racism still alive

Things like racism are institutionalized. You might not know any bigots. You feel like “well I don’t hate black people so I’m not a racist,” but you benefit from racism. Just by the merit, the color of your skin. The opportunities that you have, you’re privileged in ways that you might not even realize because you haven’t been deprived of certain things. We need to talk about these things in order for them to change.
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Dave Chappelle

So I went on a date last Thursday that had some HILARIOUSLY WORRISOME but amazing quotes for my @shitmensaytome blog.  Seriously, I never thought I’d have to deal with someone who would deny the gender gap with a dismissive “Well, I have a female boss.”  Cool, we have a black president, but racism is still alive…so wtf is your point?

On the subject of jobs, because I’m still very much in the market for one, I said I could never take a job at a restaurant because I’m a vegetarian and I would feel uncomfortable serving people meat.

“So you’re basically like that county clerk who wouldn’t marry gay couples because it went against her beliefs.”  (Could not remember the name “Kim Davis.”)
“Um, no, I’m nothing like her.”
“Yes, you are, because you wouldn’t do your job because it goes against your beliefs.”
“No, I am nothing like that backwards, cone-headed bigot because I wouldn’t take a job that went against my beliefs.  Not to mention I wouldn’t be discriminating against anyone by not wanting to serve meat.  I didn’t say I wouldn’t do it, or that I’d try to impose my beliefs on others, just that I wouldn’t want to.”
“Uh huh.  Sure you’re not.”

He’s still sending me Snapchats like he expects a second date to happen.

anonymous asked:

What's so crazy is that BW on your post are out here defending black men because you want to divest. Honestly, I have no desire to date out but I'm also not on this whole mammy tip where I feel like I have to defend BM at all costs. There is ZERO reciprocity when it comes to the BM/BW relationship in this community. I once got in a debate with a BM on here and I asked him to name some things black men do for BW. He couldn't name not a gotdamn thing and got mad and blocked me LOL

And that’s fine…. I would never tell a black woman to just date outside her race because “white men are the best blah blah blah”. That’s not a definite solution. I realize that I’m black as well as female, so my answer to black women is not to just date out and kill black men off, seeing as though racism is still alive and well. That’s not what I’m here to do. But as you can tell, that’s what they’ve turned it into. 

What I will tell black women though, is that they have options. So if they WANT to date outside of their race they can and they shouldn’t feel bad about it. And to the women that don’t desire to do so, they are still my sisters and I love yall. I just want black women to be HAPPY! And sadly black women are not. And if they were honest with themselves, they would see that a lot of that stems from the degradation and dehumanization that they receive from black men. So what sense does it make for us to continue to be loyal to men that hate us? No other race of women does this. When Asian men weren’t playing their part, Asian women started dating white men en masse, so much so to the point where white men and Asian women have the highest interracial marriage rate out of every other pairing. It’s called self-preservation. Sadly, black women don’t care about preserving themselves. They’re so worried about the preserving the black race, that they don’t even realize that ½ of the black race have completely checked out and they’re fighting this fight ALONE! 

I would’ve love to see the black race flourish and be great. I love my people, but I love myself more, and that’s how I want black women to navigate through life. Put yourself first. There should be no loyalty if there isn’t any reciprocity. 

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I posted a photo of a carnival game called “Hit the Nigger Baby”. After being asked for a source, I stumbled upon this disturbing video. Know your history America, this is a part of it, a very important part. Watch this with an open mind and with acknowledgement. And as always, STAY WOKE

“Please keep your doors closed so that unpleasant smells of food you cook does not enter the hallway and affect other households. Thanks!”

A notice on our apartment floor by an anonymous floor resident (It is a white woman, I’ve narrowed it down with reason). There are 2 South Asian families on the floor so I am taking this personally. So firstly, the only thing I understand is that you’re a racist. Secondly, you called food we eat unpleasant smelling, you racist. Just because something is unfamiliar to your way doesn’t make it unpleasant. Thirdly, how is it “affecting” you- the less than one minute walk from the elevator to your door is an inconvenience that you must declare so monumental?   

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anonymous asked:

Why are you sad baby

to name a few reasons: dogs die, there’s people starving, there’s war torn countries, racism is still alive and well, people are being killed because of the color of their skin or their sexual/gender orientation, donald trump & hillary clinton are the U.S. presidential candidates, there’s so much hatred in the world and i just can’t understand why ya know….

SanCopha League ThrowBack post written by @oba_tayo

Have you ever wondered how one town or city can be poverty stricken and just down the road in the next town it’s like poverty never happened. Or even where one side of a town or city the lives in poverty while the other side doesn’t, this is the case with many cities and towns all across America. How were these “ghettos” formed? A lot of these “ghettos” were once very prestigious White towns, and once segregation ended and Black people started moving in these towns, the white people starting moving out. One example and case is Newark, New Jersey. Which was once a very popular business city in New Jersey, but looking at it now it doesn’t reflect that. Once the white people starting leaving the city, they took everything with them including their business, moving them to further location away from black people. All this is fueled by racism. White people weren’t known for having the same economically status as a Black person. To them that was a disgrace to be neighbors with black people. In the case of Newark once black people started moving in white people starting moving out. They took their businesses within as well the city started to lose money because Business’ pay taxes that go back to the city’s income. Next, white people moved to areas where the town tax, property cost and tax is very high, this was done in order to keep many Black people from moving in to these towns. The Higher the taxes means you need more income and why can’t Black people afford to live in these towns? The Answer is WE DON’T OWN ANY CORPORATIONS, MEANING WE CANT GET THESE HIGHER INCOME JOBS! THE
SOLUTION IS WE RECREATE THESE “GHETTOS” INTO WHAT WE WANT AND BUILD OUR BUSINESSES.
Racism is still alive I can see the discuss with my third EYE
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Pray for Ye

i’m so sad y'all. Kanye’s hospitalized in LA for his mental health and all people are saying that it’s “another publicity stunt” or “good he’s crazy” like are y'all missing the point. Kanye, like a regular person, suffers from mental illnesses too. everyone’s bashing him for canceling the tour and walking off stage when he performed endlessly for days straight until his voice left (RIGHT AFTER HIS WIFE WAS ROBBED) and y'all being ungrateful ass motherfuckers. he overworked himself and overestimated his capability. the anniversary of his mom’s death was just a around a week ago and people don’t think that Kanye has feelings too?? if you really understand Kanye, you’ll support him no matter what. most people don’t understand Kanye and that’s fine but they don’t have to bash him for his mental health. Kanye needs the love and support of his fans while he gets help. the mental health awareness in this country is so poor and you guys are just proving it. i’ve met Kanye myself, and he’s the nicest and wisest person you’ll ever meet. he went as far as giving me and all friends free tickets to his show. he’s such a great man and he’s not getting enough credit for it. he’s probably the realest in the industry right now and he’s being constantly bashed for telling the truth and speaking his mind. i love Kanye and what he stands for, and i hope he gets the help he needs and gets better. i’m done YALL i just needed to rant.

PT 2.i’ve seen comments saying that Kanye is dumb and that he’s seeking attention and i’m sure if Kanye was a white man they wouldn’t be saying that!!! Mental illnesses in men are not even seen as real and much less in colored men. SO MANY WHITE MEN have been in the media for mental illnesses and they aren’t treated like shit. they are “sympathized” with. the racism and double standards in this society is unbelievable. 
“Racism is still alive they just be concealin it” 
racism NOR mental illnesses are taken seriously. Kid Cudi literally spoke out about his mental illness a few weeks ago. there are tons of celebrities who get into rehab or hospitalized to deal with their mental health. when Selena Gomez went to a rehab center nobody said shit like that. just because kanye is seen as a bad person and he’s the scapegoat for the industry, he gets shit. he’s seen as the arrogant asshole, but he’s really not like that. mental illnesses aren’t being taken seriously. kid cudi and kanye west aren’t the only men to be suffering from mental illnesses. i’m tired of people being so ignorant and not knowing wassup. “We at war, we at war with terrorism, racism, but most of all, we at war with ourselves.” - Kanye West

magconfangirls  asked:

Hey boo how are you?! Can you please do a blurb where y/n is a different race and people discriminate the relationship because of it like the fans and his parents ( all boys please) 💞

A/N : I made this for women of color friendly instead of one specific minority group because I wanted to make it as general as possible while still sticking to the story-line. Also, I don’t believe any of their parents would have a problem with any of the boys being with a woc! Enjoy babes !

Reminder that requests are closed until October.

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Being a woc and dating Ashton would be hella rad. Ashton is such a free spirit and he has such a kind hearted soul. I mean he’s already stated Kelly Rowland as one of his celebrity crushes in an interview as well as calling Rihanna a babe so I think he has a wide and open minded range of women he would go for. On the other hand, you expected hate. As did he, especially since he usually went for non-woc in the past. However, Ashton would address the hate one time and one time only.

He’d make an Instagram video saying: “Hello everyone! Quick rant I need to get out really quickly. As you all may know by now, Y/N and I are dating. She makes me really happy and I love her a lot. I wouldn’t usually make an entire video addressing hateful comments..” He paused.

“But I saw a trend with her name and a racial slur beside it the other day and that uh, that was pretty much the last straw for me. Look guys bottom line is .. You don’t have to like my girlfriend, all I ask is that you respect her. She respects you guys and all I want is the same in return. Anywho, hope you all have a great day. Thanks for listening, bye!!” He smiled, ending the video.

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You and Luke, I feel would receive the most hate. I don’t know why, I just think people expected him to date within his race and it’d be a shock to the world if he dated a woc. Now, I personally don’t think Mama Liz would mind at all but if she did Luke would definitely be heartbroken about it. He’d probably tell his mom “Just give her a chance. You didn’t raise me to see race..I thought you’d be more supportive than this.”  or like whenever the fans looked down on your relationship, Luke would do this thing where he would just hold you until you felt better or do whatever you wanted to do that day. Sheesh, that boy would be so sweet and domestic with you im crying.

I can’t help but gush over how much Luke would be completely in love with you. He wouldn’t be able to keep his fingers off your dark skin, being utterly infatuated with how different it was from his own. Or your hair, whether it was loose waves, tight kinks or somewhere in between. He’d love it. Don’t even get me started on your features. Woc usually have fuller lips and a more curvy body type and Luke would be in awe. The moment he fell in love with you was the first time you slept over and you were wearing nothing but a tank top and pajama shorts, much of your skin being exposed for his eyes to admire. “How do you do that? Huh princess? How do you wake up looking so god damn beautiful like that?”

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I think Calum’s parents would be least likely to be racist towards you because his mom is a woc and his dad is married to a woc so I feel they would be the most supportive. If he saw a racist tweet from a fan, he’d immediately block them. His following tweet saying something like “Wow I know racism is still alive but c'mon people. @Y/T/N is the love of my life. She didnt ask for any of this and she doesn’t deserve this at all.” And if the hate ever got to be too much to the point where you didn’t feel like your were good enough for Calum or you couldn’t take all the negative comments anymore, Calum would do his best to change your outlook on the whole situation.

He’d say things like  “Baby girl, you think you’re not good enough for me? I’m actually not good enough for you. You’re the only one I know besides the boys and my family who could put up with me for more than a weeks time.” He’d giggle, his eyes crinkling. “I love you and your brown skin.” He’d say kissing your exposed flesh. “And I can’t get enough of these lips.” He added, leaning in to kiss your soft, full lips. After deepening the kiss by cradling your head and smiling into the passionate lip lock, he’d smirk and say “Don’t even get me started on that perfect little ass of yours either.” He said, grabbing your behind and pulling you to straddle his pelvis, causing you to let out a loud giggle.

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Michael is such a family oriented guy but like if his parents didn’t like you specifically cause of your race I think he’d be disgusted . If his any of his family members made slick comments under their breath or made you feel uncomfortable about your ethnicity in any way, he’d more than likely speak up about it. Whether you guys were at the dinner table or out at a family get-together, he’d stop everything and clear his throat. “If any of you have a problem with Y/N, keep your shitty racist ass comments to yourself. Dont make her feel bad about her skin color.” or “I swear to God, one of you has one more thing to say about my girlfriend. We will fucking leave.”

Like I truly believe this boy would defend you to anyone, especially fans. He’d make tweets like “she is the girl I love and if you loved me you would love her” or “wow, its amazing what people can’t accept these days. Its 2015! I’ll love who I fucking love.” As you can tell I’m all about protective Michael. To make you feel better he’d compliment you endlessly and maybe take a soothing bath or something, tracing the curves and imperfections of your skin to show you how beautiful you really are WOWOWOW.

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EVERYONE PISSED ABOUT THE SOUTH PARK EPISODE CALM YO SHIT

Long-time South Park watcher (I still maintain that it is one of the smartest shows on TV) and long-time Tumblr user, and yes, like many of you, I, too, am one of those ‘social justice’ people. I strongly believe that both sexism and racism are still alive today in more subtle ways and the sexual orientation, despite the claims that we are all accepting, is obviously still a confusing and messy subject for some.

Now, I get that a lot of people are turned off by South Park’s latest episode, Stunning and Brave, thinking it’s mocking people who are defending their rights, thinking it’s the equivalent of dudebro trolls calling a woman a ‘feminazi’ when she is merely stating her point.

I can understand where some of you are coming from, especially for a first time South Park watcher. At first glance, it may seem like they’re mocking Tumblr people and all ‘social warriors’.

But let me ask you this: of the ‘politically correct’ extremists you saw on the show last night…which one of them was actually a POC? Or a woman? Or showed any indications of being anything other than heterosexual?

That was South Park’s point. As a long-time South Park viewer, I can tell you that irony is one of their finest and reoccuring themes. The irony is that sadly, many ‘social justice warriors’ are a lot like the PC fratboys: they say these things to fit in with the social ideals, yet their actions completely contradict their words.

You’ll find a lot of them, in and out of Tumblr. The ‘feminist’ slut-shaming the local popular girl for sleeping with more than two guys. That one guy who preaches about homophobia who will say things like ‘asexual lol that’s not a thing’.

What makes these people unlikeable is the fact that they use social justice as some kind of special pass that justifies their behavior because they have ‘good intentions’.

For example, they harass Kyle, who is a little Jewish boy, for thinking that Caitlyn Jenner is not a hero to him (shout out to Kyle Broflovsky who has literally voiced everything I have thought about the Caitlyn Jenner issue but that’s another story). When Cartman nearly blackmails the PC Principal for sexual abuse, the PC Principal is more focused with connecting Cartman’s words to sexist issues that don’t even make sense than his actions. 

The idea was never to piss off people who genuinely want to point out the issues and fix them. It’s the equivalent of a conversation that goes like this:

Someone: I don’t really understand why women don’t like being seen in underwear but are fine with going out in bikinis. What’s the difference.

And someone can either answer…

PC Prinicipal Probably: OMG YOU’RE JUST A STRAIGHT OVERPRIVILEGED WHITE DUDE YOU DON’T GET ANYTHING YOURE JUST A SEXIST HATER THATS WHAT *punches dude in the throat*

Or they could answer…

A Good Feminist: The difference is that when women are in bikinis, they choose to be seen like that, whereas a woman in underwear being seen implies an invasion of privacy. 

So you see, kids, South Park was mocking people who would probably answer like the PC Principal. If you are one of those people, then I heavily suggest sorting out your priorities because you can’t preach one thing by just calling everyone stupid. Instead, you’re reinforcing a negative stereotype that portrays us as ape-like extremists. That’s not to say someone who supports these things can’t be angry. But you can’t be unreasonable.

If you need proof that South Park is, in fact, a show that is actually very intelligent when it comes to social issues, take a look at one of my favorite episodes, The Hobbit, where young feminist (and arguably one of the only sane characters along with Kyle) Wendy Testaburger is fighting against photoshopped images giving young girls unrealistic expectations regarding their bodies. Warning: The episode is rather sad, but it does give a brutally realistic ending. 

Going back to episodes like this and ‘Starvin Marvin In Space’ also acknowledges the mistreatment of African cultures by missionaries and the irony of Christian education and their colonisation.

Now, let’s all take a deep breath, calm our shits, and go home to fuck our hot wives, K?

Racists Believe Racism is Dead

There are many (white) people who believe racism is dead and for that reason we should not have things like “Black History Month.”

The people who believe this present arguments such as this:

One could easily put together an argument deconstructing these arguments. Racism is very much still alive and well, and one can prove this using statistics ranging from prison numbers to areas of high poverty. Another point that one could tackle was how they pose slavery as a mere “lesson learned." 

But one would be wasting their time because all you really have to do is put them in front of a mirror to dismantle their claims…

Racism is dead! says racists.

The College Dropout (2004): “And I just don’t be feeling it/Racism still alive they just be concealing it/But I know they don’t want me in the damn club/They even made me show I.D to get inside of Sam’s club”

Late Registration (2005): “Where I’m from the dope boys is the rock stars/But they can’t cop cars without seeing cop cars/I guess they want us all behind bars - I know it”

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010): “Face it, Jerome get more time than Brandon/And at the airport they check all through my bag/And tell me that it’s random”

Watch The Throne (2011):In the past if you picture events like a black tie/What the last thing you expect to see, black guys?/What’s the life expectancy for black guys?/The system’s working effectively, that’s why!”

Yeezus (2013): “My momma was raised in the era when/Clean water was only served to the fairer skin/Doin’ clothes you would have thought I had help/But they wasn’t satisfied unless I picked the cotton myself”

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2015 Interview: “Racism is a dated concept.” “That’s racism, it’s not an actual thing that means anything.”

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How weird was it for you to be in Europe when all that’s going on back home? I’ll say that I was actually pretty fortunate to be in Europe because I don’t know how it would’ve been to be in America, I feel so bad for so many groups that are in America right now, to be serious. It’s like LGBTQ community, women, minorities, basically anyone who is not a white man. I feel bad, I feel SO sorry. It’s just terrifying, you know? It’s terrifying that we’ve elected an internet troll as our president. A madman who knows nothing really of politics. Who I just heard today invited his daughter into a foreign policy meeting with Japan. That’s so unprofessional, it blows my mind, and it shouldn’t surprise me because what a piece of shit he is, or piece of work, I guess I should say…but it’s just phenomenal and surprising to me that this has happened. We’ve done this to ourselves…it’s crazy and I think what’s more eye opening to me is that I think a lot of, a lot of people that I’d just be around in… living in California is such a blue state, it’s so liberal you don’t see a lot of what America is and most of America is like landlocked states that are red and you don’t see a lot of that but that’s the majority of Americans and they just opened my eyes to like how much racism is still alive in America, it’s terrifying. So you know that being said, I’m going to continue fighting for what I believe in and fuck the haters. It’s just crazy but um yeah I’m always looking optimistically. [x]

anonymous asked:

So if a group of black people beat you up just for being white thats no racism? When a black human resource manager doesnt employ you bc you are white its not racism? Man these white guilt people like you are so hilariously sad. Everyone can be discriminated against. Just bc "white priviledge" black people can now pull the race card in every situation without race being relevant.

Please unfollow me if what I say irritates you this much, or at least refrain from sending me anonymous hate about it. I can understand not being aware of or educated enough on racism, as it’s not something we (as white people) are taught about or have to notice growing up, but actively denying it and choosing to cyber bully someone online with no real contention or attempt to educate them, that’s not okay.

You can discriminate against white people (ie your example of choosing not to hire them, but this is not likely because due to racism white people hold more positions of power) but that is out of personal choice and preference, not from a systematic oppression whereby we have been taught to fear POC, or believe that they are inferior to us. Racism is long engrained within our culture, and has very real world consequences. Reverse racism doesn’t exist, because we hold political, economic and institutional power. As well as a deep rooted mentality, there is a governing structure to hold it up.

“Until people of color colonize, dominate and enslave the populations of the planet in the name of “superiority,” create standards of beauty based on their own colored definition, enact a system where only people of color benefit on a large-scale, and finally pretend like said system no longer exists, there is no such thing as reverse racism.”

Prejudice directed at white people doesn’t have the weight of institutional oppression behind it. We can be hurt by prejudice, but it is not the same thing. I am not going to be killed for being out on the street due to my skin colour. (I might because I’m a girl, but that is a different story). Some more fun facts:

• The median wealth gap difference between a White family and a Black family is $80,000.
• 1 in 9 Black children has an incarcerated parent compared to 1 in 57 White children.
• A White man who has been to jail is still more likely to get a job than a Black man who hasn’t. Let that sink in…

Things you can google to learn more: Black/White/Hispanic wealth gap, redlining, “White flight,” in-school segregation, workplace discrimination, etc etc etc.

Look at the way our media responds to violence.
Black = thug, criminal, deserved to be shot
Arabic = terrorist, get rid of him
White = misunderstood, lonely, depressed, his poor family, he was such a sweet kid

There are so many more reasons, but I don’t think I’m the person who should be telling you. I can’t speak from experience, because I sit in a very privileged position and there would be millions and millions of examples of everyday racism (I’m pretty sure there’s a blog on this if you want to check it out) that I’ve never thought about, because I’ll never be the victim of it.

The tutor in my Race in America class was telling us a story about how though she and her friend had babies at the same time, they had to raise them slightly differently. My tutor, a white woman, told her child that were she ever in trouble she should go find a police officer. Her friend, a POC, told her child to never approach cops, and try to avoid them if possible. This was 12 years ago. I was shocked, because I didn’t realise the police brutality was so common then, as the media (well, not mainstream media but underground levels like Tumblr and Twitter) have only brought it to light in recent years. I, in my white ignorance, genuinely thought that Ferguson, Cleveland and Baltimore were horrible anomalies. They weren’t. They are the norm, and the result of institutionalised racism. The KKK is still alive and well, still functioning today (check out their website if you’d like) and many members of the police force are members of the klan too. There is no “pulling the race card”, it’s a legitimate obstacle that impacts everyday life, racial barriers are very much real and POC have every right to discuss it (and we should too). If they didn’t, nothing would ever change. The very fact that I (as a white person) can discuss this and be met with support but if I were a POC it would be seen as complaining or “pulling the race card” as you said, shows the position of privilege and safety I’m in. This is something we all need to acknowledge and talk about so that things can move forward.

I’m answering this on my phone so I can’t remember what else you said, but I really do encourage you to do more research on this and gain a better understanding.

There’s a tag called #pocbooklr that’s going around and I decided to play! 

My name is Sara. I’m half Cuban, half Peruvian, and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I received my BFA in Art Studio (Sculpture) and BA in English from the University of New Mexico. I currently live in Boston, where I completed an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Boston University and began my career as a writer, artist, and educator. I’m approaching the sunset of age 25. 

I have a lot of thoughts about the two parts of this hashtag (“people of color” and “booklr”). If you’re not interested, you can stop reading here. If you are, continue! Please note that my thoughts on both #poc and #books are not meant to disparage the spirit of the hashtag. If anything, I love it when Tumblr gets me thinking like this. 

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