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This blogger from Ada is tired of pale white girl discrimination…

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Last week, an Ogle Mole sent me a link to an obscure local social blog from Ada. It’s called “Keeping Up with the Nuefelds,” and its semi-anonymous author, who we’ll call Discriminated White Girl, is one of the country’s leading caucasian women’s rights advocates.

If you need a little proof, check out this stirring blog post titled “Rantings of a White Girl,” where Discriminated White Girl explains what it’s like to never be asked to move to the back of the bus.

The purpose of me writing this is not to offend anyone this is just my thought for the day so I really hope that you don’t get offended and that you just read what I have to say and think about it.

I’m at a diversity training for my work and a lot of the people in my class make it sound like being white is one of the best things that you can be in America & that white people are NEVER discriminated against. I have a few thoughts on that….

First off, being white isn’t as cool as people make it sound. As a white female from Oklahoma, summer is actually one of my least favorite seasons because I’m white. Whenever I say that I’m white I mean that I’m white like as in ghostly white. Almost every day I get made fun of about how white I am & people even say things like “if you were tanner you would be prettier” or “if you would tan your white legs would be so distracting”.

Yes, being white is not nearly as cool as country music makes it sound. All the white stereotypes you hear about – Whole Foods, NASCAR, higher wages – are totally overrated.

Let’s continue:

They say lots of hurtful things to me on a daily basis just because of my skin color. I mean, I’m not as pretty because I’m white?! I can’t change the color of my skin & it hurts me that people don’t accept me the way I am. people tell me that if I went tanning in tanning beds or get spray tans that I would look better and be prettier, this really hurts my feelings especially because I don’t want to have to lay in a tanning bed with the possibility of getting cancer or breathing in harmful chemicals that spray tans have in them. Some people may think my feelings are stupid but they haven’t walked in my shoes!

Don’t tan, Discriminated White Girl! That’s the opposite of what Michael Jackson did, and look how he turned out. Also, you may want to start looking for new friends. Preferably ones that don’t pick on your insecurities like you’re a chubby kid at recess. Otherwise, you may need to grow some thicker, whiter skin.

As a white person I don’t even really fit in with other white people because in Oklahoma most people have Native American heritage which gives them a little color.

I also live in Ada, Oklahoma which is the Chickasaw nation headquarters! I’ve been passed over for several jobs with people who have only a high school diploma whenever I have a masters degree just because I don’t have Native American blood. don’t get me wrong, they can hire whoever they want and they have every right to do so but it does kind of suck to be a white person in this area because I do not get the jobs, benefits or job opportunities that Native Americans do.

Poor little Discriminated White Girl. Not only can she not get jobs because of her skin color, but she can’t “fit in” with anyone because she’s not Native American. Isn’t that just awful? It’s so sad that we live in a country where you’re expected to “fit in” with people who don’t have the same ancestral background. What are we turning into? A diverse, functional society?

Also, where exactly did Discriminated White Girl get her Master’s Degree, because I totally want to go there. As you know, I also struggle with punctuation, capitalization and general sentence structure, and could really use an advanced degree that’s easy to get. Perhaps something in business, that way, I can use my whiteness to my advantage.

I just think that people shouldn’t focus so much on what their race goes through and be more open to see that other races go through things as well. Don’t get me wrong, I know that other races have been through and still go through way worse things than I do every single day but at the same time people do need to realize that just because I’m a white person doesn’t mean that I have all the opportunities that they do and that I have a perfect life because I don’t.

I agree. Minorities need to be more aware of the struggles that white girls face in southern Oklahoma. Have you ever been turned down for a job simply because you would not spray tan?

I want to fit in just as much as anyone else, even in my own race I feel like an outsider.

Yes, she’s an outsider. If you don’t believe it, check out this photo. She sticks out like a bad French fry:

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Okay, so maybe Discriminated White Girl doesn’t stick out that much. She’s actually the pale girl. And no, not the pale red-head. The other pale one. Well, none of them are really that pale. She’s to the left of the bride, flashing what I believe is the white girl cultural sign for “pride,” “inability to differentiate bullying from discrimination” or “total ignorance about institutionalized racism”

Back to her blog:

I feel like I can relate to people at least in that aspect and again I know that it’s not as bad as what you might think that getting made fun of every day and being told that I could be prettier and more attractive if I would make my skin darker. It just seems crazy to me especially whenever people are being discriminated against because of how dark their skin is.

Open your eyes people and see that God made us how he intended us to be he didn’t make one race any better than the other, he didn’t make any gender better than the other, and he didn’t make any sexual preference better than the other. God made us all to be who we are.

So when you think the world’s against you please look to the person on your left or your right and realize that they might be going through something just as bad as you are.

According to my Uncle from Watonga, God made heterosexual white Republican men who own guns above all other races.

As a white person I don’t even feel like I can be proud that I’m white in the United States because I feel like it would make someone else upset that I was proud of my heritage. especially in America where everyone feels that white people only did bad things such as take the land and kill Indians or enslave black people or Chinese people. I never see commercials where someone lists all the great things that they do and then proudly state that they are white. if that happened I feel like everyone would get offended and that commercial would probably be taken off immediately.

She has a point. As a white person, it sucks that I can’t be proud of my white heritage. The first thing kids learn in history books are all the awful things that white people like The Pilgrims, John Smith, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, James Madison, Abraham Lincoln, Patrick Henry, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Woodrow Wilson, Robert E. Lee, Davy Crockett, Henry Ford, Alexander Bell, Eli Whitney, Paul Revere, Walt Whitman, Paul Bunyan, Andrew Carnegie, Mark Twain, the Baldwin brothers and Eminem have done to America. They need to create a “White History Month” to increase awareness of those proud symbols of white American culture.

There’s only a few paragraphs left from her amazing blog post.

I’m extremely jealous of other cultures and other races that have wonderful colorful histories that they can celebrate and be open in celebrating. I don’t feel as a white person that I can connect to or really celebrate anything besides national holidays that everyone else celebrates as well. I mean no one goes around saying “oh it’s so great to be a white person” and “I’m so glad that I come from White history full of bold beautiful great white people”. if I did that I really feel like someone would slit my tires or possibly even beat me up after work.

I wish we lived in a nation where everyone can be proud of who they are and where they come from and I also wish that nothing bad ever happened to anyone but if you look back in the past everyone has been discriminated against at one time or another. whether you be black, Hispanic, Italian, Asian, gay,lesbian, male, female-everyone has been discriminated against!

I’m have even seen where certain races discriminate against their own race. when will this stop? I mean if you can’t even trust your own race to have your back who will?

What an excellent way to tie up her post. If you can’t even trust your own race to have your back, who will? We obviously can’t trust other races. In fact, we can’t even trust women with crazy eyebrows.

From a blog post titled “Eyebrows” that DWG wrote a couple days later:

So I don’t have beautiful eyebrows but I also don’t have ugly ones. My eyebrows are pretty normal. I understand that people need to shape their eyebrows & pluck them & even wax them……BUT…. What I don’t understand is completely shaving them off & drawing in crazy ones. Lately I’ve seen so many YOUNGER people doing this. Is this a new fashion trend I’m not aware of? I mean were they really THAT bad? And if they were that bad then draw them in normal please! It scares me when I see these crazy eyebrows! Lol

Okay. You may find it kind of hypocritical that a white girl who vented about being the target of racial bullying and discrimination in a lengthy blog post turns around and makes fun of the eyebrow grooming techniques of people who are different from her, but that wouldn’t be fair. Remember these two important things:

1. She’s white.

2. The girls with weird eyebrows are probably Mexican.

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Comments

  1. This girl has a Master’s degree? In what, basket weaving? Looks like a spoiled sorority girl to me.

  2. Maybe she’d have better luck scoring one of those Chickasaw jobs if she showed up for the interview wearing a headdress. Other pasty white people have made a great impression that way.

  3. Hello blogger world. First-I didn’t realize that anyone other than my close friends & family read my blog. Second-this blogger made some great points. Thanks for your opinion. Third-the title is “RANTINGS of a white girl”. It was a RANT I wrote in about 5 minutes on my iPhone (like I’m writing this) on a break from training. I did not feel I needed to check all my grammer/punctuation/etc. It was a rant that I didn’t realize would get attention (so please don’t attack my intelligence because of a 5 minute blog I wrote). Fourth-I’m sorry you don’t agree with my rant. The awesome thing about USA is we all get to have an opinion. I shared mine & you shared yours. I’m glad we can do that. Lastly-I in no way intended to offend anyone. By some the the reactions I’m guessing I offended y’all. Like I said in my rant. I in no way mean to offend. Just giving my thought on that day at that time. Sorry you took offense. I also stated that I know people will think it’s silly (which you do). Thanks for attacking every part of the blog. I’ll keep all these things in mind for my next blog. God Bless

  4. She should read the book about William Paley, who was the long-time president of CBS. Maybe she can learn some ideas on how to get ahead in her career.

    Her discrimination pales in comparison to people who are discriminated against because of their weight.

  5. As a very fair-skinned woman of Irish descent who also grew up in Chickasaw country, I also know the pain of being mocked for having such light skin. In high school, tanning booths were all the rage and the girls made fun of me for never getting a fake tan. Having fair skin also meant not being able to wear yellow, and…hmm…well…that’s all. Those girls probably grew up to look like alligator purses, and I’m not much of a fan of the color yellow anyway. Meanwhile, being white has given me all sorts of privileges.

    There’s a huge difference between “Waaaah, teenage girls were bitchy to me because I’m pale, and the Indians won’t let me into their drum circle because I’m not Indian!” and real discrimination. Put on your big girl panties and deal, princess.

  6. You totally took what she was saying out of context! Blogs are all about opinion anyway. I doubt she was trying to get pity or sympathy. Maybe she just wanted to share her thoughts. It’s like what you did but without taunting anyone or being hateful. “Not trying to offend anyone”? Yeah, I don’t think you really thought your post through. I can see where you’re coming from on some of your points but your delivery was harsh. You didn’t just attack what she said but her character and intelligence. Get over yourself Lost Ogle.

    • After reading a few blogs I have another question, is Patrick’s job to make fun of people? Don’t we usually call that a bully?

      • Yes, it’s Patrick’s job to make fun of people, though I bet he considers it more recreation than job. The Lost Ogle provides him a bully pulpit, but that doesn’t make him a bully. Hope you manage somehow to have a fun weekend.

  7. Being as I am an indian female I would like to share just because we have a role number doesn’t mean we get any kind of special treatment I work two full time Jobs that I didn’t get either because I’m Indian and I happen to know this girl yes she is fair skinned but I remember her b****ing about us indians who didn’t have to do anything to get a tan hypocrite much! That is all I agree with the break down of the above she has always acted like she was better than others and she isn’t and she has used this I’m so white complaint since grade school get over it!

  8. I also went to school with this girl & still know her now. She is a sweet hard working woman that does not deserve all these horrible comments. She didn’t call any one person out & did not ask for this attention. Most of you don’t even know her & if you did you would never say these things. If you want to say something about her writing that’s one thing but attacker her character is another. Grow up!

  9. The Lost Ogle took a rant from someone that was having a bad day & feeling that things weren’t always fair and made it into a racism blog. I have read the original blog and then this one and it’s like reading 2 totally different blogs. Everyone has the right to feel that they were treated unfairly. This woman never said that she was treated worse than other race. The Lost Ogle wanted to stir up drama and they did. No one deserves to be treated this way. Someone sent this blog in so The Lost Ogle would rip it apart but they not only did that but attacked this woman. This is wrong and I pity the people who get off on this sites postings.

  10. 1. Oblivious white girl writes racially insensitive blog complaining that her whiteness makes her an oppressed minority.

    2. White girl gets justifiably made fun of on “obscure local social blog.”

    3. White girl comments on said blog, making it clear she still doesn’t get it.

    4. White girl’s friends and family comment on blog to show they also don’t get it.

    No one cares if your friend is a sweet, wonderful bff. She wrote a comically insensitive blog post. If you don’t get why complaining about being an oppressed white person is a problem, you need to get out of your sheltered existence and consider that actual oppressed minorities have experienced institutionalized racism that does real and measurable harm.

    • ^ Exactly.

      Also, why they hell do people feel the need to post to the internet things like “a RANT I wrote in about 5 minutes on my iPhone (like I’m writing this) on a break from training.” A diary is private; a blog is public and fair game for mockery.

  11. Argus Hamilton obervations are safe bet. “Good morning Ada, how’s everybody? I hear the ONG is has teamed up with Taco Mayo and putting Oklahomans back to work. Turns out Oklahomans are a great resource for Natural Gas.”

  12. This white girl is ridunkulous and so are all of you defending her blog. UGG!!! (not a type-o)

  13. Lost Ogle, this is one of your best. You only posted her very own words and let them do the work for you in the satire department. It was one of the funniest posts I’ve read in a long, long time. To DWG: Nobody has taken offense but are only laughing at the dramatic irony of your words. You honestly do not see how humorous it is for a white woman in OK to feel a little put upon at times. And most of us in OK are not of Native American heritage. Poor, poor white girl in a southern state. And you really need to get some better friends. Who harps on a girl for not being tan enough or whose eyebrows aren’t in trend? I’m sure you’re a sweet person.

  14. I love any woman that complains about how she is shown such prejudice. Yes, we all have varying degrees of prejudice shown against us. However, if you have a scholarship dedicated to your race or gender, it is hard to feel empathy. Also, yes, before I am asked, that is the line that defines gender/race preference. (Surius.)

    Personally, I love the “I don’t even feel like I can be proud that I’m white in the United States because I feel like it would make someone else upset that I was proud of my heritage. especially in America where everyone feels that white people [...] did bad things such as take the land and kill Indians or enslave black people or Chinese people.” Because, besides the fact that it was Japanese people who caused Americans to start concentration camps for ALL ASIANS (because white god knows, we can’t tell them apart), all the other stuff was/is true. The “only” I admitted there wasn’t needed. Mainly due to no one thinking white people only did those things. I mean, who made the Macarena a cultural phenomenon? Who suggested that Barak Obama was culturally non-threatening enough to be president? Who invented acid wash jeans? Who made riding boots something bored housewives paired with anything they wore to the office, even though they had never rode a horse before? Mayonnaise?

    All of these are the actions of white people, and being that I am one of those pale skinned atrocity creating devils, I am proud of my heritage. Hell, I get one day a year to drink, wear green, and forget all the havoc my people have inflicted on the world and it’s people. (I am also 1/8 Delaware Indian and we don’t forget or forgive…)

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