“I think we can all recognize that the “it’s a joke excuse” is the most dismissive, self-righteous loophole, created by those who refuse to examine their power, and assume they have not only the right to say whatever they want to people, but the right to control how other people react to what they have said.”—
“The attempt by Republican men to wrestle American women back into chastity belts has not only breathed life into President Obama, it has roused and riled Hillary. And that could turn out to be the most dangerous thing the wildly self-destructive G.O.P. leaders have done.”—
Here is a handy dandy guide to let you know why your reaction to being called a racist is as much of a tell tale sign of your true self as anything else you’ve previously said to warrant the accusation.
A True NON-Racist’s Reaction to Being Called a Racist:
“Why would you call me that? What did I do to make you think that? Please tell me so I know not to make that mistake again.”
If the assaulted person believes that the Non-racist is sincere, they explain. Once explained, the NON-racist’s reaction:
“I am sorry that I hurt you. That was never my intention. I will make sure that I never say anything like that again.”
A NON-racist would take being called a racist seriously. They would want to know why the person sees them that way and they would want to make every effort to never make that mistake again. Who knows, it could be a simple misunderstanding. Maybe it is head in the sand thinking. Maybe the person has things ingrained in them that made them say or act in a certain way. Whatever the case may be, this would be the reaction of a non-racist.
A true Racist’s reaction:
“I am not racist. I think you are the racist one./I am not racist, my Grandfather, who I love to pieces is Black./ I’m not racist, my boyfriend is Black./I’m not a fucking racist you piece of shit.” (There are many variations here)
There will be no explanation or trying to “Explain.” A racist only denies and has no interest in finding out what they did to hurt the other person. A racist has no intentions to change. A racist (in their eyes) is not only NOT wrong but also, the victim. A racist believes that racism is wearing a KKK hood and nothing else. A racist does not believe that racism is systematic or that people are not treated equally. A racist only knows what THEY see and believes that everyone is treated in the EXACT same way that they are. A racist chooses not to see the big picture. A racist can only see THEIR picture.
YOUR REACTION IS MY CONFIRMATION.
[Edit] Right after I set this up to post, I saw this on my dash. I am going to have to say that they did a better job at this than I did. The amount of excellence in the BINGO card alone put my post to shame!
I am not on the 'Mary Poppins is a Time Lord' train
Personality-wise, she is quite Doctorish. However! Her reflection in the mirror talks to her. She has medicine that pours out a different flavour each time. She can jump into paintings and explore worlds within them. She can float on the ceiling. She can clean rooms by clicking her fingers and making objects move on their own. She flies to places via umbrella.
She is clearly a Ravenclaw sent to tutor two Muggleborn wizards and make sure their parents will let them go to Hogwarts. She has an Undetectable Extension Charm on her carpet-bag and is probably BFF with McGonagall.
i do not want to see my country turned into a war zone while they look for this man who is no longer there and has not been for years. Uganda is actually in a relatively peaceful state right now compared to years before. not when it comes to poverty, health care, and things like that but at least when it comes to war. if people want to help they need to invest in our health care and help us build up our infrastructure so we can become more self sufficient. and assist us in being able to make money off of our own natural resources like the oil that china and the u.s. are bargaining from us for.
Two centuries of PoC being stolen from their homelands, driven out of their native lands, tricked, raped, infected with disease, and otherwise downtrodden so as to remove them from any chance of being the dominant race.
[PoC gives a white person a nickname playing on the fact that they're white].
PoC must, from the moment they realize a baby is on the way, worry about whether giving a child a name reflecting their heritage will affect their chances at a good life in the future. Hint: it will.
Calling out that slavery lasted for two centuries, and civil rights did not happen for PoC until the 20th Century (you know, the century which only ended TWELVE YEARS AGO).
We should not talk about it, because it makes [non-PoC] feel bad.
A non-PoC actor can get pretty much any role s/he wnats.
... including roles that were originally written as PoC. PoC actors must settle for roles making them servants, sassy women, jive turkey men, criminals, drug addicts, or abused downtrodden prostitutes, the better to reinforce the negative mental image of PoC in the minds of the zeitgeist, and hold up the excuse that "they bring it on themselves".
Flattering pictures of people used to represent them on the web.
Flattering pictures of Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Bachman. But the most unflattering pic available of Michelle Obama is used for the same article.
Articles about women's features.
Article purporting to have scientific "proof" that Black women are uglier than women of any other race.
America is where everyone is supposed to have equal chance.
Equal chance? Freed slaves were lucky if they got 40 Acres and a Mule, after working for free for generations for people who are now wealthy and offered no other reparations.
Irish History Month, Italian History Month, French History Month, German History Month, etc. All of which would, technically, qualify, btw, as White History Months.
It's not Cameroon History Month, Nigerian History Month, Egyptian History Month, Zimbabwean History Month, Zaire History Month, Somalian History Month, etc. It's BLACK History Month. Doesn't matter what country in Africa you come from. If you're Black you just all get lumped in together.
PoC describe their experiences.
Non-PoC interrupt, derail, silence, mock, deride, or cite "oversensitivity" because it makes them feel uncomfortable to know that PoC have endured this, and to have to acknowledge their privilege -- and their responsibility to do something about it if they really are as anti-racist as they profess.
It’s International Women’s Day, and in less than a week, Texas Governor Rick Perry will end the Women’s Health Program, effectively cutting 130,000 Texan women off from important medical services, in an effort to stick it to Planned Parenthood and the federal government.
According to the “freedom of religion” clause, the government cannot impose a particular religion on its citizens, which is what Rick Santorum and his followers want. They want to make it legal for conservative Christians to force their religious dogma on their underlings. Santorum himself is Catholic, and subscribes to a very narrow religious dogma. He is “not a believer in birth control” and in October 2011 qualified this belief by saying that “The Catholic church has a theology that says [contraception] is wrong.” He believes that it is constitutional for a Catholic employer to impose his views on birth control onto others, even outside of religious organizations.
But as Mark Sumner of the Daily Kos says, employers should not be allowed to do this because they don’t own their employees, and therefore the employees are to afforded all of the same rights as the employer, including the right to practice her own religion and to have control over her own body. As Sumner says, “No matter how strong your personal faith, your employees are not obligated to live according to those beliefs, expressly because they are personal.”
How is this helping any of those fetuses this country is so obsessed with? Abortions performed due to prenatal issues aren’t done for fun or because the woman quite simply doesn’t want to carry the fetus to full-term. These abortions are performed to save the woman’s life or to not force her to carry a fetus to full-term that’s going to die anyway. This is a genius anti-life move.
Now that we're all being social justice warriors on Tumblr and reblogging things about His Evilness Kony, could I please ask you to educate yourself about the following news stories and human rights abuses as well ?
In Ethiopia, the Gibe III Dam is a proposed, gigantic hydroelectric dam that will flood the Lower Omo Valley area and displace thousands of indigenous groups, while destroying several unique cultures. This dam is funded by European companies and the Ethiopian government as well. Read more about it here and write an upset letter to the Ethiopian PM here
On the 5th of March, members of the Oglala formed a human road block and refused to let trucks with material for the Canadian tar sands pass through their lands on the Pine Ridge Reserve, asking for the companies to respect the treaties and stop contaminating the planet. The protest was led by two Lakota grandmothers called Renabelle Bad Cob Standing Bear and Marie Randal. Read more about it here.
Ranchers in Rondônia and other parts of the Amazon have used gunmen and still continue to use gunmen to attack indigenous peoples in the areas where they have their farms. Today, Brazil is home to the largest numbers of uncontacted tribes, many descendants of indigenous people who were enslaved and later escaped during the Brazilian rubber boom. Today these people risk being wiped out entirely as farmers use pesticides to kill the trees in the area and don’t mind attacking indigenous peoples and killing them in order to set an example. You can read more about a number of uncontacted indigenous groups here.
Although India’s Supreme Court in 2002 ordered that the highway through the Jarawa’s reserve on the Andaman Isles should be closed, it remains open – and tourists use it for ‘human safaris’ to the Jarawa. Recently it was revealed that the local police accepted bribes and forced Jarawa women to dance seductively in front of tourists who treated them as little more than exotic animals. Poachers also enter the reserve. In 1999 and 2006, the Jarawa suffered outbreaks of measles – a disease that has wiped out many tribes worldwide following contact with outsiders. Read more here.
YES, I am criticizing a system that privileges white, male, cisgendered, heterosexual, Christian, able-bodied people, and a few other categories I may forget. And class. Class is what counts.
NO, I am not hating on white people. I pass as white. I benefit from the skin privilege and let me tell you: the liberty to choose if I’m going to give myself away or not at my leisure when I’m in company that doesn’t know me and which I don’t trust is a PRIVIFUCKINGLEGE.
It’s the privilege I hate. The institution.
I cannot make it go away; I cannot even the field for everyone, but I can recognize the privileges I benefit from and generally check myself before I start speaking over those with less institutional power. And I expect to be shamed if I fail to check myself. So should you.
UNDERSTAND THIS, WHITE PERSON WITH HURT FEEFEES: Getting shamed for ignoring or denying one’s own institutional power is NOT hate.
HATE is having your children taken away to boarding schools so they’d learn white manners and culture and leave behind their own inferior cultures.
HATE is beating those children until they stop speaking their own language.
HATE is seeing your holy ground desecrated to make way for a parking lot.
HATE is the total displacement of your people.
HATE is being treated worse than animals so a few white people can get richer.
HATE is when you’re afraid to speak your own language because you’re afraid of being found out.
HATE is when it is totally okay to casually use a caricature of your people to insult others or crack a joke.
Don’t fucking whine to me about HATING white people.
Because I’ve tried to be nice and point out to people that feeling bad for being called out on engaging in racism or another form of marginalization THAT IS A DIRECT CONTINUATION TO ANY/ALL OF THE ABOVE does IN NO WAY AT ALL COMPARE WITH GOING THROUGH ANY/ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Nobody softened the truncheon for us. We tried being nice and good, and we still got beaten. HARD. Why should I soften this for you?
In light of all that has been said and repeated politely, firmly, loudly, or right in your face: KEEP THE “OH NOES DON’T HATE WHITE PEOPLE” CRAP THE FUCK OUT OF MY REBLOGS.
Reblog this if you know someone, or have been affected by someone, who needs a punch in the fucking face. People who need a punch in the fucking face affect the lives of many. There is still no known cure for people who need a punch in the fucking face, except a punch in the fucking face. 93% of people won't reblog this.. Why? Because.. they probably need a punch in the fucking face.