Rosanna Arquette has locked her Twitter account after a tweet she posted on Wednesday prompted “threatening and cruel” backlash.
The actress, known for starring in films like Desperately Seeking Susan and Pulp Fiction, as well as her recent work as a #MeToo activist, caused a stir when she tweeted that she felt “so much shame” and disgust at being born white and privileged.
I've been considering this "white privilege" thing for some time and I think it's about time for a counter- movement.
This pure genius solution actually came literally as the adage goes, out of the mouth of babes". I always remembered it because it falls into the category of the adorable things children say -- yet rings with truth.
One spring when my daughter was around three, I was filling out a form for her (I believe it was for her first ballet class if memory serves). She was an early reader and objected when I checked "white" for race. I was a bit puzzled and asked her what was bothering her.
She walked over to the printer tray, pulled out a piece of computer paper and held it next to her forearm. "Does that look like the same color to you?", she asked triumphantly. I had to concede it did not.
I said, "Well, then -- what do you want me to put." She gave a very loud "tsk" and retorted,"Well, isn't it obvious?" The next thing I knew she'd run into the kitchen and returned with a peach. "See -- I am peach!"
I had to admit that "peach" (or the English version of "peaches and cream") is far more accurate than white.
So personally, I have identified as "peach" since approximately 1989,the concept of white privilege does not apply to me at all.
I believe everyone should look at a piece of typing paper and decide if the color "white" truly represents them -- if not #IDENTIFY AS "PEACH".
It will drive the liberals crazy.
Can they call us "Peach Supremacists"? Will they try to accuse us of "Peach Privilege"? Will they try to call us "Peach Racists"?
If they try any of the above they will look absurd.
We, on the other hand, are just reinventing ourselves in a manner which is closer to our true "color"
Is this a peachy keen stategy or what?
LOL! It would be hilarious watching them trying to cope with the rise of the "Peaches"!
--Debutante #IDENTIFY AS "Peach"
Last Edit: Aug 8, 2019 23:56:17 GMT -5 by debutante