What do you guize want rebloggable?
Provide links and I will screenshot them.
And from now on, if you want something rebloggable, just submit us the link with the word “[always reblog]” as the title and I, Renleigh, will personally see to it that it gets done.
Or* you can screenshot it yourself and just put it on your blog and we will reblog it from you if you tell us you did it.
screaming-towards-apotheosis asked: Re: Friends who are PoC. Nor everyone lives in places with anything resembling a notable PoC population and making friends with someone JUST because they're PoC? is a bit skeezy imho. (this is, of course, only in reference to RL; online is a different matter)
Oh, for sure.
White folk, please don’t go around trying to find token friends of color.
But make friends online, because they are precious.
angela-davis asked: but racism as defined is not something new. treating it as such erases the experiences of poc and relinquishes the responsibility of white people for their privilege. you shouldn't have to hand feed information to people. their unwillingness to accept the reality of racial relations of today is a statement on their attitudes and privilege, not an excuse for their ignorance.
hmmm. i’m going to work this into my theory somehow i swear - Renleigh the King
televisionamist asked: Seeing your post about how you define "racism" makes me wonder something. Maybe the reason white people have a poor reaction to be called out on racism (by your definition) is that they still equate the word with "racial prejudice". I do accept that the oppression you describe is real. Perhaps that's why it needs a new term altogether. If you present it like a new or newly discovered problem, it might be better received, and more likely to be addressed than rebuked as a problem of the past.
I agree with you there. I’m currently working on a theory about this and will make a video soon and a text post on the theory I will soon postulate. - Renleigh the King
punkrockneverstop asked: What are your feelings on the new movie Django Unchained?
Which one of the three of us are you asking?
tsunderrorist asked: i just noticed that your icon is lena dunham. very niiiice
Well played, Dion, well played.
grantacious asked: White privilege is not getting picked over a less qualified X person because they have a quota to meet.
PLEASE USE THE SUBMIT OPTION FOR PRIVILEGES
min-xy asked: Also something that is problematic about begging for answers about prejudice and racism from POC is that people have different experiences and opinions of race and racial issues depending on their geography, age, nationality, gender, etc. Different black women will give you different answers about natural hair, race-based misogyny in hip-hop, or the sexualization of black women in pop culture, for example. And Angela Davis, bell hooks, and Wanda Sykes
Also, another reason why it is problematic is because often times a white person will go searching for one specific answer so they will go through a shit ton of personal questions and run it past a shit ton of people of color until they find something or someone that validates them.
this is a way white people evade personal accountability for their beliefs
this is white privilege
Anonymous asked: The ask about the black friend who thinks reverse racism is real got me thinking. I'm white, and sometimes POC who I know will say the same thing, or define racism as purposeful harm, or say that various things (I can't think of any examples right now) aren't racist, although I've seen from this tumblr and others that they are. In these situations I tend to stay silent. Would you suggest that I say something in these situations (and if so, what?) or continue to stay silent?
Internalized racism is a very powerful oppressive tool. In that it makes the slave think that all of the rules and regulations on the slaves’ head is their own and followed by their own volition.
that is the worst thing you can do to a person.
to purposefully make it difficult to engage with themselves.
when a person can not figure out if they believe something on a hyper individualistic level, it creates a dissonance that can only be resolved by
- understand where the source comes from
- understanding what parts they will personally reject or celebrate
- understanding which parts harm them, thus, must be thrown away for the sake of self-preservation
If you’d like to say something, I guess you can, but don’t push it when they get uncomfortable, unless you know them personally and can challenge their beliefs in a way that makes them know that they are being challenged so that they can grow and not challenged for the sake of being made to look stupid.
Anonymous asked: Why do I doubt that the admins of this page are PoC?
Because you are too lazy to click the links in the Description and see the links that Dion gave you so that you can hold all of the admins accountable for the things that they say at all times.
#yourproblem #notmine #notsorry
theblacklanadelrey asked: i don't think your response to the anon asking for help writing PoC characters was a good one. if someone doesn't have any PoC friends to refer to, they should leave us out altogether? that's ridiculous, and means less representation for us. yes, stereotypes could be a concern if a story including PoC is written without PoC input, but i honestly don't think that would be the case for all or even most works, especially if the author had enough awareness to include us in the first place.
Do you really want to be written by someone who can’t even be bothered to have a friend as a person of color. Do you think that is an accurate assumption of what you just wrote to me…because I honestly don’t understand why you would want to be written by someone WHO CAN’T EVEN BE ARSED to be friends with SOMEONE REMOTELY LIKE YOU. That is unsettling to me, I hope you can understand that.
Anonymous asked: Why are people of color more than likely to be disrespected in foreign countries as opposed to the white people who have done disgusting things in the past?
Because on top of totally understandable Anti-America sentiments they have internalized through our American media, they also have internalized American racism as well. (I’m assuming you are American, my apologies).
So it’s hate on top of hate on top of intolerance on top of misunderstand and dehumanization.
Anonymous asked: "If you have no friends of color then don’t fucking write about people of color because chances are you can’t do it well and thus should not do it at all." could you explain that to me? :S
Most people draw references of their characters from people that they know or people whose personality type they understand(or think they understand).
White people as a monolith have a hard time doing that. So, my question to you is
Do you have any friends of color?
Because chances are you can write them as your character….you have access to a relationship with them and can ask them how they feel about your writing choices.
Or you can ask someone on tumblr if they would like to be a model character for you book.
JUST TALK TO PEOPLE SHEESH
If you feel as though you can’t do either of these chances are you shouldN’T be writing characters of color because you won’t even personalize and enter a relationship with one where it is either a freindship, acqueintence, or business arrangement ; etc.
So if you can’t do those things, just write all white characters and stick to what you are good at.
Anonymous asked: The other day, I was hanging out with a black friend and a white friend. I'm white myself. The other white person said something about reverse racism. I told her I didn't think reverse racism was real, and our black friend said "no, it's definitely real." What do I do in this situation?
this person is dealing with the affects of whiteness and so although they are a person of color. they don’t yet know the truth about whiteness and how invasive it is. whiteness allows for people of color to think that they have a false power over white people. this power is the only reason racism exists. but they don’t know that so they think the ugly feelings they know people of color have towards white people are actuallly racist thoughts. but they aren’t it’s because we as a white supremacist monolith decided that we were going to use language that surrounded and depended on the comfort of white people and racism is an accurate definition for how white people treat people of color so this friend feels as though they can apply the same thought to people of color.
your friend is wrong.
that reasoning is the same reason why people of color have not been able to properly take hold of their narratives and history the way say…Jewish people have…or Italian people have. Because Jewish people and Italian people have been normalized as white people by the monolith that is our society.
If you would like, you can reveal this truth to your friend.
Or you can sit back and let them deal with that cognitive dissonance on their own terms.
Or you can send them links from this blog and other blogs like ours and let them see for themselves.
Anonymous asked: White Privilege is dismissing white privilege and bringing up 'reverse racism' to justify being racist.
please use the submission box so that we may number your privilege and keep a tidy archive