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Do you know how many of my students can’t even say the word white? You all will talk about African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian-Americans all day long but at soon as it comes time to say white peoples’ voices drop. You ain’t have seen that? Come on man, people come up with crazy terms you have never seen before, they would be like: “And that Caucasoid…” You can always tell, you could always tell where the supreme power rests in the society because of the reluctance people have in naming that power.
Part of what privilege requires, guys privilege cannot operate without silence. It cannot operate without silence, and this tremendous silence around whiteness, if you are foolish enough to post a blog on your Facebook that mentions whiteness the amount of attacks that you will get, because privilege defends itself viciously, to maintain the silence that is required for its operation.
So, given this I would argue that the other thing that we need to do is coming off of James Scott’s idea of “anarchist calisthenics,” we need to practice racial anarchist calisthenics. What he, what Scott meant by anarchist calisthenics is that this society has ton of little rules that we all practice without thinking. And he argues that we need to practice breaking little rules consistently because one day this society is going to ask you to prosecute a horrifying rule, that I think we will long live to regret, and the muscles of resistance needs to be exercised, they need to be prepared for the time we need to make that big, big, big, big stand.
And so racial anarchist calisthenics, I would say, begins with all of us getting that tongue muscle back in to place and saying Saurons name. I challenge people; I challenge people every time you say African-American, Asian-American, whatever the group count it and say white just as much. And say white just as much. We don’t do it you guys, we don’t do it, we don’t do it. And yet if we were ever going to confront in a real way white supremacy, which is not only linked to white folks you guys. White supremacy is the racial order in all of us, but if we are not able to discuss whiteness as a category, as a critical way of looking at the world and even simply as just the racial group, we are in some serious trouble. The reality is even if we took every white person on Earth and put them on a space ship and sent them to outer space white supremacy wouldn’t miss a beat.
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WHY ARE WHITE CIS GAY MEN SO DAMN ENTITLED
List of reasons:
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so much claptrap festering in my inbox by shit for brains white bio spawn who hand to god claim that having light skin/white privilege is totes comparable to the transracial adoptees experience
gotta address this and some lethally ableist shit in the international transracial Class Bastard domain being propagated by neurotypical, light-skinned adoptees especially
cutting down my dash to focus on fellow adoptees & foster care survivors to accomplish aforementioned. will refollow later. X
I am not trying to be funny, this isn’t racist…I…just…I just don’t…I..I…I don’t get it. When I see Derek, Scott and Stiles. I see THREE white dudes. I am American, but that’s my nationality, not my race. I am from New York, but I am not a NewYorkan. I am black and if I was born in Greece, Italy, Mexico, etc…etc…I’d still be black. People get their nationality and their races confused. To be a POC you have to have some melanin…and um…Tyler Pose doesn’t have any. How in the world is he a POC? I mean he’s clearly white….
He’s not non-white…um can someone explain?
uh posey is mexican on his mother’s side and he identifies as mexican so yes hes a poc
and as far as scott, thats something you’d have to take up with the writers for not specifying his ethnicity
“To be a POC you have to have some melanin”
Jesus God in heaven why am I still on this stupid site
“To be a POC you have to have some melanin”
This type of thinking is harmful. It alienates for example mixed people of color, it can invalidate what they choose to identify as and even trivialize their struggles.
“Uh,” you can be white AND latin@ at the same time. Mexican heritage does NOT preclude white privilege.
If you can pass for white and are alive today, newsflash: you have white privilege. Which doesn’t necessarily entail being Scandi/Anglo, no shit.
Race=/=ethnicity=/=culture=/=nationality, how many fucking times do POC (you know, those of us who can never ever pass for white) have to spoonfeed it
Also, colorism and shadeism: look em up cos they’re REAL.
#the more you know
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