vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Person™s out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.
On White Privilegeaka don’t blame me just because I’m white:
It’s Not My Fault I Was Born White: Basics of White Privilege x
Racial Divide x
Endless Examples of White Privilege x
You Cannot Know What It’s Like To Be A Racial Minority x
Intersectional Feminism x
White Privilege Does Not Mean White People Have Perfect Lives x
White Privilege and White Supremacy: A Presentation x
You Will Never Experience Racism x
Understanding White Privilege x
White Privilege and Double Standards x
Systematic White Ignorance x
The Invisibility of White Privilege x
The Luxury of White Privilege x 
White Privilege: The Harry Potter Analogy x
Privilege Denial Bingo x
Privilege and Cost x
Check Your Privilege 101 x
Whiteness x
Whiteness is Not A Culture x
White Privilege and Racism x
Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk About Race x
When White Anti Racists Talk About ~Their Struggle~ x
White Privilege As A System x
On Reverse Racism aka you are being racist against white people:
Are White People Racially Oppressed x
White People, the new Racial Minority x
People Don’t Value Pale Skin!! x
There Is No Such Thing As Reverse Racism x
Racism vs. Not Racism x
But White People Are Discriminated Against In Foreign Countries x
The Myth of Reverse Racism: Why Cracker is Not N**** x
Satire: A Step Wise Guide on Being Reverse Racist x
Racism Against White People vs. Racism Against POCs x
On Cultural Appropriationaka I’m just appreciating your culture:
The Basics x
Identifying Appropriation x
But When We Wear It … x
Why Can’t I Wear It (Hipster Headdresses) x
Not Yours x
If You Take The Bindi x
White People Do It Better x
Multiculturalism and Appropriation x
Cultural Appropriation and Portrayals In Print Media x
Diminishing the Cultural Significance of the Bindi x
The Cultural Appropriation Bingo x
Why We’re Fed Up of Your Responses x
Identities Are Not Costumes x
Hinduism And Appropriation x
Religion and Privilege x
Bindis Are Cool x
Exotic India x
What’s Wrong With Cultural Appropriation x
Racism, Bindis and Ganesh Tattoos x
BUT YOU’RE SPEAKING ENGLISH! x
Cultural Appropriation Trolls x
Guide to Being An Appropriating Douchefuck x
New Age ~Culture Mixing~ x
In case you’re tired of the prose, here’s poetry x
Why You Shouldn’t Wear A Bindi x
Appropriating and Sharing x
Our Culture is A Punchline Until It’s a Trend x
Homage Or Insult x
Tattoos and Appropriation x
Bollywood is Not Synonymous With Indian x
College Party Costumes and Stereotypes x
Dotheads x
Bindis and Racist Humour x
Hindu Iconography x 
Misuse of Hindu Iconography x
Your Appreciation Doesn’t Help Us x
Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotesaka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:
Unoriginal Arguments Refuted x
Quick Checklist: You Might Be Racist If x
Your Opinion Isn’t Necessary x
I’m Not Responsible For My Ancestors x
The Kumbayah Myth x
Proud to Be White x
Good White Person x
We Don’t Hate White People x
Brutality of Colonialism And Why You Can’t Tell Us To Forget the Past x
People Who Claim Not To See Race Are More Likely to Be Racist x
All Races are Beautiful Said the White Girl x 
Race Blindness Is A Luxury x
Well, You’re Racist For Calling Me Racist x
I’ve Read About Its Significance, I Know What It Means 
Angry Because Someone Called You Racist x
We’re Not All Like That x
People Only Care About This Trivial Shit On The Internet x
I Can’t Apologize for Being Born White, It’s Not My Fault x
Why Can’t You Tell Me What I’m Doing Wrong x
It’s Easy to Be Color Blind When You’re White x
A Diagrammatic Guide To White Tears x
Conversations I’m Sick Of Having With White People x
Why Do You Hate White People x
I’m Trying To Be Cultured x
Sisyphean Conundrum x
What is Your Problem x
We Are All Human, We All Bleed Red x
It’s Just A Bindi x
How Not To Respond To Accusations of Racism x
I’m Italian And 0.009% Native American x
What White People Think Racism Means: A Venn Diagram x
White Guilt x
White Pride!!!111!!! x
I Like *Insert Foreign Country* I Want To Live There x
You Have So Much Hate, Fighting Fire With Fire Won’t Help x
BooHoo, Don’t Call Me Racist x
Not Everything Ended With Your Ancestors x
The Racist Reaction x
I Don’t See Why That Is Racist x
Crummy Apologies x
Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?
Listen x
A Step Wise Guide x
I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:
The Clueless White Person Bus x

Reblogging to read later on.

vasundharaa:

This is a resource post for all the Good White Persons out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.

Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.

On White Privilege
aka don’t blame me just because I’m white:

On Reverse Racism
aka you are being racist against white people:

On Cultural Appropriation
aka I’m just appreciating your culture:

Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotes
aka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:


Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?

I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:

Reblogging to read later on.

Today I cleaned my room. It was too messy and I wanted to have a clean slate type of thing. On Friday, I registered myself for school and in the gym; I figured I might as well start over in my room as well. My room kind of fits me… confusing I guess. Which makes sense because I’m just so confused about myself. One day, I feel like I’m so sure of who I am—which is so false— then other days I question, question, question. Blah. Anyways, I played some old Alicia Keys (that was when she was at her best, I think) and I kept cleaning. I brought out clothes and shoes I don’t wear anymore to give away and stripped my bed. As I was cleaning, I came across my high school class notes, and it’s so weird.. as I opened it to throw out what I thought was relevant and keep what I figured I might need for future courses, I felt the same feelings I had when I was in high school. Confused, alone, misunderstood, all these feelings that some I can’t really describe and hated. The feelings was all just rushing to my head and it didn’t feel good at all. So I closed the binders without organizing anything, I just made it look organized and piled them on top of each other and placed them downstairs in the far corner of the basement. I definitely felt better after that. I know that at some point I’m going to have to go back and open those binders again and I guess confront those feelings? I don’t know.. I know I would have to do that, but I’m definitely not ready right now. Just wanted to get that out, since I was thinking about that one incident the whole day.

Rest of the day was good, but unproductive. I ordered pizza, did no laundry and watched some documentary of Alicia Keys, she was amazing I thought.

Good Night.

So today, (March 1st, 2013) I re-registered for my online English course and I got a membership at the gym. I believe that this is the most productive that I have been-in terms of getting somewhere in life- since coming back from Calgary this year. Hm. I’m happy for myself. You got this, T.

These past few weeks, I’ve been thinking long and hard about what I want to with my life and I have no fucking idea. I’m currently in the arts program with no major picked out, I have to pick one by only God knows when. But I want to switch and do the human kinetics program instead, but I don’t have the marks and for very stupid reasons. I’m lazy. I’m completely unmotivated, and I don’t know how to get myself out of this rut that I’ve put myself in. It’s interesting, I know how to motivate other people, I can push people to their limits, but when it comes to me, I just can’t. I sleep, wake up, look at the time, decide “oh well, class starts in an hour, won’t be able to make it, might as well just stay at home”, I tell myself I’m going to study for my classes, instead I catch up on all the programs I missed, go on my computer and just browse the internet for endless hours. I go to bed and repeat the cycle over and over again, on and off.

I’ve been doing some more thinking and I feel that I’ve always been in this rut, but I got in too deep around November of last year after reading week. I hurt my knee by lifting weights(apparently I got into the weightlifting too fast) and I just kind of slowly stopped everything. I dropped out of two courses that I didn’t complete assignments for and just continued on. December rolled around and I had my exams that I didn’t do so well on. I also stopped eating well. January came and I said that I was going to do better. Here we are, March 25th, 2012. Still the same shit.

2012 

I’m doing big things this year.

Those who anger you control you.

"

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.

"

(via neil-gaiman)

Life within me, is a mess. I’m becoming lazy-wait no, I am lazy. And I don’t know how to get back on my feet. I have all these dreams that I want to come through—to be a personal trainer, a dancer, a pharmacist, an actor, a photographer. I don’t get it, I see people everyday working hard to achieve what they want to achieve and actually get it, and I’m here, on my laptop, or somewhere moping in my house my mother worked so hard to get for us, just watching my life waste away. I feel like there is something inside of me holding me back saying, ‘You don’t need to do this to get that, it’ll all come to you’. Let me say this, I already know things don’t come to those who wait, I know if you want something, you have to run after it. I get preached that every single day, and the funny thing is, I preach that too, to my family, my friends, to strangers… and yet, I don’t apply it to myself. 

Today is my first university final ever and I haven’t studied for it, I know I’m going to fail. It sucks, because I feel I could have studied, I booked work off to study. Instead I took care of my mom, who is bed-ridden for two months, watched some TV, surfed the internet…. my goodness. What is my life? Well, I’m off to go and get ready for my first university final.