“Does your family celebrate Christmas??????? Do you have a tree at your house???????”—
my sefid co-worker, to me, about an hour or so ago
also noteworthy: another co-worker asking me why I majored in women’s, gender and sexuality studies
does this happen to biochem/business/english majors??? do folks ask you to explain shit to them????
(I wonder what it’s like to feel entitled enough to ask people to explain themselves on the spot???? believe it or not, I make a concerted effort to refrain from douchefuckery in the workplace.)
The settler need to be 'oppressed'.
The absolute need to be anything but just ‘white’ has settlers looking for minority status everywhere it seems. Used to be, you could claim to be ‘bi’ and that was edgy enough, but that’s no good anymore. Nor is it enough to claim to be a (self-diagnosed) autistic, or person with AHDD, OCD, MPD, etc.
It’s not enough to join an ‘edgy religion’. Nope, now they need to be transethnic and even weirder shit.
It’s all hilarious, but what it really highlights is how totally oblivious settlers are to what oppression actually is. Because NO ONE wants that shit when they have it. No one. And what you really need to understand about these fucking settlers and their oppression fetish is that they seriously honestly DON’T GET IT. They really think that being part of a marginalised group is fun.
They really think that being part of a marginalised group is FUN.
Hey guys, we’re a club and they want in.
I cannot face palm hard enough.
I just wanted to say that I am a white girl with dreads, and I dreaded my hair because I love the hair style, it had nothing to do with being edgy. Ever since I was little I thought dreads were gorgeous. I didn't look at black girls and think they were dirty or unkempt. It was my respect for women with dreads that inspired me to dread my own hair.
I really don’t give a shit either way about YOUR “dreads” because you’re not important to me. You are not a relevant part of my life. Your words do not matter to me. Got it? White people need to learn how to let PoC fume in peace without inserting their holy fucking white opinions, damn.
YOU’RE BASICALLY TELLING ME THAT YOU DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO DO SEE ME THAT WAY AND HOW HARMFUL THAT VIEWPOINT IS.
And it’s ~carefree white girls~ like you who think exotifying dreads is some sort of compliment that perpetuate it. IT’S STILL HARMFUL AND RACIST AND I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR INTENT.
AND STOP CALLING THEM DREADS. LOCKS ARE NOT MADE FOR STRAIGHT HAIR. THOSE THINGS ARE STRANDS OF MATTED HAIR.
You're not inconspicuous, bitch
- White liberals who only blog about racism if it comes from the mouths of people like Tim Wise and Jessica Valenti, but don’t dare mention actual PoC who get visibly angry about their struggles. Apparently dropping a few f-bombs or saying “cracker” totally negates the existence of white supremacy.
- White expats who pretend to care about Korea, but only reblog/follow each other or “non-threatening” Koreans who don’t call them out on their self-righteous behaviour (their little circle of backpatting is honestly some human centipede shit). And of course they try to tear down the “uppity” Koreans who refuse to play into their honkey games of “respectability.”
- White so-called pacifists who always burst in with “BUT GAY MARRIAGE AND ABORTION” when drone attacks are being discussed, or better yet, “SUPPORT THE TROOPS!!!11” Truly the jingoistic mating call of the ignorant American.
- White slacktivists who act like China is the worst fucking place on earth due to human rights violations (or ~omg teh amimals~!), as if western countries never drove entire species of animals into extinction or try their hardest to drive their PoC populations into prisons/early graves.
And still you try to worm yourselves into our communities, as if we’re just colourful little accessories to brighten up the oatmeal-level blandness in your privileged lives.
Don’t act like we don’t see what you’re doing.
According to the stupid-ass white girls in my dorm:
not racist at all:
telling a racist joke
throwing out racist stereotypes and acting like that’s supposed to be a joke
talking shit about someone for being a person of colour
saying you want to murder your black roommate
attributing all the bad qualities of your roommate to her being black
calling your roommate’s cultural dishes “disgusting ethnic food”
being legitamitely confused when i tell you that NOT EVERY GREEK OWNS A FUCKING RESTAURANT
not caring when i tell you something in my language is pronounced a certain way
saying a shit ton of racist shit and then acting like “there’s only one race: human”
me getting tired of white people telling racist jokes
me getting tired of white people being the only ones represented in the media (especially “romance” movies)
me getting annoyed when white people anglicise/butcher/appropriate my language
me getting annoyed when white people appropriate my culture (cough cough togas)
me getting annoyed when white people are racist
wow good thing all you dumb white priveliged assholes educated me on your “racism against white people” issues that don’t fucking exist
I agree that this decision from the SNCF sucks (really, banning people because of their skin is a huge step backwards in tolerance and equality, so I am myself able to blame the SNCF and its leaders) but the title of the article, “Fuck France”, really made me react, because even though we have some dickheads who are racist, homophobic or xenophobic, not all the population shares their opinion ! so I’m very angry about the one who decided of this title , because as a French person, I am very proud of my country, and I won’t let people make stupid generalities about what they think we are, based on a single accident… So please stop hating on France…
wow, get over yourself. fuck nationalism. fuck imperialism. fuck white supremacy.
Why do white people write stories where the only people of different races are doing horrible things? Or make them embrace the white saviors?
Come on, guys. We want to see stories about people of color, not stereotypes of color. Or gender. Or sexuality. Or pretty much anything other than rich white cismales.
god even NPR is talking about how Argo "captures how CRAZY those times were" and interviewed some guy who even said they over exaggerated many of the scenes but it was still "entertaining" and that it was one of the top five movies of the year UGH
I’ve learned that Prius-drivin’, granola-munchin’, hemp-shoes-wearin’, Liberal-Pink-Dad-supported NPR cannot always be trusted
interesting side note: one day I will find and scan and upload this photograph, but my aunt has a picture of my eldest cousins when they were very young boys circa 1980-something hanging out on Los Angeles playground equipment that’s been vandalized with STOP IRAN
I’ve always imagined it being read out loud in the most obnoxious, inaccurate fashion
If you’re going to say something and decide to add “I’m not being racist” to it,
don’t say it.
For godsake, what is so hard about that?
“I’m not being racist, but racistracistbullshitracist” is not okay.
Same goes for anyone making sexist or transphobic or any form of insensitive remarks and then saying “oh, I didn’t mean it offensively”.
“My comment brings to mind all the horrible things my people did to your people, things that still occur today. But I meant it as a joke, and clearly my opinion is superior, so it’s completely okay.”
What the fuck is wrong with you?
Ff you don't care about my dreads don't bitch about people posting their dreads on tumblr, they're not a relevant part of your life either. I'm not telling you that I don't give a shit about the hurtful things people say, I was just trying to show you that isn't the only thing people think. I don't why you're assuming I'm a 'care free white girl' because if I was care free, I wouldn't have messaged you. Also having a hair style is not racist. My hair isn't straight, so the term dreads stands
“Ff you don’t care about my dreads don’t bitch about people posting their dreads on tumblr, they’re not a relevant part of your life either.”
So you totally missed the fucking point. And you apparently think the internet exists in a vacuum.
Which means this isn’t a conversation you should be having because the internet affects real life, girly.
“I’m not telling you that I don’t give a shit about the hurtful things people say, I was just trying to show you that isn’t the only thing people think. “
Quote where I said that is the only thing I think white people think. Seriously. I want quotes. And I will continue to prove you horribly wrong. If you don’t think I have a right to be openly frustrated about this, kindly fuck off. It’s my blog, and you don’t get to tone-police it.
“I don’t why you’re assuming I’m a ‘care free white girl’ because if I was care free, I wouldn’t have messaged you.”
That’s an insult. Learn to read sarcasm.
“Also having a hair style is not racist.”
It is if you appropriate one of the many styles black people use to rebel against white beauty standards that were pushed on us FOR CENTURIES. White people deciding to have them is basically a big “fuck you”.
“My hair isn’t straight, so the term dreads stands “
No it doesn’t. There are PLENTY of terms white people use for hair that isn’t totally straight. Pick one of them. Don’t appropriate our shit.
I have a math test tomorrow, I don’t need entitled white opinions disrupting me.