Effects Of Thinking White People Are “All Like That”:
- Literally nothing other than white people having their feelings hurt on the internet
- I’m not joking there is no real world consequence of this
Effects Of Thinking People of Color Are “All Like That”:
- Saudi student is literally surrounded by FBI for cooking rice under terrorist suspicions
- White people literally can not associate positive words with Black faces because of racism
- More white people use drugs but Black people are sent to jail for drugs at 10 times the rate that white people are
- Black people who “sound Black” earn less money than those who don’t because of associations with stereotypes. Black people who “sound Black” are less likely to get called back for jobs
- Black children grow up literally associating being Black with being bad and ugly
- White people when tested shot more unarmed Black subjects than armed and unarmed white subjects
- Hate crimes increase after Boston tragedy
- Moroccan High School Student is linked to Boston tragedy for being Brown
- Bangladeshi man is beaten by people out of racism
- NYPD Commissioner wants Black and Latino men to fear him after the police targeted literally 90 percent Black and Latino men in New York and humiliating them by frisking them in public under the assumption that they had weapons. Studies found that white men were the ones who overwhelmingly had weapons while Black and Latino men didn’t
- White people blaming and convicting Black men for crimes they never committed and everyone believing them because of racism
- Stop and Frisk, ruled unconstitutional was practiced by New York police disproportionately and unfairly affecting 90% Black and Latino men because of racism
- Universities throwing racist ‘Fiesta Party’ homogenizing culture with extreme racism
- Here are some of the numbers on hate crimes against People of Color and btw, Neo Naziism is increasing!
- Every 28 Hours an African American is Extrajudicially Murdered in the U.S.
- Black people 3 times more likely to be arrested for Marijuana
- Black people receive much harsher sentencing than white people for the same crimes do I need to go on?
But yeah, white people’s feelings :*(
Black Girl In Suburbia (documentary trailer)
Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of Black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues Black girls have relating to both white and Black communities.
Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people, in hopes that these discussions will allow us to reconsider perceptions of ourselves, others and the communities in which we live and share.
Release date 2014
Your support is appreciated!
I need this so bad… SUPPORT!
Last week someone asked me if I thought Black kids that grew up in White homes would have identity issues and I answered maybe and gave a cynical answer as to how they might feel about their Blackness. Anyhow, this is another side of the coin that I think is important to share and help support. So watch and support? Kthanksbye.
i’m totally having deja vu! because we just had this conversation not even 2 months ago! why, why, why is blackface still a thing in 2013?! why instead of getting white people to mimic black beauty, don’t you just employ a black model?! let’s be clear and i feel like a fashion magazine should know (and does know) that blackface always looks bad. like the aesthetic intentions are completely overshadowed by this fuckin ridiculous makeup! so who is the culprit this time? vogue netherlands. the spread is intended to honor the work of marc jacobs and is inspired by black style icons like grace jones and josephine baker. the model even wears a wig to imitate the texture of “black” hair. some people argue that this is art, therefore open to artistic license and that this sort of thing is acceptable in dutch culture. i think that’s bullshit and an easy way to ignore the fact that the worldwide fashion industry has an aversion to not only black models, but to all models that aren’t white. what do you think? read more here.
posted by trae.
I live in one of the worst states.
Jamie Foxx attended the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night to accept the 2013 Generation Award. He did so while wearing a shirt that had the phrase “kNOw Justice” above photos of Trayvon Martin and the Newtown kids.
Many intelligent humans would view Jamie Foxx’s shirt as a way a celebrity can bring awareness to America’s young people and remind them that justice has not yet been served for our country’s young victims of gun violence.
Sadly, many humans lack this intelligence…
“This Trayvon Martin case is soooo annoying…now give me my MTV MOVIE AWARDS!”
Props to the guy above who used a gun emoji to criticize a shirt condemning gun violence. Good work, dude.
lmao @ the dude running to tattle to Anthony from Opie & Anthony and George Zimmerman’s brother.
Yeah, fuck Tavon! Who’s Tavon, again?
And then there were people who could not possibly understand what Trayvon Martin and the Newtown victims, all children killed in the United States by gun violence, possibly had to do with one another.
Basically what they’re trying to say, without saying it, is “why is that evil black thug sullying those poor innocent white children…”
Yes, as you can see, white people were pretty pissed. And some were clamoring to know WHAT ABOUT THE POOR WHITES:
lmao. Yes, NO ONE cares when black people kill. The justice system totally doesn’t cater to whites. There’s like zero black people in prison.
“Can’t believe Jamie Foxx spoke out for the dead kid and not the guy who killed him who’s alive and walked away with a scratch on his nose.”
White men, they get nervous when another race gets a little power, ‘cause they’re scared that that race is going to do to them what they did to that race. So they start screaming, ‘Reverse racism! This is reverse racism!’
Wait a minute, isn’t reverse racism when a racist is nice to other people? That’s reverse racism. What you’re afraid of is Karma.
“You have to understand the war on drugs has never been about drugs.”
The House I Live In will air on PBS’s Independent Lens | PBS on Monday, April 8, 2013. Check your local listing for stations and times.
Seriously - this documentary is so important/really needs to be watched by everyone!
Tune in if you can!
I was just reading some stuff from The New Jim Crow (intro & ch. 3) for this program I participate in (I tutor incarcerated individuals who are taking classes taught by professors from my school), and while I think this documentary looks really interesting, I find it suspect that they never mentioned race, only class (‘poor people’), yet showed mostly people of color as the perpetrators (drug users) and victims of an unjust system. One of the things that the author of the book, Michelle Alexander, points out is that people today use crime as a new route to colorblindness. So instead of saying “black people” or “black criminals” one would say “criminals” which more often than not, consciously or unconsciously, elicits the image of a non-white (typically black) individual. I know that that’s not what happened in the trailer, but they did say “poor and uneducated” without any mention of race, and I feel like that plays into Americans associations between the poor & the uneducated (and sometimes the assumed stupid) with people of color. Not even claiming that that association is without merit, but that employing it, at least when discussing the criminal (in)justice system, can serve as another means to colorblindness, and does an overall disservice to productive discourse on the root(s) of the problem.
I also find it odd that most of the white criminals portrayed were already convicted and sitting, standing, or walking without any sort of sensational/visceral imagery (the cops busting into someones house with the accused looking surprised; family members crying/attending funerals; etc).
I’m definitely interested to see if they address race within the documentary, but I find it both interesting and specious that they chose not to do so in the trailer.
Just so we’re all clear on what we just read. Black people make up 22% of the poor but only 14% of the government benefits. Meaning, 8% of poor Black people are not taking government benefits when they need them.
While, white people make up 42% of the poor but receive 69% of the government benefits. Meaning, there are white people who are classified as middle class who are receiving government benefits.
…but welfare queens and stuff.
LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT!
Black people make up 22% of the poor BUT only 14% of the government benefits.
White people make up 42% of the poor BUT receive 69% of the government benefits.
This needs to go viral.
This is essential piece of information revealing racial bias AGAINST Black people in receiving government benefits.
Never again do I want to hear about White people living in poverty.
Never again do I want to hear about Black people living on government benefits.
Reblog this. Over and over again. POST IT ON EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA SITE WHERE YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT.
what if race was defined by nipple color
nightblogging already, are we?
i’m just really interested in the racialization of nipples ok
edit: this wa supposed to go on my other blog but this is a SERIOUS, RACE rELATED ISSUE
Saying that “children are precious” is common verbiage. People believe that children need to be sheltered, to be provided with protection from the harsh realities of the world. Children are not meant to handle the many facets of life that we, adults, can and often do. We worry about how to talk to them about grown up things. We lie about where babies come from. We have them leave cookies for a jolly strange man in a red suit who is believed to come down the chimney and deliver presents to them each year until they are too old to continue believing this myth. We explain complexities like race and disabilities and gender differences in babied down voices and simple, sometimes false, rhetoric because why ruin the innocence of childhood if we don’t have to? But there is, of course, a caveat. This idea that children are vulnerable and need protecting does not apply to all of our children. When we say that we need to protect our children, we are talking about white children.
Earlier this month The Washington Post ran a story in which a white mother wanted Beloved removed from her son’s school district. Blake Murphy was 18 years-old when he complained to his mother that Beloved “disturbed” him. He said, “It was disgusting and gross. It was hard for me to handle. I gave up on it.”
It was disgusting and gross.
It was hard for me to handle.
I gave up on it.
We have parents calling into their school districts complaining about their precious little children (but really, an 18 year-old man) being affected by reading Beloved. They want this book banned. It’s too much for them to handle. The violence. The hatred. The abuse. It’s too much. But it’s not too much for those little black and brown children who are subject to the violence, the hatred, the abuse on a daily basis because, so far, there is no entity powerful enough to protect them, or even one who believes that they are worthy of protection.
There is no one to protect a 9 year-old girl from being called a “cunt” on a twitter account that is currently being followed by over 4 million people.
This is the difference between growing up white and growing up black. Sometimes it’s disgusting and gross. It’s hard for us to handle. But we cannot simply put it down and give up on it. We are not afforded the privilege to do this. We are not the ones to be coddled and sheltered and protected from a world that does not give a shit about us, because how would we then emerge strong and able and alive in the face of all. of. this. shit?
Some of you look at those photos from the sit-in trainings during the civil rights movement and think about how long ago that was and how far we’ve come and isn’t it crazy that this existed, that this happened here? This is still happening here and we are still being trained how to not react. But by you this time.
There was a sense of community last night seeing all of these great black and brown folks tweeting to and about The Onion, reblogging contact information, providing sample letters, bravely engaging with others who thought that they were overreacting. But it wasn’t surprising to also see the round of white folks attempting to explain satire to us. Asking us to “pick your battles.” Or telling us that we were making too much out of what was simply a poor choice of words. We were told that our response was inappropriate, that we shouldn’t have reacted in the way that we did.
The controlling of the black body in the age of social media.
Black people have been forced to cultivate our own communities and our own support systems as a means of survival, so that we do not fall apart when we are faced with someone telling us that we ain’t shit.
Because they have. And they do. And they will. And we are the only ones here to protect us.
Here’s the thing about white hippies in India: they’re crusty.
They’re the only ones wearing clothes that look like they haven’t seen soap. The clothes are ill-fitting and off-colour. Nothing matches, nothing is even trying to match. The women wear yoga pants and harem pants, the men wear sarongs. They have dreads. Their hair is in messy buns and looks like it hasn’t been washed in weeks.
The rest of us? If we can afford to, we look good. There are men and women walking around in designer clothing. Our shirts are well-pressed and well-cared for — after all, clothing is important for making a first impression. Our hair is meticulously styled, our jewelry is on point.
White people come to India looking for a break from their normal lives. They expect Indians to abet them in their quest to find enlightenment — mostly, we just think they’re freaks. We ask to take pictures with them because they look like clowns. We’ll give them preferential treatment, because anyone who chooses to dress like that is clearly insane, and therefore might spend a lot of money when they don’t need to.
White backpackers aren’t this crusty in Europe. Oh, I’m sure there’s a certain level of crust, but they can’t be as free and unburdened in Europe. There are people of consequence who could see them. Here, they strut around like they don’t have an audience. Like Indians are foliage, there just to provide an exotic backdrop for your grand adventure — they can’t actually see you. If they do see you, it doesn’t matter.
I was guilty of aiding and abetting this sort of behavior, once. I was eighteen, backpacking with three white friends, and we decided to go as crusty as possible. I went so native that Indians thought I was white as well.
My friends complained constantly about how they were treated like freaks, like sideshow attractions — my thoughts now are: maybe you should have dressed better. Taken a few showers. Washed your clothes a few times. There are plenty of white business people in Bangalore, and they all dress professionally and appropriately. They don’t get nearly as much attention as do white travelers. There’s a reason for that.
In the end, it doesn’t matter. You’ll still get treated better than any brown person could hope to be treated. You’ll show up to the best restaurant, and the maitre’d will wave you in; you’ll go to a mall and the security guard won’t bother to check your bag. The manager of the establishment will show up and offer to give you a personal tour, or off-menu food — all while ignoring the Indian customers that are trying to get his attention.
So dress however you like, its no skin off my nose. But remember: this is what we think of you.
This is such a necessary post, amen.