Let’s try my rusty skills at these space gays, aka Klance. Just some fluff.
He really wasn’t as boastful in private. In fact, Lance didn’t speak about himself at all. It was always about his family. The many cousins he had from all over. How they would take vacations to different places. Veradera beach was their favorite place to meet up. At least once a year, their big family chased off the rest of the beach goers with how loud they always were. Lance talked about his mom the most, how her cooking always made his stomach growl. How much he missed her hugs.
I hate when white people tell me that they “dont see race”.
1. First and foremost, if you are saying this to me, its likely because i am black. I’m willing to bet all i own, my best cow, and my firstborn son that you have NEVER said this to a white person. Therefore, you are already contradicting yourself. You see my race… unless you are blind cause i quite literally wear it on my sleeve. 2. You dont have to be colorblind. Recognize and respect the cultural differences and social disparities between the races. If you’re not interested in making change, then at least make an effort to understand. You dont have to be colorblind to be not racist. 3. Its insulting. When I hear a person say “i dont see race”, the first thing that I think “great, so in your mind everyone is the same”. Untrue. Mike Brown wasnt shot by someone who “didnt see race”. Eric Garner wasnt murdered by someone who “didnt see race”. the millions of black people that have fallen victim to the atrocities of slavery, and then systemic legalized inequality and segregation, and now racial profiling, police brutality, laws set up to make it legal to murder us like “Stand your ground” WERE NOT VICTIMS OF PEOPLE WHO DID NOT SEE RACE. Not only is race seen, my race is almost always seen negatively. When you tell me you dont see race, im assuming its because you dont associate me with your stereotypical image of black people and that because I’m not the stereotype, i must be special or colorless, ie not black. You dont see MY race because you think im too educated, too articulate, too non-niggerish to be considered black. Thats what you REALLY mean to say. And the fact that you subconsciously believe that black people can not be articulate or that im some type of an anomaly is all i need to know to know that you DO see race in the worst way possible deep down. 4. You dont see race. Well, whether actually dont see it or not; ITS THERE. PEOPLE OF COLOR EXIST. AND YOU DONT GET TO IGNORE US OR OUR CULTURAL DIFFERENCES OR OUR STRUGGLES JUST BECAUSE THE REALITY MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE YOU ARE FORCED TO REALIZE JUST HOW FUCKED UP WHITE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TO EVERYONE EVER AND BECAUSE THAT REALIZATION MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, YOU PRIVILEGED ASSHOLE.
"Equality" DOES NOT mean “we are all the same” and that’s it and we’re all just one big boring grey blob of human with no differences whatsoever. Equality means acknowledging, celebrating, and respecting our diversity. Basically realizing that humans can be different and not being a dick about it. We’re not trying to be special little snowflakes.
People of Color exist whether you like it or not.
People of varying sexual orientations exist whether you wanna see it or not.
People who do not fall into the gender binary exist whether you like it or not.
I mean sure, it doesn’t “matter” per se, but it’s still there.
and i guess beyond my linguistic pedantry, i also don’t really like the “any character can be anything” rhetoric in part because i’ve found that my experiences as a lgbtq+ person have very much shaped my life, my relationships, my understanding of self. it feels oddly dismissive, somehow. like “i don’t care about gender! i dont see race!” um. but.
“oh, it doesn’t change anything!” – yeah, though. i think it does. gender and sexuality change the way we’re perceived in the world, and any given option introduces new and unique stumbling blocks on the road to contented adulthood. i would be a different person if i’d be amab, albeit probably subtly.
when we brush that off, it makes me feel like a jumble of buzzword adjectives, rather than a fully fleshed person who, like everyone else, developed organically,* reactionarily, constructing my identity in response to my circumstances.
i don’t know. i don’t know where i’m going with this. i understand the necessity of this kind of rhetoric, it just. i don’t know.
i dont care what race/sexuality/religion etc you are, if you see someone being sexist, or racist or stereotyping in anyway you deserve to call them out on it. it doesnt matter that you arent any of the things that person is making fun of, if you see something you need to say something
I’m just so sick of people stereotyping races… Like, black people can be just as bad as white people. I dont see why we associate certain actions with races. It’s less of a race thing and more of a subculture thing. Humans, on a large scale, are all the same. Looking deeper, different people may have certain customs or act differently based on their living conditions how they were raised, or the people they grew up around. Typically someone who grew up in the hood will stand out from someone growing up in suburbs. These subcultures shouldn’t be associated with race. People with all sorts of heritage can adopt whatever subculture they find themselves in. We’re all people, and we all live on this planet. It’s a matter of how we treat ourselves and other people that determines our culture. You don’t have to follow you stereotype, and you don’t have to believe it either. Be who you want to be dont let media influence your decisions. In the end, you can accomplish anything you want. The only one holding you back is yourself. Reach for you dreams and never give up on them, no matter how many people tell you otherwise. Stand up for what is right, even if you may stand alone.
‘Who cares what race he is? He’s just Henryk to me.’ is probably the whitest shit I’ve ever read.
It’s just like saying 'i dont see race. I just see people.’
People who white wash Henryk and doubt the fact that he is a man of color need to be stopped. Just please stop it.