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Many people in America seem to forget that WHITE people were also severely oppressed in the United States, nearly as ill as the Blacks at times.

Immigrants came to New York in the 1800s from many different places and for many different reasons. English, French, and Germans fled poverty and looked for opportunity. But mostly they came from Ireland and for the simplest of reasons: they were starving to death. The potato crop was failing, and English masters were taxing away their money. America seemed their only hope.

After 30 days in the filthy holds of converted freighters, Irish families emerged onto the New York waterfront. Many were half-dead. Almost all were flat broke.

Packed into crowded tenements, they struggled to survive. Men labored on docks and construction sites. Girls and women worked as servants in rich people's homes. Boys hawked newspapers. Some joined street gangs to protect themselves against native gangs and the police.

Slowly -- despite prejudice against them -- they made their way up the ladder. Some became craftsmen. Others joined the police. The most successful became politicians and helped build Tammany Hall, the nation's first political machine. As a machine, Tammany asked for immigrants' votes and paid them back with city jobs and services.


But psht, the only thing that people nowadays want you to see and hear is "WE HAS TO RESPEKT DA BLAKZ". No thank you, 80% of the people that live in my neighborhood are black, and nearly 100% of them are rude, disgusting, thieves, liars, thugs, and abusive jack offs that are constantly looking for another way to complain about how they are being oppressed.

Just think, for one moment, I KNOW IT'S HARD TO COMPREHEND, but there are other people who were treated like shit, you aren't, and will NEVER, get my sympathy simply because of the color of your skin, especially if you haven't gone through it.
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brihanna25 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
As if other countries didn't oppress other races.-__-
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Julihn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Racism gets worse the more we talk about it,  all humans are humans regardless of color of where they were born at. And we should stop defing people by "black" or "white", we are all one and we should stop talking about colors or origins, only that could end racism.
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tsugomu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
i just think we need to let go of this who got hurt the worst in the past bs. yes, horrible shit happened. yes, horrible shit still does happen, but as isolated incidences. just because some white guys at some point in time enslaved a whooole lot of black people doesn't mean the white people of today have to pay you back for whatever injustice happened to your ancestors. the past is the past man, i have no connection with those white guys of the past. minus, white skin. that goes for annny group of people who once did something horrible to another. we are not our ancestors. we do not share their opinions or beliefs.

o yeah, i'm not saying it doesn't happen. as i said, it happens in isolated incidences and they should be dealt with when they come. individually. 
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Yami-Horus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Eeyup, that's why the Snt. Patrick army was formed in 1847 =) 
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CrescentNubila Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I think you'll appreciate this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCul2D…

It's a real pity that this truth is not accepted in the black community. I'm black myself and let me tell you, this crap has got to stop.

There were slaves worldwide. Please look for this book titled "The Undistinguished Americans". It's a very true book that tells of slaves from every culture.
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fiore-ciuri Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm half Italian, and the Italians were f*cked over pretty hard in America, but I don't think we have as much of a lasting effect of oppression in the same way of blacks. This goes for any other historically oppressed groups who were white. You still have white privelage.
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LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And the Mexicans, and the Chinese, and the Japanese, and th LGBT community, and the native americans, and the Atheists....
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SS-KillerArtist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
but lgbt isn't even a race... -.-
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LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That doesn't make them any less valid, let alone any less oppressed....
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SS-KillerArtist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
but atheism and lgbt shouldn't be considered the same as them.
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LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ORLY? Why not?
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SS-KillerArtist Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Because they're not? I didn't know they were skin colors too 8D
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LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They're all oppressed, and isn't that what matters?
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SS-KillerArtist Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Eh everything is oppressed.
And what matters to me may be different for you.
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Crock47 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Gun róbh math agad! Finally someone understands!
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DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
agh!!! you can speak scottish gaelic?!

WOW!!! I never met a scottish gaelic speaker until now...


sad to see the language just clinging on to the cliff.. :(
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Crock47 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Séadh! Tha Gáidhlig agam. A bheil Gáidhlig agaibh?

(and my comment was actually in Irish, fyi. :D)
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DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're not fooling me...

There is no h in Tá...
and it's "an bhFuil tú Gaeilge agat?"

you're speaking Scottish... not Irish...
There's a few major difference between the two...

(though your accents are on back to front)

I am Irish, BTW... living in Ireland... I was born here...
and I'm learning Irish... So...
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SS-KillerArtist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
they're probably using a translator.
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DemonFoxProductions Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Most likely...
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Kegger98 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I getting the impression you don't like black people.
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Writer
What would give you that impression?
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Kegger98 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Every other stamp is him talking about how black people are bad or how he wants to say the n word.
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Writer
"I enjoy being blunt"?
"I support corporal punishment"?
I have not seen anything racist in his gallery.
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Kegger98 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I don't know then, maybe I just thought that when he glorified nazis.
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Writer
When did he do that?
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Kegger98 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
The stamp "nothing wrong it" a page back.
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PeteSeeger Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Writer
That's about being interested in the history of Nazi Germany.
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ivory-phills Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, except, y'know, the Irish turned their attention and racism to other nonwhites, so they literally took out their oppression onto other people who had less power, which included- not surprisingly- black people just so they could have some of that "white supremacy" for themselves. 

And who says this is only about oppression of black people? Racial inequality is mostly about how white people built a system that still benefits them to this day, where the incarceration rate for black people and Latino people are at a much higher rate than white people for the same damn crimes- with many nonwhite prisoners innocent of the crime while white people get away with a slap on the wrist at the most- where up to 76% of college scholarships go to white people (meaning that only a small percentage of scholarships are actually race-based) and let's not forget that whites take up a majority of this country's wealth mostly through generational inheritance (so no, whites do not work hard for the money, sorry honey), and the stereotype that African Americans are uneducated lazy people when statistics and personal accounts show that they get passed up for jobs and it gets given to white applicants; hell, their resumes don't even get looked at if their name sounds "too ghetto" or hard to pronounce.

And boy, what a shitty comparison of willful immigration and working for actual wages to actual kidnapping and raping of citizens of many African countries (that's right, Africa isn't a country, it's a continent, for those of you who don't know) who got shipped to another country (many of them dying and their corpses tossed overseas) and forced to work under white people with no compensation and no freedom/human citizenship. Boy, am I glad that the education system we have established is working wonders to teach true history of America's past. I'm so glad African Americans can stop "shoving black history down your throats" and that white people are good after all! I guess I don't have to worry about white people fetishizing my body and stereotyping me as a horny animal so much that they can literally walk up to me and demand sexual favors and use me as a sport, as with the case of Beyonce having her ass slapped on onstage by a bunch of white creeps.

In all seriousness, though, you and all of these white supremacist apologists are fucking pathetic. But at least you served one good thing to this world: you guys gave me enough material to laugh at and prove how uneducated all these white people with "edumacations" and "book smarts" really are when it comes to society.
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Some-strange-folk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
It's kinda funny imagining your extremely condescending, ignorant post coming from that ridiculous avatar of yours. Come back here with a decent avatar and some solid facts.
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ivory-phills Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Aaaah, I see my old post has enough of a kick to leave the cretins wounded. Well, I guess I can entertain you anti-black fools some more, so...



But I do find it funny that white people- like the person who created this godawful, inaccurate stamp- aren't asked to give "accurate" proof for their bigotry and that you tell me my icon is ridiculous even though a) it has nothing to do with this anti-black racism stinking up deviantart and b) no one even knows what that shit in yours is. 
Still, links are provided, your little reply made me laugh, so pick your poison from the array of sources and have a good night~!
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Some-strange-folk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
1. I am not anti-black. Based on viewing your posts, however, I am anti-YOU.
2. This stamp has nothing to do with your ranting. You merely mentioned the Irish, then moved on to your very                incorrect and warped perception of whites in America.
3. I found you avatar hilarious because of the stark contrast between your extreme anti-white philosophical                      viewpoint and the Disney character your avatar depicts. Plus, it looks stoopid. [The grammatical error                    was intentional.]
4. You didn't produce accurate proof, either. Google doesn't make the raving Narcissist you are special.

The following is meant to piss the bigoted supremacist in you off.
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Again, I'd like to point out that my viewpoint on blacks is that they're no different then whites, but when some asshole like you comes around, thinking they can cause someone shame towards their own race because of a google search, you're dead wrong. If you're tired of white perception being against blacks, why don't you try to change it through positive means, instead of trying to instill shame upon said white person(s)? You're a terrible example of a human being, and have probably set the African-American community back a bit due to your hateful and bigoted philosophy.
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Looks like you've fallen from Lucifer's grace.
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Some-strange-folk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
1. I am not anti-black. Based on viewing your posts, however, I am anti-YOU.
2. This stamp has nothing to do with your ranting. You merely mentioned the Irish, then moved on to your very                incorrect and warped perception of whites in America.
3. I found you avatar hilarious because of the stark contrast between your extreme anti-white philosophical                      viewpoint and the Disney character your avatar depicts. Plus, it looks stoopid. [The grammatical error                    was intentional.]
4. You didn't produce accurate proof, either. Google doesn't make the raving Narcissist you are special.

The following is meant to piss the bigoted supremacist in you off.
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Again, I'd like to point out that my viewpoint on blacks is that they're no different then whites, but when some asshole like you comes around, thinking they can cause someone shame towards their own race because of a google search, you're dead wrong. If you're tired of white perception being against blacks, why don't you try to change it through positive means, instead of trying to instill shame upon said white person(s)? You're a terrible example of a human being, and have probably set the African-American community back a bit due to your hateful and bigoted philosophy.
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Looks like you've fallen from Lucifer's grace.
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PTDaHood Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Writer

Thank you.

 

I'm Chinese. I just sort of looked unimpressed every time someone seriously says, "It's because I'm black, isn't it?" Oh, and that constant shoving of black history down our throats. I'd probably appreciate it a lot more if it wasn't so stagnant and repetitive. Ah, the American school system.

 

Sure, we have to remember, we fucking enslaved an entire race. But you know what. Other peoples suffered just as much.

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ivory-phills Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I've just used up my entire rant fury on the OP to rage about how stuid you are, so I'm just going to leave these for you and anyone else to see:

There are more, thousands and thousands of research and personal accounts to show why black people wonder if it's racism, because it's most likely is.
So fuck you.
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PTDaHood Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   Writer

I'm very stuid. Yes, I'm very stuid.

 

Don't act like I don't know anything about our history; do not underestimate me.

 

Your point, also, is lost in clashing with mine. Where I come from, our education is ruined by people who make their races look bad. I'm so tired of ghetto kids -- Asian, black, white, Hispanic, you name it -- coming in, disrupting us so badly each day is nothing short of unproductive. I'm so tired of people complaining so genuinely that theirs is such an awful plight because they're black -- and, that is all I have heard. Of course it is awful, but that's no excuse. And you know what? -- most of them are black or Hispanic. It helps that white people are rare where I come from, and that we Asians here are largely disciplined to huge measures because our parents are immigrants. Those ghettos, going around, use their racial histories to make asses of themselves. Excuses to instigate. Some of my closest friends are black and Hispanic -- we're the melting pot, so no surprise there -- and they despise those ghettos because they make their races look bad. At ghetto schools, classes are full of nothing but civil rights lessons, so one can imagine where the mentality came from. "Is it because I'm black?" No, it's because you're fucking delusional.

 

In class, all I have heard are these: The Holocaust and our history of slavery. And there lie the flaws in our education system -- stagnation. I would like to hear more about how the Irish worked on one side and the Chinese on the other to build the Transcontinental Railroad. I would like to hear more about Soviet war crimes. We steeple into new topics -- look, ma, there're MORE bad things happening in the world! -- and then go straight back to the age-old studies of slavery and the Holocaust. Never have I heard mention of Soviet war crimes in class. I actually cried out in shock when I heard the word "Nanking," because I'd never have expected them to mention it. When they mentioned the death march in the Philippines. Mentioning, mentioning, mentioning, and then...oh, shit, back to Frederick Douglass!

 

Of course there is racism today -- how could I not know? I am a Chinese female, for God's sake. My mother speaks horrible English, my brother told a guy to suck his dick when he told us to go back to China, and I coil to hold the appearance of the Chinese in America when I step outside diverse territory. It is advised that I wear a skirt instead of pants to interviews. When people see me, they don't see an American -- they see an Asian. I am not white, I am colored.

 

But it's not just black people. It's also Asians. Hispanics. Jews. Women...and it just keeps on petering. Trayvon Martin? -- how about Danny Chen? No, never heard of him? -- my point is made.

 

(I must say, though, I was very proud when my city actively protested Zimmerman's verdict: We are so diverse a part of America, made for change, and this -- this showed.)

 

I mean, kudos to America for actually trying, though. There are countries that have just lost themselves so much in their denial...

 

But there is more to that. The American people deserve better.

 

But, point in case -- you attacked based on miscommunication. Perhaps this shall translate a little better.

 

Tl;dr: Fuck youuuu~ Fuck you very, very muu-uuuch~

 

So, you like Hetalia?

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ivory-phills Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist

Oh, my apologies, good on you for catching my minor spelling error/typo. I shall now correct it to make you feel better. *stupid. Does that make you feel better, hun? Now you're *stupid.


Let me give you a simple crash course on a little thing called culture. Culture is the structural norm of a group of people/citizens that dictate how the group behaves and communicate, ultimately boiling down to expression of self. So, dear one, what makes how black people- or how you put it, "black, white, Asian, Hispanic"- "ghetto?" What other culture do you have to compare where the behavior of "typically black" people seems so unruly? I'm guessing European culture~...


And no, the education system isn't failing because of our "ghetto" students. It's because the quality-trained instructors go off to majority-white suburban schools to teach there, where the students who act out of line get away with it because hey, it's okay, they might have a mental/learning disability that can be diagnosed and fixed with medicine and after-school tutors specially trained to handle disabled students. Which leaves rural/urban schools with what? Poorly-trained teachers who come in with the same mentality as the rest of America: that these black and Hispanic students are automatically going to be unruly and unteachable, and that any behavior not suitable for class, that any failing grades these students might have, can only mean that black and Hispanic students are wasting away their education and the teachers' time. Never mind the fact that just like those same white students, black students can- and often do- suffer from learning disabilities and many other mental disabilities as well, made worse by the poverty and lack of resources available to help them when needed. So nope, try harder with the “ghetto students are ruining our education, uwah!” crap.


And did you really try to insult people who refuse to take white bullcrap and educate themselves on civil rights, while in this same damn country of ours, white people- especially in Southern states- are trying to rewrite black history and history of black slavery to make themselves look more like heroes and saints and less like the perpetrators, when they've succeeded in rewriting Native American history so much that little kids are reciting the old bullshit “pilgrims and Indians were friends” during Thanksgiving? Are you really trying to sell that bullcrap to me and calling me and many others “delusional” for not buying it while white people all over the world still believe that they were the catalyst of human civilization and progress and that the many inventions and mathematical/astrological concepts were created by them and black and Native American people were just useless savages? Oh, you make me laugh. As of right now, black students are still being taught that President Lincoln was all for racial equality, while the textbooks conveniently leave out the fact that he held just as much white supremacist views as any other white person of that time and now, and that the only reason he was for emancipation was because he needed black soldiers whom fought for much lower pay than the white officers. I am in fucking college, and never have I learned about this during my lessons of civil rights and civil wars in high school. All those talks about civil rights are still white washed, apparently: www.salon.com/2013/03/16/the_s…

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And yes, I am calling you out on your bullshit about black people using our history to "make us look bad." Tell me, when was the last time a white person was severely punished with ridicule/bullying/etc. for "acting ghetto?" For taking on black culture as if it was some fucking fashion trend? For the many instances, almost zero get ridicule for it, because they're so "edgy" and they're "appreciating" black culture, while black people- or anyone else nonwhite, really- get bullshit like your comment for behaving, dressing, talking, whatever like our culture dictates. Take the Miley Cyrus scandal for instance; she was twerking- an actual African culture dance based on fertility- and using black women as props on stage during the VMAs, and no one gave a shit about how she was using black bodies and black dance only that her dancing and performance was vulgar. Yet black women get shit all the time for doing the same damn dance created within our culture. We have white people still black facing and red facing (like wearing Native American costumes). All of this is called cultural appropriation, when people of different cultures (with mostly white people doing this shit) take on different cultural aspects and wear/use it like some damn trend, and yet have the audacity to condemn the originators of said cultural aspects and correlating it to savagery of sorts.


And now we reach the “But what about the people who weren't used as chattel slaves but still got killed in wars they caused but still succeeded in life at the expense of racial minorities” topic of discussion, where the white supremacist apologist try to use the ineffective Kumbaya mentality and the High School Musical “We're all in this together” (if your statement about the Irish and Chinese building that railroad is anything to go by). But this little white supremacist apologist seemed to have overlooked one little thing: not everyone got a piece of that American freedom pie he/she oh-so praises. While the Chinese and Irish and whomever got jobs and opportunities, black Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanic Americans were passed up all the freaking time, only getting lucky if they could find work in servitude with even less pay than the Irish workers. And the Soviet war crimes that reeked with European superiority complex? It seemed like your amazing school is doing a damn fine job of teaching if you were able to learn about that in the midst of all that “black and Jew complaining” regurgitated through lessons of the Holocaust and civil rights movements.


Good job on being able to call out white racism in your lifetime, though; now if only you weren't shitting on black people who call out the instances of racism that happens to them as well and excusing the racism as just “black people acting like asses.” But I guess I can't really blame you for doing so; I read from somewhere that ass-kissing the dominant, oppressive group is a coping mechanism that some nonwhite people- including the black and Hispanics you mentioned- take up.


And I'm glad that you were able to hear about Trayvon Martin, a young boy whose death wouldn't have even been known if it wasn't for the recording of the police call where he was actually crying out for help in sheer agony in the background and whose medical examiner clearly stated that the wounds on Zimmerman's body as well as the wounds on Martin's corpse clearly showed that Zimmerman was lying. But do tell me, while we black people were constantly bombarding the media with this case and white teens making a mockery of Martin's death with #Trayvoning, have you gotten the chance to hear about Marissa Alexander? Were you able to learn about Cece MacDonald? Or what about that Chicago shooting that killed 13 black people, including 3-year-old Deonta Howard? What about the attack of peaceful black protestors by white students with bleach-filled balloons at the University of Texas, have you heard of that? You've heard of the police raid in Detroit that ended the life of seven-year-old Aiyana Jones, I'm sure? Oh, I bet that since you're so knowledgeable of anti-black racism and what constitutes as racism and what doesn't, I guess all of these are just black people being delusional about racism, and we should just stop "acting like asses" in order to get white people off our fucking backs.



“But, point in case -- you attacked based on miscommunication.” Oh, I'm so sorry, I did not know that when you were specifically pointing out black people's behavior in your little comment, that you were talking about everyone who take on African culture and behavior and that it was simply “miscommunication.” LOL, yes, sure, hun.


And I'll end this one with a good fuck you to you, too~! :D

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DaBair Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
With Miley Cyrus, it's the opposite. White women who are whores get slut-shamed, while black women who are whores are just dismissed as being "typical black women".
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PTDaHood Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   Writer
Once more, the points are lost. You are raving.

It really is quite funny to have someone try to lecture me on culture -- I who grew up in one of the most diverse cities in the world. I who grew up speaking two languages. I who was allowed to play with that Japanese boy even though we were Chinese, I with friends of Haitian, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, German, Italian, Bengali, and Indian descent.

Once again, you miss what is right before you. We don't "kiss up" -- we fight tooth and nail when confronted on racial issues; but there are better ways. The best way is that they do not see you coming. Have I not said, already, that I must keep an appearance to represent the Chinese in America? White people are never going to leave, not anytime soon. We bend our backs to hold our own; there are better ways. Ghettos screaming and flipping tables in class has not yet proven itself to be very effective, has it? Look at us: we are slowly moving upwards; there are stealthier ways. In our culture, we make ourselves the better people -- if a man treats you like a beast, you extend courtesy, because you are above that. We do not need to scream and curse at the white people -- or people of any race -- to go further; that is how we have come to where we are. Look around -- we are growing in population, and we come to make success; look at us, gradually and most surely overcoming the obstacles coming into our path. My own college is known for its Asian population. Asians, Chinese, going into schools like Cornell and Boston, even when the authorities attempt to blockade us. In the case of us mainland Chinese, many of us are proud of the old country: For all its flaws, we will not let the west come between us and our culture.

In a stroke of pity and arrogance, I extend sympathies to whites and blacks -- many of them here do not know of an older culture, are unaware of where their blood flows from. I am proud to call myself both Chinese and American. But here, there is only American -- but what are you, really? -- German, Dutch, or both? -- Kenyan, Ugandan, or neither?

Ah, I knew it would come to this. Ghettos ruining education. The specific races. Unfortunately, it is very true. Middle school, I cared very little. High school, it was God-awful. Yes, the majority is of Hispanics and blacks: I see it slowly seeping into Asians. Where I went to school, the whites moved out while the Asians moved in. Furthermore, and unfortunately, yes, they are a prime factor where I come from. Some schools with horrible reputation shut down, and they came into our schools. They are everywhere, and they are in the classes. Sure, there are shitty teachers, I can count them and tell you how fat, stupid, and blatantly hypocritical they are. It is different, however, with the good teachers; they come in, they are loud and annoying and stupid ghettos.

You must be growing up in an awful area to not have learned all that. I have. It's still not enough. I can only imagine how bad you have it -- so much that you make us look good.

And isn't that awful about the education system? Public schools are awful at teaching, but private schools are full of ignorant rich whites that I've no intention to be near. More rot in the system. And now I am dorming with two whites not even from my state. They are good people. I have never cared for white subjugation because we are as loud about it amongst ourselves as you are with yours; but we keep it inside, in our language. I have had to actively fight for it even on the political scale. Political, because I was taught where to use my powers as a citizen.

LOLOL, yes, I have heard about them, actually. And, furthermore, ironically enough, you continue to misunderstand. I am not speaking of what is out there; I am talking about you, actually, and what you think I am actually talking about.

And where are you fighting? Protest, of course, that matters. Fight the system, go ahead. But you are shooting into the dark. You don't even have a candle to show your target. Fight the mechanics, and you will touch the entire system. The right mechanics. The effective ones.

You are angry. I don't blame you. You have every right in the world to be. We colored races have suffered far too long. But know your weapons as well as your enemies.

Evidently you seem to think black people have it the worst in the world. I have this to say -- pain is not something to be compared. Do not tell me we had it so much better. Do not tell me that we had opportunities that you did not, because what has happened has already been written into a history that I am always learning of with most vigor. Look at your opportunities today and tell me that there is no way to go. Fight, fight hard. You are in college, and so am I. That is in itself a step. Know where to shoot.

How hard?
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ivory-phills Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Meh, after being directed back to this, I didn't think there would be a point in replying, but hey, whatever, my night is free for now, so...

You list being able to speak languages and living among other people as proof that you're so accepting of other races? Even though your original post clearly showed that you are willing to dismiss a black person pointing out racism? Even though white people are able to marry people of color, fuck people of color, and so on and still say and do racist shit? Even though like yourself, white people use their convenient black friend as a token to say "nigger" and say "I think black people x,y,z?" That's pretty funny.

Stealth obviously hasn't worked, either; oh, let me just be sure to let white people know that not ALL Asians are like that and, hey, let's end racism without holding white people responsible for their acts- or their inaction when they keep saying they are anti-racist but don't say crud when racism happens right before their eyes- and for upholding white supremacy. And wow, I am so glad that a person who doesn't follow eurocentric rules to the T is a "ghetto." And of course you aren't receiving the most belligerent shit; Asians are seen as the "model minority," where white people would uphold you guys as the BEST minorities, with black people and latino people as the worst.  Still racism, but not counting the fetishization and such that may lead to physical or verbal violence,  it's not something that can really compare to the type of dehumanization black people have (like the black guy brute or the ugly black woman jezebel).

And "extending courtesy" has got to be the biggest example of ass-kissing there is; being nice to racists just so that you can "feel" like "the bigger person" isn't bravery, it's simple compliance, especially to them. Sorry that you may have missed a lesson or two, but racism is never solved with niceness. Fighting with as much vigor to protect your rights and human dignity was the only way anyone got anywhere, especially the black people; You probably didn't hear about Renisha McBride? Jonathan Ferrell? Two of the many recent deaths caused by anti-black racism at the hands of white people? Both followed what you wished all people to be: decent, westernized, educated, etc, but they both died because the whites that killed them were just more niggers trying to cause trouble in their cul-de-sac. Never mind that they were both hurt and simply searching for help. Never mind that they presented no danger to the white people. They both got killed. Or maybe we can bring up the pinnacle of civil rights Dr. Martin Luther King? The historically-known brilliant leader that wanted peace and harmony for all races and enacted peaceful protests as you would want protesters to do?

Well, darling, he got killed. Shot. Assassinated. Bullet straight to the head (or wherever the assailant aimed). A well-mannered educated black person who was as peaceful as the modern media depicted him as, and he was still killed. Only reason he's revered to this day is because white western media had some tidbits they could take out of his many works that seemed palpable enough to pass on in history as if maybe, just maybe, if black people didn't know that we can do something that isn't peaceful, it'll get progress going. (An example if you need it: 

Again with the use of "ghettos" as a substitute for people, Jesus Christ. e_e And lol, I'm "making us look bad"? More of that "please white people don't think of us all as those mean blackies and such that hate what you're doing to them" gall. I did grow up in a place so terrible that it made me learn that being a little meanie black bitch may get me somewhere: it's call Westernized countries. Luckily enough, I learned just how much coddling white people's feelings I can do and avoid generalizing them and acting "proper" not for my benefit but for theirs before I can finally realized that it is not working. I see time and time again black people being dehumanized by white people and even Asian people (like you have) and even other black people who just want to be in white people's good graces and a thought clicked: wow, no matter how nice and gracious I am, the world will still hate me and try its damn hardest to make me inhuman simply because I am a black woman, and with white people having too much power, they sure are achieving that goal.

I am fighting, you may know already. But my fighting isn't going to be "let's be nice and hope that white people will stop hurting me with their ignorance and power," it's more, "fuck it, let's do it the right way."

Good luck to you; even though I find your anti-blackness and peaceful tactics ridiculous, I hope it takes you as far as being nice to white people that uphold white supremacy no matter what can go.

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How convenient of you to deactivate just in time. This is here for anyone who would like to see me have a last word (and for my personal entertainment).

You seem to think I have something against black people in general here. I don't. I don't approve of some of the things a lot of them can do in the name of fighting white supremacy. That doesn't mean I support white supremacy. It's simply that I prefer to live the way I want in this country. We do this everywhere -- even in Japan, though God knows why the few of us would even prefer to live in Japan. Where I come from, I do see a lot of black people act "ghetto." That does not apply to all of them, and that does not apply to you; try not to put words in my mouth.

You also seem to have a complete outsider's view of Asians here -- we were already like that. Many of us are raised to be quite elitist, per se; after all, we do come from a country with a past of being a great, asshole-ish empire. We do not "kiss up"; we let the idiots keep their ignorance and take what we can from them. Not all white people are "bad," though they are all guilty of doing nothing to fight the white privilege in this country -- but, at face value, who is to say? I would like to say I prefer acting colorblind -- meaning, I know what race you are and I know the background of it, and I consider the way you could treat me thusly. But you are your own person first. I am treating my possible enemy not as a powerful person I must fight, but as an equal or even an inferior.

As I am dealing with you. I cannot change the way you think, of course; I can only influence it, for better or for worse. But you are not getting in the way of anything. You are ineffective; you are no impediment to me, and you are not even an annoyance. I treat you as an equal in terms of intelligence; but I do not agree with your views. It is just a harangue (and a hell of a lot of fun to poke at, I might add).

My parents came to this country not to conquer so much as benefit -- I, born into a different mentality, seek both. I do not care for being a "model minority" -- see myself as neither -- I only care to carry the burden of being Chinese-American. I seek to help advance my people in this country and simply be a citizen. Of course you can keep your way of living here and fighting the institutionalized racism; however, I have mine. And do not assume I am a white supremacist or anti-black, because it is absolutely untrue.

You know, a while back I read about how WEB Dubois said that the Chinese should submit to Japanese invasion against the white powers. My answer -- HA, not going to happen. Us under THEM? You stick to your problems, I stick to mine. You yourself jump between the racism of Asians and their own problems with westerners. We've done pretty well for ourselves in this country, yes? -- when we first came here, even people who wanted rights for black Americans could not stomach our alien presence. The white people you seem so angry at -- the ones who do hold ridiculous beliefs about us -- can wallow in their ignorance; at the first Asian they meet and flaunt their ignorance at will take him apart bit by bit. But we are not going out of our ways to whine and do nothing -- let's complain and DO something at the same time, the way our families raised us to do. Those "ghettos" nearly did get in my way, which is why I condemn them. And many of them exist, so of course I look down on the ones who are the same. It is not so much "dehumanizing" your people so much as being annoyed by the idiocy of many of them.

With the way you've been going on, I could compare your views to that of the "victimized white"'s.

Also, Martin Luther King Junior managed to amass tons of people together in peaceful tactics that are "ridiculous," and even white people can't ignore that. Lots and lots of people. If that's not impressive, you can get out of my face ;)

A note: When the Japanese attacked us, we condemned the collaborators who aided them, became their translators and assistants; the rest of us died fighting. Innocent civilians were killed either way, and I am very lucky my family survived better than many others. We are not a people who seek to kiss up, I assure you. Martin Luther King Junior died fighting, like my racial countrymen. And the end result is there -- he left a mark of America's civil rights movement in popular memoriam; he became one of its faces. For one man, that is truly impressive.

Tl;dr -- no "anti-blackness," "white supremacy," "right way." Only Chinese way -- do what you want and if anyone steps in your path, mow them the fuck down. Whining's no good; my people is a resilient one.
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pikuu-chii Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Win. Just pure win. I'm rooting for you, sir.
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PTDaHood Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Writer
Hey, thanks ;)
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pikuu-chii Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey, you're welcome :)
This other guy is just... UGH
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Neon-Hoof-Beat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
*THIS*
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
And the Italians and Polish as well. Heck, the entire concept of a white race is a rather recent one.
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FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could kiss you for this one!
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PureWolf123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this stamp so very much. :iconbigheartplz: I also love that you understand that blacks weren't the only ones to be oppressed in America.
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thank you for making this :) to many people seem to forget this.
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