locksandglasses:

When we say you have white privilege,

we are not saying you are rich.

WHEN WE SAY YOU HAVE WHITE PRIVILEGE,

WE ARE NOT SAYING YOU ARE RICH!

We are saying that you are afforded certain things based upon your race i.e media representation, political representation, job interviews etc,

(it just so happens that white people are more often allowed to climb the socioeconomic ladder because they are not systematically oppressed for their race and sometimes that makes them richer)

People are so fucking thick I swear.

cagedlions:

"WHITE SAVIOR MOVIES"—Because we all know this (saving People of Color) is what White people do.

"WHITE SAVIOR MOVIES"—Because all it takes is one white person who cares to fix all the problems of complacent ass People of Color.

White Americans always think racism is a feeling, and they reject it or they embrace it. To most [white] Americans, it seems more honorable and nicer to reject it, so they do, but they almost invariably fail to understand that how they feel means very little to black Americans, who understand racism as a way of structuring American culture, American politics, and the American economy.

chrysalisamidst:

feministhoughts:

White people are always preaching about how racial profiling at airports keeps them safe, but if I say that I assume that all white people are violent racists to keep myself safe, all hell breaks loose.

BLOOP

(Source: sassyfeminism)

Tumblr I Need Help: I Got Robbed

wendydavischeersquad:

theuppitynegras:

okay so let me tell y’all hat happened. so I’m walking to the bus stop and this guy starts following me hitting on me and I’m trying to tell him to leave me the fuck alone (now of course street harassment doesn’t work like that. you either have to be polite as possible or take the risk that the guy is crazy and will knock you in the head for “disrespecting him”’). Now I’m doing everything to ignore this man and he just kept following me for like 2 blocks and he’s a foot behind me. I finally tell him rudely to leave me alone and he just takes off with my iphone and runs off into traffic with the iphone my money paid for. And I tried to chase him and I’m screaming for help at the top of my lungs on a busy intersection during lunch hour time (ie someone out of the 30-40 people could have did something like y’all see a young lady chasing someone into traffic but keep driving fuck all y’all) but only one person stop to help call the police (shout out to the lady in the jeep) and I had to file a police report and tomorrow I have to go look at suspect pictures and all that. 

I’m already pissed at that but I go to the verzion store to see if I can get another phone and they told me I have to buy another iphone at $600 (I can’t even get a cheaper phone wtf?!) or I have to pay $350 bucks to cancel my contract and start another one which would have been fine if I didn’t just buy this $500 non-refundable airline ticket. So basically this is another post asking for help/loans or what. If anyone out there wants to help me raise about $250 so I can cancelled my contract and get a new phone my paypal link is right here.  (there’s also a link on the front page of my blog) I wouldn’t ask if I seriously didn’t need it. I work late night (anywhere from 10 to 11:30ish) most weeknights and I have to take the bus home and I’d be safer with a cell phone plus I’m waiting to hear back fro a few potienal employers and I’m at school or work all day so I can’t be at home by the phone. Please I won’t be able to raise that kinda money for at least 3 weeks. 

holy shit sweetie, I’m so sorry. Signal boost!

Help Joci out if you can. She’s the best of us.

#1674

White privilege is when you don’t get ask by your teacher if you are in ESL and need a translator even though he has heard me speak fluent English and then proceeds to ask if I speak Chinese

fotojournalismus:

Occupied Pleasures by Tanya Habjouqa

1. West Bank: Hyatt (left) recently took a yoga lesson from a visiting American yoga instructor. She is now teaching the young residents of her village, Zataara, a small village on the outskirts of Bethlehem in the West Bank. The women are increasing in number each week—and they say it is proving to be the ultimate release. 2012

2. West Bank: Students from the Al-Quds University javelin team wrap up the last practice before summer vacation in the West Bank city of Abu Dis, next to the Israeli Separation Wall. 2013

3. Gaza: A toy store van drives along Gaza’s beach high way. 2013

4. Gaza: A woman plays with two baby lion cubs born in the Rafah Zoo. Gaza once had six zoos, but two were closed due to financial losses and the deaths of large animals. Gazan zoo keepers are renowned for creativity in limited options, having famously painted a donkey as a zebra, smuggling in animals in the tunnels, and stuffing them once they are dead as animals are not easy to replace. 2013

5. At the Qalandia checkpoint in the West Bank, accompanied by a sheep for the Eid celebration, a young man enjoys a cigarette on the last evening of Ramadan.

6. Teenage girls try on dresses for an upcoming dance at their private school in Ramallah.

7. 14 year old Sabah Abu Ghanim, Gaza’s famous girl surfer, waits to catch a wave.

8. Family and friends play cards on the roof in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp of Bethlehem. With narrow streets and limited space, the roof is often a refuge for many families to sit together and enjoy the breeze.

9. A boy attempts to bathe a reluctant donkey in the ocean on the outskirts of Gaza’s Deir al-Balah refugee camp.

10. West Bank: A Palestinian youth from Hebron enjoys a swim in Ein Farha, considered to be one of the most beautiful nature spots in the entire West Bank. It, like many other nature reserves and heritage sites in the West Bank, is managed by the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority.

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

the-wistful-collectivist asked: this is late as hell. I shared this with my professor last semester for SOCY100H and we looked at it in class. It was great seeing all the rich white kids read those confessions and try to scrape for hypothetical reverse situations (which were quickly shot down). Hahaha and people say SJ blogs on tumblr are a waste. Its becoming the norm (at least in my uni) for alot of them to give extra credit for sending in websites like these or asking people to post these for our online class discussions

We get about five messages each semester from people saying we’ve been included in their classes. It’s really, really great.

dannydevites:

silversarcasm:

When watching a show I don’t think ‘Well politically correctly there should be two more minorities’

I’m thinking ‘This is suffocating, this isn’t what life is like, why do i not exist, why do my friends not exist, what the fuck is with this idealisation of one type of person?’

bellesquelette asked: hey guys. just wanted to say that your blog was spotlighted in my class last week and it's been kind of nice (is nice the right word? probably not) ... but advantageous, I guess, to be able to take critical readings of cultural norms, stereotypes, and privilege and apply them to real life circumstances through this blog. so thanks for all you do!

I’m always really moved and touched when I hear that we are being taught in college classes. Thanks for sharing.

dievergangenheit asked: "If you didn’t read the books, how do you know they weren’t what you were looking for?" I literally answered that question already. "I looked at overviews and samples..." You grasp for non-existent straws. You are not able to back up your claims without anything save for VERY loose, mostly silly anecdotal evidence. Until you are capable of apologetics beyond that, I will accept your idea for what it is--fabricated non-sense--just as any rational person ought to do.

All the evidence you’re looking for is in the books. You have to read them though. You can’t be angry at us for not providing the evidence that you refused to read when it was provided to you.

danicide-deactivated20140325 asked: I'm sorry. But I just want to tell people what this is coming to. I am a white person, and I acknowledge the evidence of white privilege. There are a lot of ignorant/arrogant white people. But same as in every race. It's hard to find days now wherever I go for people not to judge me because I'm white. It's odd how I feel like people don't accept me socially because I'm white. Like I wouldn't understand others. It makes me upset. I'm just placing this out there.

That must be so difficult for you. Can’t imagine what that might be like.

mahakavi:

Dirty Wars - A Raid in Gardez, Afghanistan (by the US military)

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:


The name “Half and Halves” is derived from the same term used to describe Punjabi-Mexican individuals, typically offspring of Punjabi fathers and Mexican mothers. In the early 1900s, several hundred Punjabis immigrated as farmers to central California and came in contact with the communities of Mexican laborers. In addition to the commonality of family values, spicy-hot food, and zesty song and dance, what drew these communities together was that they were uniformly discriminated against by white society. Legislature forbidding Punjabi men from bringing wives from India and anti-miscegenation laws, which prohibited whites from marrying brown or black people, seeded familial liaisons between Punjabis and Mexicans. Not understanding what race these individuals belonged to, county clerks would simply write “brown” on marriage certificates for Punjabis and Mexicans, and thus began the integration of these two communites.

read more about the punjabi-mexican community here and here.

poppoppopblowblowbubblegum:

The name “Half and Halves” is derived from the same term used to describe Punjabi-Mexican individuals, typically offspring of Punjabi fathers and Mexican mothers. In the early 1900s, several hundred Punjabis immigrated as farmers to central California and came in contact with the communities of Mexican laborers. In addition to the commonality of family values, spicy-hot food, and zesty song and dance, what drew these communities together was that they were uniformly discriminated against by white society. Legislature forbidding Punjabi men from bringing wives from India and anti-miscegenation laws, which prohibited whites from marrying brown or black people, seeded familial liaisons between Punjabis and Mexicans. Not understanding what race these individuals belonged to, county clerks would simply write “brown” on marriage certificates for Punjabis and Mexicans, and thus began the integration of these two communites.

read more about the punjabi-mexican community here and here.

californiastatelibrary:

Mary Tape was an orphan from Shanghai. She arrived in San Francisco when she was 11, where she lived in Chinatown for several months.  Mary was then taken in by the Ladies’ Protection and Relief Society where she lived for the next 5 years. Mary was gifted photographer and artist.
Mary sued the San Francisco Board of Education and Jane Hurley, the principal of Spring Valley public school, for barring her daughter, Mamie, from attending the school because her daughter was Chinese. Mary won the lawsuit in Superior Court. The court found that it was unconstitutional to deny “a child of Chinese parents entrance to public schools.“  The Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s decision. However, Mamie was still denied entrance to the school as she lacked a vaccine certificate. The San Francisco Board of Education took advantage of this and pushed through an amendment to the education code that allowed for a public Chinese school to be built. Mary wrote a letter to the Board of Education, which was published in the Alta on April 16, 1885, expressing her anger and frustration with the Board.

californiastatelibrary:

Mary Tape was an orphan from Shanghai. She arrived in San Francisco when she was 11, where she lived in Chinatown for several months.  Mary was then taken in by the Ladies’ Protection and Relief Society where she lived for the next 5 years. Mary was gifted photographer and artist.

Mary sued the San Francisco Board of Education and Jane Hurley, the principal of Spring Valley public school, for barring her daughter, Mamie, from attending the school because her daughter was Chinese. Mary won the lawsuit in Superior Court. The court found that it was unconstitutional to deny “a child of Chinese parents entrance to public schools.“  The Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s decision. However, Mamie was still denied entrance to the school as she lacked a vaccine certificate. The San Francisco Board of Education took advantage of this and pushed through an amendment to the education code that allowed for a public Chinese school to be built. Mary wrote a letter to the Board of Education, which was published in the Alta on April 16, 1885, expressing her anger and frustration with the Board.