[Image: Beyonce: 400,000 sales first day sales, Prism: 286,000 first week sales, Artpop: 258,000 sales, Bangerz: 270,000 first week sales, Jean 107,000 first week sales. All images show their perspective artists crying while Bey is smiling]
CAN WE STOP PITTING WOMEN AGAINST EACH OTHER? THAT WOULD BE NICE.
BUT WHAT WE CAN DO IS NOTE THAT THE WOMAN OF COLOR SOLD ALL OF THESE RECORDS WITHOUT ACCESSING THE NEOLIBERAL ORDER IN THE SAME WAY AS THESE WHITE WOMEN; SHE DID SO WITHOUT BEING A RACIST, A TOKENIZER, OBJECTIFYING OF OTHER WOMEN’S BODIES, OR PURPORTING TO SPEAK FOR OTHER GROUPS OF MARGINALIZED, OPPRESSED-IN-WAYS-SHE-IS-NT GROUPS OF PEOPLE; SHE CREATED THE FEMINIST ALBUM OF CONTEMPORENEITY BY HARVESTING BUT NOT DAMAGING TODAY’S SALIENT CULTURAL CAPITAL, WITHOUT HAVING TO SHAME, DEGRADE, OR REJECT ANYONE FOR LIKING AND BEING ATTRACTED TO POP CULTURAL PHENOMENA AND EPHEMERA.
riuriuchiu-deactivated20131228 asked: the situations you talk about for PoC literally do not happen in canada. I am a proud First Nation woman, and I have no intention of hating on "white" people just because they don't go through the same hate as a "black" person down in southern Alabama. It's a totally different world, I think you should all experience it, trust me!
[image: a black woman rolling her eyes and sighing]
askkakuro asked: Thank you so much for making this wonderful blog. Before I found this blog, I had no one to share my pain with, or a place where I could vent my frustration without being told, I was being too sensitive or overreacting ( I hate being told that in regards to racial issues). Thank you for giving me a place where I can mention racial issues without being told to sit down and shut up.
[Chris Rock explaining white privilege:
Racism everywhere. Who’s the maddest people? White people.
Not y’all. Y’all all right.
You paid money to see me, we cool.
The feud is over. No, you watch the TV, watch Minutes.
You see white people pissed off, man. Man, the white man thinks he’s losing the country. You watch the news: ”We’re losing everything. We’re fucking losing. ”Affirmative action, and illegal aliens…”and “we’re fucking losing the country. ”Losing? Shut the fuck up.
White people ain’t losing shit. If y’all losing, who’s winning? it ain’t us.
it ain’t us. Have you driven around this motherfucker? it ain’t us. Shit, there ain’t a white man in this roomthat would change places with me.
None of you would change places with me.And l’m rich!
That’s how good it is to be white.
There’s a white, one-legged busboy
in here right now…that won’t change places with my black ass.
He’s going, ”No, man, l don’t wanna switch.I wanna ride this white thing out.
”See where it takes me.”
That’s right,’cause when you white, the sky’s the limit.
When you black, the limit’s the sky!]
oh god this is so good; so, so, good.
he hits the nail on the head when he says no one would trade lives with him, even though he’s rich, because no matter what position you have in life as a white person, it is always better than existing while Black.
It doesn’t mean every Black person is living miserably, impoverished or destitute just because they’re Black anymore than it means every white person is rich, healthy and happy. It just means being white will always serve you better than it does to be Black in this society, no matter the intersections of oppression you face.
de-luding asked: This entire issue actually disturbs me, "the white privilege"? this blog makes white people seem like we run around flaunting our "privileges" when really all this tumblr shows is that white people are judged just as much for something we can't control either. This entire issue shouldn't even exist.
[Mr. Krabs playing the world’s smallest violin]
A lil lulz for you all
White privilege is to be able to quote Martin Luther King Jr. (only certain parts, of course) in order to silence people of color. To use his legacy as an excuse to treat people like crap, because dammit, we’re all “equal” (but some are more equal than others, right) now and blah people should stop complaining! And yet there’s silence when its time to recall the struggle and hatred he worked so hard against.
Newsflash: Non violent resistance is still resistance, and he didn’t work so that you can maintain your privilege at any cost, mm’kay?