Made rebloggable by request
They got brains, Google and the utter saving power of Whiteness.
When I explain stuff to White people, I do it because (a) I care about that White person and (b) I’m in the mood.
Otherwise? Forget it.
I USED to just bend over backwards to give them thorough explanations about ~colored people thangs~ in an effort to present myself as the “Exceptional Negro”. I was all up under that White Gaze. Fuck it. Fuck you. And fuck them.
Reblogging for myself and all other white people.
This is what happens:
Anonymous asked you:saying that racism is simply power + prejudice is just the most reductionist thing I have ever heard. Powerless people are racist, powerful people are too. And, if you really think about it, NOBODY can escape prejudice. There is no absolute truth once filtered through our human eyes/brain. Every opinion is incomplete, all ideas are fundamentally prejudiced one way or another. Racism is a horrible thing but this kind of reduced ideology only adds to the fire.
Anonymous asked you:That’s a very western-centric view though - how about white people living in, say, the middle east (or anywhere in the world where the country ISN’T run by white people) - would you STILL argue that ONLY white people can be racist, even in situations where white people are not the dominant power-holders?
Anonymous asked you:
only white people can be racist? That is one of the most ignorant things I have ever heard. I know you don’t give two shits, but I have no desire to follow you anymore.
I often hear white people self-identify as “not racist.”
But, as white people, we don’t get to decide if our behaviors or our words are racist. We don’t get to decide if we’re appropriating someone else’s culture. This is a time where our voice doesn’t matter and where we don’t get to contribute to the dialogue.
|what i said:||you have white privilege|
|what they think i said:||you have never dealt with any kind of hardship whatsoever and you are not oppressed in any way and you are a horrible person who is not deserving of love or happiness|