thisiseverydayracism

cbandpoforever asked:

I hate being white. And you know why? Because I was in a criminology class one year. And when asked, "who commits crimes and who's a victim?", 3/4 of the class said PoC committed crimes, and whites were victims. Obviously, my teacher corrected this untrue notion, but we live in a society that portrays this view as the truth. And I doubt you wanna hear it from me, because I know I do not and will never understand the pain. But I'm just sorry.

whitepeoplestealingculture answered:

Yes that is the unfortunate truth. Incorrect information, stereotypes, and “facts” formed to bring a negative image for POC and a positive image for white people. Here is a clear example of white supremacy and the fact that most people are brainwashed to believe negative stereotypes of POC to be true and to make white people look like little innocent angels. These negative views of POC are used to brainwash society today which is undeniably one of the reasons other races face so much racism and racial profiling (e.g. shooting of Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, etc.). I wouldn’t say you should hate being white because you can’t help that, but spread the truth to everyone, especially white people and use your knowledge to change this.

- Farah

iwriteaboutfeminism

dubiousculturalartifact:

Activity for a rainy afternoon:

  • Get on public transit in any moderately sized city.
  • Pick out the first ten people you see.
  • Notice the richness that you find, the variations, the spectrum of humanity in the first few rows.
  • Take a good look at them.
  • Think…
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serkets:

itsgayerinenochian:

creepyjirachi:

"you can’t be just friends with people of the gender you’re attracted to"
myth actually true. i, as a bisexual, can confirm that i have no friends.

pansexuals spend their lives in solitude, with only rocks for company

meanwhile asexuals are friends with everyone. literally every single person on the planet. i do not know how i remember so many names

iwriteaboutfeminism

"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."

mysharona1987:

"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

thisiseverydayracism

Anonymous asked:

Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

thefrogman answered:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quit being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.