really sick of seeing so much hate directed towards the police on here. look, we get it, you prefer sting’s solo work, i like it too alright? that doesnt mean ‘every little thing she does is magic’ and ‘can’t stand losing you’ arent awesome jams. ‘roxanne’ and ‘don’t stand so close to me’ are classic, don’t even get me started on ‘spirits in the material world’. just stop ok?
- Straight White Guys: It's not racist. The reason why most characters are straight white guys is it's a business. They just want to do what makes the most money. No one's being racist or sexist. It's just smart business.
- Straight White Guys: Having a Black Captain America or Pakistani Ms. Marvel or female Thor is PANDERING. All they're trying to do is get MONEY from you. It's just a marketing ploy! This is horrible!
is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?
(also, i feel bad for you.)
y’all see how little Black life is mattered even by other PoC
not the Palestinians other PoC
A lot of white people are going to be ignorant and bigoted, that’s very much expected out of every situation like this.
But what’s especially frustrating (and sadly, unsurprising) about Ferguson is the lack of PoC solidarity. It kills me when non-black PoC spread ignorance and take sides with the militarized police. I brought up the topic to my fellow Asian friends and I just could not believe how condescending they were towards the protesters. Not only do they not give a crap, but suggested that the protesters should just stop making a fuss and it’ll all be over. Um, the situation has already escalated beyond the point of things ‘calming down’.
I can’t wrap my head around them not seeing how these issues could intersect with their own experiences as PoC. Newsflash, you’re not going to be protected over white people either! White hegemony sees us as villains too! How can you not muster up any sympathy for the oppressed? How can you not understand the danger this poses for black lives? If it happened to our own, how would you feel if people who would logically be on our side stand with the oppressor?
Maybe I’m too far gone from the Asian values I initially grew up with (I do have a weird relationship with my heritage, I admit), but this isolated communities thing is not working. Having been educated in the P.I. up until the end of elementary school, I can honestly observe that racism education there is… pathetic. We were basically just taught ‘Don’t be racist, mmkay?’ without elaborating on its definitions, histories, and systems. If it wasn’t happening on our soil, it is irrelevant to our learning. I’m betting a good number of them believe that we’ve already hit a post-racial state.
What I got from my interaction yesterday is that they think that the world’s current social problems stem solely from class, without race playing a significant factor. Which is not only wrong as hell, but a cheap way to derail. It’s probably coming from their upbringings in racially homogeneous communities (god knows every Asian country has excruciating buttloads of class problems), but they are seriously missing a very important point when engaging the international forum. There is just way too much distance between PoC communities.
(Speaking from experience btw, it’s great that there are also a lot of non-black people who are being respectful and supportive)
FFS, I hate it when friends lose their phones. You’re always worried that they got abducted or sth. The unnecessary paranoia of it all, ugh.