pet peeves: “white culture is boring”
my pet peeve of the moment has to be when white people whinge about white culture being boring.
as mycultureisnotatrend says,
if your culture is so well represented that you can become bored of it, you need to think twice about what it is you’re doing when you “borrow” from other cultures and people you have the position to deem “exotic.”
i’m not really sure what people refer to when they say ‘white culture is boring’ but whether it’s western european culture or anglo-australian culture or something else, it’s a lot of things but not boring.
despite like zero representation of people of colour in the works of many of my favourite white writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers, i still find much to love. whether it’s sappho on desire or hopkins on god, cummings on spring or wyatt on giving up, or even morrissey on despair despite him saying ‘you can’t help but feel that the Chinese are a sub-species’, i find something that resonates with me.
so if you’re white and you can’t even find that, then i have to think you seriously lack imagination or appreciation, or you’re just being disingenuous, saying that white culture is boring as if that compensates for white culture being racist.
racism is not boring & being bored by racism is white privilege.