maybe a split under stress decision, but I feel not.
I’m giving up my street racing. If you know me, you know why. If you don’t you probably wouldn’t care anyway..
either way, take care and stay safe out there.. but to be honest, I’m going to honor Paul in the way I see fit, by stopping it. He did love his speed, but, in all reality, he loved his life more and I’m going to honor him in respecting mine.
I’ve raced for years so I know it’s not a pussy way out, if anything, it’s the strong way out. I’m getting out alive before I end up dead. And I know, I know Paul would strongly agree. It’s not that he’s “against racing”, he just would say “you know when to quit, quit before you can’t”
I know Paul wasn’t racing when this happened, he wasn’t even driving, that’s not the point. Every single time now I get behind the wheel, I think of what he went through, what I could go through and he would kick my ass if it did happen to me. It’s not that fear of the drive feeling, but more so as “what the fuck” where did he go?! we drove together, we laughed he was just there. now he’s not.
anyway, I’m going to concentrate more on my career and my pro def driving. hopefully my anger won’t get my back into this racing shit.
Paul..It was fun bro, save me a seat.
I know you want to send me your condolences for my friend Paul, but please don’t. I’m trying to not think about it. I know that’s not healthily, but in all reality, I cannot deal with it. Of course I’m in shock and he will be missed
thats all i want to say right now
ill be away for awhile right now i just want to drop off the earth
Do we all face stereotypes, of course. The question is, do all stereotypes carry the same weight ?
What if the last one said ‘white people are… rich bigots’?
Still not the same weight, right?
i hardly see wealth and bigotry as stereotypes being used to dehumanize, murder and disenfranchise people. still not the same weight.
How about “white people are racist, evil brats?”
Maybe you can “weigh” stereotypes, but you can’t weigh the issues a person can get from them. I’m not saying in any way that the stereotypes that PoC face are not heavy (I am one after all), but using it to put down another race is hypocritical and downright immature. Problems and emotions cannot be measured by others, for they are unique for each person, and just because you’re the same race as a “criminal”, an “illegal immigrant”, or a “bad dancer” doesn’t mean you’re facing the same problem they are.
This kind of rationalizing is quite frankly getting on my nerves. Have a grudge on a white person? Deal with the PERSON, not the RACE. In fact, deal with the PROBLEM, the fact that we bunch people into the same group merely because of the color of their skin. Tired of “white people” calling you a criminal and a loud mess because you’re black? Don’t do the same with them.
Stop comparing races, problems, and emotions. We are all humans, and that should be reason enough to stop this kind of thinking.
This line of thinking has always bothered me, mostly because it’s just incorrect. It’s American-centricism at its finest. Even in America, where whites are the majority and generally considered to be the privileged group, they still have nasty stereotypes attached to them, because that’s what races do to one another. We are all very good at tearing each other down, but not so good at building each other up.
"All whites are violent racists." "All whites are evil." "All whites are spoiled brats." "All whites are the same and have no culture." "Whites are responsible for every major tragedy in history." "Whites never experience any hardship." "All whites are serial killers and murderers."
I’ve even seen some people claim that all white males are homophobes or pedophiles simply by virtue of being white and male. Not black and male. Not Latino and male. Just white and male.
On the flip-side of this, PoC also have negative stereotypes attributed to them that are equally as harmless as, “White people are bad dancers.” There are stereotypes about black people liking certain foods, or Latinos being really loud. Are they wrong and offensive? Fuck yeah, they’re wrong and offensive! Are they as damaging as, “Black people are criminals” or, “Latinos are illegal immigrants?” No, they aren’t. They’re on par with, “White people are bad dancers.” They pale in comparison to the more serious and offensive stereotypes.
This post fails in so many ways, I’m almost embarrassed to share a website with it. 1) American-centricism and plain old incorrectness; 2) implying that PoC cannot apply these stereotypes to other PoC and further supporting the “us vs. them” mentality that already runs rampant on tumblr; 3) taking stereotypes from only a single perspective, namely, stereotypes racist whites often attribute to PoC.
Why don’t you make a set about the stereotypes racist PoC attribute to whites? Don’t give me any of that, “White people are bad dancers” nonsense, either, because, while it is a real stereotype, it is not the worst stereotype that is attributed to white people. It is by far the least offensive stereotype attributed to white people.
This post is garbage, but tumblr loves it. Tumblr seems to have a very strict diet of bullshit and horse manure. Seriously, you’re comparing the least offensive to the most offensive here, and you call this accurate? I appreciate what you’re trying to do with this, because calling attention to harmful stereotypes is important. You’re doing it in a way that ignores harmful stereotypes attributed to white people, though, and that’s disingenuous. If you wanted to focus solely on stereotypes attributed to PoC, you could have done it in a way that doesn’t downplay harmful stereotypes experienced by other groups, especially since whites aren’t a single homogeneous mass. They have different cultures and nationalities. They’re from different countries, and they’ve experienced different hardships for different reasons. Not every white person is American, and not every white person has to deal with the same stereotypes. It’s the same for PoC. No matter our skin color, we are all different, and not all of us are American. Every country is different with different stereotypes and different majorities.
AMERICA IS NOT THE ENTIRE WORLD. THIS POST IS INACCURATE AS FUCK IN EVERY SINGLE POSSIBLE WAY.
"All Jewish people are greedy." "All Germans are Nazis." "All Frenchmen are cowards." "All Irish/Scottish people are violent drunks."
I have more. I could go on. The point is, these groups are comprised largely of what tumblr would define as “white people,” and they all experience harmful, offensive stereotypes, often attributed to them by people of all races and nationalities.
You are invalidating these peoples’ struggles. You are ignoring these peoples’ struggles. You don’t have to pay attention to them. Nobody is demanding that you fight for them, or that you give their stereotypes equal attention. Fight for what you want to fight for.
But don’t throw other groups under the bus to further your cause, because that’s when you’ve crossed the fucking line.
I agree. Stereotypes all the way are fucked. I understand blacks have had a violent history. However, it’s wrong to just sit there and judge and act as though no other race struggles than just blacks and Hispanics. Matter of fact, it makes you guys look worse and further invalidates the problems you carry over to this day, rooted back in history.
I am SO done with this site. Fuck, I’m done with the Internet.
Some character deaths matter and they hurt and you cry but they make sense
But there are some character deaths where YOU’RE JUST ANGRY LIKE WAS THAT ACTUALLY NECESSARY WHY DID YOU DO THAT YOU COULD’VE GONE SOMEWHERE WITH THAT ANYWHERE ELSE BUT KILLING THEM
yeah how I felt when they killed off Brian from Family Guy. I mean fucking seriously !?!?!!!!
Jennifer Lawrence: Catching Fire Promo
Huskies make the best faces
Who is this?
I once dated a guy that his only job was to make the doughnuts at krispy kreme… He would bring me free doughnuts every day :) but I could not eat a single one. I have Celiac Disease. …so I’d freeze them and give them out for free :)
Who needs more stuff? Our Black Friday is waaaay more fun.
should i do my chemistry homework or should i kill myself
do your chemistry, you’re going to need it in the future. if you’re dead, you have no future. ..but then again, if you always do your homework, you’ll have no life.