Behold! The reason why i don’t “properly” answer Allies™ and other privileged folks that comes into my ask whining about things i’ve reblogged or said!
I gave a full, polite, constructive answer and it is ignored completely because i didn’t give them the pat on the back and the exemption they seeked. These Allies™ come whining to the groups they supposedly support about the “broad generalizations” and then talk over and ignore the minorities they are attempting to appeal to.
Listen, sweetheart, you’re differing pov is actively oppressing and harming the groups you supposedly support. You can’t fight to change things while also denying your responsibility and the actions you do or have done that perpetuate different -phobias and -isms.
See, i’m white. I am white as fuck, and with everything that’s been happening in Ferguson, my poc mutuals have said a lot of “broad generalizations” about white people. I am not actively racist, i am a supporter of poc and i boost their words as much as i can. Am i offended when they say “fuck white people”? Do i go flying into their asks whining at them that “not all white people”? No, i fucking don’t because that is making their struggle and pain about me. That would be equating their mildly hurtful words with the systematic oppression of poc in America. See, they know i’m not racist, or at the very least not actively racist. They know it through my actions on this site. Even if they didn’t know, i still wouldn’t fucking tell them “yo i’m not racist” because it is not about me and i still benefit from white privilege. I am still guilty of perpetuating racism even if i am not conscious of it just by being white in this white supremacist society.
Being an ally doesn’t get you special treatment or special exemptions, and being an Ally™ makes you an asshole.
Also, in reference to your last ask, never use my fear of coming out as proof of your support for the lgbt community ever a-fucking-gain.
*loud and frantic clap*
That’s like men complaining and giving the “not all men” leitmotiv. Of course not all men are abusive and stuff, of course some are feminists, and when a woman says “ugh, men”, or talk about some patriarchy bullshit, it’s not to say that all men are awful and deserve to burn in hell, it’s to point out the failures and lies of a system, not the 1+1+1 errors of individuals.
If anything, white people whining about them not being racists, or allies about how they’re not homo/bi/transphobic, or men about how they’re not abusers or sexists, etc, only proves that there is still work to do, and that people still need to be explained how it’s not “about oneself”, but about “a system of opression”
This person gets it. Thank you.