and if any of you white people respond with “wait but I didn’t do that. that was in the past”
i need you to check your privilege
and then drink bleach if you think your hands aren’t dirty
Guilt doesn’t transfer from generation to generation. I am not magically accountable for something my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather MIGHT have done. Also;
>social justice blogger
>telling people to kill themselves
I love that there’s a blog called “this is white culture” that is solely devoted to bad things white people did, not their cultures at all. So I guess I can make a blog called “this is black culture” and post gang and crime records and that’s 100% okay. Or “this is Muslim culture” and make it all about terrorism.
But wait, you cry. Not all black people are criminals and not all Muslims are terrorists. That’s unfair! And racist!
WELL GOLLY GEE DO YOU THINK SO? Because saying that all white people are responsible for the Atlantic slave trade sounds pretty racist to me, given that, you know, that was between the African slaveholders and the British and Americans and had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with my ancestors, who were incredibly poor farmers and serfs from Ireland and Lithuania who had to flee to America at around the turn of the century (by which time slavery had already been abolished in the US) because they were being treated like slaves. Even if they had been living in America at the time when slavery was legal they wouldn’t have been able to afford a slave; in fact they probably would have been working with them in the fields and treated about the same, since the first slaves in America were actually white serfs. But please, tell me more about how dirty my hands are because of circumstances surrounding my birth that I could not control and continue to treat me differently based on the color of my skin without actually knowing anything about my heritage, I’m sure that isn’t racist at all!
omfg god I love you ^^^
here’s a thing, fellow white people
even if we are not responsible in any way shape or form for the existence of slavery (hey my ancestors didn’t immigrate to the US until the 1920s either!)
we have profited and benefited from slavery and the institutionalized racism which stemmed from it and which still actually exists in this country, and we continue to do so to this day
(if you don’t believe me, well, i really can’t help you. the existence of institutionalized racism in the united states is a solid fact and you can do that research by yourself. take a look at stop-and-frisk policies, incarceration rates, the wage gap, the prevalence of race-related hate crimes across the country, the language the media uses to talk about criminals of color versus white criminals, the presence of food deserts, funding gaps for schools in poor areas, graduation rates between POC versus white students, and about a hundred more things)
and WOW you think making a blog calling out all the infinite number of shitty things white people have done and the shitty things white culture has enabled is RACIST?
more like the barest minimum level of justice for hundreds and hundreds of years of oppression, imperialism, and genocide
it’s absolutely not the same thing as “black culture is all gang-related” or “muslim culture is all terrorist-related” because when someone says “white people suck” nothing happens to white people, but when people say “POC suck” a lot of horrible things happen to POC
reverse racism: not a thing
tl;dr: even if we white people are not complicit in the existence of slavery (i doubt any of us are over 150 years old, and many of our ancestors were indeed poor european peasants), we’ve benefited from a sociopolitical system that has its roots in slavery. denial of that is, in fact, racist
ps: person who i reblogged this from? i’m unfollowing you. bye.