Install Theme

Your web-browser is very outdated, and as such, this website may not display properly. Please consider upgrading to a modern, faster and more secure browser. Click here to do so.

BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged whiteness

Sep 2 '14

littlemissgataki:

foodthatlookslikeiggyazalea:

Iggy Azalea and raw whole chicken

who wore it best?

Sep 2 '14

writeswrongs:

herculeanluxe:

bricesander:

Nicole Richie filling out an online dating profile for her friend Erin. 

Wheezing

*cries*

Sep 1 '14
"

We had a lot of trouble with Western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.

They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.

Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.

"
~A Rwandan talking to a Western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with depression and Western mental health.

From The Moth podcast, ‘Notes on an Exorcism’. (via jacobwren)

(Source: facebook.com)

Sep 1 '14

crystali3s-deactivated20140910 asked:

Thanks for protesting racism by being racist.

lucidnee:

I’m not racist my toilet is white.

Aug 29 '14

#1648

thisiswhiteprivilege:

tw: sexual harassment

White privilege is never being cornered by an elderly man at the age of 13 so he can tell you that he “likes Asian pussy” and that he wants to “try out your tight Asian c*nt”.

White privilege is never running home in tears, hoping that your mother can offer you some words of peace or safety after the incident, but instead she cries with you because she has faced the exact same thing throughout her life and now realizes that even her own daughter isn’t safe from such comments.

Aug 26 '14

whitepeoplestealingculture:

rabbitglitter:

This is how you know White people are responsible for the definitions in dictionaries. 

Whenever a white person tries to pull up the dictionary definition of racism just show them this. Can’t trust a white dictionary to define such an important concept when they say this about ketchup lmao
- Ingrid

i can’t breathe

Aug 25 '14
Aug 14 '14

weepingwitch:

hey other white radicals/anarchists/leftists/whatever,

when talking about police violence and brutality, we need to continuously highlight that this is very much an issue of anti-black racism.

like, don’t try to generalize this.

it is definitely about race. 

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.