Punk Unicorn. It can fire lasers from their eyes. It’s a hired killer.
Punk aint dead after all. Thank you based Fursona Generator
Time-lapse of river changing course over 28 years.
Personal discrimination against white people exists. But racism is systemic and white supremacy makes for a skewed power imbalance in which white people do not face institutionalized oppression based on their race.
Whenever I see a question like this on the Internet, I tend to see the “racism is systemic” explanation go over people’s heads. I would like to offer an extension of this explanation. I, like many people, was taught in school that racism is either believing your own race to be superior or hating individuals of other races. Using these definitions and not considering historical (or present) context, one can certainly argue that racism goes both ways.
However, context is everything, so let’s consider it. It is true that more and more people have friendships or otherwise positive relationships with people of different races. For this reason, I think that, when many white people hear someone accuse their actions as being racist, they think, “That’s ridiculous, how can I hate my friends?” Further, compared to earlier times, it is becoming rarer for people to publicly announce that they hate someone of a particular race or that they think their own race is superior. If you were to consider this and only this, you might come to the conclusion that there’s no more racism or that it’s on its way out.
But if there’s no racism, why are people with whose names imply that they are white (e.g. Steve Jones) more likely to be called back for job interviews than people whose names imply that they are POC (e.g. Tahani Tompkins), even when they have similar credentials? x x
Why are white people less likely to see films where the majority of the cast consists of black people or other POC? x
Why are all-white juries more likely to convict black defendants to jail time than to convict white defendants, even when they’ve committed similar crimes? x
Why are black people twice as likely as white people to be born prematurely or with a low birthrate, even when controlling for education and socioeconomic class? x
Why are any of the phenomena described in these charts taking place? x
These are just a few examples of modern-day racism. If racism against white people existed, that would mean that people of color would have sufficient control of institutions like the media, the school and university systems, the medical systems, and the government to oppress white people. We do not have that power. White people do. Even if they truly don’t hate or see themselves as superior to POCs, white people as a group have benefits that POCs as a group do not have.
It’s time we did a giveaway here at the MLP Series Resource. To celebrate the upcoming re-release of the original My Little Pony series on DVD I’m going to be giving away three copies of the complete set! In addition, I’ll be giving away two copies of “Escape from Catrina and Other Adventures”.
1. You must be a follower of the MLP Series Resource.
2. You must be a resident of the USA. (Tumblr rules as well as for the DVDs being region 1!)
3. To enter you can reblog as many times as you want and like this post, each reblog/like counts as one entry.
4. Your ask box MUST be open so I can contact you, if you fail to respond to a winner message within three days I will have to choose another winner.
5. The first three randomly selected users will receive the Complete Series DVDs, the next two will receive the Escape from Catrina DVDs.
The giveaway ends on September 29th at 11:59pm PST (The DVDs are released on September 30th!)
Thanks everyone for your support of the MLP Series Resource!
More details about the DVDs:
The complete series features every single episode from the original 1986-1987 My Little Pony and Friends series in addition to the two specials from 1985 and 1984, Rescue at Midnight Castle (AKA Firefly’s Adventure) and Escape from Katrina.
Escape from Catrina and Other Adventures features Escape from Catrina, Little Piece of Magic, Would Be Dragonslayer, The Revolt of Paradise Estate, Rescue from Midnight Castle and Flight to Cloud Castle.