Coals are the exact opposite—as the ruling class, they are the most attractive, if not beautiful, with their stunningly dark skin that carries the greatest possible amount of melanin.
Holy not-even-attempting-to-be-thinly-veiled racism, Batman!
This book is just all sorts of fucked up.
and adding commentary like:
You have to admit, this very amazing of her. She isn’t as young as she Used to be and she still goes out there ad does…
Independent of any comparison. This is still a fucking awesome picture
This isn’t racial, its on party lines, FOX NEWS said that, so which side do they root for? just take a guess
Omg it’s a baby…. I hate racism, because A it’s super wrong and DISGUSTING but secondly because EVERYTHING is subject to racist backlash, so many things that would otherwise be benign are tied into racism. I’m sorry that racism exists. I’m sorry that even though our society is supposedly advanced that we still don’t accept people as equals.
Dudes, the comparison is the point of the post.
I find this absolutely fascinating.
I posted a picture detailing a concrete example of society’s anti-blackness, and people respond by telling me how cool the original picture is.
It’s like if I posted a picture of a necklace design that Urban Outfitters stole from some Indie Etsy store. And people responded saying “REGARDLESS OF THE CONTEXT SURROUNDING THIS PICTURE I HAVE TO SAY THAT URBAN OUTFITTERS HAS GREAT TASTE IN JEWELRY”
Btw, I side-eye everyone who says “I’m sorry that racism exists” or “I’m sorry that other people are still racist” on principle. But they get an EXTRA HARD side-eye when they say it in response to someone pointing out racism.
Cause then you’re not sorry about racism (otherwise you’d be responding to the actual content of that person’s post), you’re just derailing because you’re uncomfortable with the topic.
“So I was at a party recently and I was having a conversation with a woman who was telling me about how she was traveling around Africa last year, and she even learned some African.
Yeah. She learned … African.
To which I replied, ‘Oh that’s so interesting! It’s funny, I’ve actually been trying to learn Asian this year.’
And then she replied, ‘Asian isn’t a language.’
The only thing worse than an idiot is an arrogant idiot.”
How is it that “white privilege” is something thrown around so often to people who are light skinned? “White privilege” is pretty much going away in the majority of everywhere. Especially the US as I know it.
White privilege is separate from economic privilege. You personally don’t have to do anything to benefit from white privilege. It’s what other people do, the way that other people treat you (and the difference between the way they treat me), and the way that society looks at you and people of your race that makes you privileged.
Also, light-skinned is used to refer to people of color who are lightly melanized. Zoe Saldana is light skinned. Halle Berry is light skinned. Aishwarya Rai is light skinned.
Julie Andrews is white. Ke$ha is white. You are white. Not light skinned.
People of minorities and new immigrants get so much just for being who they are.
1) disproportionately being stopped by police officers,
2) disproportionately jailed for crimes that are disproportionally committed by white people,
3) comprising a disproportionate percentage of the poor and unemployed.
When was the last time someone got a free ride through college for being white?
Alumni scolarships, niche scholarships, sorority/fraternity scholarships, scholarships aimed at white people (yes, they do exist.)
Everywhere is so culturally diverse that from where I am from, and most places I have been, there really is no certain “privilege.”
“Diversity” does not erase privilege.
Everyone gets an equal chance. Everyone who uses “white privilege” as an excuse as to why someone of light skin is the way they are is stupid. This whole issue is stupid.
Minorities and people of color automatically get the top of the stack for colleges, for jobs, for anything.
This is just a ridiculous claim. Check out this study. They sent in equally qualified resumes for jobs. Resumes with “white sounding names” were 50% more likely to be called back than those with “black sounding names”.
Also check this study out: White felons received call backs or job offers more often than blacks with no criminal records.
Yes, you read that correctly. Black men without a criminal record were called back *less* often than white men with a criminal record.
So no, POC don’t get the top of the stack for jobs. It’s actually better to be a white convicted felon than a black man.
Not white people. So go ahead, say that this is my view because of my “white privilege.” Go on, JUDGE ME BASED ON MY SKIN COLOR. Hypocrites.
Pointing out racism isn’t racist.
Steven Thrasher. (via groupth-inc)