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The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.

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Now that I finally have my room all nice, I’ve decided to move out. The place I’m moving to is a tiny studio-ish apartment in a big old house walking distance from my work, because I hate commuting (40+ minutes each way) and I’m sick of living with strangers.

The apartment is basically a bedroom, half-kitchen (sink, electric hot plates but no oven, room for a fridge), and a tiny sun room that I can set up as a walk-in closet-cum-studio space for making my bad arts. Shared bathroom, shared laundry. So it’s small, but bigger than my current room, which is basically where I spend all my time anyway, and I won’t have to deal with housemates judging me for using “shared spaces” AKA no man’s land (“Why are you sitting in the living room?” “Because I’m playing video games?” “…Okay then.”). 

Best part is, it’s pet friendly. I think I want to adopt a cat. Maybe an older cat that would usually be overlooked in favour of kittens? I’ll just have to stock up on antihistamine tablets but it would be worth it. Animal friends > every thing else. 

In Melbourne on a business trip, AKA sitting at Swinburne university in Hawthorn freezing my ass off next to an empty merch table. We got here at 8 and ran out of goodie bags about 20 minutes later. It’s going to be a long day.

I inspected a studio apartment near my work today. This is scrawled on the wall of the external laundry… I should definitely move in there y/y? 
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I inspected a studio apartment near my work today. This is scrawled on the wall of the external laundry… I should definitely move in there y/y? 

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