OMG, HE’S HELPING HIM BACK INTO THE OCEAN
i officially like animals more than people
on a reblogging/tumbr spree, this is too amazing to skip over
OMG!! This is AMAZING!!
and if any of you white people respond with “wait but I didn’t do that. that was in the past”
i need you to check your privilege
and then drink bleach if you think your hands aren’t dirty
Guilt doesn’t transfer from generation to generation. I am not magically accountable for something my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather MIGHT have done. Also;
>social justice blogger
>telling people to kill themselves
I love that there’s a blog called “this is white culture” that is solely devoted to bad things white people did, not their cultures at all. So I guess I can make a blog called “this is black culture” and post gang and crime records and that’s 100% okay. Or “this is Muslim culture” and make it all about terrorism.
But wait, you cry. Not all black people are criminals and not all Muslims are terrorists. That’s unfair! And racist!
WELL GOLLY GEE DO YOU THINK SO? Because saying that all white people are responsible for the Atlantic slave trade sounds pretty racist to me, given that, you know, that was between the African slaveholders and the British and Americans and had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with my ancestors, who were incredibly poor farmers and serfs from Ireland and Lithuania who had to flee to America at around the turn of the century (by which time slavery had already been abolished in the US) because they were being treated like slaves. Even if they had been living in America at the time when slavery was legal they wouldn’t have been able to afford a slave; in fact they probably would have been working with them in the fields and treated about the same, since the first slaves in America were actually white serfs. But please, tell me more about how dirty my hands are because of circumstances surrounding my birth that I could not control and continue to treat me differently based on the color of my skin without actually knowing anything about my heritage, I’m sure that isn’t racist at all!
There is no such thing as reverse racism. There is reverse discrimination, but people of colour cannot be racist towards white people because white people invented the concept of race. Racism is the systematic denial of resources and opportunities to people based on the colour of their skin, and white people are the ones in control of those resources. You may not have had any relation to the slave trade because your family came from Greenland 20 years ago. However, the fact is you still benefit from what slavery and racism in the past did to relationships between people from different ethnic backgrounds. Race was invented as an arbitrary classification to ensure that white people were able to maintain their positions at the top of society, and it has continued to today because white people are STILL at the top of society and STILL in control of much of the world’s resources. So no, it isn’t racist to point out that white people’s hands are dirty because you benefit from racism even if you had no part in its institution.
the idea of being socially conscious is also a social construct.
remember when you said that “white people invented the concept of race”? no, some people who were white invented race. white people also invented the light bulb and the atom bomb, but you being white didn’t really have much to do with those things, now did it?
and “people of colour cannot be racist”? in a country where you do not live, progressively called japan, white people (and all other non-japanese races and ethnicities) are socially (and sometimes legally) discriminated against. in the united arab emirates, arabs discriminate against indians and pakistani immigrants. believe it or not, racial and ethnic issues exist in more than just the united states theatre and the black/white theatre.
honestly sometimes people trip over themselves so eagerly to ‘stand against racism’ that it reveals that nobody truly cares about being racist or not…the anti-racism movement is just that: a movement. it’s “in” to be anti-racist.
*takes a shot every time someone says ‘check your privilege’*
*get along by guy sebastian begins playing in the background*
I don’t hear anyone crying about all the white folks who were enslaved throughout history in Europe. If you want to focus on slavery, you should crack a book.
so I was watching supernatural with the subtitles on and then..
You too, Booby
I’m so done.
Doctor, this is why I love you. Right here.
Vincent van Gogh was a man who is somewhat famous for his mental instability. He later ended his own life. For the Doctor to go and show him that his art mattered, and that his existence mattered…is amazing. And I wish someone could have shown this amazing artist how much he contributed to the world.
I wish the Doctor could show everyone how they mattered, because everybody does matter. In our own small way, we change the world simply by existing.
I will always, always, ALWAYS reblog this when it’s on my dash.
aw shit get it wednesday
HA! I almost forgot to reblog this today
Every Wednesday from now on.
Its wednesday , get it girl
owning a gun
- is a right
- is a privilege
Marissa Mayer on Yahoo buying Tumblr
Do not want.
um… when does advertising ever “enhance” the user experience?
um… never. If I decide I need something, I’ll look for it. fuck mass advertising.
“When Kurt Cobain was alive he was known as the mysterious, quiet rocker. When he died he was known as a depressed drug addict. Kurt Cobain didn’t use drugs because the drugs used him. I don’t think anyone who knew him personally saw him the way the media portrayed him. Did the media ever mention that after a show was over he would sit in the tour bus and write back fan mail? He would try to answer at least thirty letters a night. In 1993, the media never reported the story of Kurt Cobain visiting a fan who wrote him [Kurt Cobain] a letter and asked him to come see her before she died of Cancer. They [the media] never forgot to remind everyone that he had demons though. Don’t listen to what you might have heard from the media. Kurt Cobain loved every single fan he had. He just couldn’t deal with being put on a pedestal that he was constantly afraid of falling off of.”