So I recently came across this blog called “euthanize all white people” - and I have come across similar blogs before - and it literally BLOWS MY MIND how racist people can be.
Now don’t get me wrong, I completely get the history behind not fully trusting white people (is that still racist? Meh.) White people have done horrible, horrible things. For example (just because it happened most recently) the celebration of Christopher Columbus. LIKE WHY DA FUCK DO WE CELEBRATE SOMEONE WHO STARTED THE AMERICAN GENOCIDE?!! That’s beyond fucked up. I’m white and I understand this is completely wrong and horrendous. I think practically every day about how I’m living the life I have now because millions of natives were killed and completely disregarded as humans by European immigrants. And that’s fucking depressing as all hell. I will never get over how the “greatest country in the world” was started because it stole land and almost completely obliterated an entire people (many different tribes, yes, but all Native Americans).
And I believe myself to be sensitive to certain things. Another example: I never refer to ANY person of ANY race as “exotic” because it is such a backhanded compliment (if you even can call it a compliment at all). Calling someone of another race exotic is pretty much saying, “You’re attractive, but in a DIFFERENT way that doesn’t fit the societal norm of beautiful” Like, way to be a dick. A family member of mine once said I was “ethnic looking” and it took every ounce of will power I had not to go bat shit crazy on them. Like what the fuck does that even mean???? What is ethnic??? Like seriously, shut the hell up.
Yet another example: Halloween is around the corner and I don’t even want to think about how many people are going to dress as Native Americans and Geishas, and, by far the ABSOLUTE WORST HOW CAN YOU EVER THINK THAT THIS IS A GOOD IDEA, black face. How can you ever think that dressing up as someone from another culture or country is a good idea? Their culture and way of life does not exist for your enjoyment or to make it a costume for Halloween to parade around in and act like a moron. It’s beyond offensive. And the black face one. Like, how? How many brain cells do you have to lose before you think this is a good idea? I will never, NEVER understand how people think this is okay. NEVER.
And I know racial tensions have only gotten higher with what is going on in Missouri; and what is going on there is horrible. I believe police brutality and their targeting of certain races is a REAL THING that needs to be addressed and brought even more into the public eye.Something needs to be done, though I have no idea what that answer is.
I take this stuff really personally. And not just about blogs aimed at being racist towards white people, but being racist toward ANY AND ALL HUMAN BEINGS. One post that really upset me was an anon submission: it was a white person who wrote how they want to “crush capitalism and end global poverty” (and I even have to agree that the way they stated it was a bit much and implied only they can do such a thing). And a mod came back with “white savior complex” and a sarcastic response about “the chosen cracker” and how POC need the help of said cracker to get anything accomplished.
I view myself as a humanitarian. I want to help PEOPLE. I don’t care who they are, where they come from, or what their background is. I WANT TO HELP THEM BECAUSE WE ARE ALL HUMAN. I don’t think I should be faulted and criticized for wanting to make a difference. I don’t want to help “save the world” because I’m white and feel it’s my obligation as a white person to save the races that can’t save themselves. I’m a person who just wants to look out for other people. I don’t understand what’s wrong for wanting to spread some good in the world.
What I’m trying to get at is not all white people are “ignorant fucking crackers.” Just like not all black people are *insert racial stereotype* and not all Asian people are *insert yet another stereotype* Your views and wishing the entire extermination of a race is not helping your race on the path to equality, at all. In fact, it’s only spreading hate and adding fuel to the fire.
I just love people. And I really wish hatred didn’t exist among us.
And if I get hate in my inbox for being a “privileged white girl who doesn’t understand anything,” then so be it. Actually, please do. I’d love to understand where you’re coming from. And if there is any way you think I could be more aware, then by all means let me know.