"that character isnt canonically poc"
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"that character isnt canonically poc"
Group of teens at the mall, 3 white 1 black. The 1 white girl drops a nigga, I assume I hear wrong until the white boy drops a nigga. I'm like do y'all dumb bitches not see my big black ass? Just cause your little black friend is okay with this shit don't me you got a pass with us all. I can't abide these young black kids letting this shit go down. Plus, what kind of joy to white people draw from nigga, black folks don't say it to be cool, it's just word to us. Why do they like it so much?
Every time a white person casually drops nigga in front of any POC there’s a sparkle of happiness in their eyes; akin to a small child purposely misbehaving, and it only stops if a very disapproving “Excuse me?” or a “The Fuck YOU say?” is heard.
white people: don’t blame us for our ancestors! i’m not responsible for those white people or what they did just because we’re the same color!
same white people: look at all these inventions you poc wouldn’t have without white people! i didn’t invent any of it but i’ma take responsibility for these ancestors just based on being the same skin color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The fact that Coachella would choose ‘native aesthetics’ to co-opt and reproduce for the amusement of a largely white audience right on the doorstep of the Cabazon Indian Reservation just shows how little they consider NDN’s anything more than fiction or exotic history for the consumption of 20-something hipsters.
“White people are used to getting to raise our voices. We’re so used to being heard that the possibility that maybe our opinions don’t need to be heard, that maybe we shouldn’t even be talking, much less raising our voices, doesn’t even occur to us.
But people who are trying to have useful discussions about how race affects them don’t actually need to hear from us. Expressing our opinion about race will do absolutely nothing to change their experience of racism.”
Speaking as a white girl living in a society that, for whatever reason, caters more to my race than yours, I would like to apologize on behalf of all the racist assholes in the world. You are beautiful and an amazing cosplayer. Don't let the jerks in the world tear you down. <3 :)
This ask was intended to be kind and so I am responding with equal kindness. If anyone reading my response thinks that I am being mean or unfair, take a deep breath and read it again.
The reason society caters to white people more than black people or any other people, is because white people designed it to be that way. ‘whatever reason’ is white supremacy. White people explicitly invented the idea of ‘race’ to dehumanize black people and turn us into cattle that require no compensation for being worked to death. ‘Race’ was created to maximize profits for white people. The idea of ‘race’ comes from greed and greed alone.
Thank you for the compliments, but all of the racist comments I may hear and all of the racist treatment I may receive on a regular basis are so much bigger than me as an individual. Racism today is still used to reinforce the differences in status and wealth between our people, to widen the gaps between poverty and self sufficiency. To imprison and murder the innocent and allow the guilty to roam free to victimize others.
The racist jerks in the world are not tearing me down. They are regurgitating the racist ideals that they have been taught by their fathers before them. They are trying to tear down black people as a whole, to build up white people as the sole owners of beauty, intelligence and creativity. Whenever it is implied that someone is accomplished or doing well in spite of being black, THAT is why.
I appreciate the sentiment behind your words, but your apology is unnecessary. It is very kind of you to reach out to others when you feel that they have been treated unjustly, but you can do more by spreading positivity and signal boosting worthy causes than you are accomplishing by attempting to apologize on behalf of all the racist people in the world. Take care.
“In Western Australia, minerals are being dug up from Aboriginal land and shipped to China for a profit of a billion dollars a week. In this, the richest, “booming” state, the prisons bulge with stricken Aboriginal people, including juveniles whose mothers stand at the prison gates, pleading for their release. The incarceration of black Australians here is eight times that of black South Africans during the last decade of apartheid.”
John Pilger, ‘Mandela is gone, but apartheid is alive and well in Australia’ (via pyrexia)
white people want the Black Panthers to be as bad as the kkk cause they want to prove that whites can (and have) also been “victims” of racism.
They can’t tell the difference between racism (kkk) and a community response to defend oneself against a racist society (Black Panthers).