yllwbrrd said: i'm white. does that make me bad?
Why do white people ask questions like this? Whenever I get this question, or the thematically similar “Do you hate white people” I just answer with “yes”.
Because that’s the only answer they want to hear.
In context, it makes sense. To a lot of white people, being black IS bad. You can see this evident when a white person tells a black person that they’re “one of the good ones.”
Whites allow for nuances in character for their own race. Rarely are white people grouped into “good” and “bad” categories. You can be a white person who is mostly good, then makes a terrible, terrible decision, but your lifetime of goodness mitigates that bad decision. In other words, white people accept that other white people are complicated and people are the sum of their choices, not merely a reflection of a “good” or “bad” moment.
But Whites LOVE to categorize Blacks as “good” and “bad.” You just have to look at the coverage of Trayvon Martin to see that the fact that he was arrested for smoking pot clearly put him in the “bad” camp right away. After that, Martin’s death was framed as him being the “bad” guy and Zimmerman was helpless but to defend himself.
So, when white people ask “I’m white. Does that make me bad?” what they are REALLY saying is, “I’m white. Are you going to hold me to same simplistic, binary judgement system I hold you to?”
Bolding for truth
- Him: What did you study at Davis?
- Me: Evolutionary anthropology.
- Him: Can I ask you what religion you follow?
- Me: (Here it comes) Naw, man, politics and religion, you don't get into it at work.
- Him: I'm just curious.
- Me: Athiest.
- Him: Good for you. Can you tell me why?
- Me: Nope, that's getting into it, and I'd rather not.
- Him: So you just bought into that new-age crap then huh? Just an athiest for no reason?
- Me: (Fuck you) Wow. I told you I'd rather not talk about this.
- Him: Because you have nothing to say?
- Me: *tells him why I'm athiest*
- Him: Hmm, give me a few minutes to think of a way to counter that.
- Me: Counter what? I answered your question, I'm not having a debate.
- Him: Just give me a chance.
- Me: Why would I do that when I didn't want to have this conversation and all you've done is attack me?
- Him: Fine, you don't have to be a little bitch about it.
- To be continued
listen, son. if there was really a monster in your closet this would be a huge new discovery. honestly you getting mauled would be pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things if you think about it
Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”
- Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
- Honest social commentary
- Targeted to the college age demographic
- Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
- Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig
Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”
- White people calling it racist
- Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist
Nightly chaos in the St. Louis suburb is getting all the attention, but the vast majority of those protesting have been peaceful. Here’s a look at the some of the moments that are not making the front pages. (Yahoo News)
(Photos by REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich, REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni, Scott Olson/Getty Images, AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The Cola Road (2013)
This is true, go into any Afrikan nation and you will surely find in most cities and villages Coca-Cola products, bottles and caps everywhere but the people are suffering from sickness and diseases brought o by the previous colonization.
Same with México and El Salvador.
Fuck You, Old People by Tayler Geiger, Ben Tolkin, Andie Berry, and Sam Lai
Top: August 19, 2013 . August 27, 2014.
I remember that back in high school and throughout college, I rated as an ISTJ, which is why this was a surprise.
While I and J remained identical over the last year, Sensing dropped to the point of switching sides to iNtuitive, a change of 50%(is that how it even works?) Less dramaticaally, T dropped from 75% to 50%.
Information: Sensing vs iNtuition. Focus on the basic or interpret and add meaning? It seems in the past year I’ve grown from taking in what is sensed to paying more attention to patterns and possibilities. I appreciate hard truths and practicality, so I never questioned “S” being “me.” I trust facts and experience- I am a creature of habit. All true, but I do agree with points made that generally apply to iNtuitives. I AM interested in doing new and different things. I DO like to see the big picture rather than the smaller facts. On the flip side, I’m not so sure about “Sometimes I think so much about new possibilities that I never look at how to make them a reality.” One large point made is that S and N can be characterized as dwelling vs forward thinking.
I use my past experience to navigate life but can’t help the fact that I want to experience new things. I am a creature of habit that crave spontaniety. A part of me will stick to the tried and true but another part of me will say “ehh, fuck it.” Maybe my more future oriented outlook is a reflection of my mood from previous years in that school was just something “finish” to move on and the past were better times. Now that I’ve graduated, I’m wholeheartedly looking forward to the new possibilities the world has in store for me. Although I’m sticking to my lifeplan so far, rather than things being “what else do I have to do?”- now it’s more like “what’s the next step?”
Decisions: Thinking vs Feeling. Focus on the logic and the consistency or the people and the circumstances? Though less of a change compared to the previous case, I’ve seem to have put more weight in personal concerns than objectives principals in the last year. I do analyze the pros and concs of any decision and I try to be impersonal when the decision isn’t preferential. I like to think that I’m both rational and logical. I want to be fair, facts, justice, and truth seems to be a large part of my personality and beliefs as indicated by my other three letters. Looking at the general statements of a “Feeler,” I agree with a lot of it, more so than readings might’ve indicated for the previous Information segment. There is a certain sense of harmony that I like to maintain in life. I’m a laidback person… right? Tact IS better than cold truth, and I am concerned for the wellbeing of friends and family. I may have RBF Syndrome, but I’m not devoid of empathy or sympathy. Maybe that’s due to my wish to change how I’m perceived? Can y’all guess the number of times I’ve been called intimidating? Like, damn- and every once in awhile, I was thinking “I’m not even trying to intimidate you, in fact, I’m TRYING to INTIMAELY DATE YOU”. No game, man, no game.
But I digress. I try to be firm, fair, and rational- but I do care. Emotional and passionate, you tell me. #gold #blue I value truth and logic, but tact and diplomacy equally important in decision making. I’d like to be smart with my choices but people and feelings do matter to me. I use my head to make decisions but the heart has a say every once in awhile. With the numbers provided, I think the best and most interesting form of this juxtaposition is the percentage of being “driven by dispassionate objectivity” vs “driven by passionate subjectivity.”
More discussions in the future. Until next August.
Also, post your results, I’m hella using this and INTJ’s version once its posted.
this website SAVED MY BRAIN when i was a stressed out college student who couldn’t stop flipping out long enough to prioritize. quite a few of you are still suffering through college so i hope this helps you too!! c:
reblogging this like the wind and god bless the person who made this
i know how to do the calculation longhand or at least i used to, but hearing it from someone else always silences my irritating voice of anxiety a little better so hopefully some other people can appreciate that effect too
Why the heck didn’t I know about this when I was in college?
An independent feature film of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring Sean Bean, Rupert Grint and Charles Dance.