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i-sauntered-vaguely-downwards:

decantedjade:

peanuuutmilk:

decantedjade:

betweengreenandgray:

negritaaa:

lilliep:

Dear White People (2012)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. 
Trailer — Info — Donate

So here for this.

Omg.

[This is like the sixth draft of this. The first draft was the best, but when I tried to post it Tumblr was all like HAHA NO FUCK YOU, YOU DON’T GET TO SAY THINGS and I lost it. Lost drafts a few times because of site glitches. Anyway, here we go.]
I am white. I am really, really white. Most of my ancestors come from the British Isles; those who didn’t came from Germany and France and Norway, and were all also very white. I can get a sunburn in December with 85 SPF slathered fucking everywhere.
I don’t discuss race very often, because frankly I don’t think about it much. I don’t worry about whether or not I appear racist because I assume that my actions will speak for themselves. I don’t give a fuck about your ancestors. I don’t give a fuck about what you look like. All I care about is who you are; what you do and how you do it and what you say and how you say it. But since this is titled “Dear White People”, and I am white, I am forced to conclude that you are addressing me.
So, I’ll respond to all of your statements in order:
I currently have no close black friends. I happen to live in a place where whites and Hispanics greatly outnumber any other ethnicities, so I am statistically more likely to find white and Hispanic friends. As it turns out, my closest friends are white (one is half Jewish, so there’s a little diversity). This was not a conscious decision, merely how the dice landed. I have never specifically sought out someone black so I could make friends with them. Does that make me racist?
My weed comes from many sources, none of whom are black or named Tyrone. Why the automatic association with illegal activity?
I would never touch someone without their express, or at least implied, permission. People do that? What the fuck?
Anyone who claims that any kind of music makes them practically whatever is a moron and I do not appreciate being lumped in with morons.
The only kind of people who piss my family off are the kind who steal, rape, murder, or use drugs irresponsibly. If they got pissed off about me dating a black person, however, that would in no way delegitimize my relationship with that person, because I would never date someone for the sole purpose of pissing off someone else. That’s not dating, that’s using.
I will NEVER STOP DANCING. So fuck you.

Dear White People,
Anytime you jump into our spaces, defending you personal Whiteness and are like NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT you are in fact exactly like those white people you feel you need to separate yourself from. In fact, you are worse than them because you feel the need to defend whiteness in a space where Black people are discussing their experiences! TDLR; This shit ain’t about you, cracker. Get over yourself and go dance your ass to the shame box. 

Dear you,
You have no idea how hard it is for me not to just type “FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU” a thousand times. Cracker? Seriously? Why has this conversation disintegrated into racial slurs? To try to get back the calm, reasonable response:
I am not in any way trying to dimish or disrespect anyone’s experiences, or even this film. For one thing, I haven’t seen it. You’ll notice that everything I said was in response to the above GIFs. My point was not “Well, I’m not like that”, my point was “You’re stereotyping white people, which is also racist”. If I were to make a movie called “Dear Black People” about my experiences with racism, how well would that go over?
How about the scene where, on my first day at a new school, I’m assigned to sit next to a black person and that person stands up and says “Aw, hell no, I’m not sitting next to some privileged-ass white bitch” in response to absolutely nothing, because I’d said nothing and done nothing except be forced to stand at the front of the classroom and say my name and what school I’d gone to previously.
Or the scene where a friendless, shy little me in middle school has only one person to sit with at lunch, an absolutely awesome black girl named Shanna, but she ends up so harrassed for sitting with that “quiet little cracker” that I spend the rest of the year eating alone in the bathrooms.
Or the scene where I’m half in love with the most amazing guy, again, black, and as soon as I try to do something about it one of his friends stops me because apparently he doesn’t date white girls. I’m crushed, because he’s always so nice and charming and kind and I really thought there was something, but I let it go. Later I find out the friend stopped me because she didn’t want him to date a white girl, and I’m crushed all over again.
My point is that this GIF (and in fact probably the film) is addressing the subject in a bigoted and hurtful way. I am more than happy to watch a film, even promote and laud a film, that addresses the racism that I am entirely aware that black people face daily. I am more than willing to hear about everyone’s experiences, and I know that a lot of white people are ignorant, condescending bigots and they absolutely deserve a smackdown like this, but they deserve individual smackdowns. You can’t address a smackdown to an entire race of people. By calling this “Dear White People”, you’re including all white people in that statement and not accounting for the people of other ethnicities who are equally racist against blacks, and statements like “stop dancing” are simply playing to a stupid stereotype. Bigotry is not exclusively white, and shit like this deserves a response.

Okay first off I am white so if I bungle this up because of my privilege I apologize and I would much appreciate the call out if someone can, yes.
Alright let me line this out for you because your posts are full of complete nonsense and nastiness.
1) Cracker is not a racial slur. There are no racial slurs against white people on the basis of their whiteness. Slurs are special sorts of words. Not all insults that make you uncomfortable are slurs. There needs to be at play a power dynamic. Slurs are tools of oppression. White people are not oppressed on the basis of their whiteness. We white people are privileged. We have the power. We do not experience racism and there are no racial slurs against us.
2) You came into a discussion about racism, revolving around a video discussing racism (specifically about black POC) and oppression that you do not face because you are white. You derailed this conversation to talk about you, your feelings as a privileged white person, and about how ‘not all white people are like that’. These are silencing tactics, taking the conversation away from the POC and centering it around you and your feelings as a white person, the privileged group in this discussion. No one is under any obligation to be kind or polite to you when you are being part of the problem. The title of the video is ‘Dear White People’ it is clearly about white people being quiet and listening and instead you are talking, you are making it all about you. You need to stop.
3) White people do not experience racism. There is no racism against white people. Stereotyping privileged folks is not the same thing as stereotyping oppressed folks. Stereotypes against privileged folks may hurt people’s feelings, stereotypes against oppressed folks keep oppressed folks oppressed, demonizes them, dehumanizes them and can get them killed. It’s not the same. Trying to imply that it is is terrible. Never mind that that isn’t even really happening here. If you don’t do those things, don’t make it about you, move on, call out the nonsense when you see it, but stop making something that isn’t about you all about you.
4) You seem utterly unwilling to listen, or at least listen to something that isn’t made specifically to cater to your feelings as a person with white privilege. You need to get over yourself (all us white people in general need to do this). Just because these gifs/the film is not being nice to white people’s sensibilities, not addressing white privilege in a way that makes white people comfortable, does not mean it is racist or bigoted towards white people. No oppressed group is under any obligation to be kind, polite, or nice to the group that holds privilege over them. And frankly, it doesn’t seem to work anyway.
5) Racism is a thing we were brought up into, it is encouraged and perpetuated by society and by so many people day in and day out in a million tiny little ways underneath all the big and blatant ways. It is in our history as white people and there is nothing wrong with laying a smackdown on all white people (which still these gifs aren’t technically doing I don’t think? if it’s not about you, don’t make it about you, get over yourself, call the crap out when you see it, commit to not pulling this crap, move on) when it’s white people, by and large and for a long, long time, doing this.
6) You are part of the problem. You are part of the problem because you are not listening. You are just defending the status quo where white feelings get catered to and people have to respond to their oppression on the privileged folks terms. You are part of them problem. You should stop that.
- Milo
i-sauntered-vaguely-downwards:

decantedjade:

peanuuutmilk:

decantedjade:

betweengreenandgray:

negritaaa:

lilliep:

Dear White People (2012)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. 
Trailer — Info — Donate

So here for this.

Omg.

[This is like the sixth draft of this. The first draft was the best, but when I tried to post it Tumblr was all like HAHA NO FUCK YOU, YOU DON’T GET TO SAY THINGS and I lost it. Lost drafts a few times because of site glitches. Anyway, here we go.]
I am white. I am really, really white. Most of my ancestors come from the British Isles; those who didn’t came from Germany and France and Norway, and were all also very white. I can get a sunburn in December with 85 SPF slathered fucking everywhere.
I don’t discuss race very often, because frankly I don’t think about it much. I don’t worry about whether or not I appear racist because I assume that my actions will speak for themselves. I don’t give a fuck about your ancestors. I don’t give a fuck about what you look like. All I care about is who you are; what you do and how you do it and what you say and how you say it. But since this is titled “Dear White People”, and I am white, I am forced to conclude that you are addressing me.
So, I’ll respond to all of your statements in order:
I currently have no close black friends. I happen to live in a place where whites and Hispanics greatly outnumber any other ethnicities, so I am statistically more likely to find white and Hispanic friends. As it turns out, my closest friends are white (one is half Jewish, so there’s a little diversity). This was not a conscious decision, merely how the dice landed. I have never specifically sought out someone black so I could make friends with them. Does that make me racist?
My weed comes from many sources, none of whom are black or named Tyrone. Why the automatic association with illegal activity?
I would never touch someone without their express, or at least implied, permission. People do that? What the fuck?
Anyone who claims that any kind of music makes them practically whatever is a moron and I do not appreciate being lumped in with morons.
The only kind of people who piss my family off are the kind who steal, rape, murder, or use drugs irresponsibly. If they got pissed off about me dating a black person, however, that would in no way delegitimize my relationship with that person, because I would never date someone for the sole purpose of pissing off someone else. That’s not dating, that’s using.
I will NEVER STOP DANCING. So fuck you.

Dear White People,
Anytime you jump into our spaces, defending you personal Whiteness and are like NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT you are in fact exactly like those white people you feel you need to separate yourself from. In fact, you are worse than them because you feel the need to defend whiteness in a space where Black people are discussing their experiences! TDLR; This shit ain’t about you, cracker. Get over yourself and go dance your ass to the shame box. 

Dear you,
You have no idea how hard it is for me not to just type “FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU” a thousand times. Cracker? Seriously? Why has this conversation disintegrated into racial slurs? To try to get back the calm, reasonable response:
I am not in any way trying to dimish or disrespect anyone’s experiences, or even this film. For one thing, I haven’t seen it. You’ll notice that everything I said was in response to the above GIFs. My point was not “Well, I’m not like that”, my point was “You’re stereotyping white people, which is also racist”. If I were to make a movie called “Dear Black People” about my experiences with racism, how well would that go over?
How about the scene where, on my first day at a new school, I’m assigned to sit next to a black person and that person stands up and says “Aw, hell no, I’m not sitting next to some privileged-ass white bitch” in response to absolutely nothing, because I’d said nothing and done nothing except be forced to stand at the front of the classroom and say my name and what school I’d gone to previously.
Or the scene where a friendless, shy little me in middle school has only one person to sit with at lunch, an absolutely awesome black girl named Shanna, but she ends up so harrassed for sitting with that “quiet little cracker” that I spend the rest of the year eating alone in the bathrooms.
Or the scene where I’m half in love with the most amazing guy, again, black, and as soon as I try to do something about it one of his friends stops me because apparently he doesn’t date white girls. I’m crushed, because he’s always so nice and charming and kind and I really thought there was something, but I let it go. Later I find out the friend stopped me because she didn’t want him to date a white girl, and I’m crushed all over again.
My point is that this GIF (and in fact probably the film) is addressing the subject in a bigoted and hurtful way. I am more than happy to watch a film, even promote and laud a film, that addresses the racism that I am entirely aware that black people face daily. I am more than willing to hear about everyone’s experiences, and I know that a lot of white people are ignorant, condescending bigots and they absolutely deserve a smackdown like this, but they deserve individual smackdowns. You can’t address a smackdown to an entire race of people. By calling this “Dear White People”, you’re including all white people in that statement and not accounting for the people of other ethnicities who are equally racist against blacks, and statements like “stop dancing” are simply playing to a stupid stereotype. Bigotry is not exclusively white, and shit like this deserves a response.

Okay first off I am white so if I bungle this up because of my privilege I apologize and I would much appreciate the call out if someone can, yes.
Alright let me line this out for you because your posts are full of complete nonsense and nastiness.
1) Cracker is not a racial slur. There are no racial slurs against white people on the basis of their whiteness. Slurs are special sorts of words. Not all insults that make you uncomfortable are slurs. There needs to be at play a power dynamic. Slurs are tools of oppression. White people are not oppressed on the basis of their whiteness. We white people are privileged. We have the power. We do not experience racism and there are no racial slurs against us.
2) You came into a discussion about racism, revolving around a video discussing racism (specifically about black POC) and oppression that you do not face because you are white. You derailed this conversation to talk about you, your feelings as a privileged white person, and about how ‘not all white people are like that’. These are silencing tactics, taking the conversation away from the POC and centering it around you and your feelings as a white person, the privileged group in this discussion. No one is under any obligation to be kind or polite to you when you are being part of the problem. The title of the video is ‘Dear White People’ it is clearly about white people being quiet and listening and instead you are talking, you are making it all about you. You need to stop.
3) White people do not experience racism. There is no racism against white people. Stereotyping privileged folks is not the same thing as stereotyping oppressed folks. Stereotypes against privileged folks may hurt people’s feelings, stereotypes against oppressed folks keep oppressed folks oppressed, demonizes them, dehumanizes them and can get them killed. It’s not the same. Trying to imply that it is is terrible. Never mind that that isn’t even really happening here. If you don’t do those things, don’t make it about you, move on, call out the nonsense when you see it, but stop making something that isn’t about you all about you.
4) You seem utterly unwilling to listen, or at least listen to something that isn’t made specifically to cater to your feelings as a person with white privilege. You need to get over yourself (all us white people in general need to do this). Just because these gifs/the film is not being nice to white people’s sensibilities, not addressing white privilege in a way that makes white people comfortable, does not mean it is racist or bigoted towards white people. No oppressed group is under any obligation to be kind, polite, or nice to the group that holds privilege over them. And frankly, it doesn’t seem to work anyway.
5) Racism is a thing we were brought up into, it is encouraged and perpetuated by society and by so many people day in and day out in a million tiny little ways underneath all the big and blatant ways. It is in our history as white people and there is nothing wrong with laying a smackdown on all white people (which still these gifs aren’t technically doing I don’t think? if it’s not about you, don’t make it about you, get over yourself, call the crap out when you see it, commit to not pulling this crap, move on) when it’s white people, by and large and for a long, long time, doing this.
6) You are part of the problem. You are part of the problem because you are not listening. You are just defending the status quo where white feelings get catered to and people have to respond to their oppression on the privileged folks terms. You are part of them problem. You should stop that.
- Milo
i-sauntered-vaguely-downwards:

decantedjade:

peanuuutmilk:

decantedjade:

betweengreenandgray:

negritaaa:

lilliep:

Dear White People (2012)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. 
Trailer — Info — Donate

So here for this.

Omg.

[This is like the sixth draft of this. The first draft was the best, but when I tried to post it Tumblr was all like HAHA NO FUCK YOU, YOU DON’T GET TO SAY THINGS and I lost it. Lost drafts a few times because of site glitches. Anyway, here we go.]
I am white. I am really, really white. Most of my ancestors come from the British Isles; those who didn’t came from Germany and France and Norway, and were all also very white. I can get a sunburn in December with 85 SPF slathered fucking everywhere.
I don’t discuss race very often, because frankly I don’t think about it much. I don’t worry about whether or not I appear racist because I assume that my actions will speak for themselves. I don’t give a fuck about your ancestors. I don’t give a fuck about what you look like. All I care about is who you are; what you do and how you do it and what you say and how you say it. But since this is titled “Dear White People”, and I am white, I am forced to conclude that you are addressing me.
So, I’ll respond to all of your statements in order:
I currently have no close black friends. I happen to live in a place where whites and Hispanics greatly outnumber any other ethnicities, so I am statistically more likely to find white and Hispanic friends. As it turns out, my closest friends are white (one is half Jewish, so there’s a little diversity). This was not a conscious decision, merely how the dice landed. I have never specifically sought out someone black so I could make friends with them. Does that make me racist?
My weed comes from many sources, none of whom are black or named Tyrone. Why the automatic association with illegal activity?
I would never touch someone without their express, or at least implied, permission. People do that? What the fuck?
Anyone who claims that any kind of music makes them practically whatever is a moron and I do not appreciate being lumped in with morons.
The only kind of people who piss my family off are the kind who steal, rape, murder, or use drugs irresponsibly. If they got pissed off about me dating a black person, however, that would in no way delegitimize my relationship with that person, because I would never date someone for the sole purpose of pissing off someone else. That’s not dating, that’s using.
I will NEVER STOP DANCING. So fuck you.

Dear White People,
Anytime you jump into our spaces, defending you personal Whiteness and are like NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT you are in fact exactly like those white people you feel you need to separate yourself from. In fact, you are worse than them because you feel the need to defend whiteness in a space where Black people are discussing their experiences! TDLR; This shit ain’t about you, cracker. Get over yourself and go dance your ass to the shame box. 

Dear you,
You have no idea how hard it is for me not to just type “FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU” a thousand times. Cracker? Seriously? Why has this conversation disintegrated into racial slurs? To try to get back the calm, reasonable response:
I am not in any way trying to dimish or disrespect anyone’s experiences, or even this film. For one thing, I haven’t seen it. You’ll notice that everything I said was in response to the above GIFs. My point was not “Well, I’m not like that”, my point was “You’re stereotyping white people, which is also racist”. If I were to make a movie called “Dear Black People” about my experiences with racism, how well would that go over?
How about the scene where, on my first day at a new school, I’m assigned to sit next to a black person and that person stands up and says “Aw, hell no, I’m not sitting next to some privileged-ass white bitch” in response to absolutely nothing, because I’d said nothing and done nothing except be forced to stand at the front of the classroom and say my name and what school I’d gone to previously.
Or the scene where a friendless, shy little me in middle school has only one person to sit with at lunch, an absolutely awesome black girl named Shanna, but she ends up so harrassed for sitting with that “quiet little cracker” that I spend the rest of the year eating alone in the bathrooms.
Or the scene where I’m half in love with the most amazing guy, again, black, and as soon as I try to do something about it one of his friends stops me because apparently he doesn’t date white girls. I’m crushed, because he’s always so nice and charming and kind and I really thought there was something, but I let it go. Later I find out the friend stopped me because she didn’t want him to date a white girl, and I’m crushed all over again.
My point is that this GIF (and in fact probably the film) is addressing the subject in a bigoted and hurtful way. I am more than happy to watch a film, even promote and laud a film, that addresses the racism that I am entirely aware that black people face daily. I am more than willing to hear about everyone’s experiences, and I know that a lot of white people are ignorant, condescending bigots and they absolutely deserve a smackdown like this, but they deserve individual smackdowns. You can’t address a smackdown to an entire race of people. By calling this “Dear White People”, you’re including all white people in that statement and not accounting for the people of other ethnicities who are equally racist against blacks, and statements like “stop dancing” are simply playing to a stupid stereotype. Bigotry is not exclusively white, and shit like this deserves a response.

Okay first off I am white so if I bungle this up because of my privilege I apologize and I would much appreciate the call out if someone can, yes.
Alright let me line this out for you because your posts are full of complete nonsense and nastiness.
1) Cracker is not a racial slur. There are no racial slurs against white people on the basis of their whiteness. Slurs are special sorts of words. Not all insults that make you uncomfortable are slurs. There needs to be at play a power dynamic. Slurs are tools of oppression. White people are not oppressed on the basis of their whiteness. We white people are privileged. We have the power. We do not experience racism and there are no racial slurs against us.
2) You came into a discussion about racism, revolving around a video discussing racism (specifically about black POC) and oppression that you do not face because you are white. You derailed this conversation to talk about you, your feelings as a privileged white person, and about how ‘not all white people are like that’. These are silencing tactics, taking the conversation away from the POC and centering it around you and your feelings as a white person, the privileged group in this discussion. No one is under any obligation to be kind or polite to you when you are being part of the problem. The title of the video is ‘Dear White People’ it is clearly about white people being quiet and listening and instead you are talking, you are making it all about you. You need to stop.
3) White people do not experience racism. There is no racism against white people. Stereotyping privileged folks is not the same thing as stereotyping oppressed folks. Stereotypes against privileged folks may hurt people’s feelings, stereotypes against oppressed folks keep oppressed folks oppressed, demonizes them, dehumanizes them and can get them killed. It’s not the same. Trying to imply that it is is terrible. Never mind that that isn’t even really happening here. If you don’t do those things, don’t make it about you, move on, call out the nonsense when you see it, but stop making something that isn’t about you all about you.
4) You seem utterly unwilling to listen, or at least listen to something that isn’t made specifically to cater to your feelings as a person with white privilege. You need to get over yourself (all us white people in general need to do this). Just because these gifs/the film is not being nice to white people’s sensibilities, not addressing white privilege in a way that makes white people comfortable, does not mean it is racist or bigoted towards white people. No oppressed group is under any obligation to be kind, polite, or nice to the group that holds privilege over them. And frankly, it doesn’t seem to work anyway.
5) Racism is a thing we were brought up into, it is encouraged and perpetuated by society and by so many people day in and day out in a million tiny little ways underneath all the big and blatant ways. It is in our history as white people and there is nothing wrong with laying a smackdown on all white people (which still these gifs aren’t technically doing I don’t think? if it’s not about you, don’t make it about you, get over yourself, call the crap out when you see it, commit to not pulling this crap, move on) when it’s white people, by and large and for a long, long time, doing this.
6) You are part of the problem. You are part of the problem because you are not listening. You are just defending the status quo where white feelings get catered to and people have to respond to their oppression on the privileged folks terms. You are part of them problem. You should stop that.
- Milo
i-sauntered-vaguely-downwards:

decantedjade:

peanuuutmilk:

decantedjade:

betweengreenandgray:

negritaaa:

lilliep:

Dear White People (2012)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. 
Trailer — Info — Donate

So here for this.

Omg.

[This is like the sixth draft of this. The first draft was the best, but when I tried to post it Tumblr was all like HAHA NO FUCK YOU, YOU DON’T GET TO SAY THINGS and I lost it. Lost drafts a few times because of site glitches. Anyway, here we go.]
I am white. I am really, really white. Most of my ancestors come from the British Isles; those who didn’t came from Germany and France and Norway, and were all also very white. I can get a sunburn in December with 85 SPF slathered fucking everywhere.
I don’t discuss race very often, because frankly I don’t think about it much. I don’t worry about whether or not I appear racist because I assume that my actions will speak for themselves. I don’t give a fuck about your ancestors. I don’t give a fuck about what you look like. All I care about is who you are; what you do and how you do it and what you say and how you say it. But since this is titled “Dear White People”, and I am white, I am forced to conclude that you are addressing me.
So, I’ll respond to all of your statements in order:
I currently have no close black friends. I happen to live in a place where whites and Hispanics greatly outnumber any other ethnicities, so I am statistically more likely to find white and Hispanic friends. As it turns out, my closest friends are white (one is half Jewish, so there’s a little diversity). This was not a conscious decision, merely how the dice landed. I have never specifically sought out someone black so I could make friends with them. Does that make me racist?
My weed comes from many sources, none of whom are black or named Tyrone. Why the automatic association with illegal activity?
I would never touch someone without their express, or at least implied, permission. People do that? What the fuck?
Anyone who claims that any kind of music makes them practically whatever is a moron and I do not appreciate being lumped in with morons.
The only kind of people who piss my family off are the kind who steal, rape, murder, or use drugs irresponsibly. If they got pissed off about me dating a black person, however, that would in no way delegitimize my relationship with that person, because I would never date someone for the sole purpose of pissing off someone else. That’s not dating, that’s using.
I will NEVER STOP DANCING. So fuck you.

Dear White People,
Anytime you jump into our spaces, defending you personal Whiteness and are like NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT you are in fact exactly like those white people you feel you need to separate yourself from. In fact, you are worse than them because you feel the need to defend whiteness in a space where Black people are discussing their experiences! TDLR; This shit ain’t about you, cracker. Get over yourself and go dance your ass to the shame box. 

Dear you,
You have no idea how hard it is for me not to just type “FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU” a thousand times. Cracker? Seriously? Why has this conversation disintegrated into racial slurs? To try to get back the calm, reasonable response:
I am not in any way trying to dimish or disrespect anyone’s experiences, or even this film. For one thing, I haven’t seen it. You’ll notice that everything I said was in response to the above GIFs. My point was not “Well, I’m not like that”, my point was “You’re stereotyping white people, which is also racist”. If I were to make a movie called “Dear Black People” about my experiences with racism, how well would that go over?
How about the scene where, on my first day at a new school, I’m assigned to sit next to a black person and that person stands up and says “Aw, hell no, I’m not sitting next to some privileged-ass white bitch” in response to absolutely nothing, because I’d said nothing and done nothing except be forced to stand at the front of the classroom and say my name and what school I’d gone to previously.
Or the scene where a friendless, shy little me in middle school has only one person to sit with at lunch, an absolutely awesome black girl named Shanna, but she ends up so harrassed for sitting with that “quiet little cracker” that I spend the rest of the year eating alone in the bathrooms.
Or the scene where I’m half in love with the most amazing guy, again, black, and as soon as I try to do something about it one of his friends stops me because apparently he doesn’t date white girls. I’m crushed, because he’s always so nice and charming and kind and I really thought there was something, but I let it go. Later I find out the friend stopped me because she didn’t want him to date a white girl, and I’m crushed all over again.
My point is that this GIF (and in fact probably the film) is addressing the subject in a bigoted and hurtful way. I am more than happy to watch a film, even promote and laud a film, that addresses the racism that I am entirely aware that black people face daily. I am more than willing to hear about everyone’s experiences, and I know that a lot of white people are ignorant, condescending bigots and they absolutely deserve a smackdown like this, but they deserve individual smackdowns. You can’t address a smackdown to an entire race of people. By calling this “Dear White People”, you’re including all white people in that statement and not accounting for the people of other ethnicities who are equally racist against blacks, and statements like “stop dancing” are simply playing to a stupid stereotype. Bigotry is not exclusively white, and shit like this deserves a response.

Okay first off I am white so if I bungle this up because of my privilege I apologize and I would much appreciate the call out if someone can, yes.
Alright let me line this out for you because your posts are full of complete nonsense and nastiness.
1) Cracker is not a racial slur. There are no racial slurs against white people on the basis of their whiteness. Slurs are special sorts of words. Not all insults that make you uncomfortable are slurs. There needs to be at play a power dynamic. Slurs are tools of oppression. White people are not oppressed on the basis of their whiteness. We white people are privileged. We have the power. We do not experience racism and there are no racial slurs against us.
2) You came into a discussion about racism, revolving around a video discussing racism (specifically about black POC) and oppression that you do not face because you are white. You derailed this conversation to talk about you, your feelings as a privileged white person, and about how ‘not all white people are like that’. These are silencing tactics, taking the conversation away from the POC and centering it around you and your feelings as a white person, the privileged group in this discussion. No one is under any obligation to be kind or polite to you when you are being part of the problem. The title of the video is ‘Dear White People’ it is clearly about white people being quiet and listening and instead you are talking, you are making it all about you. You need to stop.
3) White people do not experience racism. There is no racism against white people. Stereotyping privileged folks is not the same thing as stereotyping oppressed folks. Stereotypes against privileged folks may hurt people’s feelings, stereotypes against oppressed folks keep oppressed folks oppressed, demonizes them, dehumanizes them and can get them killed. It’s not the same. Trying to imply that it is is terrible. Never mind that that isn’t even really happening here. If you don’t do those things, don’t make it about you, move on, call out the nonsense when you see it, but stop making something that isn’t about you all about you.
4) You seem utterly unwilling to listen, or at least listen to something that isn’t made specifically to cater to your feelings as a person with white privilege. You need to get over yourself (all us white people in general need to do this). Just because these gifs/the film is not being nice to white people’s sensibilities, not addressing white privilege in a way that makes white people comfortable, does not mean it is racist or bigoted towards white people. No oppressed group is under any obligation to be kind, polite, or nice to the group that holds privilege over them. And frankly, it doesn’t seem to work anyway.
5) Racism is a thing we were brought up into, it is encouraged and perpetuated by society and by so many people day in and day out in a million tiny little ways underneath all the big and blatant ways. It is in our history as white people and there is nothing wrong with laying a smackdown on all white people (which still these gifs aren’t technically doing I don’t think? if it’s not about you, don’t make it about you, get over yourself, call the crap out when you see it, commit to not pulling this crap, move on) when it’s white people, by and large and for a long, long time, doing this.
6) You are part of the problem. You are part of the problem because you are not listening. You are just defending the status quo where white feelings get catered to and people have to respond to their oppression on the privileged folks terms. You are part of them problem. You should stop that.
- Milo
i-sauntered-vaguely-downwards:

decantedjade:

peanuuutmilk:

decantedjade:

betweengreenandgray:

negritaaa:

lilliep:

Dear White People (2012)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. 
Trailer — Info — Donate

So here for this.

Omg.

[This is like the sixth draft of this. The first draft was the best, but when I tried to post it Tumblr was all like HAHA NO FUCK YOU, YOU DON’T GET TO SAY THINGS and I lost it. Lost drafts a few times because of site glitches. Anyway, here we go.]
I am white. I am really, really white. Most of my ancestors come from the British Isles; those who didn’t came from Germany and France and Norway, and were all also very white. I can get a sunburn in December with 85 SPF slathered fucking everywhere.
I don’t discuss race very often, because frankly I don’t think about it much. I don’t worry about whether or not I appear racist because I assume that my actions will speak for themselves. I don’t give a fuck about your ancestors. I don’t give a fuck about what you look like. All I care about is who you are; what you do and how you do it and what you say and how you say it. But since this is titled “Dear White People”, and I am white, I am forced to conclude that you are addressing me.
So, I’ll respond to all of your statements in order:
I currently have no close black friends. I happen to live in a place where whites and Hispanics greatly outnumber any other ethnicities, so I am statistically more likely to find white and Hispanic friends. As it turns out, my closest friends are white (one is half Jewish, so there’s a little diversity). This was not a conscious decision, merely how the dice landed. I have never specifically sought out someone black so I could make friends with them. Does that make me racist?
My weed comes from many sources, none of whom are black or named Tyrone. Why the automatic association with illegal activity?
I would never touch someone without their express, or at least implied, permission. People do that? What the fuck?
Anyone who claims that any kind of music makes them practically whatever is a moron and I do not appreciate being lumped in with morons.
The only kind of people who piss my family off are the kind who steal, rape, murder, or use drugs irresponsibly. If they got pissed off about me dating a black person, however, that would in no way delegitimize my relationship with that person, because I would never date someone for the sole purpose of pissing off someone else. That’s not dating, that’s using.
I will NEVER STOP DANCING. So fuck you.

Dear White People,
Anytime you jump into our spaces, defending you personal Whiteness and are like NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT you are in fact exactly like those white people you feel you need to separate yourself from. In fact, you are worse than them because you feel the need to defend whiteness in a space where Black people are discussing their experiences! TDLR; This shit ain’t about you, cracker. Get over yourself and go dance your ass to the shame box. 

Dear you,
You have no idea how hard it is for me not to just type “FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU” a thousand times. Cracker? Seriously? Why has this conversation disintegrated into racial slurs? To try to get back the calm, reasonable response:
I am not in any way trying to dimish or disrespect anyone’s experiences, or even this film. For one thing, I haven’t seen it. You’ll notice that everything I said was in response to the above GIFs. My point was not “Well, I’m not like that”, my point was “You’re stereotyping white people, which is also racist”. If I were to make a movie called “Dear Black People” about my experiences with racism, how well would that go over?
How about the scene where, on my first day at a new school, I’m assigned to sit next to a black person and that person stands up and says “Aw, hell no, I’m not sitting next to some privileged-ass white bitch” in response to absolutely nothing, because I’d said nothing and done nothing except be forced to stand at the front of the classroom and say my name and what school I’d gone to previously.
Or the scene where a friendless, shy little me in middle school has only one person to sit with at lunch, an absolutely awesome black girl named Shanna, but she ends up so harrassed for sitting with that “quiet little cracker” that I spend the rest of the year eating alone in the bathrooms.
Or the scene where I’m half in love with the most amazing guy, again, black, and as soon as I try to do something about it one of his friends stops me because apparently he doesn’t date white girls. I’m crushed, because he’s always so nice and charming and kind and I really thought there was something, but I let it go. Later I find out the friend stopped me because she didn’t want him to date a white girl, and I’m crushed all over again.
My point is that this GIF (and in fact probably the film) is addressing the subject in a bigoted and hurtful way. I am more than happy to watch a film, even promote and laud a film, that addresses the racism that I am entirely aware that black people face daily. I am more than willing to hear about everyone’s experiences, and I know that a lot of white people are ignorant, condescending bigots and they absolutely deserve a smackdown like this, but they deserve individual smackdowns. You can’t address a smackdown to an entire race of people. By calling this “Dear White People”, you’re including all white people in that statement and not accounting for the people of other ethnicities who are equally racist against blacks, and statements like “stop dancing” are simply playing to a stupid stereotype. Bigotry is not exclusively white, and shit like this deserves a response.

Okay first off I am white so if I bungle this up because of my privilege I apologize and I would much appreciate the call out if someone can, yes.
Alright let me line this out for you because your posts are full of complete nonsense and nastiness.
1) Cracker is not a racial slur. There are no racial slurs against white people on the basis of their whiteness. Slurs are special sorts of words. Not all insults that make you uncomfortable are slurs. There needs to be at play a power dynamic. Slurs are tools of oppression. White people are not oppressed on the basis of their whiteness. We white people are privileged. We have the power. We do not experience racism and there are no racial slurs against us.
2) You came into a discussion about racism, revolving around a video discussing racism (specifically about black POC) and oppression that you do not face because you are white. You derailed this conversation to talk about you, your feelings as a privileged white person, and about how ‘not all white people are like that’. These are silencing tactics, taking the conversation away from the POC and centering it around you and your feelings as a white person, the privileged group in this discussion. No one is under any obligation to be kind or polite to you when you are being part of the problem. The title of the video is ‘Dear White People’ it is clearly about white people being quiet and listening and instead you are talking, you are making it all about you. You need to stop.
3) White people do not experience racism. There is no racism against white people. Stereotyping privileged folks is not the same thing as stereotyping oppressed folks. Stereotypes against privileged folks may hurt people’s feelings, stereotypes against oppressed folks keep oppressed folks oppressed, demonizes them, dehumanizes them and can get them killed. It’s not the same. Trying to imply that it is is terrible. Never mind that that isn’t even really happening here. If you don’t do those things, don’t make it about you, move on, call out the nonsense when you see it, but stop making something that isn’t about you all about you.
4) You seem utterly unwilling to listen, or at least listen to something that isn’t made specifically to cater to your feelings as a person with white privilege. You need to get over yourself (all us white people in general need to do this). Just because these gifs/the film is not being nice to white people’s sensibilities, not addressing white privilege in a way that makes white people comfortable, does not mean it is racist or bigoted towards white people. No oppressed group is under any obligation to be kind, polite, or nice to the group that holds privilege over them. And frankly, it doesn’t seem to work anyway.
5) Racism is a thing we were brought up into, it is encouraged and perpetuated by society and by so many people day in and day out in a million tiny little ways underneath all the big and blatant ways. It is in our history as white people and there is nothing wrong with laying a smackdown on all white people (which still these gifs aren’t technically doing I don’t think? if it’s not about you, don’t make it about you, get over yourself, call the crap out when you see it, commit to not pulling this crap, move on) when it’s white people, by and large and for a long, long time, doing this.
6) You are part of the problem. You are part of the problem because you are not listening. You are just defending the status quo where white feelings get catered to and people have to respond to their oppression on the privileged folks terms. You are part of them problem. You should stop that.
- Milo
i-sauntered-vaguely-downwards:

decantedjade:

peanuuutmilk:

decantedjade:

betweengreenandgray:

negritaaa:

lilliep:

Dear White People (2012)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. 
Trailer — Info — Donate

So here for this.

Omg.

[This is like the sixth draft of this. The first draft was the best, but when I tried to post it Tumblr was all like HAHA NO FUCK YOU, YOU DON’T GET TO SAY THINGS and I lost it. Lost drafts a few times because of site glitches. Anyway, here we go.]
I am white. I am really, really white. Most of my ancestors come from the British Isles; those who didn’t came from Germany and France and Norway, and were all also very white. I can get a sunburn in December with 85 SPF slathered fucking everywhere.
I don’t discuss race very often, because frankly I don’t think about it much. I don’t worry about whether or not I appear racist because I assume that my actions will speak for themselves. I don’t give a fuck about your ancestors. I don’t give a fuck about what you look like. All I care about is who you are; what you do and how you do it and what you say and how you say it. But since this is titled “Dear White People”, and I am white, I am forced to conclude that you are addressing me.
So, I’ll respond to all of your statements in order:
I currently have no close black friends. I happen to live in a place where whites and Hispanics greatly outnumber any other ethnicities, so I am statistically more likely to find white and Hispanic friends. As it turns out, my closest friends are white (one is half Jewish, so there’s a little diversity). This was not a conscious decision, merely how the dice landed. I have never specifically sought out someone black so I could make friends with them. Does that make me racist?
My weed comes from many sources, none of whom are black or named Tyrone. Why the automatic association with illegal activity?
I would never touch someone without their express, or at least implied, permission. People do that? What the fuck?
Anyone who claims that any kind of music makes them practically whatever is a moron and I do not appreciate being lumped in with morons.
The only kind of people who piss my family off are the kind who steal, rape, murder, or use drugs irresponsibly. If they got pissed off about me dating a black person, however, that would in no way delegitimize my relationship with that person, because I would never date someone for the sole purpose of pissing off someone else. That’s not dating, that’s using.
I will NEVER STOP DANCING. So fuck you.

Dear White People,
Anytime you jump into our spaces, defending you personal Whiteness and are like NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT you are in fact exactly like those white people you feel you need to separate yourself from. In fact, you are worse than them because you feel the need to defend whiteness in a space where Black people are discussing their experiences! TDLR; This shit ain’t about you, cracker. Get over yourself and go dance your ass to the shame box. 

Dear you,
You have no idea how hard it is for me not to just type “FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU” a thousand times. Cracker? Seriously? Why has this conversation disintegrated into racial slurs? To try to get back the calm, reasonable response:
I am not in any way trying to dimish or disrespect anyone’s experiences, or even this film. For one thing, I haven’t seen it. You’ll notice that everything I said was in response to the above GIFs. My point was not “Well, I’m not like that”, my point was “You’re stereotyping white people, which is also racist”. If I were to make a movie called “Dear Black People” about my experiences with racism, how well would that go over?
How about the scene where, on my first day at a new school, I’m assigned to sit next to a black person and that person stands up and says “Aw, hell no, I’m not sitting next to some privileged-ass white bitch” in response to absolutely nothing, because I’d said nothing and done nothing except be forced to stand at the front of the classroom and say my name and what school I’d gone to previously.
Or the scene where a friendless, shy little me in middle school has only one person to sit with at lunch, an absolutely awesome black girl named Shanna, but she ends up so harrassed for sitting with that “quiet little cracker” that I spend the rest of the year eating alone in the bathrooms.
Or the scene where I’m half in love with the most amazing guy, again, black, and as soon as I try to do something about it one of his friends stops me because apparently he doesn’t date white girls. I’m crushed, because he’s always so nice and charming and kind and I really thought there was something, but I let it go. Later I find out the friend stopped me because she didn’t want him to date a white girl, and I’m crushed all over again.
My point is that this GIF (and in fact probably the film) is addressing the subject in a bigoted and hurtful way. I am more than happy to watch a film, even promote and laud a film, that addresses the racism that I am entirely aware that black people face daily. I am more than willing to hear about everyone’s experiences, and I know that a lot of white people are ignorant, condescending bigots and they absolutely deserve a smackdown like this, but they deserve individual smackdowns. You can’t address a smackdown to an entire race of people. By calling this “Dear White People”, you’re including all white people in that statement and not accounting for the people of other ethnicities who are equally racist against blacks, and statements like “stop dancing” are simply playing to a stupid stereotype. Bigotry is not exclusively white, and shit like this deserves a response.

Okay first off I am white so if I bungle this up because of my privilege I apologize and I would much appreciate the call out if someone can, yes.
Alright let me line this out for you because your posts are full of complete nonsense and nastiness.
1) Cracker is not a racial slur. There are no racial slurs against white people on the basis of their whiteness. Slurs are special sorts of words. Not all insults that make you uncomfortable are slurs. There needs to be at play a power dynamic. Slurs are tools of oppression. White people are not oppressed on the basis of their whiteness. We white people are privileged. We have the power. We do not experience racism and there are no racial slurs against us.
2) You came into a discussion about racism, revolving around a video discussing racism (specifically about black POC) and oppression that you do not face because you are white. You derailed this conversation to talk about you, your feelings as a privileged white person, and about how ‘not all white people are like that’. These are silencing tactics, taking the conversation away from the POC and centering it around you and your feelings as a white person, the privileged group in this discussion. No one is under any obligation to be kind or polite to you when you are being part of the problem. The title of the video is ‘Dear White People’ it is clearly about white people being quiet and listening and instead you are talking, you are making it all about you. You need to stop.
3) White people do not experience racism. There is no racism against white people. Stereotyping privileged folks is not the same thing as stereotyping oppressed folks. Stereotypes against privileged folks may hurt people’s feelings, stereotypes against oppressed folks keep oppressed folks oppressed, demonizes them, dehumanizes them and can get them killed. It’s not the same. Trying to imply that it is is terrible. Never mind that that isn’t even really happening here. If you don’t do those things, don’t make it about you, move on, call out the nonsense when you see it, but stop making something that isn’t about you all about you.
4) You seem utterly unwilling to listen, or at least listen to something that isn’t made specifically to cater to your feelings as a person with white privilege. You need to get over yourself (all us white people in general need to do this). Just because these gifs/the film is not being nice to white people’s sensibilities, not addressing white privilege in a way that makes white people comfortable, does not mean it is racist or bigoted towards white people. No oppressed group is under any obligation to be kind, polite, or nice to the group that holds privilege over them. And frankly, it doesn’t seem to work anyway.
5) Racism is a thing we were brought up into, it is encouraged and perpetuated by society and by so many people day in and day out in a million tiny little ways underneath all the big and blatant ways. It is in our history as white people and there is nothing wrong with laying a smackdown on all white people (which still these gifs aren’t technically doing I don’t think? if it’s not about you, don’t make it about you, get over yourself, call the crap out when you see it, commit to not pulling this crap, move on) when it’s white people, by and large and for a long, long time, doing this.
6) You are part of the problem. You are part of the problem because you are not listening. You are just defending the status quo where white feelings get catered to and people have to respond to their oppression on the privileged folks terms. You are part of them problem. You should stop that.
- Milo
i-sauntered-vaguely-downwards:

decantedjade:

peanuuutmilk:

decantedjade:

betweengreenandgray:

negritaaa:

lilliep:

Dear White People (2012)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. 
Trailer — Info — Donate

So here for this.

Omg.

[This is like the sixth draft of this. The first draft was the best, but when I tried to post it Tumblr was all like HAHA NO FUCK YOU, YOU DON’T GET TO SAY THINGS and I lost it. Lost drafts a few times because of site glitches. Anyway, here we go.]
I am white. I am really, really white. Most of my ancestors come from the British Isles; those who didn’t came from Germany and France and Norway, and were all also very white. I can get a sunburn in December with 85 SPF slathered fucking everywhere.
I don’t discuss race very often, because frankly I don’t think about it much. I don’t worry about whether or not I appear racist because I assume that my actions will speak for themselves. I don’t give a fuck about your ancestors. I don’t give a fuck about what you look like. All I care about is who you are; what you do and how you do it and what you say and how you say it. But since this is titled “Dear White People”, and I am white, I am forced to conclude that you are addressing me.
So, I’ll respond to all of your statements in order:
I currently have no close black friends. I happen to live in a place where whites and Hispanics greatly outnumber any other ethnicities, so I am statistically more likely to find white and Hispanic friends. As it turns out, my closest friends are white (one is half Jewish, so there’s a little diversity). This was not a conscious decision, merely how the dice landed. I have never specifically sought out someone black so I could make friends with them. Does that make me racist?
My weed comes from many sources, none of whom are black or named Tyrone. Why the automatic association with illegal activity?
I would never touch someone without their express, or at least implied, permission. People do that? What the fuck?
Anyone who claims that any kind of music makes them practically whatever is a moron and I do not appreciate being lumped in with morons.
The only kind of people who piss my family off are the kind who steal, rape, murder, or use drugs irresponsibly. If they got pissed off about me dating a black person, however, that would in no way delegitimize my relationship with that person, because I would never date someone for the sole purpose of pissing off someone else. That’s not dating, that’s using.
I will NEVER STOP DANCING. So fuck you.

Dear White People,
Anytime you jump into our spaces, defending you personal Whiteness and are like NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT you are in fact exactly like those white people you feel you need to separate yourself from. In fact, you are worse than them because you feel the need to defend whiteness in a space where Black people are discussing their experiences! TDLR; This shit ain’t about you, cracker. Get over yourself and go dance your ass to the shame box. 

Dear you,
You have no idea how hard it is for me not to just type “FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU” a thousand times. Cracker? Seriously? Why has this conversation disintegrated into racial slurs? To try to get back the calm, reasonable response:
I am not in any way trying to dimish or disrespect anyone’s experiences, or even this film. For one thing, I haven’t seen it. You’ll notice that everything I said was in response to the above GIFs. My point was not “Well, I’m not like that”, my point was “You’re stereotyping white people, which is also racist”. If I were to make a movie called “Dear Black People” about my experiences with racism, how well would that go over?
How about the scene where, on my first day at a new school, I’m assigned to sit next to a black person and that person stands up and says “Aw, hell no, I’m not sitting next to some privileged-ass white bitch” in response to absolutely nothing, because I’d said nothing and done nothing except be forced to stand at the front of the classroom and say my name and what school I’d gone to previously.
Or the scene where a friendless, shy little me in middle school has only one person to sit with at lunch, an absolutely awesome black girl named Shanna, but she ends up so harrassed for sitting with that “quiet little cracker” that I spend the rest of the year eating alone in the bathrooms.
Or the scene where I’m half in love with the most amazing guy, again, black, and as soon as I try to do something about it one of his friends stops me because apparently he doesn’t date white girls. I’m crushed, because he’s always so nice and charming and kind and I really thought there was something, but I let it go. Later I find out the friend stopped me because she didn’t want him to date a white girl, and I’m crushed all over again.
My point is that this GIF (and in fact probably the film) is addressing the subject in a bigoted and hurtful way. I am more than happy to watch a film, even promote and laud a film, that addresses the racism that I am entirely aware that black people face daily. I am more than willing to hear about everyone’s experiences, and I know that a lot of white people are ignorant, condescending bigots and they absolutely deserve a smackdown like this, but they deserve individual smackdowns. You can’t address a smackdown to an entire race of people. By calling this “Dear White People”, you’re including all white people in that statement and not accounting for the people of other ethnicities who are equally racist against blacks, and statements like “stop dancing” are simply playing to a stupid stereotype. Bigotry is not exclusively white, and shit like this deserves a response.

Okay first off I am white so if I bungle this up because of my privilege I apologize and I would much appreciate the call out if someone can, yes.
Alright let me line this out for you because your posts are full of complete nonsense and nastiness.
1) Cracker is not a racial slur. There are no racial slurs against white people on the basis of their whiteness. Slurs are special sorts of words. Not all insults that make you uncomfortable are slurs. There needs to be at play a power dynamic. Slurs are tools of oppression. White people are not oppressed on the basis of their whiteness. We white people are privileged. We have the power. We do not experience racism and there are no racial slurs against us.
2) You came into a discussion about racism, revolving around a video discussing racism (specifically about black POC) and oppression that you do not face because you are white. You derailed this conversation to talk about you, your feelings as a privileged white person, and about how ‘not all white people are like that’. These are silencing tactics, taking the conversation away from the POC and centering it around you and your feelings as a white person, the privileged group in this discussion. No one is under any obligation to be kind or polite to you when you are being part of the problem. The title of the video is ‘Dear White People’ it is clearly about white people being quiet and listening and instead you are talking, you are making it all about you. You need to stop.
3) White people do not experience racism. There is no racism against white people. Stereotyping privileged folks is not the same thing as stereotyping oppressed folks. Stereotypes against privileged folks may hurt people’s feelings, stereotypes against oppressed folks keep oppressed folks oppressed, demonizes them, dehumanizes them and can get them killed. It’s not the same. Trying to imply that it is is terrible. Never mind that that isn’t even really happening here. If you don’t do those things, don’t make it about you, move on, call out the nonsense when you see it, but stop making something that isn’t about you all about you.
4) You seem utterly unwilling to listen, or at least listen to something that isn’t made specifically to cater to your feelings as a person with white privilege. You need to get over yourself (all us white people in general need to do this). Just because these gifs/the film is not being nice to white people’s sensibilities, not addressing white privilege in a way that makes white people comfortable, does not mean it is racist or bigoted towards white people. No oppressed group is under any obligation to be kind, polite, or nice to the group that holds privilege over them. And frankly, it doesn’t seem to work anyway.
5) Racism is a thing we were brought up into, it is encouraged and perpetuated by society and by so many people day in and day out in a million tiny little ways underneath all the big and blatant ways. It is in our history as white people and there is nothing wrong with laying a smackdown on all white people (which still these gifs aren’t technically doing I don’t think? if it’s not about you, don’t make it about you, get over yourself, call the crap out when you see it, commit to not pulling this crap, move on) when it’s white people, by and large and for a long, long time, doing this.
6) You are part of the problem. You are part of the problem because you are not listening. You are just defending the status quo where white feelings get catered to and people have to respond to their oppression on the privileged folks terms. You are part of them problem. You should stop that.
- Milo
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bikinifetish:

/dead

no one fills a bikini better…
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