People need to understand that the results of the doll test and tests like it are consistently anti-Black.. that one little girl is a symbol for the children that attribute bad features to Blackness, she isn’t a stand-out case at all.. It’s not “her individual problem” with Blackness at all.
I hate this “all white people are racist” nonsense, because it’s just an excuse for racist white people to be racist. Like, dude, it’s not hard to not be racist. Just stop being a racist. Stop patting yourself on the back like admitting you’re a racist is an act of anti-racism.
We looked at race in one of our very first posts, and today I’d like to revisit the topic with fresh data. This article folds in millions of person-to-person interactions, what one human being thinks of another. As such, it’s different from a look at, say, unemployment numbers or test scores. So much data on […]
OKTrends, OKCupid’s data blog, is back with another revealing look at how race plays into dating, proving once again what has been proven several times over: black women and black and asian men have it pretty damn tough in online dating.
so my girlfriend and i took a privilege quiz to see who had more. she had more than i did.. my girlfriend is black explain that "white privilege" shit
Literally made by the same ppl who think white privilege isn’t real. This is the equivalent of doing an online health quiz and then proceeding to tell your doctor that you don’t have stage 4 cancer and lab results were concocted by bleeding heart liberals. And you don’t have a black girlfriend. you don’t even have a girlfriend. chill
BREAKING: September 9th will be officially an entire month since the murder of Ferguson African-American unarmed teenage Michael Brown, at the hands of racist Ferguson PD Officer Darren Wilson. In this entire month, Officer Darren Wilson hasn't been heard from, he has literally disappeared. He still has not been arrested, charged, or indicted in the murder of Michael Brown.
People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.
We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.
AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!
”—The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv. (via sara-the-narco)
…Earlier this year, a report prepared by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police found record of 1,181 cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women from 1980 to 2012. The RCMP report affirmed what many had long suspected: indigenous women “are over-represented among Canada’s murdered and missing women.”
The total was higher than previous independent estimates, and led to renewed calls for a national inquiry to determine the root causes of the problem. Activists argue the disproportionate number represents a failure by police and government to come up with a solution. The media, as well, has been criticized for its role. A 2010 study found depictions of murdered aboriginal women were “more detached in tone” and less likely to appear on the front page than those of white women.
Beverly Jacobs, a lawyer, activist, and the former head of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, has been trying to raise awareness about the problem for years. “It’s a crisis and it always has been,” she said, blaming all levels of government, including indigenous leadership. “The numbers indicate how critical an issue it is. The fact that indigenous women are being attacked — that’s historical. This isn’t a new issue. It’s been happening since the beginning of colonization.”
…Manitoba, a prairie province with one of Canada’s largest aboriginal populations, has some of the most troubling numbers. From 1980 to 2012, nearly half (49 percent) of female homicide victims were aboriginal, according to the RCMP report. Aboriginal people comprise 16.7 percent of the population of Manitoba.
Bernadette Smith, a tall, strongly built woman with soft brown eyes, has become a leading voice among aboriginal activists in the province since her own sister, Claudette Osborne, went missing…“We’re all just people. We have families, we have a world, and we’re not disposable,” Smith said. Smith, an education consultant on aboriginal issues, has been pushing for better social programs geared toward at-risk women that would help them to break away from a cycle of drug addiction and violent relationships.
The RCMP report found that most of the homicides were “committed by men and most of the perpetrators knew their victims — whether as an acquaintance or a spouse.” Twelve percent of the victims were involved in the sex trade…“Women aren’t just on the street because they want to be,” Smith says. “They all have a story to tell.”
Suddenly her mom’s silence matched Jackie’s own. “Oh, my God,” she murmured in disbelief. “Are you gay?”
"Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say.
After what felt like an eternity, her mom finally responded. “I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,” she said before hanging up.
She got a call from her older brother. “He said, ‘Mom and Dad don’t want to talk to you, but I’m supposed to tell you what’s going to happen,’” Jackie recalls. “And he’s like, ‘All your cards are going to be shut off, and Mom and Dad want you to take the car and drop it off at this specific location. Your phone’s going to last for this much longer. They don’t want you coming to the house, and you’re not to contact them. You’re not going to get any money from them. Nothing. And if you don’t return the car, they’re going to report it stolen.’ And I’m just bawling. I hung up on him because I couldn’t handle it.” Her brother was so firm, so matter-of-fact, it was as if they already weren’t family.
Just to clear some things up about the Homestead Act of 1862: it only excluded freed slaves for its first few years after which point the Fourteenth Amendment granted them equal citizenship rights which allowed them to apply for homesteads. The Act was revised in the 1870's to ensure that it was accessible to women, African Americans, immigrants (who were being naturalized) and Native Americans. But there was widespread corruption and many rich landholders built their wealth off this system.
Alejandra Leos, a transgender woman was shot to death just steps away from her home in Memphis, Tennessee. Her life was taken away on the very streets she loved…
The Gun Violence Survivor Foundation has graciously set up a donation fund for Alejandra; only 2.5% of the proceeds go to PayPal, but the rest is directly given to the Funeral Home to pay for the Leos’ family expenses. Please please boost this post, so that the Leos’ family doesn’t have to pay any more than they already have.
reclaimingthelatinatag and starklyinaccurate followers, if all of you donated $5 or challenge your friends to match, we’d have enough money to help Alejandra’s family say goodbye to their daughter.
Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.
"how do I have privilege?"
I’m using this in my essay about how the American dream is a racist myth
I’,m assuming it excluded other poc as well. Let’s not even get started about who was forced to leave that land
What exactly do you wish to occur for all races and all nations to be even and thus equal in your eyes? You obviously see blacks as superior why is that? Why do you act as though it is so obvious when NO ONE has ever explained exactly what poc want and expect exactly how fucking easy do you want your life to be before you'll feel = to a white person and no longer hate them? What rights do you not have that whites do?
I don’t think race makes anyone superior to anybody. People of color would like to not be discriminated against based on our skin color. Like, not being murdered would be awesome.
I feel you are more racist and hate filled against whites than even the most angry murderous rapacious beastial Nazi fuck head could ever be against black people. You hate whites because you think they have life so much better than you when the truth is if a poc get off their lazy ass and does the work they can have it as good or better than a white person. You seem to think that whites have it so easy well they fucking do not. Let go of your hatred and whites will too.
I’m not angry at white people and I’m certainly not shoving them in gas chambers, so I think the nazis edge us out on this one.
I just wanted to understand what exactly makes you think your hypocrisy and racism is justified. You say whites are "privileged" but really the're the same if not worse off than you in terms of life. For example if a white man says the n word he could get arrested for using a racial slur. But if a black man or any other race for that matter called me a "cracker" he`d get off scott free. I've seen your previous posts on the internetaristocrat`s video. so please go ahead and ignore the irish.
"If a white man says the n word he could get arrested."
@ShaunKing tells a story of Missouri culture & politics, and why there may be no justice in #ferguson for #mikebrown or any black person.
Apparently, if you’re looking for real investigative journalism coming out of Ferguson, Missouri—and not the watered-down, false-equivalence, all-sides-are-equal-even-when-they’re-inherently-unequal, black-equals-guilty, white-equals-benefit-of-the-doubt bullshit that we’re being fed—you need to completely bypass most of the mainstream media and go to particular sources on Twitter.
There’s this one civil rights activist and scholar named @ShaunKing who is using all of his formidable academic, historical, political, and investigative prowess to bring forth powerful and frightening revelations about how deeply corrupt and racist the Ferguson government and criminal justice system is and why Michael Brown’s death isn’t an anomaly, but evidence that the racist machine that is America is fully operational.
Most of this history of corruption and inhumanity is, of course, being ignored by the press. And the reason for that is that White Supremacy is, as Junot Díaz pointed out, the great silence of our time, the thing that American institutions in particular dare not speak its name. So because they are more interested in protecting the sanctity of Whiteness, most journalistic organizations are not doing their jobs—or maybe they ARE doing their jobs, which is why so much of what’s being reported is being reported in the interest of dragging Michael Brown’s name through the mud.
White supremacists of a feather teabag together.
In any event, get into the not-shocking and so commonplace corruption that Shaun has uncovered and do yourself a favor and follow his Twitter timeline.
The historical construction of Swedishness can be traced to the pre-eminence of the Swedes, along with the Norwegians and Danes, in the construction of the white race as the elite of homo sapiens. In a scientific discourse hegemonic for almost 200 years, the Swedes and other Scandinavians were considered the most physically and aesthetically perfect people on earth.
The nation’s scholars excelled in and contributed substantially to racial science: Carl Linnaeus created the first modern scientific system for race classification in the mid-1700s; Anders Retzius invented the skull or cephalic index – which became the principal method for racial science itself – in the 1850s; and the Swedish government founded the Swedish Institute for Racial Biology in 1922.
In the mid 1930s, Sweden also installed one of the most effective sterilization programs ever, a eugenicist project that was both racialized, heteronormative, gendered and classed, and that affected more than 60,000 Swedes before being dissolved in the mid-1970s.
However from the 1960s and 1970s, Sweden and the other Scandinavian countries arguably became the leading (western) voice and (white) supporter of decolonisation and anti-colonial, anti-segregation and anti-apartheid movements. In the process, the world’s most radical proponent of social justice and gender equality transformed racism into a non-Swedish issue.
In a feat of national branding, “good Sweden” was promoted as more tolerant and liberal than any other (western) country and (white) people in the world. One result was, for example, that Swedes have adopted proportionally the most children of colour from former colonies than any other western country... Sweden imagined itself as a non-racist and post-racial utopia with no colonial past.
Third World solidarity and antiracism has, in other words, gone hand in hand with white superiority and white homogeneity[…]
A central aspect of the construction of “good Sweden” has to do with the generous welfare state and achievements in gender equality. Along with other Scandinavian countries, Sweden has been regarded as exceptionally “woman-friendly” and ranked among the most gender-equal societies in the world. This ideal has been exported to other (Third World) countries through international development aid. However, the institutionalised gender equality discourse carries with it a sense of national identity that is intimately intertwined with whiteness and racial hierarchies, and that excludes migrants as Others.
In order to maintain the supposedly uniquely [Scandinavian] construct of gender equality, non-whites are depicted as the “gender non-equal”, in conjunction with a discourse of the “oppression of the Other”. For Swedish white gender equality to exist, some-body is needed that is not Swedish, gender-equal and white.
This might explain why two of Scandinavia’s far-rightwing leaders are women, and why the Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik was obsessed by gender and sexual issues.
- Tobias Hübinette and Catrin Lundström, White Melancholia
oh but tell me more about how european construction of whiteness is ~different~
This woman is amazing! I recommend reading the whole piece. Unfortunately her photo doesn’t show up in the link above.
As an indigenous person and a woman, Carvalho has faced multiple layers of discrimination
Raised in isolated villages in the Brazilian Amazon, Joenia Batista de Carvalho grew up loving nature and taking pride in her tribe’s customs, way of life and Indian identity.
Carvalho is a Wapixana Indian, one of five tribes totalling around 20,000 people who have lived for generations in the Raposa-Serra do Sol - meaning “Land of the Fox and Mountain of the Sun” - in Brazil’s northernmost Roraima state.
When Carvalho was seven, the family moved to town while her father stayed behind. That was when she became keenly aware of the prejudice Indians face in Brazil.
“People don’t want to stand close to you. They are suspicious - they think you are a disgusting person and you will steal their things,” she recalled. There were sniggers about her looks and ambition.
The family’s move was for the sake of the children’s education, but only Carvalho, the youngest of six, managed to shake off the persistent discrimination and stay in school. The experience strengthened her resolve to help her people.
and another excerpt:
Now 40, Carvalho coordinates the legal department of the Indigenous Council of Roraima and juggles her indigenous home life there with trips to the capital Brasília, where she continues the fight against land grabs by business, farming and hunting interests.
She is also working to reduce the impacts of climate change in Brazil.
Authorities in the Amazon, home to the world’s largest rainforest, have been struggling to curb the loss of trees. Deforestation increased by nearly a third in the 12 months through the end of July 2013, compared with the previous year, Brazilian government figures show.
Carvalho said climate change and deforestation - for timber or to plant soy and other crops for biofuel - are affecting the whole environment.
“A few years ago, parts of the river were dry. One summer in Roraima, there was flooding. Sometimes the sun is too strong and you cannot grow crops,” she said. “We don’t know when the seasons start anymore.”
Carvalho also trains indigenous women so that more can take up leadership positions, especially at international climate negotiations.
“A lot of women want to participate but they don’t get support,” she said. “If there is a meeting at international level, men say, ‘We go. The women have children so they cannot leave the house. They need to take care of the children’.”
“I know lots of strong women with strong voices. You just need to push them to be part of the process,” she said.
Thanks to that program, author Vang paired up with book illustrator Aimee Hagerty Johnson to produce “Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon,’’ a chapter book geared for third grade and older children. So did May Lee Yang, who wrote “The Imaginary Day,’’ which was illustrated by Anne Sawyer-Aitch.
“If people see themselves reflected in a book or movies or music, they’re more engaged,’’ says Vang in explaining why she wrote her story about a little Hmong-American girl who — not unlike its author – struggles to preserve her heritage yet yearns to rise above traditional gender roles in the Hmong culture."
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