Yes. And it’s more complex than that even.
Talking about racism as a white cultural issue, is in itself a racist statement.
Because there are so many aspects to racism, it is not purely a white persons affliction, and does not serve anyone to call out white people only when discussing racism as a problem.
I was raised to NOT be racist, and I am neither blind nor ignorant to the advantages afforded to me culturally and economically as a white person, and yet I have experienced many aspects of racism towards me.
People judging and making negative assumptions about my character based simply on how I look.
I wish we could have these discussions without pointing to one race in particular, as in my mind, that only serves to encourage and reinforce stereotypes that lead to more racism.
It’s not merely a white problem. It’s a human problem and until we address it in that way, we are only perpetuating it.
patriarchy proverb (via stfueverything)
I’ve heard this one before.
From 2000-2008 I helped write, record and sang lead and back up vocals on four full length rock and roll albums with my band WAXAPPLES. Along with being featured guests and in rotation at LA's famed Indie 103.1fm, WAXAPPLES were also blessed to share the stage with music legends X, The Violent Femmes, The B52's and Social Distortion.
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IntersectingLA is my latest inspiration, born out of a love for Los Angeles, and the wonder for how, a big city is a million different cities depending on which intersection you happen to find yourself at.
It turned into a mixed media project which was completed in August of 2013 and now intersecting(LA) has begun the process of evolving into a never ending art project based on exploring Los Angeles and it's people.