(objectivity is a myth perpetuated by the privileged)
and by science
Anonymous asked: did you ever consider that some white people aren't actually aware of their privilege, cultural appropriation, etc. and that they're kind of just going through life not realizing that they're doing anything wrong and they're not against anyone or trying to hurt anybody, they're just unaware?
And that’s the greatest privilege of all isn’t it? To be able to do whatever you want, regardless of how damaging and harmful it is, and being able to excuse it all because you “didn’t know”.
POC are constantly always checking what we’re doing. We have to ask ourselves all the time, is this okay? Will this make me seem like a FOB? IF I say this in class, will people think I’m too extreme? Am I being too sensitive when I get angry about this?
Until we no longer have to do that, I have no sympathy for ignorance. It won’t kill you to Google a few things.
Anonymous asked: Just want to share an experience : I'm Samoan and about half of my class thinks it's okay to call me an "Island N****r". I told a teacher and all she told me was "well these kids don't know any better". No one got punished or talked to.
You need to talk to the principal right away. This behavior is racism and is not tolerated in any school!
If you believe that AAVE is not cultural appropriation, you are going to want to stop reading this and respond to me multiple times throughout the post. Don’t. Read it all the way through.
89% of the time, this is the argument for why cultural appropriation is okay:
Finally. A comprehensive explanation of AAVE appropriation from someone who is black and not someone who is suddenly an expert of how AAVE is spoken by non-black people of color.
"tumblr is great except for…"
the neo-nazis? the violent misogynists? the white supremacists? the glorification of mass murderers? the blogs committed to telling marginalized people to commit suicide? the pedophiles?
ah, yes, clearly it’s the marginalized people trying to get rights. they are the problem here. because they’re occasionally overzealous. or something.