dear white people,
I’m so very sorry that sometimes my blog just gets way out of control. I’m sorry that I don’t keep your best interests in mind and promote reverse racism toward white people. I’m so sorry that I’m interested in self care and do so by actively avoiding white people when I know that you are just want to hold my myelinated hands and sing songs and look at pretty things on tumblr. I’m sorry that I make myself such a target on the interwebs and that my ask box has the anonymous function to allow people to engage with me in a way that is comfortable with you. I’m sorry that I speak back with you want to be rude, I know that I’m rude too. I’m sorry that I don’t coddle you like I should, that I don’t washand lather your blond hair for you, that I don’t provide drops for your blue eyes when they are wary after a long day of being white. I’m really extra sorry for all of my POC brothers and sisters who look out for me because building community is just rude, I’ve learned from white people that since y’all don’t like each other we shouldn’t like each other either. I’m sorry that my skin reacts to the sun in a productive way when I am exposed and that you get these horrible burns.
But I don’t think so motherfuckers.
Not ever saying any of that shit in any sort of context not removed from a satire of your racist asses. Y’all on the other hand though have a lot of shit to apologize for. Let’s see if I can list them off.
a white apology: a letter from an ~anti-racist~
I’m sorry for centuries of occupation and warfare. I’m also sorry for many centuries of false invasions in foreign countries because my grandpas wanted to get some oil or other natural resources. I’m also sorry for colonization and the ongoing colonization happening in other parts of the globe that forces people to migrate. Then I also apologize for the ways in which the United States and a complete asshat when it comes to the treatment and humanization of migrants who often are working in the agricultural industry being abused, underpaid, and exploited so that I can go buy my vegan food at racist as Trader Joe’s. I’m also sorry for the incarceration of POC as a direct result of how are society is set up to perpetuate intraracial violence. I’m sorry that POC are forced to go to schools that don’t have adequate funding or resources and it’s a direct result of white fleet and then the regentifrication of areas my ancestors left (because it’s really careless of me to be considerate of POC living in affordable housing and it’s really rude of me to buy property and hike up the taxes) and then the subsequent privatization of schools because we finally realize that the high concentration of POC on this side of town don’t have much to live on. I’m sorry that the Federal Government also decided that it was a good fucking idea to allow school districts to figure out integration for themselves and leaving most school distracts segregated until the 80’s and resegregating today. I’m sorry for all of my times my white cousins went into a POC non-english speaking restaurant just to complain about how the host/ess could not speak english. I’m sorry for all of the times my white cousins demand that the United States’ official language be English because we have enough resources in our schools nowadays to learn several different languages. I’m sorry for all of my white cousins who go out and get spray tans to emulate the look of brown bodies but turn around in the same sentence to be racist as fun. I’m sorry for all of my white cousins who are hella jealous and instead of keeping to themselves decide to appropriate other peoples’ culture through headdresses they don’t understand, piercings they don’t understand, languages they don’t understands, vernaculars they don’t understand, tattoos they don’t understand, clothing and fabrics they don’t understand. I’m sorry for engaging in a system that is fueled by capitalism and I’m sorry that I’m so content in doing so because I understand that capitalism is the root of many evils in this world including violence against POC, exploitation of POC, and death of POC. I’m sorry for all of the space I take up on the internet and I’m sorry that I reblog all of these fucking pictures of POC to show off my ally cookies and when asked to stop I am hesitant to do so because I claim that I’m just admiring beauty. I’m sorry again for all of the times I’m fetishized a body of color and worshipped a white body. I’m sorry for all of the times I don’t come out of the woodwork to collect my people and write passive aggressive posts on my blog instead. I’m sorry for all of the time I reblog quotes and posts about bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Helen Zia, BPP, MLK without any context, without comprehending. I’m sorry that my blog looks like shit because I have that autoplay shit and there are too many bright colors (oops maybe that applies to everyone). I’m sorry for blaming POC for my problems as a white person. I’m also sorry for not recognizing that that POC are also queer, trans, women, disabled, fat, and poor. But I’m also sorry for not recognizing that POC are also fierce as hell for being alive and breathing the same air as I do. I’m sorry. For all of these things. But it’s just so hard being a white person sometimes. Sometimes I go to bed at night and I cry and I cry and I cry and I can’t stop because all of this responsibility is all me. WOE IS ME!
the point of this was that most of y’all know how to apologize, say that racism exists, reblog all of these posts but then you end half of your shit like that.
it’s like damn that was good until the end. it’s like a big ol SIKE.
Posted on Wednesday, 11 July
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