Unfortunately though I won't be linking to it because comments are closed.
First of all I have to wonder if the source of this persons ire was found via trolling about in someones userpics on LJ. A practice I frown upon seriously.
Okay that said I want to address the issue of colorblindness.
Many many people use the term colorblind with impunity, I am colorblind this, I want the world to be colorblind that and while it's a lovely sentiment, the fact is that the world at large is not colorblind.
As much as color, creed, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, dog having status etc might not matter to you, as we move through the world all those things can have a big impact on our lives. The color of my skin has absolutely impacted my journey, my thoughts, my actions and how I come to the table in an activist arena.
I think sometimes people use the ideal of colorblindedness as a blinder so they don't have to examine what privilege they have. I know, shocked to hear that from me right? Yes I am critical of the usefulness of pounding the idea of privilege into people, I am skeptical of telling someone to unpack their privilege then skipping off warm in the fact that you showed them. That aside, I do think it is valuable for people to understand the concepts of privilege.
Ugh actually you know what? I really don't feel like being the Educating Negress today. I am really not in the mood for this at all. Maybe I'll pick it up another day.
I really really don't feel like it.
I am way too tired.
So instead go read what Davitta said about it, although I think she's lying about the whole queen thing. I GOT THE MEMO.
And in case you aren't down with the LJ a photo of my luxurious almost now shoulder length hair. After I flat ironed it for the first time on Sunday.
And bonus emo girl is emo picture taken a few weeks ago.
Also at some point this week I will probably post about my attempts to work on my BDD issues. It involves exciting things like macro mode pictures, freaking out and glee. Okay no glee so shut up.