Posts tagged racism
On the whimsy of God, alone.
Your skin, the most dangerous neighborhood to live in.
Your mother’s asphalt tongue lamenting boys
that are not her own.
Born in the year of Trayvon and Troy.
The year the neighborhood watch failed us.
Fresh wounds, the lynch mob nuzzles against the iron pulse.
You, born into this squall, come in the year of wristband warriors,
activism á la mode.
New hoods on white boys in old hoods,
say fight the power, like they just discovered injustice.
Woke up this morning, history on their breath,
cotton mouth. Like this gin fan ever stopped turning.
We feel a lot of things this week after hearing Saturday’s verdict from the George Zimmerman trial. Eboni Hogan’s ode to her son is so beautifully important that we’re reposting this again.
@ebonihogan Why is there not video of this poem ??
Scott Wood (X)
he motherfucking dropped the truth.
megaursaring asked: You're so full of hate and ignorance yourself it is kind of sad. Did you learn nothing of MLKs teachings, you won't get anywhere being indignant towards a whole race of people, that's not how you seek change.
I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Little did you know, Martin Luther King fucking hated you lmao oops..
White Americans have a criminal history; they have a criminal nation. The nation is built on criminality and murder and exploitation. It is a part of their collectible psyche. The United States is a mafia government. No one has done more damage and degradation and murder, rape, and robbery than Europeans. Therefore, in order to escape confrontation with their true criminal nature they must accuse others of being criminals. What we call projection. They must become obsessed with the criminality of other people. And Black folk become those other people.
"You call the Indians savages, so you can behave toward them savagely." That’s the function of stereotyping. If I call you a criminal, then I can treat you criminally. "I don’t owe you justice. In fact, shooting you in the street is justice. We know you’re already a criminal, why should we bother to take you to trial?"
Dr. Amos N. Wilson (via disciplesofmalcolm)
Yes. Also see use of word “illegals” and how that plays out. See, too, the assumed criminality of Black, Brown, Golden, Red…. All assumed degenerate, always assumed criminal—all bearing the brunt of the criminal mind plagued by pale projection.
- moniquill (on red face & cultural appropriation)
I’m just going to reblog this again, since some people apparently need reminding.
Racist Basketball Fans PISSED a Mexican-American Boy Dared to Sing Their National Anthem
10 year old Mariachi singer Sebastion de la Cruz was thrust into the national spotlight last year on America’s Got Talent. Tonight, he was once again seen by the nation as he sang the national anthem at Game 3 of the NBA finals in San Antonio where the Spurs took on the Miami Heat.
As you can see, patriotic Americans were NONE TOO PLEASED that a Mexican (don’t tell these people he’s Mexican AMERICAN) sang the United States national anthem - a song so beautiful that bald eagles usually cry whenever they hear it but not tonight because a Mexican sang it.
“#GoHome.” He’s already home. He lives in San Antonio. The same San Antonio where the majority of the population is Mexican.
OK THERE, “THE GREAT WHITE.”
“I’m highly upset that THIS MEXICAN KID is singing the anthem.” lmao. Wait a few years Grace and tell us how you feel when the majority of the country is Hispanic. I look forward to hearing from you then!
San Antonio may already be your own personal hell if that’s how you feel about Mexicans, Blake.
Correction: YOU ain’t. All of the United States ain’t racist white males like you, Thomas.
lmao, DESTIN WHITE. If “what has the world come to” is your reaction a little Mexican boy singing the anthem, just you wait! Hint: your world won’t be WHITE.
And, now, for my favorite tweets: people asking why is this Mexican/illegal/foreigner/etc. singing “OUR/MY ANTHEM”…
“Our anthem!” Our racism!
If you are part of a privileged group and have to constantly demand that somebody in an oppressed group say “not all (insert privileged group here) are like that”
what you are really demanding is that they reassure you that you’re not like that and you’re not being held accountable
which is a cowardly thing to do and also shows the great lengths you will go to in order to avoid examining your role in a toxic system