If you’re white, and your 1st instinct is to defend another white person calling a Black person nigger, instead of the Black person who was called a racial slur….you’re a racist.
Have you ever felt so alone in life that no matter how many people surround you you feel empty and unwanted.
To feel desired has always been hopeless thinking and a wish rather than reality.
The times where you feel as though you’ll end up going the rest of your life without the feeling of love from another.
I’ve felt like that everyday for the past 20 years of my life and to recognize and accept it is just painful.
Night after night, I go to sleep waiting for someone to walk through the door but they never come.
One year ago today I lost my best friend and still continuously after his death I feel so empty and alone…
Is it really that difficult to understand that racist stereotypes uphold oppression? Why do you think Mike Brown has been labeled a thug and a degenerate even though he was the VICTIM? Why do you think white vigilantes and police officers are able to shoot and kill unarmed black people and not face any repercussions because “they were scared”? Why do people see no problem dressing up as Trayvon Martin and laughing at his unjust murder? Because media keeps perpetuating the idea that black people are bad, dangerous, unfit mothers, promiscuous, drug dealers and that our lives are LESS THAN. And that’s what your favs perpetuate all over the internet by dressing up like black people and acting a damned racist fool.
Hell, I can’t go shopping without store owners assuming I’m going to steal something! White people marvel when I open my mouth and speak “standard” English and don’t have multiple children, fathered by different men. And that’s not even addressing the fact that there’s nothing wrong with speaking AAV or having children out of wedlock. But those things are automatically labeled as BAD when black people do them, and those ideas are REINFORCED by “comedians” portraying these racist stereotypes all for some adsense coins. These people are getting FILTHY RICH off “jokes” that dehumanize us and people have the nerve to say “don’t take it seriously”. Don’t sit here and tell me “jokes” about oppressed people don’t hurt anyone when those SAME STEREOTYPES are used to justify our mistreatment! Renisha McBride was shot in the head for asking for help after a car accident and the media was more concerned with digging through her Twitter and showing she had listened to rap music and smoked weed. Cause you know, smoking weed and listening to rap music makes you “dangerous” and totally justifies shooting her in the head when she was asking for help. Well, it makes you “dangerous” if you’re black and you do those things. Don’t tell me that some white dude on YouTube telling 10 million children that all black women do is pop out babies, do drugs and have sex doesn’t have an affect on how those children see us and will then treat us.
I seriously hope Shane gives you a medal or something bath-and-sheba-works for the endless tap dancing you did for him today. You can spend all day on Tumblr crying about people mistakenly calling you white, but don’t have shit to say when I point out that Shane favorited tweets from fans calling me the n-word… I dunno how old you are, but I’m praying you’re a child and not an adult because there is no way to excuse how foolish you look. Taking up for some idiot who doesn’t respect you and instead sees black women as props and hussies for his stupid videos.
The day you realize that those HILARIOUS jokes have influenced the way white people see and treat you is going to be a sad day. And I say this as someone who had to have that very same moment, where I had to stop trying so desperately to be the “cool black girl” and demand respect from “so called friends” who thought those racist jokes were funny and ok. I hope your moment comes sooner than later and not as a result of something terrible that scars you for life. And as angry as this conversation makes me, I say this with the upmost sincerity and concern. Because when you get off the internet you’re still BLACK. And I’m fighting these disgusting stereotypes FOR YOU.
One thing I dislike about UConn is the amount of racism that discreetly rolls off the tongues - mostly on YikYak, actually - of MANY of you. Even more disgusting is the fact that these people are all students - students who are supposed to be the progressive free-thinkers/leaders of our future….
This is the best post of the night!
- Azalea’s post-racial mess: America’s oldest race tale, remixed
casual racism includes:
the way people trivialize black women so much to the point where fat black women are constantly the subject of gifs and nobody will admit that it’s because they enjoy the stereotype of the “big black ghetto woman” doing something like “ahh praise da lawd” or “ohh babe” or some shit like that