and if any of you white people respond with “wait but I didn’t do that. that was in the past”
i need you to check your privilege
and then drink bleach if you think your hands aren’t dirty
Guilt doesn’t transfer from generation to generation. I am not magically accountable for something my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather MIGHT have done. Also;
>social justice blogger
>telling people to kill themselves
I love that there’s a blog called “this is white culture” that is solely devoted to bad things white people did, not their cultures at all. So I guess I can make a blog called “this is black culture” and post gang and crime records and that’s 100% okay. Or “this is Muslim culture” and make it all about terrorism.
But wait, you cry. Not all black people are criminals and not all Muslims are terrorists. That’s unfair! And racist!
WELL GOLLY GEE DO YOU THINK SO? Because saying that all white people are responsible for the Atlantic slave trade sounds pretty racist to me, given that, you know, that was between the African slaveholders and the British and Americans and had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with my ancestors, who were incredibly poor farmers and serfs from Ireland and Lithuania who had to flee to America at around the turn of the century (by which time slavery had already been abolished in the US) because they were being treated like slaves. Even if they had been living in America at the time when slavery was legal they wouldn’t have been able to afford a slave; in fact they probably would have been working with them in the fields and treated about the same, since the first slaves in America were actually white serfs. But please, tell me more about how dirty my hands are because of circumstances surrounding my birth that I could not control and continue to treat me differently based on the color of my skin without actually knowing anything about my heritage, I’m sure that isn’t racist at all!
Motherfucking BLESS this post and those last two responses.
I actually hate this though because everyone tiptoes around black people and Muslims or whatever because they don’t want to offend them but people can go around saying and doing all sorts of crap to white people and they don’t do a thing. why? because they’re too scared that the person offending them will throw this in their face. i know that a lot of white people, including me, still feel very guilty about the slave trade even though it was not our fault. yes it was a terrible thing but for the love of crap don’t do it back because it will just turn into a vicious circle. we are all people. we all have skin. grow up.
My family came from Italian, German, and Swedish immigrants. My great-grandparents didn’t even come to America until they were in their 20’s, so my family had nothing to do with the slave trade.
Well, my ancestors, or my family as a whole, has never even VISITED America. So really, please tell me what Polish people had to do with a slave trade, ‘cause I really have no fucking idea.
(like, seriously, I have no problem AT ALL with black people. Or people from any nationality if someone is curious. But shit like that makes me angry. And if you tell something like “YES, BUT POLES HAD A DEATH CAMPS” I’ll fucking end you.)
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