In early 2019, David Lammy MP (who I have to say is quickly becoming a bit of a legend) posted this on Twitter. The article in The Guardian refers to a campaign (@56blackmen) aimed at changing perceptions of black men in hoodies. Man alive, I wish I hadn’t read the comments. Of course, there’s nothing […]Read More Never read the comments!
There’s an art to arguing. Start by clearly stating your position. Outline your key arguments clearly. Present evidence to support your arguments. Hope that the other person/people appreciate little things like facts and evidence. You absolutely cannot rely on this being the case. Critically evaluate the evidence presented by others. Use further evidence to rebuff […]Read More Whataboutery or ‘how to be an ass on the internet’.
It must be really nice to be able to categorically state that white privilege doesn’t exist and for that to be the end of the discussion for you. The argument often goes that class and wealth are the great dividers, and that privilege is nothing to do with race. You’ll point to poor white people […]Read More White Privilege is hard to swallow – so take smaller bites and chew properly!
You guys, I’m tired. I’m tired of having to explain things. I’m tired of having to explain, in fucking 2019, why blacking up is racist. I’m tired of having to explain that yes, ‘White Chicks’ is different and no it isn’t racist, because blacking up carries with it intense historical significance associated with dehumanizing black […]Read More Why are we still talking about Blackface?
I bet you thought I was done. I’m not. One of the reasons why I don’t want to be a personal tutor to Dip, Gregggg, and Wexxley over there in the corner, eating his own snot and masturbating on public transport is this: YOU DON’T FUCKING LISTEN TO US Despite like a bajillion replies, to […]Read More On the smugness of White Supremacy: Pt 2.
So here’s a thing that happened and I have some things to say A familiar scene. Young white men act despicably, showing unfathomable racism, disrespect, perceived supremacy, entitlement, sex-pest tendencies, and all round assholery, and the response is as predictable as the MAGA hats topping their high-and-tight, Hitler youth, rent-a-prick haircuts. Of course they’re […]Read More On the smugness of White Supremacy: Pt 1