dont cha wish ur girlfriend was the sister of a reality star who got famous from a sextape and now the whole family has a reality show and you’re famous because you used to be a douchebag that everyone hated but now you’re the idol of thousands of random teens who call you their spirit animal like me
DEAR WHITE HIPSTERS AND OTHER WHITE PEOPLE OF TUMBLR, CLICK PLAY AND LISTEN CLOSELY.
Two slam poets with Brave New Voices deliver this fearless indictment of hipster cultural appropriation and all its collateral damage.
Lol seriously though why does this not have more notes?! I can’t even pick my favorite part. It’s amazing, and flawless, and just… yes.
“Acting like you’re down because you say “fuck the system,” but in the same breathe are quick to gentrify the hell out of my hood.”
“Is that racist? Yes, that is. And we don’t mean to offend you by calling you racist; we know that according to you, we’re all part of the universe. But you have a tendency to treat animals better than humans.”
“We don’t need to hear your feelings about our issues. “To be fair, as a white person—-” “Nononono, shut the FUCK up.””
So now its impossible for white people not be racist? Did anyone ever stop to think maybe some people really DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN? yes people are people regardless but i refuse to be bunched into a group of ignorance because i am white. I am not racist and never have been. Going off about a certain trend or culture puts you in the same boat you are ranting about! Bigotry is bigotry no matter who’s mouth it originated from… No ones skin color makes you better than anyone else, white, asian, native american, black or otherwise…
you guys look at all the sad white people hahahaha
this video is goldennnn.
All of my THIS forever. All of the awards.
And that .gif!
I have mixed feelings about this. I love it. I just worry that in hating white privilege we begin to blindly hate white people in general. You can’t combat the privilege of a people by hating those people. Getting them to wake the fuck up about it and recognize what they’re doing is racist and not helping at all is good though, and that’s what I’m taking from this video.
White privilege is being able to act oppressively and still expect the people you’re oppressing to regard you kindly, beg for equality and praise your benevolence, and never hold you responsible for your own actions or attitudes.
Most white people I encounter not only don’t acknowledge their privilege, but actively deny having it and take offense at the suggestion of it. Most white people I encounter take no initiative in understanding racial issues or promoting racial equality—hell, most insist we’ve achieved it and call it “clinging to the past” when it’s brought up. Most white people I encounter still throw around phrases like “reverse racism” and “pulling the race card” when confronted with the inappropriateness actions—when they’re not just whining I’m mean and/or too sensitive. Most white people I encounter still get more offended at the idea they’re racist than at any actual act of racism.
So, when people of color decide that we’ve had enough of that bullshit, it’s anything but blind hatred. It’s cause and effect. Distrusting white people, having no interest in tolerating ignorant and racist shenanigans, and/or having outright dislike for white people is the effect of living in a society that disadvantages PoC to the benefit of white people and realizing that most white people are totally okay with that system.
The second time you fall in love with someone, you’re going to feel so relieved. When you get your heart broken for the first time, you can’t imagine loving someone else again or having someone else love you. You worry about your ex finding love before you do, you worry about being damaged goods. And then it happens. Someone else loves you and you can sleep well at night.
The second time you fall in love with someone, it’s going to feel different. The first time felt like a dream almost. You were untouched, untainted by anyone. You accepted love with wide open arms and desperation. “Love me, love me, love me!” So you did. And then it fell apart and left you shocked to the core. You realized that people could be cruel and break your heart. You realized that people could stop meaning the sweet things they said to you just yesterday. So when you go into it again, you’re going to keep in mind everything that you’ve learned. You’re going to say, “Love me, love me, love me…until you don’t. In which case, I would like some advance warning. Thanks!”
The second time you fall in love with someone, you’re going to compare it to your first love. That’s okay. That’s natural. You’re going to be studying the new love with judgement and wariness. “My ex never liked broccoli. Why the hell does this one eat so much broccoli?!” Discovering that you have the ability to love multiple people who are different and feel different is initially very jarring. Loving an unfamiliar body will leave you disoriented and in dire need of a map. That’s okay too. That’s to be expected. Just ask the new love for directions.
The second time you fall in love with someone, you’re going to suffer from a bout of amnesia. You’re going to poke and prod at your lover’s body and be like, “Wait, how do I do this again? How do I love you? I think it starts with us having a moment together in some coffee shop, right?” It’s going to feel scary at first. Falling in love is sort of like riding a bike though. You never really forget.
The second time you fall in love with someone, you’ll be a more sane person. Your first love is when you get all of your insanity out. You behave like an insane monster because your mind is freaking out about all these new powerful feelings. By the second time, however, you have an idea of what works and what doesn’t. It’s by no means perfect. The insanity will make a cameo at some point. “Peek a boo. I’m here! Hope you didn’t forget about me!” But you can usually shoo it away after awhile.
The second time you fall in love with someone, you will hopefully have better sex. Do not quote me on this.
The second time you fall in love with someone will still be exciting and you might even talk about moving in together or marriage. It will feel more “adult.” You have no idea what adult love actually is but you think it involves making coffee for each other in the morning and maybe even getting a dog. “This is my dog, Xan. I got him with the second person I fell in love with because that’s what you do! The first person I was in love with would’ve killed a dog.”
The second time will not be the first time. The first time is an insane magical life gift that you can never reclaim. But that’s okay. The second time is more real anyway. The second time can involve some amazing love.