"I don’t want perfect, I want honest."
Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
You do understand there are white trash hillbillys right? There are white people who are poor with no privilege. My ex bf was white and his mom was on crack and had men coming & and out every day. Is that privileged? Fight the rich not thewhite
You do understand there are black trash hillbillys right? There are black people who are poor with no privilege. Black people who’s moms were on crack and have men coming & and out every day. Being white is a privilege being poor isn’t. You can be black and poor, then you have to deal with both racism and classism.
See, this is exactly what I mean when I say “people sit in their ignorance.” This type of question shouldn’t even be asked. White privilege is privilege for being white. That’s what it is.
Many white people will see the word “privilege” completely tune out the word “white” before it (as it applies context) and then complain to someone using faulty logic. It’s ridiculous. I can’t stand people like that I really can’t stand it.
In 0.35 seconds, this asker could have answer from googling but they take pride in being ignorant, somehow they think that they’re superior and that they’ve stumped people with no thought logic.
Whenever I come across something like this, a great post I saw comes to mind: “White privilege does not mean your life isn’t hard. It means that your life is not hard BECAUSE you are white, the way an individual’s of another race might be.”
Not to mention white trash is a racist term against black people
White Trash = You’re a deviation from regular white, which is pure and untainted, so you are trash, you’re off brand white
Meanwhile for black folks…
Black = Trash, regardless, doesn’t matter if you’re rich or Oprah, still trash because you are black, no need to say “black trash” or make a special category