When the movie Dear White People was released in 2014, it was heralded for shaking up the conversation about how students of color experience racism and cultural appropriation on predominantly white college campuses.
being a minority in america is so unreal???????? there are literal ass people throwing temper tantrums because of a goddamn netflix series,,.. throwing tantrums over the idea of safe spaces, there are people who agree with immigrant homes being raided, people who don’t want NEO NAZIS to be punched, people who don’t care if unarmed black people are shot dead, people who still don’t understand the importance of reproductive rights, and people who wanted over 200,000,000 people banned like holy fuck it’s literally the most tedious thing ever to try to live your life while dealing with this nonsense on a daily basis
The white response to the Dear White People trailer is really telling. They immediately jumped to boycotting Netflix and called it racist and said it was calling for white genocide. When all that happened in the trailer was that a black woman on the radio (sardonically) told white people it’s unacceptable to use blackface.
White people literally can’t even bear to hear a black person address them when speaking. They think it’s too aggressive they don’t want to hear black people speak.
This is so ugly and they don’t even have the balls to hear that.
No doubt a lot of the same people defending can a nazis like Richard Spencer, the same people who erroneously include hate speech in free speech, the same people talking about offended liberals, the same people fawning over pos like Milo Yiannopoulos and “trump won so get over it!” are a lot of the same folks getting upset over a show pointing out racism.
If Netflix released a tv show called Dear Black People starring all white characters who generalize an entire race and accuse them all of being racist, there would be riots, and Netflix would end up having to get rid of the show.
Reasons why ‘Dear White People’ is bad (and racist)
It targets a race. The end.
There is no satire in there. The issue is not about not doing the blackface (that has to be the worst choice for a halloween costume tbh). It is what this show is about..we know it will be a propaganda on how racist, homophobic, assholes and stereotyped white people are in this movie….and this will cause a greater race gap. Good jab yall
Let me explain something, white people: We just fucked up. Bad. We elected a racist demagogue who has promised to do serious harm to almost every person who isn’t a straight white male, and whose rhetoric has already stirred up hate crimes nationwide. White people were 70% of the voters in the 2016 election, and we’re the only demographic Trump won. It doesn’t matter why. What matters is there’s a white nationalist moving into the Oval Office, and white people — only white people — put him there.
We don’t get to make ourselves feel better by putting on safety pins and self-designating ourselves as allies.
And make no mistake, that’s what the safety pins are for. Making White people feel better. They’ll do little or nothing to reassure the marginalized populations they are allegedly there to reassure; marginalized people know full well the long history of white people calling themselves allies while doing nothing to help, or even inflicting harm on, non-white Americans.
If you really need some way to show your support, if you just can’t bear to sit in your discomfort for even a little bit longer, here’s my suggestion: Instead of doing the thing white people invented to make ourselves feel better, follow the example of the people from the marginalized communities you want to support.
There are better, more active ways of showing support to marginalized communities. Volunteer, donate, get in touch and get involved!
my culture is not to be used for your costume. dia de los muertos isn’t halloween, so stop painting sugar skulls on your face for a costume. stop telling me to calm down when i get angry about you appropriating my culture. “calm down, seb, i have nothing against it”, okay, but you’re offending me, my parents, and my grandma who crawls on her knees every year to the church for day of the dead. i love you, but you need to stop stealing my culture.