corporations-are-people

sorryidonthaveablog asked:

hello, today i was talking with some friends and they were saying that people can be racist against whites. I said they can't bc racism is a system of oppression that whites benefit from, so they can experience prejudice, but not racism. They said I was wrong and I was being racist to whites (im white too?) and I was just wondering if you have some arguments/ sources I could use if this comes up again.

There’s always pointing out that the effects of “reverse racism” are actually petty and insignificant. Have them explain to you an instance in which they suffered from racism, listen politely, then show them an article about the prison industrial complex and how it disproportionately affects people of color. The government and many private corporations literally profit from throwing people of color in prison. 

If that doesn’t move them, maybe these charts on who is represented the most in Congress will help (hint: the statistics do not in anyway reflect the actual racial make-up of America, which is what makes them so hard to bear). Having a black president is not as progressive as it sounds when you realize that 80% of Congress is white. 

Or, you could talk about the fact that black people have to attain higher levels of education than their white peers in order to have the same chances to be considered for a job. Meaning, a white man with a high school diploma has a better chance of getting a job than a black man with the same diploma. In order for the black man to have an equal chance, he has to have an associate degree or more. This leads to higher percentages of unemployment in the black community. 

So, to sum it all up: people of color (and more specifically, black people) are underrepresented, over-incarcerated, and undervalued in comparison to their white peers. 

To me, that sounds 100% like the system was set up to benefit white people by pushing down people of color. 

Hopefully your friends will start to wake up a bit.

-Mod T

If the “free trade” agreements TPP and TTIP pass, these deals will allow corporations to grab enough power to be on the level of sovereign, democratic nation states, able to force them to abide by their will

Corporations aren’t people? Corporations aren’t countries!

In many cases, there won’t even be a need for lobbying anymore, as those corporations will just be able to sue countries over laws they don’t like, in international courts that lack any legitimacy. 

Let that sink in for a moment. 

And then, learn what you can do[x] to prevent these deals [x].


BOYCOTT FOREVER 21

Retail company Forever 21 sent this letter to all full time/non-management employees informing them that they will be demoted to part time, they and their families will lose their health and dental benefits, and they will no longer qualify for paid time off. Employees believe the company is punishing them to retaliate against Obamacare.

We were asked to share this by one of our fans, and now we are asking you to do the same. Don’t underestimate the power of your SHARE. Two weeks ago, US Uncut was the first place to widely publish McDonald’s now notorious budget, and it went viral across mainstream media.

Thank you.

MAKE IT VIRAL

Some of the most extreme right-wing radicals got elected to Congress Tuesday.

Let’s begin with Glenn Grothman, who won Wisconsin’s 6th District. Grothman wants to eliminate weekends, and believes “no people…care about Kwanza, just white left-wingers.” He co-sponsored a bill that equated single-parenthood with child abuse.

He calls Rick Santorum his “soul mate” and labor union activists “slobs.” He wants to end not only the minimum wage but weekends and paid sick leave and called for the elimination of municipal water disinfection, calling it “big government.”

He opposes abortion for any reason and wants to make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion even to save the life of the mother.

He has said that the “gals” are running the nation and ruining it and that the “country is not going to survive if we continue this war on men.”

Grothman has called Planned Parenthood “the most racist organization” in the country while supporting the Ugandan law that makes homosexuality a crime.

We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.
—  Martin Luther King Jr. ‘67