omg everyone, “white tears: the book” exists.
Is a brown man’s fist
With hard knuckles
Crushing the lips,
Blackening the eyes, –
Hit me again,
this never gets old
I met the creator of this a month ago and he said he got a lot of hate mail from dudebros who thought that he was a woman complaining about these problems.
Continuing on the subject of institutional racism in Higher Education, UCL recently held a panel discussion looking at the lack of black professors in the UK. Of the 18510 professors in UK, 85 are of African and Caribbean descent, and of those 85 only 17 are women. You can listen to the audio from the event here.
howdoiarticulatethisproperly asked: My friend and I were looking at your blog and she got very offended saying "this is just meant to make white people feel guilty! it isn't my fault I'm white! etc." Correct me if I'm wrong, but what I took away from your blog is that you aren't trying to make white people feel guilty but rather trying to shed light on the fact that in our society, if you're white you automatically have more opportunities than someone who is not white. Why is this so often misconstrued as "white racism"?
Because white people think everything is about them. They feel guilty, which I really don’t find useful but expect from typical humans, and try to deflect blame (“my anscetors not me!”, “I didn’t choose to be born white!”). This blog isn’t about white people tho. It’s POC sharing their personal interactions with white privilege; it’s a very cathartic way of dealing with everything.
I’m not sure why white people think we are here to make them feel guilty? Like if you feel guilty it’s probably cause ya did something wrong (e.g casual racism) or you’re ashamed to be associated with such a hateful system. But you know….suck it up.
"so you want me to feel so guilty just because I’m white/male???!"
At a recent presentation, I asked all of the gay male students in the room to raise their hand if in the past week they touched a woman’s body without her consent. After a moment of hesitation, all of the hands of the gay men in…
Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.
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