- PoC: white people benefit from a long and bloody history of colonialism, where PoC, and their native lands, are always exploited for their labor and resources.
- White people: its human nature.
- PoC: racism affects us today - years after our ancestors first paid the price for not adhering, or appealing, to whiteness - because our oppression is both ignored by public officials and cosigned by society at-large when the victims are to blame, where every time someone shows statistics that back up the fact that PoC are the targets (especially black people of color), they are told they are being racist for refusing to be 'color-blind' on an issue where shadeism is the problem.
- White people: it's human nature.
- PoC: PoC are told they are responsible for their own futures, and get no sympathy when their lives lead them to a life of crime as a means of survival in a world where they are not meant to survive, whereas their white counterparts are 'victims of circumstances' themselves, glorified and sympathized with beyond measure when - often times - their reasoning was "they just felt like it,"
- White people: it's human nature.
- PoC: White people will never understand, in complete detail, the complications behind things like racism, especially when things like instersectionality are still far beyond their own reach.
- White people: WHAT?!?!? THAT'S RACIST!!!
- PoC: White people would rather PoC refuse to confront them about their racist actions and words, because it threatens their own bloated opinion of themselves, where they are not the great white saviors they imagined themselves to be; where PoC must consider the feelings of those who'd harm them, and put the feelings of their oppressors before their own, because what's done - even if it was only a few minutes ago, and is still affecting a PoC, or their family, to this day - is done, but how the future of the oppressor is valued dictates a victims worth. We're told to be the bigger person, to stray from violence, even when we are, very literally, being assaulted and/or threatened.
- White people: Well...
- PoC: ?
- White people: it's human nature.
Why is it every time a PoC or GSM makes a blog where others from that group can vent frustration or try to educate people, straight cis white people usually react with mocking or outrage?
Why y’all so outraged? If you’re not a white supremacist, or cis scum, or a homophobe, why are you taking such offence?
Why feel the need to make “dear non-cis people” or “this is black privilege”? Oh right, because everything has to be about your selfish asses.
"I have two grandchildren… I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American."
Newt Gingrich, noted intellectual and current GOP frontrunner. (via paxamericana)
So is it gonna be atheists or Islamists, newty?
A secular country controlled by Islamists?
This ignores the prep time that goes into meal #2. For someone just getting off a ten hour shift, going through a KFC drive-thru and getting a fully prepared meal is so much more convenient.
I’d rather cook the meal and feed my body right (for a few days, at that) than support animal cruelty and poison myself.
I’m not sure how buying Tyson chicken does anything to help animals, but I’m glad you have the privilege to be able to make that choice. Not everyone does though.
It’s hard to pass up the dollar menu when you are living in poverty and work full-time and have children to feed on $15.
UGH AT SANCTIMONIOUS PRIVILEGE DENIERS WHO SAY SHIT LIKE IDEASANDOPINIONS.
LOL $2 FOR A GALLON OF SKIM MILK?
Yeah, maybe in 2001, but it’s TWICE that today.
Total bullshit. It’s expensive to eat healthy and those that don’t realize how hard it is to do so are ignorant or privileged beyond belief.
I am like, ugly laughing at “animal cruelty,” like the store-bought is better. Tyson supplies KFC, bro.
Can you please take me to the store where I can get 2lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast for $1.96?
If you’ll just hop in my TARDIS, ma’am, so we can go back to the 80s?
Newsflash for the person who doesn’t want to contribute to animal cruelty by buying KFC: If you’re buying meat at the rates given in the above graphic (which, um, no longer exist because it’s not 1985 anymore), I can guarantee you that chicken suffered just as much as the one that got sacrificed to KFC.
In what world does 2 pounds of chicken cost less than $2?
Food snobs can just go fuck themselves.
Luke and I have a food budget of £30-40 a week between us. From that I can get (for example) a roast dinner, a pie, a veg curry, bolognese, chilli, lasagne, and one crappy meal (beans on toast, jacket potato and cheese), all from scratch. I eat all of that for £20 a week. Stop whining about privilege, and learn to budget and cook like an adult. Around the end of last summer we ended up with £35 left to last us a month until our loans came in, and we still ate real food (admittedly mainly boiled rice and scrambled eggs), because it’s cheaper to buy ingredients and cook for yourself than to pay someone else to cook for you.
Well, isn’t that just fan-fucking-tastic for you? But see, as a kid, when my parents were working their asses off at a shit factory job, it was understandable that by the end of the day they’d rather grab a quick bite than spend even more time working. I turned out just fine and I’m not an enormous judgmental asshole to boot, so I’ll take the fried chicken, please.
P.S. No gives a shit what you eat.
2 lbs of chicken breasts? I end up paying £4 for 4 chicken breasts. I can get a better deal at the butcher, but then we’re talking getting chicken breasts by the 10s of pounds, not sliced and pre-wrapped in 1lb servings.
10lbs potatoes, fair enough, they’ll last a while, kept right. Now I just need to think of about 20 different things to do with potatoes. -_-
8 Ears Corn - would be fine, but not everyone has the option. I never see full ears of corn at the supermarket. This is the closest thing on the menu to an instant meal, grilled corn on the cob, but then you’re talking 1 or 2 ears per person, whole. Anything more complex and you’re getting into some pretty advanced territory in my eyes.
1 Gallon Skim Milk is useless to me. The most I’ll use at any one time is a pint, and milk doesn’t keep well enough for me to get a large amount at once. I don’t eat cereal, take much milk in my coffee, or otherwise use milk except when I’m cooking something along the lines of Fried Chicken.
1lb 96% lean ground beef is useful, but we’re assuming quite a bit of freezer space to fit the chicken breasts and beef in at the same time. Trufax, I’ve lived in houses without a freezer, just a freezerbox in the fridge. Just big enough to fit an ice cube tray.
32oz tub of 99% fat-free Yoplait yoghurt - is no good to me.
18oz canister of oats is going to sit in the cupboard for a few months/years.
2lbs frozen sweet peas might fit into the freezerbox, if I take everything else out.
1lb dried kidney beans are about the most useless thing I can imagine buying, simply because if you want to use them, you need to decide at least overnight what you’re going to eat, and that it needs kidney beans. And then you need to soak the kidney beans, and make sure they don’t get knocked over, that nothing falls in with them, etc etc etc. And that uncertainty is the main reason why, if you bought these, they’d end up sitting in the cupboard forgotten and alone.
There’s always a LOT of assumptions made in these infographics, and the biggest one of all is that everyone has access, everyone has storage space, and that everyone can and would eat everything. It has the assumption of a level of knowledge where cooking is concerned, of an awareness of what can be made with these ingredients, and most importantly, a large stock of foods, spices, herbs, etc etc etc which would allow any of these things to be made into meals.