Far over the Misty Mountains cold,
To dungeons deep and burrows old,
We must hop on, ere break of day
To seek our high carrot gold.
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Manipulative people who purposely push your buttons in a subtle way in order to get a visceral reaction from you are shitty people. They will try to convince you that YOU’RE the manipulative, crazy, and irrational one for simply reacting to their manipulative bullshit, and then try and make it seem like they’re the calm, logical one.
Be advised to fuck them up at every opportunity.
Reblogging because it’s relevant to my life right now.
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POC in Europe Masterpost
“There were no POC in Europe during the medieval ages!!/they probably never interacted with the whites!!”:
The last one is actually during 16th century I believe,but you get the idea. Most of these are Moors who traveled to many of countries in Europe including, GASP Scotland.
Considering that Africans Muslims conquered most of the Iberian peninsula in the early 8th Century CE, and ruled there for nearly 800 years, until the Reconquista finally overcame the last Muslim state in 1492, I’d say it’s more than just fairly likely that people of color were frequent visitors to Europe.
Also, Marco Polo’s journey’s to Asia took place in the 13th Century CE. Given what we know of cultural dissemination (look at the history of India, for one thing), there is no reason to suspect that there were no travellers in the other direction, as well.
Trade, of course, has been taking place between Europe and other lands for a very, very long time. It is well-known, for example, that gunpowder and firearms were invented in China, and gradually made their way west to Europe. The Arabs acquired the knowledge of gunpowder in the mid 13th Century CE, and around the same time, European forces found themselves facing cannon and guns for the first time.
We know that Arabs were quite proficient with sailing, and by the medieval period had established themselves throughout most of the known world in the Eastern hemisphere.
Clearly, the idea that the people of Europe rarely, if ever, encountered or interacted with people of color from Africa, Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and/or Arabia, perhaps even the archipelagoes of Southeast Asia/Oceania is ludicrous.
Yet, whenever a story is told that includes people of color where white people have been led to believe there were none, we hear creys of historical inauthenticity or anachronism.
"Here’s something you may not realize: Gun ownership has been declining for decades. According to the University of Chicago’s General Social Survey, in 1977, 54% of American households had guns. By 2010, the number had fallen to 32%. Yet gun sales are at record highs. That means that existing gun owners are buying more and more guns. It’s not enough to have a hunting rifle over your mantle; you need an entire arsenal, just in case the government falls, society disintegrates, and you have to protect your cave — sorry, your home — from the marauding hordes.
That’s exactly what the gun manufacturers want you to think, so you keep buying. They know that hunting will never again be the pastime it once was, and as more Americans move from rural areas to the suburbs and cities, their natural market withers.
That “responsible gun owner” politicians talk about, the one who reverentially passes down to his son the bolt-action rifle his father gave him? That guy isn’t good for business. The manufacturers need the other guy, the one who fears he may not be all the man he could be."
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You do not tell POC what is and is not offensive, dehumanizing, oppressive, or racist. You do not tell POC how to react to offensive, dehumanizing, oppressive, and racist content.
This is the same for any group that does not have privilege. Those with privilege do not get to tell those without what is and is not offensive, dehumanizing, oppressive, or racist. It does not matter how those with privilege meant what they said or did, because they are not the oppressed group that it is directed to/at/or about. Just like in any conversation, you can mean one thing, but the other individual’s experiences determine how it is received.
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