In the instances when POC say shit like ‘Oh I can’t stand white folk’ or ‘Damn white people’, they aren’t saying ‘Oh I think they are inferior, I want to humiliate them, abuse them, enslave them and wipe out their people!’, they’re saying ‘Damn, after a couple hundred years of white people thinking I’m inferior, humiliating me, abusing me, enslaving me, and trying to wipe out my people, I don’t wanna deal with them.’ The context is completely different.
Reblogging every time I see it.
Okay, stuff like this is really starting to frustrate me. I’m white, and never once have I ever (within conscious reasoning) treated anyone as inferior, humiliated, abused, enslaved, or wiped out anyone. How is it ANY LESS RACIST to make a vague generalization about all white people?
I get that, as a white person, I have ridiculous privileges that other people don’t have access to. I’m not proud of them. I never asked for them. I didn’t make up any of this stupid science that differentiates between skin color and race. And I’m tired of being shamed for it, just because I’m white.
Yeah, I’m not saying you have to hang out with white kids all the time. I get it, “you don’t wanna deal with them”. White people don’t have that same knowledge and understanding that people with darker skin tones do, and it’s not something I’ll ever understand. That’s okay. But man. Don’t turn around and make me ashamed of what skin color I happened to be born with.
Candyandcusswords? Shut the fuck up. You’re doing absolutely NOTHING to add to this conversation except derail and make it ALL ABOUT YOUR POOR WHITE FEE FEES. BAWWWWWWW THE BLACK PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH MY WHITENESS EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY EXPLAINED WHY!!!! WHAT ABOUT TEH WHITE PPL!?!?!?!?!
ALL. WHITE. PEOPLE. HAVE. WHITE. PRIVILEGE.
Meaning that ALL. WHITE. PEOPLE. have been oppressive in some way or form, whether they meant to or not, whether they realized it or not. This is FACT. Instead of bawwing about your own bullshit, how about you actually go and do some fucking racism 101ing? It ain’t that hard. Google is a free fucking resource.(via sourcedumal)
Oprah don’t mean shit. She work for herself. She works for Whitey. And Whitey still hates her.
The Obamas don’t mean shit. They work for the U.S. They work for Whitey. And Whitey still hates them.
Tyler Perry don’t mean shit. He works for himself. His films thrive off of Black insufficiency and the denigration of Black Women/Queer Black Men. He works for Whitey. And Whitey still hates him.
These people are INDIVIDUALS.
“LOL BUT THERE’S MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY”
And what happens, then? It’s treated as just another day off, like any holiday.
“LOL BUT THERE’S KWANZAA”
Which was created in response to White Supremacy. And it’s barely being celebrated anymore like it used to be. It gets referenced by Whitey 442754y473y834426736524 times, but who really knows what it’s all about?
“LOL BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF MOVIES WITH BLACK PEOPLE”
In the majority of mainstream Whitey-funded movies with Black people, what are we? How are we represented? Magical Negroes. Mammies. Dark Sluts/Black Bitches/Ghetto Hos. Thug Niggaz Wit Gunz. Uncle Toms/Aunt Thomasinas. Black Men on the DL. Unhealthy. Crass. Uneducated. Nasty. Whores. Self-Hating Blacks. A Local Color. Angry Black Women. Angry Black Men. Ignorant Africans. “Cool” Caribbeans. Token Black Friends. Oreos.
“LOL BUT THERE ARE RAP STARS! #TEAMWEEZY”
Go. Fuck. Yourself.
“LOL BUT YOU GUYS HAVE COLLEGES!”
Yes, we do! And so do Native Americans. Created in response to the sickening actions of: Whitey.
“LOL BUT MICHAEL JORDAN!”
He’s like every other Black male sports star. He just managed to get big. Black athletes’ success ultimately comes from and goes into the pockets of Whitey. Look at how they trade them cross-teams like, you guessed it, slaves. Look at how these Whitey recruiters come into Black neighborhoods and start making selections of Black boys to go play sports ‘cause it’s their “only way out” (that’s a fucking lie) like they’re picking prime Niggers at an auction. I’ve seen them. It’s disgusting.
“LOL BUT MICHAEL JACKSON! WHITNEY HOUSTON! BEYONCE! BLACK PEOPLE MUSIC IS COOL!”
Yes, everything Black people do is so “cool” and “counter-culture”, even down to the way we eat food. If we decide to breathe a certain way, 3494854757 white people will come to us trying to convince us that we’re just so “sassy” and “awesome”. Every last fucking thing we’ve made or done artistically has been co-opted, denigrated and/or appropriated by Whitey.
“LOL BUT.. BUT.. “
I’m sorry, what?
“…BUT… BUT… I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU’RE KNOWN FOR!”
My point exactly. You know nothing about us, Whitey. You know what the media wants you to know.
No, white people, in a society that is controlled by whiteness, naming something after African Americans is not racist, and 99% of the time, when something IS named after African Americans, whiteness works to shut it down.
Note any argument about the following:
Black History Month
Divine 9 fraternities/sororities
And I don’t see y’all asses ever doing the goddamn critical thinking to figure out WHY those fucking institutions exist in the first place.
I don’t see y’all asses saying shit about British Airlines or Norwegian Cruise, but let us black folk get somethin named after us and y’all lose your minds….
I need them all to go pick up a history book & figure out why we created our own institutions. And then spend some quality time investigating why they’re so traumatized by their existence.