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I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED SILENTLY SO HARD
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"This country was built on gangs. This country is still running on gangs. Republicans, democrats, the police department, the FBI, the CIA. Those are gangs."
Tupac Shakur (via haereticum)
Racism = Power + Prejudice
Power: the ability to claim that being a victim of race-discrimination is owned by a particular race and not applicable on an individual level
Prejudice: “my people”
Racism: Nonwhites only, obviously.
If a person can’t be convinced that racism isn’t possible in more than one direction, there’s really no headway to be gained.
Motivation: skin color
If a person selectively chooses what instances this applies to, and refuses to acknowledge the irony in their ability to define that is and isn’t “racism” you should probably just be on your way.
Acting in a reactionary manner doesn’t grant immunity.
How tabooing only enforces the power of a word.
Anyone here ever say a swear word in elementary school? Or even one of your classmates. Someone said a naughty word and right away there’s the omnipresent
“oooooooOOOOOOooooohhhhhh, X said a bad word!”
There’s power in swear words, when you’re a young child. It’s forbidden, because it’s not “appropriate” for children to say. Of course, when you get older, in secondary school and beyond, these words may become commonplace, either in your own vocabulary or others’. This is a personal choice combined with a function of your environment (for example - in my environment, “cholo” would never be a word in common usage).
Similarly, we have racial epithets, anti-gay slurs, and etc. Though obviously applicable to the same rules of “forbidden to children”, these words are also (contemporarily) limited to only being appropriate for use by particular groups. So as adults, we’re faced with a similar situation:
“oooooooOOOOOOooooohhhhhh, X said a bad word!”
Because use is limited in this way, there really is only one direction the power of such a word can go - straight up. It becomes this lightning bolt of powerful speech. This is continually reinforced with “this word is/was/will be offensive and horrible forever”.
BUT, that doesn’t have to be the case, and there is indication that it certainly isn’t the case.
People who taboo the use of words desire them to keep their gravity. This is true for me with the words “bigot” and “pride”. I never want those words to lose their meaning. However, when used in the context of protecting a word whose sole purpose exists to demean and dehumanize others, I see that as a completely despicable act.
On the other end, there is semantic satiation - say a word enough times and it loses all of its meaning. Again, the way the word “bigot” is thrown around tumblr, it the reason why most of you infants can’t carry on a decent conversation. And also again, this works very well with “forbidden words”. Keep saying it, and it means nothing. And chances are, people are going to realize that the word really has no effect on its “target audience”, whatever that may be.
At that point, you’re either going to see a new euphemism thrive, a new definition of the previous word, relative abandonment of the original word as a result of it having little meaning, or some combination of the previous.
So if you want to call me a bigot for wanting to disenfranchise words that only exist to hurt people, remember how I feel about others who use the word “bigot”.
Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage — the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.
Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values, and character are determined before he is born, by physical forces beyond his control. This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas — or of inherited knowledge — which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science. Racism is a doctrine of, by, and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men."
Ayn Rand (via anarchei)
efforts (by Gerard Van der Leun)
Yep. Gun control has its roots in racist attempts by violently bigoted whites to disarm people of color so that they’d be easier to lynch and harass. The last thing a Klansman wants is to burn crosses on the yard of a guy with a shotgun
Isn’t it funny that most laws supported by liberals had a racist beginning? The Davis-Bacon Act, which lets government set wages, was created to protect white workers against the low-cost skilled black workers from the South. Gun control laws as above mentioned, was to protect the KKK, who used to be part of the Southern Democratic Party from blacks who would protect themselves.
5 Reasons I Hate Cops:
1. Law enforcement agencies across the nation actively seek out those with bullyish, or “assertive”, attitudes when recruiting new officers. They then stoke these attitudes and give them a sense of entitlement that they do not deserve. Police are no longer required to earn the respect of the people nor do they work for the people. The general populace is expected to respect the badge and blindly obey any orders issued by an officer of the law. This is not right.
2. The majority of cops are corrupt. I know that this is an extremely bold statement but I do have logic to back it up. While most police officers are not so corrupt that they will take bribes or commit crime while using their uniform as cover it is commonly accepted among law enforcement that you do not issue other police officers or their family members citations. In situations where it is impossible not to give a ticket, i.e. DUI, traffic accidents, etc., cops are issued the most minor ticket possible. They then receive the most minor punishment possible. This is corruption. Even if a cop is clean they cannot miss the corruption around them. Therefore they are corrupt by association. This is not right. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”- Edward Burke
3. The police no longer “protect and serve”. As demonstrated most recently by the occupy protests and the subsequent rape of constitutional rights carried out by the boys in blue, police officers now exist to protect the American elite from the mob.That is not right.
4. The police have become tools of the government to collect unofficial taxes to help keep the war machine and welfare state afloat. Over the last few decades fines for minor infractions have increased astronomically. Also, every day more ridiculous laws are put into place for the sole purpose of generating cash. Even the most law abiding citizen is guaranteed to break at least one law a day and not even know it. The bloated American police force now spends most of its time issuing seat belt, traffic, and minor drug tickets instead of working on real crime. This is not right.
5. The police are racist. The recent uncovering of the NYPD’s program to survey the Muslim (I know that “Muslim” isn’t a race but the majoity of Islamists in America are minorities) community and the treatment of blacks and Hispanics throughout our history is so disgustingly bigoted that it makes me sick. In 2003 the Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report stating that 32% (~1/3) of African Americans born in the new century will do time in jail or prison. Their analysis is based on Justice Department data for the second half of the 20th century. While many other factors contribute to this statistic the fact that racist cops are part of it cannot be denied. How often are young white males from Manhattan subjected to the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policy? This is not right.
(Source: survivingidaho, via )
You’re too [white, male, straight, cis, comfortable]; off to the gulag! Privilege denial? Off with your head!
This is what social justice actually believes.
"You can’t be racist towards white people."
Fucking morons (via cityboycountrytunes)
"For a great many poor people in America, particularly poor black men, prison is a destination that braids through an ordinary life, much as high school and college do for rich white ones. More than half of all black men without a high-school diploma go to prison at some time in their lives. Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today—perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850. In truth, there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice system—in prison, on probation, or on parole—than were in slavery then. Over all, there are now more people under “correctional supervision” in America—more than six million—than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height."
- Momo: i visited a rich white people neighborhood yesterday and it made me sad because there were rich white people driving their beamers and walking their purebred dogs
- Scott: i want a bmw and i have a purebred dog and my dad has a bmw. WHAT DOES THIS MAKE ME
- Momo: a rich white kid. CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE
- Scott: does that mean i'm privileged and my opinions on everything are invalidated?
- Momo: Yes exactly good job. the first step to recovery is admitting your problem. it's actually a serious condition found in many newborns. Nobody wants to hear "I'm sorry ma'am, but your child is white" after giving labor
- Scott: especially not "we did everything we could, but the child appears to be both rich and white"
- Momo: That's when the parents have to start looking into counseling for their children. It's a shame, but there isn't a cure for it yet