toysfortrots asked: Advice for people with racist white families?
Say “Mom, you’re racist, pass the salt.”
3-7-2 asked: Honestly.... I'm a white kid and I hate racism. I see it everyday of my life. I feel trapped. It keeps me separated from other people. I recognize how people are obsessed with race.. I Witness white adults say racist things to their 9 year old kids, I've had people say to me that "they just don't fucking like white people" Even my own family. I'm not fucking racist. I'm ashamed of my ancestors actions. But I don't think that gives any of you the right to be racist back. It just makes it worse.
Hey if you’re white and you think POC can be racist against white people, unfollow this blog.
billiondollarlacey asked: Woah, I didn't mean that at all! My point is, if you want equality, don't be racist to white people either. You're saying I'm privileged just because I'm white? Isn't that racist too?
I can’t even. I can only prime numbers
billiondollarlacey asked: Hey, it's a bit unfair to think that white people aren't discriminated against either. Okay I'm aware it's not done as much, but I have been singled out for being the white girl before, and it does bother me. My friend was going to invite me to an event which played kpop but changed his mind because I would be the only white girl there and therefore wouldn't fit in. Just think about that. I'm all for equality but a name like "this is white privilege" is not exactly the way to do it.
Your daily dose of white tears. In case y’all thught white people stopped crying in our inbox. Tell me again how being disinvited to a KPOP concert is the same as a 1st generation Korean immigrant, who speaks fluent English, was denied a job because they “can’t communicate”. Please tell me. I’m listening.
|White Person:||*submits fake white pivilege*|
|White Person:||That'll teach 'em|
Our refusal to argue with you ≠ An inability to counter argue your well thought out claims.
Imagine a wall full of circular holes, that circles can keep walking in and out of with no difficulty.
Now imagine that the triangles manage to get the resources together, after years of not being able to fit through the circle’s holes, to drill a single triangle space into the wall.
Now imagine that the circle — who previously supported the triangle’s efforts because they are well-rounded (har) and value equality — comes along and sees the construction project. But instead of being happy, they get angry.
“Well, I won’t be able to fit through your hole!!!!” the circle cries.
“I helped you get the drill!!!!” the circle shrieks.
“Make it fit me too!!!!” the circle demands.
The triangles, barely holding it together enough to get a triangle hole together, stare at the circle in confusion.
“You have all the holes you need,” the triangles explain. “This is for us. You don’t need to fit through our hole, too.”
“YOU’RE BEING UNEQUAL AND HURTING MY FEELINGS!” the circle wails. “I DON’T SUPPORT YOUR HOLE IF IT DOESN’T FIT ME TOO. GIVE ME MY DRILL BACK.”
“It’s not your drill, it’s our drill. You helped us get it, because you said you cared.”
“I ONLY CARED WHEN I THOUGHT YOU’D MAKE A HOLE EVERYONE COULD FIT THROUGH. YOU’RE PERPETUATING INEQUALITY!!!”
“Why is it up to us, the small group that has never been able to fit through the wall at all, to make a hole everyone can use? Why isn’t it up to you, the people who have been able to cross back and forth at will for years? We just want to see the other side; why are you yelling at us?”
“I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN A CIRCLE, OMG. I’VE HAD TO WORK HARD ALL MY LIFE TOO. YOU’RE JUST BEING BIGOTED AGAINST ME BECAUSE OF SOMETHING I CAN’T CONTROL, JUST LIKE EVERYONE IS AGAINST YOU.”
“You are interfering with our project and asking us to comfort you while we’re trying to make progress. Please leave.”
“I’m going to tell everyone about this,” the circle warns. “Nobody will support you now.”
“Apparently nobody ever did,” the triangles sigh, getting back to work.
It’s kind of sad
That we have to draw comics using colorful shapes
To explain systematic inequality to people
Stop asking us questions. No more questions.
- "how is this racist?"
- "is this racist?"
- "How do you feel about x?"
- "How do you feel about y"
- "Well is it racist when a, b, c?"
Do you not see how this is exerting privilege? Especially when you literally have the world at you fingertips and can find anecdotes, studies, journals, pictures and everything your lil hearts desire about your questions.
The First Amendment does not protect you from:
- Criticism: If you’re a comedian who makes a bad rape joke, people are allowed to point out that you’re not funny as well as an asshole.
- Shame: If you tweet something racist about President Obama on your public Twitter account that’s connected to your first and last name, people are allowed to say that is bad.
- The Right to Anonymity: If you take creepy photos of women without their consent and post them on Reddit, people are allowed to try and figure out who you are and post your information on the internet. No one is entitled to anonymity. It’s up to you whether to make it easy for people to find you.
- Mockery: If you put yourself out there that means your peers (and news outlets) have the right to LOL and comment.
- Consequences: If you publicly express yourself in a manner that is offensive, hurtful, or just plain dumb, strangers might contact your friends/family/school/employer and tell them what you did. That is not infringing on your right to free speech; it’s pointing out how you choose to exercise that right. Like the rest of the federal constitution, the First Amendment protects us from the government, not from private companies, which may be able to fire or otherwise punish you for stuff you say, even if it’s outside of work. The laws protecting the free speech of private employees vary from state to state, aside from specifically protected speech like labor organizing. Here are some guidelines for public employees and students.
THANK YOU OMG
Aka, don’t be an asshole.
Stashing this in my blog for later use.
Ohhhhhh saaaay can you seeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Seth MacFarlane is our new avatar.
Why Seth MacFarlane? See: Family Guy, American Dad, Clevland Show and most recently Oscars 2013.
We briefly had Jennifer Lawrence grace our dash, but really he worked so hard for it.
I feel like the way you treated the kid asking for help on her article was uncalled for… S/he wasn’t asking for homework help, s/he wanted help educating people on an issue that s/he (and you) find insulting. It’s not for a grade, just for awareness. And while I understand it’s not your job to educate people, I don’t think it’s out of line for someone to ask since 1. That’s what you’re currently doing with this blog and 2. All you had to do was say no. Not be rude. It was a question, not a demand. Usually I support this blog and the way it deals with things, but like I said, I just found that uncalled for.
Oh look, another fucker telling me how to feel. Fuck off.
White people do not come in our ask box asking if some shit is racist. It’s 99.99999% likely that that shit is racist. All you are doing is exerting your privilege on us. Shit. I just deleted/answered 10 of those over the course of this week.
POC, I’m still here to support and validate your feelings when you experience racism though. Sometimes you guise ask us really difficult questions, like what to do in a racist situation. The answer is usually “I don’t know”. It breaks my heart that I don’t have the answers, but I don’t. So if you just need to rant I’m all ears. But if you ask me what to do when your racist friends say some shit, I don’t have the answers.
tavvybaby asked: "It's okay if POC do it, but if white people do it it's wrong". How the hell is that not racism at it's most basic level?
- Stop spamming us
- Your understanding of racism is too low for me to teach you
- I don’t have to teach you.
- I’m not sure why you spam us if you have already decided to not understand
And most importantly,
Fuck off (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧