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Jai Rani Alisha: The Glorification of White Crime

theroguefeminist:

daughterofmulan:

Take a facet of crime, and then look at television shows/movies that feature those criminals as protagonists.

White mobs.

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White pirates.

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White serial killers.

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White political corruption

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White drug dealers

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I mostly want to talk about this as a TV phenomenon, but pick a crime, any crime, and Western media has probably made a movie/TV series/play/etc. with a white person that romanticizes the criminal activity. No matter what, a white person can do whatever terrible crimes and still have a TV/movie fanbase that loves them.

When you see black or brown people committing crimes on screen, you are to see them thugs and criminal masterminds and people to be beat down.

When you see white people committing crimes on screen, you see a three-dimensional portrait of why someone might commit that crime, how criminals are people too, and how you should even love them for the crimes that they commit because they’re just providing for their families or they’ve wronged or they’re just people and not perfect. This is particularly a luxury given to white male characters, since there few white female criminals as protagonists.

If and of the above shows were about black or brown folks, there would be a backlash of (white) people claiming that TV and movies are romanticizing criminals and are treating them too much like heroes and that it will affect viewers and encourage violence and “thuggish” behavior. And yet fictional white criminals get to have a deep fanbase who loves these white criminals, receive accolades and awards, get called amazing television that portray the complexities of human nature. Viewers of these characters see past the atrocious crimes and into their humanity, a luxury that white characters always have while characters of color rarely do. The closest that mainstream TV has come to showing black criminals as main characters is probably The Wire, and even then, the criminals share equal screen time and equal status as main characters as the police trying to stop them.

The idea that crime can be so heavily romanticized and glorified to such a degree is undoubtedly a privilege given to white characters. The next time you hear someone talk about Dexter Morgan or Walter White in a positive way, it may be an opportunity to rethink how white people can always able to be seen as people no matter what they do, while everyone else can be boiled down to nothing but a criminal.

I always felt extremely uncomfortable with this trope because, not only is it racist, but it tends to feed into the already too common propensity society has to humanize, romanticize and exonerate irrevocably terrible white men. Like if you’re a white man and you commit awful crimes, you will likely go down in history as a legendary celebrity and historical figure

36,778 notes - 19 September, 2014

gonzozeppeli:

Just like grammar used to make
hadeiadel:

First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.
sheenvelopesthenight:

minusthelove:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

HAAAAAAAAA
shanellbklyn:

dynastylnoire:

dorkygoodness:

that-one-conceited-weird-genius:

byrongraffiti:

This is the biggest set up I’ve ever seen…nope not gon catch my black ass with this. Nope.

Hell nah son, niggas will lose they muhfuckin life over this nonsense

White people create things like this because they know they can get away with it.

^^^^^
File under things not for black people

As soon as I saw it I was like naw this is a set up sad that that’s the first thing that comes to mind smdh but that’s the truth about the world we are living in

Anonymous said: Shouldn't a better way to say "white people" be "american white people" because as an european I am white and yet have my own culture and tradition so we are not like those white trash you got in the us

scrapes:

foie:

whitegirlsaintshit:

plikepterodactyl:

whitegirlsaintshit:

hahaha okay 

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you’re right. the white trash is only in the US. gotcha.

Cause Germany is all of Europe and nazis are only in Europe right gotcha

those countries above, in order, are:

Sweden

Germany

Finland

Greece

Ireland

France

Ukraine

Thanks for contributing! Maybe next time you won’t do it with your head 1000 leagues deep in your asshole.

I am so proud of you rn

Europe is the ORIGIN of white bullshit how can you even make this argument

31,314 notes - 19 September, 2014

Anonymous said: i hate dumb niggers like you. you probably can't even a fucking book

tarynel:

shwagerr:

Can’t even a fucking book

Lmfao

5,798 notes - 19 September, 2014