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kloudia asked: I dont like racism but I do get annoyed when people complain about racism and then say a racist comment about white people. Although "white people" did originally start slavery most of those people are dead so it is somewhat unfair
Yo, if you’re too stupid to understand that white people continue to benefit for slavery and all the other racist institutions in this racist fucking world in 2014, and you’re going to whine about some alleged discrimination against white people, don’t worry, no one gives a shit about what your racist ass thinks.
Let me articulate what “kloudia” meant to say (I think):
I have the absurd benefit of being white, male, middle class, raised in a good area. I have the benefit because of systemic biases against people who are different any way, and those systemic biases suck.
And while I understand that institutionalized discrimination sucks, and that in some ways I (very-much indirectly) benefit from it, *I do what I can to change things.*
It is not my choice to maintain racist attitudes or policies. If I had my way the number one goal of our government would be rebuilding equity for all people. In fact I believe in that so much that I decided get a degree in education and do my best where I can to make a difference and change attitudes.
So the lack of discrimination against people for being white or male in 2014 does not justify the kind of small-minded, snarky, discriminatory bullshit that spills out of people’s mouths on this godforsaken website every single day. Yes, I understand that seeing posts that call people like me names is not even comparable to the actual discrimination faced a lot of non-white, non-male people, but that doesn’t put you in the goddamn right.
Stop making fucking enemies. Stop dehumanizing people that you perceive as privileged. Stop pitting yourself against everybody else. For shit’s sake, there are plenty of privileged white dudes who have dedicated their lives to dismantling racism where they can.
There are about 3 million completely valid points to be made about unfairness, injustice, and discrimination in our culture (and, while I mostly mean America, same goes for most of western culture)—so make those points and stop with the hate.
I’m so tired of following someone because they post great pictures or interesting links and then having to sort through ignorant, displaced malice. If you insist on shitting on the world, at least pick an appropriate target.
(Also, this is directed at tumblrists in general, not at “yoisthisracist”, although yoisthisracist also clearly has some issues he needs to deal with in that answer. Just sayin’)
Congratulations on intellectualising and rationalising yours and the asker’s racism.
Trust me when I say that no one wants allies who are looking for brownie points only to turn around and whinge until kingdom come about how people of colour are making enemies by being snarky about white privilege. As if snarkiness on a fucking website is making life hard for you. As if snarkiness is gonna buy us the privileges you benefit from.
If you’re bothered by people venting their frustrations about inequality on a website then you still have a hell of a lot to learn. You say you get it, but you really really don’t. You are selfish and people like you are selfish. You speak out on behalf of marginalised people to make yourself feel better then blame people of colour for making you feel bad about “campaigning” for their rights. You are nobody’s ally and no one needs your sort of gross conditional white liberal allyship.