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ghdos:

So hiring a white person with a criminal record is more desirable than hiring a Black person without one? Never would’ve guessed…

this is what we mean when we say ALL white people have white privilege. whether you’re rich, poor, a criminal, uneducated or anything else. a white criminal has a better chance at getting a call back then a black person with no criminal record. shut the fuck up next time you wanna talk to us about privilege. 

shedskinbelight:

ghdos:

So hiring a white person with a criminal record is more desirable than hiring a Black person without one? Never would’ve guessed…

this is what we mean when we say ALL white people have white privilege. whether you’re rich, poor, a criminal, uneducated or anything else. a white criminal has a better chance at getting a call back then a black person with no criminal record. shut the fuck up next time you wanna talk to us about privilege. 

(Source: brooklynmutt, via theracismrepellent)

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How the fuck is the phrase “People of Color” not racist? I’ve seen these social justice retards say that “Colored people” is racist but not when you flip it and add “of”? The term “POCs” essentially makes these issues “White people versus everyone else” and THAT is fucking…

Yeah, no shit they started it first, but you’re advocating keeping it up. Hell, they didn’t even start racism. You think white people started racism? Would I be “ableist” if I called you what you are? Good job with the racism. Keep it up. It makes it all the more easy to put your bullshit under a spotlight.

How are we advocating racism if it keeps happening to us? What’s my bullshit? A lot White supremacists colonized a lot of countries and organized people by their skin color. If someone is still being treated less than a white person and they speak out about it they are advocating racism? 

You are advocating racism by saying that we should be segregated into groups with the terms “white people” vs “POCs”. And they weren’t white supremacists moron, they were Europeans who just happened to have some flawed views on race relations. 

And there are absolutely no laws in the first world that say “It’s perfectly okay to treat other races completely differently!”. There were. BUT THERE AREN’T ANYMORE. The law has done all it can to eliminate racism, and society is following. People seem to make a pretty big fuss when something happens to a black person in the US. THAT should say something about how far we’ve come.

1. White supremacists is what some people call White European settlers because of their acts. Also this is not a form of segregation on our part, because that’s who we are seen. This term is nothing new. This was created because we have similar experiences living in the US.

2. You are very ignorant. In America, there are MANY laws and tactics created to divide people by and race and treat people like shit: Redlining, War on Drugs, FBI Contra,and the Prison-Industrial Complex are ways that is creating HUGE racial divide. Please do your research because people are living in hell because if this.

3. How have we come far in the US when a minority is sentenced to a felony with the harshest punishment compared to a white person? A white person with weed gets a warning. Every non-white gets jail time and is forced to do labor in the system. Prosecutors and judges are being held accountable by INTENTLY targeting these people. Also a black man with a wallet is more likely to be killed than a white person with a gun. Also minorities have been set to death row to rot because the criminal justice system does not care for the poor and color. Many of these people are being released due to DNA evidence. People of color are fighting for their voting rights here because politicians don’t like them voting for another party. Racism is not over! Also the police culture is VERY much racist because it’s connected to the War on Drugs and the Prison-Industrial Complex. White people and black people do the same amount of drugs but black people are racially profiled and arrested for it at such high rates. Hell, if you are black, Latino, or Hispanic you’re pretty much screwed because anything can get you in trouble.

We have so many problems to fix but you are living in a bubble. I don’t think you understand how minorities life is like here. I’ll give you a book or blog posts recommendations so you can understand things better. Racism is not only calling how racial slurs but using a system to limit our civil rights, justice, and sometimes lives. Please look things up. 

You know what? You’re right. The very instant I see a black guy I say to myself: “I bet he just stole a TV. He probably belongs in prison, and if I were to run out and stab him through the ribs I would get off scott-free thanks to my glorious white privelege!”. In fact, I don’t think I’ve EVER seen any white people EVER go to jail… For ANYTHING! Drug possession, drug peddling, murder, rape… You name it, we’ll get off just because of the color of our skin!

In all seriousness though. everyone of every creed has went to jail for those crimes. Racism still exists yes, and you’re not going to stop it. It’s a tribal instinct that we’ve had to suppress. Yes it’s bad, and yes we would do much better without it, but it’s never going to be completely wiped out.

The thing is, I can see where you people are coming from on the race thing, what with the cops being assholes and the higher crime rates, it does seem awfully racist, and those cops probably are really assholes. But when YOU generalize like that “No white person has ever X” or “All black people have Y”, YOU are being the racist. What you social justice types fail to understand is that people are individuals. There is no hive-mind controlling white people or back people or Muslims or Christians or fucking Scientologists. (It often seems as though there’s a hivemind controlling you people, I must say)

Generalization is appropriate at times, and one of those times is not when you are making important judgments about entire groups of people. You think you can just declare retroactively that ALL of the European settlers were white supremacists? Again, pretty fucking racist.

If you want me to do some research, provide me with links, because we all know it’s entirely possible to just find sites that just circle-jerk and validate a certain-groups opinions. You may think “it’s not my job to educate you, shit-lord racist!”, but see, when you make that many positive claims that you say are 100% fact, it actually is your job. I may make some claims about the world, but what ‘m primarily doing here is rhetoric.

Look, all I’m doing is trying to show you that the world isn’t the evil place that hates you, like you seem to think it is. There are a few assholes out there, but most people don’t give a shit what color you are, whats between your legs, or what you like to wear, unless they themselves either a. want in your pants or b. are an ideological fucknut that you shouldn’t listen to.

1. I don’t understand if you’re being serious or not. Prejudice will always be there. I’m talking about the institutional racism in America! This is the kind of racism that people on tumblr are talking about.

2.Info:

War on Drugs:

Timeline: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/cron/

Brief History: http://www.drugpolicy.org/new-solutions-drug-policy/brief-history-drug-war

The War on Marijuana: http://www.vox.com/2014/7/27/5940783/prohibition-marijuana-legalization-pot-weed-racism-new-york-times

Statistics: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Race_and_Prison#sthash.gUjIJ2IW.dpbs

Race and the War on Drugs: https://www.aclu.org/files/FilesPDFs/ACF4F34.pdf

Racist Injustices: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-simmons/occupy-the-dream-the-math_b_1207767.html

Book to Learn Info: http://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=the+new+jim+crow

Mass Incarceration and private prisons:

 http://press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/644839.html

http://billmoyers.com/2014/03/06/race-the-war-on-drugs-and-mass-incarceration/

http://racism.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1354:a-contemporary-mechanism&catid=137:prision-industrial-complex-and-mass-incarceration&Itemid=155

Racism in the police culture:

http://www.bunker8.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc/instrac.htm

http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/cs06.pdf

Killings of unarmed black people by police:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/police-shootings-michael-brown-ferguson-black-men

Do you want more proof after this?

3. I really don’t care if people don’t like me because of my race. Fuck them. What a lot of people on tumblr is trying to point out that prejudice is no longer enough to explain racism. Systematic racism is much more powerful and deadly.

Thank you for taking the time to compile this. Some of these sources are a little left-leaning, but there are some reputable ones.

Like I said, I can see where the people arguing your points are coming from. It makes more sense than any feminist tenet of faith and it certainly isn’t as crazy as “This is thin privilege”.

With that being said, I can’t help but feel like some of you are going about this in a harmful way. My original point is that the term POC is divisive and harmful and I stand by that. It’s also not the best to try and guilt-trip white people for things that their ancestors did and things that a select few are doing now. My point still stands; people aren’t controlled by a hivemind, things are definitely getting better.

Now please let me know: How is “People of Color” not racist?

Colored People:

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Colored People: It’s a term used to call African-Americans. During the colonial era, white people and black people and other races were politically, socially, and economically separated. Colored once was another name for Negro or the children of slaves. America used to be, and still is, segregated. The term Colored was used to dehumanize, and humiliate black people. White people had obvious dominance over them. 

People of Color:

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People of Color: This is used in America for people who are NON-WHITES because like black people, they were segregated and discriminated against for their skin. This group experiences similar acts of racism. Usually by whites because they are the majority, and have benefited off a system that was created to grow the wealth of the white race at the expense of other races. This term replaced the word minority. Racism against non-whites:

Asians:

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This poster of an Asian warning Americans of “yellow fever”, the immigration of Asians. A propaganda poster to spread ant-Japanese propaganda. America than created the Chinese Exclusion Act, forced the Japanese into concentration camps out of fear from Pearl Harbor, and created Anti-Philippines race riots.

African-Americans:

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In America,White settlers used African-Americans as slaves. Than when they were free they used to lynch them or create race riots like Black Wall street and the Tulsa Riots for a century afterwards. It was not until the 1970’s where black people were finally getting acknowledgments as people due to the Black Power Movement. But that didn’t work for too long because their Black leaders were murdered and The War on Drugs started. 

Latin Immigrants:

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The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that broke out in Los AngelesCalifornia, between Anglo American sailors and Marines stationed in the city, and Latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits they favored. Mexican Americans and white military personnel were the main parties in the riots, and some African American and Filipino/Filipino American youths were involved as well.The Zoot Suit Riots were in part the effect of the infamous Sleepy Lagoon murder trial which followed the death of a young Latino man in a barrio near Los Angeles. The incident triggered similar attacks against Latinos in BeaumontChicagoSan DiegoOaklandDetroitEvansvillePhiladelphia, and New York City. So they started their own Civil Rights movement later.The Chicano Movement of the 1960s, also called the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, also known as El Movimiento, is an extension of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement which began in the 1940s with the stated goal of achieving Mexican American empowerment.

All of these races had similar acts against them that resulted in the lost of developmental, social, and institutional power. This is why people say that you can NOT be racist against white people. They have always had the power and upper hand. PoC didn’t get the privilege of protection from race riots and opportunities. They had to fight for and still are fighting for civil rights. White people always had rights. No race in America can do to onto white people what have happened to onto them.

I really hope this helps you understand how racism in America works. I’m not trying to create white guilt. I’m trying educate you on how racism back in the day affected people and how it still lives today. YOU might not be racist but you have to understand what America was like decades ago to really get know the difference between ‘Colored People’ and ‘People of Color’. 

Visiting the past makes it easier for people to understand the situations today. 

Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. This is true. What is also true is that you shouldn’t dwell on the past. It festers feelings of negativity and segregation.

The thing about POC is that you can expand it to include certain groups of Caucasians, like the Irish. This makes it effectively worthless and really show that it’s just a “Us vs. Them” mentality. Europeans are far from the only ones to benefit from racism throughout history. If you want to talk about history, then do a little more digging. Who sold those Africans into slavery? Other Africans.

Yes I can see that the US used to be very racist, and that some people, some people in power, still are unfortunately. However, when you separate the by white people and POCs, whether you like it or not, you really look like you’re perpetuating the very segregation you claim to be against.

A lot of people in power in the US are still very much racist. The things that come out of their mouths are ridiculous. You have to realize racism and racial demographics vary from country to country. Not every country is the same. Most of the SJW posts here are about western civilizations colonized by white settlers. 

The thing about African-Americans’ feelings about slavery is that they are not pissed about who brought who here. They know Africans took part in it. It’s about how in the US when they touched American soil how they were treated. I can’t speak for other Africans because they have their own history. 

So Irish can not be included in American PoC because in America the Irish were white immigrants and they also had control over minorities. We even had an Irish president, John F. Kennedy. I don’t know how other counties work. Never been to Ireland. And the issues are not always about slavery. It’s about the racial history from slavery to today and who had the most control. 

Yes, the Poc thing does creates a Us vs. Them mentality but in some places it’s very much real. In the US it’s kinda forced upon us. Seriously, the white people here don’t understand their history. Our school system failed to teach them.

Racial social structures varies from place to place. That’s why nobody here can be racist against white people. But, remember that Colored people is a term usually used for African-Americans in the US. 

So you admit that this is all very subjective?

Again don’t generalize and say that all white people aren’t taught about they horrible history. You do not know that.

I don’t know about other white people here on tumblr, but at my middle school and high school, they really hammered home the point that we fucked up the entire cultures of the native Americans and the horrors of the solace trade. They didn’t ignore this! Trail of Tears? Rosa Parks? MLK? I was taught about all of them, and so was my entire mostly white school.

"Vey subjective" In a global scale most control is over to white people but if you go by country, I say yes it can be subjective. Like some Asian and African countries never were overturn by white people. But to understand on who can be racist look at the population or better yet, power structure. White people can be a minority but still have the power of a majority.

Where I’m from people really don’t know shit about racial relations. Well, there are a lot of racists in general in Florida. We still have the KKK. But what I meant to say that most people are not taught the effects of it today. I gave you links about the destructive War on Drugs. That should be learned as well so people can understand how some communities in America became to be.

That’s a shame, really, but everyone knows that the KKK and the neo-Nazis are extremist lunatic fuckbrains.

And that’s the thing about this issue, it varies country to country, and you can’t just claim that white people on the whole are all racists. There is bad in all people, regardless of skin color.

And I agree on the War on Drugs (specifically marijuana) just being used to shoot up private prison statistics. That’s bullshit.

Trust me, I know. Every race has good and bad. A white dictator can be just as evil as a black dictator. So I don’t trust anyone in power. I know there are lot of good white people in America, In college, my teachers proved that. They were the ones that taught me about inequality in America. So I like them as individuals. 

But I recommend you being careful when talking about race with other people because many of them have been hurt deeply from generation to generation because of it, like African-Americans. Most of them still live in very racist places. They are very sensitive because of how they are still treated. I’m a Haitian-American but I have more patience and understanding. So I’m willing to educate others. 

earthstranger:

Matt Chandler keeping it real.

syk-of-sjws:

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How the fuck is the phrase “People of Color” not racist? I’ve seen these social justice retards say that “Colored people” is racist but not when you flip it and add “of”? The term “POCs” essentially makes these issues “White people versus everyone else” and THAT is fucking…

Yeah, no shit they started it first, but you’re advocating keeping it up. Hell, they didn’t even start racism. You think white people started racism? Would I be “ableist” if I called you what you are? Good job with the racism. Keep it up. It makes it all the more easy to put your bullshit under a spotlight.

How are we advocating racism if it keeps happening to us? What’s my bullshit? A lot White supremacists colonized a lot of countries and organized people by their skin color. If someone is still being treated less than a white person and they speak out about it they are advocating racism? 

You are advocating racism by saying that we should be segregated into groups with the terms “white people” vs “POCs”. And they weren’t white supremacists moron, they were Europeans who just happened to have some flawed views on race relations. 

And there are absolutely no laws in the first world that say “It’s perfectly okay to treat other races completely differently!”. There were. BUT THERE AREN’T ANYMORE. The law has done all it can to eliminate racism, and society is following. People seem to make a pretty big fuss when something happens to a black person in the US. THAT should say something about how far we’ve come.

1. White supremacists is what some people call White European settlers because of their acts. Also this is not a form of segregation on our part, because that’s who we are seen. This term is nothing new. This was created because we have similar experiences living in the US.

2. You are very ignorant. In America, there are MANY laws and tactics created to divide people by and race and treat people like shit: Redlining, War on Drugs, FBI Contra,and the Prison-Industrial Complex are ways that is creating HUGE racial divide. Please do your research because people are living in hell because if this.

3. How have we come far in the US when a minority is sentenced to a felony with the harshest punishment compared to a white person? A white person with weed gets a warning. Every non-white gets jail time and is forced to do labor in the system. Prosecutors and judges are being held accountable by INTENTLY targeting these people. Also a black man with a wallet is more likely to be killed than a white person with a gun. Also minorities have been set to death row to rot because the criminal justice system does not care for the poor and color. Many of these people are being released due to DNA evidence. People of color are fighting for their voting rights here because politicians don’t like them voting for another party. Racism is not over! Also the police culture is VERY much racist because it’s connected to the War on Drugs and the Prison-Industrial Complex. White people and black people do the same amount of drugs but black people are racially profiled and arrested for it at such high rates. Hell, if you are black, Latino, or Hispanic you’re pretty much screwed because anything can get you in trouble.

We have so many problems to fix but you are living in a bubble. I don’t think you understand how minorities life is like here. I’ll give you a book or blog posts recommendations so you can understand things better. Racism is not only calling how racial slurs but using a system to limit our civil rights, justice, and sometimes lives. Please look things up. 

You know what? You’re right. The very instant I see a black guy I say to myself: “I bet he just stole a TV. He probably belongs in prison, and if I were to run out and stab him through the ribs I would get off scott-free thanks to my glorious white privelege!”. In fact, I don’t think I’ve EVER seen any white people EVER go to jail… For ANYTHING! Drug possession, drug peddling, murder, rape… You name it, we’ll get off just because of the color of our skin!

In all seriousness though. everyone of every creed has went to jail for those crimes. Racism still exists yes, and you’re not going to stop it. It’s a tribal instinct that we’ve had to suppress. Yes it’s bad, and yes we would do much better without it, but it’s never going to be completely wiped out.

The thing is, I can see where you people are coming from on the race thing, what with the cops being assholes and the higher crime rates, it does seem awfully racist, and those cops probably are really assholes. But when YOU generalize like that “No white person has ever X” or “All black people have Y”, YOU are being the racist. What you social justice types fail to understand is that people are individuals. There is no hive-mind controlling white people or back people or Muslims or Christians or fucking Scientologists. (It often seems as though there’s a hivemind controlling you people, I must say)

Generalization is appropriate at times, and one of those times is not when you are making important judgments about entire groups of people. You think you can just declare retroactively that ALL of the European settlers were white supremacists? Again, pretty fucking racist.

If you want me to do some research, provide me with links, because we all know it’s entirely possible to just find sites that just circle-jerk and validate a certain-groups opinions. You may think “it’s not my job to educate you, shit-lord racist!”, but see, when you make that many positive claims that you say are 100% fact, it actually is your job. I may make some claims about the world, but what ‘m primarily doing here is rhetoric.

Look, all I’m doing is trying to show you that the world isn’t the evil place that hates you, like you seem to think it is. There are a few assholes out there, but most people don’t give a shit what color you are, whats between your legs, or what you like to wear, unless they themselves either a. want in your pants or b. are an ideological fucknut that you shouldn’t listen to.

1. I don’t understand if you’re being serious or not. Prejudice will always be there. I’m talking about the institutional racism in America! This is the kind of racism that people on tumblr are talking about.

2.Info:

War on Drugs:

Timeline: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/cron/

Brief History: http://www.drugpolicy.org/new-solutions-drug-policy/brief-history-drug-war

The War on Marijuana: http://www.vox.com/2014/7/27/5940783/prohibition-marijuana-legalization-pot-weed-racism-new-york-times

Statistics: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Race_and_Prison#sthash.gUjIJ2IW.dpbs

Race and the War on Drugs: https://www.aclu.org/files/FilesPDFs/ACF4F34.pdf

Racist Injustices: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-simmons/occupy-the-dream-the-math_b_1207767.html

Book to Learn Info: http://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=the+new+jim+crow

Mass Incarceration and private prisons:

 http://press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/644839.html

http://billmoyers.com/2014/03/06/race-the-war-on-drugs-and-mass-incarceration/

http://racism.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1354:a-contemporary-mechanism&catid=137:prision-industrial-complex-and-mass-incarceration&Itemid=155

Racism in the police culture:

http://www.bunker8.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc/instrac.htm

http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/cs06.pdf

Killings of unarmed black people by police:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/police-shootings-michael-brown-ferguson-black-men

Do you want more proof after this?

3. I really don’t care if people don’t like me because of my race. Fuck them. What a lot of people on tumblr is trying to point out that prejudice is no longer enough to explain racism. Systematic racism is much more powerful and deadly.

Thank you for taking the time to compile this. Some of these sources are a little left-leaning, but there are some reputable ones.

Like I said, I can see where the people arguing your points are coming from. It makes more sense than any feminist tenet of faith and it certainly isn’t as crazy as “This is thin privilege”.

With that being said, I can’t help but feel like some of you are going about this in a harmful way. My original point is that the term POC is divisive and harmful and I stand by that. It’s also not the best to try and guilt-trip white people for things that their ancestors did and things that a select few are doing now. My point still stands; people aren’t controlled by a hivemind, things are definitely getting better.

Now please let me know: How is “People of Color” not racist?

Colored People:

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Colored People: It’s a term used to call African-Americans. During the colonial era, white people and black people and other races were politically, socially, and economically separated. Colored once was another name for Negro or the children of slaves. America used to be, and still is, segregated. The term Colored was used to dehumanize, and humiliate black people. White people had obvious dominance over them. 

People of Color:

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People of Color: This is used in America for people who are NON-WHITES because like black people, they were segregated and discriminated against for their skin. This group experiences similar acts of racism. Usually by whites because they are the majority, and have benefited off a system that was created to grow the wealth of the white race at the expense of other races. This term replaced the word minority. Racism against non-whites:

Asians:

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This poster of an Asian warning Americans of “yellow fever”, the immigration of Asians. A propaganda poster to spread ant-Japanese propaganda. America than created the Chinese Exclusion Act, forced the Japanese into concentration camps out of fear from Pearl Harbor, and created Anti-Philippines race riots.

African-Americans:

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In America,White settlers used African-Americans as slaves. Than when they were free they used to lynch them or create race riots like Black Wall street and the Tulsa Riots for a century afterwards. It was not until the 1970’s where black people were finally getting acknowledgments as people due to the Black Power Movement. But that didn’t work for too long because their Black leaders were murdered and The War on Drugs started. 

Latin Immigrants:

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The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that broke out in Los AngelesCalifornia, between Anglo American sailors and Marines stationed in the city, and Latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits they favored. Mexican Americans and white military personnel were the main parties in the riots, and some African American and Filipino/Filipino American youths were involved as well.The Zoot Suit Riots were in part the effect of the infamous Sleepy Lagoon murder trial which followed the death of a young Latino man in a barrio near Los Angeles. The incident triggered similar attacks against Latinos in BeaumontChicagoSan DiegoOaklandDetroitEvansvillePhiladelphia, and New York City. So they started their own Civil Rights movement later.The Chicano Movement of the 1960s, also called the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, also known as El Movimiento, is an extension of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement which began in the 1940s with the stated goal of achieving Mexican American empowerment.

All of these races had similar acts against them that resulted in the lost of developmental, social, and institutional power. This is why people say that you can NOT be racist against white people. They have always had the power and upper hand. PoC didn’t get the privilege of protection from race riots and opportunities. They had to fight for and still are fighting for civil rights. White people always had rights. No race in America can do to onto white people what have happened to onto them.

I really hope this helps you understand how racism in America works. I’m not trying to create white guilt. I’m trying educate you on how racism back in the day affected people and how it still lives today. YOU might not be racist but you have to understand what America was like decades ago to really get know the difference between ‘Colored People’ and ‘People of Color’. 

Visiting the past makes it easier for people to understand the situations today. 

Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. This is true. What is also true is that you shouldn’t dwell on the past. It festers feelings of negativity and segregation.

The thing about POC is that you can expand it to include certain groups of Caucasians, like the Irish. This makes it effectively worthless and really show that it’s just a “Us vs. Them” mentality. Europeans are far from the only ones to benefit from racism throughout history. If you want to talk about history, then do a little more digging. Who sold those Africans into slavery? Other Africans.

Yes I can see that the US used to be very racist, and that some people, some people in power, still are unfortunately. However, when you separate the by white people and POCs, whether you like it or not, you really look like you’re perpetuating the very segregation you claim to be against.

A lot of people in power in the US are still very much racist. The things that come out of their mouths are ridiculous. You have to realize racism and racial demographics vary from country to country. Not every country is the same. Most of the SJW posts here are about western civilizations colonized by white settlers. 

The thing about African-Americans’ feelings about slavery is that they are not pissed about who brought who here. They know Africans took part in it. It’s about how in the US when they touched American soil how they were treated. I can’t speak for other Africans because they have their own history. 

So Irish can not be included in American PoC because in America the Irish were white immigrants and they also had control over minorities. We even had an Irish president, John F. Kennedy. I don’t know how other counties work. Never been to Ireland. And the issues are not always about slavery. It’s about the racial history from slavery to today and who had the most control. 

Yes, the Poc thing does creates a Us vs. Them mentality but in some places it’s very much real. In the US it’s kinda forced upon us. Seriously, the white people here don’t understand their history. Our school system failed to teach them.

Racial social structures varies from place to place. That’s why nobody here can be racist against white people. But, remember that Colored people is a term usually used for African-Americans in the US. 

So you admit that this is all very subjective?

Again don’t generalize and say that all white people aren’t taught about they horrible history. You do not know that.

I don’t know about other white people here on tumblr, but at my middle school and high school, they really hammered home the point that we fucked up the entire cultures of the native Americans and the horrors of the solace trade. They didn’t ignore this! Trail of Tears? Rosa Parks? MLK? I was taught about all of them, and so was my entire mostly white school.

"Vey subjective" In a global scale most control is over to white people but if you go by country, I say yes it can be subjective. Like some Asian and African countries never were overturn by white people. But to understand on who can be racist look at the population or better yet, power structure. White people can be a minority but still have the power of a majority.

Where I’m from people really don’t know shit about racial relations. Well, there are a lot of racists in general in Florida. We still have the KKK. But what I meant to say that most people are not taught the effects of it today. I gave you links about the destructive War on Drugs. That should be learned as well so people can understand how some communities in America became to be.

syk-of-sjws:

itsamadloveaffair:

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How the fuck is the phrase “People of Color” not racist? I’ve seen these social justice retards say that “Colored people” is racist but not when you flip it and add “of”? The term “POCs” essentially makes these issues “White people versus everyone else” and THAT is fucking…

Yeah, no shit they started it first, but you’re advocating keeping it up. Hell, they didn’t even start racism. You think white people started racism? Would I be “ableist” if I called you what you are? Good job with the racism. Keep it up. It makes it all the more easy to put your bullshit under a spotlight.

How are we advocating racism if it keeps happening to us? What’s my bullshit? A lot White supremacists colonized a lot of countries and organized people by their skin color. If someone is still being treated less than a white person and they speak out about it they are advocating racism? 

You are advocating racism by saying that we should be segregated into groups with the terms “white people” vs “POCs”. And they weren’t white supremacists moron, they were Europeans who just happened to have some flawed views on race relations. 

And there are absolutely no laws in the first world that say “It’s perfectly okay to treat other races completely differently!”. There were. BUT THERE AREN’T ANYMORE. The law has done all it can to eliminate racism, and society is following. People seem to make a pretty big fuss when something happens to a black person in the US. THAT should say something about how far we’ve come.

1. White supremacists is what some people call White European settlers because of their acts. Also this is not a form of segregation on our part, because that’s who we are seen. This term is nothing new. This was created because we have similar experiences living in the US.

2. You are very ignorant. In America, there are MANY laws and tactics created to divide people by and race and treat people like shit: Redlining, War on Drugs, FBI Contra,and the Prison-Industrial Complex are ways that is creating HUGE racial divide. Please do your research because people are living in hell because if this.

3. How have we come far in the US when a minority is sentenced to a felony with the harshest punishment compared to a white person? A white person with weed gets a warning. Every non-white gets jail time and is forced to do labor in the system. Prosecutors and judges are being held accountable by INTENTLY targeting these people. Also a black man with a wallet is more likely to be killed than a white person with a gun. Also minorities have been set to death row to rot because the criminal justice system does not care for the poor and color. Many of these people are being released due to DNA evidence. People of color are fighting for their voting rights here because politicians don’t like them voting for another party. Racism is not over! Also the police culture is VERY much racist because it’s connected to the War on Drugs and the Prison-Industrial Complex. White people and black people do the same amount of drugs but black people are racially profiled and arrested for it at such high rates. Hell, if you are black, Latino, or Hispanic you’re pretty much screwed because anything can get you in trouble.

We have so many problems to fix but you are living in a bubble. I don’t think you understand how minorities life is like here. I’ll give you a book or blog posts recommendations so you can understand things better. Racism is not only calling how racial slurs but using a system to limit our civil rights, justice, and sometimes lives. Please look things up. 

You know what? You’re right. The very instant I see a black guy I say to myself: “I bet he just stole a TV. He probably belongs in prison, and if I were to run out and stab him through the ribs I would get off scott-free thanks to my glorious white privelege!”. In fact, I don’t think I’ve EVER seen any white people EVER go to jail… For ANYTHING! Drug possession, drug peddling, murder, rape… You name it, we’ll get off just because of the color of our skin!

In all seriousness though. everyone of every creed has went to jail for those crimes. Racism still exists yes, and you’re not going to stop it. It’s a tribal instinct that we’ve had to suppress. Yes it’s bad, and yes we would do much better without it, but it’s never going to be completely wiped out.

The thing is, I can see where you people are coming from on the race thing, what with the cops being assholes and the higher crime rates, it does seem awfully racist, and those cops probably are really assholes. But when YOU generalize like that “No white person has ever X” or “All black people have Y”, YOU are being the racist. What you social justice types fail to understand is that people are individuals. There is no hive-mind controlling white people or back people or Muslims or Christians or fucking Scientologists. (It often seems as though there’s a hivemind controlling you people, I must say)

Generalization is appropriate at times, and one of those times is not when you are making important judgments about entire groups of people. You think you can just declare retroactively that ALL of the European settlers were white supremacists? Again, pretty fucking racist.

If you want me to do some research, provide me with links, because we all know it’s entirely possible to just find sites that just circle-jerk and validate a certain-groups opinions. You may think “it’s not my job to educate you, shit-lord racist!”, but see, when you make that many positive claims that you say are 100% fact, it actually is your job. I may make some claims about the world, but what ‘m primarily doing here is rhetoric.

Look, all I’m doing is trying to show you that the world isn’t the evil place that hates you, like you seem to think it is. There are a few assholes out there, but most people don’t give a shit what color you are, whats between your legs, or what you like to wear, unless they themselves either a. want in your pants or b. are an ideological fucknut that you shouldn’t listen to.

1. I don’t understand if you’re being serious or not. Prejudice will always be there. I’m talking about the institutional racism in America! This is the kind of racism that people on tumblr are talking about.

2.Info:

War on Drugs:

Timeline: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/cron/

Brief History: http://www.drugpolicy.org/new-solutions-drug-policy/brief-history-drug-war

The War on Marijuana: http://www.vox.com/2014/7/27/5940783/prohibition-marijuana-legalization-pot-weed-racism-new-york-times

Statistics: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Race_and_Prison#sthash.gUjIJ2IW.dpbs

Race and the War on Drugs: https://www.aclu.org/files/FilesPDFs/ACF4F34.pdf

Racist Injustices: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-simmons/occupy-the-dream-the-math_b_1207767.html

Book to Learn Info: http://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=the+new+jim+crow

Mass Incarceration and private prisons:

 http://press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/644839.html

http://billmoyers.com/2014/03/06/race-the-war-on-drugs-and-mass-incarceration/

http://racism.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1354:a-contemporary-mechanism&catid=137:prision-industrial-complex-and-mass-incarceration&Itemid=155

Racism in the police culture:

http://www.bunker8.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc/instrac.htm

http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/cs06.pdf

Killings of unarmed black people by police:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/police-shootings-michael-brown-ferguson-black-men

Do you want more proof after this?

3. I really don’t care if people don’t like me because of my race. Fuck them. What a lot of people on tumblr is trying to point out that prejudice is no longer enough to explain racism. Systematic racism is much more powerful and deadly.

Thank you for taking the time to compile this. Some of these sources are a little left-leaning, but there are some reputable ones.

Like I said, I can see where the people arguing your points are coming from. It makes more sense than any feminist tenet of faith and it certainly isn’t as crazy as “This is thin privilege”.

With that being said, I can’t help but feel like some of you are going about this in a harmful way. My original point is that the term POC is divisive and harmful and I stand by that. It’s also not the best to try and guilt-trip white people for things that their ancestors did and things that a select few are doing now. My point still stands; people aren’t controlled by a hivemind, things are definitely getting better.

Now please let me know: How is “People of Color” not racist?

Colored People:

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Colored People: It’s a term used to call African-Americans. During the colonial era, white people and black people and other races were politically, socially, and economically separated. Colored once was another name for Negro or the children of slaves. America used to be, and still is, segregated. The term Colored was used to dehumanize, and humiliate black people. White people had obvious dominance over them. 

People of Color:

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People of Color: This is used in America for people who are NON-WHITES because like black people, they were segregated and discriminated against for their skin. This group experiences similar acts of racism. Usually by whites because they are the majority, and have benefited off a system that was created to grow the wealth of the white race at the expense of other races. This term replaced the word minority. Racism against non-whites:

Asians:

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This poster of an Asian warning Americans of “yellow fever”, the immigration of Asians. A propaganda poster to spread ant-Japanese propaganda. America than created the Chinese Exclusion Act, forced the Japanese into concentration camps out of fear from Pearl Harbor, and created Anti-Philippines race riots.

African-Americans:

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In America,White settlers used African-Americans as slaves. Than when they were free they used to lynch them or create race riots like Black Wall street and the Tulsa Riots for a century afterwards. It was not until the 1970’s where black people were finally getting acknowledgments as people due to the Black Power Movement. But that didn’t work for too long because their Black leaders were murdered and The War on Drugs started. 

Latin Immigrants:

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The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that broke out in Los AngelesCalifornia, between Anglo American sailors and Marines stationed in the city, and Latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits they favored. Mexican Americans and white military personnel were the main parties in the riots, and some African American and Filipino/Filipino American youths were involved as well.The Zoot Suit Riots were in part the effect of the infamous Sleepy Lagoon murder trial which followed the death of a young Latino man in a barrio near Los Angeles. The incident triggered similar attacks against Latinos in BeaumontChicagoSan DiegoOaklandDetroitEvansvillePhiladelphia, and New York City. So they started their own Civil Rights movement later.The Chicano Movement of the 1960s, also called the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, also known as El Movimiento, is an extension of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement which began in the 1940s with the stated goal of achieving Mexican American empowerment.

All of these races had similar acts against them that resulted in the lost of developmental, social, and institutional power. This is why people say that you can NOT be racist against white people. They have always had the power and upper hand. PoC didn’t get the privilege of protection from race riots and opportunities. They had to fight for and still are fighting for civil rights. White people always had rights. No race in America can do to onto white people what have happened to onto them.

I really hope this helps you understand how racism in America works. I’m not trying to create white guilt. I’m trying educate you on how racism back in the day affected people and how it still lives today. YOU might not be racist but you have to understand what America was like decades ago to really get know the difference between ‘Colored People’ and ‘People of Color’. 

Visiting the past makes it easier for people to understand the situations today. 

Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. This is true. What is also true is that you shouldn’t dwell on the past. It festers feelings of negativity and segregation.

The thing about POC is that you can expand it to include certain groups of Caucasians, like the Irish. This makes it effectively worthless and really show that it’s just a “Us vs. Them” mentality. Europeans are far from the only ones to benefit from racism throughout history. If you want to talk about history, then do a little more digging. Who sold those Africans into slavery? Other Africans.

Yes I can see that the US used to be very racist, and that some people, some people in power, still are unfortunately. However, when you separate the by white people and POCs, whether you like it or not, you really look like you’re perpetuating the very segregation you claim to be against.

A lot of people in power in the US are still very much racist. The things that come out of their mouths are ridiculous. You have to realize racism and racial demographics vary from country to country. Not every country is the same. Most of the SJW posts here are about western civilizations colonized by white settlers. 

The thing about African-Americans’ feelings about slavery is that they are not pissed about who brought who here. They know Africans took part in it. It’s about how in the US when they touched American soil how they were treated. I can’t speak for other Africans because they have their own history. 

So Irish can not be included in American PoC because in America the Irish were white immigrants and they also had control over minorities. We even had an Irish president, John F. Kennedy. I don’t know how other counties work. Never been to Ireland. And the issues are not always about slavery. It’s about the racial history from slavery to today and who had the most control. 

Yes, the Poc thing does creates a Us vs. Them mentality but in some places it’s very much real. In the US it’s kinda forced upon us. Seriously, the white people here don’t understand their history. Our school system failed to teach them.

Racial social structures varies from place to place. That’s why nobody here can be racist against white people. But, remember that Colored people is a term usually used for African-Americans in the US. 

weareallmixedup:

So, there’s this girl at my work.
She’s bi-racial, Black and White,
but she looks monoracial Black.

I’m White and Asian,
but white passing.

Anyway, during lunch we started talking
about race. We agreed a little, but then she said “reverse racism”, and that it’s a real thing.

She kept talking,…

"White in a POC world"

Girl….

syk-of-sjws:

itsamadloveaffair:

syk-of-sjws:

itsamadloveaffair:

syk-of-sjws:

itsamadloveaffair:

syk-of-sjws:

syk-of-sjws:

How the fuck is the phrase “People of Color” not racist? I’ve seen these social justice retards say that “Colored people” is racist but not when you flip it and add “of”? The term “POCs” essentially makes these issues “White people versus everyone else” and THAT is fucking…

Yeah, no shit they started it first, but you’re advocating keeping it up. Hell, they didn’t even start racism. You think white people started racism? Would I be “ableist” if I called you what you are? Good job with the racism. Keep it up. It makes it all the more easy to put your bullshit under a spotlight.

How are we advocating racism if it keeps happening to us? What’s my bullshit? A lot White supremacists colonized a lot of countries and organized people by their skin color. If someone is still being treated less than a white person and they speak out about it they are advocating racism? 

You are advocating racism by saying that we should be segregated into groups with the terms “white people” vs “POCs”. And they weren’t white supremacists moron, they were Europeans who just happened to have some flawed views on race relations. 

And there are absolutely no laws in the first world that say “It’s perfectly okay to treat other races completely differently!”. There were. BUT THERE AREN’T ANYMORE. The law has done all it can to eliminate racism, and society is following. People seem to make a pretty big fuss when something happens to a black person in the US. THAT should say something about how far we’ve come.

1. White supremacists is what some people call White European settlers because of their acts. Also this is not a form of segregation on our part, because that’s who we are seen. This term is nothing new. This was created because we have similar experiences living in the US.

2. You are very ignorant. In America, there are MANY laws and tactics created to divide people by and race and treat people like shit: Redlining, War on Drugs, FBI Contra,and the Prison-Industrial Complex are ways that is creating HUGE racial divide. Please do your research because people are living in hell because if this.

3. How have we come far in the US when a minority is sentenced to a felony with the harshest punishment compared to a white person? A white person with weed gets a warning. Every non-white gets jail time and is forced to do labor in the system. Prosecutors and judges are being held accountable by INTENTLY targeting these people. Also a black man with a wallet is more likely to be killed than a white person with a gun. Also minorities have been set to death row to rot because the criminal justice system does not care for the poor and color. Many of these people are being released due to DNA evidence. People of color are fighting for their voting rights here because politicians don’t like them voting for another party. Racism is not over! Also the police culture is VERY much racist because it’s connected to the War on Drugs and the Prison-Industrial Complex. White people and black people do the same amount of drugs but black people are racially profiled and arrested for it at such high rates. Hell, if you are black, Latino, or Hispanic you’re pretty much screwed because anything can get you in trouble.

We have so many problems to fix but you are living in a bubble. I don’t think you understand how minorities life is like here. I’ll give you a book or blog posts recommendations so you can understand things better. Racism is not only calling how racial slurs but using a system to limit our civil rights, justice, and sometimes lives. Please look things up. 

You know what? You’re right. The very instant I see a black guy I say to myself: “I bet he just stole a TV. He probably belongs in prison, and if I were to run out and stab him through the ribs I would get off scott-free thanks to my glorious white privelege!”. In fact, I don’t think I’ve EVER seen any white people EVER go to jail… For ANYTHING! Drug possession, drug peddling, murder, rape… You name it, we’ll get off just because of the color of our skin!

In all seriousness though. everyone of every creed has went to jail for those crimes. Racism still exists yes, and you’re not going to stop it. It’s a tribal instinct that we’ve had to suppress. Yes it’s bad, and yes we would do much better without it, but it’s never going to be completely wiped out.

The thing is, I can see where you people are coming from on the race thing, what with the cops being assholes and the higher crime rates, it does seem awfully racist, and those cops probably are really assholes. But when YOU generalize like that “No white person has ever X” or “All black people have Y”, YOU are being the racist. What you social justice types fail to understand is that people are individuals. There is no hive-mind controlling white people or back people or Muslims or Christians or fucking Scientologists. (It often seems as though there’s a hivemind controlling you people, I must say)

Generalization is appropriate at times, and one of those times is not when you are making important judgments about entire groups of people. You think you can just declare retroactively that ALL of the European settlers were white supremacists? Again, pretty fucking racist.

If you want me to do some research, provide me with links, because we all know it’s entirely possible to just find sites that just circle-jerk and validate a certain-groups opinions. You may think “it’s not my job to educate you, shit-lord racist!”, but see, when you make that many positive claims that you say are 100% fact, it actually is your job. I may make some claims about the world, but what ‘m primarily doing here is rhetoric.

Look, all I’m doing is trying to show you that the world isn’t the evil place that hates you, like you seem to think it is. There are a few assholes out there, but most people don’t give a shit what color you are, whats between your legs, or what you like to wear, unless they themselves either a. want in your pants or b. are an ideological fucknut that you shouldn’t listen to.

1. I don’t understand if you’re being serious or not. Prejudice will always be there. I’m talking about the institutional racism in America! This is the kind of racism that people on tumblr are talking about.

2.Info:

War on Drugs:

Timeline: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/cron/

Brief History: http://www.drugpolicy.org/new-solutions-drug-policy/brief-history-drug-war

The War on Marijuana: http://www.vox.com/2014/7/27/5940783/prohibition-marijuana-legalization-pot-weed-racism-new-york-times

Statistics: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Race_and_Prison#sthash.gUjIJ2IW.dpbs

Race and the War on Drugs: https://www.aclu.org/files/FilesPDFs/ACF4F34.pdf

Racist Injustices: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-simmons/occupy-the-dream-the-math_b_1207767.html

Book to Learn Info: http://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=the+new+jim+crow

Mass Incarceration and private prisons:

 http://press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/644839.html

http://billmoyers.com/2014/03/06/race-the-war-on-drugs-and-mass-incarceration/

http://racism.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1354:a-contemporary-mechanism&catid=137:prision-industrial-complex-and-mass-incarceration&Itemid=155

Racism in the police culture:

http://www.bunker8.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc/instrac.htm

http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/cs06.pdf

Killings of unarmed black people by police:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/police-shootings-michael-brown-ferguson-black-men

Do you want more proof after this?

3. I really don’t care if people don’t like me because of my race. Fuck them. What a lot of people on tumblr is trying to point out that prejudice is no longer enough to explain racism. Systematic racism is much more powerful and deadly.

Thank you for taking the time to compile this. Some of these sources are a little left-leaning, but there are some reputable ones.

Like I said, I can see where the people arguing your points are coming from. It makes more sense than any feminist tenet of faith and it certainly isn’t as crazy as “This is thin privilege”.

With that being said, I can’t help but feel like some of you are going about this in a harmful way. My original point is that the term POC is divisive and harmful and I stand by that. It’s also not the best to try and guilt-trip white people for things that their ancestors did and things that a select few are doing now. My point still stands; people aren’t controlled by a hivemind, things are definitely getting better.

Now please let me know: How is “People of Color” not racist?

Colored People:

Colored People: It’s a term used to call African-Americans. During the colonial era, white people and black people and other races were politically, socially, and economically separated. Colored once was another name for Negro or the children of slaves. America used to be, and still is, segregated. The term Colored was used to dehumanize, and humiliate black people. White people had obvious dominance over them. 

People of Color:

People of Color: This is used in America for people who are NON-WHITES because like black people, they were segregated and discriminated against for their skin. This group experiences similar acts of racism. Usually by whites because they are the majority, and have benefited off a system that was created to grow the wealth of the white race at the expense of other races. This term replaced the word minority. Racism against non-whites:

Asians:

This poster of an Asian warning Americans of “yellow fever”, the immigration of Asians. A propaganda poster to spread ant-Japanese propaganda. America than created the Chinese Exclusion Act, forced the Japanese into concentration camps out of fear from Pearl Harbor, and created Anti-Philippines race riots.

African-Americans:

In America,White settlers used African-Americans as slaves. Than when they were free they used to lynch them or create race riots like Black Wall street and the Tulsa Riots for a century afterwards. It was not until the 1970’s where black people were finally getting acknowledgments as people due to the Black Power Movement. But that didn’t work for too long because their Black leaders were murdered and The War on Drugs started. 

Latin Immigrants:

The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that broke out in Los AngelesCalifornia, between Anglo American sailors and Marines stationed in the city, and Latino youths, who were recognizable by the zoot suits they favored. Mexican Americans and white military personnel were the main parties in the riots, and some African American and Filipino/Filipino American youths were involved as well.The Zoot Suit Riots were in part the effect of the infamous Sleepy Lagoon murder trial which followed the death of a young Latino man in a barrio near Los Angeles. The incident triggered similar attacks against Latinos in BeaumontChicagoSan DiegoOaklandDetroitEvansvillePhiladelphia, and New York City. So they started their own Civil Rights movement later.The Chicano Movement of the 1960s, also called the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, also known as El Movimiento, is an extension of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement which began in the 1940s with the stated goal of achieving Mexican American empowerment.

All of these races had similar acts against them that resulted in the lost of developmental, social, and institutional power. This is why people say that you can NOT be racist against white people. They have always had the power and upper hand. PoC didn’t get the privilege of protection from race riots and opportunities. They had to fight for and still are fighting for civil rights. White people always had rights. No race in America can do to onto white people what have happened to onto them.

I really hope this helps you understand how racism in America works. I’m not trying to create white guilt. I’m trying educate you on how racism back in the day affected people and how it still lives today. YOU might not be racist but you have to understand what America was like decades ago to really get know the difference between ‘Colored People’ and ‘People of Color’. 

Visiting the past makes it easier for people to understand the situations today. 

aslantedview:

Rogue Ales serves Asian customers chopsticks when they order hamburgers. When one complained, they offered her coupons…then BANNED HER when she refused and asked for an apology. 

Why is tumblr not blowing up about what happened and is still happening in Rotherham?

rotherham1400:

oh because it didn’t happen in america? because its difficult to talk about because it was Pakistani men against white girls? well if its because you fear being labelled as racist then that makes you no better that the police that ignored those girls for 16 years and let this happen….no one is saying that all Pakistani men are rapists, they are saying that political correctness has gone too far when you’d rather let 1,400 young girls get abused then be labelled racist

If it matter to you, write your own posts. News like that doesn’t really transfer overseas because American media doesn’t always find it a priority. We have to deal with ISIS and Syria right now. Do it yourself if you care about so much. You do know that institutional racism varies from country/society to country/society? 

syk-of-sjws:

itsamadloveaffair:

syk-of-sjws:

itsamadloveaffair:

syk-of-sjws:

syk-of-sjws:

How the fuck is the phrase “People of Color” not racist? I’ve seen these social justice retards say that “Colored people” is racist but not when you flip it and add “of”? The term “POCs” essentially makes these issues “White people versus everyone else” and THAT is fucking…

Yeah, no shit they started it first, but you’re advocating keeping it up. Hell, they didn’t even start racism. You think white people started racism? Would I be “ableist” if I called you what you are? Good job with the racism. Keep it up. It makes it all the more easy to put your bullshit under a spotlight.

How are we advocating racism if it keeps happening to us? What’s my bullshit? A lot White supremacists colonized a lot of countries and organized people by their skin color. If someone is still being treated less than a white person and they speak out about it they are advocating racism? 

You are advocating racism by saying that we should be segregated into groups with the terms “white people” vs “POCs”. And they weren’t white supremacists moron, they were Europeans who just happened to have some flawed views on race relations. 

And there are absolutely no laws in the first world that say “It’s perfectly okay to treat other races completely differently!”. There were. BUT THERE AREN’T ANYMORE. The law has done all it can to eliminate racism, and society is following. People seem to make a pretty big fuss when something happens to a black person in the US. THAT should say something about how far we’ve come.

1. White supremacists is what some people call White European settlers because of their acts. Also this is not a form of segregation on our part, because that’s who we are seen. This term is nothing new. This was created because we have similar experiences living in the US.

2. You are very ignorant. In America, there are MANY laws and tactics created to divide people by and race and treat people like shit: Redlining, War on Drugs, FBI Contra,and the Prison-Industrial Complex are ways that is creating HUGE racial divide. Please do your research because people are living in hell because if this.

3. How have we come far in the US when a minority is sentenced to a felony with the harshest punishment compared to a white person? A white person with weed gets a warning. Every non-white gets jail time and is forced to do labor in the system. Prosecutors and judges are being held accountable by INTENTLY targeting these people. Also a black man with a wallet is more likely to be killed than a white person with a gun. Also minorities have been set to death row to rot because the criminal justice system does not care for the poor and color. Many of these people are being released due to DNA evidence. People of color are fighting for their voting rights here because politicians don’t like them voting for another party. Racism is not over! Also the police culture is VERY much racist because it’s connected to the War on Drugs and the Prison-Industrial Complex. White people and black people do the same amount of drugs but black people are racially profiled and arrested for it at such high rates. Hell, if you are black, Latino, or Hispanic you’re pretty much screwed because anything can get you in trouble.

We have so many problems to fix but you are living in a bubble. I don’t think you understand how minorities life is like here. I’ll give you a book or blog posts recommendations so you can understand things better. Racism is not only calling how racial slurs but using a system to limit our civil rights, justice, and sometimes lives. Please look things up. 

You know what? You’re right. The very instant I see a black guy I say to myself: “I bet he just stole a TV. He probably belongs in prison, and if I were to run out and stab him through the ribs I would get off scott-free thanks to my glorious white privelege!”. In fact, I don’t think I’ve EVER seen any white people EVER go to jail… For ANYTHING! Drug possession, drug peddling, murder, rape… You name it, we’ll get off just because of the color of our skin!

In all seriousness though. everyone of every creed has went to jail for those crimes. Racism still exists yes, and you’re not going to stop it. It’s a tribal instinct that we’ve had to suppress. Yes it’s bad, and yes we would do much better without it, but it’s never going to be completely wiped out.

The thing is, I can see where you people are coming from on the race thing, what with the cops being assholes and the higher crime rates, it does seem awfully racist, and those cops probably are really assholes. But when YOU generalize like that “No white person has ever X” or “All black people have Y”, YOU are being the racist. What you social justice types fail to understand is that people are individuals. There is no hive-mind controlling white people or back people or Muslims or Christians or fucking Scientologists. (It often seems as though there’s a hivemind controlling you people, I must say)

Generalization is appropriate at times, and one of those times is not when you are making important judgments about entire groups of people. You think you can just declare retroactively that ALL of the European settlers were white supremacists? Again, pretty fucking racist.

If you want me to do some research, provide me with links, because we all know it’s entirely possible to just find sites that just circle-jerk and validate a certain-groups opinions. You may think “it’s not my job to educate you, shit-lord racist!”, but see, when you make that many positive claims that you say are 100% fact, it actually is your job. I may make some claims about the world, but what ‘m primarily doing here is rhetoric.

Look, all I’m doing is trying to show you that the world isn’t the evil place that hates you, like you seem to think it is. There are a few assholes out there, but most people don’t give a shit what color you are, whats between your legs, or what you like to wear, unless they themselves either a. want in your pants or b. are an ideological fucknut that you shouldn’t listen to.

1. I don’t understand if you’re being serious or not. Prejudice will always be there. I’m talking about the institutional racism in America! This is the kind of racism that people on tumblr are talking about.

2.Info:

War on Drugs:

Timeline: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/cron/

Brief History: http://www.drugpolicy.org/new-solutions-drug-policy/brief-history-drug-war

The War on Marijuana: http://www.vox.com/2014/7/27/5940783/prohibition-marijuana-legalization-pot-weed-racism-new-york-times

Statistics: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Race_and_Prison#sthash.gUjIJ2IW.dpbs

Race and the War on Drugs: https://www.aclu.org/files/FilesPDFs/ACF4F34.pdf

Racist Injustices: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/russell-simmons/occupy-the-dream-the-math_b_1207767.html

Book to Learn Info: http://www.amazon.com/New-Jim-Crow-Incarceration-Colorblindness/dp/1595586431/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=the+new+jim+crow

Mass Incarceration and private prisons:

 http://press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/644839.html

http://billmoyers.com/2014/03/06/race-the-war-on-drugs-and-mass-incarceration/

http://racism.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1354:a-contemporary-mechanism&catid=137:prision-industrial-complex-and-mass-incarceration&Itemid=155

Racism in the police culture:

http://www.bunker8.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/misc/instrac.htm

http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/cs06.pdf

Killings of unarmed black people by police:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/police-shootings-michael-brown-ferguson-black-men

Do you want more proof after this?

3. I really don’t care if people don’t like me because of my race. Fuck them. What a lot of people on tumblr is trying to point out that prejudice is no longer enough to explain racism. Systematic racism is much more powerful and deadly.

"I hear “nothing’s more American than immigrating in
“Working hard is more important than the color of your skin”
But if that’s true, why are the faces that look like me
Always involved in takeout, kung fu, or exotic villainy?
I mean, we wear the same clothes and we do the same things
And we talk the same way - but it was never a real dream
For me to be Friends with Rachel, Joey, or Ross
And “Jason Chu” was not the answer to the question, “Who’s the Boss?”
Even on Cheers, where everybody was supposed to know my name
I never heard a Chu, Nguyen, Kim, Loke, or Chang
So I concluded that Asian faces are only right
If we’re talking about rice, or a high-tech device
I mean, I just saw the Dark Knight Rise
And I cheered every time that I saw an Asian face - twice
This is why we don’t win: the systems that we’re in
If we build separate communities, we’re viewed as aliens
But if we try to play along, we have no hope of blending in
They’ll never let John Wayne be played by John Kim
But The Airbender was Noah Ringer, and Goku was Justin Chatwin
And the whole cast of Akira was gonna be played by white men
But I have never seen a role with a European name
Be filled by an Asian with the excuse “we cast for talent, not for race”
So the La Jolla playhouse can say anything they want
In the end, I don’t see action, so I conclude it’s just a front
For the same attitude that I’ve always seen out there
Because “color-blind” is just a nicer way to say “we don’t care"

— A poem written, editted, and performed by Jason Chu in response to the La Jolla Playhouse casting only 2 Asian-Americans in a play set in ancient China - part of the trend known as “no Asian faces on TV”.

Because progress is made by opening our eyes - not being blind. (via bearded-pilipino)

syk-of-sjws:

itsamadloveaffair:

syk-of-sjws:

syk-of-sjws:

How the fuck is the phrase “People of Color” not racist? I’ve seen these social justice retards say that “Colored people” is racist but not when you flip it and add “of”? The term “POCs” essentially makes these issues “White people versus everyone else” and THAT is fucking…

Yeah, no shit they started it first, but you’re advocating keeping it up. Hell, they didn’t even start racism. You think white people started racism? Would I be “ableist” if I called you what you are? Good job with the racism. Keep it up. It makes it all the more easy to put your bullshit under a spotlight.

How are we advocating racism if it keeps happening to us? What’s my bullshit? A lot White supremacists colonized a lot of countries and organized people by their skin color. If someone is still being treated less than a white person and they speak out about it they are advocating racism? 

You are advocating racism by saying that we should be segregated into groups with the terms “white people” vs “POCs”. And they weren’t white supremacists moron, they were Europeans who just happened to have some flawed views on race relations. 

And there are absolutely no laws in the first world that say “It’s perfectly okay to treat other races completely differently!”. There were. BUT THERE AREN’T ANYMORE. The law has done all it can to eliminate racism, and society is following. People seem to make a pretty big fuss when something happens to a black person in the US. THAT should say something about how far we’ve come.

1. White supremacists is what some people call White European settlers because of their acts. Also this is not a form of segregation on our part, because that’s who we are seen. This term is nothing new. This was created because we have similar experiences living in the US.

2. You are very ignorant. In America, there are MANY laws and tactics created to divide people by and race and treat people like shit: Redlining, War on Drugs, FBI Contra,and the Prison-Industrial Complex are ways that is creating HUGE racial divide. Please do your research because people are living in hell because if this.

3. How have we come far in the US when a minority is sentenced to a felony with the harshest punishment compared to a white person? A white person with weed gets a warning. Every non-white gets jail time and is forced to do labor in the system. Prosecutors and judges are being held accountable by INTENTLY targeting these people. Also a black man with a wallet is more likely to be killed than a white person with a gun. Also minorities have been set to death row to rot because the criminal justice system does not care for the poor and color. Many of these people are being released due to DNA evidence. People of color are fighting for their voting rights here because politicians don’t like them voting for another party. Racism is not over! Also the police culture is VERY much racist because it’s connected to the War on Drugs and the Prison-Industrial Complex. White people and black people do the same amount of drugs but black people are racially profiled and arrested for it at such high rates. Hell, if you are black, Latino, or Hispanic you’re pretty much screwed because anything can get you in trouble.

We have so many problems to fix but you are living in a bubble. I don’t think you understand how minorities life is like here. I’ll give you a book or blog posts recommendations so you can understand things better. Racism is not only calling how racial slurs but using a system to limit our civil rights, justice, and sometimes lives. Please look things up. 

"Many people who sent hateful feedback made reference to my academic qualifications. When you consider stereotypes about Black people as unintelligent victims and drug-addicted criminals, it seems unfathomable that a Black woman could have an engineering degree from MIT, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and have been employed as a faculty member at an Ivy League school. My achievements sparked anger and jealousy in many because they are seen as a violation of the stereotype, or the proper social order. There is no way that a racist can imagine I might have earned all this from just a good brain and hard work. For that reason, many tried to make this "right" by addressing me in a disrespectful manner, using demeaning and sexist language, and expressing disbelief over my achievements. It’s a broken logic that perpetuates hate: by pulling down successful people of color, racists think they pull themselves up."

— Dr. Monica Williams, Ph.D, in reply to the hate she received for her post on colorblind racism on psychologytoday.com.  (via thisiseverydayracism)

syk-of-sjws:

syk-of-sjws:

How the fuck is the phrase “People of Color” not racist? I’ve seen these social justice retards say that “Colored people” is racist but not when you flip it and add “of”? The term “POCs” essentially makes these issues “White people versus everyone else” and THAT is fucking…

Yeah, no shit they started it first, but you’re advocating keeping it up. Hell, they didn’t even start racism. You think white people started racism? Would I be “ableist” if I called you what you are? Good job with the racism. Keep it up. It makes it all the more easy to put your bullshit under a spotlight.

How are we advocating racism if it keeps happening to us? What’s my bullshit? A lot White supremacists colonized a lot of countries and organized people by their skin color. If someone is still being treated less than a white person and they speak out about it they are advocating racism?