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21 Apr 14
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This is officially the last time I’m going to address this kind of foolishness. My husband’s race does not negate my blackness or mean that I’m self hating. And believe it or not, my online presence doesn’t mean you know me or what goes on in my life or relationship. I am still black when I wake up and when I go to sleep. Nothing is going to change that, nor do I want that. My husband, (the amazing man that none of you Internet critics know) does not change that.
If you feel some kinda way about me using my online presence to talk about black issues, I encourage you to pick up a camera and make your own videos. The Internet is here for everyone to use. I am not better than you or more qualified to speak about any issue just because I’m popular on the Internet. So instead of wasting time worrying about what I’m doing or not doing right, put that energy into doing positive something yourself. I know I make a difference and I’m proud of the work I do online and off. My husband being white does not change the positive impact I set out to make and have made.

This is officially the last time I’m going to address this kind of foolishness. My husband’s race does not negate my blackness or mean that I’m self hating. And believe it or not, my online presence doesn’t mean you know me or what goes on in my life or relationship. I am still black when I wake up and when I go to sleep. Nothing is going to change that, nor do I want that. My husband, (the amazing man that none of you Internet critics know) does not change that.

If you feel some kinda way about me using my online presence to talk about black issues, I encourage you to pick up a camera and make your own videos. The Internet is here for everyone to use. I am not better than you or more qualified to speak about any issue just because I’m popular on the Internet. So instead of wasting time worrying about what I’m doing or not doing right, put that energy into doing positive something yourself. I know I make a difference and I’m proud of the work I do online and off. My husband being white does not change the positive impact I set out to make and have made.

20 Apr 14
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This Teenage Artist Was Bullied Off Of Tumblr After Making A Webcomic About White Privilege

lookatthewords:

tanukitsune:

abaffledking:

youarenotyou:

thiefofheartz:

wrapyourlipsaroundmyname:

headpeace:

whitepeoplemadatthings:

And sometimes white people get mad at other white people. 

The comic in question no longer lives on her Tumblr page, but you can find a reprint of it (with full credit and her permission) here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/aaronc13/this-comic-perfectly-explains-what-white-privilege-is

My heart goes out to this young woman, and I hope that she eventually feels comfortable enough to come back to Tumblr, as she’s a smart and gifted artist. 

Her tumblr, if you want to follow it, is http://jamietheignorantamerican.tumblr.com/

It’s a shame that this happened.  Her comic was perfect and nobody deserves death threats.

I love her comic and its a shame she got bullied off for telling the truth.

that comic was great. jesus white people y’all need some serious humility and love in your life.

wtf 

White people need to chill.

Doesn’t this just prove her point? 

From her page:

Please do not send me any more messages about how awful it was that I received death threats. I am beyond pissed that everyone has taken my comic about white privilege and the effects of institutionalized discrimination, and has turned it into a rallying cry against online bullying. This was not the point I was trying to make. Stop making me the face of bullying, and do NOT make me the face of “White Allies”. ——————-THERE ARE COMICS AND POSTS LIKE MINE BEING MADE BY PEOPLE OF COLOR ALL OVER THIS WEBSITE, AND THEY DON’T RECEIVE 1/5TH OF THE ATTENTION THAT I HAVE GOTTEN. THE FACT THAT MINE GOT POPULAR SPEAKS VOLUMES TO WHAT EXACTLY WHITE PRIVILEGE IS. I may not have deserved this hatred, but I do NOT deserve ANY praise. I want you all to know that Education is NOT where oppression ends, it’s where it begins. Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful words, but it’s over now. There’s nothing left for me to say.

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