posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 12:44 AM
a reply to: IvyNeptune
I'm so tired of privileged people barking about the privilege of others, or using their minority status as a free pass to be just as bigoted and
generalizing as what they claim to be fighting against.
Ironically I was just reading about a Canadian Buzzfeed author tweeting that Buzzfeed is hiring and would 'particularly like to hear from you if you
are not white and not male'. I then tried to find some bio information (which is pretty scanty), but gather from other of her articles that her
parents had a typical rags-to-riches story and by the time she was in her teens her dad had a Mercedes - which was rare in those days. My bet is she
didn't get through university working at a bar until 5am or doing shifts at McDonalds. Basically she's being a #ing troll and then complaining when
people get angry. And no, having a couple of brown or black female journalists in Canada (and there are PLENTY already) isn't going to fix all of
history or any of the other idiotic ramblings I've seen her post. The problem isn't because whites have some advantage, but that the senior management
still happen to be white (which was a larger proportion of the population in the past than now and all immigrants have had to work up from the bottom,
which took much longer in the past than now), and the few plum jobs available go to the offspring of their own neighbours, family friends, siblings,
and so on. There is a nepotism problem and hiring a few brown or black people (who'll then in turn hire THEIR friends, etc since that is how it works)
does fix that to an extent, but it's still limited. There just aren't enough jobs period for the people who want to get into them and unless you have
an 'in' it's hard for everyone no matter how talented they may be.
One of her tweets literally says: IF YOU’RE A WHITE MAN UPSET THAT WE ARE LOOKING MOSTLY FOR NON-WHITE NON-MEN. I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU GO WRITE
FOR MACLEAN'S. She also posted a picture that said 'you owe these pale demons nothing'. Okay, I'm married to a non-white person, a good half of my
friends aren't white and what this ragey woman is posting is #ing divisive bull#. Society can't be that racist if her family could start from scratch
here and make it into the ranks of the upper-middle class in one lifetime. People probably aren't so upset by some of the points she's trying to make,
but the asshole way she's putting it across. She's a writer - so she knows exactly what she's doing here, being deliberately combative and then crying
victim when the mud she slings gets tossed back on her (similar to a lot of SJWs these days).
Yes, we need more diverse perspectives and stories - including people whose parents didn't instill a major Princess attitude into their kids. Funny
enough, in another article she admits to being a bitch to other women and let's face it, how people conduct themselves says a lot more about what they
really believe than anything they say:
when I moved away from my hometown at 17, I made friends with a gaggle of boys and it stayed that way. ...
Worse, sometimes I catch myself being unfair or cruel to the women trying to start friendships with me. I’ve become the most nefarious stereotype of
a female friend, the one who gets competitive, jealous and mean for no reason.
And then when people get angry it is because THEY are bigots? Ya don't fight monsters by becoming one, Lady. So yes, I agree, Buzzfeed sucks if these
are the "diverse" views getting out there.
edit on 22-2-2016 by Jessica6 because: grammar