white people who describe their nationality in fractions
Every time. When someone finds out my grandmother is Japanese they’re like “So you’re like a quarter Japanese? Omg but you look so white!”
Well, there’s a good reason for that.
It’s because I *am* white.
No man wants to say “I raped her” so we use “sexual assault”. No white person wants to say “I’m racist” so we use “privilege”. No Christian wants say “I’m homophobic” so we use “God said it.
i would love to see these white people who are calling their racism privilege. All the white people I talk to about racism deny their privilege just as much!(via osobigbear)
Privilege is a result of racism. Denying privilege is a result of ignorance. Racism is a result of ignorance. It’s all a circle.
A friend of mine wrote a great article on the subject, titled “you are racist.” About how “racist” shouldn’t be some offensive buzzword and it shouldn’t really have the effect it does, as it’s not really intended to. If someone mentions that something someone does is racist, that should be a moment of self-reflection, not personal offence.
White people were brought up oblivious to these things, their privilege, their racism. To not recognize that is ignorant on our (white people’s) part.
A year ago today, US soldier Robert Bales murdered 9 children, 3 women, and 4 men in two separate villages in Afghanistan. He cut off their limbs and set them on fire. They were all civilians.
I wonder how many minuets of silence was observed by America in their memory. Or was American time too precious to be wasted in the names of these brown bodies?
Panjwayi Massacre. Don’t forget.