Uhh, everybody except for black people and brown people and yellow people, we guess? Also, many actual white people don’t much like white people, having read a history book or two. But Michele Bachmann is here to praise Jesus and His Own Special People, even though…
Some folks are saying she said “Who likes wet people?”
Since the both racist and sexist, sexgenderbody (post here) thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to make an Ignore White Men day I decided, since it’s fine to discriminate and ignore a whole group of people based on skin tone and gender, why not make an Ignore Black Women day, too?
Oh, and while…
You, sir, have completely missed the fucking point. Here’s a tip: International Ignore Black Women Day is everyday.
“When I ask White men and women how racism hurts them, they frequently talk about their fears of people of color, the social incompetence they feel in racially mixed situations, the alienation they have experienced between parents and their children when a child marries into a family of color, and the interracial friendships they had as children that were lost in adolescence or young adulthood without their ever understanding why. White people are paying a significant price for the system of advantage. The cost is not as high for Whites as it is for people of color, but a price is being paid.”—“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”- Beverly Daniel Tatum, PH.D. (via blackandwhiteomnivouriousbear)
“"Let’s get America back on the right track." - Any Given GOP Presidential Candidate. (Especially Rick Perry)”—
Get it back to what? And for who? This is how I know most politicians are speaking to and for privileged straight white christian males.
This nation has been on the wrong track since slavery, and it never reconciled, never recovered. It just went from slavery to share cropping to the KKK to jim crow to the war on drugs, then to the prison industrial complex. Which one of these would you call the right track, Ms./Mr. Candidate?
I challenge every public official (and citizen) to identity any period in American history where things were better on the lines of race, class, or gender social-economic-politics than they are now. In most areas, things have gone from bad to worse, but there are almost no situations where things were good or desirable, then became bad.
“The definition of race is considered to be socially constructed rather than biologically determined. This means that race has more to do with how social groups are separated, treated as inferior or superior, and given differential access to power and other valued resources.”—Definition of race by the American Psychological Association. (via idkwigbihigf)
In June, Fox News repeatedly promoted the accusation that undocumented immigrants had set the Monument wildfire that was raging in Arizona at the time. However, the Justice Department recently announced that it has charged two U.S. citizens in connection with the state’s worst-ever wildfire.
Cashier Woman:Good for you!! This guy just bought TWO Snickers bars and asked me for a bag! Can you believe that?! I was thinking, 'What about the environment?!'
Me:I know! I used to work at Rite Aid and I would just pretend we ran out of bags when people did stuff like that.
Cashier Woman:Well, I would have done that, but it was a black man.
Cashier Woman:And I mean, one of my friends is a black woman, so I'm not saying anything about them, but you know black people like asking white people for bags because it makes them feel better about themselves.
I like Emma Stone, and I’m sure that everyone involved in this movie is a good person and it’s all well-intentioned, but it’s still very problematic. This article does a good job of explaining why.
“It’s frustrating because in these narratives—written by privileged Whites—Black people are always passive. Things are done to them or for them, but they are never the agents of their own liberation. (And sorry, but no, telling the Nice White Lady about your shitty boss isn’t being an agent of your own liberation—not when Black women were actually organizing against Jim Crow, segregation, lynchings and violence, and the intimidation of Black voters.)
Jo Ann Robinson had been organizing against segregation and for the bus boycotts for years. And she did this not on her own, but as part of the Women’s Political Council. They were the first group to call for a bus boycott in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
And the thing is, these women are not outliers. They are not unusual. Women were active in the struggle—even the nice Black maid who was always so sweet to you growing up, who was always so quiet and polite to your parents, was likely working her ass off on her off hours, knocking on doors, preparing for meetings (or cleaning up after them), strategizing about what to do next, giving aid to other activists who needed it. Even small actions could be perilous, but know this: a lot of people were taking them. This movement was not built on the actions of a few leaders or some Nice White People. They weren’t waiting for the Nice White Lady to come and free them, they were doing that themselves thankyouverymuch.”
“Colorlines.com’s very own Jamilah King wrote, “Kreayshawn represents one of the most insidious traits of white privilege: the inability to even notice it. Of course, the irony is that the rapper has openly talked about being white lots of times.”