Sometimes I forget to eat and then my low blood pressure kicks in and causes my entire body to tremble so badly that I can’t steady my hands even if I sit on them.
And then I remember to eat. Oops.
Anonymous asked: Can you explain why using "homie" as a white person is racist? I've often used it and was unaware I might be offending someone.
This is the way I see it. Take with it what you will because I am not black nor have I shared the experiences of being black. That being said I know what it is like to live as a woman of color in a white supremacist society. So here goes. The term originated from urban black culture meaning a male friend. Although this is not a slur (as opposed to the n word) , I do see it as problematic when white people use the term. Because the term is a part of black vernacular used in terms of urban culture, it is wrong for a white person to appropriate that word when they have not suffered the oppression of living as a black person. Thinking in terms of pop culture, it is similar to Miley Cyrus dressing or “acting” black. She can do this and it is understood as cool. It is accepted in society where as when a black person “acts black” then its understood as uneducated and “thuggish.” I feel the same about language. When a white person uses black /urban vernacular its not understood the same way as when a black person does. Its easy for white people to take the “perks” and “coolness” of black culture like clothing, rapping, and language, but never really feel the oppression of what being black truly is. And that is why its problematic. It might seem like something really small, but it really touches on a huge issue that is very important to address.
A really really important perspective to consider. The things you say mean more than you realize.
This may be an unpopular and seemingly ignorant opinion in regards to this, but if we’re going to ban language that originated from an oppressed culture then we have to blacklist any term that came from a culture not our own - which eliminates much of our common slang.
Maybe I think this way because I say “homie” on a daily basis and my white privilege makes me think it’s okay, but I don’t see a problem with a majority of language so long as it isn’t hate speech or derogatory.
That’s just my two cents of the whole thing.
existing is fucking shitty and some of you are difficult to be around