I cannot believe that this kind of thing has to be said, but here is a quick list of some of the AAVE terms that I see whites using that they need to stop, now. This is just stuff I see on tumblr or in every day life, not necessarily everything that’s AAVE.
• dig/dig it/ you dig
• “this…it takes a special level of crazy to think you can copyright the word “thirsty”
Calm your ass alll the way down. It’s a dialect of English. That shit is gonna bleed over, and you might as well try to stop the tide.
Y’all is not AAVE you stupid fucking cunt.
AAVE IS NOT A RECOGNIZED LANGUAGE IT IS A DIALECT!!! Besides the fact plenty of white southerners say “Y’all”
While being angry is a valid emotional response:
- Anger is not a free pass to do whatever you want.
- Anger is not an excuse for damaging, or abusive behavior.
- Anger is not protection from repercussions of that behavior.
You are accountable for what you do, even while angry.
"we’re all human!"
yeah except you never had to fight for your humanity
"we all bleed red!"
yeah except it’s not your blood running in the streets
"we should all be just nice to each other!"
yeah except you’re not holding up your end of the bargain
Ok, this is nice and all, but if you try to use, “Well, you never had to fight for your humanity” or, “Well, it’s not your blood running in the streets” to excuse bullying, death threats, and suicide encouragements, you are, in fact, a shit-tier human being, and you absolutely deserve to be called on your assholery as much as an assholish member of the majority does.
If you sit around bullying cis, straight, white, neurotypical people who support you, have never done anything wrong, and who are actually for the advancement of ideas and the acceptance of tolerance and equality, you are an asshole.
If you then tell them that they aren’t allowed to be angry and offended, because they never had to fight for their humanity and it isn’t their blood running in the streets, you are an asshole.
I’m a fucking gay trans man, and even I say, “We all bleed red. We’re all human. We need to make an effort to unite. We need to make an effort to be kind. We need to make an effort to be good people.”
It’s my people’s blood running in the streets. It’s my humanity and rights I’m fighting for.
Just because my cis, straight friends didn’t have to fight like I have doesn’t mean that I look down on them, generalize their demographics, or make them feel like shit for “having privilege” over me.
The majority of people I have met who say things like this are pro-equality. There have been a few I’ve seen who have said something offensive, and then started whining about how we’re all human when they’re called on their bullshit. People like that exist. They’re immature and ignorant.
This post is also immature and ignorant, though, because it suggests that we aren’t all human, we don’t all bleed red, and that we shouldn’t try our best to get along and be kind to people who support us and our causes. It is advocating division rather than unity. It is advocating hatred rather than alliance. It is literally calling people out for viewing minorities as the same species they are, as human. It is calling people out for not being dehumanizing.
What the fuck?
Call out the assholes you see, but don’t shit on legitimate allies for wanting to be treated with respect. What’s so hard about showing them kindness when they’ve done nothing but show us kindness?
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Clean privilege is being able to sit anywhere you want on a bus or train without worrying about the person next to you scrunching up their face, saying ‘excuse me’ and then getting up to go sit somewhere else.
Clean privilege is not having an anxiety attack when you spot a free seat on public transport and can’t decide if you should risk asking to sit there and having the person publicly humiliate you, or just stand.
SHUT UP AN D FUCKJING SHOWER