How boring a colorblind world would be… Our multitude of differences beautify the world.
I don’t want a “colorblind” world or society. I want you to see my culture, my color… I want you to acknowledge and appreciate our differences. Why do you have to erase a large part of who I am, in order to NOT oppress and hate me?
The problem is not our differences… The problem is your justification of supremacy, oppression, and hatred based on those differences. What is so difficult about not discriminating against a person? What’s so difficult about not allowing personal, irrational biases to affect your opinion of a person you know nothing about?
Those people who “don’t see color/race,” enable racism. They hurt more than they *think* they help. They don’t see the obstacles people face because of culture and color. They don’t see, and couldn’t possibly understand the overt differences in experience that the many races and cultures face, much less the nuances of it…
My race is a large part of who I am. My cultures and race have shaped who I am, how I think, what matters to me, my world view…
You don’t stop racism by being blind to race. Race is too intrinsically woven into our cultures and societies. It’s too large a part of our lives. You stop racism by stopping ignorance and hatred, by educating people and breaking down systems of privilege and oppression.
Well put. This is why I roll my eyes when people start talking about color-blindness as if it’s a good thing.
Coffee Rhetoric: “Paula’s Best Dish: Southern Fried Racism”
After the National Enquirer broke the story and it was picked up by the national media, the reaction was immediate. Never a crowd to pass up a chance to upend a particularly a hateful moment, ‘Black Twitter’ skewered the Food Network star via a hashtag called #PaulasBestDishes, and then another one called #PaulaDeenApologyBingo . Quite frankly, watching her fumble her way through two public apologies—the first one she scrapped and the other features her making an appeal of forgiveness to Matt Lauer for bailing on an appearance at the last minute— was awkward and painful to watch: painful because both attempts strike me as being disingenuous and was akin to watching an 8-year-old being forced to eat their vegetables.
When a person has spent the bulk of their life wading gleefully in a sea of racist rhetoric with impunity, I imagine suddenly being held accountable for it, in an age where people aren’t standing for it anymore, can prove to be difficult to reconcile.
People Who Hate Philosophy. You know those people that think philosophy is a waste of time because its really ineffectual and impractical but possess only enough intelligence to express it as ‘lol sittin’ in philosophy 101 and ppl r talkin about whether you can kill babies.’ This also applies…
Cookie Monster is the only one allowed to say “nom” and it’s when he’s eating cookies.
You, on the other hand, shouldn’t say it. Because you’re not Cookie Monster. Or a five year old. You’re a goddamn adult. And if you’re a five year old, get the fuck off the internet: it’s full of things like tubgirl and goatse and you really don’t want any part of that. At least not yet. Wait until your bar/bat mitzvah.
But seriously. Say no to nom and variants (noms, nomming, etc.).
Also “sammich.” It’s a motherfucking sandwich and you are a grown-ass person and know how to use your words.
See the game? (According to Chris Wallace at Fox News,) I make fun of conservatives or Republicans because I’m a liberal, partisan ideologue; I make fun of liberals and Democrats because I want — as part of my brilliant yet cynical strategy — to maintain enough credibility to continue to make fun of conservatives and Republicans.
And that narrative of conservative victimization is the true genius of what Fox News has accomplished: any editorial judgment in news, or schools, or movies that doesn’t favor the conservative view is elitism and is evidence of liberal bias. Whereas any editorial judgment that favors the conservative view is evidence, merely, of fairness — and done to protect them from liberal bias.
And if you criticize Fox for this game, guess what that’s evidence of? How right they are about how persecuted (conservatives are). It is airtighter than an otter’s anus.
JON STEWART, calling out Fox “News,” on The Daily Show (via inothernews)