i was telling a friend i think white gen z and (some) millennials are different.
they’ve realized what some of their past demons have done in their past (and present).
it seems like many of them are trying to be allies to us.
one of my vix-bi sent me the following video and i thought it was interesting.
it started with someone telling white people to say:
“I am proud to be white.”
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the one with the dress is giving me “future karen” vibes:
this was an interesting discussion tho.
it was eye-opening to see white people even having this discussion tbh.
what a time to be alive?
it made me wonder:
Can white people say they’re proud to be white?
when someone like trump proclaims that he is proud to be white,
especially with his past campaign and the types of jackals it attracted,
it wouldn’t come off well at all.
as the white wolf said:
The Nazis said they were proud to be white
The KKK say they are proud to be white
The Proud Boys say they are proud to be white
… and so on.
another reason it comes off as problematic is white folks have the privilege.
i don’t care what anyone tells me,
poor white folks,
and “white women in distress” have the same privilege as well.
and black women will never have that same luxury.
so when white people proclaim such a statement,
it means they acknowledge their privilege above other races.
some have used their privilege to get ahead and over on others.
when we say we are proud of being black (and gay),
it’s because of all we have been through and accomplished.
because of the oppression we faced,
and continue to face,
we have evolved into a very strong and resilient community of proud people.
Am I wrong?
lowkey: one of my biggest issues with some white people is they don’t think.
they say the dumbest shit and wonder why people are offended.
i’ll never forget a past white friend telling me he basically uses his privilege when he gets pulled over.
it was around the time black people were getting killed being pulled over.
read the fuckin’ room sir.