Posts tagged: white supremacy
Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
This is the type of violence, from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide, that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved.
I can’t believe there are actually full on blogs here dedicated to trying to tell off POC and social justice blogs instead of them being self-aware, realizing WHY we’re angry, and telling off blogs dedicated to being racist like…wtf lol.
Are you serious right now?
I’m not offended, you’re just wrong.
By it’s mere function, sjw is a dehumanizing term. It’s a placeholder created to replace the other person’s identity which may have a direct bearing on the topic. When I talk about the appropriation of something from my culture, it becomes easy to dismiss what I’m saying if you only call me an sjw, if you actually recognize linguistically and mentally that I’m a part of the group that’s affected by the appropriation of those traditions, that dismissal no longer works.
The only person that didn’t read the OP was you, stop reading shit into it that the OP never even said in the first place. OP didn’t say once that they were surprised that people had a different view, only that she was surprised at the blogs “telling off” aka harassing the people actually experiencing the racism.
I’m sorry you find my use of actual sociological and academic terms so intimidating. Maybe if you actually knew something about what you were saying that wouldn’t be an issue for you. Your little confusion about ‘in context’ is so cute. I hate to break it to you honey but your OPINION (note that it isn’t facts or evidence) is dead wrong. If you don’t understand the basic concept of historical context, this conversation is clearly too complex and nuanced for your bigoted little mind to comprehend. But we already knew that. :D
yep sjw is a term a created by neo-nazis on here.
During my time on tumblr I’ve received a not insubstantial amount of hate.
My detractors have been varied; I’ve had trans white people, white women, white people in their teens, white people in their late 20s/early 30s and so so many others.
But regardless of their education, religion, age, profession, or anything else, there has been one single overarching theme.
There is a perpetual hatred for blackness.
I’m not even black, I’m an ethnic Kashmiri, Pakistani dude but as soon as white people see my url, they immediately think ‘murderblackpeople’ and they storm into my inbox threatening it.
White hatred for blackness is an amazing uniting force for white people. It transcends all social, economic, cultural, and national barriers. White people from California to New York to London to Sydney who see my url, come into my inbox and chime in to just confirm to me that they hate black people and that black people are still the primary targets of their bigotry.
White hatred for blackness is surpassed in remarkability only by how disgusting and pervasive it is.
& somehow cops managed without a tank & tear gas. #ferguson #mikebrown #policebrutality #racism
What the FUCK
White people riot all the damn time. UNC wins? Riot. UNC loses? Riot. Penn State fires a guy for covering for a pedophile for years? RIOT RIOT RIOT!
But too many black people gather, even peacefully, and here comes the tear gas and rubber(coated) bullets.
The thing is:
White people riot and destroy property when they lose games, or, strangely, when they win games, at sporting events.
They riot and destroy property when child rapists and people who are complicit in covering up child rape are penalized and punished.
But if black people riot and destroy property in response to systemic injustice and State-sanctioned violence against black people, then the country, the media, and American citizens regard us as unthinking savages.
Surely, the unmitigated fuckery present in this paradigm is self-evident….
At the University of Tennessee, white people burned mattresses in the streets when Lane Kiffin left! :P
The UConn campus erupts into full-out riot, complete with car flipping and property destruction, whenever they win a national championship, yet people barely blink an eye.
While Black experiences with racism and anti-Blackness are used as analogies/metaphors and narratives to shape the experiences of non-Black people while erasing Black people’s experiences and humanity (as I discussed in White People Using Blackness and Anti-Black Racism Analogies For Their Experiences Is NOT Intersectionality), these experiences past and present are indicative of our lives, our history, our deaths. A reality. Not an anecdote to lead into something else.
Michael Brown's execution and all of these extrajudicial executions are indicative of violence that never was truly “past” as it is always present. And it is a REALITY—not a metaphor—with a human cost in Black mental and physical health, in Black safety, in Black bodies.
Below are the links mentioned in the tweets that I sent above: Black Women Were Lynched Too, Consuming Black Death, Family of Michael Brown, Teenager Shot to Death By Ferguson Police, Talks About His Life.
And look, I am disinterested in White supremacist sociopaths, anti-Black non-Black people of colour or unfortunately some Black people who have internalized racism and believe that the politics of respectability can protect us to now throw out the violent lie, derailment and misnomer (“Black on Black crime” is a misnomer and epistemic violence) that Black people “don’t care about intraracial crime.” This is a VIOLENT type of derailment and is dehumanization. When every race has intraracial crime yet only Black people are deemed to “not care” despite evidence to contrary and then civilian crime is juxtaposed to extrajudicial executions as modern lynchings and State violence? The false equalization is not solely epistemic violence; it is a direct attack on the mental health and well-being of Black people. Save it. (And notably, this derailment only addresses violence between cishet Black men; never a mention about any other Black people cared about or not.)
Black life is valuable in it of itself. Not solely as a trope for consumption with erasure and a demand that we feel gleeful about the erasure to prove “solidarity.” Anti-Blackness and misogynoir are not “progressive.” Michael Brown’s life MATTERED…FULL STOP.
Peace to every Black victim and family of this violence. (My own family is one of them, by the way.)
Peace to Michael Brown’s mother and his family.
white people this is why nobody trusts you
Video of the 2 construction workers on the scene immediately after Mike Brown was murdered
i hate that these two white boys have more validity than 5 other black eye witnesses.
I was just talking about that…..
1700-1950s: its illegal for Black folks to testify against Whites
2014- Welp…it’s not TECHNICALLY illegal but ya know…you need some white credibility behind it
The fucked up thing is now the case will gain more traction because of these white men, and not because of the six other Black eyewitnesses whose stories match up.
I’d just like to point out a positive thing from the article linked above…
"The co-worker could not be reached for comment through his employer. He previously told KTVI (Channel 2) that he had uttered a profanity in frustration after hitting a tree root while digging. Brown heard him and stopped to talk.
Brown “told me he was feeling some bad vibes,” the co-worker told KTVI in a video that aired Aug. 12. “That the Lord Jesus Christ would help me through that as long as I didn’t get all angry at what I was doing.”
This young man (Brown) took the time out to share a little gospel just 30 or so minutes before his murder. He was an angel before he even departed.
that did make me smile real hard when I was reading it. Mike was supposed to come right back to speak with them again
Charlie Sheen smokes crack live in a web-chat and they make him the highest paid actor on television.
An 18-year-old black person smokes a blunt and he is unfit to live.
I see you white power.
A new study spearheaded by Dr. Stacy L. Smith at USC’s Annenberg School confirms what we already know: Hollywood sucks at portraying racial diversity.
But here’s a surprise: It doesn’t suck as much as you think — as long as we’re counting all speaking parts, and not just the protagonists.
Smith and her colleagues Marc Choueiti and Dr. Katherine Pieper surveyed the 100 top-performing films of the past seven years (2007-2013) and found that the numbers of black and Asian characters are more or less commensurate with 2010 U.S. census data.
Hispanic characters, on the other hand, are severely underrepresented and hypersexualized (both men and women) in film, even though Latinos make up the country’s largest minority population.
More frustratingly, the diversification of the American film industry has stalled in the wake of its globalization. Black women directors have made very little inroads into mainstream filmmaking. And overall, the worlds depicted in the movies just don’t reflect today’s changing demographics (and they never did).
But you already knew that.
Here are some of the most interesting findings from Smith’s study:
-People of color are significantly underrepresented in film — but not evenly. White characters made up three-quarters (74.1%) of all speaking characters in the past seven years, but that overrepresentation obscures the fact that the ranks of black and Asian characters on film (14.1% and 4.4%, respectively) reflect real-life demographics (12.6% and 4.8% per the 2010 US Census).
—Hispanics are dramatically underrepresented and hypersexualized. In contrast to the representative numbers on black and Asian characters, only 4.9% of speaking characters in the years surveyed were Hispanic. Compare that to the 16.3% of the US population that is Hispanic — and the fact that Latino moviegoers buy 25% of all theater tickets — and the numbers are appalling.
Even worse, Hispanic women on screen are the most likely (37%) to be partially or fully naked among all women. Black and Asian women were the least likely to be sexualized (23.5% and 18.2%). White women stood at 31.9%. Interestingly, Hispanic men were also the most likely to be sexualized among all the male racial groups.
—Animators tend to create whiter movies compared to filmmakers as a whole. A quarter (25.9%) of all speaking-part roles were characters of color, but in animation the number of all characters of color stood at less than 15%. That’s pretty depressing, especially given the fact that nearly half of all children under the age of 5 in the US today are not white.
—No progress on diversity on or behind the scenes has occurred between 2007 and 2013.
—Black female directors have made little inroads into the studio system. While the numbers of black male directors has held steady since 2007 (around 6.5%), only 2 black female directors were represented among the 23 black directors who made the 600 top-grossing films between 2007 and 2012. The study also disproved that 2013 was the Year of Black Cinema, since it was only the prominence, rather than the ranks, of black directors that changed last year. (Female directors of color of other races were not mentioned by the study.)
Hopefully this year’s Amma Asante’s Belle and Ava DuVernay’s Selma will prove to be a turning point.
next time someone says cartoons don’t matter, here’s facts - animation is less diverse than live action by ten percent, only fifteen percent of speaking parts, and half of kids under five aren’t white
meanwhile big hero six is set in a mashup of san francisco and tokyo and there’s only one japanese girl and she’s elsa squinting
But #makeablackgirlmad isn’t? Okay.
Black women can’t be publicly discussed as beautiful for one second before some white girl gets her feelings hurt for not being the center of attention.
it’s the dude
and his feed is full of a bunch of ‘hilarious’ racist bullshit that i’m not even going to link bc jfc there is a lot of it and it’s bad
she’s not much better - https://twitter.com/sarakateee/status/503711209850281984
- Turning unrest into a movement
- The DOJ is working to ensure that the criminal justice system is fair, constitutional, and free of bias. More on the investigation (x)
- White hate groups have nearly doubled over the last 15 years
- Some NYPD officers will begin wearing body cameras in a pilot program
- It’s easier to become a STL officer than a barber
- The murder of Mike Brown and Jim Crow lynchings have too much in common
- House of cards corruption in Ferguson (Storify)
- Resources for teaching about Ferguson, discussing race and injustice
Hey, everyone here’s a gentle reminder to please go donate to the making of this documentary about beauty standards in Korea. It’s a pretty important film (in fact, I see people here reblogging gifs from the preview constantly without knowing where it’s from) and yet they still haven’t received enough money to make it in the foreseeable future. At the very least, signal boost.