Anonymous said: Since my ancestors came here in the early 1900's, were northerners and actually helped black people while they themselves were being discriminated against because they were Italian and a few shades darker than the Irish/English. I don't think I should have to pay reparations and I don't owe anyone and apology for slavery.
Look, you dumb asshole, I know you’re stupid as fuck, but, as a white person, you benefit from the racism that’s going on TODAY. Literally no one is asking you to pay reparations, despite the fact that you owe your way of life to slavery and continue to enjoy its fruits right fucking now, so count your blessings, you racist fuck.
"There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors"
Adrienne Rich (via ninjaruski)
This is so real.
so where I work, you have to take a number and wait for it to be called, but you don’t line up, you just hang out til the number is up. some folks find this confusing, especially the part where their wait is not a set amount of time, so sometimes I want to clarify that it works like a line system without the physical line.
since I’m pretty sure most customers didn’t grow up around here, and I have to repeat and clarify a lot of things during the course of a transaction, I make myself say “you’re in a line” instead of saying “on a line”, as my people tend to.
I’ve heard complaints about this particular quirk of nyc vernacular, usually a complaint that it’s confusing (only in the last few decades though) or that it’s illogical, there is no line you’re standing on, you are creating the line referred to with your body.
but what about this case where there isn’t a line being physically formed? there is still a line. is it now illogical to use either on -or- in line?
ps. if you take issue with “on line” and say “shut the light” or “on accident” you can gtfo.