So I found some links on ableism and I’m still reading them but yoooo I’m unlearning a lot of shit right now and I’m having a braingasm. Check it out.
Is this Ableism (i’m mad that i just now found this)
BUT YOO THIS ONE RELATES TO US AND CALLS US OUT YOOOO
The next person to compare racism to sociopathy on my dash gets a big unfollow.
Because I am tired of people thinking that “perceived as being unempathic” is the same thing as actually being unempathic.
I am tired of the lack of thought being put into the diagnostic criteria and how it impacts psych/patient dynamics.
I am tired of psychiatrists being seen as infallible and as knowing our own minds better than we do.
I am tired of diagnostic criteria that primarily rely upon another’s perception of your emotions or thought processes.
I am tired of the demonisation of people with non-neurotypical emotional responses.
I am tired of an uncritical approach to the concept of empathy.
I am tired of empathy being held up as what makes one a good person.
I am tired of being told that I am a bad person for not experiencing it or showing it in ways neurotypical people deem appropriate.
I am tired of this being “evidence” for why I am sub-human.
And I am tired of racists being let off too easily.
I am tired of racists being called sociopaths.
For them to be sociopaths, it would have to be widely recognised by society, and by their psychiatrists or other people in power, that their responses are not appropriate.
Socially learned or condoned sociopathy is an oxymoron that does not accurately portray any kind of mental illness, and perpetuates the dismissive stereotype that “everyone’s just a bit crazy”.
To call lack of empathy (or compassion) sociopathy lets white people off far too easily.
It implies that white people are not in power.
It implies that they did not shape the medical and psychiatric institutions to perpetuate racism and the kyriarchy in general.
It implies that the medical and psychiatric institutions (and those that participate in them in a position of power) are infallible.
And it overestimates the amount of power non-white people have in society, that they can label white people as sociopaths.
It implies that white people look uncompassionate or unempathic. Calling them sociopaths does not imply that they actually are these things.
I completely agree that much of the time, white people do not act with compassion towards non-white people. That much of the time they do not even view us as fully human compared to them.
But this is not sociopathy, and you should not compare it to sociopathy unless you are prepared to be critical of the power dynamics within the psychiatric institution, ideas of empathy, the idea that mental illness is by definition not the norm within its society, and that mentally ill people as a group do not hold power in a way that is comparable to Whiteness.
SO this is some cool stuff I found but is not even the tip of the iceberg. We have definitely had submissions where people discuss being on the intersection of ableism and racism, so yeah keep that up! But let’s stop with the slurs, k? Considering that ableism was/is used as a tool for racism I think we can understand, at least a little bit cause there is so much more, why this is messed up.
Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.
laughing because nonsense republican trying to logic; crying because republican policymakers actually have this attitude about poor americans.
Eat the rich
Because you may have Native blood, but do you have the heart to pump it?
If a person of colour tells you that what you’re wearing is offensive then don’t wear it.
Disclaimer: This comic only applies to those [“you” meaning those who wear headdresses where it does not apply to them or their culture, hense cultural appropriation] or have in some way done offense in the term of cultural appropriation and this post was created specifically for said people in order to perhaps gain a better understanding of why cultural appropriation is offensive to many Native Americans [and to whom it applies within any person of colour] and strictly for educational purposes. This post does not mean to offend those who have done some sort of act of unintentional offense to Native Americans in the past by means of cultural appropriation and presently understand the offense that was made and regret it.
"But do you have the heart to pump it?"
Comments on the trailer of the new Annie movie staring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx.
Would you just look at how racism isn’t a thing in today’s society.
White people being progressive as usual. No racism to see here.
I want heads ….. I want their fucking heads …. fuck these monsters
"It would keep the character more innocent"
HOOHOHOHOHOAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH I AM BREATHING FIRE HOW FUCKING DARE THESE SWINES EVEN THINK OF COMING FOR LITTLE BLACK GIRLS
Lol at the racist dumb ass going “Annie is a white name” when that was my mother’s nickname for me for years…..
"it would be relatable to more people" yeah more white people maybe
Apparently only white people are relatable. Black people are just too alien and strange.
Whtes have humanity when we don’t
this video is entitled “tumblr feminists” and i prepared myself to get angry before watching it but damn if it isn’t spot on
"What they are really saying is that they hate women. They hate women with opinions who are honest and angry."
Eating is so adorable. It’s seriously one of the cutest things that a person can do.