First World Privilege
If you are reading this, you have First World Privilege. The reason I know this is that less than half of the world population has internet access. You benefit from first world privilege in many ways, most of which you probably don’t even realize. For example you don’t have to worry about having enough clean water to drink. You do not face starvation on a daily basis. If you are injured, you...
Truth or Something Like It: In Case You Missed It,... →
kfleminem: In case you missed it, which by the looks of it, you definitely did, Dane Cook told a joke about the Aurora shootings and it was caught on tape. The joke goes: “if none of that would have happened, I’m pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of… ROFL, that is hilarious!
La Femme Indienne: Hi, white people. I know you... →
lafemmeindienne: but here’s the thing: You’re not allowed to wear that shit and claim to be “desi.” Because you’re not. There is a BIG difference between appreciating a culture and wanting to learn more about it, and parading around in that culture’s garb, claiming to adopt the culture as your own. I don’t… Is this cultural appreciation or appropriation?
Insert Witty Blog Title Here: Okay tumblr, I have... →
unironic-enthusiast: And for everyone else in the world. Anyone who says that colonialism was good for anybody besides the people who were doing the colonizing (basically, white people) needs to take some history courses. Right now. Colonialism caused a lot of problems. A LOT. The effects of colonialism are still… I’m no fan of colonialism, but any large institution like that is...
Who the hell decided that men are supposed to...
Men and women.
Victoria Foyt, Revealing Eden
Until today I had never heard of this book. Now it seems everyone is talking about it. I’m going to buy a copy, read it and see what all the controversy is about. If anyone else is curious, you can buy a copy here.
My So Called Life: white people pet peeve #3 →
johncory9mm: sordaradical: using standard dictionaries as your sources for definitions on racism. step one: stop and look at what you’re doing. step two: consider who has written/who writes the dictionaries. step three: understand power/privilege systems 101. step four: drop it… Did my little joke hurt your feelings? Sorry.
There's a difference between offense and...
all-american-antichrist: Having your feelings hurt because someone disagrees with you is not oppression, someone calling you out is not oppression, and someone adding their input to a discussion is not oppression. You’re just an offended pussy who can’t handle different opinions. Exactly.
pianomaster42: “I’m going to say that it is impossible for people in a nonminority/nonoppressed group to be victims of hate crimes because it is impossible for them to know what it feels like to be truly hated.” If a white person is murdered by a PoC, they are just as dead as a PoC murdered by a white person.
Any followers of mine or anyone who is a POC could...
lionxvx: I’m trying to explain to someone important to me how you can’t be racist to a white person. It’s so frustrating, I feel like crying. If anyone has the time to link me to a good answer or write one themselves I’d really appreciate it as I am not comfortable with having a heated discussion on this issue and because I can’t immediately explain myself apparently it means I’m wrong. ...
Biracially Insensitive: Dear White People: Here's... →
biraciallyinsensitive: Stop posting that Morgan Freeman quote without asking the black community at large what people think about it. Stop thinking your white opinion on Black issues is superior and you’re somehow not racist for that. Stop saying that you’re colorblind, that just means you’re privilege-denying. … Where exactly do you post questions to ask “the black community...
Can you describe a credible scenario in which the...
I have tried and I cannot come up with anything that would be remotely possible. Even if China and Russia joined forces, they don’t have the capability. First, with satellite imagery, there would be no chance of a sneak attack. Even if they just start mobilizing forces, we would know and could take defensive or offensive measures. Even if they could some how mount an attack, say by knocking...
Maradin: A black man walked into a bar (no this is... →
maradin: A black man walked into a bar (no this is not one of those racist jokes) when a white man, who was also the bartender, looks at him and says, “We don’t serrve the colored here.” The black man looks at him and says, “Sir, when I was born I was BLACK, when I grew up I was BLACK, when I’m sick I’m… YAY, I’m a PoC! Now I can get away with anything on Tumblr!