Being white means never having to think about it.”
James Baldwin (via intellocgent)
#which is why the term white privilege REALLY angers people#it’s the first time many people hear themselves categorized by race#suddenly they feel burdened by the idea their race defines them#just like the words straight and cis really anger people#because it makes them feel Othered for once#and it’s disconcerting#white privilege (skylikethat)
this is exactly why they think “white” “cis” and “straight” are thought to be insults or slurs, because they’ve NEVER had to think about themselves in the context of an adjective, because those three things have always been considered the “norm” and now that we are pushing back and saying, you are not “normal” we are all just different and that’s okay, they have to think about their lives and reevaluate power systems and it’s scary, so they’d rather just cry “reverse-racist/sexist/whatever” and be on their way.(via strawberreli)
When you write about race, the feedback and messages white people send you ends up being the same. They all have the same tired retorts. They desperately need to get new material.
Here are the top 10 hits of white nonsense. There are many more examples, but…
Busta Rhymes Feat. Ol’ Dirty Basterd - Woo Hah!! Remix
Classic! Takes me back to high school!
The NYPD Has A Long History Of Killing Unarmed Black Men -
Some of the success of Daquan as a meme can probably be attributed to black people laughing at a white America that is deathly afraid of them. Like I said, this might seem cruel, but it’s a coping mechanism.
The interesting thing though, is that there seems to be a big gap in the pictures that people respond to. The biggest gap in popularity seems to be between jokes that make fun of black males, and those that make fun of white males.
(Pardon my Ebonics)
So it’s Sunday and I’m watching that old Disney Channel original movie “The Color of Friendship” on YouTube. For those who haven’t seen it, the movie takes place in Washington DC in the 1970s during a crucial point in the the Apartheid Movement. Piper Dellums, daughter of…
I’m watching this movie now on Disney.