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15 Rare Photos of Black Rosie the Riveters | Stuff Mom Never Told You. Born Rebels - 'Don't speak to us that way': Indigenous... Joy DeGruy | Be The Healing. The Problem with the word 'Gypsy' - Gypsy Appropriations. Apr02 I first read this article some time ago, but I seem to always come back to it when explaining to people what the word "gypsy" really means. The general population has two different definitions, depending on what area of the world they live in... in Europe, Romani people are generally thought of as thieves, vagabonds, scum. We are a "lower race", and as tempting as it is to blame that on Hitler and his campaign to kill us all in the Holocaust, the truth is that the persecution of Romani people goes way farther back. In America, however, the word "gypsy" is a cliche'. It is over (and improperly) used to describe a lifestyle rather than an actual race. I get asked often 'what' I am, and the conversation is always the same.

But, you can't really blame them. You will often see the word capitalized in academic texts and within Romani communities, (if they use the word at all). Always Romani, But Never a Gypsyby Maria Catherine Trefilwww.dissidentvoice.orgJune 8, 2006 Again, laughter. The front page of the internet. As I write this, I fully understand that I will likely be within a small minority when it comes to this opinion, but that’s often where you live when you’re actually, you know, a minority.

I get it. I get that the world has been a certain way for a long time, video games have been made in a certain way, for a certain group of people, for a very long time; but just because something has been done for a long time does not necessarily mean we should continue on as we always have. The media we create and mass produce for everyone reflects our society’s values and beliefs as a whole, and that’s why it’s important to have real discussions about problematic elements within the movies, television shows, and video games that we consume.

Is anything ever going to be 100% perfect? No, but the point is that we keep trying to do better by everyone in society, and we recognize mistakes when we make them. Let’s start with the fact that brown people are not interchangeable. Campaign Zero. Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person | Gina Crosley-Corcoran. Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was “privileged.” “THE F&CK!?!?” I said. I came from the kind of poor that people don’t want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you making ramen noodles in a coffee maker with water you fetched from a public bathroom? This is actually a much nicer trailer setup than the one I grew up in.

So when that feminist told me I had “white privilege,” I told her that my white skin didn’t do shit to prevent me from experiencing poverty. After one reads McIntosh’s powerful essay, it’s impossible to deny that being born with white skin in America affords people certain unearned privileges in life that people of other skin colors simply are not afforded. “I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.” I know now that I am privileged in many ways. 10.

Weighted index 0.56. Black Twitter Emerging As Major Force In A Technological Civil Rights Age. WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Dunn's conviction of attempted murder — but not actual murder — in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis prompted the creation of hashtag #dangerousblackkids on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, spoofing the fear that Dunn testified he felt before opening fire on a car full of teens at a convenience store. That was the calling card of Black Twitter, a small corner of the social media giant where an unabashedly black spin on life gets served up 140 characters at a time. Black Twitter holds court on pretty much everything from President Barack Obama to the latest TV reality show antics. But Black Twitter can also turn activist quickly.

When it does, things happen — like the cancellation of a book deal for a juror in the George Zimmerman trial, or the demise of Zimmerman's subsequent attempt to star at celebrity boxing. Catchy hashtags give clues that the tweeting in question is a Black Twitter thing. The perils of flying while brown. MY NINE YEAR-OLD daughter has developed a fear of the TSA. She doesn’t say it in so many words but I know. “I’m glad we’re going on our trip, Mama.” She pauses, chewing her lip. “But I wish… I wish we didn’t have to go through security.” “Me too,” I agree, remembering a time when she was barely out of diapers, and a TSA officer tried to wrench her, screaming, from my arms, and make her walk alone through the metal detector. She has a faraway look, as if she’s remembering all the times that she has been yelled at in security, many more times than her fairer skinned older brother.

But nine year olds are optimists, or at least this one is, so she soon brightens up. Harry Potter-based travel possibilities – even ones involving fireplaces and chimneys – would be fantastic indeed. “Only think of all the soot,” I say. And she is off – imagining if it will be a “manky old boot” or a tri-wizard tournament cup that magically transports us, TSA-free, to our destination. And they let me go. “Go back! Chris Rock: It's not black people who have progressed. It's white people. In New York magazine's November 2014 interview with Chris Rock, writer Frank Rich asked the comedian about issues ranging from the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to Bill Cosby's rape allegations. But perhaps the most insightful part of Rock's interview came when he dismantled the idea of "black progress": When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it's all nonsense.

There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they're not as crazy. Rock is essentially flipping the formula. Watch: the racism of the US criminal justice system, in 10 charts. How to deal with racist people. When you are the victim of, or witness racist behaviour, have you felt frozen and mute, unable to address the racist? Or violently angry? Here’s a list of suggestions and techniques, compiled from various people’s responses to the question “How do you deal with racist people?”

Racist people can have a strong negative energy. It is challenging to stay calm and respond in an appropriate way. Photo: Mika Hiironniem Everyday racism has to be tackled by ordinary people. —Adele Horin, Sydney Morning Herald [2] React calmly Convey disapproval or discomfort, without provoking a defensive reaction.Question their use of the words or action so you can gauge their intent: “Why do you say/do that?” “People who are racist think they have go more support in society than they do.

One person challenging a racist comment in a calm and measured way in a train, a bus, at a party, at work can have a profound influence on all those who witness it. React towards the issue, not the person How you can respond. How to deal with racist people. Casual racism FAQs. Download PDF Download Word What is casual racism? Casual racism is one form of racism. It refers to conduct involving negative stereotypes or prejudices about people on the basis of race, colour or ethnicity. Examples include jokes, off-handed comments, and exclusion of people from social situations on the basis of race.

How is it different from other types of racism? Some associate racism with a belief in racial superiority or deliberate acts of discrimination. Unlike overt and intentional acts of racism, casual racism isn’t often intended to cause offence or harm. Doesn’t the lack of intent means that casual racism isn’t really racism? One of the obstacles to having an open conversation about race is the tendency to downplay things as not “truly” or “really” racist. You don’t need to subscribe to doctrines of racial superiority or incite racial violence to say or do something with racist implications. Racism is as much about impact as it is about intention.

A Guide For Dealing With Casual Racism. I am biracial, borne of a Taiwanese mother and American father. My features are decidedly not Caucasian, but hard to pin down to one specific category, a tiny frustration that gets at the heart of humans, because subconsciously, we all live to categorize. I deal with a host of questions pertaining to my background from “What you mixed with, girl?”

To the timid “What … background are you?” I will entertain these questions, my response varying on the scale from begrudging to enthusiastic. It’s a conversation that I have a lot, and I’ve come to just suck it up and deal because people do not deal well with ambiguity. To categorize, to separate, to push things into clearly labeled boxes soothes the mind.

It sets expectations, dictates how to behave, and prevents you from making statements like the ones I’m about to discuss. These are some things that have happened to me. 1. 2. 3. 4. You cannot change the way people think in one sitting, but you can make sure they know that they’re wrong. Painting for Peace in Ferguson, a children's book. Take Action in Solidarity with Refugees: 10 Things You Can Do to Help in Ireland « Participant holds a banner during the Day of Action on the ‪Refugee Crisis organised by Uplift, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland and Irish Refugee Council in Dublin, 5th September 2015 Last update: 18/05/2016 The ongoing human tragedy across the Mediterranean and Europe has shocked us all. While we are still waiting for our government to take a firm action and commit to help refugees, charities, NGOs and people across Ireland, have been organising to put the pressure on our political leaders to finally act, as well as find more practical ways to help ease the crisis.

To give you an idea what you can do we compiled all calls to action and practical ways you can help in one place. 1. Irish Refugee Council prepared three great toolkits on the rights of asylum seekers and refugees for the recent General Elections. 2. Support Dublin Calais Refugee Solidarity in their TD letter writing action. 3. 4. 5. Upcoming events Do you have an event coming up or know about one? 6. Non-monetary donations 7. 8. MEDIA RELEASE Afrophobia in Ireland. Afrophobia in Ireland Exec summary. Afrophobia mediumRes. 4 Ways Parents Can Support Their Mixed Race Children. According to my mom, when my brother was around four or five, my Black (African-American) paternal grandfather put a plate of rice and beans in front of him. My brother immediately burst into tears and asked, “Why do the beans look like that?” And then refused to eat. My brother’s problem was that my grandfather hadn’t given him traditional Puerto Rican arroz con gandules, but rather white rice and black-eyed peas.

My mom always says that my brother continued to cry and ask, “Why are the beans looking at me?” The story goes that my grandfather got upset and said, “This is Black food! You’re Black! This is our people’s food!” Growing up as a mixed person – my mother is mestiza and Afro-Puerto Rican and my father is biracial – has been complex. The ways in which I think about my identity and history have shifted substantially over the years.

Even though both of my parents are mixed, I never really heard them talk about racial politics. “You’re mixed. “Why are you saying you’re mixed? 1. 2. “9 Questions Natives have for White People” and White fragility: That time I was in Buzzfeed videos. (That’s me! I’m a gif! I’ve made it!) You might have noticed lately that Buzzfeed has been putting out a lot more race and social justice themed content, and even has included a series of videos featuring Native folks: “Native Americans Try on Indian Costumes,” “Native Americans react to Indian mascots,” “If Native Americans said the things white people say,” and a few others. They’re largely the result of some very hard work by Chris Lam, one of the staffers at Buzzfeed Video, in collaboration with local Los Angeles-based Native folks (who you see featured in the videos).

So when I was home in Southern California for winter break, I headed over to the Buzzfeed studios in LA to meet up with Chris and some of the Native team for a brainstorming session and to film a couple of videos, both of which have now been posted: “9 Questions Native Americans Have for White People” and “I’m Native but I’m Not…”. And finally: Which brings us to “I’m Native but I’m Not…” So how do we fix it?

Ending Anti-Blackness Needs to Be a Top Priority for Asian Americans – Here's Why. Anti-Blackness exists in every continent. It exists among all of our non-Black communities of color; it exists among the people in our families; and it exists among us, individually, too. Which means it’s our responsibility to continually fight to end anti-Blackness in every way we can. Among non-Black people of color, there is the widespread notion that racial justice means being united against white supremacy.

Yet, non-Black people of color rarely address the question of how the abolition of white supremacy can never be realized if rampant anti-Blackness among non-Black people goes unchecked. Time and again, Asian American social justice warriors will readily fight white supremacy but in the same breath reinforce anti-Black tropes or appropriate Black American cultures. To live in the world that Black, Indigenous, and other people of color dream about requires a complete stop, utter end, total destruction of anti-Blackness. Here are some things I’ve noticed while unlearning. 1. 2. 3.

4 Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions Without Bringing the White Tears. 7 Ways Social Justice Language Can Become Abusive in Intimate Relationships. “It’s that bone gnawed moment when you realize ‘The Community’ will do nothing to stop him from showing up at your backdoor in the middle of the night with the rifle he bought for the revolution” —Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, “so what the fuck does consciousness mean anyway” There aren’t a lot of things I know for certain in this life, but there is one thing I have known for a long, long time: What lives at the heart of abuse is fear – and the power to turn that fear into violence and control.

When we live in fear, when all we have known for all our lives is fear, we are capable of transforming even the best causes and ideas into weapons of abuse – even the cause of social justice. Let me tell you a story to show you what I mean: A few years ago I took a deep breath, looked one of my closest friends in the eye, and told him that I thought he should stop beating up his boyfriend.

He blinked at me in surprise. It was true that my friend was, on a systemic level, “more oppressed.” 1. 2. 3. On Apache Pizza and the Globalization of American Indian Cultural Appropriation. By Adam Hoffman, Guest Contributor This was it…I had finally made it to Ireland! As an American, it had always been my dream to travel abroad and tour Europe.

At the age of 25, I was well overdue to see a different part of the world. And, as a budding psychologist who studies the development of ethnic and racial identity in youth, I was excited to experience and learn more about the Irish culture and its people. I had just spent a week in England and flew from London to Dublin, Ireland. Wait…what? Before I go any further, allow me to elaborate briefly on the concept of cultural appropriation for those folks reading who are not as familiar. At first I was shocked and confused, thinking, ‘Where am I? I wearily approached the business. Given my lack of international travel experience, I had assumed that appropriation of American Indian culture was simply an American problem. Unfortunately, this was not my first run-in w ith American Indian cultural appropriation since coming to Europe.

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