If you’re ever in a discussion with a person of colour and you think you’re right and they think you’re wrong, stop talking. You are, by default, wrong. We are the masters of our own oppressions, not you. You have no business trying to express…
This whole “white people are always wrong” thing that tumblr has going recently is a bit disconcerting. Right or wrong shouldn’t be based on skin color nor should social status. Right or wrong should be based on fact no matter what the subject is.
^ Yo. Someone can understand oppression just fine even if they aren’t in it.
That’s kind of like saying “if you’re ever talking to a sick person and you think you’re right and they think you’re wrong, you should shut the fuck up. They’re ~*masters*~ of their own disease.”
You know. Even if you’re a doctor.
Silly me, I thought being right or wrong was based on the amount of ignorance, not on skin color.
I’m sure that there are some white people who don’t know jack when it comes to the delicate subject of race and oppression and history, but those people, in general, are not worth wasting your time and opinions on. They are a minor faction of a race.
It should never come down to skin color, ever. That’s stereotyping a whole group of individuals into a category not all of them may fit in. Isn’t that what a lot of people are fighting against? Because that, in a shell, is racism.
Sorry, but I do agree that a white person will never fully understand the oppression of a person of another color. It like saying “I understand how you feel with your terminal illness.” When you yourself have never actually experienced their illness. Each race has had to experience it’s own form of oppression, and people not of that race can never fully understand/know what they are talking about unless they have been there. Because their own hardships were different.
As for saying a white person should just stop talking because they don’t know what they are talking about? I think if they are being rude, and their head is stuck in stereotypes, and they only know one side of the story and won’t listen, then they should hush, but that’s not just gonna happen, so POC should just walk away.
But I really get angry when someone white tells me they understand how hardships against my race must have felt like. Sure, you might have an idea, but you will never know fully, so please don’t tell me you know it all.
Just because you know some facts doesn’t mean you know the feeling.
Misrepresentation A considerable number of anti-abortion visuals feature an almost fully developed fetus. Abortions preformed at this stage via hysterotomy or D&X abortions are rare. Only about 1.5% of abortions are performed at 21-weeks or older, according to according to a 2000 study conducted by the Nation Center for Chronic Disease (CDC). A July 1992 LIFE magazine article, The Great Divide, reported that Reverend Robert Schenk, member of anti-choice coalition Operation rescue, attended a demonstration outside an abortion clinic in Buffalo, NY, with “Baby Tia”, a 7-inch, gray-tinted and formaldehyde-soaked dead fetus. In the escalating madness of the crowd, the fetus was dropped onto the sneaker-trodden street. Authorities arrested Schenk and confiscated the fetus, which was taken to a coroner, only to be identified as an approximately 20-week-old stillborn. The article reads, “Many pro-choice supporters in Buffalo are angry about the distance between their reality-what they see in the clinics-and the images the anti-abortionists present as fact. ‘What they are showing to the public is a lie,’ says Joni Ladowski, a nurse at a nearby clinic, as she unfolds a length of gauze. In the center lies what appears to be a clot the size of a peanut. It is a fetus, nine weeks old. ‘This is an abortion,’ she says.”