Racism is not in your intent. Your intent is immaterial in how racist your actions are. This isn’t about you BEING a racist. It’s about you DOING A THING that is racist. Your intent doesn’t change it. Your ignorance of its meaning doesn’t change it. It’s got nothing to do with you as a person and everything to do with the meaning of your action in the context of sociocultural history. —
- moniquill (on red face & cultural appropriation)
I’m just going to reblog this again, since some people apparently need reminding.
DING DING DING DING.
So if I emailed her right now and said “How about those Yankees?” she’d probably get right back to me and be like “Did they win an Emmy? Aren’t the Emmys on tonight?” — Sadie, on a professor who is … not great at responding to important emails and who is out of touch with pop culture
- Me: Did we settle on what I'm eating?
- Sadie: Ice cream with medication garnish.
- Me: But that's icky.
- Sadie: Ice cream. Separate medicine. Happy now?
- Me: Shouldn't I have more than just ice cream? That doesn't seem healthy.
- Sadie: It’s not. You don’t eat very healthfully anyway, though.
- Me: That's fair.