i find a few of my friends to be very problematic. like, there’s this one guy who actively refuses to stop saying things are “retarded” no matter how many people have told him that shit is offensive. i think he only does it cause he knows it annoys people and that only eggs him on? he’s the type of guy who keeps doing annoying shit knowing it’s going to annoy you and he doesn’t care. and then, there’s this other guy who i share the same views of about minority struggles with except he’s one of those “not all men!!!” guys and is a victim blamer. like in the ray rice situation, he said something along the lines of “i don’ t think the punishment fit the crime because we really don’t know all of the story. they should have been able to handle it themselves” and i reaaaalllyyyyyyy want to argue against that but he’s kind of a punk. He makes problematic posts and when people argue about it, he all of a sudden disappears.
When an innocent black person is murdered, the media goes out of their way to dehumanize them and paint them as a criminal.
When a white celebrity dies, the media erases every racist and/or problematic thing they ever said or did and paints them as a hero.
one of my favorite ron swanson lines
on my planet, we have a legend about people like you. It’s called Footloose. And in it, a great hero, named Kevin Bacon, teaches an entire city full of people with sticks up their butts that, dancing, well, is the greatest thing there is.