Women of the KKK.
in case people still think white women were/are not complicit in upholding white supremacy.
The educated black were the mostly commonly targeted.
Lawyers, bankers, doctors, etc. were the most likely to be lynched…
- No matter how racially specific an author is about the color of a character’s skin, ethnic/racial background, there will always be an excuse to make them white.
- No matter how offensive and erasing it is to intentionally change the race of a character of color, it is always “okay” as long as you’re “just roleplaying” - and if anyone has a problem with it is just being “childish” and “prejudice”.
- IN OTHER WORDS: it’s perfectly okay to be a racist little assfuck because changing a CoC white in no way, shape, or form implies my obvious state of subconscious racism.
But when folks wanted to make Peter Parker black, white people lost their fucking MINDS.
When Miles came up in the show for Spider Man, white people LOST THEIR FUCKING MINDS.
When an African Muslim man was showcased as Bruce Wayne’s representative for France in the comic books, white people LOST THEIR FUCKING MINDS.
When a Desi woman went to the Hobbit and the racist fucks told her NO BROWN PEOPLE even though IT IS CANON, white people lost their fucking minds AND somehow turned it into “the niggers are acting uppity!!!”
When a black man played Heimdall, White people LOST THEIR FUCKING MINDS. Funny how nobody said a word about Asano as a Hogun….
When black POC in the Hunger Games showed up as Black in the movie, white people ACTIVELY SAID THEY DIDN’T FEEL BAD WHEN A LITTLE BLACK GIRL WAS IMPALED WITH A METAL SPEAR SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE SHE WASN’T WHITE.
Fuck white people.
I still remember the flip outs over Helga Hufflepuff. No race was ever specified and yet there were 8768579575 angry posts from people who didn’t know shit about history but who had managed to convince themselves that a WOC in Medieval Europe with any kind of power or wealth was impossible. Never mind the physical evidence to the contrary, or you know recorded history. Nope, we were all talking crazy to think POC could have been involved in the creation of Hogwarts.
Girl, you know black people didn’t fucking show up ANYWHERE and weren’t doing ANYTHING until the white folks came into the country of Africa and gave them darkies civilization. /sarcasm
The EPIC Blaise Zabini meltdown still makes me laugh after all these years.
Would he have been arrested on the spot? Would the cops have believed self-defense? Would the teenager be villianized? Would the murderer be out on bail? Would ANY of that have gone down different if Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman looked like this?
George Zimmerman is hispanic, not white. Your logic doesn’t work. Sick of people who won’t shut the fuck up about this. “You know if it was a black guy, he’d be arrested right away!!!” ——— Like OJ Simpson. By the way, heard of Chris Newsom and Channon Christian? Of course not, go look it up.
*GASP* Black people kill white people?!?!? Yes. And White people kill black people and hispanics kill white and whites kill whites and black kill blacks.
Anyone dying is a terrible thing, but stop trying to make it about race.
Except that there’s no rush of black people out there killing white people BECAUSE they’re white.
Also, Hispanic is not a race. Hispanic is a ethnicity. Hispanics are either white, black, native, or some mix thereof.
None of that, though, has ANYTHING to do with Zimmerman’s ability to be racist and perpetuate white supremacy.
As for people who are “tired of hearing about this”: Too fucking bad. You’re going to keep hearing about it.
And for people who keep saying “Let’s not make this about race.” Too late. White people made it about race when they first encountered the Dark Skinned Other. And they continue to make it about race every single day. So sit the fuck down.
I hear this quite often. It never fails that when it’s proven that the police have targeted Black people, someone always pipes up with this line. Let’s see for ourselves. (Source)
First things first, do the police really treat Black people differently?
Stopped drivers who were searched by police (Table 14) WHITE:
- 2002- 3.5%
- 2005- 3.6%
- 2008- 3.9%
Stopped drivers who were searched by police (Table 14) BLACK:
- 2002- 10.2%
- 2005- 9.5%
- 2008- 12.3%
Quite the difference, don’t you think? Black people are searched 3 to 4 times more frequently. Let me repeat that for the hard of hearing, BLACK PEOPLE ARE SEARCHED THREE TO FOUR TIMES MORE FREQUENTLY.
Contact with police in which force was used. In this case, we are looking at force being used by the police, toward the resident. (Table 18)
Force used toward white residence:
- 2002- 1.1%
- 2005- 1.2%
- 2008- 1.2%
Force used toward Black residence:
- 2002- 3.5%
- 2005- 4.3%
- 2008- 3.4%
What we see here is that police are consistently using force THREE TIMES as often on Black residence. Hey, I know what you’re thinking. Maybe the Black people deserved it. That is what this is all about, right? Maybe Black people are in fact, committing more crimes and this is just a numbers game. Except, there are numbers for that too. Where to start? How about with who has the most police contact. Just so we’re clear, “Contact” is not calling the police for help. It is either being stopped while driving, being apprehended or in some other form being held by the police.
Contact with the police (Table 5) WHITE:
- 2002- 22.1%
- 2005- 20.3%
- 2008- 17.89%
Contact with police (Table 5) BLACK:
- 2002- 19.3%
- 2005- 16.5%
- 2008- 14.2%
Remember, these are percentages not the total number of people in contact. The question here is, if white people are committing more crime or at the very least, have a higher “Contact” rate, why are Black people painted as the criminals? We’ve got a ways to go so I’ll let you think on that while I get to the next part.
The thing about the above stats is that they are an average of the total number of “Contacts” people had with the police. When we go a little deeper, well…you racists might want to stop reading now. (FYI-Police “Contacts” were broken up into face-to-face and without face-to-face contact. Without, would have meant being questioned over the phone or ticketed through the mail.)
Residents with face-to-face contact (Table 6) WHITE:
- 2002- 76.7%
- 2005- 75.7%
- 2008- 74.9%
Residents with face-to-face contact (Table 6) BLACK:
- 2002- 11.0%
- 2005- 9.7%
- 2008- 9.5%
I think that can go without any real commentary, yes?
Enforcement action taken during traffic stops (Table 13). This one was pretty interesting as well. Those ticketed, issued a written warning and even allowed to proceed with no enforcement were all fairly similar in numbers. The two that were not similar were very telling.
- white- 2.4%
- Black- 4.7%
Given a verbal warning:
- white- 11.2%
- Black- 6.0%
Okay so Black people commit less…well, let me word this properly. Black people have less “Contact” with the police but consistently receive more force, more traffic stops and more searches. Even WITH all the “Extra” traps that Black people have to deal with, our rates are STILL lower. Yet, we are the criminals? We are the animals? I won’t point out that the errors report shows that Black people are FIVE TIMES more likely to have that force be unwarranted. Yep, that is ON RECORD. I also won’t point out that the searches Black people are so prone to, have an alarmingly high rate of…oh what’s that word? Unlawful search. Without permission and with zero findings. Interesting stuff. Statistics are fun. No, not fun…heartbreaking.
People can tell me over and over ” Your a racist! The Rebel Flag is a symbol of racism.” Well if you wanna go into the history of “Racism”, What was the first flag Symbolic to others as a sign of racism? the flag first made in 1776, Which ( after several changes over the years in history) is now the american flag we all know. 1861- First Rebel Flag was made. I love america and will fight for my country, But let me show my love and respect for its Heritage. No matter which flag it may be. REBLOG : If you agree. If you disagree, please inbox me to tell me your reasoning. ( will not argue with you, just wanna hear your point of view)
“The prevailing ideas entertained by him [Jefferson] and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution, were that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically. It was an evil they knew not well how to deal with, but the general opinion of the men of that day was that, somehow or other in the order of Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. This idea, though not incorporated in the constitution, was the prevailing idea at that time. The constitution, it is true, secured every essential guarantee to the institution while it should last, and hence no argument can be justly urged against the constitutional guarantees thus secured, because of the common sentiment of the day. Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the government built upon it fell when the “storm came and the wind blew.”
“Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.” -Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America
Your history. Learn it.
Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex
Directed by: M. Hasna M.
“Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex” is a documentary about Eurocentric standards of female beauty that are held across most (post-Colonial) cultures.
Some of the topics covered: Skin color preferences in relation to class/culture, the media’s role in exacerbating internalized racism, skin bleaching products, exoticism of dark-skinned women, and the phenomenon of tanning amongst White women.
WATCH THIS NOW. WATCH IT.
SoLDN: This is about the real life implant of colourism.
I can’t remember if we’ve reblogged this before but even so, WATCH IT!
(from http://raaw.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/caucasian/. The header is a clickable link to the original post.)
October 15, 2007
I read it on forms. I hear it conversation. And most annoying of all, people refer to me as such. I’m talking about the word Caucasian.
Sure we’re all trying to be PC when we invoke the formal racial title for a group of people we absolutely must designate. African American for blacks, Asian American for Asians, etc. But a history of struggle and racism called for such designators and more importantly, such designators as chosen by the people in question. It only follows that when making racial proclamations where you wish to include white folks, your brain will pause a moment to search for the nice formal self-designated word for whitey. Unfortunately, the word that comes up is Caucasian.
But where did that word come from and how did it rise to the lofty position of designated the white race as a whole? Some might be surprised to know, that like most racial designators, the history of the word Caucasian is racist, inaccurate and flawed. I’m writing this in order to bring light to this dirty word and hopefully work to remove it from our politically correct vocabulary.
Where is Caucasia?
I asked that same question when I was a wee lad first trying to divide my world into discrete boxes. Turns out, there really is a Caucasia. According to the mighty wikipedia this region is interesting for the following reasons:
- It’s considered the “border” between Europe and Asia
- Not surprisingly, the peoples and languages are extremely diverse
- Noah’s Arc mythically landed in the Caucasus Mountains
- Some human skulls were found there.
It’s that last point where we start. Popularized by a Joseph Friedrich Blumenbach, these Caucasian skulls were considered so modern (in the anthropological sense) and so well-formed that they must be the ancestors of the white race. Blumenbach goes on to compare them to the skulls of the pure and beautiful German race and even gives us an insight to his Georgian fetish:
[These skulls] produces the most beautiful race of men, I mean the Georgian; and because all physiological reasons converge to this, that in that region, if anywhere, it seems we ought with the greatest probability to place the autochthones (birth place) of mankind.
By “mankind” Blumenbach of course meant white people who were tainted along the way to produce the other, inferior races. Please see the summary on wikipedia for Caucasian race for more hilarity.
White Chicks are Hot
There are several things working together to contribute to the racial designator Caucasian. First you obviously have the erroneous and egocentric claim that not only is the white race superior in beauty, intelligence and culture, but also that it’s the oldest. News flash: it’s not and I’ve seen plenty of ugly “pure” white people.
Second, since the cranial features defined as Caucasian happen to also be found in many dark-skinned and decidedly non-European peoples (North Africans, West Asians and Indians), the science of morphology had to be tempered with some good ol’ racist explanations of impurity and the added “fact” that Caucasians’ natural skin color is white. A fact that cannot possibly be construed from a naked skull, but who’s really paying attention, right?
Third, as it may already be clear, the racial designator of Caucasian has less to do with science as it does with European requirements to justify imperialism through racial superiority and stewardship. Recognizing this, the use of Caucasian to mean white people in Europe is no longer preferred. It does, however, live on in the United States through legal precedent.
The Story of Bhagat Singh Thind
Bhagat Singh Thind was a Punjabi immigrant working his way through school in an Oregon lumber yard in the early 20th century. He fought in WWI and after his discharge, Thind applied for U.S. citizenship in 1920. Turned out several Indians had been granted citizenship before, but in Thind’s case a disgruntled naturalization examiner appealed the decision.
After a long legal battle, it was decided that Indians are not considered white persons using the famous “they just look different” argument.
This decision was important in cementing the American notion that white and Caucasian are one and the same. Justice Sutherland rejected the historical and anthropological reasoning (as flawed as they be) that included South Asians into the Caucasian fold and Thind was not white because he didn’t look white. Ipso facto, Caucasian began to mean exclusively white in further legal and demographic instances.
Caucasian is a Dirty Word
No matter how you slice it, the word Caucasian to denote white people is racist and inaccurate. From a physical anthropology perspective, Caucasians are currently defined by a diverse range of people, most of whom are not European; and before that it was used to denote a perfect race of white people. From a sociological standpoint, Americans are really the only people who use the word to denote whites due to a particularly faulty legal precedent. Perhaps most important is that we do not need a formal word to denote white people.
African American, Asian American, Latino American and everything in between, came out of ethnic movements and struggle. The people in question — long given names by the controlling white population —decided it was time to give themselves a name. That history of struggle is not apparent with whites and in fact a history of assimilation and quite literally “white washing” makes up the culture of white America. Whether we can make claims to European ancestry is often rendered moot when considering the race politics of this country. Each European ethnic group had its period of struggle in America, this is true, but the ultimate goal was to be considered white. The Irish, Italians and Jews have all gained access by assimilation.
Why create another name in light of this peculiar history of whites in America ? The reason for this underlying need to be associated with a white race is the larger theme of this blog and it only starts here. But the fact of the matter is Caucasian is an improper and offensive word that shouldn’t be used to denote white people. White people, white folks and whites, are all accepted names for the people I identify with and while I find it charming and polite that some folks use the word Caucasian in formal speech on race topics, the dirtiness of the word irks me each and every time I hear it. Please strike it from your vocabulary.
This is oh so very wrong. Yes, I agree that it is messed up that people not of that culture would exploit objects that the Native Americans believe to be sacred, but that’s as far as I will agree.
As for this woman being a racist, she may be. But we are all racists. Every single person. Colored people are just as racist, they are just allowed to do so.
Just in the act of judging a person SOLELY on the fact that their skins is white, as many people do, you have become a racist. Just as I would become a racist by judging you by if your skin is brown or black or any color whatsoever.
This is a bit contradictory, pointing out that the woman in this photo is white and then saying she’s making Natives more hypersexualized? She’s white! Clearly white!
Look up “racist stereotypes”. I’ll wait.
Yes, Native American women are raped, but so are white women, and black women, and Asian women, and every single culture of women there are. And, as statistics show, women almost ALWAYS know their rapist personally. So how does this woman in a headdress contribute to a Native American Woman being raped by someone she more than likely knows personally?
Nope, native women are 1/3 likely to be sexually assaulted, and 80% of rapists of native women are non-native men.
And saying that she is the face of white female privilege? Are you saying that females are privileged,
No. That phrase says “white female privilege” because it’s the interaction of being female and experiencing misogyny and being white and getting white privilege. Learn to read.
Because from where I’m sitting, women are still the majority of rape and abuse victims, women still make less money than men for the same amount of work in most cases, women are still held to idealized standards of the way they should look, and women are still viewed as weak and fragile by many. Female privilege? No. White privilege? Yes, although I would argue that white privilege is not as prominent as it was in the past.
Yes, it does still exist. I will NEVER disagree with that, but it’s just not as important as it was years and years back. People of color can now, and often do, go to college. They even receive scholarships solely based on the fact that they are colored.
And with all of the new protocol on whether racial equality in universities and jobs today, I would even argue that people of color are often picked over a white person, whether they are equally qualified or more so, just to make companies look more diverse. This being said, it is still much more valuable to be white than colored.
However, the biggest problem with this is that it’s victim-blaming. It’s blaming WOMEN for men raping other women. This is victim blaming at its core, and victim blaming is never correct.
Nope, this is pointing out that the racism of white women does not somehow become okay because they’re women, and the racism of gringas has consequences.
lol what the fuck is this shit
Far be it for me to say that one slur is worse than another.
But you know what slur always ends up coming out of someone’s mouth when they want to be really offensive to…well, black people? Even if they’re not actually TALKING to a black person?
Pale-skinned East Asian pissed you off by being pro-black and anti-racist? “Insult” them by saying they aren’t even a nigger, so why do they care? I mean, it makes much more sense to insult the black people who…aren’t even in the conversation to tell that East Asian person to fuck off.
South Asian tells you not to use p**i? Call em a nigger. Because…apparently that makes sense. Or. Something. I mean, what did black people do? They didn’t tell you to not use p**i. They’re not even THERE. What’s insulting them going to do for you?
Don’t like someone who is of some other brown race?
Pick a relevant word to their culture…then add nigger! No need to care otherwise…just let them know that they suck…by comparing them to the suckiest ones of all, BLACK PEOPLE!
It’s no fucking weird thing that every race has a version of nigger that they’ve been called in the past. If you look up slurs, you’ll find all manner of names that have been applied to all manner of people using the word as its base.
If you ever needed proof that anti-blackness is one of the core tenets of racism in many places around this earth…THAT ALONE should be a clue!
Black people: The only people whose very mention of existence is an insult to ALL OTHER RACES.
Case in point: ‘sandni****’. Used for Arabs/Indians, but there. That’s why. I was trying to explain this the other day and failed miserably but this post is perfect.
“yellow n-word” was used for east asians
there’s also one for natives…i think it was “red n-word” and also something like “feather n-word”.
you don’t suck until you’ve been compared to black people
This isn’t exactly the same thing, so feel free to tell me to shut up forever.
But the U.S. did that to Hawai’i to try and prove they were unfit to rule themselves.
I remember reading some book about Hawaii getting annexed and there was a chapter that talked about the U.S. press referring to Kalakaua and Lili’uokalani as “half ni****s” and how U.S. folks tied their “inability to rule” to being/looking Black.
Additionally, I think it was Kalakaua who was kicked off a train in the U.S. and was told it was because he was a n*****.
Here’s some other super racist depiction of Queen Lili’uokalani after the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
This is quite relevant.
It would take a lot of work to imbue any other word with the sheer hate and malice that has been embedded in the n-word, so I don’t think it’s really that surprising that white racist scum have stuck to it as their very favorite slur and crudely adapted it to throw at POC other than blacks. It’s not “just” about comparing other racial minorities to blacks; it’s about invoking all of that terrible history and saying, “We can do that to you too.”
This is a beautiful point. In one fell swoop, white people can use this word to not only affirm black people’s position at the bottom of the racial hierarchy but simultaneously threaten other races with that same treatment.
“See where those niggers are? Shape up and love whiteness, or be THEM.”
White privilege conditions white people not to see white rage. However, it makes them hyper-aware of Black threat. Newt Gingrich is white rage personified. And for it, he gets loads of applause. So is Jan Brewer, but usually we think of white rage in masculine terms. Gender stereotypes condition us not to see white women as being capable of this kind of dangerous emotional output. We reserve our notions of female anger for Black women. Such hidden race-gender logics allow Brewer to assert that she “felt threatened,” even though she was trying to handle the situation “with grace.” Now look back at the picture: who is threatening whom? Couple white rage with white women’s access to the protections that have been afforded to their gender, and you have something that looks ironically like white female privilege. Yes (yes, yes), the discourse of protection is based upon problematic and sexist stereotypes of white women as dainty and unable to care for themselves, and yes, these stereotypes have caused white women to be oppressed by white men. But remember, gender does not exist in a racial vacuum. It is performed in highly racialized contexts, and history proves that what constitutes oppression for white women in relation to white men, dually constitutes privilege for white women in relation to Black men. (I’m not spoiling for a fight today, so anybody who feels uncomfortable with such assertions should probably go read some Patricia Hill Collins, Black Sexual Politics and then try again.) What I know is this: 100 years ago (less than, actually) a Black man even standing that close to a white woman would’ve gotten him lynched. (Seriously, I just discovered that even accommodationist Booker T. Washington was beaten in New York in 1911 for talking to a white woman.) And I know that if a Black woman had wagged her finger at Bush II or even Bill Clinton, we would have seen her faced down, handcuffed, with Secret Service swarming. When your race and gender grant you opportunities to be treated with dignities that others don’t have or conversely, to heap indignities on those people, that is what we call privilege.
Unchecked white rage has always been dangerous for Brown and Black folk in America. Jan Brewer’s Arizona is not safe for Brown people and by implication, not safe for Black people (Presidents included). Not only has she terrorized and racially profiled immigrant communities, but she has gutted one of the model Ethnic Studies programs for high school students in this country. If there were ever a time for Black and Brown solidarity, it is now. And hell, lest we forget, Arizona is not even safe for white women. It is the vitriolic racial climate that Brewer’s anti-immigrant, anti-Latino policies have helped to foment that led to the violence against Gabby Giffords.
Crunktastic, White Women’s Rage: 5 Thoughts On Why Jan Brewer Should Keep Her Fingers to Herself, Crunk Feminist Collective 1/27/12 (via racialicious)
in today’s No Shit Sherlock news………
What? Not at MY post-race America!
Heard this on NPR yesterday.
lol i’ve only known that since i was a fetus
Via Tobias Hubinette:
Yet another white Swedish antiracist act - the Minister of Culture cuts up an African woman à la Sarah Baartman at the Museum of Modern Art here.
Recommended reading for context: “The Foundations of Whiteness,” which breaks down how Sweden’s (and other European countries’) ostensible Third World solidarity and antiracism actually goes hand in hand with white superiority and white homogeneity[…]
I hate all of their faces.
WHAT THE HOLY FUUUUCK?!!!
white people really are the sickest people on this planet. mind you, France still had Baartman’s genitals and brain on display until 1974, and didn’t return her remains to South Africa for a proper burial until 2002!
wow. barbarism at its finest. and white people wonder why we don’t trust them?? crazy ass sick shit like this!!
“barbarism at its finest. and white people wonder why we don’t trust them??”