You want a White History Month? Okay. Let’s plan the curriculum.
Let’s talk about European nations acting like they already own the rest of the world, and thus dividing it up in trade negotiations. You get to pillage this part of Africa for gold and slaves, I get that part.
Let’s talk about how enslavement of African descendants is still happening, we just call it mass incarceration instead of slavery.
Let’s talk about millions of Indians kicked out of their own homes, because white people decided to intentionally divide India into an obviously conflict-prone situation by creating Pakistan.
Let’s talk about the even more war-torn region of Israel and Palestine, which only exists because white people decided that the best way to deal with the Jewish problem was to ship them off to a new country, in a place where a country already is.
Speaking of the Jewish problem, let’s talk about the holocaust, not as the worst event in history that magically occurred of its own volition, but as one of many equally horrid actions willfully enacted by a predominantly white nation, because being racist helps you win elections.
Speaking of the holocaust, let’s talk about eugenics. Let’s talk about how the United States did it first, testing the waters by killing disabled people and gay people, which a group of white people called the Nazis then copied.
Speaking of the United States, let’s stop talking about the fictional scientific explorer named Columbus and start talking about the actual genocidal conqueror named Columbus.
Let’s talk about the Founding Fathers following that act with “all men are created equal” which not only doesn’t include women, it somehow doesn’t include African men or native American men either. Enslave and kill all you want, and that goes for both. White people did that.
Let’s talk about that time a white man gave the order to drop a nuclear bomb on a city of millions of people, then after witnessing the devastating effects of this previously unseen type of weapon, ordered the military to drop a second bomb.
Let’s start writing in the history books right now that even most white women voted for Trump. Hitler and Jackson were democratically elected too. Guess what color their supporters were.
Are you seeing the pattern now? There is no White History Month because white people themselves don’t want to talk about white history.
C: In every comment section about a racism post involving black people, there is always a white guy who “lived in an all-black neighborhood and got beaten everyday by black kids so racism goes both ways!"I just find those stories hella convenient. 😂
It really all comes down to semantics. At some point, the actual meaning of “racism” got mixed up with other aspects of racism – prejudice, bigotry, ignorance, and so on. It’s true: White people can experience prejudice from black people and other non-whites.
First: This post is not meant to equate racial slurs against white people with racial slurs against any other people. In the western world, white people are not oppressed, we never have been (as far as I’m aware), and I absolutely recognize that.
Second: I am not using this post to justify using racial slurs against people who throw slurs at you first. I did make a post about that before, but I’ve come to realize it’s a pointless endeavor. Using that sort of language just escalates racial tension. From here on out, I’m basically done using racial slurs against anyone.
This post was made purely to explore the kind of racial prejudice against whites that people justify by dehumanizing white people. By thinking of white people as the oppressors, white people become the enemy. After awhile. white people are viewed as monsters.
Hatred towards white people begins to seem justified, as white people are seen as inherently morally inferior. Even those who contribute nothing to racism are seen as beneficiaries to something that their race is directly responsible for. Many even believe that white people created racism specifically to put racist systems into place.
Here is a list of racial slurs that I have personally experienced being used against white people with explanations as to why they are harmful and not simply rude comments.
Cracker: A shortened version of whip cracker. It implies that the person in question is an oppressor. This can be used to easily dehumanize white people by recalling slavery in the west.
Mayo: A slight against white people’s pale complexion. Also used to imply that white people are bland, boring, and have no culture. This can also apply to various other food related slurs including cracker (food), white bread, whipped tub of butter, and just about any other white food/condiment. This one is harmful because it justifies attacking white people for participating in any various cultural activities.
Honkey: A shortened version of honkey tonk, a musical genre. This one is meant to imply that white people are all unsophisticated, country hicks. Possibly inbred. A way of making whites seem inferior, similar to the slurs whites used against blacks during slavery.
Peckerwood: This one is used less often. Specifically refers to red headed white people and their resemblance to woodpeckers. The rarity of this one and the fact it mostly refers to appearance probably makes it one of the least harmful, but still worth noting due to Irish and Scottish people commonly having red hair.
White devil / demon: Used to imply that white people are evil or of the devil. Probably the most convenient way to dehumanize white people.
Pasty: This one is purely a comment on white people’s complexion. I could see this one being more harmful towards white-passing people who are non-whites.
Crusty: Unwashed, trashy, dirty. This one is not necessarily reserved for whites only, but I’ve seen it a lot. Similar to honkey, it’s used to make white people seem lesser, inferior.
Becky or “stereotypical white person name”: This one is seemingly the most harmless, but is deceptively harmful. Similar to when a white person calls a black guy “Tyrone”. It’s meant to enforce stereotypes about white people. All white girls are “Becky” because they are spoiled, uncultured, preppy bitches. I’m sure a feminist shouldn’t have a problem seeing why this one is harmful.
I know a lot of people are going to disagree that these are slurs. That’s okay! I’d just like an explanation as to why. Also, if they are not slurs, are they somehow justified to use by that measure? Is it justifiable to use specific racially charged words against white people because of past events that current millennial whites had nothing to do with?
Also, I’d imagine many people will object to this because they do believe even millennial whites to be oppressors of their people. I’m just wondering if it’s really fair to call someone an oppressor who is not only not actively participating in your oppression, but also very often is directly opposed to benefiting from your oppression.
To close, I know I’ve made mistakes. I honestly don’t think my old post about white slurs was wrong, but it was written in an inflammatory way. Part of me wanted a negative reaction and I got it. Hopefully we can put that behind us and move on to what I actually intended to say as outlined in this post.
Maybe this time we can find some common ground. There’s no reason whites and blacks can’t live together in today’s liberal society.
Cisgender people aren’t automatically transphobic just because they’re cis.
White people aren’t automatically racist because they’re white.
Men aren’t automatically misogynistic, rapists or abusers, just because they’re men.
Everyone can be racist to everyone else of a different race. Reverse racism doesn’t exist, it’s just racism, everyone is capable of it.
Anyone who lies about rape accusations should receive prison time.
Everyone is entitled to a proper course of justice in the court of law.
Transgender men should be put in men’s prisons, transgender women should be put in women’s prisons.
Women can be abusive to their partners. Do not automatically victimise women or say “this motive means that the man deserved it” are you fucked in the head?
People who are incapable of looking after their child should not receive custody over the other parent.
Feminism is great. Everyone deserves equality, and the proper precautions should be put in place at demonstrations. However, extreme feminism is not great. It gives feminism a bad name. If you go out there shouting “MEN ARE PIGS!” “MEN DESERVE TO DIE!” and all that bullshit, you’re a fucking moron.
Transpecies and transrace are not things. You cannot be cat, or a horse or a fucking bunny rabbit. You cannot be black, or Asian or anything else to the race you were born. I’m sorry, but it’s true. Go ahead and call me transphobic (even though I’m not)
The amount of genders and sexualities that Tumblr is creating is fucking ridiculous. “Angeligender– A gender found only among angels, that is hard to describe to non-angels. For godkin and angelkin only.” “Lichtgender- A gender represented by a ball of light.” “Zodiacgender– A catch-all gender term that is used to describe when one’s gender is related to a (or their specific) zodiac sign.” I’m sorry, what?? What the fuck? No.
There is not 76 fucking genders. Fuck off.
If you are transgender male and deliberately present as female, or transgender female and deliberately present as male, and then complain that someone misgendered you, that’s your fault, nobody else’s.
NON-BINARY, GENDERFLUID AND AGENDER PEOPLE ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE THEY/THEM PRONOUNS USED TO IDENTIFY THEM.
If you are 13 and your boyfriend is 20, I’m sorry, but he’s a paedophile. “Age is just a number” yeah, then prison is just a room.
Stalking celebrities to a point where you find out where they live is NOT okay. Stop being a creepy little weirdo and play outside or some shit.
You are not edgy because you hate people. You are not edgy for self-diagnosing mental health issues. You are not edgy for self-diagnosing other medical issues. You’re a twat.
ok well my friend believes in reverse racism and honestly i've tried explaining to him that it's not real but i've run out of things to say and i was wondering if you could help explain it?
How would you describe reverse racism?
I’m not sure there’s such a thing as REVERSE racism. Racism is racism. .It’s hating our discriminating against someone solely based on race. “Reverse” racism would mean the opposite of racism which is no racism.
I guess I need to know more about what you and your friend thinks it is before I can comment on who I’d agree with.
Black racists fucking hate it when white people have Martin Luther King-esque ideals when it comes to race relations. I wonder why they haven’t gone all the way and just completely thrown out MLK at this point.
Seriously, if MLK was around today, black tumblr would be dragging him, calling him a coon and an uncle tom.
“cisphobia, ‘reverse’ racism, male rape, etc. is ok because of the system!”
If you hate someone based on something they can’t control, guess what, you’re an asshole. No amount of projection onto the world around you magically alleviates the responsibility of being an asshole. It’s like watching 11 yr olds say “b-but they punched me in the school yard first! So that makes it ok!”
No. It does not. If being an asshole erased the rest of the assholes, then by that logic war would achieve global fucking peace.
When the term “reverse racism” is used in the U.S., it is often in response to a slight that a member of the dominant group perceives has happened. But racism, rather, is a system in which a racial majority is able to enforce its power and privilege over another race through political, economic and institutional means. That is to say racism is prejudice plus one other factor.
“Nobody tells the Jews to get over the Holocaust...”
If I heard a millennial Jew discriminating or spreading hate speech against millennial Germans because of the Holocaust, I probably would!
The fact is this: People don’t actually want you to “get over” slavery. What we want you to do is get over yourselves. Stop blaming people who had nothing to do with enslaving anyone for enslaving YOUR ANCESTORS. Our ancestors didn’t even enslave you! It was your ancestors!
You can argue all you want about how racist systems are still in place. They very well may be! You think that’s my fault? You think that is white people’s fault in general? You’re fucking wrong. If any racist systems are still in place, it’s either because the government has kept them in place or because change is fucking slow. This is why we tell you to get over shit.
You are fighting against the wrong enemy. This isn’t a threat, it’s a promise. If you continue to blame millennial whites for the past, they will continue to turn against you in the present and the future. This, itself, is a factor leading to keeping old racist systems in place. You are basically fucking sabotaging yourself and people like me are kind enough to let you know. What do we get? We get shit on. We get called names. We get threatened.
So fuck you! Get over yourselves. You already have a lot of white allies and you will only acquire more if you actually do it right!
inb4 “yr policing our anger and victim blaming crusty mayo cracker take 5 billion seats” with like 500 nicki minaj gifs.