Let’s take a moment to thank Rolling Stone for humanizing a white (looking) person, who (if he actually did it), definitely has a psychosis of some kind.
It’s always, “he went crazy!” “He fell into radical Islam!”
But when a PoC commits a crime, the media narrative is always dismissive, rage inducing, and racist.
Let’s also take a moment to think about why terrorism is being glamorized, why the fuck this is on Rolling Stone, and why he looks like a rockstar?
Also, stop blaming religions for the psychotic actions of men.
There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:
- Cherokee Trail of Tears
- Japanese American internment
- Philippine-American War
- Jim Crow
- The genocide of Native Americans
- Transatlantic slave trade
- The Middle Passage
- The history of White American racism
- Black Codes
- Slave patrols
- Ku Klux Klan
- The War on Drugs
- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
- How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
- How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
- White anti-racism
- The Southern strategy
- The rape of black slave women
- Madison Grant
- The Indian Wars
- Human zoos
- How the Jews became white
- White flight
- Proposition 14
- Homestead Act
- Tulsa Riots
- Rosewood massacre
- Tuskegee Experiment
- Hollywood stereotypes
- Indian Appropriations Acts
- Immigration Act of 1924
- Sundown towns
- Chinese Exclusion Act
- Emmett Till
- Vincent Chin
- Indian boarding schools
- King Philip’s War
- Bacon’s Rebellion
- American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
- History of the gun
- History of the police
- History of prisons
- History of white suburbia
- Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
- George Wallace
- Fox News
- Real estate steering
- School tracking
- Mass incarceration of black men
- Boston school busing riots
And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).
The length of this list is astonishing
I only wish I could say it is astonishing….
Via amazing-how-you-love, Bay Area news station KTVU couldn’t resist the opportunity to broadcast racist Asian name jokes after last week’s violent crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport, resulting in the deaths of two young Chinese women.
The news anchor later went on air with the worst apology ever, not directly addressing the racist nature of what had been broadcast but simply stating that the names were inaccurate and claiming (with zero credibility) that the names had been provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. They also posted an online “apology” sticking to the same story, blaming the NTSB.
Good one, KTVU. Let’s see who gets the last laugh on this one.
Audre Lorde (via imogenefields)
legit have that saved as ‘justin timberlakes hair’
I hate yall
The fact that oppressed people can’t make a single angry statement about their oppressors without being asked to clarify they didn’t mean literally everyone in that group just in case they hurt someone’s feelings blows my fucking mind.
Sorry if I hurt your feelings by pointing out that you’re part of a group that benefits from the dehumanisation of others.
I guess I was just too busy being actively dehumanised to care.
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just because you dont think youre racist, doesn’t mean you arent