[image description: image is a screencap of a twitter conversation between dumbfounded (korean rapper) and me. first tweet reads “if you’re gonna send me hate tweets please be more cruel. these are lame, i used to battle remember lol”
i replied: “if you’re gonna call out the kpop industry, be an adult about it. using words like “retarded” makes you sound like a child”
dumbfoundead’s edgy, biting, response: “don’t be a retard”]
wow fuck this guy for real
so many things wrong with him I swear
I bet he’s one of those motherfuckers that call women ‘females’ and ‘bitches’
I have never fucking had a Black POC talk to me that way like the girl in that video portrayed it to be.
I have never been told to turn my ‘Chinese’ music down and blah blah blah. I’ve never been told i’m weird for eating anything that isn’t common here. Which the only thing I can think of is Seaweed.
Why the fuck did that girl feel the need to dress that way, act that way, make her face darker, make her hair like that. Why. Why are y’all making shit worse?
A better title for that video would have been ‘what ignorant people as a whole say to Asians’. Not target a whole fucking race and then use so many goddamn stereotypes and offensive ideas in one video.
Just because you’re a comedian doesn’t excuse bullshit.
Just my personal experience I guess, but I have never had anything offensive said to me by a Black POC. I’ve been asked why my eyes aren’t ‘chinky’ by white people. I’ve been asked which part of China Japan is in by white people. I’ve been asked when I came from Korea and how I learned English by white people. I’ve been asked about weird ass Japanese tentacle porn by white people. I’ve been asked if I do exotic freaky things in bed by white people.
You know what i’ve been told by Black POC?
That my name, Yukari, is beautiful.
I have never been asked about my eyes, my skin, the food I eat, if I speak English correctly, etc.
The nicest kids at my fucking school were all Black POC.
The nicest teacher at my fucking school was Black.
The rest of y’all in the Asian community, specifically the East Asian community barely said shit when that Jenny Hyun bullshit came out. Everyone was quiet but a few of us. But of course as soon as something offensive happens toward East Asians, y’all hop on that real quick. While you’re at it you add in ridiculous racism, stereotypes, and even call for genocide.
I’m gettin sick of doing this shit alone as an East Asian.
Y’all makin us look bad.
I really hate videos like that because they generalise a whole race.
Y’all motherfuckers generalising black people and making others generalise us as a bunch of racists.
I have a private question for you. Is it wrong to get sick and tired of seeing everything being associated with racism and being racially motivated??
I feel like every disagreement on tumblr is blamed on race when PoC are involved, and because of this, I stay out of any conversations on racism. I’ve become even more discouraged to speak up about racism because of that post going around about white people having absolutely no say in what is or isn’t racist, and that our voice doesn’t matter.
I know and understand that I have privilege, but sometimes I feel like I’m being attacked when I’m not even involved in the discussion, because I see so much hate thrown out against white people. I also know that if I were to say anything about how it makes me feel, there would be a huge backlash of people telling me to get over it, and ‘what about the white people?’ comments.
I don’t know… .I feel bad for being overwhelmed and exhausted from seeing it all the time. Am I allowed to feel this way? Are my feelings directly associated with internalized racism? What am I suppose to do about these feelings?
I only come to you with this because I’m pretty sure you understand the intention of my question, and, I hope, you won’t judge me for asking. I really don’t like confrontation, and I know that if I publicly express these feelings, that is exactly what I will get.
A friend of mine submitted this to me this morning and asked that I not publish their name, but I’m going to answer publicly because I think this is a question that a lot of people have.
Basically, it’s a constant effort to remember that when people talk about things white people do, my immediate reaction to it has to be, instead of being defensive about it, first making sure that I’m not doing this negative thing that somebody is saying white people do. The process starts with monitoring your own behavior, no matter whether the conversation is about racism or misogyny or homophobia, etc. You have to start by paying attention to your own actions, and this goes for everybody.
As to whether it’s wrong to be tired of people who see racism everywhere? Yes. Because, for us as white people, it’s very easy to not see racism anywhere. I have no idea what it’s like to be anything other than white, but I do know that not everybody has this privilege. I think it’s a safe statement to make that racism is everywhere, or at least a facet in most aspects of everyday life for PoC. For a lot of PoC I know on Tumblr, this is a relatively safe space in which these issues can really be addressed.
The reason that it’s asserted that white people have no say as to what is/isn’t racism is that, simply put, we don’t experience it. And we love our dictionary definitions and our studies have shown, but no resource we can present are going to equal lived experience. As for speaking up on racism, as you put it, part of being an ally is being vocal about racism when you see it. You just have to understand that the terms of defending people start with understanding the ways in which people want to be defended.
In other words, if a straight LGBTQ ally was fighting homophobia by calling homophobic people fags… You can be vocal about racism, you just have to make sure you understand how to fight it based on what you can learn from people who’ve experienced it.
Yes, there’s a lot of anti-white sentiment, not just on Tumblr but in life. There are a couple of things you have to understand about this.
From most PoC’s (that I’ve encountered here) experience, the vast majority of white people they come in contact with are vehemently racist.
Whiteness is pervasive. Virtually everything we know has been arranged to be that way by white people. This conditions us to downplay racism, but defend ourselves to the bitter end if we’re accused of it.
From earlier, again, when somebody talks about all white people doing something, just check and make sure that it’s not something you do, first. Being a white person doesn’t automatically make you racist, but we both have to keep in mind that there are a lot of racist white people, and the way to start working against that is to make sure that our motivation is coming from the right place.
Being a white person does mean that you have and will have white privilege, but you can still reject whiteness. Meaning that you can make yourself think differently, from perspectives that haven’t been put into place by privilege.
Remember that people don’t say things like this to make white people feel guilty. Guilt doesn’t help anything. PoC say things like that to make white people realize that a lot of the things we do are (intentionally or not) racist, and to get us to stop doing them.
There’s sort of this odd thing that happens where white people are just terrified of being called ‘racist’, is if it’s the worst thing on Earth to admit that you may (not always consciously) do/say racist things from time to time. I do it. I just have to start by realizing that.
So yes, I’d have to say it would be racist to be sick and tired of people talking about racism, because it’s the privilege that we have that allows us to think that racism isn’t constantly affecting other people. You have to be able to understand that oppression needs, at least as a start, to be understood, and fought with understanding. And fought vocally, as a start.
Also, real talk, I’d rather be called a racist every day than experience racism every day. Hands down, easily.