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Monday, December 17, 2012

Rant: I AM NOT HITLER

Hi, my name is Line and I'm white

EVERY SINGLE DAY I AM REMINDED 
THAT I OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF THE COLOR OF MY SKIN.

I come across countless of blogs that think racism against people of color (from here on referred to as POC) is absolutely terrible. I'm definitely a person to agree. I grew up being taught that the color of someone's skin does not define what kind of person people are and that they should never be judged because of that; it doesn't matter if you're Caucasian, Asian, African American, Hispanic, Mexican, Barbadian or whatever - you name it, I won't care because the color of your skin doesn't matter to me. All my life I've had friends from different countries with different colors of skin and I've honestly never really thought about the meaning of anyone's skin color until recently. Because apparently BASHING WHITE PEOPLE IS TOTALLY OKAY, as long as you do it in the name of fighting racism against any other races but white. 

Let me just take a second to remind you all of the definition of racism:


This means that you're being a MASSIVE hypocrite, if you're talking smack about white people when trying to defend POC.

With this said, I'm not saying that any POC has not been approached by a racist douche or has not been exposed to racist treatment or any type of stereotyping. My point is that when you're defending your race of any color that you may belong to, and doing it with saying shit like "white people should apologize before speaking", "white people are all racist", "white people don't understand our sufferings and they're stupid all of them" then you're being quite the fucking hypocrite. I had a chat with a friend a while ago, and I said what I usually say when people either confront me with the fact that I have friends that are POC, or when they simply ask me something related to them: "I do not see color". This "friend" of mine then proceeded to say that that's something all white people say to seem less racist and that they only say it, because they have never gone through enslavement and don't understand the sufferings put upon black people or people of color in general. Well excuse me that I don't give a shit about the color of your skin.

The thing is that this particular friend is so upset about EVERYTHING that any white person (or non-black person in general) does, that they will do anything to make it seem like this non-black person is a  racist mother fucker. Now the only thought going through my head in a case like this is "Wow, you must be extremely ashamed of your skin color to lash out at everybody who's trying to be nice to you", because really... when you're in constant defense mode - even when people are trying to be neutral towards you - then there's gotta be something wrong with your self-esteem. When the only thing you can say back to someone, who's trying to express that they don't judge people by the color of their skin, is "That's because white people are oblivious to the sufferings of us black people who've been tormented for years and still are treated like we're worth nothing because of white people" then I will honestly get a little offended. Not only because you're being a racist prick yourself, but because you're forcing ME to take responsibility for something I never did, simply because I share skin color with someone that you appear to have beef with.

With this I, again, am not trying to belittle the enslavement of black people and I'm definitely not denying the fact that some white people are racist - however I am COMPLETELY denying the claim that all white people are racist and that we all have the so-called "white people privilege".

Now, if you're a person of color and you're offended by my entry, then I'm sorry about that. But I WILL NOT BE SORRY ABOUT BEING WHITE. I am so sick of being SHAMED for being white. I'm sick of having to almost APOLOGIZE FOR NOT BEING OF COLOR when people ask me where I'm from. Yeah, I'm white. I'm from Denmark, Europe and not only am I white. I'm Scandinavian; the typical pale-skinned person with blonde hair and light eyes - so shoot me (please don't shoot me). There's nothing I can do about it. My parents are white and I was born white. I can't change that just like you can't change the fact that you're of color. You're preaching how people of color should be proud and carry their heads high, backs straight and proud. Why can't I be proud too? Why do I have to walk on my tip-toes to avoid suddenly being accused of being a racist prick, simply because my skin is pale and my eyes are light? WHY? By now I can't even say "black person" or "black" in general without people sending me looks, looking at me like I just killed a guy with my mere words. Black is a color (at least to me it is). White is also a color. So is yellow, green, purple and blue. If you get to call me white, then fuck I can say black - regardless we're being equally racist, because let's face it. Black people aren't really black and white people aren't really white.

Before you think that I'm lashing out at black people, let me include Asians as well. I've come across a few people in particular who seem to really fucking hate the fact that kpop is getting popular. Not only because most kpop stars don't really reflect the reality of the Korean "look" aesthetics wise, but because white people (and non-Asian people in general) are now fetishizing Asians. I saw this one post on tumblr claiming that PEOPLE ONLY FETISHIZE KOREANS AND JAPANESE PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY "LOOK MORE WHITE". This same person earlier said that just because Koreans like to wear circle lenses and get eyelid surgery, doesn't mean they're trying to be white. Do y'all see the contradictions here? I did a uni project on plastic surgery in Korea, so I know damn well that Koreans don't get surgery to look white - it's a general beauty ideal like we, in the west, like to be tan, have dark hair and light eyes or light hair and dark eyes, have to be slender/skinny, have big boobs/booty and full lips. But when you go as far as claim that other non-Asian people prefer Koreans and Japanese people because they look more white then you're being an ignorant fuck head. I understand that being fetishized is extremely difficult and super frustrating.. Do you know why? BECAUSE I AM BEING FUCKING FETISHIZED EVERY SINGLE DAY HERE IN KOREA. Oh my, look.. shit goes both ways. Of course it's stupid as hell to claim to only want to date Korean men (especially because a lot of Korean born and raised guys don't appear to be very nice :C), but fucking hell claiming that people like them because they look WHITER is so dumb my brain cells are attempting to commit suicide as I'm typing this. The amount of STUPID on the internet in itself is overwhelming, but when people are being such massive hypocrites, they're obviously inviting dumb-asses to flock around them like flies on poo. How can anyone, trying to prove that Koreans are more than kdrama and kpop, ever suggest that Koreans look "more white" than say Chinese or Thai people.. What the actual fuckery is going on in your head? Did it ever occur to you that these people like Koreans because Koreans in general possess features that the "fetishizers" (gosh, that sounds so creepy) find attractive? Oh no, that can't be it. It must be because Koreans are paler. My god... (and can we just take a second to point out that Japanese people are usually not white-looking (or even pale) at all?) m( ㅡ ㅡ )m I'd say that from what I've seen online these days, the Asians complaining about 1; not being liked as much as Koreans and Japanese people and 2; being fetishized in general - are the biggest hypocrites of all.
"buying into whiteness" 
What the FUCK does that even mean? And suddenly any TYPICAL WHITE GIRL is a racist cunt trying to justify her racist actions. FUCK. YOU. Demanding people to stop using racial slur yet that's something you do yourself. Oh yeah, I see how that makes sense. ㄱ.ㄱ


Another great example. Because only Asians truly know what racism or fetishizing feels like. Yeah sure. It's not like I'm constantly eaten alive by hungry guys in the streets of Seoul. Oh no, because I'm not Asian. I don't understand what it's like to be fetishized by an entire people thinking that my race is a huge doll-section of collectibles at Toys'R'us. My god... /headdesk/

When you talk shit about racists, I won't get offended - because I'm not racist. When you talk shit about enslavement caused by Columbus back in the day, I won't get offended - because I'm not Columbus and I have never enslaved anyone. If you talk shit about Hitler, I won't get offended - because I'm not Hitler. However, WHEN YOU TALK SHIT ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE IN GENERAL, I WILL GET OFFENDED - BECAUSE NEWS FLASH: I AM A WHITE PERSON IN GENERAL. And I AM PROUD. So fuck you. Fuck your narrowminded, blind hatred towards white people. Fuck your need to talk shit about white people because you obviously have issues with yourself. Fuck your hypocrisy, fuck your stereotyping and your generalizations and FUCK YOUR RACIST ASS. I don't give a shit about whether you're black, hispanic or Asian. If you're a dick, then I won't like you regardless of your skin color. Being white does not make me Hitler, it does not make me Columbus. It simply makes me white. That is all.

26 comments:

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    1. Freut mich! :) Danke dass du das gelesen hast!

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  2. I could not agree more with you..
    Well said

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  3. Amen to that baby.
    And I hate that 'POC' card, like. Genetically I am part POC (PPOC lol?), but having the complexion of a banana because of lack of sun, I don't look like it, thus my genetic race is pr. default white, and thus I am not allowed to dislike what any body with something reminiscent of a tan is doing (no matter how much it steps over my personal comfort zone), because then I am racist. And not even beginning to talk about cultural "race", gward.
    Sometimes the internet is just way too silly.
    - and I still don't get all this POC thing, because if it is describing skin color, white would also fall under that, as well as being of the receiving end of insults based only on skin color.

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    1. Yeah that's probably the dumbest shit ever. I am super pale, I look Russian (apparently) so I must be a prostitute. Sure, that makes sense, Korea. Thanks a lot!

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    2. And it makes it okay to make loud comments about you on the streets, because you are white. Or generally make fast assumptions about you based only on skin colour, where you have to explain you don't like A because he eat your lunch, not because A is from South America. And then complaining about it in your personal blog sphere will make the social justice police come and ask for your privilege tag, because racism only works on other colors than white.

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    3. HAHA yes exactly! THIS SO MUCH! I would hi5 you if I could. THIS is exactly what I'm talking about!

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  5. I have no fucking words. Just have this link.
    http://www.arewhitepeopleraciallyoppressed.com/

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    1. Because one comedian's jokes about how being white is better, will increase your chances of me changing my mind with about 0% - and on top of that I will think you're an idiot incapable of reading anything I've written in my entry. Have a nice day.

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  6. all this! awesome entry!
    i'm german (sprichst du deutsch btw? :D) & i'm literally afraid of saying that i'm proud of my origin bc of being claimed as a nazi. and i'm not Hitler as well./sigh
    beside this crap on the Internet- did you have had any experiences in korea with racism? are ppl treating you different because you are caucasian/foreign?

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    1. Haha yup! Ich spreche ein bisschen deutsch.. aber's gibt so lange seit ich's gesprochen habe T_T Thanks for reading! And dude, I'm Danish but as soon as I tell people that I loooove Germany, they all go "Why? Is Hitler your uncle?" and I'm just standing there.. dumbfounded.. wanting to bash my head against a wall.

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  7. Ohhh wow. I was so assaulted by all that large red font when I clicked on your blog. Lol jk... Great post. I totally agree with you on many points. People are dumb and they feel as if they can let their "I'm dumb as hell" flag fly free when they're online.

    Not that it matters, but I'm black. I could also care less if anyone is black/white/purple/blue etc. I would never talk shit about white people just because they're white and are supposedly "automatically racist". I hate that. It's ignorant as hell to assume that. I don't assume coz you know what that means, dontcha?

    Anyway, I will now continue to peruse your blog. Great banner btw. It looks fab.

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    1. w00t thanks a lot! And thanks for reading! : D I appreciate it! Enjoy the cruise ; D Haha!

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  8. i think you can experience racism regardless of your skin colour... i think i know what you mean by experience fetishism in an Asian country - well when i was in Japan i could safely say i blended in really well but i had a coworker friend who would attract strangers from weirdest places because she wasn't Japanese. she takes it with a pinch of salt though! anyway i guess it works both ways..

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    1. I think especially in countries where white, blonde people aren't common, we tend to attract a lot of attention - not always bad tho. I've had really sweet older ladies on the subway smile warmly to me and say "Ah, so pretty~" so it's not all bad. But dang.. I was having an off-day and it set off a rant. I didn't exaggerate my experiences at all and me talking about it won't make it stop. But it prevents me from punching someone in the face and ending up in detention. LOL

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  9. can't really agree with this post...

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    1. If you haven't experienced racism in any way, then I applaud you. Good for you. If you don't think racism is bad if it's done towards a white person, then I'm glad I'm not your real life friend, because that is just wrong in my eyes :) Racism is bad and wrong regardless of who has to experience it - be they Asian, Caucasian, African American, Egyptian or whatever.

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  10. http://racismschool.tumblr.com/post/15819666254/were-not-all-like-that
    http://racismschool.tumblr.com/post/16027462452/i-dont-care-if-you-are-black-white-blue-or-green

    Just letting you know, these are worth reading.

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    1. Alright, I read them. I disagree with both. There's a big difference between saying "Someone driving a blue Toyota just ran over my four-year old!" and saying "Blue Toyotas run 4-yearolds over" - you see? One is specific - the other is a slur and is insinuating that EVERYONE driving blue Toyotas run children over.. which is obviously not true. It's fine that you don't agree with me, I don't mind. It's also fine that you think that the racism I encountered is benign.. and no, I haven't been punched in the face, enslaved or gassed for my skin color. But I am a person, regardless, and I have feelings. As a human being and as a female, being belittled to a sexual object and being thought low of because I am white is just not really that comfortable. Just because my skin tone is light, does not mean that I don't encounter racism or generalizations based on the color of my skin. I don't see color - you can all take that as me being ignorant or oblivious to color mattering in this world, and fine. That's your view on things. But in my eyes color of skin does not matter. I won't judge you if you're Middle Eastern or from Ireland. I don't care. If you're cool, then I'm cool. I don't see how saying "I don't see color" is a bad thing. All people of color scream out loud how this world is so unfair to them, but everytime someone tries to tell them that "Well, I don't see you for your color" then they get super pissed and say that they're belittled and misunderstood. It seems that we can just never fucking win in this matter. No matter how polite and nice we are (and by 'we' I mean Caucasians (like myself) who don't give a shit where you are from nor how tan you were born) we will be stamped in the forehead with a big fat ink mark saying "RACIST" - ONLY because we are white. And THAT, my friend, is bullshit. I'm not going to pity every single person of color because their racism matters more than what I go through. We all live our lives as we do, we all fight our battles and I'm fighting mine as anyone else would do. I'm just super sick of seeing people of color blaming "white people" - not "this white person I met" or "this white person in a blue Toyota who ran over my 4-year old" but "WHITE PEOPLE" in general for all their problems. If I say "Black people steal" y'all would go fucking ballistic nuts on me, because that's racist. Well guess what, saying "White people are racist" is racist too. You're attaching generalizations to people, whom you most likely don't know either way, based on their skintone. I, again, refer to the definition of racism that I posted in this entry (as it appears that you didn't read (or maybe just didn't understand) a single word of it). Have a nice day :)

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