A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.
A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.

I’ve been pretty much over this whole thing that white feminists do where they make some stupid ass “White women, amirite?” joke every damned time some WOC tries to say something even remotely heartfelt in a comment somewhere. Usually, here’s what goes down:

1) A WOC says something (anything) that references her race for some reason (any reason at all).

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2) A white women replies with some kind of asinine derail about white women. Is it a joke? Maybe. Maybe not. Who knows? Someone replies saying the comment was in poor taste.

3) Yep! Turns out the white woman says it was a joke. Sarcasm or some shit. Just a joke. Because of course it was.

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Here’s the thing. I’m sick to death of this shit. whatever that derailing white comment was, saying it was a joke does not make it better. This happened yesterday on one of Zap’s comments and at first when I got this reply and responded to it, I wanted to just share it here like, “Look at this fucking BS you guys!” because I’m soooo over this shit that it’s starting to make me legit angry when I see a ‘joke’ of that nature. But instead I’m just gonna write this post because you know what? Maybe it’s a call to action in a way. We really need to see these ‘jokes’ as the white bullshit derails they are and refuse to put up with it. Here is my comment on the subject:

“Listen, if it wasn’t a joke, it was in incredibly poor taste and infuriating.

If it was a joke, it was still in incredibly poor taste.What was the point? “Ha! White women, amirite? Sidenote: I’m one of the good ones. PLEASE NOTICE THAT!” Can we really not just let WOC say some heartfelt shit without having some white women come in with what is either a complete bullshit derail or a hilarious ‘joke’ that both/either reminds us that white women do this shit and also that you are just sooofunny and not one of those ‘other’ bad white women? Just let people say shit, damn. Not every heartfelt comment from a WOC is an excuse for white women to get all ‘hilarious’ and try and prove how not racist they are.

Listen, I would be more amenable to this kind of joke if it wasn’t a thing that happened every fucking time a WOC tries to speak around here. It is though. It’s hackneyed, not funny, derailing towards white women’s feelings and more than anything it’s really getting old.”

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Thank you for letting me vent. I’m so sick of this shit, you guys. >:(

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