So one time, one of my guy friends said, “I’m pretty sure I’m straight but I’ve never slept with a man so how do I know for sure if I’m not bisexual or gay” and so he actually went and picked up a guy, had sex with him and after ward he said, “Well that was fun but I appear to be straight.” and just went on with his life without making a big deal about his dip into homosexuality and really, I think everybody should be this relaxed about sexualities
Anonymous said: I've seen several black tumblr bloggers reblogging posts that say something like "fuck non-black poc who post about new black". What do you think about that?
They can have their opinion, but “new black” isn’t a new thing. It’s just a new title for “internalized oppression” or “self-hatred.” Native Americans have been going through respectability politics since first contact. There is a long history of being called savages, uncivilized and numerous other slurs because we didn’t live up to the European colonizer’s idea of righteous and good people. Even recently, Native Americans were subjugated to boarding schools for their children who’s sole purpose was to “kill the Indian and save the man.”
So when I talk about “new black,” or “respectability politics,” I’m also talking about my experience and my family’s experience with this exact same thing. No matter who this kind of ideology is spouted from, it’s wrong. And trust me, we have a lot of it in Native American communities as well.
I only use the term “new black” because that’s what internalized oppression is called now days. And if you don’t think that Pharrell or B.o.B wouldn’t apply what bullshit they’re talking to Native American communities, as well as their own, then you’re fucking kidding yourself.
P.S. Also, I’ll feel free to call out anyone and any ideology that legitimizes this guy’s actions.
you shouldn’t be calling anyone a new black if you’re not black. you’re being disrespectful.
I don’t call anybody “new black. I call out people who call themselves that…so sit down.
you still shouldn’t be using it
Okay. You stay mad, but don’t be mad at me because I’m responding to some poisonous shit that some are putting out there. Be mad at them for requiring me to respond. You can’t put some shit like that on the world wide web and just expect some people, especially those that are effected by their oppressive attitudes and actions, not to respond just because their not black. You got your anger all misdirected.
I promise I won’t use the phrase “new black” anymore, if it’s really that taboo. I’ll use “internalized oppression” from now on. You can have your words. My message will still stay the same.
Non black poc like you are really annoying with your anti black racism. If a black person tells you to stop using their language then it’s not your job to question it.
How has anything I’ve said anti-black? I just told you I’d stop using it.
Anonymous said: Additionally, I would think that coming from a tribe that plays a role in the suppression of Black people (owning slaves and then attempting to eradicate the tribal citizenship of their descendants) you would want to tread lightly on issues of anti-blackness. It's not my intention to call you out for the sake of calling you out. I'm just hoping you see how problematic these "new black" posts are.
There are several tribal governments that label that label themselves Cherokee and I’m not apart of the one that did any of the things you are spouting off. Soooooooo…I don’t get it. If a black person said the exact same thing I did about these men who not only call themselves this label but also appropriate Native American cultures, you’d be fine with it?