being white IS the privelage in this case. white people, even of the same class, are more likely to get the job than a PoC. its not about class privelage, that’s something else. I get where ur comin from tho i got u there are stereotypes feuling it 2
im kinda confused by ur argument :(
it seems like you’re saying that since its easier to be a white person in this day and age, its okay to make racist jokes against them but not PoC.
Calling white people privileged is a racial stereotype. All steretoypes derive from some truth, but that doesn’t make them okay.
I feel like by bringing up the job thing, you’re talking about a completely separate topic. but if you do think its related, then i still think its wrong because even if you are better off living in our world as a white person you’re still saying that because of that, white girl jokes are okay to make versus jokes about other races. thats the problem here we’re still targeting a race.
Sorry to butt in if this is more of a private conversation between friends, but I think I might be able to help clarify?
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Haha I talked to a school board member and he lied to me, to my face, on stuff about the budget cuts and IB.
What did you ask?
FUCK THE SYSTEM.
Um? Seriously? While I understand and agree with the spirit of this quotation (that the education system does not at all represent the wide spectrum of intelligence), I really, really don’t appreciate the implication that the two degrees for which I worked extremely hard only prove that I can “jump through hoops” and have made me “submissive to authority.” What? My five years of effort, thought, creativity, and growth are just “meaningless” “letters on a piece of paper.” Okay. Thanks. :/ I’m just good at following instructions and incapable of independent thought. I think denigrating academic achievement is just as misguided as assuming someone that didn’t go to college isn’t as smart as someone who did.(via canistakahari)
The pre-movie advertising gave the impression that she was going to have a far greater role than she actually did, and I suspect that this oversaturation of Cobie Smulders/Maria Hill publicity was because they were very aware that out of an ensemble cast of around 15 characters, only three are women, and only one of those women is in a starring role.
While The Avengers wasn’t explicitly sexist, it did follow the Hollywood habit of setting all action/adventure stories in some parallel universe where women only make up about 25% of the population. This isn’t a criticism of Hill’s characterisation, which was more or less what you’d expect from a businesslike second-in-command/expository dialogue character.
The cast is already so big that there’s no time to expand every character, but the fact that Cobie Smulders was featured so prominently at the Avengers premieres and press events does rather highlight the fact that the first-tier cast consists of seven men plus Scarlett Johansson."