He said “Get up. Go to work. Call me when you get off”
I sweardagawd those are the greatest string of words I can hear from a black man I’m...
and i say king,
coz these mofos talkin bout “my queen” still wanna run your damn life.
but would you run a KINGS life?
i be a...
Let’s start out simple with this post.
Haven’t we all heard it before?
-“I got bullied in school for being white. You can’t tell me that’s not racist!” No, this is called you being picked on by a mean child.
-“Someone called me cracker!” This is someone calling you by your privilege.
-“People can be racist against white people too.”
No, they cannot. There is an inherent logical fallacy in your argument that will never make it true. However, white people can be discrimated against. Discrimination is different from racism.
Let’s start from the beginning. Your first step is to accept that “a hatred or intolerance of another race” is not the definition of racism. The dictionary is wrong. Get over it.
Racism is when intolerance in government laws, attitudes and ideals of a society are ingrained in a culture to the point where patterns of discrimination towards a certain race are institutionalized as normal. If you keep this in mind, you’ll understand that reverse racism doesn’t- and can’t- exist.
There is another saying “Racism (or sexism) = prejudice + power. POC (people of color) can be prejudiced against white people. But they can never have power, i.e. a whole system of structured support that backs them. White people often don’t understand how much power they have. Just ONE white person has more power to do actual harm to a black person than one hundred black people do to that white person. A white person can KILL a black person without any consequences, while if the situation was reversed you can bet the killer wouldn’t see the outside of a prison cell for a long, long time.
When white people complain about reverse racism, they are not complaining about losing their RIGHTS. What they are complaining about is losing their PRIVILEGE.
White people can never call someone else racist against them because that ‘someone else’ does not have the power to OPPRESS them. The person has the power to be mean.To hurt feelings.But not to OPPRESS.
THAT is the key difference. When a POC is mean to you, they are JUST being mean to you. Their entire society is not ACTIVELY discriminating against and oppressing you. Their society is not one where it is difficult for them to not be racist against you.
But yours is. And you need to accept that.
let me tell you something. for every gorgeous glorious full head of long natural hair you see, a bitch had to start somewhere. and maybe her somewhere was a short kinky teeny weeny afro that she didn’t really like because she has a chubby face and doesn’t like how short hair looks on her. but she wore it anyway. because it was hers. and going natural was not only about the style but a relearning of herself through her hair. and maybe people made fun of the shit, and told her it didn’t look right, and told her to get a relaxer, or put a wig on, or whatever. hell, maybe she did put a wig on, because having short hair means all you have is face and having yours on display like that can make some people feel vulnerable. maybe she loved her hair anyway and kept looking time, effort, and money into it. maybe her natural journey was one of trial and error and through all of it she slowly decolonized her mind and banished the whispers who told her that her hair texture wasn’t “right” for going natural. that her skin wasn’t the right shade. that her skin didn’t match her hair type. that short hair is only for pretty women. maybe she silenced all that shit and in the process of going natural figured out how to love herself, and take care of herself, and the result is that glorious afro you reblogging and loving and thinking that is the only kind of natural hair that needs to exist. forgetting that everybody starts somewhere, everyone’s journey is different, and saying STUPID, IGNORANT FUCK SHIT like “not everyone looks right with natural hair” discourages women from exploring a side of themselves they haven’t even seen since many of them were young children. if natural hair isn’t for everybody, it’s not because of its texture, it’s because of personal preference OR because of the time and energy it takes to maintain, not because of the way it grows out of someone’s fucking head. and it is not for you OR ANYONE ELSE to decide who looks right with what is theirs. it’s theirs. it’s their call. so fuck off if you think like that.
Playing around with a Steamfunk-comic idea.
After the Civil War Ended and Slavery was abolished, a secret organization formed among abolitionists and the freed slaves.
The League of Incredibly Talented and Versatile Negroes was a small group of men and women gifted with the power of destroying miasma- a powerful substance that resided within the human heart. The Miasma led people to commit horrendous acts against one another including lynching, burning buildings, rape, and acts of intimidation.
The abolitionists and newly freed slaves knew that miasma would deeply impact the black population. With ancient spiritual power and a weapon (the Spirit Blaster), members of the League eradicated miasma from as many people as possible.
Onisha is a bougie black girl who stumbles on a discarded Spirit Blaster. She becomes gifted with the power to see and destroy miasmas, making her part of the 7th generation.
Onisha has a lot of questions- Who is in the League? Why has the League been left out of history books? Where did miasma originate? And why did a member of the League discard their Spirit Blaster?
have you ever been in so much trouble that you’re not even angry or scared you’re literally just laughing your ass off at how much shit you’re in and you think to yourself ”haha goddamn my ass is grass”
yes, actually. sometimes the level of fuckedness becomes surreal. i think they call it “hysterical laughter”. but like, literally.