Posts tagged: white mythology
legalize but, i guess, don’t decriminalize?
lot of white kids outside new seasons really excited to get a signature for the one but nobody’s asked me to sign for the other, i’m sure that’s next on their list probably
I have never seen such perfect sentences.
One is in diapers and the other is a busybody. Both knew better than to trample through the sugar on the floor to sit on top of, beneath the vulva of the exhibit like Pat did.
Let’s forget, for a moment, the subject matter of A Subtlety. And think about plain good home training. You don’t go to any place housing any works of art and touch.
You quietly observe.
You show respect.
You keep your hands to yourself.
You do not touch.
And now let’s think (for days and days since visiting the exhibit) specifically about the subject matter and all of its tentacles. And to that I say again,
It’s not yours to touch and
You show some respect.
what’chu wanna bet the person sitting down in this photo spent all kinds of time talking about how beautiful their experience was, w/o taking a moment to think about context, etc.
That’s something I literally can’t get over. How plantations aren’t viewed as sites of genocide and as representative of some of the most extreme evil humanity has ever done.
You can visit a plantation and they won’t even talk about slavery. It’s common to get married on plantations.
Being a Californian this was all very off-putting to me when I visited Georgia. I love Black people and Black culture in the South but it’s still the South.
I dont think I could ever step foot in ine without bawling my eyes out. I know I would feel the ancestors spirits the moment I got near.
Its a haunting experience. Truly creepy and solemn.
I just learned of a plantation turned hot sauce factory and i was like wheeet?
It always freaked the fuck out of me that Eastfield used to be a plantation and it was brought up like, never and nowhere. But if you went over to that fenced off area by the P building you could see tombstones in the back that just read “Slave.”
Still pretty proud of my response to this.
You may think it’s unfair that we have to counteract and adjust ourselves for the ill behavior of other men. You know what? You’re right. It is unfair. Is that the fault of women? Or is it the fault of the men who act abysmally and make the rest of us look bad? If issues of fairness bother you, get mad at the men who make you and your actions appear questionable.
Because when it comes to assessing a man, whatever one man is capable of, a woman must presume you are capable of. Unfortunately, that means all men must be judged by our worst example. If you think that sort of stereotyping is bullshit, how do you treat a snake you come across in the wild?
…You treat it like a snake, right? Well, that’s not stereotyping, that’s acknowledging an animal for what it’s capable of doing and the harm it can inflict. Simple rules of the jungle, man. Since you are a man, women must treat you as such.
The completely reasonable and understandable fear of men is your responsibility. You didn’t create it. But you also didn’t build the freeways either. Some of the things you inherit from society are cool and some of them are rape culture.
This whole article should be required reading for every man, complete with actual tips on what men can do to combat rape culture.
technically that is stereotyping but based on legitimate reasons and not the kind of paranoid fantasies that the #notallmen who would complain about this would totally promote
our uneasiness about stereotyping is a kneejerk thing bc we’re used to opposing it as an absolute wrong, and what the #notallmen nonsense does is existentially prove that what we’ve technically actually been opposing all this time is not stereotyping itself but the restriction of usage to only the powerful, and only to dismiss the structural concerns slash humanity of the powerless.
#notallkings are tyrants, says the ceo who just made the ‘the peasants are revolting / surely they can’t smell //that// bad’ joke. and whether she ever actually said it or not, marie antoinette’s infamous ‘let them eat cake’ line perfectly embodies the stereotype of the rich and powerful as indifferent, and that didn’t happen because the poor can’t imagine the complex inner lives of the romneys of the world - it happened because the poor have consistently had their inequality shrugged off or actively mocked for basically ever, by the same people who directly caused it slash benefit from it’s perpetuation.
like the only people who think stop and frisk is a legitimate strategy to reduce crime are the same people who think racism ended in the sixties when martin luther king jr died for our (ancestral) sins and healed the nation, and now it’s just the racial resentment and belligerence of minority youth causing problems. talking to those people about structural inequality may as well be talking about how the transporter works on star trek, because the moment you get to the part where things are somehow in some small way //their fault// they stop listening. they don’t give a shit about why, they just want it out of //their// nice neighborhoods.
i would never rape anyone but some women are asking for it, i would never discriminate but i’m just not attracted to other races, i would share my wealth but this year has been a little tight, and so on. these are not the double-standards of people on an equal footing with the people they are openly stereotyping - while also pointing out stereotypes that //they// heroically defy.
like the opposition to stop and frisk wasn’t even rooted in the same logic as #notallmen - nobody was saying //some// brown people are criminals, but it’s //those// guys, not //me//’.
the powerful aren’t even actually decrying the stereotyping of their kin, just declaring how unfair it is that //they// are being lumped in with //those assholes//. and the brutal irony of that sentiment is embarassingly transparent. the powerless complain about the lies told to keep them down - the powerful complain about the lies they tell themselves so they can feel good about it.
tl;dr stereotypes, like humor, should punch up.
“It is surprisingly easy for gringos to look past the reality of undocumented migrants as human beings, and most gringos imagine immigrants as caramel-colored, Spanish-speaking Mexicans, not indigenous, Q’eqchi’-speaking Guatemalans.”
"Don’t Just Pay It Back, Pay It Forward: From Accountability to Reciprocity in Research Relationships" in the Journal of Research Practice
Seriously, though, I haven’t seen one single news article that acknowledges that some of the detained immigrants don’t speak Spanish, much less asks questions about the quality of credible fear determinations that are not conducted in immigrants’ native languages.
I was starting to wonder if my expectations for media representation were unreasonably high. Nope.
This isn’t the clearest graph I’ve ever seen, but here’s what this recent report from the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) reveals in its study of more than 400 unaccompanied minors who were held in US federal custody. Of 100 Guatemalan minors, more than 40 spoke one or more languages other than Spanish. The study did not sample for ethnicity (as it did for nationality & gender), but by chance 48% of Guatemalan children self-identified as indigenous (also ~5% of Mexican and 3% of Honduran children).
The study did not discuss whether any of these children spoke Spanish as a second language or whether interviews conducted in Spanish might miss key elements of claims for international protection / asylum.
oh man that last bit is fucking wild
Despite the ethnic diversity of the patriot movement, the LA Times engages in brazen racism and deliberately singles out white people. This feeds into the SPLC’s absurdist propaganda arguing folks actively resisting constitutional violations perpetuated by the federal government – from the trashing the Second Amendment to the Fourth and beyond – are intimately linked to a minuscule and entirely marginalized white supremacist movement. By raising a fantasy specter of Klansman armed with AR-15s gunning for black and Latino people, the SPLC and the establishment media are actively colluding in an attempt to demonize and eventually destroy an increasingly effective political opposition.
As we noted in our response to the SPLC letter, posted on the same day the LA Times op-ed piece appeared, it is “hardly surprising the SPLC has decided to exploit the growing and diverse movement opposed to a raft of recently proposed unconstitutional firearms laws and label the movement extremist and akin to domestic terrorism.”
Nothing petrifies urban liberals more than defenders of the Second Amendment, especially when they demonstrate with brandished firearms.
there are self proclaimed ‘patriots’ bringing assault rifles to target, that is definitionally terrorism, but #not all radical libertarians i guess
At the time, ideas of race in America were quite literally black and white. But a few meters of cloth changed the way some people of color were treated.
This is fascinating.
Unlike the age of the proud segregationist, the contemporary creed of racial progress has resulted in an entirely dishonest state of affairs.