lurker wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:29 pm
Z6IIAB wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:45 pm
Russly wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:35 am
Yeah it's a bit tough to explain the obviousness factor in "white guilt rays" from today's strip for example. Like that Woke TV would even allow that kind of absurdity maybe isn't even on Amber's radar. She's still there too though....
I guess it means racists are unaffected by white guilt since they don't even think racism is wrong in the first place.
I think the comic is also outlining how "white guilt" is considered by Woke TV as a weapon to attack white people. From the liberals' point of view, every white person should feel white guilt, but from the conservatives' point of view, white guilt is an invention to brainwash people into compliance.
Absolutely. I'd like to add that, from what I've read about racism, feeling guilty is just a stepping stone to actually feeling empathetic towars people of color (either sad for them or angry on their behalf) and eventually starting to act towards dismantling white supremacy. But I guess some white people, mostly liberals, get stuck in the "feeling guilty" phase because they don't think white people can or should do anything to end racism... or they don't really want to face the fact that they're still racist despite being aware of it. Either way, they are being individualistic and just wanna get their asses out of the game, be like "oh i feel so guilty, is that proof enough i'm not one of the bad whites???". They just wanna stop feeling "so bad" about something they didn't *personally* invented. Like, white people, as individuals who are alive today obviously didn't invent racism, lol. But as a historical class, yeah, we created that mess and we should be held accountable, our ancestors aren't here anymore to respond for their crimes! Of course we are responsible for undoing it, of course we can and should do something to end it. It's white people's historical and cultural heritage, and it's horrible, we gotta end it. Even if racism doesn't affects us, obviously, it DOES get us privileges at the expense of POC's human rights and that is obviously unfair and absurd, of course we must and should do something about it. If you don't, you are part of the problem, and just feeling guilty ain't helpful either. White guilt might be a start to get white people to fight for equal rights, but on its on it's just a tool for the oppressor to feel sad about themselves, feel like they are the ones being victimized and do nothing to undo the hierarchy that put them on top of others at the expense of their rights.
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