What can you even say to a person so damn invested in white supremacy that they believe calling a white person a racist for calling you a nigger is worse than them calling you a nigger. Babydoll, I hope you find something else to live for because they’ll never truly love you.
Seventy years after race riots tore through Detroit in June 1943, we offer a series of photos from a great American city in turmoil.
(Gordon Coster—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
The so-called “Greatest Generation” of white people rioted against Black workers coming Detroit to build bombers and boats in war-mobilized factories, killing 25 African Americans in 3 days of rioting.
It has taken you a lifetime of misdirection to be able to rewrite reality as it’s happening, to believe that your fear and privilege is love and tolerance. Who told you that allowing others to be hurt in order to stay friends with racists is tolerance? Who told you that climbing up the backs of POC and speaking for us so you can be seen and heard is love? Who told you that I thought so little of myself that I would let you kiss the mouths of people who use words that my people have been whipped with, continue to be whipped with, and then kiss mine? When you say that you know someone is doing something racist, sexist, etc, but you still believe they are a good person, what you are saying is, “this person is a racist, but I’m white, so it doesn’t hurt me.” I’m done with people who don’t know my worth, who don’t know that to know me is to be blessed, to be loved by me is a gift. I will never again let you tell me that I’m the one who doesn’t know love.
No. When a space is lacking in poc representation and involvement it’s a good sign that the space is upholding white supremacy. In your case this involves, at least in part, posting pictures of white people with culturally appropriative tattoos and body modifications as well as white shitlocks. You’ve also remained purely submission oriented when it’s obvious that the majority of your followers are white, cis, and straight. I would also suggest you think about why you thought to seek out submissions instead of moderators. Instead of including poc in the blog you’ve decided to find cool pictures of us to make you look more inclusive. Poc aren’t submitting to your blog because it is not a safe space. A few tokenizing pictures won’t change that.
Disliking hip-hop doesn’t make you a racist any more than liking hip-hop makes you not a racist, and I’m sure there are plenty of Stormfront enthusiasts with Rick Ross in their iTunes. If you don’t like Jay-Z because you just don’t like the way he sounds, or you’re sick of his cloying ubiquity, or you wish he’d talk about something other than where he’s from for five seconds—hey, I’m not mad, I don’t like Bruce Springsteen for the same reasons. But if you don’t like rap music—a genre that contains multitudes—because of a self-satisfied moralism, or because you’re scared of it, or because you wish those people would stop talking about their problems and get out of your television and radio and kids’ bedrooms: well.
And I’m not just talking about the American right, I’m talking about all the well-meaning white folks who’ve told me how they want to like Lil Wayne but lo, the misogyny, the violence, the drugs. But, but, I’ll say: Bob Dylan aced misogyny; the Rolling Stones sang about violence; the Velvet Underground knew their way around some drugs. Yeeeah, but it’s different, they’ll say, elongating that “yeah” with conspiratorial inflection: you know what I mean. Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.
Rap music doesn’t get unarmed kids shot to death, “it’s different” does. “It’s different” infuses “these assholes always get away” and gives solace to people who hear that sound bite and nod their empty heads in agreement. “It’s different” is the same logic that suggests a teenager’s skin color combined with the music he listened to means he had it coming, and it’s the same logic that lets a bunch of people feign outrage over a teenager’s use of the n-word to describe himself when they’re really just outraged that he beat them to the punch.
I have to add this to the Sharon Needles wikipedia page at least weekly. One of the people who keeps deleting it has threatened to get me banned for vandalism. One of the people who keeps deleting it is a wikipedia administrator. All of this information is verified.
What parents of color and “third-world”/Global South parents— and their children— must endure everyday.
I would rather not know the struggles of being a third world mama in the Western diaspora. I would rather be ignorant of what cruelty my mama endured, that made her instill an idea that has crippled me emotionally. There are days I excuse my mama, I think “she didn’t know no better!” but time ticks and soon enough, I am overwhelmed by a wicked truth… she did know better and for that I will always be bittersweetly grateful.
Had you any idea that Emmett Till’s final words were some of boldest in American history?
Milam: “You still as good as I am?”
Milam: “You still ‘had’ white women?”
Keep in mind that that’s after two grown men had tortured him for hours. Milam would later say that, following that exchange, he had no choice but to kill the 14-year-old boy:
“Well, what else could we do? He was hopeless. I’m no bully; I never hurt a n*gger in my life. I like n*ggers—in their place—I know how to work ‘em. But I just decided it was time a few people got put on notice. As long as I live and can do anything about it, n*ggers are gonna stay in their place. N*ggers ain’t gonna vote where I live. If they did, they’d control the government. They ain’t gonna go to school with my kids. And when a n*gger gets close to mentioning sex with a white woman, he’s tired o’ livin’. I’m likely to kill him. Me and my folks fought for this country, and we got some rights. I stood there in that shed and listened to that n*gger throw that poison at me, and I just made up my mind. ‘Chicago boy,’ I said, ‘I’m tired of ‘em sending your kind down here to stir up trouble. Goddam you, I’m going to make an example of you—just so everybody can know how me and my folks stand.’”
still less than 60 years ago white folks.
Just 57 years ago. Think long and hard about that. 57 years. That’s not that long.
That’s how privilege sounds.
“I like them, but in their place. I like them, but they’re not as good as me. I like them, but I’ll kill/assault/make life hell for them because I feel it is my right to do so.”
He calls it “poison” - being denied his ubiquitous privilege for even a moment - was venomous to his psyche.
No way in hell that fucked up mentality just evaporated from his generation - we all know, it was instilled far further back - yet that’s the beginning of every “we’re not like that” excuse: that somehow THIS time period was one of great justice and change.
If that mans words don’t make your stomach turn, you just might be a white supremacist/sympathizer. I got chills. I’ve read it before, but god damn, it is so hateful and HIS words are poisonous. Racism is a poison, a disease in society, and it has not been eradicated. I mean, my grandmother was 12 when this happened, and she’s not yet an ‘old woman’.
The 16-year-old Jasmine Thar was shot and killed in the front yard of a Chadbourn home on December 23, 2012. The Killer James Blackwell, 23 year old White Man, who lived across the street, says his 700 Remington Rifle went off without pulling the trigger. Jasmine was in the car with her mother and the bullet actually hit both of them. Jasmine would die from the bullet wound. The investigation determined that the death was the product of an “accidental discharge”. When the investigators searched James Blackwell’s (The Killer) home they found Confederate flags and NAZI memorabilia. As of now they are saying James Blackwell WILL NOT be arrested.It think ridiculous is an understatement for how disheartening these “Investigation conclusions” are. I will say this again stemming from my last post. THE RESPECT AND CARE FOR BLACK DEATH IS NON-EXISTENT. I used to scratch my head in frustration trying to figure out how much more obvious something needs to be for them to get that it was a Race Crime. Then realized that I was naive, they can see exactly what I see but their intention was to justify the crime not to punish the Criminal. How can you possibly expect her family to accept that she was killed by some guys rifle by accident? Is this a hunting area? This is so sad and such bullshit. White people kill blacks and know that the Police will give them “The benefit of the doubt”, Unwritten Rules: When you’re BLACK you’re GUILTY until PROVEN innocent, when you’re WHITE you’re INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty. You never hear of black people “accidentally” killing white people. Why? Because Black people know the POLICE, The prosecution, and White folks won’t tolerate it. We can get Killed by Zimmerman’s or Blackwells and they courts will take the side of the killer because of Privilege. Furthermore these BLACK DEATHS ARE A CONTINUOUS PATTERN.
People desperately want to feel like RACISM doesn’t exist and is a thing of the past. Some people do not want to acknowledge racism. They ignore it and try to look at things from perspectives far from racism no matter if it’s right in their face. Lets get this clear ignoring racism and avoiding it in itself is RACIST. You are an enabler of Racism, just like someone who is aware of but quiet about another being raped, mistreated, ETC…Then people want to call you racist for pointing out some racist shit.Black people have to stop being bamboozled by the “reports” and the media. Their agenda is always in favor of the agenda of the courts. Don’t allow their propaganda to desensitize you about something you Feel in your heart is Wrong. We cannot just pray about change ACTION is required. Blacks need to ORGANIZE and plan because this can happen to anyone of us at anytime.I know “The Overseers” are going to come out and say “Well we kill each other everyday, why should we care about that?” Well that is true but does that justify Hate crimes by other races? Every race in the world “Kills each other everyday” This post is about the Death of Jasmine Char and the mistreatment of her case. If you can’t understand that it’s not for you or your type of person.“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them”~~Assata Shakur
Written By @Solar_InnerG
A fucking accident?! That motherfucker is posing with a Nazi flag that was not no fucking accident
remember that black woman who shot at the roof of her house or something like that and didn’t hurt anyone (i think) and still got arrested and some shit like that? this guy kills someone and walks free. ugh.
I wonder how much more shit like this will have to happen until people will begin to understand why I’m incredibly apprehensive about the thought of one day bringing children who aren’t white into this world
The bold: That was Marissa Alexander who fired a warning shot into the wall of her house because her abusive husband who had threatened to kill her showed up and cornered her in the house.
Photos of South African women protesting in the streets against the Apartheid government.