Saw this posted on my facebook this morning and just had to share. It continually amazes me how many people here on tumblr and elsewhere in the world continue to think the answer to racism is more racism…or that racism against white people is somehow “justified” or “doesn’t count as racism.”
Not only do white people think you’re full of shit, but so do your fellow POC.
Watch the full video here.
Watch the video it is really good.
get outta here, birdie!!
Here’s the thing tho, racism against white people = hurt feelings
Racism against Black people = getting killed for going to the store to get a snack, getting arrested for buying a belt with your own hard earned money are the two really the same ?
Yeah, this link is just hurt feelings.
I’ve read other articles of kids having to quit school over racist bullying, and I grew up in an all black middle school, as a kid of mixed race having to deal with bullying. No, it wasn’t just “hurt feelings.” It was me, walking into my school every day thinking to myself “Maybe they won’t give me as much shit today. Maybe nobody will physically assault me today. Maybe if someone does physically assault me today the teacher will notice this time and witness that I didn’t start the confrontation and I won’t get suspended for it this time.”
I was actually half black, and I was bullied for “acting white” in middle school. We also had like a dozen white kids throughout the school, and those of them that didn’t “act black,” well, I can’t even imagine how they were treated. I recently reconnected with a white friend who went to the same school as me and it didn’t even occur to me ‘til I started talking to her how terrible that school was for her because she was white.
Whether racism against white people leads to hurt feelings or death, it’s still bad. You must be seriously deficient if you cannot see that. For fuck’s sake! Oh, you only care about racism when it negatively effects people of color? You only hate white racists? Why don’t you go on over to stormfront.org and see how they react to instances of racism against white people. Witness how your hatred only fuels their hatred for people of color. And the next time some white racists do some horrible shit, you tell me that racism against white people has no effect. You explain to me how our hatred didn’t justify to them their hatred for us time and time again, and help spread their hateful ideology. You just sit there with a straight fucking face and you tell me that.