timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.

Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.

The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.

It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.

It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.

White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.

Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.

People seriously need to learn some history.
THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.

(via ifonlyfor)

like obviously there’s shit I do to mitigate the sadness and anger I feel about white supremacy and other systems of oppression. 

but fuck outta here if you’re so into escaping/cognitive dissonance that you shame other people for speaking out and going the fuck in 

when they said it was NO BASIC WHITE DUDES 2K14 I knew shit was going to go fucking left. 

comebacks for when white people ask if they can touch your hair

  • WHY?! SO YOU CAN CLONE ME?! FUCK OUTTA HERE!
  • I would but I juuuuuuust did a co-wash and can’t afford to get your scales on me.
  • I ALREADY GAVE TO THE NATIONAL BEE KEEPER SOCIETY, PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE!
  • HELL NO. 

coming to the conclusion that almost every cis dude I meet online has only few intentions

  • to get his dick wet
  • to get his dick wet
  • to get his dick, wet.

lovelifelaurennn:

holdmycontroller:

marfmellow:

alton1991:

I’m confused by this. Her picture looks white

dear colorist ass nigga - black girls aren’t only one color.

fun fact! there are actually 64 different shades associated with black folx.

Don’t get mad at him cause she looks like a ginger in her thumbnail that you can barely see.

…she literally explains that she is a Black woman. And if she has already explained that, it’s just ignorance that would lead a person to not consider the millions of shades Black people come in. And also to consider the fact that there are many Black redheads. So that’s not an excuse at all.

And if you can barely see it, you shouldn’t assume by default that she’s white. Basic context would tell you that.

http://marfmellow.com/post/72159622471/radicalrascality-marfmellow-stop-asking-poc

gigglesandanixi:

marfmellow:

margaritasandmusings:

marfmellow:

radicalrascality:

radicalrascality:

marfmellow:

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop…

So non-White people don’t have the ability to simultaneously educate and brainstorm? Answering questions is really so difficult, despite that it’s smarter to seek information from a primary source like someone going through it, that it occupies all the time and energy of the oppressed to the point that the surrounding conditions cannot be analyzed for solutions. And instead of asking so as to be proactive in dismantling privilege, the privileged should just chill out racking up an assortment of stats on non-White people and not worry about it until given the order to act.

why is the onus on non white folx to educate white folx - while simultaneously having to navigate the very systems of oppression that white folx benefit from? like damn - I gotta deal with supremacy and then spend the energy I have left over to educate those complicit in my oppression? That’s taking on a lot of responsibility - I’d rather white folx go out and read the books and countless other materials that PoC have ALREADY created and let PoC continue to educate ourselves/our communities which - from time to time - does intersect with white folx and folx who benefit from privilege period.

I don’t understand this pervasive “it’s not my job to educate you” attitude. I don’t think black ppl need to be walking encyclopedias, educating white ppl as we walk and breath and exist, BUT it’s silly to think that the vast majority of ppl will self educate themselves, when someone calls them out. Briefly explaining problematic behavior should be standard if you wanna call ppl out. Or don’t call ppl out.

again for you in the back 

like damn - I gotta deal with supremacy and then spend the energy I have left over to educate those complicit in my oppression? That’s taking on a lot of responsibility - I’d rather white folx go out and read the books and countless other materials that PoC have ALREADY created and let PoC continue to educate ourselves/our communities which - from time to time - does intersect with white folx and folx who benefit from privilege period.

IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO EDUCATE A WILLFULLY IGNORANT PERSON ON SYSTEMATIC RACISM AND ENSLAVEMENT.

So hard. The MAJORITY of the time they have a problem accepting that they’ll have to give up the illusion that they don’t have privilege and they like that security.

You can’t break through that wall unless they WANT to.

It’s not our fault for shit.

http://marfmellow.com/post/72159622471/radicalrascality-marfmellow-stop-asking-poc

margaritasandmusings:

marfmellow:

radicalrascality:

radicalrascality:

marfmellow:

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop asking poc for solutions to racism

stop…

So non-White people don’t have the ability to simultaneously educate and brainstorm? Answering questions is really so difficult, despite that it’s smarter to seek information from a primary source like someone going through it, that it occupies all the time and energy of the oppressed to the point that the surrounding conditions cannot be analyzed for solutions. And instead of asking so as to be proactive in dismantling privilege, the privileged should just chill out racking up an assortment of stats on non-White people and not worry about it until given the order to act.

why is the onus on non white folx to educate white folx - while simultaneously having to navigate the very systems of oppression that white folx benefit from? like damn - I gotta deal with supremacy and then spend the energy I have left over to educate those complicit in my oppression? That’s taking on a lot of responsibility - I’d rather white folx go out and read the books and countless other materials that PoC have ALREADY created and let PoC continue to educate ourselves/our communities which - from time to time - does intersect with white folx and folx who benefit from privilege period.

I don’t understand this pervasive “it’s not my job to educate you” attitude. I don’t think black ppl need to be walking encyclopedias, educating white ppl as we walk and breath and exist, BUT it’s silly to think that the vast majority of ppl will self educate themselves, when someone calls them out. Briefly explaining problematic behavior should be standard if you wanna call ppl out. Or don’t call ppl out.

again for you in the back 

like damn - I gotta deal with supremacy and then spend the energy I have left over to educate those complicit in my oppression? That’s taking on a lot of responsibility - I’d rather white folx go out and read the books and countless other materials that PoC have ALREADY created and let PoC continue to educate ourselves/our communities which - from time to time - does intersect with white folx and folx who benefit from privilege period.