Posted 9 months ago on July 5, 2018, 4:01 p.m. EST by elf3
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Can we discuss class yet? Or is this still taboo?
So I do believe in open discussion so here goes:
To my rich white friends even though I'm white I'm not wealthy. Please stop discussing minorities like you are saving a rare species from endangerment or puppies stuck in storm drains...and sounding so self-righteous as you all compare your white privledge assuming everyone white is part of it. Because I happen to know when I mention class issues...the room gets eerily silent and eyes look away like I just may as well have blurted out the phrase "hairy testicles" . Since I live in a minority community and grew up in one (granted far from being like em in em it wasn't Detroit)...I guess I don't think it's so amazing when people of other races succeed at something...I just think it is as normal as when you do. Fyi they don't produce rice krispy treats instead of poop from their ass either. Because people are the same...some suck, some dont, some are in the middle. And unless someone is visiting as an actual tourist please stop interviewing minorities about their interesting cultures...like are a new star trek character who just beamed in from planet Bongolo and you are their greeter or part of the peace corp my god it's annoying and frankly plain akward to watch. While this is happeningnyou seem to be ignoring that when people aren't jumping classes it doesn't always have to do just with race because there is a good majority of us who just aren't racist... a lot has to do with the systems and structures in place that keep people in their born caste. (Remember when Occupy marched side by side together to change that?) I do...I miss that.
So while I'm not against fighting against fighting racism ( oops wait one too many fightings -I mean im against racism). I hate that things have become so divisive and that the subject of class as well as the battle against wall street seems to have been largely forgotten.
And on that note to (some) of my ethnic commarades ( in spirit) please stop giving me dirty looks (because seriously) this is happening a lot lately in our new post modern racist society. I may look like a poster child for white privledge (Im super white... or sunburned) but I'm seriously not rich and hate Trump as much as you. My bank account is virtually non-existent. I voted for Obama! I swear i have no family money and no degree. I was born this way? It's weird frankly.... it's got to be said...and please don't say that somehow makes me racist? Because I know when I'm getting glared at like I just ate your baby's future. While this is happening you seem to be ignoring that when people aren't jumping classes it doesn't always have to do just with race because there is a good majority of us who just aren't racist... a lot has to do with the systems and structures in place that keep people in their born caste. (Remember when Occupy marched side by side together to change that?) I do...I miss that.
(And to everyone please get your sense of humour back because laughter really is the world's best medecine)