Growing out my hair sucks, i feel like im in 10th grade all over again
texting someone new is always weird.
like how do they feel about all lowercase letters? do they think it looks dumb? do i have to use super proper grammar and punctuation? will they know im being sarcastic when i start abbreviating words? are they a haha or lol person? are they a strict no acronyms kind of person? how do they feel about pet names? what’s their stance on emojis?
So this girl walks up to another girl and says “Hey, have you heard of the Bechdel Test?”
And the other girl says, “Yeah, my boyfriend was telling me about it the other day!”
i don’t get it
I feel like this is an inside joke that I am not getting
is there anyone in the west virginia area that would be willing to take in a young LGBT kid getting away from an abusive home for a few days while the legal shit gets worked out
please i really really really need help even if its just a signal boost this is me fucking begging ple ase
Anonymous said: Hi! I'm a fifteen year old female, British caucasian. I've followed your blog for a while and I really love it but as I'm only young and live in an area where I see virtually no racism on a day-to-day-basis in my neighbourhood, I really don't understand a lot of what you post. Please could you try and simplify the whole white supremacy/privilege thing? It confuses me and I really don't like the idea of being accidentally racist. Thanks for your time and p.s you are really beautiful :)
I’d like to start off by quoting Nicki Minaj in saying “thank you, I know” I’m beautiful
You’re probably not Caucasian especially if you’re British and white. You’re just white.
The reason you “see” no racism on a day-to-day basis is because you’re white. You don’t understand that living in the world is experiencing racism. Racism is not just an act. Racism is systems of power built to oppress people of color that have existed for centuries and still exist. Racism is not “I was walking down the street and saw a Black man get arrested for no reason”. Racism is always present. It’s why Black students are afraid to raise their hands in the classroom in fear that if their answer is wrong, their individual mistake will be attributed to stereotypes about their entire race. You can’t “see” that subconscious anxiety or fear every day of your life— it’s there. That’s one universal example of probably hundreds of thousands.
- Here are some
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- Here are others
- Here are many others
- Here are some studies
- Here are some other studies
- Here are some numbers
- Here’s info on Britain
- Here’s some on the UK
- Here’s some on countries other than the US
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I also don’t buy that you don’t understand what I post and if you really don’t, why not try going to the library to read a book about it? Or googling it.. Or reading articles about it? Why do you feel entitled to me (a regular person) educating you and not only that but simplifying it for you because you don’t feel like educating yourself (which you would about anything else)?
It’s not about being accidentally racist because there’s no such thing. You’re white and you benefit from white supremacy and you know that. You know that you’ve never thought “well if I can’t do this it’s probably because I’m white” or “I probably won’t be taken seriously or have access to something because I’m white. Maybe if I were another race I’d be treated better” and that says enough. That is white supremacy and you are conscious of it. You wouldn’t rather be treated the way South East Asian people are in Britain. You wouldn’t rather be treated the way Black people are. You wouldn’t rather be any other race while living in Britain in the hopes you’d see your race represented multidimensional on television because white people dominate TV. That much you’re aware of. You don’t walk through your grocery to get food or the shops and think “I’m going to be followed because I’m white”. You probably never even think you’re going to be followed. It doubt it crosses your mind. If you witnessed a crime you wouldn’t think “I’ll probably be blamed for the crime”.
There’s literally no reason I should be typing this to you when you could’ve googled it a million years ago. I’m always employing sociological lexicon so you could’ve googled anything I’ve said and bought a book about it and read it.. I say “white privilege”, I say “white supremacy”.
I’m posting quotes from the most highly regarded sociological race theorists in the world and you can’t just google their names and educate yourself? Read ONE article.. copy and paste one word / phrase you don’t understand and read it? I literally googled “Bell Hooks Masculine” the other day and got 70 pages of Bell Hooks on the first or second google link lol…… You have to grow up. There’s no reason for a Black 20 year old to be spoon feeding you race theory. As if it’s my job.