coca-cola just announced three new flavors:
- white tears
- lágrimas blancas
- dieta lágrimas blancas
Like shooting racist fish in a racist barrel.
Yeah, I’m probably not going to do that, and your false equivalency is embarrassing to you, and insulting to the rest of us.
Off-topic, but relevant nevertheless. On his own personal Tumblr he goes off on a tangent about how the people who give MRAs shit also believe that all white people are racist. Because, you know, straw man.
On a related note, I don’t think I’ve ever encountered MRA POC (but maybe they exist? maybe?). It could just be that I haven’t taken the time to notice since whenever I see people describe themselves as MRAs or use the word “misandry” without air quotes or sarcasm (or both), I just ignore them.
That’s precisely what I’m NOT doing, you realize. Nowhere do I generalize about all white people. I showcase xenophobic, racist and homophobic white people expressing their anger at minorities, foreigners and LGBTQ people publicly. I do this both for the entertainment value as well as to debunk their bad arguments.
If that seems racist to you, then I’ll suggest you don’t understand what racism is.
I don’t think you need to take that dour an approach and be disappointed in white people generally. I’ve tried to make a distinction here to focus solely on Angry White People (i.e., those who are oblivious to the ways in which their whiteness works and who act out in anger when anything threatens the white hegemony).
I’ve not said it for a while, so I’ll say it again: I’m a white guy. And running this Tumblr has been a great exercise for me in thinking about race (and my gender): I learn a lot of things (most recently that I should just start referring to my Paula Deen image as a patronus if people ask).
I don’t think you need to be ashamed or disappointed about who you are. I think what’s more helpful is to recognize the ways in which power and opportunity work disproportionately and then work hard to educate people and have conversations so that we can all work at making the world a more just place.
And to follow up on that last post, I’m reblogging a post from a few months ago where I’m quite clear in my focus being solely on angry white people (i.e., publicly racist, xenophobic, homophobic angry white people).
Not that I feel compelled to defend myself: I just feel compelled to prove trolls wrong.
I sometimes feature asks from people who disagree with me, both for my own amusement as well as to counter the points they raise. Visiting the Tumblrs of the two most recent ones, I see a few folks have been going over there an antagonizing them. You really don’t need to bother: it’s not going to change their minds.
They both have trouble with reading comprehension. They see the title of this Tumblr and jump to the conclusion that I’m generalizing about all white people, which I’m clearly not doing. Every post I make about Angry White People is about Angry White People, not about all white people (which is why I often call out that I am a white person: I’m unlikely to make a generalization about all white people, given that I’m one myself).
It’s supremely unlikely that even a well-reasoned argument is going to convince them they’re incorrect. So, just let them yell at the internet: it’s what they want to do and will continue doing even after you yell back.