.


No love,

A mom is who sick of your shit*

*Spent some time today trying to find books for my oldest that are YA, adventure with black male leads. Or any male leads of color. I’ll let you guess how many there are, & how many of them are history lessons about slavery and Jim Crow in not quite disguise. All that guff about black kids and reading ignores the reality that they’re barely in literature at any age, much less in fun literature once they hit an age where they can choose what they read. If you can live with only being a Magical Negro or an evil force? There’s still some stuff to read. But if you want the hero to look like you, if you want stories set in areas where you live? You’re better off with comic books. And we all know how few black male leads there are in those or how many black women get to be the focus. I just…I am in ranty Mom pants right now.

senhoritaugly
sourcedumal:

brazenbitch:

cosmic-bullshit:

sourcedumal:

paradiscacorbasi:

coldbitterness:

bigassfemme:

June 1964. Black Children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.

Jesus Christ

Horrifying.
Keep in mind that this racist had choices.  He could’ve asked them to leave. Offered them something to leave.  Or simply, you know, drained the pool like a decent human being.  
This is the history that white America is embarrassed of and wants to gloss over and shiny up and pretty up with films like The Help.
And this is the history we must keep reminding multiracial America of, so nobody forgets we still have far to go; so nobody buys into that  ”we have a Black President now, we’re a post-racial America” myth.

The bolded part times 100000. Because this is the shit that GROWN ASS WHITE PEOPLE did. This is the shit that GROWN ASS WHITE PEOPLE passed down to their children. You know them kids in those lynching “picnic” photos they took back when? THOSE ARE YOUR PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS NOW. Stop fucking acting like this shit ain’t prevalent now, when we STILL have modern day lynchings going on. I’m done with white people acting like this shit ain’t prevalent. I’m done being nice to white people who will willingly act as if this shit should have been normal at ANY time in our history.

come fucking on.

ohh I love the commentary on this.
The black person that wrote this, has probably never been discriminated. Plus, yes there is racism going on in America from white people. The red necks, Not the civilized white people that have been educated. I think its funny how you say the grown white people. The “grown white people” I know is against it. Never been part of that. People are racist, they will always be racist. Cant control them. But by you saying all “grown white people”. Stereotyping all white people. Is racist, and just fucked up. Its the past, dont let it come into the future.

I love how white folks love to twist things around and make it all about their feelings.And apparently, this white person knows all about my fucking life, because negroes who complain about racism haven’t experienced REAL racism, y’all. You know, they ain’t been nearly lynched or had a cross burned on their front yard and shit, so we can’t say we were discriminated against…..

No bitch, I am not going to stop thinking about the past. Never. EVER will I forget about the past. WHY? Because dumb asses like you who demand us uppity negroes “get over it” end up REPEATING ALL THE FUCKING MISTAKES made in the past. Grown ass white people did this shit. Grown ass white people are STILL doing this shit. Get your head out of your fucking ass and take the rose colored glasses off. And LMFAO @ “civilized white people.” REALLY? CIVILIZED WHITE PEOPLE???


I’m boggling at the idea that they can admit racism still exists & then try to act like the black people on Tumblr don’t experience it. What part of the planet are we supposed to be on?

sourcedumal:

brazenbitch:

cosmic-bullshit:

sourcedumal:

paradiscacorbasi:

coldbitterness:

bigassfemme:

June 1964. Black Children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.

Jesus Christ

Horrifying.

Keep in mind that this racist had choices.  He could’ve asked them to leave. Offered them something to leave.  Or simply, you know, drained the pool like a decent human being.  

This is the history that white America is embarrassed of and wants to gloss over and shiny up and pretty up with films like The Help.

And this is the history we must keep reminding multiracial America of, so nobody forgets we still have far to go; so nobody buys into that  ”we have a Black President now, we’re a post-racial America” myth.

The bolded part times 100000. Because this is the shit that GROWN ASS WHITE PEOPLE did. This is the shit that GROWN ASS WHITE PEOPLE passed down to their children. You know them kids in those lynching “picnic” photos they took back when? THOSE ARE YOUR PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS NOW. Stop fucking acting like this shit ain’t prevalent now, when we STILL have modern day lynchings going on. I’m done with white people acting like this shit ain’t prevalent. I’m done being nice to white people who will willingly act as if this shit should have been normal at ANY time in our history.

come fucking on.

ohh I love the commentary on this.

The black person that wrote this, has probably never been discriminated. Plus, yes there is racism going on in America from white people. The red necks, Not the civilized white people that have been educated. I think its funny how you say the grown white people. The “grown white people” I know is against it. Never been part of that. People are racist, they will always be racist. Cant control them. But by you saying all “grown white people”. Stereotyping all white people. Is racist, and just fucked up. Its the past, dont let it come into the future.

I love how white folks love to twist things around and make it all about their feelings.And apparently, this white person knows all about my fucking life, because negroes who complain about racism haven’t experienced REAL racism, y’all. You know, they ain’t been nearly lynched or had a cross burned on their front yard and shit, so we can’t say we were discriminated against…..

No bitch, I am not going to stop thinking about the past. Never. EVER will I forget about the past. WHY? Because dumb asses like you who demand us uppity negroes “get over it” end up REPEATING ALL THE FUCKING MISTAKES made in the past. Grown ass white people did this shit. Grown ass white people are STILL doing this shit. Get your head out of your fucking ass and take the rose colored glasses off. And LMFAO @ “civilized white people.” REALLY? CIVILIZED WHITE PEOPLE???

I’m boggling at the idea that they can admit racism still exists & then try to act like the black people on Tumblr don’t experience it. What part of the planet are we supposed to be on?

sourcedumal

Slavery the Game. No, I am not joking

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eshusplayground:

sourcedumal:

Because apparently, African slave trade is such a lucrative thing in 2011…… i can’t even…

I can’t even pretend to be surprised. While I understand that You People may feel upset, there’s no need to be negative. Slavery may get people interested in this little-known facet of American history, perhaps inspiring the developers to create a game called Reconstruction or Birth of a Nation. If all goes well, this may lead to more positive games about Black people such as Kill Whitey and Destroy White Boy. Or my personal favorite: Payback’s a Bitch.

There’s no need for offense. It’s just a game.

/whitesplaining

Not going to lie, I LOL’d HARD when I read that…

bad-dominicana

Get to the Source: soydulcedeleche: but we all know to “not-racist” racist white people...

soydulcedeleche:

but we all know to “not-racist” racist white people pointing out and/or mentioning white supremacy, racism or privilege is always “reverse racism”. because if it makes them feel bad about their place in society, clearly its wrong. i guess, how else you gonna keep being the scummy douchefucks on top, right?

gotta silence people. make it about your own pain. how dare anyone suggest your culture is a systemic plague? while you sit pretty on the rest of us. if thats not the very essence of “whiteness” i dunno what is.

and i can hear the 989847567 colored folks coming to their defense right now. its the saddest part of all.

*sigh* Reason number 19104823947 why white supremacy is still a prevalent force in this world…..

And I’m betting that SOMEHOW, I’m going to end up the mean old uppity negruh she beast who hurt white supremacy’s fee fees….

For some the idea that people of colour would and have rejected Whiteness is shocking simply because Whiteness has been constructed as benign instead of the cancerous infection that it is. There exists no group of people of colour who have not been adversely effected by the proliferation of Whiteness and though we have been forced to adapt, it does not mean that we accept a status of conquered beings. It is not racist to openly attack Whiteness; it is self preservation. The defense aspect is often over looked in order to push the idea that POC are racist against Whites, though Whiteness is guilty of unspeakable crimes. The very first step to emancipation is to name and know your oppressor and if in the process some feelings are hurt, is far less painful than living through marginalization and erasure. Often times Christianity is used to sugar coat the true intent. Even as a Christian, I can recognize that when coupled with Whiteness that Christianity is not a message of peace but a declaration of war. A simple look through history will prove that Christianity has been used to specifically to enforce docility. When missionaries bring the so-called word to people of colour, it always comes from a position of educating the savages, rather than sharing an experience. It functions as a mechanism to destroy other religious beliefs, which often serve to loosen the ties that bind one to culture.

Whiteness as a Colonizing Force (via thetart

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Preach!!!!

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thats always how they get in. send in missionaries, fuck w the peoples heads, while you swoop in and physically attack and take their shit. repeat X9879456875897 thru the world..always some white folks doing it to coloreds. its not systematic evil, my ass. whiteness is a fuckin plague upon the earth. not white people, no, the concept of WHITENESS.

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Whiteness is the root of 99% of the evil in the modern Western world. Fact.

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