reasons I can make fun of white people:
- I am white people
- Racism against white people isn't a thing
- You literally don't need a reason
- Anyone can make fun of white people at any time for any reason

@jacethechicken [the "you can alway use an italian accent" meme but it's "you can always make fun of white people"]

@jacethechicken I can't see what you're replying to because I defederated with that instance

@JohnBrownJr @jacethechicken
White people are valid targets for racial humor because of the the "punch up, not down" rule.
It's still not ok to use someone's privilege as an excuse to judge them as an individual based on their race. it's genuinely hurtful to be told "you're probably white enough to shoot up a school." i don't like being seen as someone who might shoot up a school just because of my skin tone. it's not cool. please don't do it.

@jacethechicken "You can't be racist against white people."
Me, a white person: "Challenge accepted!"

@jacethechicken @jacethechicken I try not to do that honestly, because I don't want to like, distance myself from my level of white privilege, y'know? It feels like evading responsibility or something.


I take issue with "for any reason"

like, if you make fun of white people for being black... that's not a good reason

@jacethechicken thank you for this post, I’ll show it before I make fun of a white person

@jacethechicken white people are irredeemably bad and there is no recourse

@jacethechicken When I was younger, I lived in a place in the USA where white people were actually the minority.

I was beaten up for being white several times. I had black people point guns at me for being white. (This even included a group of black cops.)

This was all due to being white and in the wrong place at the wrong time.

There's definitely such a thing as racism toward white people. I have some literal scars to prove it. 😟

@jacethechicken That all said:

I'm happy when teams are truly diverse in workplaces, organizations and governments. We need fewer dirty old rich white men in power everywhere.

But racism against any people group is possible, including white people.

(Racism against white people doesn't usually happen as much or is usually as severe... But I was one of the rare cases where I was beaten up and nearly killed several times simply for my lighter skin color.)

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