white people: don’t blame us for our ancestors! i’m not responsible for those white people or what they did just because we’re the same color!
same white people: look at all these inventions you poc wouldn’t have without white people! i didn’t invent any of it but i’ma take responsibility for these ancestors just based on being the same skin color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also that they’ll always point back to their ancestors for justification as to why it’s okay that PoCs are treated differently than them, or why they deserve any privileges they get. Like, “well my family’s been here 7 generations, we contributed to this country and because of them I earned my place here” or “my grandparents/great grand parents/etc worked hard to give their children a leg up”, etc… so apparently the past does matter… sometimes.
These white people are fully capable of understanding how the past flows into the future, and how the treatment/actions of past generations affect the outcome of future generations, but they only want to acknowledge it if it’s about the good stuff their ancestors did or if it’s about justifying their place in the world.
petition for a doctor who episode where the doctor travels back in time to meet arthur conan doyle and accidentally happens to mention how popular sherlock holmes is even 130 years later and poor acd almost breaks down crying
"Doctor before you leave…just tell me one thing."
"My books, the Sherlock Holmes books…do they die out?"
"No, Arthur. People love them. They carry on for hundreds of years."
"Damnit. God damnit. Fuck."
I think my favorite thing is Lovecraftian horror stories starring triumphant women and/or PoC because it’s such a great way to thank Lovecraft for his inspirations but it also blatantly defies the idiotic notion that we have to accept a creator’s racism/misogyny in order to accept their work.
Like, is there any better metaphor for properly updating fiction than making a Lovecraft game (Arkham Horror) where the lady known as Akachi Onyele defeats the undefeatable Cthulhu?
This is a trick question because no there is not.
How to be a 4chan tier poster:
- Claim to hold “unpopular opinions” and “be against the liberal propaganda”, believe lies from Nazis without criticism, cite common sense as an argument just with different words.
- Have a disdain for hipsters, only enjoy things if they’re really obscure or enjoy them through high irony
- Complain about too many gay and transgender people, and make fun of “made up tumblr identities”, write empassioned defences of “ephebophilia”.
- Be libertarian.
IM LAUGHING SO HARD IM WATCHING THE SHOW MALL COPS AND IT REALLY DRAMATICALLY GOES “BUT NOT EVERYONE IS HERE TO SHOP” AND ZOOMS IN TO AKATSUKI COSPLAYERS IM PEEING
socialjustshutup asked: So what's your take on times transphobia, what with them keeping miss cox off their top 100 list even though she was voted into the top ten by 80000+ people.
I’m absolutely fucking disgusted by it. Laverne Cox had massively positive numbers and was in the top 5 (and indeed was in the number one highest voted spot at at least one point), but apparently that’s simply not enough to give recognition to a transgender woman.
TIME notes that while the final list of the 100 most influential people of the year is ultimately decided by editors, input from readers is both valued and considered.
What a load of horse shit.
Of course our lovely queen is handling this with grace and poise as always, like the perfect human being she is.
Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.
Starscream is the best transformer and you cannot convince me otherwise.
Dear men I don’t know if you know this but it is possible to support transwomen without overly sexualized images and comments just a heads up.
In case any of you need it