sarah • 25 • usa

i adore quotes.


"I went to a prestigious small liberal arts college in Maine. And like many other people of color who have gone to prestigious institutions of higher learning, I had a lot of white liberal friends. And I am sick of some of these white liberal friends telling me how guilty they feel all the time. How guilty they are, how their whiteness makes them feel bad.
"You know, I’m not impressed. Because if I had the choice between white guilt and racism, I’d take the white guilt every time! White guilt sounds great! Are you kidding me?
"Imagine this; you’re in a line, you’re about to board an airplane. All of a sudden security shows up. They pull a Sikh man with a beard and a turban off, they search his bags. You’re watching, what do you think to yourself? ‘Oh this is terrible, I feel terrible! This is again racial profiling. That man’s done nothing wrong. How ‘bout they search––they should search me, I’m a white man! I could be the next Timothy McVeigh. They don’t know that! Why don’t they search my bags? ‘Cause I’m white. I feel terrible. I feel so terrible. I mean, I’m still gonna board the plane, but I’m gonna feel bad about it, I’m gonna sit in my chair, I’m gonna feel gross- Oh! I’ll write Rachel Maddow an email, that’s what I’ll do! And I’ll tell Terry Gross, and I’ll read my bell hooks on the plane. Yes, see then, everything will be better. I’ll feel better!’
"…to any white liberals watching, remember this; your white guilt is a part of your white privilege."
— Hari Kondabolu

"I went to a prestigious small liberal arts college in Maine. And like many other people of color who have gone to prestigious institutions of higher learning, I had a lot of white liberal friends. And I am sick of some of these white liberal friends telling me how guilty they feel all the time. How guilty they are, how their whiteness makes them feel bad.

"You know, I’m not impressed. Because if I had the choice between white guilt and racism, I’d take the white guilt every time! White guilt sounds great! Are you kidding me?

"Imagine this; you’re in a line, you’re about to board an airplane. All of a sudden security shows up. They pull a Sikh man with a beard and a turban off, they search his bags. You’re watching, what do you think to yourself? ‘Oh this is terrible, I feel terrible! This is again racial profiling. That man’s done nothing wrong. How ‘bout they search––they should search me, I’m a white man! I could be the next Timothy McVeigh. They don’t know that! Why don’t they search my bags? ‘Cause I’m white. I feel terrible. I feel so terrible. I mean, I’m still gonna board the plane, but I’m gonna feel bad about it, I’m gonna sit in my chair, I’m gonna feel gross- Oh! I’ll write Rachel Maddow an email, that’s what I’ll do! And I’ll tell Terry Gross, and I’ll read my bell hooks on the plane. Yes, see then, everything will be better. I’ll feel better!’

"…to any white liberals watching, remember this; your white guilt is a part of your white privilege."

Hari Kondabolu

Notes
  1. elleisforlovee reblogged this from monochromeonsienna
  2. forbiddenverses reblogged this from monochromeonsienna
  3. emilum reblogged this from nakianyc
  4. ronaldshoub reblogged this from monochromeonsienna
  5. borntodie reblogged this from monochromeonsienna and added:
    This man has been getting me through some darkness
  6. anomicbreakdown reblogged this from sneakybitchknowskarate
  7. hitchhikers-towel reblogged this from sneakybitchknowskarate
  8. blairwald0rk reblogged this from sneakybitchknowskarate
  9. sneakybitchknowskarate reblogged this from monochromeonsienna
  10. andnonefornonsensebye reblogged this from snarkbender
  11. thedykezone reblogged this from monochromeonsienna
  12. stanshall reblogged this from fuckyeahfeminists
  13. thelovelygryffindor reblogged this from monochromeonsienna
  14. pearlwithagirlearring reblogged this from monochromeonsienna
  15. incidentsinoppressedlife reblogged this from oldandimmature
  16. nentuaby reblogged this from womanistgamergirl
  17. kelsiq reblogged this from monochromeonsienna
  18. borolokerbeti reblogged this from mousumishapna
  19. mousumishapna reblogged this from monochromeonsienna
  20. to-them00n-andback reblogged this from queenandcompany
  21. queenandcompany reblogged this from idreamoflondon
  22. idreamoflondon reblogged this from thankgoodnessforme
  23. kellykruz reblogged this from thankgoodnessforme
  24. thankgoodnessforme reblogged this from atane
theme by septim