Yo, if you’re too stupid to understand that white people continue to benefit for slavery and all the other racist institutions in this racist fucking world in 2014, and you’re going to whine about some alleged discrimination against white people, don’t worry, no one gives a shit about what your racist ass thinks.Let me break this down for you, because I must for my own sanity (and it’s been years since I’ve done one of these breakdowns and it feels so good):
I didn’t intellectualize my racism or the racism of the asker, because neither of us actually demonstrated racism, and trust *me* when I say that I am not looking for brownie points.
Here’s the point, I am not bothered by people who use a website to vent, but I am bothered by people who direct their frustration at me when I am not responsible.
I am deeply bothered when people can not be bothered to take the time to distinguish between “white people” and “racist white people.”
I am bothered when people cannot distinguish between people who were born into privilege and people who actively perpetuate privilege.
Maybe it’s petty, but I don’t like it when people make generalizations about certain “types” of people. It’s only fair that same rule apply to people like me.
You’re selfish and a bad ally for centering other people’s anger and frustration over oppression around your poor hurt feelings. Until you understand what’s wrong with doing this, until you understand how you’re derailing and deflecting from the asker’s racism and other people’s racism by doing this, you’ll never be of any use to anyone as an ally. Ever. Maybe no one’s ever told you so before, but I’m telling you now because I can’t stand to see people like you continuing to act like this.
No one needs to distinguish between “white people” and “racist white people” to assuage your hurt feelings when you see someone snarking about white people and their privilege. Nice well-meaning white people who don’t consider themselves racist still do racist things because that’s the kind of society we live in, where we all have unconscious biases that we’re unaware of. Unlearning those behaviours is a constant process.
When you see posts snarking about white privilege, instead of thinking about your poor hurt feelings maybe you should think about how people who are disadvantaged feel and the crap they have to put up with day in and day out. Their rage and their pain matters more than your poor hurt feelings.
If you have privilege, you’re “actively” perpetuating it. You benefit from your privilege just by being born into it and every day it helps you in ways that it causes disadvantages for other people.
Stop deny your privilege. Stop behaving like you’re separate from “those” white people when you’re doing the exact same things that they do to invalidate people of colour.
You seriously need to work on yourself before you can start chipping away at the bigotry of other people. As of now, you’re not equipped to do so.
Canada’s slave-owning history is being ignored, says expert, as Black History Month kicks off.
HOW DID I NOT KNOW ALL THIS!?!?!?!
'Cause history involving black people is always erased, that's why.
Because a lot of us were taught that once you got to north you were free, but if you could get the Canada you were safe from being dragged back into slavery by hunters. It was like Canada was best place you could be if you were trying escape slavery (per US history classes)
‘Author and historian Afua Cooper has described slavery in the Great White North as “Canada’s best kept secret.” She says that between 1628 and 1833, Canada had approximately 8,000 slaves, but it’s a part of the country’s history that is not well known.
“Canada conveniently forgot its own history of slave-holding, because that would make the country look immoral, indecent,” says Cooper […]
Before the British conquest of 1760 when Canada was still a French colony, nearly 60 percent of slaves were aboriginal and 40 percent were of African descent, Cooper estimates. After Britain took over, the ratio of aboriginal slaves declined as the British brought in more slaves from Africa, the West Indies, and the Caribbean, as well as from its 13 American colonies.
Slave-owners in the American South were largely plantation owners, but in Canada they ran the gamut, from merchants and fur traders to farmers and even religious institutions.
“The slave owners were everybody, in every social class,” says Cooper. “Members of the clergy owned large amounts of slaves.”’
Easily the most horrifying line of dialogue I’ve ever heard in an animated movie.
NO BUT THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD GODDAMN MOVIE LIKE THE MUSIC IS FUN AND SUPERB THE CHARACTERS WERE REAL PEOPLE EVEN THE ANTAGONISTS THE WOMEN WERE GREAT IT WAS ALL GREAT. IT DOESNT MATTER IF YOURE JEWISH, CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, ATHEIST, WHATEVER ELSE IT DOESNT MATTER ITS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE AND ITS LITERALLY ONLY 90 MINUTES OF YOUR DAY AND EXPERIENCE THIS HERE JUST CLICK IT LITERALLY IT WILL OPEN IN A NEW TAB GO WATCH.
also can we point out that none of the characters were white? like damn accurate depictions of Biblical characters
2014 is amazing
ORANGE CARAMEL ‘까탈레나(Catallena)’ Music video_Teaser