Anonymous said: Yo, is it racist if a girl says that the reason she doesn't want to date/hook up with a non-white guy is because she only gets with white guys? Part of me thinks yes, as any other number of reasons could have be used to let him down, but part of me thinks no because it is personal preference. Also,how am I supposed to respond to that (as said non-white guy)?
Listen, people, I know that we are just, as a nation, stupid as all fuck, but have we truly gotten to the point where we believe that “personal preference” is somehow mutually exclusive with “racist”? OF COURSE IT’S FUCKING RACIST JESUS FUCKING SHIT WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU THAT YOU COULD POSSIBLY FEEL THAT’S SOMEHOW EXCULPATORY?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!
"This sort of thing threw a lot of people in positions of power into a kind of moral panic. There were think-tanks set up to examine what to do—basically, how to maintain social control—in a society where more and more traditional forms of labor would soon be obsolete. A lot of the complaints you see in Alvin Toffler and similar figures in the early ‘70s—that rapid technological advance was throwing the social order into chaos—had to do with those anxieties: too much leisure had created the counter-culture and youth movements, what was going to happen when things got even more relaxed? It’s probably no coincidence that it was around that time that things began to turn around, both in the direction of technological research, away from automation and into information, medical, and military technologies (basically, technologies of social control), and also in the direction of market reforms that would send us back towards less secure employment, longer hours, greater work discipline."
— David Graeber (via azspot)