To my dear tumblr community - all the very best in 2012. Thanks for following, words cannot express how much joy, awesomeness, and fun each of your post brings. I was working on a ‘follow forever and ever’ post but that did not pan out. Please know that if I’m following you, it means that I think you are wonderful, talented, full of sugar and spice and everything nice. I basically love everyone in this bar ♥
“Reverse Racism? Many white people claim to have experienced mistreatment, prejudice, or racism from people of colour. This claim may be used to justify stereotyping and mistreatment of people of colour. But racism is institutional, the power is always on the side of the institutions, which in Canada favour white people. Anyone from any group can have personal attitudes of prejudice towards others and may be subject to action or litigation based on discriminatory activities. But racism is not only about prejudice - it is about power. And in Canadian society, only white people have the power to enforce systematic, institutionalized racism. We are born into a society in which racial power imbalances are already established. Reverse racism does not exist in today’s society.”—
(Halifax District School Board, Anti-Racism Policy, 1996) on Reverse Racism (via racismfreeontario)
THANK YOU FOR EXPLAINING THIS IN WORDS I NEVER COULD QUITE ARTICULATE.
hint: if you have to put “reverse” in front of something that typically means it is not the same.