anonymous asked: Isn’t the term “white people,” when used as a blanket statement, racist? It obscures a lot of historically oppressed peoples such as the Irish in the early 20th century US and the Jews always and everywhere. A fact which seems to run counter to the entire purpose of this project.
Academically, no. Racism, as a social concept, requires two things - the ability to oppress the ‘receiver’ and the social power that comes with being part of the oppressor-group. Or, to put it simply, “Power+Privilege=Racism”.
It is functionally impossible to be racist against white people in the Western cultural milieu. This is due to any racially charged intent on oppression being unenforceable - society at large is not going to permit or allow engagement in wholesale discounting of white people and their contributions because they are the dominant racial class.
Yo, if you still don’t understand why “racism against white people” isn’t a thing, read the above comments. How the dictionary defines racism as a term is much less important than what it means historically and conceptually. The word ya’ll are looking for is “discrimination” and even that needs to be employed with care.
schadenfraulein replied to your photo: My hair’s been through a lot in the last five days
I like the blonde but that could be because it reminds me of Tilda Swinton’s hair
Sadly it was more like Transformer-era Lou Reed irl