05 12 / 2013
i cant believe a large group of adult men rigged a survey to vote for the best animated kids show of 2013 by creating scripts that automatically vote for my little pony a million times i feel like were living in a bizarro alternate universe of the real true timeline where bronies are fairytale creatures that only exist in legends
05 12 / 2013
sarahtrails asked: Is it white privilege to say 'you opened my eyes to white privilege and systemic oppression of poc. What if someone wants to do something to help the social aspect of racism and white privilege because they are a compassionate person and see it as wrong and that it needs change, but their skin color is white. Is this bad, racist, white privilege? And is it white privilege to be interested in these topics as a white person?
white privilege is coming to ask me these things, instead of seeking these answers from educating yourself. it is white privilege to ask a poc to educate you on oppression.
honestly this is a bit much. Too many people read the first half of the Malcolm X autobiography.
White people are by definition going to be recipients of white privilege no matter what. Everything they do and say will revolve around it. It doesn’t mean they should do nothing though, or that everything they do is wrong, which is the vibe I get from tumblr. At the end of the day, acknowledging it, being aware of it, and fighting to in your everyday life to not perpetuate racism and to perhaps call it out when appropriate, is all anyone can really be expected to do.
"Don’t expect me to educate you" Honestly, if white people can’t even ask questions how are we supposed to change things in the world. We finally get in a position in which we can educate people and all of a sudden it becomes "not my responsibility". Well who then? Who, instead of the actual people affected should be raising awareness.
There are many things that white people can’t educate themselves on. Black people need to be willing to have open discussions about shit in order for white people to become educated. A white person can pick up a book such as “How To Be Black” & read it, but even then, they may still have questions about what was stated in that book & if black people sit around acting too righteous to answer them, then of course white people won’t be properly educated because they’re left to do what they’ve always done: make assumptions and uninformed judgments.
Agreed. But I’m kind of in limbo here. Was sarahtrails even asking to be educated? You aren’t going to find a source online that says whether or not being against White privilege and being interested in topics related to institutional racism are actually White privilege.
That it even needs to be asked shows the movement is going in the wrong direction. People who actually want to help are afraid to and that’s no good.
05 12 / 2013
the worst is having a dream where someone loves you and you can practically feel them touching you and it feels so real and then you wake up and it’s like the life is being sucked out of you and the happiness just drains out of your body and you feel empty again