It’s funny how blaming white people as a whole for crimes committed in the past seems so reasonable to this website. Somehow people can get away with saying that whites are only good at stealing, killing and raping. Because the ancestors of some white people on here, you wouldn’t even know who and what, did that years ago. Which is not the fault of the people you speak to now.
However when looking at backwards countries and many crimes today, child soldiers, countries with very little human rights, severe rapes and beatings, terrorism, religious violence, that can amongst others be connected to PoC. (I’m not saying that PoC or PoC countries are the only ones with crime issues, but we all know that this happens as well.) No decent person should connect that behavior to all PoC and generalize them, it is a awful thing to do. But why is it ok to generalize white people for crimes committed in the past? No matter where they came from and who their ancestors were and who they are now, just because of the color of their skin?
If you’re a PoC you’ve very likely experienced racism and disadvantages because of this unfair treatment. Why become what you know is bad, and do exactly the same thing to others that you don’t want anybody else to do to you? You can make excuses whatever you want but you know that it’s hypocritical. Fighting fire with fire is the way of handling things for idiots.
If you wouldn’t call every middle-eastern person a terrorist, don’t call every white person a murdering racist rapist.
WHAT THE FUCK IS WITH WHITE PEOPLE AND THIS WHOLE IMAGINARY “IN THE PAST” THING AND “YOU’RE BLAMING ALL OF US” THING? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
We’re talking about the racism we experience TODAY, this still goes ON, look at the statistics on this blog, this is not “the past” this is not “in history” or centuries ago, this is today— right now, you benefit while we suffer.
And you have LITERALLY never in your ENTIRE LIFE on tumblr or anywhere else seen ONE PoC EVER say “it’s white people today’s fault that slavery happened and genocide happened to Natives” etc.
You have not because it has not happened. No one has EVER blamed the youth of fucking white people existing today for ANYTHING that put us in this position of consequence, saying you have privilege isn’t fucking blaming you, it’s explaining the disparity, you benefit from the way things are and we don’t, that just IS. That’s just factual.
You have literally never been blamed for anything you didn’t do.
No one is fucking BLAMING you for anything you fucking sociopath. But in America and most of the West, white people FACTUALLY do literally benefit JUST BECAUSE YOUR SKIN IS WHITE, LITERALLY THAT’S IT, from being white… What the fuck are you talking about?
it isn’t “fighting fire with fire” to say that we’re sick of racism you fucking weirdo, what the fuck are you talking about? Get some fucking perspective holy shit.
Nothing else you said even made sense, I can’t even address it but wow, no.
Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re looking at a new study from the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy that looks at how transgender adults identify the needs of gender-variant children and the parents of these children.
The world is not an easy place for transgender, gender nonconforming, or gender-variant children (and adults); too often are they misunderstood, rendered invisible, and subject to violence by the individuals and systems in their lives. To understand how these problems might have been avoided or improved, researchers from the Universities of Sydney and Hawaii surveyed a group of transgender adults to offer a retrospective through their gender-variant childhood experiences.
The best thing is that these people are complaining that white people ruin everything and are the devil and only steal everything from PoC while 99% of them sits in a country that wouldn’t be in the modern state it is now if not for white people, while using a machine made by white people running a operating system made by white people blogging on a website made by white people .
I’m sorry but who built America nigga? LMAO YO GETCHA HISTORY TOGETHER BABY!!lol at the bolded. hooray for oppression and capitalism! good job guys.
I’m going to keep this brief and undetailed since I’m out of time and on my mobile phone, but first things first—I am an engineer. I’m going to assume you don’t know much about engineering at all, because I otherwise can’t imagine why you would write what you have. A working machine is not built by one person, its mechanisms not drawn from thin air. Development is a long process—occasionally punctuated by strokes of genius and happy accidents—undertaken by multiethnic (and usually multinational) teams, and the final product is a synthesis of theory and ideas that form something new (and hopefully useful). So it’s very odd to me that you would attribute things like “operating systems” and “computers” to “white ingenuity” as if that is logical by any measure. Do you know the history of microcomputing at all? The teams behind the ISA systems bus or the one gig processing chip? How about MCM or the development of modern RAM? Modern PC display? The development of the colour computer? Does Wang Laboratories sound familiar to you? Perhaps doctors An Wang or G.Y. Chu? Surely Mark Dean and IBM do. I know they do, because I know that you are well-informed about the development of modern computing and the countless engineering teams that put all their time, sweat, effort, and research into it.
I’m also curious to this “modern state” you attribute to white people. Is it this Western civilisation built by five hundred years of violent exploitation set to end, within the century, in global ecological catastrophe? Because even then, you at least surely recognise that it was built on the ruins of civilisations far more complex, and in many ways, more advanced. You at least surely realise that technological catalysts like the Textile and Industrial Revolutions would have been literally impossible without black African labour; that Western infrastructure was built both literally and physically, by black and Asian individuals, sustained by Native American agricultural practices (yes, including Europe, which accrued wealth by establishing colonies), was created financially by both riches stolen from the continents of Asia and Africa, and an economic system that relied entirely on the fabulously lucrative trade of human bodies, subjugation, barbarism, and slaughter.
Or did you mean before that—the European Renaissance that was only made possible by Moorish intervention in Europe?
Or did you mean before that, when Europe was experiencing its “Dark Ages”—a time of unprecedented death and disaster marked by violent superstition, sectarianism, and lack of hygiene—when, meanwhile, empires of the rest of the world—the Sahelian kingdoms; the caliphates of North Africa; the empires of Mali, Ghana, and the Songhai; the sultanates of Sudan, the Ethiopian and Somali city-states; the polities of the Americas; the universities of West Asia and Africa; the Song, the Mongols (and countless many more) were all in top form?
Or did you mean before that, during much-lauded Greco-Roman era…whose academic achievements were far outmatched by their West and South Asian counterparts, and whose greatest thinkers were educated by Africans?
I mean, seriously. Please show me this elusive age of white nobility and white achievement, because I’m keen to know where in history it ever existed. You won’t be able to. Do you know why?
Because that simply isn’t how civilisation works.
If you really think the world was built brick by brick by whiteness, or that the humans were pulled out of the primordial ooze by white men, you just aren’t as clever as you think you are. Like the process of engineering, the development of humankind has been one long synthesis of cultures, and the (not always peaceful) trade of languages, knowledge, and ideas. At no point in history did humans sit on their laurels with hands over their ears and eyes, ignorant of the world around them and entirely isolated from one another. It’s why you can find ancient Chinese coins in East Africa, West African bones in the Americas, Polynesian chickens in South America, Arab accounts of Asia and Africa, Central Asia vestiges in Eastern Europe, black Africans all throughout European history. The world is not stagnant. It never was. Human evolution was only possible because of the sharing and propagation of ideas. Your entire argument is facile.
Do you know why people on this website are angry?
Because it’s about the only place where you can express that anger and be (relatively) safe.
Do you know why we are angry in real life?
Because these last five hundred years have seen unprecedented cultural destruction, murder, ethnic cleansing, and subjugation in the name of greed, all sustained and justified by the construction of race. And nothing has changed.
You can write legislation to “guarantee” rights. Lands can be re-won in litigation. A few languages can be re-learnt by handfuls of individuals. But you can never repair a culture. You can never repair a metaphysical holocaust, revive those lost to genocide, retrieve forgotten languages, customs, modes of thought, identities. Not only have they been destroyed, they have been actively and systematically been written out of history. How much of human development has been lost? How many lives do you think this earth has forgotten? How many ghosts wailing beneath cotton fields and rail ties do you think had wisdoms passed down by countless generations or held intellectual properties cultivated by thousands of years? A concept in its purest form may be as immutable as mass and energy, but like all Forms they are meaningless if there is no one to access them. Not even ideas are infinite; they disappear when no one is there to think them into existence. Gods die like everybody else. Whole perspectives destroyed. Thoughts, feelings, concepts, entire ways of viewing the world, all wiped out through magical feats of destruction. All this, by writing a few words in a book. Like magic.
Do you understand that? Is isn’t us who constructed this system, but we are still the ones dying because of it, erased because of it, de-humanised. And that’s worth owning. You should be as angry as we are, that anyone should have to endure centuries of and current suffering for arbitrary reasons that were installed by terrible legacies left by people who committed horrific acts of evil…whether those people were your forebears or not. Unless you don’t recognize those actions and the actions of the present as evil at all, and you genuinely don’t care about the welfare of your fellow human beings, you should be as angry as we are.
Of course, it doesn’t matter if you really don’t care or not. This five-hundred year system that’s been in place is unsustainable. And honestly? It will probably ultimately destroy itself and take all of us—and you—with it.
The commentary is everything.’ Look how much we’ve done for you’ is a disgusting silencing tactic, racist- implying good actions of a privileged group means everyone else is somehow incompetent and self-defeating in itself.
If that wasn’t the most beautiful slam-dunk commentary I don’t know what is
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someone wrote a post about money and how things should be free and I feel the same.
people have been brainwashed into thinking that without money there would be no jobs? that suddenly because money was no longer tangible people would no longer do anything because they wanted to and that we’d be lazy - those of us without jobs.
it’s all garbage.
there are things I do for money but since it’s not entirely important to my survival I can do so much more for people. I know that’s not everyone but it’s getting increasingly easier to excel monetarily in things that you actually like doing - not ringing up people for hours or making coffee drinks behind a counter for hours. I want to make it clear I’m not coming for or throwing shade at anyone with a 9-5 but that shit is becoming less and less viable for people and we’re being forced to really redefine the idea of career and job and it’s beautiful.
I think it’s the internet and time, we’ve been able to see our parents toil and that’s not exactly what we want, even if you are toiling now, this aint what you want and no matter what goal you envision it’s almost fucked up how you’re supposed to put your head down for years just to save up enough to hold you head a little higher at school or at home where you’re the main on providing for people who are unable to do something to contribute to the consumeristic and capitalistic society we’re continuing to pedal.
Since our money is debt and white people are in charge of the financial institutions - it’s not like anyone is fucking lying. Let’s stop calling people stupid for pointing a finger in the right direction and saying what the fuck it is they see - not all of us are content to have a fucking iphone and some nutella. I am not appeased by this Rome-like empire that feeds us nothing but poison and things to make us question ourselves instead of the systems in place that keep us more fucked up.
When did self worth get reduced to desirability?
White people get mad when you wear a band t shirt of a band you don’t listen to, but they’re fine with wearing headdresses from cultures they know and care nothing about.
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