Friday, March 04, 2011

Hey Melissa McKewan

stereotyping and entire group of people with less priveldge than you,
a middle class, well educated person, as too stupid to know what's
good for them is.....dumdumdum OPPRESSION.
If I, as a poor white woman were to say that middle class blacks
aren't oppressed becuase, hello they're middle class, i would deserve
a fat clue stick to the head for missing the obvious. if you, as a
middle class white woman, say that poor whites aren't oppressed
because hello, they're white, then you might want to examine the
privilege that blinds you to poverty. allies don't treat you as too
dumb to know what's good for you. (the post i am refering to is
today's worst thing you'll read at Shakesville, but since i'm a poor
white i can't afford internet access to include the link).

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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