WARNINGS: whitesplaining racism-supporting “NO, YOOOOOU!” garbage; ableist appropriation of term “color blind”
Ok so let’s have a little lesson in economics and crime rates in cities. What made it the worst place in Philadelphia was the CRIME, and for the most part, the highest amount of crime in a city happens in the lower income sectors, the two are very seldom exclusive of each other. And guess what, there were all kinds of people living in poverty there. POVERTY IS COLOR BLIND, it does not inherently affect one race more than another strictly due to the color of their skin. I’ve lived next to Camden NJ ever since I moved out of that neighborhood, which is UNFORTUNATELY riddled with poverty and crime, which is not the fault of the people living there, it is the fault of the corrupted government not serving it’s people to the fullest.
How dare you imply that I think I’m better than the people that lived in the same neighborhood as me. I was an infant, just a little girl. I remember hearing gun shots from my bed room window and our house was broken into twice. I was not better than my neighbors, I am not better and I never will be. They are people all the same, and for you to think that I have such ignorant views of the world around me is slander, since you know pretty much nothing about me. I live in a diverse neighborhood in New Brunswick, and cherish the culture that exists because of the locals. My boyfriend helped create a program to help the illegal immigrants in the area get the proper medical services and food for their children. I have a large diverse group of friends who come from various different economic and social backgrounds and I respect and love them all the same. How dare you assume that because I simply stated that I’m tired of the hate that goes on on both sides, that I’m suddenly an racist elitist. I’m not going to sit and argue that there isn’t social injustice in the United States, but it’s good to know that it isn’t just happening to peoples of a certain race or ethnic background. It’s happening to everyone. And what an ignorant point of view it is to have that suddenly people care because it’s the “white” people who are suffering now, when EVERYONE is suffering now.
And also, what guilty conscience of mine is speaking now? Because I don’t believe I’m hurting financially any more or less than any other person in the United States? That I’m not hurting more or less than another student buried in student loans or a family trying to pay back a mortgage? I worked hard throughout high school to graduate with a fucking 3.8 GPA, 11th in my class. I worked part time jobs since I was legally able to at the age of 16, and yet for all my hard work, I’m 30k in debt, for a school I dropped out of and another 30k for the schooling I’m currently enrolled in. And there are millions of people who worked just as hard or probably even HARDER that are in my place or worse. I pay my own fucking rent, bills, food, school, EVERYTHING. I’m 20 years old and have had to work for EVERYTHING I have in my life right now, and I would gladly give the US government my hard earned money if it helped people, ALL PEOPLE.
It’s people like you who spread hate in the world; you think you’re doing everyone a favor by pointing out flaws in peoples arguments, telling them they don’t care about the world they live in simply because they hold an opinion. So how about instead of posting hateful remarks which you know no doubt will be responded to, go volunteer in a soup kitchen, write letters and make phone calls to your senators and representatives asking them to stop cuts on social programs, donate money to organizations for the homeless and disenfranchised, and stop thinking that chewing me up and spitting me out (which failed horribly BTW) is really going to change the bad things happening in the world.
“POVERTY IS COLOR BLIND”
And that is the only “point” I’m gonna take time to refute as this entire rant is so willfully ignorant of reality. But continue to whine about how white people have it just as bad as everyone else! Don’t ever click those links I provided to become a more informed citizen!
you are far more racist than I am, or ever will be if this truly is your opinion. “You must be white here?” Are you for real? You are totally not for equality if this is the opinion you hold. We’re all human beings, we have the same problems, although there is a clear history of discrimination and intolerance in this country, it is our duty as human beings to put aside our differences and work to break down barriers, both racial and economic. These are issues we need to stand for as Americans and they effect all of us. Don’t tell me I can’t understand something simply based on the color of my skin.
All men are created equal…
@maaaaaaag: NO WE DO NOT ALL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS. there are some overlaps, yeah, but WHITES LIKE US ARE NOT TARGETED BY WHITE SUPREMACIST OPPRESSION. WE ARE NOT TARGETED BY RACISM — IN FACT WE BENEFIT FROM IT. and saying “NO, *YOU* ARE RACIST!!!!!” when people call you on YOUR racism is not even an argument. you are just totally unwilling to consider liquornspice’s points. you’d rather self-righteously troll than, i don’t know, ACTUALLY CONSIDER ANYTHING. we whites are racially privileged under white supremacist systems — THIS IS A FACT. whites like us under a white supremacist system CANNOT KNOW WHAT RACISM IS REALLY LIKE FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, and BENEFIT FROM RACISM, so we often spout garbage like yours that demonstrates our willful ignorance of the truth about racism — THIS IS ALSO A FACT. you’re being willfully ignorant and swimming in your white privilege. AND POINTING THIS OUT DOES NOT MAKE LIQUORNSPICE RACIST AGAINST WHITE PEOPLE [and in fact IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BE RACIST AGAINST WHITES UNDER A WHITE SUPREMACIST SYSTEM].
and again, your using the term “color blind” the way you do is ableist appropriation.
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