This... is White Privilege
It’s privilege in action when you complain of attacks on your character in response to other people pointing out your attacks on their humanity.
Remember Miguel’s gigantic stage leap fail at last month’s Billboard Music Awards?
Yeah, we’re sure you do because it’s kind of hard to forget. But, in case you need a reminder, just click below:
Well, it looks like the girl Miguel landed on isn’t okay after all. She has reportedly lawyered up and may be filing a lawsuit against the singer after reportedly sustaining brain injury because of the incident. The girl, Khyati Shah, is undergoing neurological tests, and her lawyer will decide whether or not to press charges after the test results are revealed sometime next week.
Details are also emerging about the planning of the performance. The producers of the award show reportedly told Miguel NOT to attempt the jump because it would be too risky, but he did it anyway.
TRIGGER WARNING (violence, gore)
The government (AKP) wanted to build a shopping mall but Istanbul already has got 93 shopping malls so we’re sick of it. And they wanted to build it in taksim gezi parki. That park is really important to us it’s like Central Park in NY. They wanted to destroy our park and build a new AVM. Then out people go there to defend our park and block the government. But the police started to throw agent orange, pepper spray and hard water (firemans trucks) Lots of people died and they’re still standing there and waiting 5pm because if our war continues for 48 hours our government is going to fall. We’re walking on Atatürk’s road and we don’t want Erdogan to controle us because that’s what he’s doing. So let thw world know what the fuck is he doing to his own people and he is doing just because the defenders dont like him and dont obey him. As you can see if people dont obey him he use illegal things to torture us and he blocked the media too so when other countries are making news about us suffering in our turkish channels there’s nothing just regular things like soccer or magazine news. They blocked the phones and internet in defending places so people are stuck there without electricity and no food there are no gas masks so lots of people are poisoning and police attacks people with armed combat car and they shout like run over people so ERDOGAN= HITLER HELP US (Reblog)
Spread the word, signal boost, reblog. These people seriously need all the help they can get to let the world know what’s going on, and we’re in a position to do that.
Kinda came to the realization as to why some white people get butthurt by challenges to racism, “reverse racism”, and similar blasé blah. Besides (possibly) being unaware and/or self-centered, as well as mentally/emotionally incapable of accepting facts of their involvement in perpetuating racism, they hate that they cannot righteously claim or experience the oppression POC have become accustomed to. They cannot take a walk in out shoes, or begin to fathom it.
Sadistic as it may sound, some of them view POC’s oppression; our inescapable awareness of racial & racist structures; and our unrelenting will and persistence to push on… a ‘privilege’. A ‘privilege’ to benefit from affirmative action, or say ‘we’ve come so far (by faith)’. A ‘privilege’ to argue that a ‘just-world’ is a fallacy & hegemonic structures work against everyone, but them. A ‘privilege’ to say ‘the n-word’.
And if it is a ‘privilege’, then it can be ‘earned’ or attained. And they are not fond of (or accustomed to) anything presenting opposition, or denying them of their ‘privilege’, to consume whatever they desire — things/cultures/experiences/people.
Makes me sick to think of it.
In the instances when POC say shit like ‘Oh I can’t stand white folk’ or ‘Damn white people’, they aren’t saying ‘Oh I think they are inferior, I want to humiliate them, abuse them, enslave them and wipe out their people!’, they’re saying ‘Damn, after a couple hundred years of white people thinking I’m inferior, humiliating me, abusing me, enslaving me, and trying to wipe out my people, I don’t wanna deal with them.’ The context is completely different.
Reblogging every time I see it.
What may seem like ‘productive discussion’ or ‘lively debate’ feels like an attack on your identity and validity as a human being when it comes from a person in a position of power who is telling you how to react to something that upset you. When a disabled woman, for example, expresses anger about something that is going on in the news and nondisabled people tell her there’s nothing to get upset about, or she doesn’t know the whole story, or she doesn’t know how hard caregivers have it, what she’s hearing is that disabled people aren’t human beings. That not only does she not have the right to be angry about, say, a case of horrific abuse of a disabled person by a ‘caregiver,’ but that she’s so unimportant that her voice, her opinions, and her experiences don’t matter.Stop Telling Minorities Not to Be Offended – this ain’t livin’ (via brute-reason)