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Posts tagged "racism"

thisiswhiteprivilege:

White privilege is having the gall to say that POCs talking about racism is the reason why racism still exist.

White privilege is being able to support the stupidity of that statement because you honestly believe that POCs are the problem.

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thisisnotgypsy:

This documentary broke my heart into a million pieces. For anyone who doesnt understand why the word “Gypsy” is a slur…look into the young womans eyes at 17:23 (17 minutes and 23 seconds into the movie).

From gypsyappropriations.blogspot.com:
What its like to be a Gypsy: Crash Course
The Truth About Gypsy Life
The problem with the word Gypsy
…and pretty much every other article on this blog!

Im sorry, but no you cannot, and never will you be. by biggadjeworld.tumblr.com

The Pariah Syndrome by Ian Hancock

Roma Persecution in Europe from Amnesty International

Wikipedias entry on Anti-Ziganism (anti Gypsy sentiment)

Aj-Rromale, a Tumblr Blog

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starvedforjustice:

What white people think that means:

  • I can’t be racist
  • My intentions matter
  • PoC are too sensitive
  • because I don’t see color it must mean that racism is over
  • I’m such an enlightened person
  • You’re not as enlightened as me for being offended at my racist jokes
  • Now I…
They will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King. Jr (via spitsorangejuice)
I’m at peace knowing White America fears me, it is liberating when your oppressor is slightly aware of your capabilities

I’ve had enough
I’m sick of seeing and touching
Both sides of things
Sick of being the damn bridge for everybody

Nobody
Can talk to anybody
Without me Right?

I explain my mother to my father my father to my little sister
My little sister to my brother my brother to the white feminists
The white feminists to the Black church folks the Black church folks
To the Ex-hippies the ex-hippies to the Black separatists the
Black separatists to the artists the artists to my friends’ parents…

Then
I’ve got the explain myself
To everybody

I do more translating
Than the Gawdamn U.N.

Forget it
I’m sick of it

I’m sick of filling in your gaps

Sick of being your insurance against
The isolation of your self-imposed limitations
Sick of being the crazy at your holiday dinners
Sick of being the odd one at your Sunday Brunches
Sick of being the sole Black friend to 34 individual white people

Find another connection to the rest of the world
Find something else to make you legitimate
Find some other way to be political and hip

I will not be the bridge to your womanhood
Your manhood
Your human-ness

I’m sick of reminding you not to
Close off too tight for too long

I’m sick of mediating with your worst self
On behalf you your better selves

I am sick
Of having to remind you
To breathe
Before you suffocate
Your own fool self

Forget it
Stretch or drown
Evolve or die

The bridge I must be
Is the bridge to my own power
I must translate
My own fears
Mediate
My own weaknesses

I must be the bridge to nowhere
But my true self
And then
I will be useful

The Bridge Poem by Donna Kate Rushin, from “This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color”  (via black-feminist-manifesto)

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Are there men who demand that their women wear a hijab? I am sure there are; just as there are men that demand their wife or girlfriend parade at their side in high heels and a sexy dress. The power play between genders is not exclusive to one religion or culture; it happens on an individual level.

Inge Rombaut in an IPS News interview about the Muslim headscarf.

Two words: Thank you.

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iconoclasticallyqueer:

ianishollywood:

thisisnotafrica:

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hands up who can spot the problems with these pictures

Wow, what the actual fuck is wrong with the racist fuck who made the original photo?

I call this photo essay: “Fuck You Racists”

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In a world where few would deny the existence of racism but even fewer would ever admit to propagating it, there will always be the problem of agency. We have racism but no racists – a noun without a subject, a consequence that nobody caused, a system that nobody operates creating victims without perpetrators…

Second, the right to offend is a two-way street. It means nothing if it is not accompanied by the right to be offended. Those who believe racism is fair game should at the very least understand that calling them on their racism is no less so. You don’t have to accept the accusation but if you want to be taken seriously then you have to take the accusation seriously and engage with it. To hide behind your right to free speech is little short of pathetic.
sorry i still dont get what oppression he has ever had to counter apart from people telling him he lives in some fairyland

- Tabitha - http://snrlx-the-unsub.tumblr.com/

This was literally the best moment in my life, Cracker Von Patriarch just doesn’t get it, all the white boy tears.

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  • You are what you are, and if you are going to be offended for someone making an observation of that, whether they do it nicely or not, that is always your own choice. If you’re black and someone calls you black, or a ridiculous slur that means black

  • and you get upset, does that not mean you’re the one ashamed?

  • forget about the words themselves and their history

  • you can’t hold grudges forever, you only hold yourself back that way

  • the intent is what is important

  • I’ve not always been white either, btw

  • so yes on a real physical level, i know what it’s like to suffer racism, though i remember times when no such thing existed. But i do also talk about something totally different

  • when your reality consists of millions of planets of unthinkable lifeforms, on multiple dimensions of reality

  • you can understand just how diverse and unique different aspects of life are

  • and how blessed and sacred that uniqueness is”

sorry i still dont get what oppression he has ever had to counter apart from people telling him he lives in some fairyland

- Tabitha - http://snrlx-the-unsub.tumblr.com/

This was literally the best moment in my life, Cracker Von Patriarch just doesn’t get it, all the white boy tears.

dolgematki:

mehreenkasana:

You won’t find Tumblr’s SJ community calling this scum out for the hateful rhetoric. #racism (Taken with Instagram)

What a fucking douche.

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empressofthesolsystem:

melanist:

thesavagesalad:

haymitchisnotwhite:

melanist:

To all these people who say they would rush to the defense of POC, trans* people, or disabled people who receive threats and harassment because they already acknowledge “those kinds of…

crackanificent:

White people are worthy of my distrust and distaste until proven otherwise. Sorry

*continues being a Negroid 

Well written

anirishginger:

By Omowale Akintunde
Multicultural Education v. 7 no. 2 (Winter 1999)

Racism is a systemic, societal, institutional, omnipresent, and epistemologically embedded phenomenon that pervades every vestige of our reality. For most whites, however, racism is like murder: the concept exists but

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