For what reason I need to give a shit about white people?
Sometimes I don’t even say anything about white people, except that I don’t give a shit. I don’t have to pay attention to anybody I don’t feel like paying attention to.
Also, to say that white people can feel the effects of racism based on being white is a fallacy, within a white supremacist framework (which Western cultures function within) white people cannot be systematically disadvantaged based on their whiteness. There’s a whole host of other ways in which white people can be disempowered within Western culture, their being white is not one of them.
And I reiterate, I don’t give a shit.
White people should feel bad about being in a racist world. There’s a very precise difference between what I try to do (disregard) and what a racist world does to non-white bodies (destroy). I’m not out to “hurt” people, my attention just doesn’t need to go there, and I don’t need to expend energy to further white supremacist agendas, and I WILL put my energy into improving and promoting the lives and work of POCs. Racism is harmful to everyone, and what I do is not racist, it is focusing my energy in a different direction. I don’t need to apologize for not expending my energy on making white people feel good about being white. If they want to feel good about being white they can look everywhere else in the world and feel validated and empowered. Why should I waste my beautiful brown energy making them feel good.
It’s not my business if people want to think I’m some arbiter of cool and me not caring hurts them. Because I. Don’t. Care. and that’s not really saying shit except I don’t see you.”
Mark. calloutqueen. sister. (via saturnoregresa)
speechless. this. is. everything.