my mom is rly gonna love this poem
i hate small talk
tell me about how lonely you are or tell me about why you keep waking up in the morning or talk to me about your mum’s eyes and your dad’s laugh. I don’t care about the weather and you don’t care about how my job’s going.
I’m so fucking in love with this.
how can i blacklist all posts like this can people just tag them #pseudo profound john green shit so i never have to see them
This is funnier than it should be.
either my chem teacher didnt read my about me paragraph or he just really doesnt care
Poor Hufflepuff. Everyone who wasn’t cunning, intelligent, or brave got sent to Hufflepuff
Ding-dong, you are wrong.
Everyone who had immense amounts of courage but, when given the choice, would decide that fighting is not as important as staying put to care for the people a war leaves in its wake ended up in Hufflepuff.
Everyone who was extremely intelligent but simply considered it a much more defining characteristic to be loyal and faithful to people they love, rather than taking pride in their intelligence*, ended up in Hufflepuff.
Everyone who wanted to do something important and had enough cunning to manipulate others and wind their way to the top, but never would because they considered it more important to be honest and earn their success fairly and through hard work ended up in Hufflepuff
Everyone who was brave, and smart, and cunning, but did not consider those traits to be the most important and defining aspects of their personality ended up in Hufflepuff.
Helga Hufflepuff made a conscious decision to accept only those students who were honest and loyal and true enough to themselves to say “No. Courage and intelligence and cunning are all valuable traits, but I will not define myself by them because I believe there are things more important than that.”
We are not your fucking leftovers.
it’s nice when people actually take the time to phrase their questions politely so thanks for that i appreciate it
there are two really important things that white people have to understand: one, that racism against white people doesn’t exist and two, that poc are venting and that you just have to accept that fact.
we live in a white supremacist society. racism requires a social hierarchy or dynamic where one “superior” race holds power over another or other races. white people are that quote unquote superior race. white people cannot experience racism in a society where they hold all of the power because racism depends on an aggressor-oppressed dynamic.
so is the shit that poc say about white people inherently racist? no. because racism against white people isn’t possible. is it even discrimination? i would be hesitant to call it that.
when poc mock white people we mock starbucks, uggs, and nascar racing. that’s not racism, as far as i’m concerned. when white people mock poc, they’re drudging up centuries of oppression, rape, murder, and genocide. when poc mock white people, there is no history of oppression to evoke because white people have never been victimized by racism the way poc have.
the fact of the matter is, “judging someone just because they are a certain race is racism itself” doesn’t hold any water when poc are retaliating against white people. go back to the power dynamic. poc can make fun of white people all they want but nothing will change, at most somebody’s feelings will get hurt for all of 20 seconds. but white people will get angry as fuck and feel totally justified by their anger.
turn it around. have a white person call a black person the n-word or an asian person a ch*nk and see how quickly shit hits the fan. white people will feel totally justified by its use and see black and asian people’s anger over the issue as unjustified or as an overreaction.
poc are oppressed every single day of their lives. it’s not any white person’s place, or even any poc’s place, to tell them how to vent. when victims of rape and sexual assault become wary around men, the reaction from men is, “well, you can trust me because not ALL men are like that…”
that’s basically what white people are saying to poc. that because not ALL white people are complicit in their oppression, that they shouldn’t be wary of ALL white people. and that’s ridiculous. you don’t tell a victim of oppression how to treat the world, how they should react to stimuli.
you let them vent. if you want to be a true ally to poc, you will get over your own feelings and let poc do what they want. and if that means making fun of white people, then that’s what you do. because when white people turn this into a, “but what about MY feelings, I’M not a racist”, you’re only further proving our point.
it’s a complicated issue but here’s a good post filled with great information on this issue. feel free to send more questions my way, too
Okay so I see this stuff a lot (one side being like, “Oh isn’t that racist.” and the other being like, “Nope, can’t be. They’re white.”), and I’m pretty darn sure it comes from simple semantic differences. Lets say the anon who asked this question shares their definition of racism with myself: The discrimination against a person or people based on the color of their skin.
Now, per that definition, yes, white-bashing as the anon put it, is racist by definition. Now as I said above, that is what I consider to be racism. What most people on the other side of the fence in this topic refer to as racism is what I would call institutionalized racism. To sum up the semantic differences:
Racism is person-by-person bigotry based on the color of one’s skin. (Such as white-bashing, making black jokes, someone refusing to serve a black person, a watchman shooting a black kid for no reason, someone refusing to buy from a middle-eastern person, etc.)
Institutionalized racism is an institution that discriminates against or for people based on the color of their skin. (George Zimmerman going free, other legal discrimination against people of color, cops being less liberal to poc, etc.)
Obviously you can see that shit like white-bashing are far less harmful than serious institutionalized racism. It’s not necessarily something that’s good, but it’s nothing compared to the shit that poc have to deal with.