Posts tagged: white supremacy
This book was so real.
So Paula Deen has a new cooking network. Not one show but a whole network. Tell me again about the poor racists having their lives ruined.
The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland
At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.
The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”
the crumbling myth of white supremacy. white supremacy is violent. white supremacy is destructive. white supremacy is pervasive. white supremacy kills.
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
"i don’t even really understand what systemic privilege is but i’m 110% sure i don’t benefit from it"
good luck with that i guess
but trust me, anon, you’re going to be really embarassed about that pov someday and the sooner the better
Some Muslim workers in Cincinnati were fired recently for taking time to pray on the job after their company changed its policy on flexible break times.
Mohamed Maow, along with nearly two-dozen other Somali refugees who had been legally working part and full time at DHL Global Mail, was fired after stopping for a five minute evening prayer that is required by the religion of Islam. The three-year employee of DHL has never received any negative reviews for his work over the years, and in the past, the company allowed flexible break times that enabled the Muslim workers to be able to pray when they needed to.
After changing their break policy, however, Muslim workers were left with no choice but to take the five-minutes to pray. Workers claim that they told supervisors that they would go off the clock for the prayer time, but they weren’t allowed.
"We do not have a choice," said Shahira Abdullah, 21. "We must stop what we are doing and pray. We were not asking for an additional break."
A new supervisor had taken over not long before the group was fired, and that is when the policy changed. On October 9th, Maow and the other 23 Muslim workers stopped to pray at 7:24pm. After their prayer, three workers were called into the office by the supervisor and told they were all fired. Police were called to the scene to make sure that there were no harsh reactions when the workers were leaving the building.
Now, 12 complaints, including one from Maow, have been filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and 12 more are still expected to be filed.
"We are requesting all available remedies allowed under Title VII (of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964) and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, including but not limited to: damages, reinstatement where appropriate and policy changes to ensure that all worker’s civil rights are respected," said Booker Washington of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the organization that is filing the complaints on behalf of the workers.
DHL released a statement in response to the complaints filed, stating, “While we believe that all respective internal rules of DHL Global Mail are perfectly in line with legal requirements, we will investigate/consider the case carefully. DHL Global Mail is an equal opportunity employer and takes seriously all complaints of harassment and discrimination, however we do not comment in detail on pending charges or litigation. Our policies provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. DHL Global Mail ensures employees’ religious practices are understood and, as reasonable, accommodated.”
Still, Maow and the 23 other Muslim workers that were fired for taking five minutes to pray claim that there was a basic lack of understanding and an unwillingness to compromise.
"First, it’s religion," said Maow on the tenants of Islam. "Second, it’s that you are to support your father and mother and children until they are able to care for themselves. We take work very seriously. I have never had this problem before. When I took English class at Cincinnati Public Schools, my teachers always understood when I had to pray. It never was a problem."
The matter is currently being handled, but as of right now, Maow and many other former DHL workers are unemployed.
this is clearly Islamophobia but its doubly concerning that those fired include two dozen refugees that means in the mean time many of these people won’t have the resources to provide any sort of cushion for themselves and their families.
Yup. Islamaphobia at its finest.
I wasn’t allowed to make salat in bootcamp or in the Fleet. I had to make up ALL my prayers later in the evening.
"Police were called to the scene to make sure that there were no harsh reactions when the workers were leaving the building."
yeah that’s not why. they were making an example of them.
dhl corporate needs to publically fire the new supervisor and apologize and rehire all these guys and give them a raise, immediately.
Forest Whitaker was frisked at a store in NYC on Friday after an employee accused him of stealing. He was frisked in plain view of everyone. Of course, the pat down produced nothing. The employee then reportedly beg the Academy Award winning actor not to tell store management in fear that the episode would cost him his job. Forest, in turn, asked that the store change their behavior and treat the public in a fair and just manner in the future. See, not even an Academy Award can stop a Black man from being criminalized. Liberated from NewsOne.
SmhNo one is safe. (I am talking about black people here.)
that kid didn’t regret frisking the black guy, just that he turned out to be important and thus could retaliate
oh my god
this is part of the description for the “rendition”
Very good movie, full of beautiful (animated) white people, nary a non-white to be seen. I’m shocked it even got made in this day and age. It’s a film that may wake up many to the simple beauty that we have to lose; the beauty of white women and children, and western civilization.
haha racism is over tho
this is an important point to be made; when you make a film, a comic, a tv show with all white characters— you’re giving these people what want. you corroborate then, whether you mean to or not
So, you all know that different races are native to different regions right? And until recently immigration wasn’t really a thing. I’d post some sources but I already know what comes with that.
lmao you know what else is a fact? disney has no problem selling all white movies and merchandise to children of color all over the world, but shouldn’t be bothered to represent them
literally who cares about your excuses as to why it’s okay to purposefully exclude people who you want to sell things to? also: saami aren’t white, but disney had no problem taking parts of their culture, using it in the movie, and still excluding them
it’s fucking 2014
why are you defending white nationalism and would be ethnic cleansers
things that bother you: non-white people existing in places you don’t want them
things that don’t bother you: white nationalism
man the anti-sj trolls are levelling up their disney apologism
Why I Chose Not to Be Involved in Whitelandia
By Walidah Imarisha
I’ve recently had folks contacting me from across the country, even all around the world, about the upcoming documentary Whitelandia: Black Oregon/White Homeland (a play on the popular show Portlandia), which purports to explore the history of racism and white supremacy in Oregon. It currently is in the production stage, having publicly put out a trailer and launching a successful kickstarter program to fund it.
People having reached out to me about this film for several reasons. One is that I present a public program called “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon: A Hidden History,” which features an interactive timeline I developed looking at the history of race, identity and power in Oregon.
But people also reached out to me because up until just a few weeks ago, the Whitelandia trailer featured clips of me speaking on this topic. Folks assume the footage of me means I have signed off and given my support for this project. It’s a good assumption to make - unfortunately in this case it’s dead wrong.
The truth is, Whitelandia’s producers (who are both white) used the footage of me without my knowledge or permission. They took it from a program of mine that is available for viewing on youtube. I also learned recently I am not the only one who has had this unfortunate experience. At least two local organizations th have said Whitelandia used footage from their projects without consent, credit, or notification. In addition, the Whitelandia creators told several media sources I was involved in the project, telling one I was an advisor to their project, before I had ever met with them.
More than just really bad filmmaking practices, these incidents speak to deeper issues of white privilege, appropriation and domination.
And more than just using a clip of my program without permission, the producers stated several times, in our one face-to-face meeting as well as in various emails, that my timeline, my research and my analytical framework I put forward in my public scholarship form the spine of their film. Again, without my input or even knowledge. This situation, where my work as a Black female scholar has been used by two white filmmakers without conversation, credit, compensation or control reeks of intellectual colonialism.
When I addressed these concerns with them, their response was to say it would be impossible for a film like this to exist without my scholarship and research, and that, moreover I was the “primary historian” on this subject. This alone shows how very little research the producers have done on their own. My name may come up when you type “Oregon Black History” into google (which feels like is the extent of their research), but I have only been presenting about this for three years. My scholarship itself rests on the backs of and beside dozens of historians, community leaders, cultural workers - the vast majority of whom are from Black communities in Oregon, who have taken on the monumental task, some of them for decades, of preserving, caring for and sharing this history.
To say my work is the only work out there is indicative of the problems with this film, the lack of connection with, and knowledge of, the Black community, evident in their preparation and approach. When we met, the producers only mentioned a couple connections they had sought to establish to the Black community. They had no concrete plans about relationship building or accountability processes, and beyond saying “Folks will get to tell their story in our film,” they had no ideas about compensation or support for the individuals and organizations who would be giving their time and energy for these filmmakers to use. I expressed my concerns to them about all of this. I talked to them about what steps they had put into place to build relationships with the Black community. I asked them how they would support work being led by the Black community now, about accountability to the community, about control, credit and compensation for individual community members featured in the film, and the people like me they were asking to be advisers and conduits to the community. Their answers were vague and didn’t feel thought-out to me. Their actions since have confirmed this, and have led me to request they remove me from the trailer, as well as not use my framework for their film.
To me, this means the making of Whitelandia replicates the same oppressive dynamics they are seeking to explore in their film. This is the historic relationship the Black community has had with the larger white power structure – one where individuals, organizations and institutions come into the community and take what they want - without conversation, without dialogue, without recompense.
The framing of the original Whitelandia trailer (which has since been taken down) felt to me like it portrayed Black communities as passive victims. My entire program and scholarship aims to show that while Oregon was created as a white homeland, enacting many laws, including Black exclusion laws, to further that aim, there have always been Black communities in this state. That is due entirely to the resilience, creativity, determination and community building of Black people. The fact that Black communities exist at all in Oregon – where Black peoples’ very presence was a criminal act written into the Constitution – is an incredible thing. I believe anyone who had done the real research into this history would see this work through that lens.
My other concern is that this film raised a significant amount of money on a kickstarter using the faces, voices and stories of people who were not asked, and did not agree to it. I did not agree to be part of this project, and certainly not a part of a kickstarter campaign. It seems the majority of their money came from small donations, funded by everyday people who believe this is a vital topic that needs to be explored and shown on a larger level. People who thought they were funding a film rooted in and deeply connected to communities of color in Oregon, which unfortunately is not the case.
Do I think the two Whitelandia filmmakers are “bad” people? No. I believe they are white people who had good intentions. Unfortunately, intentions alone, without work, education and accountability, will not stop exploitative dynamics from happening. In fact, they often ensure systems of oppression will be perpetuated, especially in a place like Portland, which prides itself on espousing a liberal politic that actually serves to perpetuate institutional racism. The very existence of Portland as this white playground – as it is portrayed inPortlandia – is predicated on the exclusion, containment, and exploitation of all communities of color. The excess resources that allow Portland to be such a “liberal livable city” – as long as you are middle class and white – are available because Oregon never intended to serve the needs of anyone but its white population. Without a deep commitment to antiracism, not just vague platitudes about diversity, I believe all this state, this nation, and this film will do is further entrench the inequalities that communities of color have resisted for hundreds of years.
Shifting paradigms of power requires more than just good intentions from those who are privileged – it requires constant reflection, humility, accountability and, especially, recognition of and responsiveness to, the leadership of those directly affected. I believe that as it stands now, Whitelandia’s production practices (and ultimately the film itself) will do nothing but replicate the systems of oppression they are purporting to critique in the film.
Signal boost and spread this shit like wildfire.
A Dayton bus driver, who claimed a Bible in his pocket saved his life after three Black youths shot and stabbed him, apparently made up the attack, reported the Dayton Daily News.
Rickey Wagoner told police on Feb. 24 he was repairing a mechanical malfunction early that morning outside his electric-powered bus when he was attacked by three teens who claimed they wanted to “shoot a polar bear” – which is allegedly street slang for a white person.
He told police one of the assailants urged another to kill the RTA driver if he wanted “to be all the way in the club,” and Wagoner said the teens were wearing dark blue bandanas that suggested gang affiliation.
The 49-year-old Wagoner told police one of the teens shot him twice, but one bullet was stopped by a copy of The Message—a paraphrasing of the Bible into contemporary English by Eugene Peterson—that was in his shirt pocket.
Wagoner said he was also shot in the leg and stabbed in the left arm, but he told police he wrestled the gun away and emptied the weapon’s clip as the assailants fled.
The FBI had even launched an investigation into the case as a possible hate crime.
However, police said Wagoner’s injuries were not consistent with defensive wounds – but were consistent with hesitation wounds, suggesting they were self-inflicted.
Surveillance cameras on the bus did not record any audio or video for the first five minutes Wagoner was off the bus, but the system recorded audio of several gunshots in the remaining 2 minutes and 20 seconds the driver was off the bus.
But police said the gunshots were in reverse order from what would be expected, based on Wagoner’s account.
Police found two bullets lodged in The Message, but investigators said it was “not credible” that the bullets could have been fired into the book without wounding Wagoner.
The only DNA found at the scene was from Wagoner, who police said did not sound out of breath when he drove away on the bus and called a dispatcher to report the shooting.
Police said Wagoner should have been winded since he claimed he had just “fought for his life” and then ran 200 to 300 feet.
Police have closed the case as unfounded, and Wagoner has not been charged with any criminal offense.
so how many black kids got rounded up because of this shitstain?
More phantom Black Men (Boys)
“and Wagoner has not been charged with any criminal offense”
why not though
trying to incite racial violence and play off white supremacy, looking for attention at the cost of pathologizing black lives, should be a crime
“Young African Americans need two more levels of education than their young white counterparts to have the same chance at employment” is the stark conclusion of a new study from Young Invincibles, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that focuses on young Americans.
The study, “Closing the Race Gap,” confirms the timeless adage that as a black person, “you have to be twice as good” to accomplish the same as white peers.
Germany is trash. People need to stop acting like Europe isn’t the very nexus of anti-Blackness. Like what the fuck.
I took German for a very long time, I speak the language and I write in it, I heard what a LOT of the people were saying while I was over there so please don’t fucking come at me with the “we’re not ALL like that” garbage.
I’ve done the Grand Tour of Europe.
Europe is the reason anti-Blackness came to be in the first place.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The growing racial wealth gap – $200 in median wealth for Blacks in 2011 and $23,000 for Whites – threatens national economic security in the United States, according to a recent report by the Center for Global Policy Solutions.