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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged whiteness

Jul 18 '14
bookishboi:

Step by Step Instructions on How to Handle your White Opinions

bookishboi:

Step by Step Instructions on How to Handle your White Opinions

Jul 15 '14

visualize-materialize:

tashabilities:

dragaljubavi:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

White People Not Getting The Point: A Channel 4 Special (2009)

A documentary special on Jane Elliot and her exercise in teaching 30 adults in the United Kingdom about racism in society, and people who absolutely refused to grasp the point.

these are great examples of white people who do not want to unlearn racism.

they do not want to battle against their white supremacy. they are comfortable being the powers of society. they are comfortable being perpetrators. they are uncomfortable being exposed to their racism. they do not want people of color to feel victims for their differences. but at the same time, they want to be victims, too. hmpf.

the school teacher scared me the most. she was most hardcore about maintaining and defending her racism. and she teaches children! yikes.

This is 99% of white people.

They do this shit on purpose, which is why I’m NEVER talking to them.

I was scrolling through my dash, read this and liked it; carried on thinking a reblog wasn’t necessary given the content of most of the blogs I follow here—I was wrong.

I’ve noticed (for some time now ) that a lot of people who run blogs of the “spirituality/peaceloveunity/new-age/cosmos/positivity” ilk are either entirely delusional or oblivious of their privileged.  Not surprising as most of said blogs are run by white people; some who festishize Eastern cultures; others who legitimately have an interest the in the religions/philosophies; even those who post with the intention of highlighting our unifying human condition via optimistic quotes. 

Despite their intentions I always find myself hovering over the “unfollow” button or rolling my eyes at whatever it is they’re unwittingly espousing. Below are two screen caps: one that I saw a few posts below this one, that caused me to write this post; and the second is an excerpt of Q&A from a very popular Eastern philosophy inspired blog. 


Note the tags and couple it with the commentary

Much like in the video, people who don’t experience racism refuse to see it even when it’s right in front of them. The explanation provided is in itself an assumption. Price difference in dark and light skinned dolls is not isolated to this incident; even the most cursory search can corroborate this.


Way to sidestep what could've been a great teaching experience

I get that this blog is all about trying to help people see things through a different scope. Most people who have taken an intro course to Eastern philosophies “gets” what LazyYogi is trying to do here. But at the same time it sidesteps a perfectly good opportunity to truly open peoples eyes to the actual/factual going-ons known as white privilege.
Again, like in the video, this response is turning it on the person calling out the privilege “This must be the reason for your distrust of any who discriminate in terms of such things.” 

Watch the video provided in the original post, look at those screen caps, read the commentary in this thread.

I’m not saying that these people are inherently bad people, just using them as examples as to how blind people are to this sort of thing. Even people who run blogs of the aforementioned nature have some of the same mentalities as those in the video.

Jul 7 '14

Anonymous asked:

Growing up in a white family, did you ever wish you would have grown up in a black family or feel like you were missing out?

onlyblackgirl:

Yes, all the time. Don’t me wrong, I love my family and i think they did good with what resources they had, but as far as culture, my own identity and sanity i certainly never felt like i belonged and always felt lost.

I also grew up in a predominantly white city so i didn’t even have a black community i could connect with, it was literally just me and other transracially adopted family members going thru the same thing till high school. So i really had and still have a hard time connecting with my family members simply because i don’t feel like i have anything in common with them, it has gotten a bit better now mainly with my mom, we actually talk about race & racism quite a bit but it still feels like we try to tiptoe around the elephant in the room that “hey guess what, you have 3 black kids in your family, we are not and never will be white”. 

People always ask me if i could’ve switched, would i, and that is always a hard question for me to answer. Growing up in a black family certainly would have made my life easier and less stressful, but i think i would have also taken a considerably different path in life and would not have turned out to be the person i am today. 

Jun 25 '14
Jun 25 '14

collegehumor:

"Columbusing" Perfectly Describes Something All White People Do

"…so the next time someone credits Miley Cyrus for twerking, you’ll be ready."

Jun 23 '14

majestic-beard:

movie where the deep and soulful white boy protagonist finally finds true love with his manic pixie dream girl to a kinks soundtrack but actually she’s a violent sociopath who seduces deep and soulful white boys with her diverse, trendy interests and keeps them all in a basement for bloodsport, forcing these spaghetti-armed “creative professionals”in thick-rimmed glasses to fight each other to the death for her amusement while she listens to ke$ha and eats taco bell

(Source: meechwoods)

Jun 19 '14
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Academics have developed complicated theories and obscure jargon in an effort to describe what is now referred to as structural racism, yet the concept is fairly straightforward. One theorist, Iris Marion Young, relying on a famous “birdcage” metaphor, explains it this way: If one thinks about racism by examining only one wire of the cage, or one form of disadvantage, it is difficult to understand how and why the bird is trapped. Only a large number of wires arranged in a specific way, and connected with one another, serve to enclose the bird and ensure it cannot escape.

What is particularly important to keep in mind is that any given wire of the cage may or may not be specifically developed for the purpose of trapping the bird, yet it still operates (together with other wires) to restrict its freedom.

"
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow (via eibmorb)

(Source: newwavefeminism)

Jun 18 '14

yellowxperil:

justinbaeber7:

white people will sit at home wit they socks and shoes on but will go outside barefoot

have mercy!
Jun 13 '14
  • white woman: men are awful
  • white man: not all men!
  • white woman: yes but enough men so that i feel endangered, your comment is unnecessary and derails the dialogue of women's issues that i am attempting to engage in
  • person of color: white people are awful
  • white woman: not all white people!
Jun 13 '14
whiteopinionsrwhiteopinions:

total-queer-move:

Close your eyes and try to remember - "This isn’t about race."

See this bullshit? This is what happens when hillbillies on the internet can’t understand how to critically think. 
And if you think being a flagrant racist towards her and other POC will silence us you’re dead wrong.
YOU LITERALLY RECONFIRMED WHY THIS SHIT NEEDS TO BE CALLED OUT WITH YOUR OVERT RACISM AND MISOGYNY.
Seriously fuck reddit.

Meanwhile, total-queer-move blithely lays claim to being “FEMINIST” and “QUEEREST OF THE QUEER”
white people, this is why we don’t trust you.

whiteopinionsrwhiteopinions:

total-queer-move:

Close your eyes and try to remember - "This isn’t about race."

See this bullshit? This is what happens when hillbillies on the internet can’t understand how to critically think. 

And if you think being a flagrant racist towards her and other POC will silence us you’re dead wrong.

YOU LITERALLY RECONFIRMED WHY THIS SHIT NEEDS TO BE CALLED OUT WITH YOUR OVERT RACISM AND MISOGYNY.

Seriously fuck reddit.

Meanwhile, total-queer-move blithely lays claim to being “FEMINIST” and “QUEEREST OF THE QUEER”

white people, this is why we don’t trust you.