Privilege not only causes white people to miss instances of racism but it causes them to think they get to set the terms or parameters for what constitutes racism as well. For example, situations that can universally be understood as racist like a blatant hate crime, are “in bounds.” But anything that’s not as obvious is dismissed and those who attempt to shed light on less obvious forms of racism get accused of race baiting or, my personal favorite, playing the race card. This essentially means that if it’s not obviously racist to a white person then it’s not racist.

Didn’t anyone ever tell you it’s okay to shine?

(Source: iridessence)

neptunain:

christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”

White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement.

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.


(Source: cordettes)


tsamthepoet:

The world stands with Palestine.