““Same Love” is Acceptance for Dummies, essentially, a song for those who need to be told by one of their own that those who are different from them are human beings, too, and deserving of the same respect as anyone else… [I]t’s certainly infuriating to see those who fit into the status quo — that is, straight white guys — be rewarded and pat themselves on the back for accomplishing something that those of us who have felt alienated, ridiculed, and discriminated against have worked so damn hard on for years…
I see some people are mad about my rape post but you guys know NOTHING of privilege. Women are always less privileged than men REGARDLESS of race. So that means when a man rapes a woman that it is always rape.
The Human Privilege “Break down” for those who need educating:
Most Privileged to least privileged….
- White Straight Cis Male
- Asian Straight Cis Male
- Hispanic Straight Cis Male
- Mixed/Native Straight Cis Male
- African American Straight Cis Male
- White Gay Cis Male
- Asian Gay Cis Male
- Hispanic Gay Cis Male
- Mixed/Native Gay Cis Male
- African American Gay Cis Male
- White Straight Cis Female
- Asian Straight Cis Female
- Hispanic Straight Cis Female
- Mixed/Native Straight Cis Female
- African American Straight Cis Female
- White Gay Cis Female
- Asian Gay Cis Female
- Hispanic Gay Cis Female
- Mixed/Native Gay Cis Female
- African American Gay Cis Female
- White Tran Individual
- Asian Trans Individual
- Hispanic Trans Individual
- Mixed/Native Trans Individual
- African American Trans Individual
- White Pans/Demi Female (this is me)
- Asian Pans/Demi Female
- Hispanic Pans/Demi Female
- Mixed/Natvie Pans/Demi female
- African American Pans/Demi Female
This is the greatest blog post that has ever been written.
Thanks White girl, for letting me know I’m 9 spots more privileged than you. I never knew that QWOC were so much more privileged than White girls who date men.
Are these really the people running the country?
To boil it down, being gay [on TV] has become the latest excuse for being unabashedly racist.
Whites are about 78% of the American public. According to Gallup, about 19% of whites were opposed to interracial marriage in 2007. That’s a pretty small minority of whites, but in total number, that’s something like 49 million people. There are only 69 million or so non-white people living in the U.S. That means that the number of whites who oppose interracial marriage is greater than all of any one U.S. racial minority group. Why are they so afraid?
I believe what whites have to fear is white people.
When white supremacy was challenged by the racial justice movements of the 1950s and ’60s, white elites pivoted from overt racism and co-opted the language and symbols, but not the substance, of racial justice. By doing so, they were able to position themselves as champions of a new colorblind code of civility that reduces structural racial injustice to an attitudinal problem. This enabled them to block attempts to reorganize unjust power relations while deflecting responsibility for continuing injustice on overt racists who were cast as ignorant, immoral, and backward.
This move caused whiteness to fracture. The dominant faction of elites adopted a strategy of coded messaging and avoidance of obvious racial conflict, while using overt racists as a foil against which to position themselves as racial egalitarians. When whites are exposed as racists, their anger is in part a reaction to the fear that they will be cast out of the dominant faction of whites and marginalized along with old fashioned racists like the KKK.
If you buy that, what we are up against, at least in part, is a factional fight among whites over how best to maintain supremacy. And for people of color to concede to that by avoiding direct attacks on racism is like cutting off our noses to spite our faces.
I think part of what’s catching people’s imagination about this case […] It’s because it’s a young, white woman. It’s not a stodgy old man who feels aggrieved by long-haired kids on my lawn. This is a young woman who is part of a group that by some estimates is most likely to benefit from affirmative action in America. And, you know, It’s important to consider this in a larger historical context and that is that in America, we have a long history of implementing unjust or sometimes inhuman policies and actions in the name of drying up white woman’s tears. And I think we really need to think carefully about that as we’re looking at this young white woman bringing grievance about not going into the one school that she really wanted to.
The thing is though, I think what it still misses in terms of generations of delegates, is that there was a massive affirmative action program, in this country, between about 1945 and 1955. And it was affirmative action predominately for white Americans. It was what created the American middle class. It was social security. It was the G.I. Bill. It was the FHA loans. It was about a hundred billion dollars worth of investments into American human capital, low interest loans, and small businesses […] It was the government saying, “We are going to invest in this group of people who have less.” And the impact is not additive, it’s multiplicative, right? So every decade since that initial investment from which Blacks were shut out, by mostly Southern Democrats, grows and grows and grows. And the new [affirmative action] investments in the ’70s is like that much compared to that much. It’s very very difficult to imagine how in 25 years, or even in a biblical 40, you end up going far enough.
It must be nice to talk about POC lives as non POC, to be able to so “kindly correct” a POC when they get riled up about xenophobic rhetoric that will affect how a lot of Americans are going to view them.
Must be nice not being a perpetual Other. Must be nice to be able to debate this all theoretically instead of like actually living it.
Fuck your Ivy League East Asian Studies degree, you don’t know jack shit about the reality we live in and how we’re murdered in the streets because of rhetoric like Romney’s. remember Vincent Chin and Danny Chen, the thousands of railroad workers driven out of their shantytowns by white men with guns.
How dare you accuse me of yelling racism and acting defensive when for some it means life or death.
But by all means keep studying us and decrying China’s bad human rights policies, we’re just lab rats to you
Lol I responded to this bitch.
I’m going to respond to your last post in kind now. Because I’ve had a chance to think about it, and I have actually come to the conclusion that it was really fucking gross, condescending and pretentious, and I’m going to call you the fuck out on it.
It must be really nice for you, as a white person, to be able to see an angry person of color and to write them off as pointing fingers and calling names, when you have never had to suffer the effects of xenophobic dialogue and racism within this country. When you probably don’t even know who Vincent Chin or Danny Chen are and that they died because of ignorant assholes who didn’t bother to fact-check; they just took some politician’s words at face value and used it to kill innocent people.
It must be so fucking nice to study all of these things at a purely intellectual level, without thinking about how your generalizations about what goes on in a country as complicated as our own might POSSIBLY influence some ignorant people’s thoughts and attitudes about said country. More importantly so, about how they perceive other people who have NOTHING to do with said country who are living in THIS COUNTRY and have to suffer for it every day, who are constantly being told to GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM and fucking called RACIAL SLURS.
It must be nice for you to be able to ignore the API American community completely and only think about how Romney’s rhetoric applies to the Chinese government and not like, the millions of API people living here. Many of whom aren’t even Chinese, but, like Vincent Chin was, get mistaken for being a different nationality than they actually were and beaten to death anyway. Because we’re all interchangeable, am I right?
I’m only saying this to you because of your tone-policing, condescending post about how GOD FORBID I FUCKING CALL SOMEONE RACIST OR XENOPHOBIC BECAUSE THESE ISSUES IMPACT ME AS AN API PERSON EVERY SINGLE DAY. I almost got into a fucking PHYSICAL ALTERCATION with a catcaller on the street who had the fucking GALL to call me “Chinadoll”, then started almost getting VIOLENT BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HE HAD A RIGHT TO CALL ME SLURS. Like those people who thought they had the right to call Vincent Chin or Danny Chen slurs. The white men with guns who drove out the Chinese railroad workers.
And yet despite all that, you have the fucking nerve to sit there in your ivory tower, fanning yourself with your East Asian Studies degree, and tell ME, an API person, in a “teacherly tone”, that I BEGAN A PERSONAL ATTACK, when I was actually only pointing out that Romney’s rhetoric was hurting people. You then have the fucking nerve to tell me that I’M BEING JUST AS BAD AS ROMNEY. How fucking DARE you tell me that I’m being just as bad as the man who spits out this bullshit and contributes to oppression and further Othering of API Americans, who wants to make sure we know that we don’t belong here and we never will. How fucking dare you.
As a white person, you do NOT GET TO TELL A PERSON OF COLOR WHEN AND HOW AND WHERE THEY SHOULD BE OFFENDED.
take your fancy-ass degree and your tone policing and your condescension and fucking swallow it whole, because I am not fucking having it. Fuck you and have a nice fucking day. Don’t bother responding; I’m sure all you’re going to do is sit there and cry about how some angry Asian girl who has NO idea what she’s talking about has called out out for acting like a douchebag.
Sorry people with race privilege, you can’t whitewash a debate when racism is a living reality for many people.
Fuck white people who are like, “let’s take race out of this”. If I can’t erase racism from my life, you can’t erase it from our conversation.
A racist woman is not a feminist; she doesn’t care about helping women, just the women who look like her and can buy the same things she can. A transphobic woman is not a feminist; she is overly concerned with policing the bodies and expressions of others. A woman against reproductive rights — to use bell hook’s own example, and an issue close to your heart — is not a feminist; she prioritizes her dogma or her disgust over the bodies of others. An ableist woman is not a feminist; she holds some Platonic ideal of what a physically or mentally “whole” person should be and tries to force the world to fit inside it.
Is it unfair to ask Dunham to represent all of womanhood onscreen? Of course it is. But here’s the thing: no one did. We merely asked that she take a step back and question the underlying reason for why Girls looks the way it does.
we're screw-ups. I'm a screw-up and I plan to be a screw-up until my late 20s, maybe even my early 30s.
25-year-old east coast women's college graduate with a laptop and no original thoughts.