The high school teacher works in a diverse neighborhood, and thought it would be fun to put on a diversity pageant for the local Multi-Culture Festival. She selects students of various races and both genders for the pagaent, having them detail in monologues the story of how their ethnic group came to be in the neighborhood.
Her student-teacher, a tumblr blogger, begins to fume. “Why do you insist on having white people in this pagaent? The whites are all the same with their privilege, and they have no culture because they stole it all from people of color!”
The real teacher says “Hey, now, people of color is not a very sensitive term, a lot of people consider it racist!”
The student-teacher rolls her eyes. “That’s colored people, not people of color. People of color is not racist because grammar or something. Anyway, why only boys and girls? Where are the trans, the genderqueer, the agender? And just straights, no queers! And everyone here is able-bodied!”
The teacher says “Miguel, John and Lana are part of the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, fairly sure one of them is homosexual or bisexual, and John often wears a skirt and make-up.”
The blogger shakes her head “Too straight-acting, they pass too easily.”
The teacher is done. “Fine, you take over, and when you crash and fail that’ll be the grade you get.”
Soon, everyone on the paegent stage at rehearsal is a black pansexual transwoman in a wheel-chair. All of them.
“Yes…” the blogger moans in ecstasy, “Diversity.”
Lost a friend today.
So i’ve been growing out my hair since about the beginning of october because I want locs. Well now it’s january, and apparently it’s grown enough for people to notice. (I’ve always worn short hair) No big deal right? So a friend of mine (who is white) decided to tell me that my hair was “too nappy and black” and that I should do myself a favor and cut it off.
Now tumblr, I’m usually not one to pop off in such a way I did, but it’s like a fire within my soul ignited tenfold and came out in the form of the most intense smack down I think I’ve ever put together with words. I mean I literally brought her to tears with what I said to her. What really made me mad was the fact that she tried to argue with me, saying that she’s not racist but she can’t see why black people can’t “calm their hair down” like everyone else.
Needless to say, she was thoroughly cursed her out and dragged for filth.
Funny thing is, she texted me this morning DEMANDING for an apology.
I replied with : You’ll get an apology the day I cut my hair off because it’s too “nappy and black”
White people are something else. What makes you guys think you actually have the right to tell a black person that their hair is “nappy and black” and STILL in the same breath demand for an apology? Ugh.