Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Oh Nelly....

Today i am going to respond to something I saw on another blog.

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.

back of hair

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.

Homo Out.


1 comment:

DavitaCuttita said...

Loving the eye make-up and hair luxuriousnesss.

Thanks for dropping by the blog and linking; AWESOMENESS. I kinda felt like I was beating a live horse to death with my fists the whole time I was writing that post so it kinda got outta control in length.

Also, that memo was supposed to self-destruct upon reception. FOILED AGAIN!! I'll get you next time, Gadget!

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