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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cross-posted from The Blog and the Bullet.

Restructure blogs:

White liberals* in North America often say things like, “White people have no culture.” For the overwhelming majority of white liberals, to be white is to be boring. Some white people even claim that they are “jealous” of people who are not white, as if non-white people have “culture” that white people do not, due to the sole fact they have a higher concentration of melanin in their skin, eyes, or hair.

Of course, the very definition of culture necessitates that white people have a culture.

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5 Comments
  1. Joesphelius Springtopolous permalink
    Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:46 am

    You are smart AND hot. My god sir. Truly breathtaking.

  2. Sunday, November 23, 2008 10:49 am

    Thanks Jack, I read that post and it was very fascinating. I have encountered similar situations in which white individuals have felt, in a sense, left out. Left out from the “otherness.” There is a certain exoticism attributed to culture by whites, which makes it difficult for them to see their own culture.

    I find that funny because within your own culture, everything you do is not cultural, it is normal. Like how whites view New Year’s as a very normal, universal thing (as Restructure said in the blog). People in other cultures view their own “practices” as normal events, and not “practices.”

    Culture itself is such an anthropological/scientific way of viewing lifestyles. Thanks for sharing, it was a fascinating topic to read.

  3. Sunday, November 23, 2008 12:36 pm

    Thanks Sara; I’m glad I came upon it. It said things that I felt and did it in a way much better than I could.

    And in case anyone is wondering, the first commenter is my good friend. Crazy guy.

  4. Rorik Strindberg permalink
    Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:46 am

    If having a White Culture makes me anyway more connected to the Joesphelius Sprintopolous then the simple fact that we are both humans, I am utterly against White Culture.

  5. Thursday, November 27, 2008 1:39 pm

    Rorik: Yes, perhaps many things should give us pause if it connects us with Joesephelius Springtopolous.

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