An MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Notre Dame. Vegetarian, liberal, animal lover, reader, traveler, poet. . I live with my boyfriend and our cats
in Ann Arbor, MI.

basicarguments:

dontthinkallday:

ayiman:

spiralsatellite:

It seems like no one likes these adverts. Some people think it still plays into white privilege (which is probably true) and everyone else (white people) seem to think it’s racist. This campaign makes white people feel uncomfortable about Whiteness and then gives us suggestions of what to do about it. It’s entering pretty radical territory and offering some guidance. www.unfaircampaign.org

People need to be made to feel uncomfortable.

I love how white people seem to think it’s racist when, by definition, it’s not. This is some textbook Sociology 101 shit. White privilege is a real thing, reverse racism is not a real thing, and (this is the part where a lot of white people apparently need to be coddled) white privilege IS NOT YOUR FAULT, and it’s not some terrible irrevocable thing you personally have done to me, it’s just something to be aware of.

Racism: http://www.pcc.edu/resources/illumination/documents/race-and-racism-curriculum.pdf

Privilege: http://www.eou.edu/socwelf/lecture/privilege.htm

White privilege is real. Reverse racism is not.

(Source: resonantbodies)

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    Have you checked your privilege today?
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    Nothing wrong with these ads.
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    Seriously, SPEAK UP. Who gives a fuck? Tell them like it is.
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    White privilege is real. Reverse racism is not.
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