commander shepard rattling off monologues from human scifi movies every time she has to make a speech and the humans in the team just snorting under their breath while the aliens are like “wow did she just make this up out of nowhere? this is amazing”
the ends justify the memes
*tips unlit cigarette* m’taphor
After death threats and hate mail forced her on a hiatus from the internet, the artist behind the white privilege comic talks about her anxiety and keeping it together.
And sometimes white people get mad at other white people.
The comic in question no longer lives on her Tumblr page, but you can find a reprint of it (with full credit and her permission) here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/aaronc13/this-comic-perfectly-explains-what-white-privilege-is
My heart goes out to this young woman, and I hope that she eventually feels comfortable enough to come back to Tumblr, as she’s a smart and gifted artist.
Her tumblr, if you want to follow it, is http://jamietheignorantamerican.tumblr.com/
It’s a shame that this happened. Her comic was perfect and nobody deserves death threats.
I love her comic and its a shame she got bullied off for telling the truth.that comic was great. jesus white people y’all need some serious humility and love in your life.
White people need to chill.
Doesn’t this just prove her point?
From her page:
Please do not send me any more messages about how awful it was that I received death threats. I am beyond pissed that everyone has taken my comic about white privilege and the effects of institutionalized discrimination, and has turned it into a rallying cry against online bullying. This was not the point I was trying to make. Stop making me the face of bullying, and do NOT make me the face of “White Allies”. ——————-THERE ARE COMICS AND POSTS LIKE MINE BEING MADE BY PEOPLE OF COLOR ALL OVER THIS WEBSITE, AND THEY DON’T RECEIVE 1/5TH OF THE ATTENTION THAT I HAVE GOTTEN. THE FACT THAT MINE GOT POPULAR SPEAKS VOLUMES TO WHAT EXACTLY WHITE PRIVILEGE IS. I may not have deserved this hatred, but I do NOT deserve ANY praise. I want you all to know that Education is NOT where oppression ends, it’s where it begins. Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful words, but it’s over now. There’s nothing left for me to say.
But literally, in science classes, we have to learn the names of white men who were totally wrong.
"This is the name of a white man. He came up with this theory. This theory was totally wrong. You will be tested on his name and his totally wrong theory."
Are white men so important that the fact that they had any thoughts at all is important enough to learn and be tested on?
If you don’t understand why learning about hypotheses (not theories) which sound plausible but were disproven is vital to understanding how the scientific method works, then you are very confused about science.
The fact that the disproven hypotheses were formed by white men has nothing to do with anything, at all. They are taught so that you understand why that hypothesis is wrong. It furthers your understanding of why the correct theory is correct. In science you’re supposed to question things and analyze all possibilities, not blindly accept whatever you’re told.
Basically, understanding why something is incorrect is really damn important in science.
You missed the point spectacularly.
These are the same units in schools that step all over women and people of color, by continuing to present the white men who stole their ideas as the innovators.
These are the same units that blatantly ignore the huge scientific contributions made outside of Europe, only conceding the few contributions that have become culturally ubiquitous and they can no longer deny (e.g. gunpowder, numerals.)
Their complaint isn’t about how they’re learning about invalidated hypotheses. Their complaint is that these are the same hypotheses that were being hatched the world over. A lot of times other people got a lot closer on the first try than the white dudes.
The most striking example is the person we’re taught was the first person to imagine the atom, Democritus. Literally all he did was posit that matter was made of parts. There were people all over the world positing all sorts of shit about matter during his time, and countless people saying it was made of parts. But we pick Democritus’s theory as the one to exemplify, because… he’s a crusty old white greek dude, and white supremacy dictates that crusty old white greek dudes are where all the ancient knowledge comes from. A belief which is, mostly, false. While the greeks were busy jacking off to triangles and rational numbers, the pre-Qin Chinese had something close to an actual scientific method, which they were using.
This just in: he’s figured out where the laser comes from.
So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?
That is some DELIBERATELY EVIL data representation. Where is the super villain that designed this fucking graph?
wow, this is a new fucking level of misleading graphs
what does html stand for?
hypertext markup language
no i mean like, what does it believe in?