The Black Excellence groupchat discussing this clip from The West Wing. #TeachTheBabies
i’ve been making this point for a while now too
esp. in regards to Asians who like to maintain the east/west framework for analysing shit, not realizing just how much they are buying into white supremacy.
the line between asia and europe is, quite literally, arbitrarily drawn to keep all the poc out and maintain the fiction of a white europe.
basis your analysis using this framework isn’t about jargon or whatever
it is about actually understanding how fundamentally white supremacy has organized the world to centre it.
it is also why, no place on earth can claim to be beyond ‘western’ politics, as some Asians like to argue.
you use this map? you are not only accepting western politics, but you are accepting the power of white supremacy to structure how you perceive the world.
this is also what i mean when i say that white supremacy is global…
it literally informs how we perceive and understand the earth. it isn’t by accident that we are still using an inaccurate map drawn at pretty much the birth of colonialism and white supremacy.
about five fucking hundred years old.
basing your analysis on this means your theories are grounded in lies. and, thus, bullshit.
Recently I stumbled upon this picture and it really hit home. I’m obsessed with how many followers I have, how many likes I get on a picture, what other people think of me, and I feel in competition with everyone else to get more likes. This quote made me stop and realize; I do so many things and take pictures solely to upload and get likes. Hardly do I ever do something for my pure enjoyment and not upload it. What kind of life is this? I want to be free from this addiction. I want to be able to go the whole day without wanting to check Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. I want to thoroughly and honestly enjoy my life. I want to wear crazy things for the hell of it and find activities and hobbies that genuinely make me happy. I guess now I’m on a mission to get rid of the “bad” and find the “new”. But the problem is I don’t have many hobbies I enjoy, most of the time I’m just passing the time. So here’s a list of things I’m going to try to do
- Take life slower - enjoy my coffee in the morning
- Listen and find new music that makes me happy
- Yoga, Jogging, Zumba, exercise - though they aren’t all fun most of the time, it is very healthy for my body and mind and I can find ways to make myself enjoy and feel confident about these choices
- Avoid social media - I’ll start by limiting time on apps and only posting things I want to say
- This might be the hardest - find things that I look forward to doing, people I REALLY enjoy being with, etc.
I’m uneasy about posting this but it’s tumblr; if I can’t post it here I can’t post it anywhere. So don’t mind me