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Ally is a title bestowed, not a title claimed. If someone says you’re hurting them, and you reply, “but I’m an ally” then you’re not an ally. You’re an abuser.
i have limited sympathy for people who get told “no” after a public proposal because public proposals are pretty much emotionally abusive
if you think it’s kinda cute, you can discuss it beforehand and then do a staged one later
but putting someone on the spot in front of a crowd of strangers (or worse, friends) and demanding they give you a yes or no answer to a complex question which will affect the rest of their life is
really not okay
White American males constitute only 33% of the population. Yet, they occupy approximately:
- 80% of tenured positions in higher education
- 80% of the House of Representatives
- 80-85% of the U.S. Senate
- 92%of Forbes 400 executive CEO-level positions
- 90% of athletic team owners
- 97.7% of U.S. presidents
Israel has begun it’s campaign in launching the biggest ground assault on Gaza in more than 5 years.
The people of Gaza have absolutely no chance at this point. Israel will do anything to wipe Gaza off the planet. WE MUST TAKE ACTION. BOOST
The Israeli government has given the military permission to mobilize up to 40,000 additional reservists as it steps up an offensive in the Gaza Strip aimed at eradicating the source of the Palestinian Rocket Fire.
The last time a ground invasion occurred was in 2009 when 4,000 Israeli troops were deployed in Gaza. The death toll added up to 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.
This time there are ten times as many troops being deployed. Already casualties from rocket fire are escalating well past precedent; One can only imagine the toll this ground invasion will take on the Palestinian people.
The only way the fighting will end is if Israel agrees to a peace treaty that gives Palestine their land back along the original 1967 borders declared by the United Nations (which still allocates a disproportionately larger amount of land to the Israeli people).
Please signal boost this to spread awareness and pray for the civilians of both countries involved.
Boost the shit out of this.
American narcissism is telling immigrants that they should be grateful to live here, when it’s, more likely than not, some form of American interference that destabilized their home nation.
THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU LIKE YOURE THE FUCKING REASON I LEFT MY HOME YOU RAGING SELF RIGHTEOUS PRICKS!!!
White couples that adopt non-white kids
If you’re getting mad at someone for adopting a parentless child and bringing that child into a loving home because their skin color doesn’t match then you need to take a good hard look at your priorities, evaluate your life, and ask yourself how you sunk this fucking low.
I think they are talking about the fact that some white parents do not understand the needs of children of color. Whether it is just managing their hair or helping them embrace their own cultural backgrounds that lie outside of white culture. Plenty of white people adopt babies of color and whitewash the shit out of them. Yes, adopting a child is great and everything but ignoring that childs specials needs when it encounters racism or self hatred or whatever other discriminatory shit they may encounter. Are white parents prepared for that? Im worried that most of them arent. The ones who took care of me werent prepared. Didnt even try to understand that people of color experience the world differently from whites. This is fucking important.
And just for my own blogging thoughts: Also notice it’s always white people that get defensive about our ability to adopt a child of color… instead of thinking long and hard as to why that adoption could be traumatizing/harmful for the child when the parents lack a crucial understanding of what it means to be PoC in the US. I’ve never ever seen PoC try to justify this or explain it away with the typical “but I’m just trying to be a good person!!1!!!1!”. White people see the literal taking care of a child of color as the ultimate charity, and we make THAT our biggest reason for adoptions like that, which I find gross and reeking of white savior-ism.