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oh-voldey-voldemort asked: I appreciate your response actually. I appreciate that you're willing to say you were wrong and I hope your future actions and things you say show this. My only problem is that even on a small scale, white people have privilege globally. Even in places that are inhabited by POC white people hold privilege over them. If you and I both went to India (I'm east indian) you would be treated better because that's the way our world works. I do appreciate your realizing you were wrong
Sorry I had no clue about that. I’ve never been there and I barely have been anywhere outside of the US. I’ve been to Mexico and the Bahamas but I was really young so I can’t really remember much of it plus I was on a resort. Maybe one day I will have the chance to see the world, I’m sure it will be an eye opening experience for me.
What I find really interesting is how the word “white” changes and what defines “white” chaneges. If you look at US census from decades ago - the meaning of “white” is completely different. It’s really weird and sort of interesting and of course fucked up because we shouldn’t be creating all these classes. All of this stuff was just socially invented. It’s not even tangible. Italians from southern Italy weren’t even considered white when we got here. We were seen as disgusting, forced to live in tenement buildings that were too crapped and unclean conditions - Sacco & Vanzetti trials is a prime example of what things were and of course it’s clear to see how they have changed to now. However, this means that things do change. People don’t stay at the “bottom” - people don’t stay at the “top.” If we would all work together, instead of against each other - things would get a lot better. I truly do believe that. Everyone has at least a little good in them and they need to put it to use.
My first Red Sox music video to air at Fenway Park
this is awesome! nice and congrats!!
oh-voldey-voldemort asked: My question for you is not coming from a place of hate or anger but truly a place of curiosity. Can you please give me an example of a POC race that hold privilege? Thank you
On a large scale, none. For some tiny things, some - like I said it all depends on the place, location, country, etc… and of course the situation. The way you worded your question makes things make more sense though - to be completely frank. I can tell that you are talking about a large scale and not a small scale (which means others must be too). And I was talking about a small scale - the complete opposite of what others were talking about. You are right though and I am wrong. Sorry for talking out of my ass and misunderstanding. Privilege is a stupid thing that we should tear down - yet it still exists. Everyone needs to be equal. I will always treat everyone as equal and others should too. Sometimes when I say “I don’t believe in (a specific thing)” I don’t mean that I believe it doesn’t exist, I mean that it shouldn’t exist. I will specify more often and choose words more carefully. People have misunderstood me many times - even when I am blatantly quoting someone else and specifically say that this is not what I believe. I said some things a year and a half ago - people change, people become more open minded. Tumblr needs to let shit go - give people room to change, give people room to be educated, give people room to learn. I’ve admitted my privilege for multiple things (white, male - even though I don’t pass all the time, middle class, in college, had surgery, supportive parents, supportive friends, roof over my head, food to eat, and being able to live in SF), multiple times throughout the last year and a half. I give back as much as I can in ways that are possible right now. I’m hoping that I can give back more one day soon and am working on it. I fully recognize that I hold a substantial amount of privilege and I will do anything in my power to use this privilege that I was given, in a positive way, in a way to make others equal, in a way to spread peace, in a way to make others feel the happiness that they deserve to feel. Again, I’m sorry if I have offended you or anyone else. That’s not my intention. I am willing to learn - as I have said many times. However, I’m not going to let anyone push me around. If you want to reach out to me - do it in a positive way, don’t be knocking me. Sorry for the rant on your question and thank you for pointing it out in a positive, respectful way. You definitely didn’t have to do that and it’s not your job at all but I still thank you. peace :)
And to anyone who wants to switch my words around and make up crap that I didn’t even say, go ahead - only the truth will shine through in the end.
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* SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:
Sylvia Maria Guerrero (Gwen Araujo’s mother)
BO (Denmark) & MARCUS (Norway) from the book - will be present to talk about their experiences.
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Love Defined by Ryan Cassata
This is a song I wrote for my girlfriend, Alexis. I think it’s the most romantic song I have written yet. It’s mostly an acoustic guitar song with 2 verses. I hope you enjoy the song. I spent a lot of time perfecting the guitar part I wrote. :) I am thinking of a part 2 for this song that is a bit heavier and already have a guitar part in the works for it. Let me know what you think in the comments. Thank you!
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