It's kind of funny, I think that Pro-Bieber posts got more reblogs than your letter, but, you know, whatever. Obviously you're a perfect human being with no room for improvement on your methods of conversing with people in general. No, there's no condescension, judgement, or racism in anything you say, not at all. And I've totally been denying that racism happens in everything I said, I'm sure. You've been paying perfect attention and keeping 100% objectivity through this. Keep up the great work
LOL. Are you kidding me? I’m pretty sure most posts got more reblogs than my letter, but let me say this again: I don’t give a fuck. I know that must be hard for you to believe because you keep on bringing up the damn reblogs. But try to swallow that one and for fuck’s sake, keep it down this time.
Also, I’mma say it slowly: I DID NOT. WRITE THAT LETTER. FOR ANY. FUCKING. REBLOGS.
I never said I was perfect. But why you keep coming back before doing a self examination of the privilege in everything you’re saying doe?
And you know what? When you come to my inbox with the same old shit that I’ve dealt with with literally countless other white folks before you, you think I’m gonna be nice? You think I’m not gonna tell you about yourself? You came here under the guise of concern to criticize a letter that I wrote, and spewed all sorts of privileged racist shit. (Note that I didn’t say intentionally racist.) You wanna come in here and try all sorts of bullshit tactics, ignore everything I say, but then accuse me of being condescending, judgmental and racist? Don’t even start with racism, I can’t be racist against you. WHAT can I possibly do to oppress you based on your skin color? Go ahead, I’ll wait.
And this isn’t about objectivity. Talking about racism isn’t going to be objective when the owner of a website has made it perfectly clear that he has no problem letting me and others like me go through very real fucking trauma just for daring to speak out on our lived experiences. But you want objective? You want neutral? You want fair. Do you not hear what you are saying, or do you just not give a shit about using your privilege to try to slam others?
But for real, am I not making it clear enough that your opinions on my letter don’t phase me? Have I not made it clear enough where my priorities with you lay?
I didn’t tell you to acknowledge that racism happens. I told you to acknowledge that you rolled up in here and said some privileged, racist shit. But you know, go ahead and forget that part. I know that’s convenient for white folk when they get uncomfortable with being told that their oh so liberal ass has done something oppressive. :D But what’s convenient for you has deep meanings for me, and I don’t have time for your foolishness.
Boy, bai. Keep it movin~ I don’t deal with white folk who refuse to look critically at their past actions when they get called out on their bullshit.
My original response to your open letter wasn't even a comment on racism at all. It was actually constructive criticism stating that if you wanted people to reblog and thus perpetuate your letter, you should probably have evidence displayed in the letter itself, which there was not. Since then, people have argued with me about your letter, and still the only piece of evidence I've seen is that one post of Karp's with the question that had the N-word in it. Just saying, think before you speak.
Your original response wasn’t a comment on racism, but it should have been. Because if you read that letter and your first thought was, “She’s doing it wrong, evidence, evidence, evidence!” Rather than, “Even if I don’t know if it’s true or not, THAT IS A SHITTY THING FOR A PERSON TO DO,” then you need to reevaluate yourself. You keep missing this basic point and I am getting tired of pointing it out to you just how privileged you’ve been acting over this entire thing.
You know what? If David Karp comes demanding evidence of shit that he himself has done, then I and countless other PoC have plenty of screencapped evidence, from when we were raging over the incidents as they were occurring. You’re not the one who I’m trying to get to. It’s him. So you can stop acting like I wrote it for the reblogs, when I wrote it for him. Almost every time you talk about the letter, you mention the reblogs, so let me fill you in on something, because you seem to think I wrote this for attention:
1. I didn’t.
2. Um. Have you looked at the notes? It’s been perpetuated plenty, but thank you for your concern for the reblogs, and not, you know, the actual problem addressed within the letter. It speaks volumes. Volumes. Because I have yet to hear you say:
+”Wow, that’s a shitty thing to do, and David Karp really should change this behavior because it’s wrong.”
What I have seen you say several times is:
+Proof. I need proof.
+So many people reblogging this are foolish because they’ll jump on any cause, but ~NOT I~
+Voice your doubts that this has actually happened because it’s ~the opposite of a good business model~. (Therefore it CAN’T BE TRUE, RIGHT? Because you know, it’s not like MOST businesses are discriminatory and racist in some way! Nope, not at all. Wake up, white boy.)
Look at the notes and figure out how many of those reblogs came from POC. THEY know exactly what I’m talking about.
If anyone else wants to offer up proof to you, they can feel free to, but I’m not interested in proving anything to you. You already said you weren’t going to reblog it. FANTASTIC. You can go on your way at any time because I honestly don’t give a single damn fuck.
Yea yeah you’ve been saying “Think before you speak” ever since you crawled in here, and you can stop, because the only one who is lacking a thought process? Is you.
What did I say about reevaluating your own words before coming back? Because you clearly didn’t. Bye~
You know, after going through your blog a little bit, it really sounds like you just want reasons to be mad about stuff. You sound like Atheists that go out of their way to yell at Christians about how bullshit religion is and then go telling other people that you're being persecuted. Yeah, racist shit happens. But purposefully separating yourself and making broad statements about white people only makes the situation worse. But, you know, have fun with that.
Purposely separating myself from who? White people? Right. Because going to a predominantly white school and taking on a job where I work with a bunch of white people who user racial slurs, make offensive remarks, and fetishize me for my ethnicities, and trying to date a white guy, and having mostly white friends is me separating myself from white folk.
But let’s talk about this: it really sounds like you just want reasons to be mad about stuff.
Oh yes, I totally want more racist things to happen just so that I can get mad about it. You caught me! Because it’s not like a lot of my posts aren’t in response to the bullshit that I see on my dashboard that gets pulled by white people that I don’t even follow, every damn day. It’s not like I’m completely justified in being angry at racism, no matter what form it comes in. Nope! Because it’s not like when you’ve had to live a life impacted by racist institutions every single day since you’ve been born, and up until the day you finally die, you have enough reasons to be angry at whiteness. Heck. I mean, it’s not like there are white people out there who get angry at the same exact things, even though it doesn’t impact their lives at all. No. It’s just me, and I have to try so hard to look for things to talk about. I actually go out of my way just to find things that will hurt me and others, just so that I can have fodder for my silly little blog. I know, I know, it’s awfully petty, but what can ya do? *shrug* :D
Perfect example: your message. I totally looked for it. I totally asked for you to write this to me. Not like you, of your own volition, decided to write me a message about shit you’ll never experience, and then stuff it full of the same old excuses that racist white people use all the damn time. Hell, it’s not like I can’t come up with other messages with some of the same word for word sentences as yours, written by other white people who are every bit as clueless as you are. ^_^
And I totally forgot it’s impossible to rant about something without actually being angry. Thanks for reminding me. Oh, and thank you for informing me that venting about shit is going out of your way to yell at people.
You’ve given me so much insight. I appreciate it. :D
Also, Mr. Don’t-give-a-shit, let me answer some things for you, because I went to your page and for someone who doesn’t give a shit, you sure love talking about the letter I wrote. The block function doesn’t keep people from seeing your page. It keeps you from seeing their posts on your dash. Let me say that again: THE BLOCK FUNCTION. IS NOT. A PROTECTIVE MEASURE. BECAUSE. IT. IS. FULL. OF. HOLES. Okay?
Secondly: It is awfully privileged of you to even think of saying, “If you don’t like it, ignore them, who cares what they think?” I don’t have to care what they think for their thoughts to affect me. I don’t care what the majority of people in the world think, given I don’t know their existence, and yet, it still affects me, and my community. We are being killed in droves because of people’s racist believes and you’d best believe what they think plays into it. You’d best believe what they think plays into the policies that are passed and made into law. You’d best believe what they think determines whether or not that cop will pull the trigger or not. There is study after study proving that people’s biases affect how they treat us, even when they think racism is bad.
You think racism is bad, and I get the impression you wouldn’t think of using a racial slur, but your message was still full of privileged, white supremacist shit. You can be nice and still be racist. because racism isn’t always blatant; it’s not always slurs and cross burnings. And maybe if you read my blog with that in mind? YOU WOULD ACTUALLY GET THE POINT OF EVERYTHING THAT I DO. (Also, you need to think long and hard about why you need proof of David’s wrongdoings, as if I would lie about David Karp in a letter TO David Karp. (Because that would be SO smart, you know. Tell him all about the things he never actually did. :| )
Even without knowing that, the fact that you were able to read that letter and just say, “Why not leave Tumblr, then?” Instead of going, “Wow, that’s a problem and you’re right, something needs to be done about that!” The fact that you were able to look through my blog and then have the nerve to tell me that I’m just WANTING things to be mad about… shows your own racist tendencies, and before you get all huffy puffy and defensive and offended, think about why you are getting called out for your own racism by a person of color who is experiencing it. Think about why you saw fit to tell me how to react to things you’ll never in your god damn life have to deal with.
And then fix it. Because your note? Everything you told me? It’s the same shit that all of us PoC get told by white people around the fucking globe every god damn day. And not one of you would ever think of saying that you’re racist, or that you’re using your white privilege to trivialize what we say and avert from the real issues.
And if you think that’s a coincidence? Then you need to think again, and re-evaluate everything.
Think about why you feel you get to be the authority on what is and isn’t racist on things that don’t affect you. (Yeah, don’t think I didn’t see that, when you said that Karp’s quesiton about asking if he could use a racial slur wasn’t racist. “slightly ignorant but honestly not racist” yeah, you, a white man who will never face racism, do not get to determine that. You do not get to determine what is racist against a group when you are not part of said group and therefore are incapable of detecting anything but blatant racism, unless you—gasp, oh hay look!—listen to us! Go back to start.)
Yo need to do some serious self evaluation. And you’d do well to do it before leaving anything else in my ask box, because I am getting tired of dealing with white people who are ignorant to the stink of their own shit. Clear?
Hey, just throwing your own advice back at you. Think before you speak.
Sadly for you, I didn’t ask for your advice, booboo.
But I’ll take it. I thought it through, and now I will say it: David Karp is a misogynist, racist piece of shit.
You feel better now that I’ve ~thought about it~? Or am I not thinking about it hard enough until I take it all back? Cos that ain’t happening.