Wim not used to it, in fact I hate that people are listening to me. I speak up now, I speak clearly, and I try not to say sorry a lot. I’m done being apologetic for shit that isn’t my problem. I’m done saying sorry. I’ll be nice and funny, and sweet but you’ll get no apologies for me. yYou will hear every damn word I say and I am no longer going to repeat myself. They shut me down when I was young, told me to be more quiet, write less words, have smaller ideas. I have big ideas, huge plans, a loud personality, and lovely sense of self. I’m no longer getting my vulnerability jaded to me on a damn plate. WSPECIALLY A WHITE ONE. No offense to white dishes, none meant. I’m serious though… It is time. I have shown myself the door too many times and I’m struggling with it now. My confidence is black as the deepest part of the sky and rich as the best chocolate.
yourbottomdollar said: No - I'm saying that they do it because they want to be black. Same as all the girls in Essex are buy 'black up' because they want to be Beyoncé. Same as I charge over £795 to white girls in town who have weaves in their broken, white girl hair. What I'm saying still stands and you can't negate it.
Alright, so I’m gonna just go on ahead and explain this to you because you seem like a nice person that also happens to be in a very dangerous position.
White people finding an appeal in the way black people look and act for their own pleasure and for their own image is not in any way indicative of them accepting black people
First of all, when they see a commercialized stereotypical image of a black man or a black woman, they assume that to be a representation of the overall black image which from the start is going down a bad path.
Little white boys trying to pretend to be what they think black is does not at all mean they love black people. I can be the first to tell you as a Floridian, a white dude that wears baggy clothes, dated G-Unit merchandise a du-rag and a snap back can still be in the KKK. And I know how y’all Europeans like to get and say that America’s the only racist place there is, well trust me them same white boys probably live next door to you so don’t assume for one second they are exempt from the same hatred.
And those white girls from Essex that get the weaves and the tans and the lip injections and the butt implants will be the same ones to turn around and see all that on a black women and they’ll dehumanize them and say that they’re ugly. Yeah they getting weaves from you but they still calling you a nigger behind your back.
Now I know this may be very hard to swallow as so many people think that because we live in 2014 that all of this just magically disappears but I’m hear to tell you that racism is right in your face and you may not want to see it because its masked in cultural appropriation and body imitation but just because somebody wants to look like you doesn’t mean they actually like you.
Speaking on black culture specifically, they love to accept our culture but they have not accepted us as a people. They like to take the little bits and pieces that they think are cool and hip and then leave all the stuff they don’t like and just toss it to the side and then brand it all as appreciation.
Now you can read this and accept or don’t accept but white people that want to be black don’t really want to be black. Granted they want to act black, they want to pretend and they want to play dress up and they probably want that black lifestyle that they see on TV that even the people on TV aren’t actually living because its made to look cool to them, but society does not love PoC.
Well thank you for your articulate and mature response. I appreciate what you’ve said. I just don’t believe POC should continue to play the victim. Like Cuba Gooding Junior films, yeah? Always with the victim face. The Purge. Brown guy with a victim story. Why? I don’t understand why.
Stop letting people tell you you’re the victims. You’re not. People pay a lot of money to try to have the things you have & I understand that you think that that is a negative. But calling me pale face won’t change anything, and pale face hurts just as much as nappy head do.
I haven’t called you pale face once. Keep in mind that I don’t eve know who you are but even from what you tell me you’re not even white so you can just drop that right now. And I promise you pale face does not hurt anything like nappy head does so you can drop that as well.
And I don’t get your movie references and their relevance to anything for one because you’re literally siting movie roles and that just has the implication that there is not actual victimizing going on in real life if you’re bringing up irrelevant fiction.
And no one is telling me I’m a victim. In fact, i rarely even call myself the victim. Pointing out the wrong done and the pain inflicted upon billions of people is doing nothing but that, pointing out the problem. In no way is it holding us back, in no way is it keeping me from doing what I got to do get to where i’m going.
But ignoring the problem as if it doesn’t exist is insulting to all us that go through it and have gone through it and will go through it in the future. I don’t want my children and my children’s children still living in a world where this gets ignored and played off as innocence. Going through the same struggles to find identity and acceptance. Trying to find out who you are when you have everyone else telling you to be this stereotype and that stereotype.
Pointing out racism and xenophobia and white supremacy and any systematic oppression is not “playing the victim,” its showing you a reality that you still want to deny exists because god forbid the world isn’t as perfect as you were told it was.