Living with an 18 year old who tries to encourage other housemates to gang upon me feels like high school all over again.
Seriously… this really just happened. I’ve never been so happy about someone moving out before.
It’s been exactly a year since my cat died. :(
Since when did white people become the spokespeople for identity politics? Apparently I’m not allowed to be angry at cultural appropriation because it’s a ‘non-issue’/in no way linked to ‘real’ institutionalised racism and POCs can’t ‘own a culture’ (yet, ‘acting’ black/white/asian/whatever is totally a thing people in those ethnic groups do - do people not know how to differentiate between cultural history and oversimplified racial stereotypes?!)? Also, apparently relating these opinions to my own experiences with racism are invalid and ‘dumb’ because I don’t look like an ethnic minority?!
I’m pretty sure the entire fucking argument I just had tonight, i.e. where a bunch of white people with no credentials felt that it was their position to define racism to a person who clearly has a DIRECT UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT RACISM ACTUALLY IS is pretty symptomatic of white privilege in itself (and thus, validating where I stand on the issue). But what would I know right, clearly I’m too fixated on getting my panties in a twist over Miley Cyrus wanting her music to have a ‘black’ sound to recognise the real issues here.
Fucking whitesplainers. Fuck anyone who believes that mocking marginalised cultures and supporting barriers that exclude racial minorities from participating in society are mutually exclusive things.
I have work in less than nine hours and I just discovered that no buses go past Majura Park on weekends, let alone on Sunday mornings. Ugh.
Oh god, my housemate’s been using the shower for almost an hour now. I was kind of planning on being at uni by ten, but it’s starting to look more like midday now. Jesus Christ.
I have a job interview in eleven hours and a party to organise tomorrow night, and all I can do is stay up late stressing over my thesis. There are two and a half months left and all I’ve written so far is a 1,500 word literature review. Fuck I’m screwed.