Anonymous asked: How come white people are always to quick to point out that race is an artificial construct when they get called out for doing racist shit as though that's some kind of defense... I mean it is an artificial construct... that was **invented by white people** to systematically oppress everyone else on the planet.
Also, why the fuck do racists always think this is a valid argument? Do they understand that just because something is artificially constructed doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist?
I would just like to share something I’ve held in for a while.
For Black History Month, the Black Student Union was provided a bulletin board outside the Dean’s office by Co-Curricular Programs in Union Hall to decorate.This was decorated on February 2nd.
We worked hard in displaying and commemorating strong affluent leaders and inspirational figures of the Black community. Unfortunately, our works were recently discovered to be ripped down and what remained was a picture of the late Trayvon Martin (originally being part of the collage).This discovery was found on February 13th.
The act seemed quite intentional being that the pictures were attached to a larger piece of paper as the backdrop of the collage. The late Trayvon Martin’s picture had to have been ripped away from this collage and reattached to the bulletin in order for it to stand alone. I have provided pictures of the bulletin board before and after the desecration.
The school has done nothing towards this issue. Although it was in February, I still that some sort of public announcement of intolerance has to be sent out to the student body.
I will not stress how many times this school has brushed under the rug, so many racial issues.
What do you guys think? Would you be mad? Would you care?
If so , do share, and reblog this photo and spread around the type of experiences people of color go through at PWI’s.
If white American feminist theory need not deal with the differences between us, and the resulting difference in our oppressions, then how do you deal with the fact that the women who clean your houses and tend your children while you attend conferences on feminist theory are, for the most part, poor women and women of Color?
What is the theory behind racist feminism?
Did you know that Charles Darwin’s son would hit up the AMNH/ American Museum of Natural History and hold meetings which in some of those meetings he and a group discussed ‘population control’ of minority subjects and were very fond of eugenics and bettering the races by excluding non whites and poor people?
In 1932, the Third International Conference of Eugenics was held at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. It was sponsored by Mrs. H. R. duPont of the Delaware duPont family and a short roster of America’s wealthiest—and most rabid—racists masquerading as environmentalists and eugenics benefactors: Mrs. Mary Averill Harriman, Major Leonard Darwin—the son of Charles Darwin, famous for his “Survival of the Fittest” natural selection philosophy—Mrs. John T. Pratt, Mrs. Walter Jennings, Dr. J. Harvey Kellogg, Henry Fairchild Osborn, Colonel William Draper and Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland H. Dodge.
This is what white science looks like.
"If you have to have someone who looks like you in the media in order for you to relate then maybe you’re the one who’s racist"
"children don’t see/care about race"
"Color doesn’t matter! It’s about the actor/story!"
"there are bigger issues to talk about than representation"
"they whitewashed because they need to make a profit and attract their target audience"
"It’s a European fairytale/story so of course the characters will be white!"
"whitewashing isn’t real"
"they considered and picked the best actor for the job"
(The best actor? More like the best we can do at this time.)
(It’s not the best actor when you exclude a racially ambiguous role to one race.)
"why do we need minorities in European stories!? they wouldn’t do a story about Africa with white actors!”
Adding this one on
"Shit white guys say to Asian girls"
other stupid, creeper shit white men say to asian girls:
"hey, i’m the most powerful, financially able and respected race in the united states. of course your cute little ass wants to date me!"
"i can make your life so much more successful. i can give you anything you want in life. because i’m white."
"god, i LOVE asian culture. you know why asian women are just so treasurable? it’s the cute, docile way you guys behave. white girls and black girls are getting annoying because they speak their mind and have independent attitudes. i feel like i’m being tossed around. but no. you. asians. youre just dying to serve, arent you? its in your culture to be submissive. its sO HOT."
"why would you be with a wimpy, skinny asian guy with a chopstick dick when you CAN BE WITH ME, MIGHTY DONG."
"i can get you that citizenship, baby. i know you want it."
YOU GUYS ARE SO FUCKING DISGUSTING I WANT TO SHOVE MY CHOPSTICKS INTO YOUR PISSHOLE UNTIL IT GOES UP THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF YOUR DICK THEN ILL SNAP IT IN HALF
Australia’s history of racism towards Aboriginals is absolutely disgusting.
Until the mid-60s, indigenous Australians came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an indigenous Australian meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.
To this day, Australia breaks every code of the Geneva Convention when it comes to indigenous Australians and their human rights. The “public housing” that the government has given them are one-bedroom shacks with no running water, no electricity and no gas, that entire families are forced to live in. These shacks are in communities in the outback, as far away from “civilised” society as possible. Out of sight, out of mind.
Indigenous Australians that live in the city are commonly forced to live in very dangerous and derelict areas that the government gives very little funding towards. Redfern in Sydney is a highly indigenous Australian populated suburb that is rife with crime, unemployment and horrendous living conditions. The government does next to nothing to help these people, either.
Whenever riots have broken out as a result of incredibly low morale, the police and the government are very quick to point all the blame at the indigenous Australians and say that they are the cause of their own problems, rather than looking at what the actual cause is.
Unemployment rates amongst indigenous Australians is astronomical. Crime rates are astronomical. Suicide rates are extremely high within the indigenous Australian community. Death from inadequate living conditions and inadequate health care is common. Brutality towards indigenous Australians is common.
The way many indigenous Australians are forced to live is equivalent to that of what one would expect from a third-world country. Indigenous Australians are considered by the UN to be one of the most horrendously marginalised groups in the world.
And how does the government amend all of this? With a national “Sorry Day”, where white people plant a hand in some designated area of soil as a token of their white guilt, and then continue going about their white privileged day.
On top of that, white people here commonly bitch and complain about how “good” indigenous Australians have it and how “thankful” they ought to be to the white man for improving their quality of life. Meanwhile, indigenous Australians have lost almost all sense of identity and culture because of white colonisation.
What is left of Aboriginal identity and culture has been nearly completely destroyed. And most people in this disgustingly privileged country do not give a single god damn fuck.
Australia is a disgusting country when it comes to racism. I am disgusted by my own country.
let me break down why this is a fallacy. and why, even if we take the hypothetical route and say that it ISN’T a fallacy, why whatever white people experience and designate as “racism” isn’t actually enough to live up to the word.
most of what i’ve seen that white folks claim as racism include:
- snide, unflattering comments about white people made by PoC
- being ganged up on (whether real or imagined) by PoC
- being excluded/ousted from PoC conversations that are meant to be cathartic or otherwise don’t require white input
- being hurt on a single or very few occasions
- being called “cracker”, a word which has never been used in tandem with atrocious acts of widespread violence
- being told they are racist
now, let’s compare this to what PoC, especially Black people, have claimed as acts of racism:
- being killed by authority figures without retribution
- being killed by white laypeople without retribution
- laws and social practices that prevent PoC from working or living certain places
- being considered nonhuman (i.e., having their struggles compared to animal rights, being seen as solely sexual objects, being used as “passes” into other cultures, etc)
- being called various racial slurs that have long been used in tandem with atrocious acts of violence (physical, emotional, psychological)
- having their experiences with racism relegated to baseless claims by “the SJ community”, in which “SJ community” is used as an insult.
- having their accomplishments downplayed solely on the basis of their race
- being incarcerated at a greater rate than their white counterparts for the exact same crimes, despite disparities in the rate that each groupp commits said crimes.
and that’s just a short list.
do you see the dissonance here?
or do you just wanna keep crying and throwing around words to make yourself feel better when you get called out on your shit or decide you wanna comment on some shit that wasn’t fucking meant for you?
what if “lucy” was about lucy liu casually beating up pervy white dudes instead
and the story was about an asian woman who gets justice from the white men who used and abducted her
and it was an effective commentary on white imperialism, the violent commodification of asian people and asian culture by western society, the demonization of asian people, and the continuing history of violence on unwilling asian bodies especially those of asian women by white people
and what if when a pervy white dude asks the asian woman “do you speak english” while he’s in fucking taiwan, she shoots him in the head instead
what if this movie wasn’t going to be a bunch of white imperialist nonsense masquerading as something “progressive” at the expense of faceless nameless asian bodies
In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.
But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.
a friendly fucking reminder that “proper” english is the english paid for and popularized by wealthy white men who could afford to write and publish books telling everyone What Proper English Is until everyone believed them
prescriptivist grammar and “proper” language is a made-up tool of privilege and oppression
have you ever wondered why it’s the groups in power (i.e. cis het wealthy white people) who speak “properly”
"proper english" is not an argument for anything, much less what pronouns someone is "allowed" to use or whether someone’s dialect is "grammatical" or "wrong"
and if you dont see that connection or actively make those claims then you are participating in oppression
and you should fucking feel bad