shoutout out to all my buddies who have shitty dads or no dads at all this father’s day, you turned out just great regardless, you can’t choose your family and you don’t deserve any negativity from them,and you don’t deserve backlash or guilt-tripping for cutting them out of your life if that’s what you need/ed to do and i love you all
Why do white people want to know your heritage?
Why are white people so fascinated by the heritage of non-white people they meet? Why does it matter?
It is starting to seem like a leftover of imperialist racism, that need to be taught to scientifically categorize other people so expertly so that next time, you can tell the person’s heritage at a glance, and know how to prejudge them from a distance of several hundred yards.
How is this useful to know? Why is the topic interesting to white people? Do non - white people ask this as well?
And as an aside, I used to do this, before I began learning about social justice. I feel deeply embarrassed about that but I would have loved to have been taught that it was rude, earlier, maybe in childhood when you learn other manners.
I don’t know. I’ve noticed in my personal experience there is also a fascination to know heritages of white people. (“Where in Europe does your family line come from?”) I never do know how to respond to that - I used to just say ‘Africa’ because I was taught in middle school that Africa was the birthplace of humanity, but now I get the feeling I’d been violating numerous social rules by saying that. Now I just flail around uneasily, mumbling, ‘why does it matter?’ and feeling terrible the entire time - I say it doesn’t matter across the board, no matter what someone’s heritage is, but in saying that I am truly displaying naïveté.
No seriously, there is nothing wrong with just being a white person. To think such would be stupid because you’d be discrediting the individual.
But don’t think that you can just sit back in your little white privilege bubble and uphold said privilege over others. What’s wrong here is the adherence to white superiority, supremacy, and ignorance.
Also keep in mind that your feelings being hurt because someone said they “hate white people” is nowhere near the same as racism.
You have the privilege of just being able to shrug that off.
White privilege skews your perspective on most social issues
The ethnic concerns of the following groups are seen as legitimate by liberals and anti-racists: Jews, African-Americans, Arab-Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics and Muslims. The ethnic concerns of the following group are not: White Americans. Why is this okay?
Are you fucking kidding me right now
The thing that irritates me the most about the whole “go home nigger” narrative is the way they ignore responsibility for us being over here.
Like, ain’t nobody asked me be enslaved, subjected to genocide & tortured to come do your work.
And that’s another thing. WE’RE LAZY?
Bitch we built this country. Your land is watered with black and brown blood. Hop the fuck off.
I’ve got nothing against the Tumblr “likes” update, but…
Man it gets tiresome scrolling up to the top of a post only to remember the heart is at the bottom now. OH WELL.