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the-unpopular-opinions:

Why does everyone think just because you’re white that automatically means you have privilege? So if there’s a homeless person that is white, does that mean they are more privileged than a black middle class person with a house and good pay? I actually heard someone say someone who is white and disabled is still more privileged than a healthy ordinary person who is black or asian or any other ethnicity. This is complete and utter bullshit, being disabled isn’t a privilege just because you happen to be white. I am 100% sure someone who is black that has a good quality of life and standard of living is more respected than someone who is white and is poor and isn’t in employment or anything like that. I have no idea why people assume this????? privilige is nothing to do with race, it’s to do with how you live, how much money you have, how happy you are etc. Maybe because I live in Britain we have different opinions to America but who knows.

Bit of an idiot…Privilege is any benefit that you haven’t worked for and get for free. The aforementioned black guy may well be more respected than the white homeless guy but that has nothing to do with who has the most privilege.In the UK, it’s always the white guy.If you can provide evidence of when black guys have been thought of as more respected than white people, for reasons they haven’t worked for; then I might give some credence to your arguments.

the-unpopular-opinions:

Why does everyone think just because you’re white that automatically means you have privilege? So if there’s a homeless person that is white, does that mean they are more privileged than a black middle class person with a house and good pay? I actually heard someone say someone who is white and disabled is still more privileged than a healthy ordinary person who is black or asian or any other ethnicity. This is complete and utter bullshit, being disabled isn’t a privilege just because you happen to be white. I am 100% sure someone who is black that has a good quality of life and standard of living is more respected than someone who is white and is poor and isn’t in employment or anything like that. I have no idea why people assume this????? privilige is nothing to do with race, it’s to do with how you live, how much money you have, how happy you are etc. Maybe because I live in Britain we have different opinions to America but who knows.

Bit of an idiot…

Privilege is any benefit that you haven’t worked for and get for free. The aforementioned black guy may well be more respected than the white homeless guy but that has nothing to do with who has the most privilege.
In the UK, it’s always the white guy.

If you can provide evidence of when black guys have been thought of as more respected than white people, for reasons they haven’t worked for; then I might give some credence to your arguments.

sweetheartpleasestay:

peoplehatemefornoreason:

nude-soul:

brown girls rule the world

I’m sorry to say this but if someone said “white girls rule the world” instead of “brown girls rule the world” then we’d have a major shitstorm on our hands.

You’re right! White girls (a) don’t need to say that, and (b) would have no reason to say that because they dorule the world of beauty conventions, standards of attraction, and etc. in reality. Brown women and girls are completely undervalued, dismissed, and quite often have their focuses derailed—as you so ridiculously demonstrate here—simply because they aren’t White.

So when a brown woman says something to encourage herself and others who are generally put down for how they look with something like “we rule the world” accompanying beautiful pictures of a beautiful young brown woman, that’s representation we don’t get elsewhere.If a White girl said it, it’d be doing nothing but reinforcing the idea that White women are the end all and be all to beauty and that everyone must be compared to their standards.

I’m sorry to say but throwing about false equivalences as if everything exists in a vacuum makes you look like a buffoon, and ignoring historical and present social and cultural conditions does not make your point any more solid than shooting it with a full clip would.

"White girls rule the world."

Considering white people are the minority; they’d better start doing something about that shit.
Just sayin…

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asker

Anonymous asked: I do often wonder what it is like to grow up knowing where your ancesters are from and being born where they were born. What does knowledge of this do for who you are as a person, and how does it impact the ways you see certain things? I wanted to get a different point of view. You followers can share as well.

ourafrica:

The best way I can answer this: it’s like having a biological parent. Everyone has parents and they all follow common rules, but at your house it’s a little different. The rules your parents teach you are usually what you follow when making decisions. Everyone eats food, but the food at your house has a little twist. Everyone has a house, but at your house, it’s a little brighter or a little warmer…etc. Not knowing where you come from I guess would be like not having a biological parent. If you don’t know your biological parent, you still follow certain rules and customs, you’re still human just as one who knows their biological parent, however you constantly wonder about them…how they were…how they would have raised you…what twist would your food have or how bright or dim would your house be.

This is probably the worst metaphor, but it’s the only way I can explain it. 

I open the table to our readers, how would you answer this question? Reblog with your answer!

This may seem a bit inane but bear with me. Not knowing your ancestors is a bit like not being able to personalise the following quote from the movie 13th Warrior:
(Chant in the face of imminent death or at a viking funeral)

Lo there do I see my father,
Lo there do I see my mother, my sisters and my brothers,
Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning.
Lo, they do call me,
they bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla,
where the brave may live forever!”

ya-lahwi:

dhrupad:

Bush Mama (1979)

Downloading this right now because wow best gifset as of late

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mytongueisforked:

silentscrutiny:

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Person™s out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.
On White Privilegeaka don’t blame me just because I’m white:
It’s Not My Fault I Was Born White: Basics of White Privilege x
Racial Divide x
Endless Examples of White Privilege x
You Cannot Know What It’s Like To Be A Racial Minority x
Intersectional Feminism x
White Privilege Does Not Mean White People Have Perfect Lives x
White Privilege and White Supremacy: A Presentation x
You Will Never Experience Racism x
Understanding White Privilege x
White Privilege and Double Standards x
Systematic White Ignorance x
The Invisibility of White Privilege x
The Luxury of White Privilege x 
White Privilege: The Harry Potter Analogy x
Privilege Denial Bingo x
Privilege and Cost x
Check Your Privilege 101 x
Whiteness x
Whiteness is Not A Culture x
White Privilege and Racism x
Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk About Race x
When White Anti Racists Talk About ~Their Struggle~ x
White Privilege As A System x
On Reverse Racism aka you are being racist against white people:
Are White People Racially Oppressed x
White People, the new Racial Minority x
People Don’t Value Pale Skin!! x
There Is No Such Thing As Reverse Racism x
Racism vs. Not Racism x
But White People Are Discriminated Against In Foreign Countries x
The Myth of Reverse Racism: Why Cracker is Not N**** x
Satire: A Step Wise Guide on Being Reverse Racist x
Racism Against White People vs. Racism Against POCs x
On Cultural Appropriationaka I’m just appreciating your culture:
The Basics x
Identifying Appropriation x
But When We Wear It … x
Why Can’t I Wear It (Hipster Headdresses) x
Not Yours x
If You Take The Bindi x
White People Do It Better x
Multiculturalism and Appropriation x
Cultural Appropriation and Portrayals In Print Media x
Diminishing the Cultural Significance of the Bindi x
The Cultural Appropriation Bingo x
Why We’re Fed Up of Your Responses x
Identities Are Not Costumes x
Hinduism And Appropriation x
Religion and Privilege x
Bindis Are Cool x
Exotic India x
What’s Wrong With Cultural Appropriation x
Racism, Bindis and Ganesh Tattoos x
BUT YOU’RE SPEAKING ENGLISH! x
Cultural Appropriation Trolls x
Guide to Being An Appropriating Douchefuck x
New Age ~Culture Mixing~ x
In case you’re tired of the prose, here’s poetry x
Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Bindi x
Appropriating and Sharing x
Our Culture is A Punchline Until It’s a Trend x
Homage Or Insult x
Tattoos and Appropriation x
Bollywood is Not Synonymous With Indian x
College Party Costumes and Stereotypes x
Dotheads x
Bindis and Racist Humour x
Hindu Iconography x 
Misuse of Hindu Iconography x
Your Appreciation Doesn’t Help Us x
Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotesaka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:
Unoriginal Arguments Refuted x
Quick Checklist: You Might Be Racist If x
Your Opinion Isn’t Necessary x
I’m Not Responsible For My Ancestors x
The Kumbayah Myth x
Proud to Be White x
Good White Person x
We Don’t Hate White People x
Brutality of Colonialism And Why You Can’t Tell Us To Forget the Past x
People Who Claim Not To See Race Are More Likely to Be Racist x
All Races are Beautiful Said the White Girl x 
Race Blindness Is A Luxury x
Well, You’re Racist For Calling Me Racist x
I’ve Read About Its Significance, I Know What It Means 
Angry Because Someone Called You Racist x
We’re Not All Like That x
People Only Care About This Trivial Shit On The Internet x
I Can’t Apologize for Being Born White, It’s Not My Fault x
Why Can’t You Tell Me What I’m Doing Wrong x
It’s Easy to Be Color Blind When You’re White x
A Diagrammatic Guide To White Tears x
Conversations I’m Sick Of Having With White People x
Why Do You Hate White People x
I’m Trying To Be Cultured x
Sisyphean Conundrum x
What is Your Problem x
We Are All Human, We All Bleed Red x
It’s Just A Bindi x
How Not To Respond To Accusations of Racism x
I’m Italian And 0.009% Native American x
What White People Think Racism Means: A Venn Diagram x
White Guilt x
White Pride!!!111!!! x
I Like *Insert Foreign Country* I Want To Live There x
You Have So Much Hate, Fighting Fire With Fire Won’t Help x
BooHoo, Don’t Call Me Racist x
Not Everything Ended With Your Ancestors x
The Racist Reaction x
I Don’t See Why That Is Racist x
Crummy Apologies x
Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?
Listen x
A Step Wise Guide x
I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:
The Clueless White Person Bus x

because i want this on my tumblr for easy access.

Ermm.. So, some of y’all should read this shit.

mytongueisforked:

silentscrutiny:

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Persons out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.

Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.

On White Privilege
aka don’t blame me just because I’m white:

On Reverse Racism
aka you are being racist against white people:

On Cultural Appropriation
aka I’m just appreciating your culture:

Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotes
aka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:


Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?

I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:

because i want this on my tumblr for easy access.

Ermm.. So, some of y’all should read this shit.

To Repeat: Being Anti-Racist isn’t based on how many friends of colour you have, it’s how many of your white friends and family you are willing to talk about and call out on racism.

adailyriot:

if a person of colour is telling you that you’re being fucked up and racist/exhibiting white supremacy you probably are.

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lechugameister:

This lady freaking gets it.


Oh yeah!….

lechugameister:

This lady freaking gets it.

Oh yeah!….

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