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Saying “I know I have privilege because I’m white” and actually being a decent human and not speaking about POC issues/putting yourself in their spaces are two very different things.
Anyone can say something, actually following through is the hard part/the part that rarely happens.
*I don’t mean true allies, I think allies are the bomb*
i wish there were native characters in shows :c
and not just stereotypy cartoons made in france set in the 1600s (mysterious cities of gold, yakari, inami, srsly why is france making these)
like just in normal shows made in north america, as side and main characters, in present-day, just like everybody else
why cant that be a thing?
I’m not sure if I have any PoC followers, but if I do, I just want to say please call me out if I’ve messed up on anything during that last post, as always.
I’d also like to post a MASSIVE MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for racism/privilege denial/anti feminist/homophobia on vivaciousvalkyrie and jasperbat’s blogs.
vivaciousvalkyrie describes themselves as “anti feminist, anti gay marriage traditionalist” so we all know what that means, while jasperbat liked a post about how men shouldn’t be made to feel bad for being men and has used misogynistic phrases/language and describes himself as “high on privilege”.
Without oral histories, many poc, colonized and not, wouldnt know who they are. When you say reading is fundamental and disavow nonacademic fountains of recorded info (living brains) you disavow entire lineages. Masses of voices. Most the world. Which happens to be nonwhite. And poor.
And i don’t source, but you can go look it up later. I talk like im in my living room on this blog.
When your aunties, grammys, grandpas, mama told you bout people before you, the world, did you ask for sources, citations, corroboration, degrees, certs, credits, press? Before you heard em and at the least said hmm or took it to heart even? Did you refuse to acknowledge them as valid if they didnt produce it?
Who does the focus on books and college as the only info source disavow?!
Unfriendly reminder that the Harlem Shake trend isn’t white people appropriating African-American culture and the people who started the video trend were Asian (and they weren’t “appropriating” shit either). Side note: Harlem Shake is just the name of the song in the videos. It doesn’t have jackshit to do with some outdated dance that nobody even cares about anymore. If the song was called fucking “Blankets” the name of the videos would have been “Blankets.” Shut up.
Aviva Chomsky on Immigration & Unemployment Rates
“Between 1920 and the 1970s, the unemployment rate in the United States generally hovered between 4 percent and 6 percent. The exception was the Depression in the 1930s (a period of very low immigration), when unemployment sky-rocketed to over 20 percent. The rate dropped again by the 1940s with the Second World War. Starting in the late 1970s it rose, peaking at almost 10 percent in the early 1980s, and remained between 5 percent and 8 percent for the rest of the twentieth century and into the twenty-ﬁrst. Many factors have inﬂuenced the ﬂuctuations in the unemployment rate over the years. Immigration rates, though, do not appear to have any direct relationship at all with unemployment rates.”
— Aviva Chomsky, They Take Our Jobs! (And 20 Other Myths About Immigration)