Why are white people on this site so damn apologetic?
Can someone explain this to me? White people offering up their apologies on here before even saying/doing anything? Why is this acceptable? If someone was asked to apologize for their “blackness” or any other race then that would be terribly racist. If a POC willingly, and completely on their own, apologized for being POC people would flip the fuck out. But a white person does it and it’s like “GOOD! YOU SHOULD BE APOLOGIZING!”
Even worse, apologizing for your race and your cis body DOESN’T EVEN HELP YOU! No, all it does is make people go “YEAH WELL AT LEAST YOU RECOGNIZE YOUR PRIVILEGE BUT YOU CAN NEVER BE TRULY SORRY FOR IT!” No one actually gives a shit. I am not going to apologize for something I didn’t choose, nor can I control. To ask white people and only white people to make an apology for their race, is very racist. It’s just as racist if white people asked POC to apologize for being any race other than race.
What I also don’t get is the MASSIVE amounts of white girls trying to yell at other white girls for doing stuff that is “racist” or “appropriation”. I cannot stand that shit either. They apologize for their “whiteness” then they go fucking overboard trying to defend POC. They make posts about “White people are so horrible and gross” like they are trying to kiss ass to these other horrible people on tumblr. It doesn’t help anything!
Yes. racism is horrible, and yes in the past history of America there is a SHIT load of it. It’s still not gone today, but you know what’s NOT going to help erase it? DOING THE EXACT OPPOSITE! If you really WANT equality then it’s about NOT APOLOGIZING FOR YOUR RACE no matter WHAT RACE YOU ARE! To get equality it has nothing to do with “being sorry you are white” that is NOT going to erase racism. All that’s going to do is make it worse.
This massive fucking white guilt on this site and even stuff that happens out in the real world and day to day life is sickening.
If you have never done anything racist, you are not a part of racism. That’s it. You have no reason to apologize for anything if you have never judged a person on the color of their skin. JUST BECAUSE SOME WHITE PEOPLE DID HORRIBLE RACIST SHIT DOESN’T MEAN YOU WERE A PART OF IT OR AGREE WITH IT!
Stop apologizing for being white! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP!
Agreed. If you don’t hate people because of their skin color or participate in actions designed to hurt people because of their skin color, you’re not a racist.
Furthermore, you shouldn’t place any faith or trust in people that try to hold you accountable for the actions of your ancestors, period.