there’s no racism in Europe
Oh lookit that… International anti-blackness…
But Europe ain’t got no racism tho….
Where the fuck do you see people denying the existence of racism in Europe ? I need some proof.
i’ve met a girl from paris in nyc and she told me that there’s no racism in europe. i’m like “…whaaat?” she thinks there’s no racism in nyc either. she really believes that racism starts and stops at the border of the southern united states. i’ve met people from amsterdam that think that too. i’ve only heard white europeans say this. every black european i’ve met has told they’ve experienced more racism in europe than in the u.s, especially in england and france.
that bubble of ignorance white europeans have created for themselves is remarkable.
Now that I think of it, I saw a video where a Black American asked a few people around Paris what did they think of racism and some white girl said there was no racism anymore in France. So yeah I was tripping, my bad
you weren’t trippin at all. lol i feel the exact same way when people say racism doesn’t exist outside of the south. there are people in the u.s. that think racism doesn’t exist in europe in the exact same way there are people in europe that thinks racism doesn’t stops at the nyc border.
i feel like if the french girl i met wasn’t rich and white, her input would’ve been completely different. as soon as i brought up that thing when the french government tried to ban hijabs and niqabs (??), she started thinking about it differently. she really thought racism is solely against black people too.
This is the problem we have as a colorblind society. We can’t talk about races without some dude telling you “I don’t see race, we’re all the same and if you stop talking about it there would not be racism anymore”. Rich white people don’t even acknowledge the negative effects of colonialism and still think France should recolonize African countries that didn’t develop (actual conversation I had two years ago).
The other type of racism (something I hear really often) is: “They do that and they wonder why we’re racists against Blacks and Arabs”, which I call “the right reason to be racist”. According to them, there was a time when there was no racism anymore (???) and then when “we” started “rioting” and “burning cars” suddenly they couldn’t stand it and they became racist for the right reasons.
And don’t tell me about the government and the hijabs and niqabs (they didnt only try, they succesfully passed the law)
THEY WANT RECOLONIZATION? THAT’S OUTRAGEOUS. how the hell do they not see that colonization the first time around fucked up africa???
it’s amazing that the only reason why they’re “colorblind” is because the issues that affect poc don’t affect them. that’s it. that’s the only reason and nothing more. it amazes me that they use that word as an excuse for their closed-mindedness (is this a real word? i’m currently unsure).
they passed that??? how is that playing out? i haven’t heard anything about it since it was still an idea.