White privilege is being able to talk about how you were exactly like POC based on stereotypes and not have to worry about a single thing POC go through. It’s being able to assume someone else’s identity as black or asian just because you had fried chicken and kool aid for your picnic or studied for your exam while having ramen. White privilege is taking all the “nice” parts of being a POC without having to worry about microaggressions or danger that comes with having a different color skin.
lovednonsense asked: NEVER hit the follow button so fast, I think i want to unfollow you just so i could follow you again (but i couldn't bear to unfollow you in the first place)
assbasket asked: Serious friggin' question, here: I understand that casual racism or whatever you call the passive-aggressive shit like that is probably infuriating. But every "privilege" page I've ever seen seems completely dedicated to mocking people who'd LIKE to be on your side, even if they don't know HOW to be on your side (which ever that side may be, in this case presumably non-whites). I don't give a crap if you don't like me or think this was rude, I am honestly curious as hell about this phenomenon
I think you’re referring to my mounting frustration of allies half assing their way to my (I only speak for myself) “good side”. There is no good side, no sucking up, just me. Lemme give you a rough, rough absolutely rough analogy.
I have a “friend” who cheated on school work all the way up to now. They took all my worked claimed it was their work and when I turn in my work I am charged with plagiarism, suspended, and mocked by my peers. Now, I’m not their friend anymore; I cut ties and call them out on their shit. The come back saying they’re sorry but they’re not sure why they’re sorry. So they ask me to explain why instead of checking their own ass thus making me do all the work, again. When I, with good cause, go off on them they cry and say they’re only trying to be on my “good side”.
I want everyone to note how nice and polite I was to this shitstain word vomit posing as an ask.
White Privilege is having cable and network TV channels that feature people that look like you living lives that mimic yours 24/7 being seen as basic cable, but channels that feature people that look like me are considered a “special package” with obscene fees. I love TVONE, Centric, Bounce, etc but i hate having to paying an extra 50 bucks a month just to have channels that feature Black movies, sitcoms, documentaries that I can relate to.
UpWorthy.com posted the trailer for the documentary “Young Lakota,” drawing attention to “bad-ass” women, including twin sisters fighting to reverse a cultural stigma on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of the Oglala Lakota Nation, who tried to establish a women’s clinic on the reservation that offered women the right to choose.
The film, which aired on PBS in winter 2013, covers the resulting impeachment of Fire Thunder and the effect it had on then-21-year-old twins Sunny and Serena Clifford, Oglala Lakota members.
Five years later, the young women were still rallying to make a difference for Native women in South Dakota and throughout Indian country. Sunny Clifford, a Pine Ridge Tribal park ranger, created a Change.org petition that sought to make Plan B available—and affordable—to all Native girls and women. Her efforts ultimately prompted the Indian Health Service to expand access to emergency contraception at all IHS facilities with pharmacies.
RELATED: Freedom of Information Act Used To Push IHS To Offer Plan B Over the Counter; A 26-Year-Old Lakota Activist Campaigns to Make Plan B Available, Affordable to Native Women; The Battle for Reproductive Justice: Denying Indian Women Plan B Affects All Women
awkwarddisquiet asked: It's interesting how many racist tropes concern emotions: angry black woman; passionate latinos; unemotional East Asians... Translation: white people feel and display emotions the right way; the rest of us are uncivilized or robot-like.
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howdoiarticulatethisproperly asked: My friend and I were looking at your blog and she got very offended saying "this is just meant to make white people feel guilty! it isn't my fault I'm white! etc." Correct me if I'm wrong, but what I took away from your blog is that you aren't trying to make white people feel guilty but rather trying to shed light on the fact that in our society, if you're white you automatically have more opportunities than someone who is not white. Why is this so often misconstrued as "white racism"?
Because white people think everything is about them. They feel guilty, which I really don’t find useful but expect from typical humans, and try to deflect blame (“my anscetors not me!”, “I didn’t choose to be born white!”). This blog isn’t about white people tho. It’s POC sharing their personal interactions with white privilege; it’s a very cathartic way of dealing with everything.
I’m not sure why white people think we are here to make them feel guilty? Like if you feel guilty it’s probably cause ya did something wrong (e.g casual racism) or you’re ashamed to be associated with such a hateful system. But you know….suck it up.
White privilege is not having to comfort your middle-school aged brother after he heard racist comments. White privilege is not having your little brother doubt his own self-worth because of stereotypes that racist kids spouted out. White privilege is not having to try to go up to the school’s dean because the school’s not doing anything to stop those racist comments.
KING CITY, Calif. (AP) — Residents of a California farming town were grappling Wednesday with the feeling that their trust has been violated after learning the acting police chief and a handful of officers were charged with crimes including selling or giving away the impounded cars of poor Hispanic residents.…
Tuesday’s arrests, which also included a former police chief, came after a six-month probe of the police department launched in September when a visiting investigator — there to check out a homicide — heard from numerous sources that the community didn’t trust its police department.
By this week, authorities said they had enough evidence to arrest a total of six people linked to the department for a variety of crimes ranging from bribery to making criminal threats. They were all quickly released on bail.
"Ordinary citizens, again and again, told us they didn’t trust the police," said acting chief assistant Monterey County District Attorney Terry Spitz. "There are more investigations underway."
Tow shop owner Brian Miller; his brother, acting police chief Bruce Miller; and Sgt. Bobby Carillo were scheduled to be arraigned Monday on bribery charges after authorities said vehicles impounded from Hispanic immigrants were funneled to the tow yard then sold or given away.
I am actually astonished that that the bolded happened. Like, a visiting investigator pricked their ears up when they heard that the latino community didn’t trust the police… and they actually investigated?
White privilege is assuming I know nothing about my job because it has no “cultural interest” to me - ignoring my request to search their belongings because they don’t “fit the description” yes they actually do - being overly rude to me yet genuinely nice to white counter parts - asking what sport I didn’t make it in because I now work here - watching wives pulled closer incase I might use my black vampire magic to seduce them.
avengingthrones asked: I've found your blog really helpful and eye opening. Thank you. I have a question. I'm wondering how you feel about dancing shows like So You Think You Can Dance. Sometimes they have styles like African jazz or Bollywood that are danced by dancers not from those cultures. However, the choreography and vision comes from someone who is from that culture. And I'm honestly not sure whether this would be an example of cultural appropriation or not.
I would consider it a form of appropriation since they’re outside the culture but taking things from the culture and using them to make themselves more wealthy, while the originators of those cultural artifacts aren’t privy to those benefits.
Slurs are not just “bad words”. They’re part of systemic dehumanization of entire groups of people who are and have historically been subjugated and hated just for being alive.
White privilege is being able to listen to “loud” rap music while in a car with your friends without a crazy white man shooting 10 rounds of bullets into your car killing one of your friends.
everyone reblogs stuff about racism and how it is bad but when it comes to the need to stop appropriating asian (probably most of the time japanese) culture, no one wants to do it and makes up like every excuse to keep naming themselves japanese names or identifying as an anime character or doing other shit that isn’t okay
like not being a casual racist really doesn’t end where it’s convenient for you