Posts tagged: white supremacy
Mrs. Lizzie Sheppard, brought a supremacist to court: Charging that a white preacher struck her with a rake when she refused to get off the sidewalk in front of his home, 5 1/2 months pregnant Mrs. Lizzie Sheppard listens as Rev. Elbert D. Riddick pleads his case in a Portland, Oregon courtroom. He incurred a fifty dollar fine for his crime.
her face!!!!! lol.
Having nunna his shit
muhfuckas is bold when the shit’s anonymous.
~*the most liberal ivy~~
if his kids are anything other than grateful young republicans they’ll be disowned like //that//
i feel sorry for them but also i hope this guy dies alone and they can be someone elses
oh but hey source’s anon, tell us again about discrimination is all our father’s fault
I will blanket statement the fuck out of white supremacy.
White supremacy deserves no grant of humanity.
what is anon even talking about, there’s a trailer on youtube for the andrew garfield spiderman sequel RIGHT NOW, wow good solidarity bro, you totally support the black guy //who already didn’t get the part// for the part he was never actually in the running for anyways
also hey bro, the problem isn’t our dads, it’s that we think our dads are the problem and not us
WHITE SUPREMACY IS US
YOUNG WHITE PEOPLE DOING WELL GENERALLY WITHOUT HAVING TO TRY
we are literally the problem
we inherited it but if we’re not working to do anything about then so will our kids
my dad didn’t invent institutionalized racism either but do you real think tone policing poc on tumblr is going to end it
There are millions of reasons why the casting of Cumberbatch-Khan in Into Darkness was horrible. Above all of them, of course, is that they whitewashed one of the most important and iconic and powerful and complicated characters of color in science fiction history. And that’s enough. (And…
The genetically engineered superhuman backstory - the Eugenics wars, the subsequent banning of eugenic experimentation and gene therapy, the exile of everyone like Khan - is also a challenge to the idea of supremacy. The consensus is that eugenics was a terrible mistake - the outcome was a race of super warlords, supervillains. People who were evil because they had been created with this idea that some humans are superhuman. We created a monstrous vision of humanity for us to become. Our ability to realize that belief nearly destroyed the human race - the implication is that eugenics was at least as serious as any of the other apocalyptic future past threats humanity had to deal with on its way to galactopia. This story comes from the Cold War, when we realized that humanity’s ability to destroy itself had become democratic. Our concept of the Other was fundamentally wrong, since we were now equal in the most important way of all, super powers, destroyers of worlds, but our picture of ourselves was just as dangerous. There was a direct line from historical, genocidal racist eugenicists to this science-fiction story about the people standing on their shoulders.
I mean, yet another way in which Abrams gets this wrong is his sense that Khan is a terrorist. He’s an emperor, a conqueror - and then later on he’s trying to mount a coup. He represents the power that does not belong to us, the powers we cannot legitimately claim. The 9/11 analogy that was all over this movie like gunmetal fondant was fundamentally broken. Khan is not The Enemy. He’s actually Superman, but in a world that misread Superman. That was Roddenberry’s point: Superman is not Jesus, he is not the messiah, and if we forget that we will turn him into a false prophet and he will lead us straight into hell.
And when this came up again, it was a story about Dr. Julian Bashir. Benedict Cumberbatch would have made the perfect Borg King (remember Alice Krieg?), and there’s a reason that species is coded as snow-white and undead, and why their backstory includes killing all the Guinans. JJ Abrams probably thinks they represent our technocratic totalitarian future, and I’m sure he’s going to ruin them too.
This is incredible, so right. I totally (with distaste) keyed in on the war-on-terror stylization of Into Darkness, the very weak (and dated) model of publicness that it relies on, “Khan bombs a federation building in the middle of London, ~~CGI renditions of civilians fleeing and dying~~~. Although I did kinda like the (you might call it) pastiche London skyline, and I love love loved how much it wrote a history of architecture in the future as architectuer After Hadid. One of mybiggest interests is architecture in the speculative, and I was into it. And then it got all Day After Tomorrow and flattened the thing. (Once more, Roddenberry would neeeeeverrrr.)
And um your critique here also kind of illuminates the core critique of The Incredibles re: ubermensch, for what it’s worth.
Passive Resistance Training, SNCC, Atlanta, GA, 1960, by James Karales, courtesy Duke University Library
people had to be trained to deal wit the evil of white people
I hope this makes it clear to folks that non-violence as expressed during the Civil Rights Movement was not simply a moral or political choice. It was a tactical application as well.
Do y’all think SNCC, SCLC, CORE, MLK, Jr. or anyone else wanted to witness their people being beaten, that they wanted to stay their fists and guns when their CHILDREN were being murdered? If you do, I suggest you go back to history class, because MLK, Medgar Evers, Bayard Rustin, almost any person you can think of who advocated non-violence had armed guards and personnel in place for their and their people’s safety.
Non-violence as a resistance strategy was an attempt at provocation. Recognize that. Recognize that’s why these folks are training. Because they’re performing provocation through passive resistance. By not striking back they were illustrating the madness and vitriol of white supremacy. They were exposing in the most dramatic manner possible the denial of their humanity.
Understand: This was not turn the other cheek, this was looking into the eyes of the Devil and not backing down.
this is a damn good point to counter all the nonviolence moralistic liberal bullshit going on continuously in activist spaces.
Bolded some things.
lets talk about how the gender neutral wardrobe is boyish clothes because feminine clothes aren’t considered neutral
lets also talk about how the “androgynous” figure is rail-thin and “boyish” with close-cropped hair because hips and breasts and fat and long hair and feminine features aren’t considered neutral
we can also talk about how ‘androgynous’ must always also be white because only white is considered neutral.
any minute now we will talk about these things
This my good people is what is at stake when we talk about anti blackness and even the politics of respectability…
Civil society has an anxiety about crime, and crime is always attached to black in urban areas.
Civil society has an anxiety about wanton sex and wanton sex is always attached to black in urban areas.
insert teen pregnancies
insert just about any “social ill” of america, poverty..all get attached to black bodies even if it isnt necessarily true..that DOES NOT MATTER..
What difference do it make if the thing you scared of is real or not?
this is one of the realest quotes i’ve read and everyone should read it and know that shit.
i has another question
what, historically, has happened to black people within the u.s. when they have tried to stop the u.s. imperial machine?
what, historically, has been the relationship between the general masses of african americans and african american elected officials?
how has that relationship compared with the relationship between the white middle class and white business interests and african american elected officials?
A mass shooting happened on Wednesday, but you probably didn’t read about it in the news. It happened at Al’s Place, a barbershop.
"The working definition of a mass shooting requires a single instance where four or more victims are killed. These three triple homicides last week in Detroit don’t technically qualify. Detroit Police Chief James Craig, the fourth cop to head the city’s police department in five years, has his own name for these brutal acts that have claimed almost 300 lives so far this year in Detroit: "urban terrorism."
That’s a term you likely won’t be hearing on the news. “
[As] long as the white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled. You bleed for white people. But when it comes time to seeing your own churches being bombed and little black girls be murdered, you haven’t got no blood.
You bleed when the white man says bleed; you bite when the white man says bite; and you bark when the white man says bark. I hate to say this about us, but it’s true. How are you going to be nonviolent in Mississippi, as violent as you were in Korea? How can you justify being nonviolent in Mississippi and Alabama, when your churches are being bombed, and your little girls are being murdered, and at the same time you’re going to be violent with Hitler, and Tojo, and somebody else that you don’t even know?
If violence is wrong in America, violence is wrong abroad. If it’s wrong to be violent defending black women and black children and black babies and black men, then it’s wrong for America to draft us and make us violent abroad in defense of her. And if it is right for America to draft us, and teach us how to be violent in defense of her, then it is right for you and me to do whatever is necessary to defend our own people right here in this country.
ahaaaa dude do you not think that there are enough places in the world for you to find artistic representation of white people??
you may have noticed that medievalpoc is a blog on the internet whilst the Renaissance was a massive artistic movement drawing heavily from the Classical Greek and Roman periods and glorifying dark haired white people (i.e. the very demographic of ‘euromediterranean peoples’ you are bringing up) even when the subjects they are portraying were never intended to be white*
and wait!!! there are many more western art movements with images of white people for you to peruse!!!! why don’t you start by looking in literally any major art gallery!!!!!!!!!!!
It is not sad that a student of ancient history and art appreciates a resource for greater diversity in her research. tbh it’s not even very noteworthy.
*Aeneas is persian and Dido is north african gOOD GRIEF THESE PICTURES KILL ME EVERY TIME
This anon ask is kind of….fascinating, like a really gross looking insect.
I’m also really sorry that these kind of asks are making their way into the inboxes of my followers…now that’s just rude.
I’m baffled by accusation that I “erase” Mediterranean people…this Anon seems to be very upset that I would group brown-skinned Europeans with Europeans of African descent (as if these groups are necessarily separate?) under the umbrella term “People of Color”.
I mean, I’m pretty sure anyone who’s paying attention has noticed that I am quite aware Southern Italians exist; I recently did an entire series on Southern Italian artist and fabulous eccentric Il Sodoma:
Anon up there seems to have a big, juicy problem with me claiming this artist as a person of color.
But maybe what Anon does not understand is that their fatuous opinion changes absolutely nothing about the lack of inclusion of brown-skinned artists and art subjects in Eurocentric American Art History Education.
My followers today are the Educators of tomorrow. The newest generation of Americans are going to irrevocable change American demographics, and I will not stand by and witness them being indoctrinated with a white supremacist education.
White supremacy in education is a form of social violence. You only have to look through the many, many messages I’ve received from students who were outright told by their teachers and professors that they have no history, they have no place in art, that they could only be slaves, oppressed people, victims of genocide and defined in relation to European Colonialism. How many textbooks begin with “First Contact”? How many textbooks try to put a “positive spin” on chattel slavery??? How many colleges are preemptively banning “Ethnic Studies” Departments?
How is divorcing a people from their history not violence?
The bottom line is, there are many people in power in the United States doing their utmost to make sure these students never see a face that looks like theirs in the past, in power, in context, or at all. Because they know the psychological effects this has on youth and their sense of self-esteem and empowerment.
My “shitty blog” is doing its best to mitigate or do some damage control on the perpetuation of these crimes done in the name of Education.
If there’s a white-powdered lining to news that the mayor of the fourth-largest city in North America has a substance abuse problem, it’s the opportunity to re-visit dangerous stereotypes about people who smoke crack.
Why are we so comfortable using crack users as a verbal punching bag? The reason has roots in racism: society didn’t, and often still doesn’t, respect the poor black people who are most associated with the drug. […] In the mid-80s, crack cocaine user became synonymous with the urban poor. The high was relatively affordable and accessible in impoverished communities, and Reagan had just launched the War on Drugs that continues to put a disproportionate number of African Americans in jail.
Neuropsychiatrist and author of “High Price” Dr. Carl Hart says crack’s reputation has more to do with politicians who want to paint black communities as dangerous than to campaign on giving them better resources. […] These vitriolic stereotypes prevent solutions to drug addiction.
Not gonna lie, here in Vancouver I’ve been laughing along with the deluge of punchlines about Rob Ford’s admitted habit of smoking crack (caveat: only when he’s in one of his drunken stupors), but this is actually probably the first thoughtful piece to come out of this circus, about the racist roots of the crack stigma.
The fact that Ford remains mayor of Toronto after admitting to being a crack user can only be attributed to his being white. A Black or Aboriginal mayor who got caught on video smoking crack would surely be ousted in a heartbeat, clapped in handcuffs and thrown in jail. Whereas a white man born to wealth can not only get away with smoking crack while mayor of a large North American city, but on the same day as the admission, he announced that he’s running for re-election in 2014, surely the most unorthodox campaign launch in political history. That’s how powerful whiteness is in deflecting social consequence and punishment.(via zuky)
and it’s no accident that this segment is conveniently left out of our education
Welcome to 2013, an era in which people still don’t understand how celebrating the lives of black women is fundamentally and contextually different than celebrating the lives of (already appreciated) white women.