Racism without prejudice

tenaflyviper:

Unless you’ve spent hours lying on a bathroom floor in a college dorm, crying as loudly as possible in the desperate hopes that someone passing by your door will hear you, don’t even TRY to fucking tell me about panic attacks, because I’ve had them for as long as I can…

Strive to be a better person, strive to be stronger. Don’t ask the world to be easier.

captain-melonhead:

decolonize-all-the-things:

intellocgent:

…just in case you forgot #WakeUp #GoodMorning

THIS IS ACTUALLY INCORRECT:
The statistics actually state that every 28 hours a Black PERSON is killed by the police, vigilantes, or security guards in the US.
This means that in the US, every 28 hours a Black man, woman, boy, girl, &/or Black LGBTQIA* community member is killed by police, vigilantes, or security guards in the US.
STOP THE ERASURE OF THE STATE SANCTIONED GENOCIDE OF BLACK WOMEN, GIRLS, & BLACK LGBTQIA*
ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER

^^^^^

This would mean more to people if compared to how often a white person is killed in the same scenario.

captain-melonhead:

decolonize-all-the-things:

intellocgent:

…just in case you forgot #WakeUp #GoodMorning

THIS IS ACTUALLY INCORRECT:

The statistics actually state that every 28 hours a Black PERSON is killed by the police, vigilantes, or security guards in the US.

This means that in the US, every 28 hours a Black man, woman, boy, girl, &/or Black LGBTQIA* community member is killed by police, vigilantes, or security guards in the US.

STOP THE ERASURE OF THE STATE SANCTIONED GENOCIDE OF BLACK WOMEN, GIRLS, & BLACK LGBTQIA*

ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER

^^^^^

This would mean more to people if compared to how often a white person is killed in the same scenario.

2damnfeisty:

"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

Black Excellence

pffft. Look at you, making it about race.

2010 tumblr: don't be racist or homophobic or sexist. Be kind and accepting
2014 tumblr: I'm more oppressed than you. Don't listen to white rappers. Sushi is cultural appropriation. Kill straight people.
sorryexcuseforsorry:

"I PUNCHED A HOLE THROUGH YOUR DOOR BECAUSE I’M AN ARTIST" (2014)

Imagine how true this would be if male was removed and if woman was replaced with someone.

sorryexcuseforsorry:

"I PUNCHED A HOLE THROUGH YOUR DOOR BECAUSE I’M AN ARTIST" (2014)

Imagine how true this would be if male was removed and if woman was replaced with someone.

cannibalcoalition:

I have three tin cans and I hand them to you. One is canned pork. One is canned tuna. One is canned salmon. You are deathly allergic to fish. You are starving.

None of them are labeled.

See, its easy to just dig into a can and eat whatever is in it if you know that it…

The other flaw with this analogy is that it compares the labels we give other things for our own safety with the label we give ourselves to help us overcome our self hate. Two different kettles of fish, clearly the OP needed them labeling though.

White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”

I will never understand why.

Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.

Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.

Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.

If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.

I lol’d at “Why do you want to experience racism so badly?” White folks already do douche bag, this is why it annoys them when you claim they cannot be subjected to racism. Because you are denying and invalidating the experience they have. The same experiences all humans have, the experience that fuck white folks up just like they fuck all folks up. Wait… you surprised the racism hurts more when it is invalidated? What? are you white or something? Fucking idiot.

Oh! I am sorry is my white privilege getting in the way of your complete lack of understanding of the English language? Racism means prejudice based on race.

lilkittay:

tenaflyviper:

Apparently, there are still people hellbent on perpetuating the rumor that my blog is somehow monetized, when anyone with eyes and a brain can clearly see that it ISN’T.

You see, this nonsense is being circulated by people that appear to not want anyone to read anything that might change their minds about certain subjects.  In spreading the rumor that my blog is monetized, they can then claim that even going to it to check would be giving me money, thus preventing them from quite easily seeing that there is not a single ad, banner, or even a donate button, to be found.  Of course, we’re talking about people who aren’t beyond sending threats of death and violence against others over even the most trivial of matters, which there is actual proof of, as opposed to the “threats” they claim to receive, without providing a shred of evidence of (one would think that if they had received such messages, and genuinely felt as though they were in danger, that they would either publish them for public evidence, or at the very least, screencap them.  Funny how no such images currently exist).  I shouldn’t even get into the fact that some of them were found to be taking part in exactly the behavior they complain about, or were found to be using someone’s intellectual property in order to spread ideals that the creator is openly against (and trying to profit off of it, to boot).

This rumor was begun by someone who HAS a monetized blog. Here he is telling another to do the same to her blog in order to capitalize on her attention-seeking behavior:

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Of course, the blog above has since been deleted by tumblr for flagrantly going against tumblr’s Terms of Service by using HTML code to make her blog appear deleted, thus rendering all content of her blog unable to be easily viewed by tumblr staff.  They tend to frown upon this (and by the way, this screencap has not, in any way, been edited - her entire blog is still archived on the internet for all to see, though I’m sure Bhaalspawn (aka Jerry Peet) will continue to insist that anything screencapped from said blog has been “edited”, rather than accept the idea that someone he tries to “defend” has been completely and utterly caught in their own lies).

Now, I think it also needs to be pointed out that the user who began the monetization rumor also abuses HTML.  He was caught using it to redirect certain IP addresses to “screamer” videos, and “shock” sites.

He has also taken to publicly posting the IP addresses of other users online over even the most trivial of questions.  This is also very much against tumblr’s Terms of Service.

Not only it is obvious on sight alone that I do not monetize my blog, but there are other ways a person can distinguish this with very little effort.  Not only can a person right click and view the page source, but anyone with NoScript or any other type of ad blocker can check their list, and note the distinct lack of anything differing from any other blog page.

The very fact that they’re trying this hard to “prove” that my blog is monetized(which I hadn’t even HEARD of prior to this whole debacle, nor would I even know how it’s done) just goes to show that they’re disturbingly desperate to keep people from reading what I have to say.  They might as well be screaming “PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE ONE BEHIND THE CURTAIN!”. 

If you have to spread lies about a person to try to discredit them, that says a lot about how little faith you actually have in what you preach.  It reeks of a paranoid discomfort of losing support for their ill-intentioned “causes”, and is a clear sign that they consider me some sort of a threat to them.  If they felt truly secure in the things they say, and if they felt you were truly in the right, they wouldn’t be trying this hard to knock down anyone that disagrees with them. 

I actually make the effort to back my claims with more than empty emotional pleas and aggression, and they apparently don’t want people to see that.

All of this begs the question: 

Just what are they so afraid of?

People with nothing to hide wouldn’t react the way they are.

BUT TENA YOU ARE ROLLING IN TEH BLING FROM YOUR MONETIZED WEBSITE I JUST SAW YOU LAST WEEK ROLLIN IN YOUR FERRARI WITH THE 24 CARAT GOLD PLATED RIMS AND IVORY STEERING WHEEL WEARING YOUR SNOW LEOPARD FUR COAT WITH YOUR CALIFORNIA CONDOR PLUME HEADDRESS WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT AND WHY DON’T YOU SHARE YO’ MONEY WITH ME I’M SO POOR.

All lies, you monetize. That is how we know.

georgetakei:

Irony: Not just the opposite of wrinkly.

In fact Irony is sarcasm without the caustic element, it is a statement that is obviously not true. The target of the message may indeed be an idiot regardless of the writers use of apostrophe.
Rotten e cards is an idiot for not knowing what irony is and making a thing about it anyway.

georgetakei:

Irony: Not just the opposite of wrinkly.

In fact Irony is sarcasm without the caustic element, it is a statement that is obviously not true. The target of the message may indeed be an idiot regardless of the writers use of apostrophe.

Rotten e cards is an idiot for not knowing what irony is and making a thing about it anyway.

The planet is overcrowded

Please stop making babies. We can still fix this.