DEAR WHITE HIPSTERS AND OTHER WHITE PEOPLE OF TUMBLR, CLICK PLAY AND LISTEN CLOSELY.
“We don’t mean to offend you by calling you racist.”
Two slam poets with Brave New Voices deliver this fearless indictment of hipster cultural appropriation and all its collateral damage.
Lol seriously though why does this not have more notes?! I can’t even pick my favorite part. It’s amazing, and flawless, and just… yes.
“Acting like you’re down because you say “fuck the system,” but in the same breathe are quick to gentrify the hell out of my hood.”
“Is that racist? Yes, that is. And we don’t mean to offend you by calling you racist; we know that according to you, we’re all part of the universe. But you have a tendency to treat animals better than humans.”
“We don’t need to hear your feelings about our issues. “To be fair, as a white person—-” “Nononono, shut the FUCK up.””
“I don’t see colour” “omgerd I didn’t even know you were black until just now”
tumblr already knows hatred of the whole concept of “colourblindness”, how so many people think choosing to pretend everyone is the same is somehow the same as thinking all people are equal. One day it’ll be possible to realize that people are different from eachother, and fondly embrace that fact that everyone is unique, and not let it affect how you treat them or view them as an equal. It’s actually possible to do these things without appropriating those differences as some sort half-baked attempt to prove your well-meaning, can you believe it?
it might be dangerous for me to speak out about this on tumblr of all places but I guess I’ll take that risk