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[Image: A photo person of color with brown skin holding up a black and white photo in a book of a Native Hawaiian woman, Haunani-Kay Trask.]
Haunani-Kay Trask is a Hawaiian nationalist, sovereignty activist, retired professor of Hawaiian Studies and just an all around super angry badass.
I read her book From a Native Daughter and got mad about everything forever, she’s the one who got me interested in Hawaiian history.
If you look her up on the interwebs you will find bad anglefire lookin’ sites with too many font types calling her a ~reverse racist~ because some student at UH-Manoa said that “haole” was a slur and she basically told him to fuck off and go back to Louisiana and also said, “And this is precisely Mr. Carter’s typically white American problem: he wants to pretend that he is outside American history, a history which has made white power and white supremacy the governing norm from the birth of the American colonies to the present American imperium that holds the world as a nuclear hostage,” and then finished off by telling him that United Airlines has dozens of flights to the mainland every day and that he should take one.
She also wrote a poem called Racist White Woman and everybody got mad.
She is basically my #1 hero forever.
I was looking at her site, and wondering… The Hawaiian islands were taken over by us. I do see why Ms. Trask would want sovereignty. What I was wondering was… For now, is it appropriate if a white girl like me to come live in Hawaii? It’s my dream to. But it’s ALSO my dream to do it right, to respect the hell out of the Hawaiian culture, and know AND be okay with the fact that I am a white woman and always an outsider.
So - anyone who’s Hawaiian - what can *I* do to come to your lovely islands, and respect everything you’ve built? How would you like a white female outsider to behave and show respect to your culture?
You do realize you just took a post by a Native Hawaiian celebrating a Native Hawaiian to talk about your white feelings and dreams about moving to Hawai’i, don’t you?
Respecting Hawaiian culture includes respecting Hawaiians, which you have just proven yourself presently incapable of doing. How fucking dare you use a post about Haunani-Kay Trask to talk about your goddamn dream of moving to our ~lovely islands~. Shit isn’t “lovely”. Resources are being depleted by tourists and outsiders, Kaho’olawe (which, by the way, was covered in sacred sites) had 2,500 tons of bombs dropped on it in two years by the U.S. for fuckin’ practice. Native Hawaiians are among the poorest of all ethnic groups in the country, most of us cannot afford to even live in Hawai’i.
It was my dream to move there too, so imagine how I felt when I visited my family for the first time and saw Native Hawaiians living in tents on the beach and living out of their cars while tourists shelled out $1,000 a night to stay at some beachfront property and throw their garbage everywhere and expect brown people to clean it up.
Also, if you think getting a Hawaiian to co-sign on you moving because you ~seem nice~ and talk about ~respecting our culture~ will absolve you of your white guilt, you need to rethink some shit.
You can respect Hawai’i from the mainland.
lets clear this up right now.
“If you are thinking of visiting my homeland, please don’t. We don’t want or need any more tourists, and we certainly don’t like them.” -Haunani-Kay Trask
so basically don’t go no where & appreciate nothing. sit your white ass down & check your privilege.
The news is on the TV and for some reason I didn’t turn to another channel, and CBS aired this completely enraging segment on the poor pitiful white middle class and rising tuition costs.
And I just saw this middle class white woman saying (in reference to the middle class being the “forgotten class), “There are great programs for the poor…” - because she and her husband are paying a lot for their kid’s college tuition and fees.
[Image: A rage face comic face looking unamused with the caption “are you fucking kidding me”]
Seriously? More and more people are falling towards or beneath the poverty line, hunger is a serious issue here in the U.S., I’m reading articles about people who are living in their cars or on the street and can’t get money so they can eat or have clothes and this privileged fuckfaced woman is telling us that there “are great programs for the poor”. Millions are getting sicker and sicker or DYING because they can’t afford to get to the doctor or their meds or what little health care coverage they get isn’t enough.
But you think there are “great programs for the poor”.
Having a welfare and entitlement system doesn’t mean it’s great. And the fact that you don’t know how shitty it is in your own country tells me how privileged you are and that you’ve never had to try to seek help.
I swear to god I thought she was going to talk about everyone but white people getting college scholarships next.
is that white people don’t get offended by the word ‘cracker’ because it hurts them,
by recalling hundreds of years of oppression, murder, genocide, rape, broken families, lost opportunities…
they get offended because POC are not allowed to speak “that way” to them.
they can’t believe you, a Black person or a POC, even opened your mouth to say something like that.
we know we use it because it’s, in all honesty, hilarious to watch them writhe in faux-pain over a word that isn’t even a racial slur.
we know the word doesn’t trigger them, make them feel useless, worthless… but it’s funny because they pitch such a fit for no reason.
so, keep making those “cracker” photos, until they realize, just maybe, how truly offensive their photos with the random use of the n-word on them are, and we’re only making ours to make fun of them.
so any of their people gona go collect them or is this just gonna be Black folks fighting for ourselves again? fuck that shit. Black privilege. that person needs to really fall off of a cliff. popular blogger, who? i want names.
In case anyone missed it, some really racist white supremacist shit head started a blog called “thisisblackprivilege”. Obviously, it’s full of lies, hate, anti-Black racism and acting like white supremacy doesn’t exist.
There’s a reason why things aren’t the same when Black people and white people do them. And that reason is because WHITE SUPREMACY EXISTS. When we white people are proud of our whiteness and being white, we’re really being proud of how we’ve murdered, raped, tortured, and oppressed our way into being set above PoC. And that’s just plain wrong.
STBH has a good point. This person needs to be collected and told that this is not acceptable and not okay.
1. I can freely berate, hate and discriminate against white races and cultures without fear of repercussions or being labelled a racist by anyone — even the white people I openly discriminate against
Except that PoC are CONSTANTLY labelled anti-White racists by white people, yourself included, which means that you kinda just disproved yourself. Woops.
2. I can access an array of free benefits for education, employment and substance abuse that white people cannot simply because I am a person of colour
Actually what happened was that the government had to get laws passed so that People of Color could get ANY of those benefits, which were actually laws that were passed a little while after they had to pass laws just to force colleges to accept non-white students in the first place, and to force businesses to hire People of Color, and all of this happened after we had to pass a law telling people that they couldn’t own other people anymore, and then a bunch of people got pissed because they didn’t want to have to pay the people whose free labor they formerly lived off of, and all of this happened after kidnapping said People of Color from their homelands and living off of their labor for free for several hundred years.
You seen to be confused as to who is getting what for free.
3. I can turn vast, sprawling and pristine European, Australian, Canadian and British cities, towns and villages into ghettoes and not be blamed for enacting forceful segregation, mass crimewaves and general psychological torment on the peoples previously living there
ACTUALLY People of Color have been consistently confined in ‘ghettos’ because of forceful segregation BY WHITE PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE TO LIVE NEXT TO THE PEOPLE THAT THEY HAD FORMERLY BEEN ENSLAVING. Also anytime the police force of a town or county is unable to give enough of a shit about a ‘ghetto’ to commit officers to keep the area safe, there are going to be crimewaves. That’s sort of like… simple logic.
4. I can go to a hairdressers, stores and clubs with expectations of the patrons being part of my race exclusively
Are you all 12?
The entire Eurocentric ideal of beauty and entertainment pander very specifically to white people. This manifests in a sliding scale of worth based on your skin color with the whitest white people on one end and the Blackest Black people on the other end. What you’re describing would be a ‘safe space’ and there aren’t many of those, because of people like you.
5. I can always rely on affirmative action to help me when necessary
Are you all 12? Also, keep in mind that affirmative action is usually in most cases used to award white women over anybody else. You need to look at actual statistics because either you are willfully ignoring them or you are actually all 12 in which case I will be a lot less confused about how any of you thought that anything in this post reflected anything that ever actually happens or has happened in the actual world in which I have the misfortune to co-exist with you.
Also, in traditional systems of counting, there is a 6 in between 5 and 7.
7. When I am told about our national heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made it what it is, despite never inventing the wheel, or indeed achieving anything beyond basic European architecture
Except that People of Color have invented shitpiles of things only to have them stolen or adapted by white people like say, I dunno, the fucking polio vaccine. Also baths. Also, technological advancement is absolutely not a leader factor in the concept of civilization, ever.
8. I can openly criticize those who try to impose their values on my race (such as altruism, forward planning, moral decency and prosperous civilisation) yet I can interfere in whatever Europid community and cry racism when they express their grievances
You simply have no concept of the meaning of the term ‘forceable’. Forceable imposition is taking people from the place that they live and making them work for you for free, raping and killing them at whim and then reinforcing your supremacy in every other way imaginable when you are forced to free them. That’s forceable imposition. Causing a chain of actions that results in white kids choosing to wear absurdly large gold chains in an attempt to appropriate Black culture is not forceable imposition.
9. I can go into a country illegally, be tolerated, commit some of the most heinous crimes, and only suffer deportation as punishment.
This explains why there are American vigilantes posted at the US/Mexican border with AR-15s hoping to murder any brown people that attempt to cross. It also explains why I was taught that the best way to deal with illegal immigrants is to shoot them and bury them in my back yard, which is something that people actually do in this country. ‘Illegal’ immigrants are not tolerated, and white bankers actually commit a lot more heinous crimes than they do.
9.2. I can have groups of white people such as Amnesty International protest against my deportation, leaving me free to drain my victims’ society until such time as I am deemed free to terrorize them once more
Except that most ‘illegal’ immigrants just do jobs that white people don’t want to do, like in my hometown which is a poultry hub where a great majority of the employees of processing plants are undocumented workers. And not because they came here to steal the jobs, but because a white person with a fuckload of debt and a pile of children will usually still refuse to work in a processing plant. Also, undocumented immigrants are generally very careful to not commit crimes because they’re likely to be deported or, ya know, murdered for doing so.
10. I can claim any and all benefits for ancestry and culture despite not practicing anything native to my mother country, and having about as much in common with them as Europeans
Well, I’m just gonna say that sometimes it’s hard to keep roots with the motherland when you’re taken from it and forced to work for white people for several hundred years. Or if white people invaded your homeland and murdered and enslaved your people and stole your land, or herded you into detainment camps during WWII, leaving you somewhat separated from the way things used to be.
11. I can disregard the existence of black slave owners, and enforce slavery was entirely racial rather than class based
Ok well. Compile me an actual list of Black slaveowners and then we can have a conversation about that. Also tell me who, in this time period, was willing to sell land to a Black man and we’ll continue to have our conversation about that. Also, explain to me how otherwise seemingly rational people would believe on a national scale that enslaving people was ok and how this system was CONSTANTLY reinforced with racism and explain to me how all chief arguments against abolition were centered around white people being more human that Black people but how none of that was racism. Please do.
12. I can adopt any and all other cultures and be tolerated, mostly white, while maintaining that our own cultures should be preserved and exclusive to its race of origin
This is basically just point 8 using different language. But again, people who’ve had another culture forced upon them are not adopting that culture. They’re having their own stolen from them. Wishing to keep your own culture sacred is not the antithesis of being forced to adopt another. They go hand in hand, and this is what white people have been putting everybody else through for centuries.
13. (if applicable) I can enter a new country and sue, attack and protest because a custom in a totally different part of the world is frowned upon in my culture
I don’t even know what the fuck this means but if by ‘a custom’ you mean a basic respect for human rights then there should probably be some attacking and suing and protest but no seriously I actually have no fucking idea what this point means.
14. I can claim I am equal to a race with typically higher intelligence than my own, and that we are all equal, unless the race is lesser
I guess you’d have to look at the signifiers for intelligence and realize that they are, overwhelmingly, geared toward white people in the US and the UK. Not only in terms of IQ testing but in the ways that textbooks are written and the ways that all forms of standardized testing are conducted.
15. I can abuse privilege under the guise of equality
I think you mean that people are unfortunately now being allowed to defend themselves with a slightly lower likelihood of being murdered for it.
16. I can reject any and all scientific evidence proving any inferiority of my race, and in turn claim the scientists who studied, researched and proved these things are racist and have them globally shunned and discredited
Do me a favor and look into the history of the word ‘Caucasian’ and then explain to me how genetics is not a white supremacist field.
A sample response to “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”. Much more to be published.
No please don’t.
An essay by three people, each from different European cultures, with entirely different political stances sharing common ground.
M.S., P.V., E.M.
Who are all 12.
YOU CAN NOT ACHIEVE EQUALITY THROUGH PRIVILEGE, REPARATIONS AND BENEFIT FOR ANY RACE OR GENDER. IF YOU WANT EQUALITY, THEN ACT AS AN EQUAL, ANY USAGE OR SEEKING OF THE FORMER ENFORCE RACIAL SUPERIORITY OR ACCEPTANCE OF INFERIORITY.
Ok. The main problem with this post is not anything that you actually brought up. This is old stuff. This is the same shit that white supremacists have been spouting since the first white people thought that there was some sort of supremacy in living off of the labor of others. This is the Confederate Constitution, the KKK Manifest, and SCV mission statement, the Stormfront ‘about me’ section, and Mein Kampf all rolled into the same bland old white supremacist rhetoric that has absolutely no originality left in it.
The problem with this post is that you felt the need to make it. This is why I casually suggest that you’re all 12 years old. Not because only the pre-teen are racist or hateful, and not because age or racism in any way relate to intelligence, but because there’s absolutely nothing new or original here. If you knew were more advanced white supremacists than you are then you would know that your work here has been done. This area has been covered more than enough.
The problem is that you were put into a situation where you needed to choose a side. And you chose this one. This side is much easier to take, requires much less critical thinking, and leaves you in a place where it’s much easier to feel good about yourself, and to feel safe. And that’s a manifestation of your privilege. And you do this at the expense of everybody that doesn’t have it.
This post is cowardly, and it’s simple. And it’s sad.
Note: I haven’t included sources in my rebuttal because you included none in your original post. No sources exist for any of the ‘facts’ that you listed. They just don’t. If you’d like to track them down then I’m here to view them and disprove those too.
Another note: Fuck you.
Last note: Fuck yourself.
Last last note: Then die.
This is disgusting. I’m reblogging for the commentary and take down. I bolded the responses because they are true and white people need to take them to heart.
All I can say is that pretty much everything on this list is actually things we white people get away with daily and in mass numbers. Seriously. Just insert “white people” in the right places and it becomes a starkly true statement of how protected, coddled, and supremacist we white folks are.
Because while this person may be a slightly more extreme example, these are the kinds of beliefs that fuel microaggressive racism every day, that cause the sort of exclusionary, erasing, and violent hatred towards PoC that I’ve seen various, heard, and observed PoC testifying to so many times.
If you think any one of these things on this wrong ass list are actually true, you’re being extremely racist and you ARE the problem. Not just part of it. You ARE the problem.
I just…I can’t even with this list.
[Image: A hand drawn cartoon. One side is a shoulders up portrait of a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes wearing a sleeveless tee-shirt with a pleased expression named “Male Privilege Paul”. Beneath his picture is the text “Tell you what, Tumblr…I’ll cut my dick off AFTER you suck it.”. Beside that is a picture of a woman of color with medium brown skin and brown eyes wearing a head covering with the Tumblr “t” logo on her shirt with a displeased expression named “Social Justice Janesha”. Beneath her is merely the text: “[_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _].”]
Everything has has human versions of it made, even websites.
The Tumblr Justice movement is so vocal that I think it deserved its own mascot, along with a personification of the terrible cis straight white male injustice they are constantly fighting with the keyboards of their Macbooks.
Social Justice Janesha is half black and half Indian. She is a Muslim and identifies as pansexual. She is a vegan and will only wear fibers that come from plants. She blogs for a living, disguising her extremist rhetoric as news.
Male Privilege Paul is half German and half English. He is a non-practicing Christian and identifies as (very) heterosexual. He loves meat, especially beef jerky, and owns clothing made from several different animals. He works in the stock room of Wal-mart, lifting things up and putting them down.
Even thought Janesha blogs all day erry day about how much she hates Paul, she couldn’t live without him because then she’d have no one to direct irrational hatred at…she’s so tsundere.
“S-stupid Paul! It’s not like I like you or anything…” >///>
if this isnt every kinda racist, misogynist, you fucking name the ism and its likely there.
white men, delete yourselves.
And that’s all of it right there.
Even though most interactions around gender politics are INTRA racial
Even though the women most likely to be yelling at white men uninitiated are white women
Even if most of the INTER racial
Conflicts are about interrupting and shoehorning personal dialogue with badly formed ” logical opinions”
The cartoon is a sister.the joke is a sister.
Because these fucks don’t have the nuts to get real with women they still trying to fuck
And dollars to diamonds FEW white women will say SHIT about it even though they reap the benefits from us going to war
But I’m glad me and the MacBook Pro I paid for with my money gives you such trouble.
While you make your psuedo funny overcompensating tenth grade drawings on your cintiq tab you under talented limp dick
You can keep your penis , if your ” wit” is anything to go by , it doesn’t see enough action to be bothering anyone
lol wow this is the worst thing ever someone remove this person from existence plz
Fuck the person who drew this. This is not okay. EVER.
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[Image: A black and white shoulder-up photo of a very beautiful person of color slightly smiling with light colored hair cut short and chandelier earrings. The text says: “Gets free rent, free education, free car, free food, free cable tv, free internet. Whines about “white privilege”.]
Where was I the day folks were getting free educations…… cars…….cable….. internet……..food……..rent????? Shhiiiiiit. I miss all the good stuff.
I can get all this shit for free? DAMN, and I JUST got me a job, too!
I think they’re referring to things like shelters, scholarships made specifically for POC, Food Stamps, Medicare/Medicaid/CHIPS, and other such things. I have no idea how you can get free TV and internet, or a free car though.
Let me show you why you’re a fucking idiot piece by piece, okay?
1) 76% of scholarships go to white people. Only .01% of all scholarships available exclude white people from applying.
2) Shelters only allow in PoC? What shelters would those be, hon? Because last I checked the reason that shelters are so saturated with PoC is because MOST WHITE PEOPLE HAVE A FUCKING PLACE TO FUCKING LIVE
3) More white people get ALL kinds of government aid than black people. So…WRONG AGAIN!
but do go on
Bolded the important stuff.
[Image: A very racist, horrible image of a white woman looking very dramatically sad while wearing a faux headdress appropriatively. Beneath is the text: “If you didn’t spend your welfare checks on booze and fry bread you wouldn’t have to be so obviously jealous of the beautiful girls at coachella.”]
Oh my. I thought this was a joke. It turns out that there really are people out there *that* attached to dollar store-quality headdresses that a tumblr was made to proclaim how stupid Natives are for disliking them.
I have nothing else to say about this, it’s that pathetic to me.
This? This shit right here?
More white people are on welfare than any others in this country. Fuck you.
Do not EVER mock the generational psychological and emotional effects of hate, legalized genocide, and abuse. We should be BOWING to Native, First Nations, Metis, and other indigenous people. They’ve withstood all that and they are still here, and they are proving you wrong, and fucking up your racism - that’s where all your hate is coming from. Fuck you.
Any white person who takes from another culture opportunistically and to further their own shit is not beautiful. They’re racist trash.
I WANT TO KNOW WHO MADE THIS RACIST IMAGE.
You don’t get to drop shit like this on the blogosphere, insult my close friends, humiliate me as a white person and then hide behind anonymity.
People at Coachella can suck my dick.
If you ugly assholes didn’t spend your trust funds on cocaine and molly you wouldn’t be pulling shit like this on the internet.
i just want to address two things because the rest of the post is completely useless and derailing:
I don’t know too incredibly much about cultural appropriation,
but you feel that you are somehow necessary or capable of entering in the conversation because why?
but I don’t see why people get so fucking butthurt over some stereotypical hipster white girl wearing a headdress.
i don’t see why white people so butthurt over not being able to wear warbonnets. so why do you reference one and not the other? stop prioritizing white people over natives and you might actually learn something.
- reminder that black women are still so often seen as not human, because of things and ideas like this, that obviously arent going away
- but i thought racism was ‘so over guyz all that stuff happened so long ago’
[Image: A screencap from the show Best Friends Forever of the character Queenetta, a lovely, fat 9-year-old Black girl wearing jeans, a bright pink jacket and a bright yellow shirt with butterflies with her hair in pig tails, standing on a front stoop of a building.]
Daija Owens stars as a young Queenetta in NBC’s latest sitcom “Best Friends Forever.” A soft-spoken Daija portrays a sassy and ghetto 9-year-old who clashes with her two white neighbors who have watched her grow up into the stereotype that she is.
In the trailer for the April premiere, Queenetta tells her adult friend that she better let go of her khaki pants now that she is back in the dating field; oh, and that she needs her nails done (conveniently drop a Drake lyric here).
Queenetta, rolls (her eyes, necks) with the best of them. Her character would be cute if it didn’t depict black females as the loud, sassy, in-your-face, angry type-of-person the media commonly portrays us as.
All this show does is prove that there can’t be a central character in a major production without he or she falling prey to a company’s lack of sensitivity and limited scope of black people.
Not only is Queenetta’s name offensive, she clearly has no parents in the trailer (we all know there can only be one black character in these situations).
Take a look at precious Queenetta: here.
I can’t with NBC. I really can’t.
white people collect your folks.
When are there going to be shows on television where a Black or Brown kid in an urban setting isn’t reduced to a stereotype-ridden joke or a sob-story lesson for white consumption?
Plus, how creepy is it that this girl’s precocious understanding about sexuality (a nine year old giving man-pulling advice to grown white bitches) is used to comic effect for white grownups? Is anybody not seeing how fucking horrifying that shit is?
Oh. my. god.
Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME!?
I am beyond disgusted here. This is so fucking wrong. Okay, fellow white women, we need to go get our people, we need to make sure NBC knows this isn’t acceptable, and we need to make sure we understand why this is so gross.
This is abusive and exploitative of the young actress, as the commentary above has said so well.
And all of this for a shitty, not even funny, disgusting comedy about wacky white women and their wacky white women problems which are actually very boring and silly and forgettable.
We are all Trayvon Martin, we are all discriminated against for what we are somewhere. I am a white woman. While being white and wearing a hoodie may not get me stares… what about being a woman? There are still places in the world that a woman has no voice, some that can’t even walk down a street without a male escort, places where women and children are still sold into sexual slavery. My female ancestors fought for the right to vote, the right to be heard, the right to have a voice, fair pay, and to be recognized as an equal person with the white males … I am WHITE.
I am a FEMALE.
I AM TRAYVON MARTIN.
Dear Fellow White People,
I’ve noticed that when PoC (particularly the many wonderful WoC here on Tumblr) talk about their lived experiences and things happening to them and their communities, especially things inflicted by white people, white patriarchy, or general whiteness there are a great deal many of us who’s first and most vehement response is, “Not all white people are like that!”
As someone who is trying to come get her fellow white folks and herd them onto the clue bus so that PoC don’t have to waste time with you, let me inform you (as they have so often informed you) - if your first response to reading about someone else’s pain is, “But I’m not like that” then, actually, yes you are exactly like that.
They’ve been telling you this for a while. A long while. But you’re not getting it. And you’re showing your ASS or acquired selective sociopathy, which is what I like to call the way whiteness causes you to dehumanize non-white people.
The appropriate response to someone’s pain is empathy. The minimally decent reaction when told you might - however involuntarily or unwittingly - be involved in causing that pain is to think, “Well, gee, I don’t want to be part of that. How can I make sure I’m not doing that?”
If you are a white person who’s pushed back the pervasive, sociopathic influence of whiteness just enough to start asking such questions, then be aware that you still don’t deserve a cookie. Because that’s the bare minimum requirements of not being a total and utter douchewaffle, okay?
When you lay down your very life to combat whiteness, then we’ll talk about maybe a half a cookie or something. Until then, just realize that on the Test of Humanity, that response gets you a couple of points above the pass/fail mark. You pass, but you could be doing so much better.
As for you others?
You are like that. You are once again prioritizing your feelings above their very lives and realities. That’s what makes you EXACTLY like that. Because that’s the essence of whiteness and racism - to place yourself, your feelings, your wants, your needs, your comfort, and your view of the world far above those of anyone else and then do all that is necessary to make sure you never need do any different.
Because when someone makes a post like this about the n-word slur and white people who use it and then act afraid of Black people in public settings? The correct response (or at least the minimally decent one) is, ”Wow. That’s very true. Do I do that? I better make sure to eradicate the n-word from my vocabulary and thinking as a white person. I should make a point to learn about that word and it’s harmful use against Black people and communities so I can be more away. Maybe I also do the head down thing in public. I should go read more about it so I can learn how it’s harmful and ways to do better. Oh, hello there Mr. Google. Can you help me find some things that have already been written on this topic?”
That’s the response you need to be giving at the very least. And if you aren’t, if you’re not even trying to give a different once besides “We’re not all like that! Stop generalizing us based on your completely correct observations about how a VAST NUMBER OF US WHITE PEOPLE HAVE ACTED!” - then yes you are EXACTLY like that.
Via Global Grind: “17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a Neighborhood Watch captain inside his own gated Orlando, Florida community where he was living with his father, stepmother and little brother, according to the family’s lawyer. Martin was shot after returning home from a local convenience store, where he bought snacks including Skittles candy requested by his 13-year-old brother, Chad.
According to the family’s lawyer Ben Crump, the family is calling for the Watch captain’s arrest, saying Martin was “on his way home and a Neighborhood Watch loose cannon shot and killed him”…”.* Was the teen singled out and shot because he was black in a white neighborhood? Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss if race was involved on The Young Turks.
I know Tumblr doesn’t like hearing about this but when people talk about “white privilege,” part of what is meant is stuff like the ability to exist beyond the confines of your home without the fear of being killed due to your race or ethnicity.
And white people have the nerve to feel “discriminated” against. And white people have the nerve to say we live in a post racial society. And white people have the nerve to call us reverse racists. My anger towards white people will never ever be enough.
I agree that SOME white people make stupid claims about post-racism, but no one helps the argument by going “My anger towards white people will never ever be enough.” What gives you the right to generalize about an entire race based on the actions of some? Doesn’t that sound a bit familiar to you? I feel like minorities, of all people, should understand that it’s not right to judge someone based on the colour of their skin. There are white people who understand white privilege, such as myself and many others I know. It frustrates me when PoC make generalizations about me because I’m white. You have every right to be mad at our society, furious, actually. But do not make judgements about me based on my skin colour, because I do not do so to you.
So that thing where there is a good time not to speak & to shut up and listen? This would be one of those times. In a world where we die for being black and our killers not even be arrested, why the hell would we think some random white person is safe because they say so? Like, what the hell kind of logic is that?