American men are starving for friends, writes sociologist Lisa Wade in Salon. Or, more precisely, adult, white heterosexual men have fewer friends than any other group. The friendships they do form are often superficial, involving less support and
That is a tragedy, but no, reverse racism does not exist as it requires institutional powers and systems to support it. Like I really don’t see why it’s so hard for white people to understand that the discrimination you may occasionally get for being white pales in comparison to things like the prison industrial complex. There is no comparison.
"Kanye West is [insert negative, rude, opinionated adjective here]"
yeah. that’s why he calmly and respectfully addressed the false Mandela tabloids. Even though it’s been four plus days, people are still talking about and treating him poorly for something he didn’t even do.
but is anyone actively talking about this series of tweets he wrote today? no. because people are ignorant and refuse to see that he isn’t always angry, rude, and disrespectful. kanye west mirrors the behavior that’s directed towards him.
totsdarkplace asked: Any thoughts on the "Guy Brings His White Girl To Barbershop In Harlem And Gets Hated On By Black Hairdresser" video going around? I get the point of it, but I see a lot of people interpreting it as "being racist against white people"/"reverse racism" when that really ISN'T the case. Any thoughts?
I just watched the video and like sure, whatever, I get the point but a few things:
It erases the racialized antiblack misogyny (misogynoir) that black women face every single day within our community which manifests itself in many black men openly shaming and shitting on black women. Anger and frustration about that is posited as the “irrational” position of a “reverse racist”
It oversimplifies frustrations about white supremacy which elevate white female bodies while conversely denigrating those of black women, and which leads to many black men flaunting and treating white women (and light skinned mixed women) far better than they do black women.
It draws false equivalencies between the discrimination that particular white woman faced in that instance and the institutional nature of racism making it easy for viewers to blandly state that reverse racism exists when it doesn’t.
I am mixed myself and of course don’t see there as being anything wrong with interracial relationships, but these bland inaccurate oversimplifications of issues which are far more complex than “oh my god that black girl is reverse racist against white girls in interracial relationships” are just so boring and irritating.
I saw that. And I didn’t feel the least bit sorry for that white girl.
That said, I appreciated what all the black people said in her defense.
Like you pointed out, this COMPLETELY ignores the issue of misogynoir and how:
Black men date white women so their children have lighter skin so they don’t go through the crap they went through for being dark
How black men date white women/light-skinned black women/Latinas because they think of them as prettier
Also how black men marry white women to have their beautiful biracial children, thus accessorizing and objectifying their own offspring
How black women have serious self-worth issues because of the white supremacist beauty standard
I mean case in point
my dad married my mom because she was light-skinned
as soon as he was done with her he went off and married a white woman
Anonymous asked:Hi, hope you're doing great! This might be an odd question but do you watch Bobs Burgers? The gifs look pretty funny but I don't want to watch it if it's something like Family Guy *cringe* Thanks for your time! :)
Bobs Burgers is nothing like Family Guy in that it is, um, funny.