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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 isn’t it thursday SHERLOCK U POOR BB WHO IS MORIARTY
i’m trapped between pure glee and excitement and reserved distrust????
because i just know i’m GOING TO BE DISAPPOINTED
on the heels of Bossymarmalade’s brilliant article on the rampant whitewashing that ensues whenever people of colour dare step out of stock racist caricatures into nuanced, sympathetic and/or superhuman villainy
i just had to co-sign this
“after the writers made me think john douglas [played by African-American actor Roger Aaron Brown] was moriarty in the episode last week all i want is for moriarty to not be white please please c’mon YOU MADE ME HOPE PLEASE DO NOT CRUSH MY HOPES HERE IT’S YOUR FAULT
i never would have expected moriarty to be a person of color so i just???? i am so mad that they even made me think that????
like please can we not cast a white dude as the brilliant superhuman mastermind evil genius PLEASE PLEASE????”
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- Out Of A Whole Planet’s Population, One Hero Will Be Chosen: It’s Probably Going To Be A White Dude
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the ceo of abercrombie and fitch has a lot of nerve saying that ugly people shouldn’t wear his clothes when he looks like an albino orc from the lord of the rings
wow pls the pale orc is not that bad
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Damn this is good. I wish I wrote it :/
Thus, Baauer is not simply emblematic of an internet-age, post-genre music culture, but is instead an example par excellance of the white imagination using the black body as a vehicle for its own purposes. In other words, Baauer is not (only) a thief, he is a master.
Diplo is the scum of the fucking earth. I hope his eardrums rupture so he can never steal music and culture again.
go to the source. read everything.
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