"Don't take a nude pic if you're a famous woman and don't want it leaked."

"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

When I Try To Speak To Other Black Women...
  • Me:"*says literally anything about Black womanhood to another Black woman on Twitter*"
  • White man:"Well, rationally speaking, with no lived experience, knowledge or emotional investment, while denying your humanity or intelligence, I would just like to say, BLAH."
  • Black man:"Well, the real issue is you aren't worshipping Black men enough. Unity. Blah. Me. Blah."
  • White woman:"ALLLLLL WOMEN. ALL. ME NOT YOU. ME ME ME."
  • Non-Black PoC:"Oh yes, this specifically Black issue that has literally nothing to do with me is about ALL PoC. So let's discuss ME instead. Let's discuss absolutely any WoC except the Black women this is about."
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In regards to my unsavory work experience today, I have a lot of this in my inbox:

White People: PEOPLE HAVENT USED BLACKFACE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS!!!1!1!1 You are exaggerating!Stop making something out of nothing!

And so on…

Oh, really? I think you need both a history lesson, and some quick look at some of your relatives FB accounts.

We are not a costume. Cultures are not a costume.

Making a mockery of cultures is racist.

Blackface is racist no matter how you slice it.

And if you think otherwise, then it is simple, you are also racist.

A School Bus Full Of Children.

Hello, This Is Everyday Racism

This account of racism isn’t subtle, although I do endure quite a bit of that daily.

Background: I am a Mexican-American and grew up in a migrant community.  I attended a school that consisted of mostly Mexican students.  Most my friends in school were also friends in the fields. We worked in the fields with our parents.  I had a blast with these friends.  In 5th grade my parents were selected from a group of applicants to participate in an affordable housing program.  The program takes low income families and and gives them the opportunity to live in a better neighborhood at a very affordable price.  We moved into a white neighborhood and were threatened by our neighbors almost as soon as we moved in; broken mini-van windows and slashed tires were a common occurrence for us. I had never been more aware of my skin color and ethnicity than when I started going to School in this new neighborhood.  

After elementary school, I attended magnet schools for middle and high school.  In 7th grade I became friends with a group of skaters at my school and at home.  All of these kids were white.  I endured a lot of racism from these kids and teachers.  I didn’t even realize that they were making fun of me until one particular day after school.

 I can’t tell you how many time I had kids and teachers say things like:  ”Wow, you don’t sound Mexican at all!”,  ”You’re not really Mexican.  You’re so well spoken and Clean!”, “You’re so talented and smart!”, “Why can’t other Mexicans be more like you.”

 I was a doormat for my own safety.  I had no one to protect me.  Even other Hispanics made fun of me for being Mexican.  I remember having thoughts like: “I shouldn’t be letting this slide, but do I really want to get punched in the face today?”

One day was really bad.  I was riding the school bus on my way home from school.  My friends had convinced me that a well known skater whom I admired would be in town.  I believed them and wanted to go.  

As soon as I got off the bus my friends told me to go get my skateboard and ride with them to see this skater.

My heart was racing with excitement.  I felt like I was in a movie.  It was too good to be true.

It was.

The school bus was just turning the corner of my house as I stepped out on my families lawn.

I was greeted by my friends with fists full of beans, eggs, and racial slurs.  They had excellent aim.  Not one bean hit the floor with our hitting me first.  Not one egg smashed the floor.  Not one insult escaped my ear.

They had a camera.

When the cops came they said: “Kids will be kids.”

My attackers said: “It was just a prank.  We were only joking.”

And I had to believe it.  I wasn’t allowed to overreact.  All I could do was cry.

I had to believe it.

I wasn’t allowed to overreact.

All I could do was cry.

-Rubén, aka siriuslight89

anonymous said:

I don't get why white people try so hard to prove that racism effects them. They majority's experience with "racism" is being told that they can't wear a bindi/dreads/say the n word or being called a cracker/honky/whitey. Lets be honest there are not many white people on this planet who have been beaten up or kicked out of a place simply for their skin color. 99% think being told no is racism. That's white self entitlement.

Plus they can always check out. If they’re in some minority neighborhood and someone tells them they can’t say the n word or calls them whitey they can easily leave and anywhere else have their ass kissed. PoC can’t take a break from racism. It’s a constant thing for us. I’m really over white people comparing being called out on CA/racist shit to actual racism that is a part of PoC life. Discrimination against whites will never carry the same weight racism against PoC does. Ever.

Bolded is important to remember. 

Ed's Blog Post: ABC/Disney Do Not Promote Interracial Relationships, But Dominate/Subservient Relationships by Ed from Dream and Hustle Blog
This article is written by Ed from Dream and Hustle Blog.  He wrote about how the media promote racism of white men in relationships with Women of Color.

Here’s the link:

http://dreamandhustle.com/2013/06/abcdisney-do-not-promote-interracial-relationships-but-dominatesubservient-relationships/

ABC/Disney Do Not Promote Interracial Relationships, But Dominate/Subservient Relationships

 By ed of Dream and Hustle

For several decades, ABC/Disney has knowingly promoted a racist propaganda on their media channels and continue to do so with a sense of impunity. Over and over, ABC/Disney have been promoting the media image of a White male in a relationship with a woman of color and this is a racist media practice known as “grooming”. In this article we are going to explain the practice of grooming, how ABC/Disney practice it and our initiative to bring what ABC/Disney is doing to light and how to confront ABC/Disney on this racist media practice.

What Is Grooming?

Let’s have a quick discussion about interracial relationships and ABC/Disney portrayal of interracial relationships. First of all, interracial relationships are extremely minute and insignificant and overhyped – the overwhelming majority of people are dating and marrying among their ethnic lines. However, the majority of interracial relationships that do occur are based on mutual love and rising above each other physical attributes, a beautiful thing that no one can argue.

ABC/Disney do not and have not and appears to have any plans to show any portrayal of interracial relationships based on love. Because if ABC/Disney was truly being honest and wanted to show the true picture of interracial relationships, it would be between a Black man and a White/Jewish woman. This is your biggest giveaway to date as ABC/Disney has never showed this realistic portrayal of interracial relationships that match reality.

However, what ABC/Disney has displayed over the years is a racist portrayal of a White male having dominate interracial relationship with a subservient woman of color. This has been done on Disney cartoons such as the Princess and the Frog to various Disney Channel TV series to ABC primetime programming. The problem and the reason why ABC/Disney was able to get away with this extreme racism with a sense of impunity is because no one really defined or understand what ABC/Disney was doing. What ABC/Disney was doing was a racist practice called “grooming” and let’s explain further.

Grooming is the racist media programming of one ethnic group trying to assert their dominance over another ethnic group (usually a minority) by targeting their women. Another term many people are familiar with is droit du seigneur. Germany has done this with Jewish women prior to World War II and this practices been done since the beginning of civilization in both Egypt and Roman times. You don’t just take another ethnicity of minority women when oppressing them, what you do is present yourself as the superior man to the ethnic minority women so they can choose you based on materialism/false sense of power over their own man from their own tribe.

What is the Agenda behind Grooming?

The overall goal of grooming is to perform passive genocide through propaganda with the sinister goal of breeding out the minority race within a few generations. In fact, this was part of the Native American assimilation process by Americans during the early 1900s and late 1800s by Whites marrying Native American women and devalue the Native American male – this is real and documented. So we know and it is established that this grooming is a real practice rooted in genocide propaganda and is a racist act. In fact, we are seeing new strands of “assimilation” talk leveraged towards the growing Hispanic and Asian base and creating strategies to see how to apply White male dominance to Hispanic, Indian and Asian women in media programming.

I will be honest, I do not know what ABC/Disney agenda is and what the hell are they thinking because it stupid and ineffective. The best theory I heard is ABC/Disney want to show and reinforce a racist narrative of dominance by White men over women of color here in America. Noticed the goal is not to show Martin Luther King, Jr vision of Black boys and White girls holding hands saying free at last – the goal of ABC/Disney is to show a racist image of a White male having his way with a woman of color who is part of a minority race in his country.

How to Detect Grooming by ABC/Disney

It is extremely easy to detect the racist grooming pattern by ABC/Disney and in fact, it is so predictable also. Let’s explain how you can reveal ABC/Disney grooming practices.

Suppressing Portrayal of Men of Color Having Relations with White Women. This is the biggest giveaway because the racist doctrine of the White woman on a pedestal who cannot be touched by others is evident in the programming. A huge percentage of real-world interracial relationships are between Black men or other men of color with White women or other cultures. ABC/Disney has no history of showing a Black male having a dominate lead in an interracial relationship with a White woman and this is proof they preserving a racist doctrine instead of accepting reality.

Promoting Portrayal of Women of Color Having Subservient Relations with White Men. In order for a successful interracial relationship to succeed among American women, the relationship has to be mutual and usually involves dual income households. To put it real simple, most women of color in an interracial relationship are working class and independent women and are not subservient and cannot be subservient to survive in their career in the real world. However, ABC/Disney portray these Black women or other women of color as needing or desiring or curious about White men and answers to these White men in some shape or form.

ABC/Disney suppresses images of men of color dating White women but promote images of women of color having relations with White men and this is proof enough ABC/Disney is engaged in grooming, a racist propaganda practice to passively encourage genocide.

What to Do About ABC/Disney Grooming Practice?

Many people believe if they target ABC/Disney then they won’t be able to go to Disneyland anymore. However, what ABC/Disney is engaged in should not be tolerated and there should an outrage against what ABC/Disney doing to the level of ABC/Disney executives losing their jobs, advertisers pulling their ads and shows being cancelled or rewritten. Again, we have to stress that ABC/Disney is not engaged in portraying interracial relationships but portraying White male dominant fantasy over women of color.

We brothas and sistas have to work together and work in force to deal with ABC/Disney. The first thing we can do is write ABC/Disney directly and tell them that we believe they are practicing grooming and advise them this is a racist practice that should be stopped immediately. In addition, we CC a copy of the letter to social responsibility advocates and put them on notice so we can claim they ignored us when we informed them.

The second thing we do is lodge a complaint with the FCC regarding all of ABC/Disney affiliates who broadcast this racist grooming propaganda. Any local broadcaster that continue to broadcast for example the Atlanta and Chicago ABC stations knowing a significant population is African-American need to be addressed with the FCC.

Then we move on the advertisers of ABC/Disney who advertise on these shows that promote grooming which is essentially racism. We have to educate everybody involved in what the practice ABC/Disney doing it and we also have to iterate over and over the same point – ABC/Disney does not promote interracial relationships but promote White male dominance over women of color and make sure everybody knows the difference.

But what is really important is brothas and sistas need to come out in force and I’m taking both with the pen and the sword, don’t play with these people because like I said, this is not interracial relationships, this is propaganda to promote long term genocide. In fact, ABC/Disney portrayal is a false depiction of interracial relationships and promotes White superiority, not colorblind love. For too long, ABC/Disney has engaged in this activity and it’s time for brothas and sistas to step up and not just call ABC/Disney out but deal with them – no one should be plotting genocide against us no matter how passive it is and we just sitting here allowing that ish to happen.

- Ed from Dream and Hustle Blog

It’s frustrating to watch white musicians be so ready to have legions of Black dancers/singers behind them, work with Black producers, sing about how “we” do and then be nowhere to be found when a Black tragedy takes the national stage. It in many ways cements the same things their art and music attempt to embody. A type of post racial illusion where minstrel images or just part of exploring your creativity and having fun. But we don’t exist in any sort of post-racial world. Racism is still very real. An unfair double standard faced by Black men and women face a very real double standard when it comes to dealing with law. And there is a complete lack of value in the Black body…except of course as a sexual tool or as a means of entertainment.
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Black Revolt - The Ferguson Uprisings
LISTEN NOW: https://soundcloud.com/on-resistance/black-revolt-the-ferguson-uprisings

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Political Ambitionz Az a Rioter: http://www.orchestratedpulse.com/…/ferguson-riots…/

Looting is a Political Tactic :http://thisisbobbylondon.wordpress.com/…/looting-is-a…/

Hey a Step Back From Riot Shaming: http://www.maskmagazine.com/…/step-back-with-the-riot…

Friend Who Witness Mike Brown Shooting Speaks: http://www.theroot.com/…/friend_who_witnessed_mike…

From Ferguson To Gaza- How Does A Small Town in Missouri Turn Into A Warzone: http://thisisbobbylondon.wordpress.com/…/from-ferguson…/

Things to Stop Being Distracted By When A Black Person is Murdered By The Police: http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/…/things-stop…/

7 Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now To Better Understand Ferguson: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/ferguson-documentaries…

Black Rage: https://soundcloud.com/mslaurynhill/black-rage-sketch

Ferguson- Police Draw Guns on Rosa Clemente, Talib & others: http://hiphopandpolitics.com/…/ferguson-police-draw…/

The Ferguson Syllabus: http://sociology.about.com/…/fl/The-Ferguson-Syllabus.htm

The Game - Don’t Shoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK24JLCwTjw

#BlackLivesMatterRide: http://newsone.com/3048727/blacklivesmatter-ride-ferguson-mike-brown-labor-day-weekend/ride-ferguson-mike…/

Video Footage From First Night of Ferguson Uprising - https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=2608817702098

I am a Mexican-American woman and I had a baby with a white man. We are no longer together due to the relationship becoming abusive, some of the last things he called me were “cock sucking Mexican whore” He is the only man I’ve ever had sex with. There were a few times where he would say my baby had darker skin than the day before. My baby has very light skin compared to mine. His mother heard me talking to my daughter in spanish and told me “oh all she’s going to speak is Spanish! How am I going to understand her?” I also knew this woman for 5 years and she still called me different names, my name is [Edited] not [Edited, a different name]. But I think that’s what some white people will do, especially older white people call you another name as a form of disrespect and call it forgetfulness.

Okay I just need to vent

So I stay in a hotel-condominium building where I have an apartment and went down after dinner to use the wifi when suddenly everyone in the lobby was in a commotion. Apparently, there’s an Arabian (or other Middle Eastern) guest who looks about 40-50 who asked the hotel to get a massage. When the massage therapist came to his room, who is a lady, he told her he wanted them to “talk and have drinks” and she declined. Next, he asked her if she wanted to see/touch his penis, to which she said no. He got super pissed and threatened, “I will kill you.” She still declined and he said “I will call the police. I am rich, I am not afraid of you.”

The therapist got super scared and wouldn’t let her out of the room. She stayed there from 6pm-9pm, THREE HOURS. Coincidentally, the receptionist called her phone to check up on her, and this was when he said, “Okay, you can go” and she immediately left, shaking, took the call and went down to the lobby where she relayed the incident.

The receptionist called him to ask for his payment as, of course, he had used up the therapist’s time. He wouldn’t pay up. They called him again. He said he’d come down. And I literally saw him come down and say to the therapist in a loud voice, “Did you massage me??? No you did not. Call the police. Call the police, I am not afraid of you. I will let them see your license, you are a fake, you are not a real therapist” and they basically started an almost screaming match as he told her to piss off and gave her the finger as he went back to the elevator.

To top it off, the same guy had caused a scene in the lobby earlier this afternoon. Apparently a girl he let into his room “stole his phone” or whatever. I’m pretty sure she was a prostitute. And then he demanded the receptionist, “Do not let that girl inside again. Call me if she is here before you let her in. That is my order.”Afterwhich he decides to get a beer in the restaurant, then sat down beside me, and tried to flirt with me as I was OBVIOUSLY watching a movie on my laptop with earphones (so I pretended not to notice him) even though without make up I look like I’m fucking 15.

This enrages me SO MUCH.

How dare people take advantage of the poorness of our country, galavanting around with your fucking money’s currency exchange, openly threatening people with it wtf I can’t believe people like this still exist!!!!!

And also - people still think that we don’t need feminism??????

Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African American voting strength or seek to slash the government payrolls that have long served as sources of black employment. It goes virtually unnoticed, however, because white rage doesn’t have to take to the streets and face rubber bullets to be heard. Instead, white rage carries an aura of respectability and has access to the courts, police, legislatures and governors, who cast its efforts as noble, though they are actually driven by the most ignoble motivations.
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Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress. - The Washington Post

People with a lot of power always have ways to express their anger that seem “respectable.” For instance, calmly denying birth control to people because it “goes against my religion.” Or shutting down free mental health clinics because it’s time to “reign in spending.” Or “keeping our community safe” by policing it.

nettacki said:

This is both a racism question and a sexism question: if Michael Brown were a girl, would she have had as much suspicion and hostility drawn towards her in the same way that she did as a guy? Would more people in and out of Ferguson be more or less likely to think of her as a thug?

On the one hand, this is a difficult question, but on the other, just look at what happened to Renisha McBride.

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