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.
War on Drugs:
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
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:
Racism in the police culture:
Killings of unarmed black people by police:
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: 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:
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.
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.
The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots in 1943 during World War II that broke out in Los Angeles, California, 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 Beaumont, Chicago, San Diego, Oakland, Detroit, Evansville, Philadelphia, 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.