The World We Live In
#1560

smallrevolutionary:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

thewritingfortress:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

White privilege is people caring more about dead bees than dead brown children.

Well the dead bees can actually affect the entire world and more people personally because the bees are responsible for carrying plant seeds, which helps to grow and reproduce. Without bees the agricultural food supply would drop greatly in a lot of areas, including places with little food, which will drive up food prices and make it harder for poor people, all over the world, to buy food. Leading to people dying. Not to mention plants do other great things, like giving us fucking air. 

So excuse me for caring about bees. 

(Also, I’m sure most people don’t care about dying white kids either. plenty of white people suffer from hunger and die every day, at least starving Africans get some type of wide-spread support)

Listen here, infant. I know how bees work. Everyone knows how bees work. I know how plants work. We learned all this shit in first grade. I want you to look at how dumb what you just said was. No, really, read it again.

"Here’s why I care more about the bees than dead brown children: because with bees, people might die."

YOU LITERALLY DIFFERENTIATED PEOPLE AND BROWN CHILDREN INTO TWO SEPARATE THINGS. UM, BROWN CHILDREN ARE ACTUALLY PEOPLE TOO, YOU KNOW, AND IF YOU’RE ACTUALLY CONCERNED WITH PEOPLE DYING, MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT BROWN CHILDREN DYING TOO OR— you know what? It’s too early to interact with white people.

And I’m not even touching that last part you put in parentheses because woooooooooow. 

white people. getting it wrong since their inception.

I’m sorry, no. I’m brown and I care more about the bees than ANY human death. Had you said anything else I may have given you that. “cared more about the Superbowl”, “care more about the price of gas” any thing else. The simple fact of the matter is, the bees are more important than any human could ever be. Them dying off will have catastrophic effects on the world; one dead human will have catastrophic effects on his family. You see where I’m going with this? Humans are not important enough to matter in situations like this, ethnicity and color aside, humans are unimportant.

I am just going to say this and fuck whoever doesn’t like it. i don’t even care.

Before I say this I have to say a few things about myself because I’m tired of people assuming things about me that are not true. I am 18, female, and bi-racial (black/white). I was raised by my black father in a black household. As a child my black step sisters teased and taunted me because I am ‘white’. Neither them nor their friends would play with a ‘white girl’. My grandmother never liked that my father had a baby with a white woman. She told my mother this every day when my parents were together. She told me this everyday after that. She said I was ‘too white’ or if I did something she didn’t like she, to this day, will tell me ‘It’s the white in you’.

Only rarely have I experience racism towards my other half. It happens, don’t get me wrong. Mostly it’s small, some random bigot throwing words trying to hurt me. But it doesn’t happen too often because even if people are prejudiced they mostly keep quiet about it.

All of these things are racism that happens on a personal level. None of it is institutional. I told you all this because some people seem to think that personal racism doesn’t exist, or at least, not when it’s directed toward white people. You are wrong. Now I want you to think good and hard about all of the times someone has put you down because of your color/race/ethnicity. It hurts doesn’t it? It makes you feel like shit because that person or group of persons hates you, they really hate you, because of something you have no control over. Think about all of the times you were excluded from the group because of your race/ethnicity/color. Did you cry about it at night? I know I did. Did you hate yourself? I did.

Racism has three definitions, according to Dictionary.com:

1.a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2.a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3.hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
 
We all know that first one, those are the white supremacists, Nazi types. Run of the mill bigots.
That second one, we all know that one too. This is the one most people think is the only possible definition racism has.
The last one though, most people forget about that one when it’s not them experiencing it.
 
Just remember, when you put anyone down, exclude someone, call some one a name, make a generalization about some one, or just plain are hurtful toward someone because of their race it hurts them. Most of us understand that you should never do something like that to a colored person because it’s bullying, it’s hurtful, it’s racist, and it’s wrong. So tell me, why do some people think it’s all suddenly okay when the person is white?

im-just-a-reaction:

The World We Live In: YOU CAN BE RACIST TOWARDS WHITE PEOPLE!

peaceful-protest:

STAHP IT!

Throughout history European (white) people have been the most oppressive force around the world. They traveled from place to place and committed genocide against just about every culture they encountered. This racism has traveled through the centuries and in most places positive change…

White people aren’t mad about the end of their empires they’re mad about mass immigration and the dissolution and destruction of their own cultures.

I don’t understand if you are trying to make an actual point or what? I don’t know how to respond because from where I’m standing what you said is simply not true. There may be people today that think that but those events never happened. If you didn’t understand me, let me explain.

What I meant when i said that was: A lot of tension between the races was created when colored people started fighting back and taking their lands, culture, and rights back. Like what happened during the Civil Rights movement. It was the idea that white people now weren’t in absolute control when they had been for so long that they didn’t like, it was the idea that they had to treat colored people like people. That was a big cause of the hatred but also the long held stereotypes that I mentioned.

White people hated colored people because they saw them as ‘savage’ or ‘evil’, usually less than human in some way. They tended to create this image of a dangerous colored person who would harm white people if left unchecked. Then after changes took place white people didn’t like that their power was being taken away and that they now had to share human rights with these people they didn’t think were human.

YOU CAN BE RACIST TOWARDS WHITE PEOPLE!

STAHP IT!

Throughout history European (white) people have been the most oppressive force around the world. They traveled from place to place and committed genocide against just about every culture they encountered. This racism has traveled through the centuries and in most places positive change has only happened in the last couple of hundred years. 

This has caused a lot of hate between the races. Colored people feel hatred toward white people for the oppression they and/or their people have been victim to. White people feel a hatred toward colored people for the toppling of their empire, and because of all of the negative stereotypes placed on the various peoples in order to justify oppressing them (i.e. They aren’t actually people, why should they have the rights of actual people).

Now this is all racism but most of us can agree that in most cases the first example is justified. In the ‘50’s it makes sense that a black girl would hate white people, the people that made her sit on the back of the bus, the people that wouldn’t let her go to a good school, etc.

But it is 2013 now. The white people alive today had nothing to do with those horrible acts. Yes, the world is still feeling the effects of the European empire and that is why many negative stereotypes about colored people still exist. Many people, even the people the stereotypes are about, believe them and it makes it very difficult for society to move away from them. I know as a  colored girl life will be slightly more difficult for me than a white girl because people see brown skin and they think of all of those negative things, yes, even other colored people. The only way to fix this problem is through education and example. Prove. Them. Wrong. Then we can move forward as a society.

Saying that 'Whiteness is oppression' (anarcho-queer) is blatant racism and it’s not helping anything. Not one thing. Blaming the white people alive today is not only idiotic, but it is bullying. They did nothing but be born with the genetics of the Europeans that did this to the world. I thought we weren’t supposed to make people feel bad about things they have no control over? I was born to a black father and a white mother. I had no say in the matter. My sister was born with a white mother and a white father. She had no say in the matter. She has blonde hair, ice blue eyes, and German blood; it doesn’t make her a Nazi. Do you see how idiotic that sounds? Do you see how racist and hurtful that is?

Hating someone because of the color of their skin is wrong. Plain and simple. I don’t care if your black, white, or any shade in between, if you hate someone, or a group of people because of their skin and genetics you are racist, you are the worst of the worst and you are what is wrong with society. Not white people. YOU.

My friend on FB posted this……this is her convo with 2 of her friends that followed….I can’t even……..
EDIT: My bf commented explaining everything that is wrong with what they are saying. I was going to get a screencap of it but she deleted the post soon after :(

My friend on FB posted this……this is her convo with 2 of her friends that followed….I can’t even……..

EDIT: My bf commented explaining everything that is wrong with what they are saying. I was going to get a screencap of it but she deleted the post soon after :(

yessicaarawr:

I really hate when people find out I’m black and white and they automatically assume that my dad is black, my mom is white, and I don’t know who my dad is or have a relationship with him.

Or when they’re so shocked that I was raised by my father and their next question is “So is your mom black and your-” NO! GO AWAY!

Biracial girl problems

rucaflowers:

Today was a pretty fulfilling day. Minus the part where a whole bunch of black people judged me for hanging out with two white guys. One lady says “She ain’t fully black. She gotta be mixed. She was prolly raised the ‘White’ way”…. No lady, I wasn’t raised the “White Way”. I was raised the RIGHT way… And I was taught not to discriminate against people. Eff Off Wench.

lebanesepoppyseed:

The thing about the word “Nigger” that we’re coming to realize with Rick Santorum’s telling slip-of-tongue is how it truly operates.

Nigger is not, like people commonly believe, just a rude way of referring to a black person. It isn’t simply a bastardization of the…

oumkhartoum:

thepeoplesrecord:

Another Black Youth Gunned Down: The Shooting of Darius SimmonsPictured - Patricia Larry with a photo of her son, Darius.June 6, 2012Darius Simmons was like a lot of 13-year-old boys — funny, boisterous and a little braggy…
John Henry Spooner, his 75-year-old next-door neighbor, is charged with first-degree murder in the boy’s death. Spooner, a widower who has been diagnosed with cancer, had complained to Alderman Bob Donovan about a break-in at his home earlier in the week, blaming the family next door. 

Spooner admitted to police that he shot Darius on Thursday morning, even as the boy had held up his arms and ran away.
Spooner shot the boy because he believed he’d broken into his house and stolen some guns. (Spooner was a collector.) Simmons’ mother says the police searched the house and found nothing. I understand why she wants to say that, but I think even if her son actually was burglar you are still left with 1.) someone taking the law for self and 2.) executing a child over an alleged theft.

There may well be more here. We’ll likely know in the coming days. I bet we’ll be hearing about Wisconsin’s own stand your ground law. For now we have this:


Milwaukee police said they recognized the area around 19th and Arrow streets address when the call came in about a man they said shot his teenage neighbor. Dispatch records obtained by WISN 12 News show the Spooner called 911 at least 15 times in five years, including four stolen guns after a break-in Tuesday. 

 An hour before the shooting, Spooner had been eating breakfast with Alderman Bob Donovan. “(Spooner) was telling me about the recent burglary that he had. They stole $3,000 worth of guns. I know John to have been a member, or is a member, of the National Rifle Association,” Donovan said. 

“I asked him, ‘Did you call the police?’ He said, ‘Yeah,’ but for whatever reason, seemed a little frustrated with that investigation. I don’t know the details of it,” Donovan said. 

“Did he suspect the 13-year-old?” Lyles asked. 

“He suspects whoever lives next door to him, that those individuals were involved,” Donovan said. 

Donovan said Spooner has lung cancer and seemed troubled, not angry. But after the shooting, he said the conversation stands out. 

“He did say that ‘maybe there are other ways of dealing with this,’” Donovan said.
 
Source

Update: Spooner shot Simmons with a 9mm handgun five feet away from him in the chest, in front of his mother.  

Darius was shot once in the chest with his hands raised.  He ran to escape and collapsed at the corner, while Spooner attempted to shoot him in the back, and tried to fire a third shot.  
After police arrived, Darius’s body remained on the sidewalk, while police questioned his mother, Patricia Larry, in a squad car for approximately two hours.
During the police investigation of the shooting, they searched Ms. Larry’s home again.  Finding nothing, they then proceeded to arrest his older brother for having truancy tickets.


The police left the child’s body on the floor while they harassed his family, questioned the mother for two hours while she could see her son’s dead body outside of the car’s window, searched their home and then arrested the victim’s brother for truancy. This is the reality of being Black. How absolutely sick. John Henry Spooner will die of his cancer before he serves his sentence. There is no justice.

oumkhartoum:

thepeoplesrecord:

Another Black Youth Gunned Down: The Shooting of Darius Simmons
Pictured - Patricia Larry with a photo of her son, Darius.
June 6, 2012

Darius Simmons was like a lot of 13-year-old boys — funny, boisterous and a little braggy…

John Henry Spooner, his 75-year-old next-door neighbor, is charged with first-degree murder in the boy’s death. Spooner, a widower who has been diagnosed with cancer, had complained to Alderman Bob Donovan about a break-in at his home earlier in the week, blaming the family next door. 

Spooner admitted to police that he shot Darius on Thursday morning, even as the boy had held up his arms and ran away.
Spooner shot the boy because he believed he’d broken into his house and stolen some guns. (Spooner was a collector.) Simmons’ mother says the police searched the house and found nothing. I understand why she wants to say that, but I think even if her son actually was burglar you are still left with 1.) someone taking the law for self and 2.) executing a child over an alleged theft.
There may well be more here. We’ll likely know in the coming days. I bet we’ll be hearing about Wisconsin’s own stand your ground law. For now we have this:
Milwaukee police said they recognized the area around 19th and Arrow streets address when the call came in about a man they said shot his teenage neighbor. Dispatch records obtained by WISN 12 News show the Spooner called 911 at least 15 times in five years, including four stolen guns after a break-in Tuesday. 
 An hour before the shooting, Spooner had been eating breakfast with Alderman Bob Donovan. “(Spooner) was telling me about the recent burglary that he had. They stole $3,000 worth of guns. I know John to have been a member, or is a member, of the National Rifle Association,” Donovan said. 
“I asked him, ‘Did you call the police?’ He said, ‘Yeah,’ but for whatever reason, seemed a little frustrated with that investigation. I don’t know the details of it,” Donovan said. 
“Did he suspect the 13-year-old?” Lyles asked. 
“He suspects whoever lives next door to him, that those individuals were involved,” Donovan said. 
Donovan said Spooner has lung cancer and seemed troubled, not angry. But after the shooting, he said the conversation stands out. 
“He did say that ‘maybe there are other ways of dealing with this,’” Donovan said.
 
Update: Spooner shot Simmons with a 9mm handgun five feet away from him in the chest, in front of his mother. 

Darius was shot once in the chest with his hands raised.  He ran to escape and collapsed at the corner, while Spooner attempted to shoot him in the back, and tried to fire a third shot. 

After police arrived, Darius’s body remained on the sidewalk, while police questioned his mother, Patricia Larry, in a squad car for approximately two hours.

During the police investigation of the shooting, they searched Ms. Larry’s home again.  Finding nothing, they then proceeded to arrest his older brother for having truancy tickets.

The police left the child’s body on the floor while they harassed his family, questioned the mother for two hours while she could see her son’s dead body outside of the car’s window, searched their home and then arrested the victim’s brother for truancy. This is the reality of being Black. How absolutely sick. John Henry Spooner will die of his cancer before he serves his sentence. There is no justice.

"The Black Israelite (Times Square)
March 12th, 2012 by Brandon Stanton
 I can’t tell you all the details of this man’s religion, but I’m pretty sure white people don’t go to heaven.”

Had me laughing for way too long :D

"The Black Israelite (Times Square)

March 12th, 2012 by Brandon Stanton


I can’t tell you all the details of this man’s religion, but I’m pretty sure white people don’t go to heaven.”

Had me laughing for way too long :D