my friend and i today have been angrily saying “noot noot!” in response to everyone and as a greeting so at lunch we started just saying noot noot at everyone at our table and slowly they started saying noot noot too and in the end we were just sitting there with 7 people saying noot noot in an upset and angry tone
"you can’t fight fire with fire" they said
YOUR METAPHOR IS FLAWED TRY AGAIN
vizardvalor asked: What is your opinion on the controversy with Nick Cannon doing white face. Also do you think white people are justified to have an outrage, since black people are "claimed" to cause shit-storms when celebrities and such do "black face."
There is no controversy because as black people in a white supremacist world we do not have any power or privilege over white people. We do not have the power to define whiteness and reduce it down to a stereotype defined by something like “whiteface”, and we cannot as a group systematically affect the life outcomes of white people. White people, on the other hand, due to white supremacy, have all of these things and more and they regularly wield them to disastrous, dehumanizing effect. The white viewer’s feelings might be temporarily hurt seeing Nick Cannon in whiteface, but the power and privilege of their whiteness remains intact. Unaltered. The act does nothing. As white people, they will still be exalted as representing the standard of beauty, womanhood, manliness, citizenship, you name it in American society. Whiteness still reigns supreme, whiteface or not.
We live in such an anti-intellectual society where most white people have so deeply internalized their hatred for black people that they make these lazy conflations of whiteface with blackface, even though they know that the histories and context are totally different.
I find white rage fascinating. White people will get up in arms over an instance of “whiteface,” but then where is their outrage for Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Jordan Davis, Oscar Grant, Emmett Till or Islan Nettles? They scream “controversy” and “reverse racism” in the former but remain silent as black bodies stack up on our streets, particularly when we are extrajudicially murdered by one of their own. Instances like this make it clear not only how anti-intellectual and ahistorical their “perspective” is, but also displays their hatred for blackness and black people in such a transparent fashion that it just breaks my heart.
"tumblr makes me feel bad just because im white/male/cis/straight/otherwise privileged"
damn im sorry oppressed people are venting/calling you out and your immediate response is to talk about your own fucking feelings