I’m sorry, but THIS isn’t racist? ‘WHITE HIPSTERS NOT ALLOWED’. If you replace it with any other race, THAT is racist, but if you put white, then SOMEHOW it isn’t racist! And whites just have to be okay with that. Sorry. This pisses me off. Equality means to be EQUAL, NOT ‘EVERYONE ELSE GETS ALL THE BENEFITS AND LEAVES THE REST WITH THE SCRAPS.’ This is NOT okay, and THIS IS RACIST.
Please stop talking about something you don’t understand.
If you would like me to help you understand, I will do so tomorrow because right now it’s my bedtime. But for now… please, stop.
Wait, wait, wait.
In what delusional world do POC get ‘all the benefits,’ and white people get, ‘the scraps?’
WHAT benefits? WHAT scraps?
Are you fucking kidding, here?
It’s racist to specificy race with a ‘get out’ or similar such message. Regardless of what the race is. Racism isn’t about privilage, status, etc. It’s about *disliking and discriminating against a race of people*. Sexism is about disliking/discriminating against *any given gender*. Ageism is about disliking/discriminating against *younger or older people*.
Prejudice and intolerance, regardless of age, sex, creed, color, etc is bad.
Assuming I agreed with your first statement, which I don’t, my question was purely about the somehow baffling notion that the world is a playtoy for POC, who get all the good stuff while poor unfortunate disempowered white people get the ‘scraps.’
Does that sound like reality to you?
I actually agree with kirailabs. Racism toward minorities is more prevalent in society, but it really isn’t okay for anyone to discriminate based on race, religion, gender, or whatever. It’s a pretty nasty double standard to say “discrimination isn’t okay UNLESS IT’S DIRECTED AT X GROUP, BECAUSE THEY’RE THE MAJORITY AND IT DOESN’T HAPPEN NEARLY AS OFTEN”. The whole practice is ugly and works to ostracize and inflict shame based on generalizations. Being white, black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or otherwise is all fine, and no group should be condemned for being born with one ethnicity or another IMO. We’re all just people, everybody does good and bad, and while I can understand frustration while enduring discrimination I don’t think that’s an excuse to return the favor in-kind.
My head hurts so much right now.
A thousand people are going to say this more eloquently than me, but HOW in god’s name is a hand-drawn poster responding ‘in kind’ to centuries-old, institutionalized and systemic racism?
‘In kind?’ Really? That’s how this seems to you?
look at gail simone being a total bad ass right hurr
Note how the respondents keep ignoring her actual questions to just repeat some variation of “All discrimination is equally bad.”
I contemplated deleting all this discussion and simply posting the image, because that’s really what I want to put on my blog. Not stupid people who don’t understand their own privilege. BUT then I thought about it, and I guess that’s exactly the point.
I still don’t really want to have this discussion on my blog. I think the image on its own is very important and it’s sullied by the stupidity below. Buuuuuuut I think it would be wrong to delete it and pretend it never happened, because that would be telling people that it’s okay to think that way.
You don’t understand
-Cutting unless you’re a cutter.
-Suicide unless you’ve attempted it.
-Depression unless you’ve felt it.
-Eating disorders unless you’ve had one.
-Me unless you’ve been through what I’ve been through.
So don’t pretend like you fucking understand.
I really fucking despise the term “cutter.” Don’t reduce me to my actions like that. I am a PERSON who suffers with self-injury. I am a PERSON who has cut myself. I am a PERSON with real-life issues. I’m not an archetype. I’m not an action. I’m a human being.
By the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over,
- Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), in an interview on MSNBC, on why as a small business owner he can’t afford a tax increase. (via wtfwhiteprivilege)
That’s cool. I just have an overdrawn bank account.
O______O I think this might be the disconnect.
cannot identify! LOL
Every time I see this I find myself yelling at my laptop screen. Is it still class warfare when Marie Antoinette’s heir is talking?
Tonight at rehearsal was utterly terrible.
There was one point where I wanted to storm out. But I can’t, because I need to be the adult, since Matt refuses to treat me like one.
I thought part of being grown up is that you force yourself to get along with people you don’t like. You just suck it up and deal. You accept the fact that there are some people in the world you aren’t going to mesh well with. There’s a good chance that at some point you’ll end up working with somebody you don’t like, but everybody’s life is a hell of a lot easier if you just act civil. Apparently nobody taught Matt this. He doesn’t like me, and he makes it very clear. Not just to me, but also to everybody else. It’s a hostile working environment for me, and it makes me upset which then affects my interactions with everybody else.
I’ve briefly considered quitting, because it’s not like I’m getting paid for this… so there is nothing that makes it worth it for me to continue, you know? But I can’t, because I have to be the adult. I have to push through in a shitty environment because I have to prove to him that I can take it. And I’ll be better off for it in the future… right? I make it through this show - which only goes to mid-October - and then I’m under no obligation to ever work with him again, and both of us can go on our merry ways.
Knowing that doesn’t make it hurt less right now though.
AND THEN coming home and seeing images on my tumblr dashboard, like a gif of the plane hitting the first tower on 9/11 - that might not ordinarily upset me as much as it did, but on top of everything else tonight it did not help. And a photo of a woman who was hanged?! It never occurred to me that I need to add hanging to my tumblr savior. It’s just something I never thought I would see here. A good friend of mine killed herself by hanging nearly seven years ago and I still can’t look at a picture like that, or watch a hanging scene in a movie (in fact, I can’t even watch Girl, Interrupted at all - because of the one scene)… it’s a really terrible trigger for me. So… I’m making this post, and then I’m closing tumblr for the evening, because odds are, I’ll see more shit that sets me off.
Just wanted to blow off some steam first.
a human being is not a prize to be won.
i hope you sleep well at night knowing you’re an evil, hateful bitch.
I rarely hit the “Top News” button Facebook, and I’m so glad I did.
People are also on welfare because they dont have any fucking work ethic to get themselves a good job or are addicted to crack cocaine etc… so why do we reward people like this with welfare while the rest of us are working? Why don’t we all just get welfare? just saying but im a dumb repub that grew up with hard working parents that acutally work for their shit and im also 19 with a full time job, so what do i know.
Nothing. You know nothing of poverty. Count yourself lucky.