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I remember this one time, a white dude told me, "Don't worry, when the white people are dying out, you guys can kill us off." And I replied, "Thanks, but we're not gonna stoop to your guys level."
Lol wow -mod A
You should add a percent sign to that joke because 0.42069666 is ~42% which is pretty significant. (0.42069666% on the other hand...)
Uh, is it? Wow, I’m really bad at math and just, wow thanks. I didn’t know that. I assumed it meant that the person has less than 0 percent of Cherokee blood. - Mod M
Reminder that we accept selfies of ALL Indigenous people, not only from Canada or the United States. Indigenous people from Australia, New Zealand, Central/South America, etc. are ALL accepted!
That kid you just called white? He’s 0.42069666 Cherokee on his mom’s side.
I am Cherokee and German and I always get so much shit for it. I had skin cancer when I was younger and therefore cannot be in sunlight for long and have paled. My meds made my hair go from a rich black to a distilled auburn/black mix. I get flak from other natives because I am not dark enough and and get made fun of by white people because I'm too dark. Is there anything I can do to get out of this situation?
Sadly, there will always be people who will think you’re not Native enough or you’re too Native. However, you know who you are. And people who try policing your identity are incorrect and just plain wrong. I sincerely hope you’re feeling better now! Surround yourself with people who accept you as you are, and ignore those who treat you otherwise. - Mod M
i'm white. does that make me bad?
Why do white people ask questions like this? Whenever I get this question, or the thematically similar “Do you hate white people” I just answer with “yes”.
Because that’s the only answer they want to hear.
In context, it makes sense. To a lot of white people, being black IS bad. You can see this evident when a white person tells a black person that they’re “one of the good ones.”
Whites allow for nuances in character for their own race. Rarely are white people grouped into “good” and “bad” categories. You can be a white person who is mostly good, then makes a terrible, terrible decision, but your lifetime of goodness mitigates that bad decision. In other words, white people accept that other white people are complicated and people are the sum of their choices, not merely a reflection of a “good” or “bad” moment.
But Whites LOVE to categorize Blacks as “good” and “bad.” You just have to look at the coverage of Trayvon Martin to see that the fact that he was arrested for smoking pot clearly put him in the “bad” camp right away. After that, Martin’s death was framed as him being the “bad” guy and Zimmerman was helpless but to defend himself.
So, when white people ask “I’m white. Does that make me bad?” what they are REALLY saying is, “I’m white. Are you going to hold me to same simplistic, binary judgement system I hold you to?”
Bolding for truth
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