Fuck the HRC! Fuck their mainstream/assimilated politics. Fuck their whitewashing of queer culture and conforming to the capitalist heteropatriarchal ‘norm’. Fuck their demotion of trans* rights in the queer struggle. Fuck them for dismissing queer POC issues while focusing all their attention to the gay white middle/upper class in return for donations. Fuck them for policing gender roles and identity and attempting to erase transvestism and drag from gay culture to make the community look more attractive to the heterosexual majority. Fuck the HRC for pretending to care for LGBTQ people when in reality, the L and G are the only acronyms they care to ‘help’. Fuck the HRC for refusing to recognize and help LGBTQ sex workers. Fuck the HRC for ignoring pressing LGBTQ issues like (youth) homelessness, high unemployment for transgender folks and unaffordable housing for elderly queers. Fuck the HRC for everything they’ve done to hurt queer liberation in return for the right to serve in the military and live a heteronormative lifestyle. Fuck the HRC!
This pretty much sums up everything I feel about them.
Quietly Thinking Aloud: evolutia: Being judged as an individual is very white... -
Being judged as an individual is very white centric.
Speaking from an anecdotal account I’m always assumed to be “ghetto” until I open my mouth and then I’m called “articulate”. It’s a very specific pattern that I’ve noticed and it’s attributed to mainly white people.
This type of pattern can only developed based on preconceived notions and stereotypes which are conceived through a hive-mind mentality.
Nothing is simply on an individual level, that’s Utopian nonsense. It’s not applicable.
I shouldn’t be looked at with shock and awe simply based on the way I speak in front of white people. It’s ridiculous. I have two decades of observational experience to understand that white people treated me very different from my own family.
I don’t like to use personal experience unless I’m being very clear cut that I’m being anecdotal but this can be compared and contrasted with those who are also viewed as my perceived ethnicity or background.
It’s not a figment of our imagination that a great portion of white people still harbor racist ideological viewpoints that aren’t checked, it’s reality.
You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood. — Junot Díaz (via heavymeowtal)
(Source: lazyscranton, via jellyfishverse)
The Guardian: Why America needs White History Month -
Do actually read the article. It’s not what it may seem.
Also other resources for Not-White History Month:
(Source: zenoside, via t0ronto)
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