Reverse racism isn’t a thing, y’all


Opinionated Man:

Apparently white people can’t experience racism… ever. Anyone have an opinion on that? -OM
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Originally posted on Julia Nicole Craven:

I find it highly comical when white people believe they can experience racism. Whenever I bring up the ills that affect people of color — and indite white folks as the perpetrators — some white soul comes out of the woodwork proclaiming that his or her race can also fall victim to racism.IMG_2057

It never fails.

I find this to be frustrating and annoying more than anything else. Black people, as well as people of color in general, have already had to create our own spaces where we can discuss OUR lives, OUR culture and share OUR sentiments about OUR oppressors – now that’s in jeopardy.

It appears as though white people want everything. They want the beauty standards, the economic resources, the sociopolitical power and, now, the other side of oppression.

Can we, non-white people, have anything? We can’t have our fashion statements. We can’t have the benefit of…

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One-Liner Wednesday – Swingin’


Opinionated Man:

I am odd apparently because I found that one liner hilarious! Check it out people and take part if you have the time! -OM
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Originally posted on lindaghill:

On the subject of “Things People with Hearing Children Don’t Have to Think About”:

Never talk to a Deaf child when he’s going really high on a swing – he just might answer you… in Sign Language.

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Anyone who would like to try it out, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here to help your blog get more exposure. As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday, if you see a ping back from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are as follows:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Make it either funny or inspirational.

Have fun!

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Writing for Approval


I could write for approval, but it would not be truth. I could make the angels weep and shower under their tears, but it would not be accomplished through honesty. Humanity judges us for breathing and we in turn wallow under their scrutiny because society tells us other people’s opinions matter. That another person’s view might be better than our own and because of that possibility we should be more silent. They say never pen an offense because you don’t know who you might hurt. They say a lot and they speak for approval. I pity them.

I pity them because they will always be fake. They will never show their true face in fear of showing their true ass. What kind of life is that to live, a life of fearing to offend everyone you meet. Walking on eggshells is a great way to drown out your own voice, I prefer my eggs “once over” with a slice of toast. You may say you “write for yourself,” but if you delete a phrase, a word, or a thought from fear of retribution then you have painted yourself a hypocrite. You might as well write fluff for the teddy bears of the world because you are no longer sharing your honest opinion. You are writing for approval and that to me is truly sad. That to me is the death of personality.

-Opinionated Man

10 Reasons People Hate You


1. You always have a relationship problem. You know who doesn’t have relationship issues? Monks and nuns, their arguments are generally one sided.

2. You one up everyone. No one likes a one upper they are possibly the most annoying creatures on this planet. I especially hate the guy that can’t just say “yep, you are right.” Instead they say “I agree but” or “I agree and.” No BUTS and ANDS asshole! Just agree!

3. You are always showing off something new every day. Life is unfair and I get that. Some people have nicer things and I get that. No one wants to be around someone that is constantly buying new stuff and bragging about it ok? Especially if that “special” individual doesn’t even have a fucking job!!!

4. You think a large vocabulary makes you smart. So you did some studying and you learned a bunch of odd words no one uses. Congrats to you. If I have to physically look up multiple words on my iPhone while we are talking I’ll normally just walk away and find a five year old to talk to. They are generally far more interesting people anyway.

5. You survived something and you think that entitles you to daily praise. We all have struggles. Sure some go through far more than others, but it becomes highly annoying when you use your past tribulations as not only a crunch, but also as your business card. Don’t do that.

6. You have a new “movement” each week. People that find some cause to parade each time something big hits the media are annoying as hell. It is even more amusing when you ask them a year later “so how is saving those seals going?” “Well… I save sharks now.” “Don’t sharks eat seals…”

7. You claim to be a professional photographer because you have a nice camera. I bought a nice hockey stick once and claimed to be a professional hockey player. That lasted one period.

8. You are super hot and claim you can’t find a date. Either some guy or girl did a real number on your self esteem or you are one picky ass person.

9. You are a clown. I just really hate clowns and felt a need to add it.

10. You mow your yard at 7 am on a Saturday! Seriously who does that? That shit is so annoying! And you woke up my kids which means I now have to get up. Thanks a lot asshole.

-OM