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a life of fragments: [TRAUMA WARNING: police brutality, racist&ableist violence, murder] Police 'killed deaf cyclist with stun gun after he... -
Police ‘killed deaf cyclist with stun gun after he failed to obey instructions to stop’
“A police officer killed an elderly, deaf and mentally disabled man riding his bicycle by shooting him with a Taser stun gun after he failed to obey…
Blackamazon is too much: hermanaresist: “Person of color” = someone discriminated against for... -
“Person of color” = someone discriminated against for their race/ethnicity on a systematic level by the white majority
(Inspired by the commentary on this post)
For the purposes of anti-racism struggles, that’s all you need to go by.
Whiteness and the 99%
The other day I was talking to someone who happens to be a white, heterosexual, able bodied, upper class man. He remarked about how little privilege men like himself hold. I listened as his tone grew more intense; I could tell this was an issue of great seriousness to him. “It’s so hard for the white man to get into the Ivy League Universities these days,” he exclaimed, “but if you’re black or Hispanic, they let you right in!” I sat quietly as he continued on. “And what about those stupid pride parades? Or black history month? Or minority magazines? Where’s my straight parade? Where’s my white history month? And god forbid I get a magazine for white men! Nooo. That’s racist.”
I interjected, “You know how when we were kids we were jealous that our moms got presents on mothers day and we asked why there wasn’t a kids day?”
“What does this have to do with anything?” He asked skeptically.
“Well, what did she answer?”
“Every day is kid day.”
“That’s the same principle to why there aren’t parades and month’s for the white man. Every day is white, heterosexual, able bodied male day.” I said plainly.
“That’s stupid.” He bluntly blurted out.
You know, he’s right. That is stupid. We as a society as well as individuals should be doing a lot more to cater to the white man. They’re really struggling. In fact, they’re a dying species. In order to help them out, we should recognize them more.
For example, we should put more emphasis on white history. My suggestion would be to issue all school aged children a white history book. This summer, while all the books are still being printed, we can slap the word “WHITE” above the “American History” book title. It would be the same history book as always, but we would make it clear to them what the subject of the book really is.
My next idea would be IVORY magazine. This would remedy a large problem we in America face: not enough white faces inside of magazines.
Lastly, a straight pride parade would be organized. It would consist of heterosexual men and women walking down the street together holding hands. You may say, “But Lauren, this sounds a lot like any given afternoon in a busy city,” au contraire. This would be quite different for we would issue a “shades of gray striped flag” for each couple to hold.
I hope you really take my suggestions to heart. We the minorities and women really should be more sympathetic to their cause. I propose we call up some of the major text book companies tomorrow morning to get the first glimmer of hope and change instituted for the white man. Who’s with me?
In fact, I think we should also put into consideration setting aside some land reservations for them; I hear it’s hard for them to find areas that aren’t flooded with minorities these days.
Chauvinist Sushi: When you say "I don't see race" -
Can I just put this here? I never thought I would have to have to say this, about YOU of all people. But when you say “I don’t see race/colors” I will side eye you to death.
When you say ”I don’t see race/colors”, I don’t hear
- I try not to actively use my privilege
- I will listen to you when…
Fuckyeahchoice: A human life is a human life. -
They’ll prosecute you for killing a cat, but not for murdering an unborn child.
Hitler wanted to wipe out all who he deemed “unwanted”… How is it any different?
How can we convict people of murder when we allow 1.37 million murders a year (Just in the United States)?
From One Survivor to Another: Annoying Things White People Do in Racial Arguments. -
They NEED to be validated at every twist and turn. They need you to let them know how open and accepting and good and not-racist they are. If every comment out of your mouth is not validating their existence as a Good Not-Racist Ally, they will derail until the cows…
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