white people, stop trying the “you’re talking about institutionalized racism, i’m talking about racism" shit. guess what? racism refers to the fact that the oppression is institutionalized because that’s how it affects a WHOLE ACTUAL RACE. that is the point— it is RACISM not "critical of me as an individual on the internet and it hurt my white feelings-ISM". it doesn’t mean "just 1 person being mean to another person with no real world consequences for them or their entire race". there are and have been historically intentionally set up systems to hold people of color back and give white people an unearned advantage in the future (which is now the present) forever, ON PURPOSE. they set that up on purpose so that you can’t be held back as a race, for your race, because you hold and benefit from the power to hold people back! realize that you make no fucking sense.
a joke about white people on tumblr wearing sandals with socks has no consequences. it doesn’t affect the white race or hold them back in any way that’s why it isn’t racist. because what does it do to your race’s place in society………. how does it hinder white people? what statistics are showing to hold white people back for that for being white? recognize the power of making a joke about people of color because guess what, every statistic in here about how many times people of color are stopped by the police, accused of terrorism, not hired, and killed can be linked back to racist jokes and racist stereotypes being perpetuated. that’s what i mean by “power”. there is your disparity in “power”. so you can stop pretending “white people like mayonnaise” is fucking oppressive.
"I’m 12% Irish, 16% German, 30% Italian, 24% French, 15% Swedish, 3% Cherokee…"
the most important thing I’ve learned since this post got popular is that nothing offends white Americans more than pointing out that they’re a white American
Things that make me throw things:
The phrase “genetically [gender].”
Like omfg, do you have any idea how ridiculous you sound?
Especially because THE AVERAGE PERSON DOES NOT KNOW THEIR SEX CHROMOSOME CONFIGURATION. You just assume that because you’re a cis male that you’re XY or because you’re a cis female you’re XX.
Cis people why.
Genetically, I am a Pokemon. I shall evolve as I please. Also I genetically like 90% banana. But then, you are too. Maybe our innate biological gender is banana ?
trans women of color are so important
important to discussions of feminism
important to discussions of racism
important to discussions of queerphobia
important to discussions of body positivity
important to discussions of class
important to discussions about family
important to discussions about community
important to discussions about disability
important to discussions about fucking everything and i will fuck shit up if i ever see anyone talking shit about transwomen of colour.