Post-Racial-Society

hymankaplan asked:

Hi, I'd be interested to know if you think that a post-racial society would be a desirable end to work towards, or if you feel that such a concept is unworkable or undesirable?

(Image description: Kerry Washington saying, “I’m not interested in sort of living in a world where my race is not a part of who I am.”)

(Image description: Kerry Washington saying, “I am interested in living in a world where our races, no matter what they are, don’t define our trajectory in life.”)

It was encouraging to see black and white people alike screaming, “F**k the KKK!” This country isn’t a lost cause but people have to be willing to own up to their ignorance when light is shed on problematic and oppressive behaviors. Equal hearts. Equal minds. Equal spirits.

I like how people use the excuse of, “but we have a black president!” to suggest the US is post-racial but why don’t they ever take into account all the racist things that have happened DESPITE our black president???? Has anyone ever searched through the Obama Hate twitters?? Holy shit they are scary. I would argue the internet has made racism worse, in the sense that it gives people the anonymity and courage to be terrible without any fear of the consequences. They talk about how kids our age or the younger generation are screwed up psychologically because of the internet as far as socialization and cognitive processing but what about the middle-aged white guys in their basements and whatnot spouting hate all over? It’s not just the newer generation - it’s everyone. The internet is many great things, but also many many terrible things.

After NASCAR asked its fans ahead of the Daytona 400 to “not” bring confederate flags to today’s race; and I knew this would happen. _____________________________________ Confederate and American flags fly on top of motor homes at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR and the speedway offered to replace any flag a fan brings to the track with an American flag. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  ______________________________________ But we live in a post racial society tho, right?

yesterday.

I was going to post a long blog post about our ’post racial society,’ and my meeting with my advisor yesterday but I will spare you…

The short is that I don’t know what to think anymore… I feel that a lot of educated blacks have given up on black society/culture as a whole. In my experience thus far in the world of academia it’s okay for one to disregard their race for their own progression within their field. I feel like I am in the twilight zone… 

I mean really… Do I really need to learn to play the game? 

The idea of me trying to differentiate myself from other blacks in an effort to be more refined or something is crazy. I like what I like because I like it… Not because I would like to be less black or pretentious.

Honest to God I feel like my conversation yesterday with my advisor was some mix of the house negro intertwined with the field negro… I know thats harsh to say, but I walked away from the meeting very very confused.

The same ol slavemaster today has negros who are nothing but modern Uncle Toms. 20th century Uncle Toms to keep you and me in check. Keep us under control. Keep us passive and peaceful.

Malcolm X - The House Negro vs The Field Negro

This is like one big joke to me, that everyone is in on but me… The sad part is that my advisor is black and I did not leave the meeting encouraged and uplifted. I left the meeting discouraged and annoyed with the process before it’s even started… I feel like she wants to back me but subconsciously through the departments supposed sentiment she’s against the idea herself.

I mean really… what gives?

I honestly do not believe that white people were ready for social media to be what it is.

Think about it, we are at a unique point in history where regular folks can voice something, and it can connect with thousands of people across the world. Social media (especially tumblr) has allowed us to give a little backbone to our daily lived experiences.

But you all weren’t ready, because the moment that “black tumblr” became a community and started to just talk about how we feel and what we go through, people were mad, there was a lot of backlash.

And that says so much as to where we are right now. Because people sit tranquilly as Nazis and white power Bill converse and talk about the KKK on tumblr, but yall will be damned if someone blogs about not trusting the police because they saw their black father get beaten to death for no reason (other than racism) or that white people continually pick what parts of our cultures that they like while simultaneously continuing to shit on us.

And it’s interesting to hear white people say that we live in a “post racial” society, but I mean… you all were caught off guard by our voices on our blogs, so…

Don’t you love how White Men do all the crazy shit like shoot up schools, malls, movie theaters, blow shit up. Eat people. Kidnap small children, they also make up an outlandish majority of serial killers and drunk drivers. AND YET THEY ARENT PROFILED FOR ANYTHING? lol. It’s so hilarious. Yet young black men are having their balls ripped off, being beaten to death, shot down in the street and WE’RE the dangerous ones. WE’RE the aggressive race. Lololololololol ok, America.

If you think we live in a post-racial society and you use the president as your proof, I honestly feel for you - more than likely disdain or pity, but feelings nonetheless. 

Idk instead of calling ourselves Africans when someone wants to adress us as African-Americans, why dont we just call ourselves Black, because we are actually from America and not actually geographically from Africa.

The reason why white liberals hate to hear black people call themselves black is because it destroys the illusion of a post-racial society.

anonymous asked:

Pretty sad that Donald Trump can say a bunch of racist shit about Mexicans and that results in a lift in the polls, but when he says one stupid thing about some old white dude's military service people lose their shit over it. Post-racial society my ass...

Well, it’s just a poll of the Openly Racist Party, so that actually all pretty much checks out.