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notimpossiblejustabitunlikely:

waterfall0fwords:

I’m sorry to say that as a white Dutch citizen, I also do not want ‘Zwarte Piet’ to leave. I know it is racist, and I know I’m being racist by wanting it to continue, but you can’t blame me for wanting to be able to raise my children as I was raised. In my opinion I’m not a racist person, I don’t make racist comments to people with a skin tone different to mine. I don’t like bullies, and I have had some experience in name calling based on something you can’t help (like having an English mother). Of course that’s not racism and it’s nothing compared to what Afro-American and Asian people get to endure but I like to think I understand at least a little. This is one of these things where I don’t understand what the big deal is about. I watched a lot ofDisney princess movies, but I’m not hunkering after men or dependent on them (except for my father who pays the bills of course). And in the same way I grew up with ‘Zwarte Piet’ and I am not degrading Afro-Americans. Because in the end were all the same on the inside, and that’s what matters.

I hope I have not offended anyone.

At the risk of talking over poc voices, may I offer my viewpoint as a white person who has had to learn and grow?

To say that we are all the same on the inside denies the fact that other people can be deeply hurt by something that doesn’t affect you at all. Knowing on an objective level that something is racist is not the same as understanding what it is to be wounded by a casual denial of your humanity, or understanding the weight those “little” dehumanizations add up to, especially when being dehumanized in some way is pretty much a daily experience.

The thing is, though, our understanding is not required. What is required is that we stop behaving as if we have the right to judge how much our actions hurt them. What is required is that we listen.

What your children would be denied is quite frankly inconsequential compared to what some other children are subjected to.

(Source: katblaque)

skinnyafricanista:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

toooooofargone:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

toooooofargone:

heteroh:

can we please acknowledge this ignorance

Nobody gets pissed off when actors do it so literally shut the fuck up

Were you not around when Robert Downey Jr was in tropic thunder??? Or??? Because we were mad then too.

Were you not around for nick cannon doing a “white alter ego” to promote his album? Because we didn’t give a shit about it because we’re not fucking petty like you people.

Hm maybe that’s because yOU SALTINE ASS CRACKERS NEVER HAD A HISTORY OF PEOPLE DRESSING UP AS YOU WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF RIDICULING AND DEHUMANIZING YOU. GO THE FUCK TO YOUR CORNER TYLER AND STAY THERE.

Bruh..^^^

gildatheplant:

pomme-poire-peche:

useyourwordsasher:

cmtothemc:

theancientcistern:

omegaqueer:

thatlupa:

All it does is show me you have a superiority complex and deep rooted classist tendencies. I’ve been a waitress, a barista and a sales associate, so your talking down to others just tells me at one point you would’ve talked down to me. This guy in the queue tried to buy me a coffee today, after ripping into the guy behind the counter about his skills and his job. Don’t care what people do for a living, if you don’t treat ‘em like (very important) people when you deal with them, we can’t be friends.

"A person who is nice to you but cruel to the waiter isn’t a nice person."

I don’t understand how people don’t get this

It is terrifying. It means if you don’t adhere to their demands or if you make on little mistake, they can turn on you. I don’t deal with people who are nasty to others.

Fucking *this*.

http://notalwaysright.com/tip-of-the-entree-iceberg/27669

(It is a busy Saturday night. During the dinner rush, I have been dealing with a table of two 20-something year old men. The blonde one has found something to complain about every time I’ve walked by while the brown-haired one just blushes and stays quiet. They’ve finished their meal.)

Blonde Man: “Are you new here?”

Me: “No, sir. I’ve been a waitress here for two years and three years at [other restaurant] prior.”

Blonde Man: “Then you have no excuse for how terrible this service was. The salad was wilty, and the entree was way too cold, and you were nowhere to be found. Plus, this place is far too noisy; I could barely hear myself speak! Honestly, I get better service at a fast food place.”

Me: “I’m sorry you feel that way. While there isn’t much I can do about the noise, I did offer to bring you different food before, but you said no.”

Blonde Man: *waves me off* “Just bring me the check, and try not to be so slow about it for once.”

(I go and get the check, but when I return, the brown-haired man stands up and hands me a $20 bill.)

Brown-haired Man: “Here, this is your tip. He wasn’t going to give you one. As a former waiter myself, I thought you were doing a perfectly fine job. My food was great, and the service was fast even though you’re so busy right now.”

(He turns to his blonde companion.)

Brown-haired Man: “People like you made my job so much worse, especially for making us work that much harder for no tip. So thanks for the meal, but you can go ahead and delete my number because there will be no second date. And by the way,potjevleesch is supposed to be served cold, you idiot.”

(With that, he left the restaurant without his date. It made the whole night worth it, to see that blonde man speechless for once.)

Brown-haired Man is my hero.

COMPLIMENTS THAT AREN’T ABOUT PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

1) You’re empowering.
2) I like your voice.
3) You’re strong.
4) I think your ideas/beliefs matter.
5) I’m so happy you exist.
6) More people should be listening to what you have to say.
7) You’re a very warm hearted person.
8) It’s nice seeing such kindness.
9) You’re very down to earth.
10) You have a beautiful soul.
11) You inspire me to become a better person.
12) Our conversations bring me a lot of joy.
13) It’s good to see someone care so much.
14) You’re so understanding.
15) You matter a lot to me.
16) You’re important even if you don’t think so.
17) You’re intelligent.
18) Your passion is contagious.
19) Your confidence is refreshing.
20) You restore my faith in humanity.
21) You’re great at being creative.
22) You’re so talented at ____.
23) I don’t get tired of you the way I get tired of other people.
24) You have great taste in ___.
25) I’m happy I stayed alive long enough to meet you.
26) I wish more people were like you.
27) You’re so good at loving people.
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(Source: angryasianfeminist)

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