Born Ruffians - Needle
Born Ruffians - Needle
Re: Affirmative Action and ‘reverse discrimination’
No, it’s not your fault you were born with white skin, and yes, you worked very hard to get into that college or get that job. But it’s not a black person’s “fault” they were born with their skin color into a culture that doesn’t value it, that their ancestors were brought over here to be sold, or that their ancestors through the mid 20th century faced lawful segregation. Just as people of color continue to face the damage your ancestors have done, you do have to face the consequences of your ancestors’ actions for all the privilege they gave you at the expense of others. Welcome to the club.
Yes, people of color deserve some fucking privileges on the basis of their race if not only to make up for all the privileges *you* automatically have on the basis of *your* race. Oh you can’t say the n word? Oh you don’t get an advantage on college applications by ticking off the “White/Caucasian” option? But you can walk around New York City without being stopped and frisked, and a white man probably won’t shoot you in Florida, and you can probably vote and drive above the speed limit without anyone questioning your citizenship.
It’s important to call me not just a girl but a *white* girl. It’s important to call attention to my skin color so that my skin color is no longer the “default.”
If you must identify a girl of color as a black girl, Latina, Indian girl, Filipino, middle eastern, etc., then OF COURSE I should also be identified with “white.”
Because white skin is not the racial blank canvas we perceive it to be, so stop fucking whining and recognize what has to be done that will advantage others over you (you’re already so unfairly advantaged over them).Also: oh I don’t think your movie should have been made/prioritized/funded over others because you’re a white twenty something in New York finding themselves because we’re already over saturated with that subject matter, ya no that’s not your individual fault but clearly we are not in a cultural place where things can come down to the individual/individual piece of work without there being heavy ideological implications
Get goofed and convince yourself that “Yeah, I probably could have worked for Pixar, let me see how hard it is!”
Jackie bought into traditional gender roles, conservative middle class values, and everything, but she was so confident and demanding that like, #inspo still for world domination.
I think the only thing I could actually contribute as a member of the The Daily Show staff is approval of the pop culture-referencing pun. Like I couldn’t even help brainstorm puns, but I could be like, yeah, as an audience member, that will land with me. Please pay me a living wage and let me meet the guests.
Sometimes I’m insecure about even my closest relationships, for no reason, and I have to force myself to remember things like, Rebecca has seen you at your emotional worst and at your physical worst, and she still got a matching tattoo with you, and Justin was friends with you when you were an eighth grader, and he spent all his money to come visit you over the summer.
If I’m trying to write or type “Jay Z” I initially write/type “J Zee” and stare at it for a few seconds before I realize what’s wrong
Ok, ok, I would have seen How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days in theaters, I would have. I accept that about myself. It’s cute. V cute. The generic rom com soundtrack is the worst part tbh
Philip’s looking a bit like near-present-day Rust
Fact: If there were a button I could press to make Sir Patrick Stewart a regular fake news correspondent I would never stop pressing it