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“…that what is currently recognized as queer studies is, for instance, unacceptably Euro-American in orientation, its purview effectively determined by the practically invisible—because putatively nonexistent—bounds of racial whiteness. It encompasses as well (to continue for the moment with the topic of whiteness) the abiding failure of most supposed queer critique to subject whiteness itself to sustained interrogation and thus to delineate its import in sexual terms, whether conceived in normative or nonnormative modes. In other words, to speak personally, it bothers me less that white practitioners of queer critique tend not to address the significance of racial nonwhiteness in the phenomena of sex and sexuality they explore (though one often wishes they would, and, indeed, some do) than that they tend not to address the effect of racial whiteness on the very manifestations of those phenomena and on their understanding of them; for the upshot of this failure—somewhat paradoxically, given the interest of queer criticism in definitional fluidity—is an implicit acquiescence to received notions of what constitutes sex and sexuality, however nonnormative, as though the current hegemony in this regard were not thoroughly imbricated with the ongoing maintenance of white supremacist culture.”

Phillip Brian Harper—The Evidence of Felt Intuition: Minority Experience, Everyday Life, and Critical Speculative Knowledge

This black critique on the cultivation of “queer knowledges” is really interesting.  Maybe I’ve been reading too much Foucault but it’s interesting to see how sexuality has been constructed through forms of (white) domination and power (the discourse of medicine, law, institutions of power).  This searing critique starts to make links between race and sexuality as mutually informing, but also unique in their positionalities.

(via queerinsurrection)

i’ve been struggling with this lately in my reading up on trans* issues, non-binarism, gender queerness and fluidity etc. it just seems like gender itself (as well as the means to escape/challenge binarism) is imagined and conceived of in very white terms. or at least, i don’t see any acknowledgment/engagement with the notion that gender can be and is constructed and lived in different ways, specifically in ways related to culture and race. for example that notions of racial authenticity and loyalty (and religion!) are tied up to gender within communities of color in ways that they’re not for white folks, and that there’s a risk of cultural alienation for not adhering to hetero/ciscentric gender norms that’s simply not there for white folks. a white post-op trans woman is not going to get accused of not being “really” white or of setting back/wanting to damage the race. or of being whitewashed, or an oreo, etc. and stuff like how uneven access to health care or greater economic instability affects how trans* and genderqueer identities are lived. if anyone knows of any resources that talks about this stuff, i’d appreciate a link.

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haterina:

name-redacted:

hlewisallways:

British climber Adam Potter fell 1,000 feet down the side of a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. A helicopter crew found him half an hour later, standing on his feet reading a map. How did he survive?
Potter was climbing a mountain called Sgurr Choinnich Mor with his girlfriend, two friends, and his dog when he slipped on the snow and rolled down a “rough scree slope,” over three hundred-foot-high cliffs, and finally onto a boulder, which he thinks may have knocked him out.
Hardcore Scotland.

A brief side note.
Adam Potter lives in Glasgow, he’s a proud Scotsman. He’s also - I think it’s fair to say - an unkillable bad ass, no? Yet read the first word again. They describe him as a British climber. This is, technically, correct. Scotland is a part of Great Britain, which in turn makes him a British resident.
But here’s the rub. Had he actually pushed someone off a cliff, then he’d have been labelled as Scottish, instantly and indelably. No British person has ever murdered anyone, or lost a sporting match, or made a movie which flopped or done anything bad, ever. English people have, Welsh people have, Scottish people have, but never a British person. British people can be victims of a terrorist attack, but never the terrorist. If I were to foil a bank robbery, I’d be described as a London resident, but if I were the one robbing the bank, I’d be described as Irish.
This is a problem I have with the way conversations about Race and Ethnicity play out on Tumblr, they’re almost always based on the way North Americans percieve it. White Privilege doesn’t work the same way over here as it does elsewhere. It still exists, obviously, but we have our own version of shading over here, which isn’t taken into account in traditional views.

There are always methods to demarcate ethnocultural differences. That is to say, more clearly, that there’s foreign and then there is really foreign.
Perhaps there is race and then there is ethnicity. You get shit for being Irish here, but you might be ~honoured~ as a London resident as you said. You’re not That Type of Irish Person, you’re assimilated successfully in London. And either way, you’re still white, so you still have that going for you — until you open your mouth, as you’ve mentioned before. Always a “gotcha!” game of Are You Other Enough?
With my accent and habits, I could be considered English — and I have consciously taken to describing myself as English so that I and others are aware of my particular position so I don’t just homogenise the whole of the British Isles with my talk. I’ve also found that “English” is also the word used by the Daily Mail readers as another way of saying “Proud to be White And the Best Type of White Thank You Very Much”. Furthermore, person of colour describing oneself as British sometimes has overtones of [British] Empire to it, even though my country of ethnic origin was never subject to that. I was born in England and have lived here all my life, have witnessed attitudes towards Irish, Scottish and Welsh people, looked at and performed the constructed English image - stiff upper lip, queues, crumpets, weather, especial humility… so am I English? Do I have English privilege but not white privilege? Is Englishness ethnicity or nationality for me, or indeed for anyone…?
English privilege is weird to describe and make distinct BUT i have (albeit rarely) seen discussions of Statesider privilege conferred to those in the USA, soooo I think it makes sense to mark out these differences as such things obviously don’t take place in a void. And I don’t think there’s a zero sum game here of privilege trumping.
I think there was another post along the same lines as this. The person who wrote it is an Irish Traveller. They outlined how they were marked as Other in Ireland but elsewhere would pass as white, and so was simultaneously privileged yet not in terms of race (white) and ethnicity (Irish Traveller). I have a feeling that this particular issue is just a whole other bunch of things to consider in and of itself though, which shows just how important it is to localise discussion sometimes and be as specific as you can.

haterina:

name-redacted:

hlewisallways:

British climber Adam Potter fell 1,000 feet down the side of a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. A helicopter crew found him half an hour later, standing on his feet reading a map. How did he survive?

Potter was climbing a mountain called Sgurr Choinnich Mor with his girlfriend, two friends, and his dog when he slipped on the snow and rolled down a “rough scree slope,” over three hundred-foot-high cliffs, and finally onto a boulder, which he thinks may have knocked him out.

Hardcore Scotland.

A brief side note.

Adam Potter lives in Glasgow, he’s a proud Scotsman. He’s also - I think it’s fair to say - an unkillable bad ass, no? Yet read the first word again. They describe him as a British climber. This is, technically, correct. Scotland is a part of Great Britain, which in turn makes him a British resident.

But here’s the rub. Had he actually pushed someone off a cliff, then he’d have been labelled as Scottish, instantly and indelably. No British person has ever murdered anyone, or lost a sporting match, or made a movie which flopped or done anything bad, ever. English people have, Welsh people have, Scottish people have, but never a British person. British people can be victims of a terrorist attack, but never the terrorist. If I were to foil a bank robbery, I’d be described as a London resident, but if I were the one robbing the bank, I’d be described as Irish.

This is a problem I have with the way conversations about Race and Ethnicity play out on Tumblr, they’re almost always based on the way North Americans percieve it. White Privilege doesn’t work the same way over here as it does elsewhere. It still exists, obviously, but we have our own version of shading over here, which isn’t taken into account in traditional views.

There are always methods to demarcate ethnocultural differences. That is to say, more clearly, that there’s foreign and then there is really foreign.

Perhaps there is race and then there is ethnicity. You get shit for being Irish here, but you might be ~honoured~ as a London resident as you said. You’re not That Type of Irish Person, you’re assimilated successfully in London. And either way, you’re still white, so you still have that going for you — until you open your mouth, as you’ve mentioned before. Always a “gotcha!” game of Are You Other Enough?

With my accent and habits, I could be considered English — and I have consciously taken to describing myself as English so that I and others are aware of my particular position so I don’t just homogenise the whole of the British Isles with my talk. I’ve also found that “English” is also the word used by the Daily Mail readers as another way of saying “Proud to be White And the Best Type of White Thank You Very Much”. Furthermore, person of colour describing oneself as British sometimes has overtones of [British] Empire to it, even though my country of ethnic origin was never subject to that. I was born in England and have lived here all my life, have witnessed attitudes towards Irish, Scottish and Welsh people, looked at and performed the constructed English image - stiff upper lip, queues, crumpets, weather, especial humility… so am I English? Do I have English privilege but not white privilege? Is Englishness ethnicity or nationality for me, or indeed for anyone…?

English privilege is weird to describe and make distinct BUT i have (albeit rarely) seen discussions of Statesider privilege conferred to those in the USA, soooo I think it makes sense to mark out these differences as such things obviously don’t take place in a void. And I don’t think there’s a zero sum game here of privilege trumping.

I think there was another post along the same lines as this. The person who wrote it is an Irish Traveller. They outlined how they were marked as Other in Ireland but elsewhere would pass as white, and so was simultaneously privileged yet not in terms of race (white) and ethnicity (Irish Traveller). I have a feeling that this particular issue is just a whole other bunch of things to consider in and of itself though, which shows just how important it is to localise discussion sometimes and be as specific as you can.

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{ Open Letter To Western Feminism }

jaded16india:

Time and time again, critiquing Western feminist racefails like I have done many, many, manymany, many, manymanymany times leads me here today in a pit of emotions, I’m not too sure I can even decipher all of them¹. One seems like anger but the bigger ones are just disappointment and betrayal, mainly because I keep on talking and speaking and western feminism still hasn’t answered back; there is no acknowledgement that you know I speak — I don’t need any acknowledgement, haven’t for a long time — just stating facts. One day, you will realise I am silent around you, and there is a reason why: you often ask me to prioritise gender over race, gender over community, imaginary borders over land and language I breathe in, without realising my gender *is* my race *is* my community and all of these melt into my languages. 

You keep on talking about rape survivors, institutional rape and then add impressive lists with shiny statistics about how gender oppression is a worldwide epidemic but fail to mention how so many of said assaults are a result of skins and dust like mine being ‘undesirable’. You don’t take into account assaults on immigrants, that people with faces tongues feet and hues that are light dark darker than me; but you will tighten invisible borders a little too hard again making dichotomies between you and I traceable and invisible at the same time, playing forever with my head and asking me to question every interaction with you. When you come sauntering in brown spaces, you do all that you can to make sure the power dichotomy that favours you is intact, even though people you want to ‘help’ aren’t being reached at all². 

Then when I do talk about race, all I get are silences and empty gaps — quite used to that, in fact — or I get asked, “Hey why are you so angry all the time?” and the whole point of the post is derailed. Meanwhile, a white person writes about race I’m expected to give ze a cookie for acknowledging my presence? Get mocked because my dialect doesn’t match yours? Get rape threats because I don’t agree with what you do and how you frame bodies like mine, because pointing out the ‘western standard’ isn’t the one to judge the Rest Of The World with is obviously the worst anyone can do. 

By the time *you* realise I’ve stopped talking, I’ll have sold my lips and language. So this is me not talking, never again.

No love ever, 

J.

————

1. I’m pretty sure many other postcolonial and transnational feminists and womanists have pointed out similar tropes, I’m linking to mine because I know them best. 

2. I’m yet to come across a non-imperial Western feminist in my non-online life.

(via oncejadedtwicesnarked-deactivat)

{ If you say ‘But that conversation/post doesn’t have a THING to do with race and you are just dragging race everywhere’ }

jaded16india:

Chances are it *does* have a lot to do with race, you choose to not acknowledge it because race isn’t important to *you*. Many of us don’t have that choice and privilege.

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{ Ain’t I a woman? (Call for submissions) }

stfuconservatives:

karnythia:

“AIN’T I A WOMAN: RACE, FEMINISM AND SOCIAL MEDIA”
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Morgane Richardson,
Professional Feminist, Founder of Refuse the Silence and Ain’t I a Woman Events

and

Jessie Daniels,
Associate Professor, CUNY – Hunter College and the Graduate Center

Overview

We are currently seeking essays on the importance of social media for, by and about women of color within the feminist movement.  In 2011, feminists gathered in New York and Los Angeles at Ain’t I A Woman (AIAW) events to discuss race, feminism and social media.  The discussions started at those events have continued through a wide range of outlets, both online and offline, challenging conventional notions about feminist activism, women of color and technology. The AIAW events made it apparent that social media has opened up new possibilities for connecting feminist activists across racial lines while at the same time perennial struggles around racism, class privilege and sexuality continue to undermine those alliances.

While there are books about young feminists (e.g., Full Frontal Feminism, Valenti, 2007) and about young feminists of color (e.g., Colonize This! Hernandez and Rehman, 2002), to date, there are no books that explore the experiences of young feminists of color using social media to engage in feminist activism.  Ain’t I A Woman: Race, Feminism and Social Media will be the first volume to focus attention on the innovative resistance by women of color in feminist political struggle through social media.

Panelists from the AIAW events are strongly encouraged to submit to the volume, but submission is open to anyone engaged in social media around issues of race and feminism.  Ain’t I A Woman is intended to include a range of perspectives by and about women of color, race, feminism and social media. We are interested in contributions on a broad range of topics related to race, feminism and social media, including but not limited to the following:

  • Activism, Online Grassroots & Community Organizing
  • Race, Feminism & Pop Culture
  • Health and Reproductive Rights
  • Race and Racism in the Blogosphere
  • Sexuality & LGBTQ Issues
  • Higher Education and Social Access

The Details

Length:  2,000-3,000 words (10-12 pages, double-spaced, 12pt. Font).

Style:      Thoughtful, engaging, critical, and accessible

Format:  Please submit electronically as .doc, .docx, or RTF files.

Relevant dates:

  • Abstracts (300-500 words) due: September 15, 2011
  • Decisions & Requests for full drafts: September 30, 2011
  • Initial drafts due:  November 15, 2011
  • Editors reviews: January 15, 2012
  • Final drafts due:  February 15, 2012

Contributions and queries should be sent to:

Morgane Richardson

Founder, Ain’t I a Woman Events
Founder, Refuse The Silence
Email: Morgane.richardson@gmail.com

Source: www.charlieglickman.com (http://s.tt/12PJj)

SIGNAL BOOST

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{ The Hurt }

blackamazon:

Susan B Anthony avoided real discourse with Ida B Wells and most feminists pretend they don’t know it happened

Angela Davis combined her experiences with feminism and the silent racism of yes Gloria Steinem with her education and her experience of sexism to write Women Race and Class , so many women name check the book and then drool kind of disgustingly and offensively over Steinhem

Mary Daly flat out avoided Audre Lourde and her book is still held up as radical godsend

Women OF color bloggers challenge white passive racism and sexism and less than five years later people send out book proposals like they don’t exist and must be found

This isn’t about the Help.

This isn’t even about the power.

Yes white women have in a SPECIFIC location to erase , validate or coopt women of color lives at will and have it considered work. Every Nice White Lady , Emily Deschanel manic pixie  and touched teacher who did whatever she wanted and left sisters holding the bag, to be content with being sassy and alone crying at the wedding in the credits

That this discussion is hard on what about black women , that black women are the voices heard, that testimonies of REAL love of focus and desire come through.

This the Change

I am EXCITED about this.

I am excited that the Help is getting called out everywhere. I am excited that gossip columnists are uncomfortable about it.

I am EXCITED that Viola Davis is so damn good people are asking why the maid is all she can get?

I am excited that Black women feel empowered to say this is not okay.

I read this and hit my Douglas, my Roger, and seeded pepper all over my bedroom.

If you have never had to beg for shit you were owed to keep your ass from going into default ( ended up doing it anyway)

or watch someone beg for her pay.

or watch someone be reminded how they were ” here to serve”

and know every single one of them looks and sounds like your mom.

And it’s all from well meaning fun liberal white women, who really wanna help

you will never have any idea how cloying and infuriating that is .

You will never get the heart break of that.

OF why spunky alternative white women narratives that feature black women will ALWAYS crawl your skin.

Because it is always about the same thing , of black women’s toil support and HELP in service of white glory.

and how every body needs multiple sources to believe that’s true

That we are what folks kind of sort of get right when they get around to it

be that it endangers our safety ( good being glib about this makes me LAUGH HARD)

our ability to be in the spheres we create

or to get out of bed

You have no unearthly clue what it is like to read someone say

” you are not alone”

” we hear you “

” we GOT this”

to see that in public, in private in the bold light of the sun Black Women can talk about themselves and that we can love and support and affirm each other

There is nothing about THAT , that isn’t awesome

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“When people think of Black men they think of a criminal. It affects the way Black men are treated in the labor market. In fact, Black testers in our study were likely to be asked up front if they have a criminal record, while whites were rarely asked, so you can see that there are expectations about Black applicants that shape the decisions.”

Race, Criminal Background, and Employment, from The Society Pages, by Gwen Sharp (via peecharrific)

descriptions of charts at link:

first chart: “Fig. 9. Racial Impact of a Criminal Record on Interview Callbacks, 2003”.  chart content:

criminal record:
    Black: 5%
    White: 17%
no criminal record:
    Black: 14%
    White: 34%

Source: Devah Pager, ‘The Mark of a Criminal Record’, American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 108, No. 5(March 2003), Figure 6, p. 958.

second chart: “Fig. 10. Jobless Rate for Prisoners and Non-Prisoners by Race, 1980 and 2000”.  chart content:

White:
    1980:
        prison: 0.7
        non-prison: 13
    2000:
        prison: 1.6
        non-prison: 12
Black:
    1980:
        prison: 5.1
        non-prison: 27
    2000:
        prison: 11
        non-prison: 32
Latino:
    1980:
        prison: 2.2
        non-prison: 14
    2000:
        prison: 4.5
        non-prison: 17

Source: Bruce Western, 2006.  Punishment and Inequality in America.  New York: Russell Sage Foundation.  Figure 4.1, p. 90.

third chart: “Why study the effects of incarceration?  Institutional membership of U.S. men, aged 22-30, 1996 (percent).”  chart contents:

All men:
    Union member:
        Whites: 8.6
        Blacks: 8.1
    Welfare program:
        Whites: 1.7
        Blacks: 1.3
    Any government program:
        Whites: 5.7
        Blacks: 8.0
    Prison or jail:
        Whites: 1.4
        Blacks: 10.6
H.S. dropouts:
    Union member:
        Whites: 6.7
        Blacks: 1.8
    Welfare program:
        Whites: 6.5
        Blacks: 2.3
    Any government program:
        Whites: 12.5
        Blacks: 13.0
    Prison or jail:
        Whites: 8.7
        Blacks: 36.7

Source: SIPP, CPS, SISSCF, SILJ.

fourth chart: “Imprisonment and Other Life Events”; “Percentage of black and white men experiencing life event by age 30-34.”  chart content:

Life Event:
    All men:
        Bachelor’s degree:
            Whites: 26.7
            Blacks: 12.4
        Military service
            Whites: 15.4
            Blacks: 24.0
        Marriage:
            Whites: 77.0
            Blacks: 57.9
        Prison incarceration:
            Whites: 3.2
            Blacks: 22.4
    Noncollege men:
        H.S. diploma/GED:
            Whites: 73.1
            Blacks: 57.5
        Military Service:
            Whites: 15.8
            Blacks: 21.2
        Marriage:
            Whites: 78.7
            Blacks: 52.7
        Prison incarceration:
            Whites: 6.0
            Blacks: 31.9

Note: Imprisonment, men b. 1965-69; other events, b. 1956-60

(Source: thesocietypages.org, via peechingtonmariejust)

{ LINK: guerrilla mama medicine: deer hunting with jesus }

guerrillamamamedicine:

deer hunting with jesus: dispatches from america’s class war is a book written by joe bageant about a white working class town, winchester, va and the folks who he knew and met there.  from the introduction he makes clear that he sees ‘the power of white skin’ as a myth that endures despite the fact that half of white americans are poor. ‘but just like black and latino ghetto dwellers, poor and laboring whites live within a dead-end social construction that all but guarantees failure.’

red flag.  once again we see the need to establish another group’s suffering by comparing and then displacing black suffering.  because black suffering is in america considered to be the arbiter, the final deciding point, of suffering, itself.  black experience is seen as being equivalent to black suffering.  and whether in the media we read that ‘gay is the new black’ or ‘fat phobia is worse than racism’ or such and such a campaign is the ‘new civil rights movement’, it is a time tested and successful method to establish the authenticity of your suffering, by one, comparing it to the black experience, and two, by displacing the black experience with your own. 

he points out in the introduction as well, (while giving no evidence to this claim) that when white poverty is pointed out, the idea is mocked by minority antipoverty groups.  ‘the available antipoverty funding that exists is jealously guarded by the groups receiving it: they do not want to see it spread even thinner than it already is…but are poor whites any better-off than poor blacks?’ 

i know the folks he is talking about.  ive hung out in winchester, va and spent a couple of years living in and around roanoke, va (a bit farther south of winchester, but still white working poor community in the appalachian).  my partner at the time, his family’s roots went deep in roanoke, scotch-irish blood, his dad was a butcher, paid union dues every year, decorated his house in wal-mart, and raced cars on the weekend.  he cried when dale earnhardt died.  hell, the town shut down when dale died. 

and it is for this reason that i actually enjoyed the writing in this book, the portraits of folks like the ones i lived around, the old bars, the old guns, the old pride. 

and unfortunately, the book is a failure.  it fails at its mission to be a ‘potent antidote to what Bageant dubs ‘the american hologram’ — the televised, corporatised, virtual reality that distracts us from the insidious realities of american life’.  it fails because by taking the easy road out, the anti-blackness road, and trying to make its case by displacing black experience, in the end, the writer shows (ironically) that the true ‘american hologram’ that distracts the white working class (including the author, himself) from demanding a transformed society, is anti-blackness.

in the last couple of pages, as he is summing up his arguments, he does a curious turn.  he begins the paragraph, ‘america’s much ballyhooed liberty is largely fictional.’ he then spends the next few sentences talking about the prison system.  three percent of americans are in the prison/monitoring system.  and 25 percent of prisoners in the world are in the states.  he then says that his ‘much beloved wife’ doesnt find these stats shocking and most of his friends ‘find it comforting’. 

this is a curious turn, because he never mentions prisons, not once in the almost three hundred pages of his book.  he doesnt mention prisoners.  no one he talks to has been to prison, or has family in prison (unlike the amount of folks who have been soldiers, or have family fighting overseas).  but at the moment that he needs to establish that the primary stated value of americans, freedom. give me liberty of give me death.  ‘they are jealous of our freedom’.  freedom.  at that moment that he needs to show that this value is a lie.  he must turn back to the black experience. 

in the rest of the paragraph he says, the rest of us are captives of credit, our jobs, our need for health insurance, or our ceaseless quest for a decent retirement fund. 

and this is true, this is a form of slavery, but lets get real, it is a nicer form of slavery.  much nicer than a lifetime in prison because you like to smoke pot. 

what is even more curious to me, is that he never mentions that most of the prisoners are black and latino.  and most are there for non-violent crimes.  he never mentions that most likely the reason that his beloved wife and friends do not show much concern about the prison rate is because they associate prisons with blackness and they find it ‘comforting’ to know that blacks are where they should be.  in chains.  behind bars.  doing slave labor (because according to the us constitution, slavery is legal in prisons…)

and of course he cannot openly write about blacks and prisons, because if he did, it would destroy his entire argument, namely that white working class suffer as much, if not more than black working class. that white privilege is a ‘myth’.   like i said, this is a portrait of a white working class town, that does not include the prison experience. 

now when i lived in roanoke city.  i lived on the white side of town.  yes.  there was a very distinct line that divided that white and black parts of town.  the only time i would see blacks downtown, was when i went to the courthouse.  and then i would be surrounded all of a sudden, by young black men. 

furthermore, he would have to admit, if he were to mention blackness and prisons, that the primary distraction of the white working class to not demanding decent living conditions, is — at least they arent black.  he mentions that these are people who are proud to not take government handouts (even though a good number of them do just to survive), that they see themselves as middle class (even if its a two-income family that brings in 30,000 dollars a year), and they arent black. 

which reminds me of something that toni morrison wrote.  she of course said it much more eloquently, but her argument is that it is not a contradiction that the founding fathers wrote so movingly and frequently about the importance of freedom, and at the same time owned slaves.  (i mean jefferson owned his own children for fucks sake) of course they valued freedom so highly, when all around them they saw the consequences (black slaves) of not being free. and who would want to be a slave?  they had to fight ‘for freedom’ or else they would be no better than the slaves they owned. 

this book cannot function as a potent antidote to the virtual reality that the white working class lives in, because, it uses the same strategy as ‘the american hologram’, namely that one, that you are not black, and two, the legitimate way to establish one’s own suffering is to displace black suffering. 

that the way to establish one’s own humanity, is to show that one is not black.  because blackness is not human. 

we do not care about prisoners, because most prisoners are not human, they are black. 

the antidote to the american hologram, is the humanity of blackness.

really, really wonderful words.

note-a-bear:

**CONTENT WARNING: Extremely racist, race baiting bullshit**

I just saw this on my TV.

I want to die.

So you don’t have to sit through it: Basically white duder says “Now the economy is failing, and finally people are paying attention to the illegals”

Then, he shifts the letters around and says “What about the legal workers who are taking good jobs from Amurrrricans”

Then he shifts the letters more and says “No matter how ill (get it! he’s soooo funnay) our economy is we need to slow immigration into the US.”

I want to throw up, cry, and throw bricks at my TV. So apparently this group, CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization, are you terrified yet?) is all about keeping Amurrica for Amurricans.

But they’re not racist, they have their black friend talking about how immigration hurts us all.

I fucking quit.