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    Why are white people on this site so damn apologetic?

    dumblr-feminist:

    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.

    71 03.30.14
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    Dear Tumblr, you’ve shown me some really, really stupid things in my time here.

    But I’m pretty sure this #CancelColbert nonsense takes the cake.

    You guys are !@#$ing idiots.

    3 03.28.14
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    Here you go, folks.

    Ellen sums up social justice on Tumblr in one convenient gifset.

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    Regarding the post about Benedict Cumberbatch being descended from a slaveowning family.

    Why exactly should he be held accountable for his family’s ancestral operations when his only connection to that history is not willful action on his part, but the coincidence of being descended from those people?

    Unless of course he does participate in modern-day human trafficking and I’m just not aware of it, in which case, forget I said anything.

    7 02.01.14
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    My dashboard right now.

    White people, white people, white people, naked lady, white people, white people, etc.. etc.. etc..

    I feel sorry for some of these folks.

    1 01.20.14
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    Also, for folks who still think white people don’t support so-called ‘POC’ films…

    The Rock is 2013’s highest grossing actor. His films made 1.3 billion dollars.

    2 12.18.13
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    To the folks who are blaming white people for Best Man Holiday not being a runaway hit like Django Unchained or 12 Years a Slave:

    The film has made 70 million dollars… so how is it that you can seriously argue that people haven’t supported it? (And it’s budget was only 17 million.)

    12 Years a Slave, by contrast, has made 36 million.  Django made 162 million, but it’s budget was 100 million, and it had the same opening weekend box office numbers as Best Man Holiday. (30 million)

    So, kindly quit reblogging that stupid quote as if it’s gospel.  The numbers contradict your assertion that no one is supporting Best Man Holiday. If you look at the ticket sales objectively, it would seem that folks are being extremely supportive of predominately black media all around. (But that’s inconvenient for some folks’ preferred narrative.)

    Besides, people aren’t obliged to consume the media that you dogmatically say they should anyway.

    Thank you.

    1 12.17.13
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    I have very little respect for white people who say they “dislike being white”

    letssaynotonormal:

    You’re not impressing anybody by acting like being white is inherently bad or only white people are capable of doing terrible things.

    The same goes for any ethnicity actually.

    Agreed.

    People with that mentality need new friends, because the folks they’re trying to impress are obviously way too hateful to be worth their time. (Or anyone’s really.)

    17 12.05.13
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    blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

    What happened to Black Wall Street on June 1, 1921?

    "Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering – a model community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.

    The night’s carnage left some 3,000 African Americans dead and over 600 successful businesses lost. Among these were 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores and two movie theaters, plus a hospital, a bank, a post office, libraries, schools, law offices, a half dozen private airplanes and even a bus system. As could have been expected, the impetus behind it all was the infamous Ku Klux Klan, working in consort with ranking city officials and many other sympathizers.

    The best description of Black Wall Street, or Little Africa as it was also known, would be to compare it to a mini Beverly Hills. It was the golden door of the Black community during the early 1900s, and it proved that African Americans could create a successful infrastructure. That’s what Black Wall Street was all about.

    The dollar circulated 36 to 100 times, sometimes taking a year for currency to leave the community. Now a dollar leaves the Black community in 15 minutes. As for resources, there were Ph.D.s residing in Little Africa, Black attorneys and doctors. One doctor was Dr. Berry, who owned the bus system. His average income was $500 a day, hefty pocket change in 1910…”

    Thanks for sharing this, folks.  I pride myself on being pretty knowledgeable of history, and I’d never heard of this before.

    7721 11.23.13
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    senor-bizarro:

    I wish people (both on Tumblr and elsewhere) would learn to accept that some questions don’t have easy, ready-made answers.

    And also that it’s stupid to pretend they do.

    (You know the kind of people I’m talking about.)

    Wouldn’t it be nice?

    12 11.16.13
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