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The White Privilege Series: Links & Resources {Reblogged}

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This post is part of a series about white privilege, in which I discuss my views on the topic and how it affects our greater community.  Click here to read the entire series.

White Privilege Links & Resources

This past week I came across a really interesting and informative post from a Tumblr blog called I Drink White Tears, which I found through a ping back to one of my white privilege posts.  There are some really great links here that I am still reading through.  I encourage you to read through them and also check out the original blog that shared this list of white privilege posts.

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This post is reblogged from the ‘I Drink White Tears Tumblr.

This is a resource post for all the Good White Persons out there. You know, the ones who say things like “It’s not my fault I’m white! Don’t generalize white people!”, or “I’m appreciating your culture! You should be proud!”, or “Why do you hate all white people, look I’m a special snowflake who’s not racist give me an award for meeting the minimum requirements for being a decent human being”.

Well, if you are actually interested in understanding racism and how it ties into cultural appropriation, please read instead of endlessly badgering PoCs on tumblr with your cliched, unoriginal arguments and repeating the same questions over and over.

On White Privilege
aka don’t blame me just because I’m white:

On Reverse Racism
aka you are being racist against white people:

On Cultural Appropriation
aka I’m just appreciating your culture:

Assorted Vials of White Tears and Miscellaneous Antidotes
aka I can’t change that I’m white/not all whites are racist/we are all humans:

Okay. I agree. I’ve been socially conditioned not to notice racism and recognize my privilege. What can I do?

I don’t care about this bullshit; you’re making a big deal out of nothing, go home and delete your blog:




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  • Yogamama
    September 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I have trouble with this one. Since I was a little kid I really did feel guilty about being white. I hated to think that my “people” where oppressors (and as a chunk of them were vikings they really were). I am married to someone of a different culture/ethnicity (Hispanic isn’t a race) and his attitude towards race is different than mine. For me I think the key has been to just try to be the best person I can be, educate myself and deal with things as they come. I can’t change the life I was born into, (I have white and middle class privilege) but that doesn’t mean I can’t control who I am.

    • Chantilly Patiño
      Chantilly Pati&ntild
      September 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Yogamama, thanks for chiming in! :) I think that we shouldn't feel guilty…but more that we need to recognize our privilege and stop ourselves when we see that it is disadvantaging a person of color. It takes a lot of effort even to recognize our privilege too, because it is so ingrained, so we really have to listen when people call us on it.

      In all honesty though, western culture is still oppressive and white communities still create disadvantages for others…it's just not always intentional now (unconcious racism)…which is worse in some ways. You have to recognize racism before you can stop it.

  • Juliana Britto
    November 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    What an incredible list! My usual path for newbies is: Read the Invisible Knapsack. Think about it for a while. Then read White Like Me.

  • Chantilly Patiño
    Chantilly Pati&ntild
    December 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Juliana, that's an excellent newbie plan! I want to review both here on the blog soon, so wish me luck that I'll get myself together and get that done! LOL. 2013 is going to be the year of Lit reviews. ;)