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maybe we should banish the term ‘PoC empires’.

It doesn’t make a lick of sense. A racialised identity formed in the context of and taken on to combat white supremacy is suddenly applicable to people being the imperialists and doing all the conquering and slaughtering? It’s practically an oxymoron. Calling powerful non-European civilisations- who subjected other people to their own variants of racism and oppression that all naturally flow from imperialist systems of domination- ‘PoC’? That centers US and generally Western race politics, when we should be talking about the likes of ethnic Turkish or Han Chinese or Japanese supremacy.

I don’t at all like the implication that these powerful empires (which succeeded in committing numerous hideous atrocities, as all empires do) are associated with a term used by people who are marginalised…by a system originating from imperialism. 


edits: for those of you coming over from reddit- bc it is annoying enough that the person who tagged my post there doesn’t seem to understand that this is a critique of “POC” (not “empire”/“imperialism”) as an excessively WESTERN-CENTRIC and MODERN TERM that cannot be applied to a) non-Western contexts b) eras before the modern construct of whiteness existed. Which my followers know bc I’ve talked the limitations of the term POC several times. But this person runs in here with zero context, doesn’t even read anything properly and smugly makes up shit claiming i said non-European empires cannot be imperialist. How they arrived at this conclusion when, in the unedited portion above I literally talked about non-European systems of racial/ethnic supremacy, I have no idea. And no, this isn’t about “lol so white ppl are randomly POC when they are oppressed” because there are different systems of racism around the world where the issue isn’t even about whiteness or lack of. you don’t have to be a POC to suffer racism. Naturally, reducing everything to the white/non-white dichotomy is simplistic when the racism of the group in power isn’t based on white supremacy. obviously I don’t wanna call the Han dynasty “POC” because most of the people they were conquering and slaughtering in the southwards expansion of the empire were other people Westerners would also consider “POC” today. It’s about Han Chinese supremacy, and if you guys collapse us into the same category of “POC”, it just projects Western race politics over Asian ethnicity-based racism.

And yeah, ironically- as much as OP was laughing about me not wanting to see “POC empires as empires”- I wrote this in response to people talking about non-European empires as “POC empires”- in an admiring light, as if they were not at the end of the day, imperialist. Like praising the Ottoman Empire as some sort of progressive anti-white supremacist, empowering entity which is obviously bullshit re: the Greek, Armenian and Assyrian genocides and others saying shit like Japanese imperialism was ultimately learned from Europeans and that they have less culpability. But nah, even though I clearly talked about these non-European civilisations being racist and imperialist in the original post- that poster can somehow come away with the bone-headed idea that this was a quarrel over the term “empire”- instead of the term “POC”. 

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