pop-personality said: Hey lovely, just found (and re-blogged) your video. I have to say I really connected with your learning process when it comes to understanding racial oppression and its nuances as a post-civil rights, Black American. The video really touches on how important it is to actively educate ourselves about our past, not only to understand the present, but because history and narratives are actively white-washed. Seriously, thank you. Oh more thing! What program(s) do you use to edit your vidz?
Aw thank you
I was absolutely godsmacked when I went to college and found out just how many terrible things have been done in America in the name of White Supremacy.Like we just aren’t taught these things which is one of the many reasons I made this video. it’s so important to actively educate ourselves especially as people of color.
People forget that Slavery wasn’t where the oppression of Black Americans ended. We’re still dealing with the repercussions of it today.
I edit all my videos in Adobe Premiere Pro.
It absolutely astounds me how white people watch my video about racism and think it’s about DIVISION. No hun, the video is litereally about HEY here’s what happened, let’s make things better and recognize existing power structures. It wasn’t fuck whitey. I’m so tired of how white people literally seem to not be able to hear about things that actually happened and always think criticism of racism is hate. Stop it.
Meanwhile, while you’re pretending that i’m perpetuating division between the races, ima go snuggle up next to my white boyfriend, who by the way, calls out white privilege a lot more than I do and is way more no nonsense about it.
I’m not about division, i’m about unity and ignoring how racism has impacted our society is not how we move forward towards unity. Something tells me this commenter isn’t interested in unity, he’s interested in making his feelings, as a white man, more important and more pressing than the feelings of people of color. I love when white people disguise their racism as trying to seem like they’re more interested in unity. You’re not. If you were you’d realize that we have to tear down existing power structures so that things can get better for EVERYONE, not just white people in America.
remi-moose said: God damn you are just so beautiful! I'm glad you're feeling good today! :3
Awww thank you. <3
I’m still sorta sick but i’m in a peppy moood. :)
cleffamagic2swaggin said: Do you ever have those white friends who make racist jokes? I live in white man's land and sometimes I wonder if my family gets that reverse racism isn't real. My family are republicans too ( ick ) they support my transgenderism, but it's like I feel they don't care for black people. It makes me feel upset. Of course my mother loves everyone and anyone, but I hate living in a all white family with white ass opinions. I'm mixed and I always get treated like ( the special white man's pet ) ew....
One of the great things about being black and somewhat outspoken is that I just have to give them a look and they know it’s not going to fly with me. lol
When I was in theater the theater kids used to ALWAYS make a joke about me being a slave or how I would disappear backstage because I was so dark. Like some jokes that looking back were really fucked up and racist. But lil ole me was determined to feel like racism wasn’t a thing so I just laughed at it even thought it hurt. If it happened now I’d cus em out. haha. Sometimes you really gotta pop that bubble of ignorance and go there.