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!
Oh of course not. It can’t be racist if you’re talking about white people! Golly gee, all white people must be awful and have had slaves and hate black people because they’re white!!!! Gosh!!!! -_-
We need to create an easier way to convey sarcasm over writing.
#we as a people should still be conscious and aware of what our society has done#I’m not saying we should feel guilty or take the blame for our ancestors #but we have to acknowledge that white people pretty much just fucked up history all the time#I mean #Guys #HUMANS IN GENERAL JUST FUCK SHIT UP (x)
YES! That! Thank you Emma Rose. There is an enormous difference between acknowledging that a shit ton of white people have done some bad shit and just outright blaming white people in general.
I’m Puerto Rican and Native American. Should I hate white people? But wait, my paternal Grandmother is French, so should I hate my Grandmother, and therefore myself? But wait, she’s a bit of Polish too. Should I hate Germans too? But wait, her husband was a quarter German. How confusing! Not.
ALL OF HUMANITY has had people from all different walks of life fucking shit up for the world and people need to remember that above all else when it comes to racism.
- ASSUMING GUILT DUE TO SKIN COLOR IS RACISM.
- HATING SOMEONE BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE IS RACISM.
- HATING AN ENTIRE RACE IS RACISM.
- RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IS RACISM.