Boy of nine killed himself after he was ‘bullied for being white’ by an Asian gang at school. He was told by other pupils ‘all white people should be dead’ and he was forced to hide from the bullies in the playground at lunchtime.
Don’t you ever try to tell me there is no such thing as racism against white people. And don’t you dare fucking tell me it’s ‘reverse’ racism either.
And this was in the UK. He and his family are in their own country, their own homeland.
Repeat after me: ALL RACISM IS BAD. RACISM AGAINST ANYBODY IS BAD. PERIOD.
this is fucking terrible
i have problems with the commentary on this picture, particularly what comradesthevoices said, but I’m nowhere near qualified enough to say anything, if there are any people out there who follow me who feel more equipped to comment on this i’d really like to hear what you have to say
I feel like when people say “you can’t be racist towards white people” we’re agreeing on the definition that racism=prejudice+power, that doesn’t mean that there can’t be prejudice against white people, and it doesn’t mean that acts of hate and violence can’t happen to white people that happen to PoC, it just means that when those events happen, they’re not called racism, because they’re not supported by the current power structures.
I think people need to understand the difference between individual experiences and how those experiences fit into the larger picture. When people say that racism against white people doesn’t exist, it doesn’t mean that a nine year old killing himself because he was bullied is, as an isolated incident, less tragic or important because he is white. But that one isolated incident isn’t proof of oppression when put into a larger context of power structures.
very cool thank you
also this story is in the daily mail, a notoriously racist newspaper that will take any opportunity to demonise PoCs, and people seem to be going along with it so happily i mean “in their own homeland” as though that makes it more tragic, fuck you buddy this is a homeland for brown people as well
it’s amazing how quickly the racism embedded in some people leaks out given this sort of story
I’VE BEEN STARING AT THIS FOR 2 MINUTES AND 44 SECONDS AND I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT I WAS EXPECTING FROM THIS NOW I’M JUST MAD
I’M AT 5:50 AND IT’S STILL COUNTING
THAT’S A GIF RIGHT? IT NEEDS TO RESTART AT SOME POINT AND I WILL BE THERE TO WATCH IT!!! 8:39
MY HOPES WERE ON 10:00 BUT I GUESS IT WAS WRONG OF ME… 11:13
GUYS ITS 12 HOURS LONG
very clever, they made the gifs different speeds from each other so it’d be real time
You only see what they want you to see, remember that.
what a powerful image
This is one of my favorite images on tumblr because the point could have gotten across just as well by itself but someone had to slap the text on it and scream “DO YOU GET IT? IT’S THE MEDIA, OKAY?”
You have got to be kidding me..
doctor who references aside, HOLY SHIT
Please don’t let them name a planet after a TV show. Please.
When you say that you shouldn’t focus on weight or size and that everyone is equal and you should only judge people on character
you are erasing the beauty of diversity
you are erasing the struggle, hurt and abuse those who are outside of the societal norm of “thin and pretty” have gone through for years
no we are not all equal
no everything is not all sunshine puppies and rainbows
yes there is a problem
yes you are erasing
yes you are derailing
you are uncomfortable by the fact that fat people are reclaiming what it means to be a fat person and you are attempting to shut them up and continue to oppress them
you fear the fact that fat is beautiful
you are threatened by the idea that you are part of the problem and you are comfortable with the status quo society has built because you benefit from it
the entire point of thin privilege is for those with thin privilege acknowledge their privilege as a thin person in our society
NOT to feel guilty or ashamed
thin guilt means nothing and does nothing for anyone
as a person of privilege it is your job to dismantle and fight against the system that has given you this privilege for no reason and you do not deserve it
Sorry, how is that a fact?? I agree with things you’ve said but an opinion is not a fact.
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Suzanne Koven, a primary-care doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, writes in the New Yorker that the FDA has currently approved four drugs that will help patients lose weight but few primary-care physicians will prescribe them. Qsymia and Belviq work by su…
Thin privilege is getting the drugs you need to cure your condition because the doctors think you’ve “tried hard enough”.
I read the rationalization in this article and threw up in my mouth a little.
Did you just ignore half of that paragraph??
“But I’ve never prescribed diet drugs, and few doctors in my primary-care practice have, either,’ writes Koven and the problem is that, while specialists who study obesity view it as a chronic but treatable disease, primary-care physicians are not fully convinced that they should be treating obesity at all. The inauspicious history of diet drugs no doubt contributes to doctors’ reluctance to prescribe them. In the nineteen-forties, when doctors began prescribing amphetamines for weight loss, rates of addiction soared.”
It’s clearly not just about people thinking fat people don’t try hard enough to lose weight. Diet drugs have a rich history of being dangerous and thus not trusted by almost everyone. Yes, plenty of people think most people can loose weight if they just try (debatable whether this is true) but that’s nt the only issue.
And which is it? Is obesity a disease that needs treatment or is that rude and mean to say to fat people and it’s just the way their bodies are naturally? Should we say fat people have a medical condition or not? Is losing weight bad or not?
Ah yes, that age old privilege, clothing that fits, it’s on par with heterosexuals being able to be married and white people stealing land and culture from natives.