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White People Explain Why They Feel Oppressed. Empathyeducates - White People, Why Are So Many of You So Fucking Fragile? 'The problem here, my fellow whiteys, is that racism does still exist in America today.

empathyeducates - White People, Why Are So Many of You So Fucking Fragile?

In fact, it’s alive and kicking, and shows itself readily to anyone what actually wishes to see it..' White people, why are so many of you so fucking fragile? I recently heard a term used to describe a behavior that at first perplexed me. I had to think about it for a second, and then it clicked home instantly. What <i>Cosmopolitan</i>'s Kardashian Cover Says About Black Erasure in America  In the height of predominantly conservative presidential election campaigns and a regressive racial climate in the United States, the Kardashians have been coined "America's First Family" by Cosmopolitan on the magazine's November cover.

What <i>Cosmopolitan</i>'s Kardashian Cover Says About Black Erasure in America 

This is no coincidence. The full story hasn't been released yet so perhaps the term is describing the Kardashians as the "first family" of social media, appropriation or reality television in America. These are presumptions and hypothetical alternatives that aren't very likely to be true with the caveat that this is a headline published by the same magazine that labeled the lipstick colors worn by all black women "R.I.P" and all of the ones on mostly white women "Hello Gorgeous.

" After readers took to Twitter to express their outrage at the racism in the article, Cosmo apologized to black supermodel Joan Smalls who was used in the photographs for the piece. But where does a magazine famous for beauty and sex tips stand in throwing presidential shade? Hypervisible Bodies: Protesting White Supremacy Whilst Racialised. By Sinthujan Varatharajah Brandon Brooks, the white teenager who filmed the violent attack by white police officers against black teenagers in McKinney, Texas, has been widely celebrated by mainstream media.

Hypervisible Bodies: Protesting White Supremacy Whilst Racialised

Despite his young age and racial background, he poignantly analysed the racism (but not the racialised gender politics) inherent in the events. No, Communities of Color Are Not More Homophobic or Transphobic than White Ones. I received an anonymous question about homophobia in communities of color on my QuirkyRican tumblr and knew that I couldn’t be the lone queer answering it.

No, Communities of Color Are Not More Homophobic or Transphobic than White Ones

Communities of color deserve better than one response; we deserve guidance from the many voices of our people. We should offer each other the best bits of our lived experiences, intelligence and emotional expertise. So I posed the question to the Speakeasy and received some tremendous responses. We decided to share the question and answers with you — please, feel free to share your thoughts and vibes at the beep. Here’s the question: It’s Not Just Kylie: 7 Reasons Why White People Should Not Wear Black Hairstyles.

Got questions about why people get mad when white folks wear traditionally Black hairstyles?

It’s Not Just Kylie: 7 Reasons Why White People Should Not Wear Black Hairstyles

What's Wrong with Cultural Appropriation? These 9 Answers Reveal Its Harm. New Film Explores What Happens When Black Girls Go Missing. What happens when a young girl of color goes missing?

New Film Explores What Happens When Black Girls Go Missing

Who searches for her? Who tries to bring her home safely? Not the police, as the short film "Muted" shows. Even though it’s only 18 minutes long, "Muted" packs a serious gut punch as the viewer is taken into the terror-stricken world of single black mom who wants nothing but to see her daughter again, but gets zero support from the local police and the media. Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston.

When teaching about race and racism, I invite participants to consider the following analogy: Think of racism as a gigantic societal-sized boot.

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

“Which groups do you think are fighting the hardest against this boot of racism?” I ask them. Invariably, participants of diverse races answer that those fighting hardest to avoid getting squashed by the boot are people of Color. Why Affirming the Beauty of Blackness Is Not Same as Putting White People Down. 2015: The Year We Stopped Putting Up With Your Shit 

Let's face it, 2015 has been a tough year so far for a certain group of people in American society.

2015: The Year We Stopped Putting Up With Your Shit 

Racism, police brutality, legalized marijuana, Internet backlash, LGBT rights, the fight for equality -- these are just some of the tough issues they've had to put up with. Yes, it's definitely been a tough year for racist, homophobic and generally ignorant, bigoted assholes, and it doesn't seem like it's going to get any easier for them. Just look at the things that are happening all over the country. Black people are recording police officers who treat them like animals, have zero respect for their bodies and lives and are making these videos go viral, exposing a systematic problem within the police industrial complex.

4 Reasons People of Color Can't Cater to White People’s Guilt – Or Their Tears. Years ago, in college, I participated in a “diversity training” simulation for student leaders.

4 Reasons People of Color Can't Cater to White People’s Guilt – Or Their Tears

We were assigned an identity and treated accordingly in the “game.” The point was for us to experience discrimination – problematic in and of itself. The game is clearly designed to benefit folks who are most privileged, not those of us who suffer various forms of oppression on a daily basis. In an oversight, one of the facilitators gave me the badge of the identities I already have – a Black, queer person. And as I moved through the two-hour segment hearing every racial microaggression imaginable, being “arrested” and thrown in “jail” when I expressed very real frustration, there was no “learning” for me. Do Racism, Conservatism, and Low I.Q. Go Hand in Hand?

Race and the Free-Speech Diversion. Of the many concerns unearthed by the protests at two major universities this week, the velocity at which we now move from racial recrimination to self-righteous backlash is possibly the most revealing.

Race and the Free-Speech Diversion

The unrest that occurred at the University of Missouri and at Yale University, two outwardly dissimilar institutions, shared themes of racial obtuseness, arthritic institutional responses to it, and the feeling, among students of color, that they are tenants rather than stakeholders in their universities. That these issues have now been subsumed in a debate over political correctness and free speech on campus—important but largely separate subjects—is proof of the self-serving deflection to which we should be accustomed at this point. Two weeks ago, we saw a school security officer in South Carolina violently subdue a teen-age girl for simple noncompliance, and we actually countenanced discussion of the student’s culpability for “being disruptive in class.” Why white people aren’t called “terrorist”: The media accepts that “people who resort to violence are left-wing or Arab or both” The script has gotten familiar by now: Ideologically driven Muslim or foreigner does something violent and awful, and they are dubbed a terrorist.

Ideologically driven white person does something violent and awful, and the term rarely comes up. That’s the way the latest act of public violence – the shooting, by white supremacists, of five Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis last night – has worked out. Black Lives Matter Minneapolis has called this an act of “domestic terrorism.” But it’s harder to find in the news media. What does the term “terrorism” mean in the lingua franca? We spoke to media critic Todd Gitlin, a professor at Columbia University and longtime writer on the counterculture, about the phenomenon. 10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Protects White People in Every Aspect Imaginable.

If you checked out Jose Antonio Vargas’s documentary about White people, aptly titled White People, you’ll know that many White people struggle discussing race (not that some of you needed a documentary to confirm this fact). Throw “White Privilege” into the discussion, and the awkwardness – and defensiveness – can multiply astronomically. 13 Things Even More Divisive Than People Who Always Bring Race Up in Discussions. To derail and maneuver away from discussions of race and racism – especially the topic of White privilege –one method that White people often wield is accusations of divisiveness.

“You are being divisive!” Many of us have been told when raising issues of race, including, but not limited to, the racism of police brutality, Hollywood’s Whitewashing, daily microaggressions, and implicit biases. Case in point: In the wake of yet another grand jury non-indictment, this time for the “police” officer who killed twelve-year-old Tamir Rice, musician Kimya Dawson posted the following tweet on her Facebook page: Leaked Documents Reveal Dothan Police Department Planted Drugs on Young Black Men For Years, District Attorney Doug Valeska Complicit. 84.9K Shares Share Tweet Email [ Pictured in the image above, Carlton Ott, Clark Rice, Steve Hamm, Steve Parrish, David Jay, Michael Magrino, Dewayne Herring, Andy Hughes, Gary Coleman, and Scott Smith ] The Alabama Justice Project has obtained documents that reveal a Dothan Police Department’s Internal Affairs investigation was covered up by the district attorney.

Miley Cyrus Rope Hair Buns. Why Muslims Don't Have to Prove to You (Or Anyone Else) That We're 'Good' People. I don’t have to tell Trump I went to an American University, actually American University, and got my PhD. Segregation Now, Segregation Tomorrow, Segregation Forever? Progress has undoubtedly been made since the days of explicit segregation, and most white people no longer openly advocate for segregation in neighborhoods, schools, and offices. When speaking to researchers, many even argue that integration is important and necessary. At the same time, old racial stereotypes die hard, and perceptions that black people are lazy, criminal, and dim-witted contribute to the maintenance of segregation and the inequalities that result from it. Despite laws prohibiting segregation—most notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964—it persists on several fronts today.

Some of the most striking studies done on present-day segregation have to do with how it’s connected to the ways families share money and other resources among themselves. Black Americans, on the other hand, are much less likely to have access to transformative assets. What Goes Through Your Mind: On Nice Parties and Casual Racism - The Toast. How Donald Trump is breathing life into America’s dying white supremacist movement. Donald Trump energizes the crowd during a campaign rally at Dorton Arena in Raleigh, N.C., on Dec. 4. (Ted Richardson/AP) Making friends is no easy task for modern white nationalists. Black People Are Not More Homophobic Than Everyone Else. I understand black homophobia on a deeply personal level. 'I Didn't Know That Was Racist' – Are You Using 'White Ignorance' to Dodge Responsibility?

Hey, y’all. Odin's B-Log (28 COMMON RACIST ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS) 4 Reasons Black People Can Feel Responsible for White Feelings (And Why We're Not) By now, you have probably heard about the protests, generally led by Black students, spreading across college campuses around the nation.

Cultural Appropriation

Beneath the Debate of the Washington 'Redskins' Name is an Underlying Truth: The Vast Majority of Americans Have a Limited. By Kevin Gover, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. This post first appeared on indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com in October 2014. The Organization of American Historians, the nation's leading organization of scholars of U.S. history, just approved a resolution demanding the change of the name and logo of the Washington "Redskins. " The petition was introduced on behalf of James Loewen, the sociologist and historian who wrote the book Lies My Teacher Told Me. Loewen details the reasons he wanted the organization to take this stand in his statement titled, "Why Historians Should Demand the Redskins Change Their Name.

" Lessons for Republicans and the "Post-Racial" Generation  We Can't 'Get Over It': 4 Ways Understanding Past Wrongs Can Create Better Indigenous Allies. 4 Ways the American Dream Is Actually Just Affirmative Action for White People. 5 Ways Black People Experience Non-Physical Violence on College Campuses. Why I’m Done Trying To Solve White Ignorance. We Asked White Feminists to Discuss Mistakes They've Made. Here's What Happened. Black Children's Books & Authors (oumkhartoum: mehreenkasana: Four books by...) It’s not just the South and Fox News: Liberals have a white privilege problem too. Kamilah Brock Spent 8 Days in a New York Mental Health Facility Because She Owned a BMW. It's not my job to absolve white friends of racism, but it can seem that way. Brooklyn hipsters fight school de-segregation: They ‘aren’t racists’ — ‘they just don’t want to be in a ghetto’

White Fragility Is Racial Violence  Study: White people react to evidence of white privilege by claiming greater personal hardships. 10 Insidious Ways White Supremacy Shows Up in Our Everyday Lives. The devastating decision not to prosecute the brutal in-custody death of Natasha McKenna. 8 stats that reveal just how badly the police state hurts black women. 11 Things White People Can Do to Be Real Anti-Racist Allies.

"Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race" - AlterNet discuss 'White fragility' with Professor Robin DiAngelo (the woman who coined the term) Black Summer Vacation or how White Supremacy ruins everything (with images, tweets) · LeslieMac. No White Tears: A Non-Guide on Dealing with Microaggressions from Your White Partner. Poccomplaints - SRSDiscussion. How Racism Shows Up When White People Dismiss People of Color's Reality. Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person...

Ethnic History. Brazil Enslaved. Indigenous Peoples. Colonialism, Imperialism & Empire. White privilege. Black Postmodernism. About RACISM. Africa Is Not a Derailment Tactic: Why Belittling 'First World Problems' Is Oppressive. 5 Reasons Why We Need to Change the Way We Talk About 'Emasculating' Asian Men. 7 Questions Latinxs Who Don’t 'Look Latinx Enough' Get (And Why They’re Harmful)

4 Things Your History Teacher Didn’t Know About Native Americans – But You Should. This Historical Lie Still Curses Us Today – Here's the Unspoken Message Behind It. Why We Can't Just 'Chill Out' About Racism. Are You Suffering From Racial Discussion Fatigue? These 5 Hilarious Tips Will Help.