white-culture

PSA
  • Things that exist:Bulgarian culture, Spanish culture, Canadian culture, Ukrainian culture, Swedish culture, Dutch culture, Basque culture, Austrian culture, French culture, Portuguese culture, Bosnian culture, Irish culture
  • Things that do not exist:"White culture"
  • Things that exist:Honduran culture, Indian culture, Japanese culture, Mongolian culture, Venezuelan culture, Moroccan culture, Egyptian culture, Iraqi culture, Cherokee culture, Jamaican culture, Korean culture, Bangladeshi culture, Shoshone culture
  • Things that do not exist:"PoC culture"

“white people have no culture!!”

oh

i’m sorry

what’s that?

i wasn’t

aware

that europeans

don’t have rich

and fascinating cultures

or that culture

has to comply

with tumblr’s definition

of what culture is

in order to be counted as legitimate

white people have tons of culture so shut the fuck up about white people “not having any culture”

White people be like “I’m 53% French, 21% Irish, 4% Italian, 20% Swedish, and 2% milk” and expect us to appreciate their cultural background but then don’t even make an effort to distinguish between different types of Asian cultures and are like “lol all Asians r basically the same xD”

Q: How come white girls can't wear black hairstyles but black girls can wear white hairstyles??

A: First, I can assure you, there is not a SINGLE hairstyle that white girls invented besides wig and weave. Ya’ll don’t own straight hair. Every race has straight hair, even black people. Blonde hair ain’t yours either because there’s Melanesians and Australian Aboriginals.

Second, black hairstyles were invented to protect our hair and to reject Eurocentric beauty standards. Black women wear wigs,weave,and perm as a means of assimilating into standards because we’re told that our natural hair is not good enough and we’re even persecuted against for it in our daily lives.

Also, in America, “white culture” is not a thing (unless you count genocide, unseasoned food, and cousin fucking). The thing that separates black people from white people is that, while not homogenous and still unique, we as black people have similar backgrounds and upbringings. That’s culture. Black culture includes our hair. Black culture revolves around our struggle, our resilience, and our strength.

White people have pushed others into assimilating to Eurocentrism and so cannot therefore re-claim “white hairstyles” now that they’re mad because we told them to leave our stuff alone. Black people didn’t invite ya’ll to participate. This is our shit. Let it go.

Why I don't use "POC" to refer to someone who isn't white.

It lumps thousands of cultures, races, heritage and history under one fucking label.

do you know how diverse black culture is? It can differ dramatically country to country, state to state, and even city to city. Hell in London alone, there are vast groups of people with African origin. Who identify with so many different cultures. To name two, Somali British and British Caribbean differ so much in their cultural practice. It’s just plain offensive to group them under the same label.

Don’t get me started on Latin American.. walk from Mexico to Argentina and tell me they don’t deserve individual recognition..

Aboriginal Australians?

Hell I’ll even get started on white culture..

Yeah it’s diluted in the states because your history is only hundreds of years old.

But fucking hell as a Celtic British person with vast heritage which expands into such a beautiful culture of tribalism and brotherhood. Stunning music, and historical Significance, I am deeply offended myself when I am grouped under this guise that there is no such thing as white culture..

I went to download festival in June. We met so many different people from different backgrounds. I was at one point. A Cornishman, Sat around a fire with a Scot, a Nord, And an Icelandic fellow. And the Icelandic fella sung us a traditional lullaby from his heritage. And it was moving.

So fuck off with your master labels and macro approach to ethnicity.

Pick up a book, go meet people, travel. Because sitting at home making judgements about other people’s cultures, is no less racist. Just because you call yourself a “POC”.

Your form of social justice does no justice to anyone.

Support white-passing people when they’re accused of appropriating their own culture.

Support white-passing people when they’re told that they shouldn’t get to enjoy their culture because their white privilege should be enough.

Support white-passing people when they’re accused of trying too hard not to be white.

Support white-passing people when they’re told they ARE white just because they “look white” or “act white”.

Support white-passing people who reject white culture and refuse to be labelled incorrectly.

Support white-passing people who embrace white culture and don’t care about their heritage.

We didn’t choose to look this way, nor did we invent the social construct of race. Just because somebody has privilege doesn’t make erasure okay.