So a few disturbing things were bought to my attention today in regards to racism but more so on people’s attitudes towards it. Racism is a touchy subject for most people and that’s what MOST people fail to understand… Too many people think only THEY are affected by racism and that it’s not a multi-cultural issue. Well news flash: it affects all cultures and races.
This all stemmed online from a debate over how out of line snoop dogg was for his utter disregard and disrespectful vent at Iggy Azalea. Both from completely different generations, cultures and countries. My issue was the fact a grown man with daughters of his own and kids of Iggys actual age thinking it’s ok to mock her physical appearance and then when she defends herself which she absolutely has every right to do, goes onto call her a bitch multiple times and a cunt. No where in her self defence did she comment on snoops appearance though if anyone Is gonna be slated for looks then… Yeah I’ll leave that one open for assumption because your all very good at filling in the blanks in your heads anyway. The fans were then the ones who made the situation worse. Took it somewhere it didn’t need to go and commented on race. I was getting all sorts of comments made to me from all sorts of people referring to Iggys skin colour. How is that relevant? People are too stuck in a generation where appearance is everything and the perfect image ideal has been so warped and distorted by the media that we feel it’s acceptable to comment on every feature of a persons face and if that’s not left it’s mark enough refer to their skin colour!
I think it’s disgusting personally. As a White female who grew up in a multi cultural town and went to a multi cultural school where I had friends, boyfriends and team mates of all races and backgrounds I find it shocking to be exposed to such ignorance. What people were tweeting me today is sickening. One black comedian in NYC said to me “White female rap is wrong” sexist and racist in just 5 words? Interesting. Another black man tweeted me to say “black people cannot be racist in America” now that is the most dumbest and ignorant thing I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading in my 23 years on this earth. If I was to base my opinions of people on their skin colour JUST off my twitter mentions today my conclusion would be the real racists are black people. No one could tell me I’m wrong for feeling that way either going off of what I was tweeted above. However thank fuck I am not that ignorant or unintelligent. It’s got me feeling some sort of way understandably but I’d never generalise a whole race for a bunch of foolish people’s comments.
I will say my TL is constantly a person of colour referring to a person who is White as “White people are this or White girl that” and no one says nothing. Yet if someone who is White on my TL says “black people are so… Or this black guy is…” they are immediately jumped on and labelled as racist. THATS the problem people, who hate to be labelled the most are doing the labelling of others the most. In my non bias eyes both races are as bad as each other for the above. It’s nothing to do with skin colour either it’s to do with a lack of education and how some people’s parents have bought up their children. If you bring your children up to feel as if they are a target because of their skin colour they will constantly be on the defence. If you bring your children up to love all races and take people as they find them they will be open minded. My problems are with people not colours. Colours can be erased, I mean society has gone so nuts that people are even bleaching their skin these days to look lighter and whose faults that?! Nobodies but the medias.
The media is the real enemy here and the only winner because we all feed into THEIR RACIST bull shit. If you don’t understand how the media works or don’t work in it it’s hard to get your head around. Newspapers only put out negative press mainly and people absorb it, soak it up and then release it back into the atmosphere in the form of verbal diarrhoea to anyone that will listen. At this stage it’s worse than Chinese whispers because that person has read this media story, made their own interpretation, relayed it how they want to to the next person and then the same happens over in a vicious cycle until some idiot comes blabbing online with no facts and a false story insulting everyone’s intelligence who didn’t succumb to the medias game. The media builds the foundations of racial stereotypes then gives them a home in the form of a newspaper or television channel allowing millions of consumers to buy it. However what a large number of people haven’t grasped yet is their being sold a sack of shit that is going to leave them empty inside. The media wants us to believe that black people are all thugs, rap music is the cause of violent crimes and all Muslims are terrorists. What kind of fuckery is that? That’s the way they present these stories. Notice whenever a crime is being revealed in a newspaper it always states the persons name, age and race. Sometimes race is put first and thats what unconsciously sets in our minds. So after the 9/11 bombings in London no doubt people of all races and I know they were cause you overhear people were getting on the London underground and looking at any poor Muslim guy with a backpack on as a potential suicide bomber. I even witnessed people moving seats. When the media has reported violent gang crimes and led stories on hoody culture it went so far that hoodies were banned from being worn in shopping centres at the time yet 80% of the shops sell hoodies as purchasable items so where’s the logic? You walk behind people as a young person with your hood up especially as a young black person you can sense the fear, people even cross roads. Not because their racist because the MEDIA is racist and has installed fear in all of us.
Sadly it’s so powerful and dominant that it’s only gonna get worse. My point is don’t tar everyone with the same brush and don’t be so ignorant as to generalise one bad person from one racial group as “all the same”. Your better than that and were all better than that together.