girljanitor:

THE MYTH THAT “MINORITIES” GET MORE SCHOLARSHIPS DEBUNKED SINCE 5EVER

This is something that comes up time and time again like clockwork.Here’s a”just the facts” post.

Racists LOVE this tired old saw. The problem is that it’s complete and utter bullshit, it always HAS been, and IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF REALITY.

Caucasian students receive more than three-quarters (76%) of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding, even though they represent less than two-thirds (62%) of the student population.
Caucasian students are 40% more likely to win private scholarships than minority students. These statistics demonstrate that, as a whole, private sector scholarship programs tend to perpetuate historical inequities in the distribution of scholarships according to race.

-The Distribution of Grants and Scholarships by Race

BUT WHAT ABOUT FINANCIAL NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS????

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OH HEY IS THERE ANOTHER SOURCE FOR THIS?

It debunks the race myth, which claims that minority students receive more than their fair share of scholarships. The reality is that minority students are less likely to win private scholarships or receive merit-based institutional grants than Caucasian students. Among undergraduate students enrolled full-time/full-year in Bachelor’s degree programs at four-year colleges and universities, minority students represent about a third of applicants but slightly more than a quarter of private scholarship recipients. Caucasian students receive more than three-quarters (76%) of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding, even though they represent less than two-thirds (62%) of the student population. Caucasian students are 40% more likely to win private scholarships than minority students.

STOP PARROTING RACIST MYTHS INSTEAD OF ACTUALLY FACT CHECKING

Scholarships Go Disproportionately To White Students

White Students More Likely To Win Scholarships

White students get Minority Scholarships

Texas State Offers Scholarship EXCLUSIVELY FOR WHITE PEOPLE

One Million dollars’ Worth of White “Ethnic” Scholarships Don’t Trouble Student Group Protesting “Minority Scholarships

B-b-but what about the “Evils” Of Affirmative Action in Higher Education??? Oh yeah, WHITE WOMEN ARE THE #1 BENEFICIARIES OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

So stop saying this shit. you’re just plain fucking WRONG. Also, racist.

Anonymous asked: How do you envision white people appropriately participating in tearing down racist institutions, attitudes, etc?

thelittlekneesofbees:

[Tw: Racial slur]

*note before I start*These are only a few things I thought of today which could answer your question seeing as this question is dissertation (broad but very heavy) worthy to begin with. Also, I’ve been on vacation and just got off the plane so this is 7 hours late and not proofread because most of this was started on my phone. I’m also probably going to get a lot of hate after I publish this saying how all of this is fairy tale and unrealistic but you asked so you get an answer*end note*

First white people would look at what they’ve done to society and stop seeing just greatness.

They’d see the Diasporas they’ve caused and instead of complaining when white guilt sets in, actively do things to change it. Get the fuck out of African Nations(give them back their free water supply, stop invading for oil, trees, metals, and gems). They would see the pain and the illness in this world and not pass over it in the name of Manifest Destiny, economy, profit gains, or means to an end. They would throw away Manifest Destiny from this day forth. They would apologies to Natives, and treat them with respect, they would lower the prizes of food on the rez, get them proper shelter, and get them off of all mascot, shirts, pins, backpacks; etc positions because they are people, not tokens. They would dismantle the KKK and other Brotherhoods(Aryan, Italian; etc).  They would redo history books to include original thinkers and creators whose names were overlooked in favor of white apprentices/thieves. They would apologize and compensate the Chinese for the railroads they built. They would look back at the Industrial revolution and see how big of a role race played in getting Lithuanian and other migrant countries to accept lower wages and apologies to them. They would look at what it means to be white and understand whiteness for the step stool made of the backs of people of color fingers, and heads that it is. Look at projects,”ghettos” and jails and realized the historically the color scheme has gotten darker in those areas for a reason. White people during the IR moved into these places and when white privilege made it easier for them to move up in the word the broken down developments became home to more people of color than sometimes humanely possible. Respect Rroma people and understand that they suffer too. Stop calling them ‘g*psies’! They are not a costume they are a people who have long earned the respect white people have refused them. Speak to them about whether they want to be considered white people. Respect their lives. Give what they ask in terms of respect and resources.

And so and and so forth. 

Second, they shouldn’t beg people of color about their opinions and advice about race to alleviate their guilt like we are mammy milkmaids.

They would do what white privilege denies them and that is be accountable for what happen and let* it mark their history because no one else (besides men in general) have gotten a free pass at globally editing history. 

Third, when someone said or done something racist(in “isolated” incidents) there is no consoling the racist. Period.

They are to feel ashamed for what they have said or done because HISTORICAL WEIGHT GIVES NO JUSTIFICATION FOR SUCH THINGS TO CONTINUE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. POC HAVE SUFFERED ENOUGH FOR A MILLENNIA. Stop thinking other people of color can’t say problematic shit but don’t think that it’s OK to rip them apart for it either. Your boat for that sailed a long time ago. Say your piece and go away. Also, stop treating lighter people of color or straight haired people of color better than others. You are only adding to the disgusting institution your families created and uphold.

Fourth, I need media/Hollywood who ever to realize that people of color can have complicated roles, dark skin, natural hair, and are human beings.

Like Games of Thrones (obviously this story will contain more European/white characters)has 2 African descent person and he’s a pirate with less than 100 words combined if that. I’m tired of all of the stories, movies, books, making me feel like white people are the only people who ever had adventures, were heroes, have conflicts, and doubt their abilities even if they are excellent people. I’m tired of race being a way to real in viewers with controversy instead of because it makes the sense that people of color should be involved in everything white people are involved in. Shows like NBC’s Scandal need more light but I shouldn’t have to be excited because 5+ of the 14+ characters are people of color. The point is we have rich history and stories to be told to. They can be just as good as Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Dexter, BBC Sherlock or Supernatural.

Fifth, white people realizing money is apart of privilege in a very real way.

Let’s see white people refuse their inheritance and give it the DREAM organizations or black youth or other self development organizations run by people of color. Find the families of your ancestors and pay reparations to children of laborers. Rebuild places like Newark, NJ where race riots are still historically visible in broken down/fire damaged buildings and NOT gentrify them like white people are doing now.  Go to schools where white people aren’t the overwhelming majority in both classrooms and faculty rooms and see how different your education turns out.

Six, Most importantly. People of color are intelligent, efficient, and capable just like white people. Don’t think you need to coddle us forever.

Once we have sufficient tools for ourselves we will not stand for White Saviors; that’s just another way to keep people of color from being their own people and being their own heroes. We don’t need collective parents we need peers.

Don’t just live out change on the internet. Don’t just go to the projects for a class assignment. Actually cut off the white-only bootstraps and live with us. 

So those are 6 or so ways I think racist institutions can be dismantled.

Anon will stay open for a while so stop in if you have anything else to ask. Also, just like when most of my loaded asks come in. I’ll be on Skype too: kingrenleigh.

[tw: slurs]NIGGER.

wishingwaif:

Oh dear god. So let me just inform y’all that I am not prejudiced, or racist, or anything that has to do with hating people based on anything physical or assumed. I hate people when they are bad people or people I don’t like or whatever, not because they’re black, or a girl, or a tranny, or hispanic, or a mutt, like me. I’m literally EVERYTHING -but- black.

And wait, dear god, she said Black, not African Amerrrcn.

Fuck you, if you didn’t come to America FROM Africa, and get an American citizenship, or if you haven’t lived in Africa (for reals, extended amount of time) you are not African American to me. Just like I’m not European American. I can trace one side of my family all the way up to the freaking Mayflower, but I’m no fucking debutante, because I have no time for that trivial bullshit.

So lets get this out of the way, shall we?

NIGGERNIGGERNIGGANIGNIGGLETNIG.

I can post again on everybody else if you’d like. But right now, I’m like steeeeeeeaming over it. As a ‘white chick’ who lives in Texas, especially in Southern Texas, I’m subject to a lot of racism and general prejudice, no matter what skin color either party is, so I deal with this bullshit pretty often. It’s ridiculous, unneccesary, and stupid. I will walk up to you, all silly and shit, and be like, “Oh yeeeeeahh wut up mah nigga!?!” And you will FUCKING SMILE AND LOVE ME FOR IT. 

>w< That is all.

White privilege is thinking you can say “nigger” and not think you’re racist AND think people should love you for it.

Reactions to my post about Blue/Mongolian Spots was one of the finest Tumblr moments i've seen

girljanitor:

Because it’s one of those cases where “awareness” makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE to real people

because white ignorance+white supremacy gets innocent people accused of abuse

it gets babies killed by medical negligence

it gets young women abused and assaulted

ignorance breeds ignorance

The American construct of “whiteness=normal; whiteness=default” causes endless medical harm to people of color.

This is why intent is NEVER magical.

This is one of the most common ways racism kills.

Reactions to my post about Blue/Mongolian Spots was one of the finest Tumblr moments i've seen

girljanitor:

Because it’s one of those cases where “awareness” makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE to real people

because white ignorance+white supremacy gets innocent people accused of abuse

it gets babies killed by medical negligence

it gets young women abused and assaulted

ignorance breeds ignorance

The American construct of “whiteness=normal; whiteness=default” causes endless medical harm to people of color.

This is why intent is NEVER magical.

This is one of the most common ways racism kills.

thelittlekneesofbees:

when a racist/sexist post gets a shit ton of notes

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when most of the notes are people telling the op the shut the fuck up

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How I feel when you guize reclaim a post from the Anti-SJWs/PIWs

You guize are awesome.

- Renleigh

lifeisliterallylimited:

aamerrahman:

Yes, it was that bad.

28 Common Racist Attitudes & Behaviors

evertheidealist:

justwordsandatune:

I thought this was very well-written and informative. 

I’m always saying “I’m sorry for what white people have done to you/continue to do to you” but I don’t always follow that with a solution to the problem at hand. 

Time to change that. 

Omg, I want to print this out and throw them everywhere, especially at school, so many people do these things and don’t understand that racism is at lot more subversive than someone just spewing racial slurs

karnythia:

crackerhell:

jasminethey:



After Seven Years, Dutch Diplomat Couple Returns their Adopted Korean Daughter
Raymond Poeteray, vice consul at the Dutch Consulate General in Hong Kong, and his wife, Meta, adopted baby “Jade” from South Korea in 2000 at the age of four months. The couple believed themselves to be infertile at the time.
The diplomat’s wife subsequently conceived two biological children. The couple then left their eight-year-old adopted daughter in foster care, claiming she was never able to integrate into their family, and that “it was difficult to raise her because of culture shock.”
Upon the child’s abandonment in Hong Kong, officials discovered that the parents never registered the child as a citizen or even a resident, and she had no legal status or protection under the Dutch, Hong Kong, or Korean governments.


Oh poor baby. :( That is just so fucked up. Fucking white people.

and this is why white people should be stringently watched when adopting PoC babbies.

This couple was also in the news earlier this year accused of espionage which…I can’t say I’m shocked actually to find out that they are morally bankrupt.



In case you wanted to cry or be disgusted today

karnythia:

crackerhell:

jasminethey:

After Seven Years, Dutch Diplomat Couple Returns their Adopted Korean Daughter

Raymond Poeteray, vice consul at the Dutch Consulate General in Hong Kong, and his wife, Meta, adopted baby “Jade” from South Korea in 2000 at the age of four months. The couple believed themselves to be infertile at the time.

The diplomat’s wife subsequently conceived two biological children. The couple then left their eight-year-old adopted daughter in foster care, claiming she was never able to integrate into their family, and that “it was difficult to raise her because of culture shock.

Upon the child’s abandonment in Hong Kong, officials discovered that the parents never registered the child as a citizen or even a resident, and she had no legal status or protection under the Dutch, Hong Kong, or Korean governments.

Oh poor baby. :( That is just so fucked up. Fucking white people.

and this is why white people should be stringently watched when adopting PoC babbies.

This couple was also in the news earlier this year accused of espionage which…I can’t say I’m shocked actually to find out that they are morally bankrupt.

In case you wanted to cry or be disgusted today

(Source: )

My race is not your Fetish.

chauvinistsushi:

[tw: rape]

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

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This is what my friend sent me, regarding the word Fetish. He wanted me to write something about Racial Fetishes, and being that I just experienced the dangers of racial fetishes he thought I’d be the best person to do it. Or better than him at least, being that I just recently went through this.

Now, regarding Racial Fetishes I am sure you have seen them before. Normally they take one stereotype, or put a huge emphasis on features of that racial group. For example:

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Now, there are multiple other examples as to how people are turned into fetishes, but those two are just the first ones I came across. If you haven’t noticed already, any one can be turned into a fetish and when it comes to races they are from what I have seen racist. But why is turning a race into a fetish racist? Well, lets look back up at the picture my friend provided me with.

“A form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body.”

I would like to point out the key words here which are “Object” and “Item”. A sexual fetish isn’t a human, it isn’t an living creature. A fetish from what I am understanding is an “abnormal” sexual desire towards an “object” or “Item”. Do you realize how that’s racist yet? If not let me explain: A human being is not an object, a human being is not an item. A human being has feelings, thoughts, emotions. A human being is a living creature with the ability to say yes, or no. If you are making lets say Asian women or Black women into a fetish you are dehumanizing them. You are looking at them for their race, not as a human being. You are looking at their race as just an object/item, that the people in that group are objects/items. That is racist, because right there you are thinking they are less superior than you (in this world we view humans more superior than objects/items).


Now one thing I also told my friend I would do is explain why this is dangerous. You must understand that when we view something less than, we don’t think about their rights. Take animals for example, yes animals do have some rights and are protected in some way but there are not viewed as equal as humans. They get manipulated and used in ways that humans would not be treated in, that is dangerous towards animals. Lets take Black people during Slavery (and Yes I know in some cases even now), Black slaves were not even considered humans. They were constantly compared to animals, they were saw as less superior. They were able to be used, abused, raped, killed, and there wasn’t any justice.

Pin pointing this down to my own experiences, I am a Black woman who was raped by a White Man. I did not find this white man attractive, because I do not like him as a person. This white man had came onto me the first day I met him in a very sexual manner, he didn’t take any time to get to know me as a person. He stated he “Likes Black and Asian women because of the way his cum looks on their skin.” He didn’t rape me because he liked me as a person, he raped me because I was solely a fetish to him. He didn’t come onto me because of who I am as a person, he didn’t really take any time to figure that out. He came onto me because I have brown skin, and he wanted to go forth with acting on his fetish.

Of course the subject of Male entitlement comes in, but this is just an example of how a Fetish can be dangerous. When you don’t really pursue a person for a person, you don’t respect the person. You don’t care about the person. You don’t think about what the person wants. You are selfish, and you are acting on entitlement that you THINK you have. A human is not entitled to another human. When a person has these thought patterns, situations become dangerous.

I hope this at least summed up why turned people/humans into fetishes is wrong. I hope you guys understand why this is dangerous. I hope people will correct their patterns of thinking after this post.

Hi! I’m trying to get the word out about a photographer named Kodi Lane who in the last several hours has posted incredibly disgusting and racist things about American Indians on his facebook, after being called out over a typical White Girl in Headdress photo he posted. He’s been deleted and editing comments, but we have screencaps at KodiLaneRacism dot tumblr com .  He has also been sending private messages to tumblr users, some of which are even worse - we have screen caps of some. Thank You!

CS-eww, gross. Another racist white guy with a camera. I feel like we need a tumblr solely to document racist pieces of shit. We do have POCharassed, but I wonder if this will fall under their domain?

#963

White privilege is being able to still be considered a decent person despite your racism.

Okay look

anthonyisnotinrightnow:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

When you send mail to me, I’m just gonna delete it.

You all seem to be missing the point. This person has internet access. They can google search “are dreadlocks appropriation?” and get over 100k results in .27 seconds. But do they do that? No. They come to this blog and expect me to fucking sit here and hold their hand.  And this is the insult of white privilege.

I want to learn, but you won’t teach me.”

I am not your friend. I am not here to be nice to you.

Go jump in a river.

Okay, I just want to say something about this.

First off, this is the post that he is saying people are referring to:

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Okay, so I will agree with you that yes, Google is their friend. They can just Google why dreadlocks are appropriation and get some answers. And they should eventually, but I’ll get to that later.

What they did, however is ask you. It takes about the same amount of effort to go to the browser URL bar, type “google.com”, and search “are white people with dreadlocks appropriation?” as it takes to go to your blog - which has talked about this before - go looking for a place to ask a question, and pose the question to you.

So why did they ask you?

Maybe, it’s because they have seen the way you answer questions. They’ve seen the way you break down information and tell why things are the way they are. And they like the way you do that. They want you to do the same for their question. They want to understand this issue by reading your response. 

And yes, in the time after they have read your answer - and hopefully after they have asked you and before you respond - they do use Google. They look for more information. They try their best to keep trying to learn about this and they stick to it after they read your answer. 

Because you aren’t a dictionary of racism. You aren’t expected to answer every single question that comes to you. It’s your blog, and you can do whatever you feel like. Nobody has the right to make you do anything. Like you said, you are not their friend, you don’t have to hold their hand and be nice to them.

And I don’t know that those people you’re talking about in the first post said to you. I don’t know if the original asker came back and responded. Maybe they said that you should answer questions. Maybe the original asker felt offended and said they “were just asking a simple question and you didn’t have to be so hostile”. (I use these as examples as I’ve seen these used countless times to many other blogs.) I don’t know if you were sent hateful things. I don’t know. What I do know about this situation is what these two post read. 

So I leave this. I’m not trying to say that you were wrong in this situation. I’m not saying that anybody is wrong - well, not yet. But I just wanted to say why people sometimes go to your blog and ask things when they can just ask Google. 

Oh. I’ll play ball.

First off. I’m CS. I’m a lady.

Second, liking the way we break down things and preferring our answers is still expecting us to be at their beck and call.

If they used google before asking, why ask anyway?

Yes, we are not dictionaries. Stop repeating what I said. I just, what?

Dude what is your point even?

#958

White privilege is being surprised that racism still exists.

"What do you mean racism still exists? It’s the 21st century!"

#955

White privilege is white people following this blog and not collecting the white people who reblog this from them adding some asinine, racist and xenophobic remarks.