Educate Yourself, Ask a Question
So this happened. Just another reason why I don’t participate in gay “pride” celebrations. Fuck this. Thank you so much for your sensitive portrayal that isn’t racist nor completely objectifying or fetish-sizing. UGH!
Black privilege is being able to get money easily if you’re in poverty.
It’s harder for non-black people. Now, we have affirmative action, welfare, etc., all catering to black people.
Surely you should be able to link to some statistics proving the Black people benefit the most from welfare and affirmative action.
Surely you should.
Seeing as you’re interested in FACTS, right?
So put your money where your mouth is.
Now you know those stats showing that white women benefit the most from affirmative action & more white people get welfare are anathema to this fool. Next you’ll bring up who welfare was invented to help & really fuck up their whole world by pointing out that black people were excluded from it.
As a Welfare worker I can tell you this is wrong. The majority of the people who come into my job applying for Welfare are white. I speak to at least 20 people a day as a screener, and I see about 2 black families of those twenty. Probably 7 latin@ families. An asian family every other day. The rest are all white families.
And with what little amount of money a person can get from Welfare (an amount which you can barely survive on, and amount that is far less than the average rent in the area I work in for a two bed room apartment), those 2 black families, 7 latin@ families and asian family every other day take that money and they are thankful for what little help they can get, they go live in shitty apartments or with other families in a cramped house so that they can afford to pay rent on the meager amount they get from us a month. They bust their asses to SURVIVE.
But those white people? They are upset with the money they get. They wonder why if they paid taxes their whole lives, that they can only get such a small amount of money? They say it must be all of the POC coming in and taking all of the welfare money and all of the illegal immigrants who come in and stole welfare aid (nevermind the fact that you CANNOT RECEIVE AID if you are not a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident of more than 10 years). They say if POC would just get jobs and get off welfare we’d have more money to give them (yet somehow turn around and say that POC are taking all of their jobs, so that’s why they can’t find one). They say this to the other white applicants in the lobby or the WOC workers who are trying to help them get back on their feet. Out fucking loud.
Wanna know what white privilege is?
White privilege is being able to have the balls to go to a welfare office, be surrounded by other white people who are also applying, and complaining about how POC are taking all of the governments money, meanwhile POC are working shitty jobs and living in shit neighborhoods refusing to get the aid they NEED to help their families, because they will be shamed the minute they step into the building.
reblogging for the t that is being thrown.
holy fucking amen. this is too much for me.
*smh and grabs whisky*
Fictionkin is some White Nonsense.
I mean they’re nice enough. But “Ohoho I didn’t qualify for a student loan because my dad owns two commercial buildings and a corporation!” “Ah ha ha well my parents got me memberships to six golf courses at least one of which costs TEN THOUSAND per year!” “whee hee hee my mom’s dental plan covers everything, 100%, including $300 toothbrushes for the whole family!” “fwu hu hu let us talk at length about car shows!”
LAWD preach it!
“ white people are pedantic. Stop showing off how you read about us, if you want to see erudition in action, shut it and listen to some People of Color being authorities about their own experiences. ”
This was taken at MRS Rave to Grave in Portland, OR April 14th, 2012. No one did a damn thing about this person in Black face and War paint. This is further evidence that PDX Queer community is focused on whiteness. Not a single non-POC called this person out. Not only that, this photo was taken by their photobooth photographer and posted onto their facebook. Check it out here. If you live in PDX and are Queer, please help bringing this to their attention and demand accountability.
TUMBLR: what would you say when I have white people trying to tell me that this isn’t racist?
and I’ll tell you why:
Finally someone has the guts to say what I’m thinking.
I have a lot of negative memories about cruise ships. For me growing up it was signal that Juneau was about to be invaded. Summers were turned into excuses to avoid downtown. Summer vacation turned in summer sideshow, as native children, viewing us was the vacation for the tourist aboard these ships. These ships were continued colonization for us. This ships were the justification for our arrests, the destruction of our sacred lands, of our fishing lands, of our way of life. These ships were racism to us. These ships commodified our culture, reproduced it in China, and sold by outsiders who didn’t even live in AK outside of the months of May-September.
I hate these ships.
Imagine a town of 20,000, the population in a good winter, being flooded with these ships everyday between May and September. Minimum of three ships, during the height of summer, five ships docked staying for one to three days. Each ship holds anywhere from 1500-3400 people. Using the mean of 2450, this mean multiplied by four equals 9800. That is equivalent of half our town arriving on these ships every few days for months.
Often these tourists have no basic understanding of Alaska Native nations, especially of the Tlingit people who are the native majority in the town. Most of these people didn’t even knew that there were indigenous people in Alaska and we are incredibly different from those in the contiguous United States. If they were aware of indigneous people in Alaska, it was “eskimos*”. It was a daily question asked to be if I was “eskimo”.
These tourist jusifiy police brutality and monitoring. It was unspoken but enforced rule, natives were to be socializaing in downtown as little as possible during the summer months. This is how pre-primary school native children learn to fear the police, when we learn to immediately distrust any outsider approaching us, when we learn that the world thinks we should take up as little space as possible, when we learn that it would be easier for the world if we just didn’t exist.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Colonization is why we can’t have nice things.
*eskimo is a derogatory term when used by outsiders. Go look up the proper word.
“ The idea that intelligence is linked to English pronunciation is a legacy from colonial thinking. ”