Because it’s not like there’s a long history of accusing Jews of being evil and behind everything that someone dislikes. It’s not like there was a massively distributed, half-plagiarized anti-Semitic text promoting just that. Oh wait.
This happened recently on a social justice blog I used to follow (unfollowed because of the rude attitude of some of the moderators).
Somebody asked a serious question about cultural appropriation in hopes of understanding it better and a few of the moderators started cursing them out and yelling at them for being uniformed on the subject. I’m sorry, but I was of the belief that the point of social justice blogs were to educate people, not yell at them. I understand it’s sometimes hard to not to get angry with someone who is ignorant to a subject that you’re particularly sensitive to, but by being rude to people who are genuinely trying to better themselves is not the way to go.
I don’t know if people have already done this, and its a pretty petty complaint, but it just irks me when I type how I talk and I’m called out because a group of people use a similar way of talkin, and I’m therefore copying or *gasp* culturally appropriating them.
Response to this post.
Don’t do that, sally.
(that is some awful compression wow)
In high school a girl told me that it was offensive that I spoke Spanish with an accent. I stopped speaking it around her out of shame and embarrassment, she told me I was a racist. When I was in junior high I learned Castilian from my teacher who was a Spaniard. I picked up her accent, but I didn’t know that, because my Puerto Rican godfather never bothered to point it out in all the years we spoke Spanish to each other.
In the spirit of the upcoming holiday! Social Justice Werewolf!
Seemingly a friendly and helpful activist, this Social Justice Monster transforms under the dimmest light of privilege and attacks without warning leaving only carnage and hate mail behind.
Apologies in advance to any offended Otherkin. And to the SJ admin for not using the templates.