racially aware

“I am insulted that this anime did/didn’t do a thing with race! POC deserve respect! I want them to change it to be more like I want!”

The Japanese have a completely different racial and social history, so it may be that they are making it based on their own experiences. Are you basing this idea on Western ideas of race and racial relations? Wouldn’t making the Japanese make media that reflects a Western idea of race be cultural imperialism? Here’s a good way of knowing if you are informed of Japanese racial politics:

Are you aware that Okinawa was not originally a part of Japan, was conquered, and is often referred to as the Ryukyu Islands? That it has it’s own ethnic minority with its own rapidly-dying language, and Okinawa also has by far the largest concentration of detested American army bases? Here is a photo from the 19th century of a Ryukyu Island native, taken by a Japanese man to sell “ethnic photos” back on the mainland.


Did you know that the “Japanese” we know of are not technically native to the island at all, but arrived sometime in prehistory to displace the original inhabitants? This would be the Ainu, and genetic studies have shown they’re actually more closely related to Caucasians. They now mostly live in Hokkaido, most of their land having been taken and many been killed due to historic wars and slavery.

Did you know that countless ethnic Koreans and Chinese have lived in Japan since the colonial period, often because of having their land ownership and livelihoods forcibly taken and moved to Japan? That they were forced to not speak their native language and had to go by Japanese names? That even though many of them have lived there for generations, they could not obtain citizenship until 1980 without getting a Japanese name? That there were hate crimes committed against Korean schoolgirls as early as the late 1990’s?


And the ultimate taboo, did you know that Japan had its own class of “untouchables” like India? These are known as Burakumin, or at least that’s the nicest word for them. They were often relegated to “unclean” professions like tanning and butchery, and in premodern Japan someone could literally cut down a Burakumin in the street in broad daylight and receive no reprisal.  While they are legally no different from anyone anymore, socially is a different story. If you have Burakumin ancestry, chances are, you live in certain districts–because no one else will rent or sell a house to you. Employers use your address to openly discriminate against you. If you marry, your family may hire someone to trace your family history to make sure you have no Burakumin ancestors. To many, it’s taboo to even discuss them. Below is Jiichiro Matsumoto, a burakumin and considered to be the father of burakumin liberation.

There’s more, of course, but you get the idea. Most people outside of Japan are simply considered gaijin–whether you’re a black gaijin or a white gaijin. You’re a foreigner. Sure, due to imperialism, a Japanese is going to think of a white English-speaker first and there are some differences within the category, but know that this is the category the rest of the world has been placed in. We’re a goofy novelty sure, but there are random gaijin of all colors being the “talento” of Japanese television. Outside of the extreme Japanese right, we’re not very controversial.


As you can see, the Japanese are racial-ideology-wise far from perfect. But for someone to come in with no knowledge of this long and complicated history and insist that having more Hispanic/Black/POC(a meaningless term in a country full of POC) characters in anime, it’s saying that American racial ideas and politics are more important. Sure, I love when anime has diversity of any kind. But if you think an anime with a “POC” is more progressive and ignore something like Samurai Champloo–which has both a Ryukyu island native main character and several episodes devoted to the Ainu–then I’m sorry, but you’re being culturally ignorant and contributing to cultural imperialism. That yet again, the gaijin should be the star. And the West has a very, very long history of imposing its own sense of morality on everyone else. I can find way more foreigners of any color portrayed in anime than any Ainu, let me tell ya. I have no right to tell a foreign industry to stop making media that reflects them and their racial identity and instead make stuff that looks like an American sitcom.


This doesn’t mean let Japan off the hook. But that means that if you want to have your own opinion, if you want to be taken seriously, and if you want to promote social justice without doing the exact same white man’s burden act we’ve always done, then you have a responsibility to educate yourself.

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Good Question: Why Do Politicians Ignore Environmental Issues?

If women, if queer people, if people of color have survived in a world this long that refuses to represent them that must amount to a force much greater than one man with nothing more to invest in than his ego. We have been forced to know how to fight since day one and this is our advantage. When I get dysphoric, I ease in determination. When I hear the quiet voice in my head that tells me, ‘We have done this before. We know how to do this.’

In order to make these changes, we must be aware and constantly acknowledge our privileges. This means understanding and admitting that a majority of the white woman vote went to Trump, and we must work harder to make people aware that racial bias and gender bias cannot be separated, they work together.

—  Rowan Blanchard. Age 15, Woman’s March LA
I was not raised in a racist home or environment. Living in the South, almost every White person has a small amount of racial awareness, simply beause of the numbers of negroes in this part of the country. But it is a superficial awareness. Growing up, in school, the White and black kids would make racial jokes toward each other, but all they were were jokes. Me and White friends would sometimes would watch things that would make us think that “blacks were the real racists” and other elementary thoughts like this, but there was no real understanding behind it.

The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?

From this point I researched deeper and found out what was happening in Europe. I saw that the same things were happening in England and France, and in all the other Western European countries. Again I found myself in disbelief. As an American we are taught to accept living in the melting pot, and black and other minorities have just as much right to be here as we do, since we are all immigrants. But Europe is the homeland of White people, and in many ways the situation is even worse there. From here I found out about the Jewish problem and other issues facing our race, and I can say today that I am completely racially aware.

Blacks

I think it is is fitting to start off with the group I have the most real life experience with, and the group that is the biggest problem for Americans.

Niggers are stupid and violent. At the same time they have the capacity to be very slick. Black people view everything through a racial lense. Thats what racial awareness is, its viewing everything that happens through a racial lense. They are always thinking about the fact that they are black. This is part of the reason they get offended so easily, and think that some thing are intended to be racist towards them, even when a White person wouldnt be thinking about race. The other reason is the Jewish agitation of the black race.

Black people are racially aware almost from birth, but White people on average dont think about race in their daily lives. And this is our problem. We need to and have to.

Say you were to witness a dog being beat by a man. You are almost surely going to feel very sorry for that dog. But then say you were to witness a dog biting a man. You will most likely not feel the same pity you felt for the dog for the man. Why? Because dogs are lower than men.

This same analogy applies to black and White relations. Even today, blacks are subconsciously viewed by White people are lower beings. They are held to a lower standard in general. This is why they are able to get away with things like obnoxious behavior in public. Because it is expected of them.

Modern history classes instill a subconscious White superiority complex in Whites and an inferiority complex in blacks. This White superiority complex that comes from learning of how we dominated other peoples is also part of the problem I have just mentioned. But of course I dont deny that we are in fact superior.

I wish with a passion that niggers were treated terribly throughout history by Whites, that every White person had an ancestor who owned slaves, that segregation was an evil an oppressive institution, and so on. Because if it was all it true, it would make it so much easier for me to accept our current situation. But it isnt true. None of it is. We are told to accept what is happening to us because of ancestors wrong doing, but it is all based on historical lies, exaggerations and myths. I have tried endlessly to think of reasons we deserve this, and I have only came back more irritated because there are no reasons.

Only a fourth to a third of people in the South owned even one slave. Yet every White person is treated as if they had a slave owning ancestor. This applies to in the states where slavery never existed, as well as people whose families immigrated after slavery was abolished. I have read hundreds of slaves narratives from my state. And almost all of them were positive. One sticks out in my mind where an old ex-slave recounted how the day his mistress died was one of the saddest days of his life. And in many of these narratives the slaves told of how their masters didnt even allowing whipping on his plantation.

Segregation was not a bad thing. It was a defensive measure. Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. And I mean that in multiple ways. Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level. Integration has done nothing but bring Whites down to level of brute animals. The best example of this is obviously our school system.

Now White parents are forced to move to the suburbs to send their children to “good schools”. But what constitutes a “good school”? The fact is that how good a school is considered directly corresponds to how White it is. I hate with a passion the whole idea of the suburbs. To me it represents nothing but scared White people running. Running because they are too weak, scared, and brainwashed to fight. Why should we have to flee the cities we created for the security of the suburbs? Why are the suburbs secure in the first place? Because they are White. The pathetic part is that these White people dont even admit to themselves why they are moving. They tell themselves it is for better schools or simply to live in a nicer neighborhood. But it is honestly just a way to escape niggers and other minorities.

But what about the White people that are left behind? What about the White children who, because of school zoning laws, are forced to go to a school that is 90 percent black? Do we really think that that White kid will be able to go one day without being picked on for being White, or called a “white boy”? And who is fighting for him? Who is fighting for these White people forced by economic circumstances to live among negroes? No one, but someone has to.

Here I would also like to touch on the idea of a Norhtwest Front. I think this idea is beyond stupid. Why should I for example, give up the beauty and history of my state to go to the Norhthwest? To me the whole idea just parralells the concept of White people running to the suburbs. The whole idea is pathetic and just another way to run from the problem without facing it.

Some people feel as though the South is beyond saving, that we have too many blacks here. To this I say look at history. The South had a higher ratio of blacks when we were holding them as slaves. Look at South Africa, and how such a small minority held the black in apartheid for years and years. Speaking of South Africa, if anyone thinks that think will eventually just change for the better, consider how in South Africa they have affirmative action for the black population that makes up 80 percent of the population.

It is far from being too late for America or Europe. I believe that even if we made up only 30 percent of the population we could take it back completely. But by no means should we wait any longer to take drastic action.

Anyone who thinks that White and black people look as different as we do on the outside, but are somehow magically the same on the inside, is delusional. How could our faces, skin, hair, and body structure all be different, but our brains be exactly the same? This is the nonsense we are led to believe.

Negroes have lower Iqs, lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in generals. These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior. If a scientist publishes a paper on the differences between the races in Western Europe or Americans, he can expect to lose his job. There are personality traits within human families, and within different breeds of cats or dogs, so why not within the races?

A horse and a donkey can breed and make a mule, but they are still two completely different animals. Just because we can breed with the other races doesnt make us the same.

In a modern history class it is always emphasized that, when talking about “bad” things Whites have done in history, they were White. But when we lern about the numerous, almost countless wonderful things Whites have done, it is never pointed out that these people were White. Yet when we learn about anything important done by a black person in history, it is always pointed out repeatedly that they were black. For example when we learn about how George Washington carver was the first nigger smart enough to open a peanut.

On another subject I want to say this. Many White people feel as though they dont have a unique culture. The reason for this is that White culture is world culture. I dont mean that our culture is made up of other cultures, I mean that our culture has been adopted by everyone in the world. This makes us feel as though our culture isnt special or unique. Say for example that every business man in the world wore a kimono, that every skyscraper was in the shape of a pagoda, that every door was a sliding one, and that everyone ate every meal with chopsticks. This would probably make a Japanese man feel as though he had no unique traditional culture.

I have noticed a great disdain for race mixing White women within the White nationalists community, bordering on insanity it. These women are victims, and they can be saved. Stop.

Jews

Unlike many White naitonalists, I am of the opinion that the majority of American and European jews are White. In my opinion the issues with jews is not their blood, but their identity. I think that if we could somehow destroy the jewish identity, then they wouldnt cause much of a problem. The problem is that Jews look White, and in many cases are White, yet they see themselves as minorities. Just like niggers, most jews are always thinking about the fact that they are jewish. The other issue is that they network. If we could somehow turn every jew blue for 24 hours, I think there would be a mass awakening, because people would be able to see plainly what is going on.

I dont pretend to understand why jews do what they do. They are enigma.

Hispanics

Hispanics are obviously a huge problem for Americans. But there are good hispanics and bad hispanics. I remember while watching hispanic television stations, the shows and even the commercials were more White than our own. They have respect for White beauty, and a good portion of hispanics are White. It is a well known fact that White hispanics make up the elite of most hispanics countries. There is good White blood worht saving in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and even Brasil.

But they are still our enemies.

East Asians

I have great respent for the East Asian races. Even if we were to go extinct they could carry something on. They are by nature very racist and could be great allies of the White race. I am not opposed at all to allies with the Northeast Asian races.

Patriotism

I hate the sight of the American flag. Modern American patriotism is an absolute joke. People pretending like they have something to be proud while White people are being murdered daily in the streets. Many veterans believe we owe them something for “protecting our way of life” or “protecting our freedom”. But im not sure what way of life they are talking about. How about we protect the White race and stop fighting for the jews. I will say this though, I myself would have rather lived in 1940’s American than Nazi Germany, and no this is not ignorance speaking, it is just my opinion. So I dont blame the veterans of any wars up until after Vietnam, because at least they had an American to be proud of and fight for.

An Explanation

To take a saying from a film, “I see all this stuff going on, and I dont see anyone doing anything about it. And it pisses me off.”. To take a saying from my favorite film, “Even if my life is worth less than a speck of dirt, I want to use it for the good of society.”.

I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.

Unfortunately at the time of writing I am in a great hurry and some of my best thoughts, actually many of them have been to be left out and lost forever. But I believe enough great White minds are out there already.

Please forgive any typos, I didnt have time to check it.

—  Dylann Roof’s Manifesto
Killer Quotes that made an impact on me

— Eric Harris

  • “KILL MANKIND.” 
  • 
“The human race isn’t worth fighting for, only worth killing.” 
  • 
”I ain’t going out without a fight.” 
  • 
"What do you think about when you look at the sky at night, when theres no clouds out and you can see all the stars?“ 
  • 
“I want to burn the world.” 
  • 
"Dead people are the best companions, other than weapons.”

— Dylan Klebold

  • 
“Oh just killing people.” 
  • 
‘We will be free, to explore the vast wonders of the stars. To cascade down overlong waterfalls, & thru the warmest seas of pure happiness … no limits… no limits. Nothing will stop us.” 
  • 
“I don’t fit in here & thinking of suicide gives me hope, that I’ll be in my place wherever I go after this life … that I’ll finally not be at war with myself, the world, the universe — my mind,body, everywhere, everything at PEACE in me — my soul (existence).”
  • 
"Fact: People are so unaware… well, Ignorance is bliss I guess… that would explain my depression.”

— Richard Ramirez

  • "I think most humans have in them the capacity to commit murder.”
  • “My anger and hate grow to a level that I cannot live comfortably with it.” 
  • “We’ve all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren’t afraid, control life itself.”

— Alexander Pichushkin

  • “This first murder, is like first love; it’s unforgettable.”

— Barry Loukaitis

  • “Some people don’t deserve to live.”

— Adam Lanza

  • “Serial killers are lame. Everyone knows that mass murderers are the cool kids.” 

  • "Eric shaved his hair because he was tired of women lustfully tearing it out while he was making love to them, and Dylan had long hair so that his fringe could shield him from the sorrows of the world.”

— Kip Kinkel

  • “If there was a God, he wouldn’t let me feel the way I do. There is no God, only hate.”

—Pekka Eric Auvinen

  • “I just can’t be happy in this society and reality, that I live in.”

— Ted Bundy

  • "You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You’re looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God.” 
  • 
"I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt."

  • “I’m as cold a motherfucker as you’ve ever put your fucking eyes on. I don’t give a shit about those people.”

—Charles Manson

  • “Living is what scares me. Dying is easy.”

— Timothy Mcveigh

  • "A man with nothing left to lose is a very dangerous man.”

— Dylann Roof

  • “Niggers are stupid and violent. At the same time they have the capacity to be very slick. Black people view everything through a racial lense. Thats what racial awareness is, its viewing everything that happens through a racial lense. They are always thinking about the fact that they are black.”

— Alexander Bychkov

  • “It’s strange, but in this life, I have nothing to fear.”
David Bruck: Complete Final Statement

« I can tell you I want to discuss some issues I think will be important. » He tells the jurors to ask him to speak up if he speaks too softly.
« Mr. Williams I think spent most of the time focusing on the right issue. Hearing the evidence is so hard and so painful, it’s pretty straight forward.. The issue in this case from the beginning and continues to be.. Why? Why, did Dylann Roof do this? Why was he motivated? What is the reason? What is the explanation? Those questions have to be addressed in your deliberations. You have to understand what was going on in his head. It’s important to consider the intent, it is the key. »  Bruck reads off a portion of the testimony from an FBI agents who interviewed Roof after arrest; asks « Why? It’s an issue of terrible importance. It’s not just a box to check on the verdict sheet… Of course racism is the why.. That’s hatred, alright, and certainly racist, but it goes a lot further than that. He told the FBI he wasn’t ‘delusional’. He gave whole life to a belief… that there is a fight between white people and black people that is being covered up. You have a 20-21 years old young man, basically a boy who gave his life to racism. He obsessed over belief, that this would advance some political agenda, and Williams calls that hatred. »

« What was he going to do after this? He had no escape plan, no where to go, he wrote suicide notes to his parents, he said he was going to kill himself.  He had decided to kill himself, why? Why would he do this? For what? That needs an explanation. All that tells you the depth.. It’s not only that he had decided to kill other people. But he decided to kill himself. What could have left him so convinced that he was in a war and it required the sacrifice not only of other people but of himself?
It was not a breeding ground of extreme racism. So we can write that explanation off. He didn’t learn that ideology from a friend either. He doesn’t have a best friend and doesn’t communicate with people since he doesn’t have a cell phone. He’s took all the pictures by himself.. all alone. He wasn’t part of a hate group like the KKK. He didn’t get this from anyone else he knew.
The racist ideas that he downloaded online are unfortunately and tragically common. Who on the internet said that committing a crime like this would be a good idea. Even people online wouldn’t think it’s a good idea to murder people because of that hate. Nothing could possibly justify any of this. Every bit of his motivation came from things he saw on the internet. That’s the only possible explanation. Siting in his room by himself after dropping out of high school.  The Trayvon Martin controversy made him type ‘black on white crime.’
“I am completely racially aware.” Bruck reads from Roof’s belongings. 

« The FBI did an amazing job investigating this case. Before long, you’re wandering through a forest of stuff. In this case, racism. You have only seen the journal and website Dylann Roof wrote, you haven’t seen the sources though. If someone searches “black on white crime” what one finds obviously, is a cascade of racism. He is simply regurgitating… bits and pieces of stuff he has downloaded from the internet directly into his brain. We can easily give him way too much credit if we don’t consider where the informations came. » Bruck pulls up an image of the book “The Invisible Empire” about the KKK and a picture of Roof with a white pillowcase on his head; demonstrating how he emulated the book. Next photos are of Dylann Roof lighting the American Flag on fire. 

« Everything he is doing is an imitation of something he saw somewhere else. You’re giving him way too much credit if you think he is an original. He was simply replicating an image.
Why did he have to do it? He never answered the FBI agents. And there is never an answer… He doesn’t have an answer. ‘I had to do it’, that’s the explanation. He didn’t know what month it was the day of his confessions. He seemed astonished when he learned he had killed 9 people. There is something wrong with his perceptions. There is something with what he is perceiving about reality. He confessed to the most dreadful crime a person could ever confess to but refused to initial a drawing. He was afraid from the FBI searching his car, taking a picture of his face. What’s that about? He told agents that he sat with them for 15 minutes, when he was really there for more like 45 minutes. He was wearing sweatpants underneath his jeans, why? » 

« You know, we only have one brain,  but there’s something abnormal about one.. » Government objects. 

« Remorse is not a logical emotion when you feel it’s something you had to do. You were looking for signs of remorse and you didn’t see very much of it. I’ll be the first to admit it.  He kept repeating that he had to do it.
Something else to think about, his isolation. Think about the isolation. These pictures… hundreds of them, none of them are a friend. He was so alone. Except there are hundreds of pictures of his cat. Animals are much easier to interpret than humans. » Government objects again.

« Consider where he came from… the whole story of this.. What else might be going on is what I suggest that you should be thinking about. Don’t think there has to be something mentally wrong » Government objects.

« A lot of people know about this crime. Out in the world people are entitled to make snap judgements. Dylann Roof is this or Dylann Roof is that. You have taken an oath to look beyond the surface to think everything through, to question everything. This might be the last time I get to speak to you. It is my job… until I can no longer speak, to ask you to look beyond the surface, to look again, does this make sense… Or is there something more? Is there more to the story? Are you sure? I consider it a privilege to stand here and do this. Approach your task with the same wisdom and the same grace displayed by Polly Sheppard on the witness stand yesterday morning. Ask why Dylann Roof, lost as he is, would do this. »  

DEAR ASIANS:

I want to start a blog, managed by multiple other Asians, that shares and acts as a resource about Asian antiblackness, as well as calls out other Asians for their antiblackness.

an updated and active blog for Asians to combat our antiblackness is, I think, critically important in light of the ongoing BLM movement, recent rash of police shootings, and as we Asians figure out where we belong in the U.S. American/global racial landscape.

I’m aware that @stfuantiblackasians already exists, but it hasn’t been updated in a while (though I can’t be sure; I’m on mobile).

I’m also aware that for combatting Asian antiblackness to be effective and meaningful, this blog should also be modded by Black folks. but because of the recent traumatic violence that has torn through the Black community, I am not asking for help from Black folks at this time (unless, of course, any Black folks reading this are interested in helping out of their own volition).

So: if any Asians are interested in helping out, please reblog saying so, and/or shoot me an ask or chat!!

ps: this is OK for white people and non-Asian POC to reblog for the purpose of signal boosting

Tips for Baby Heathens/Norse Pagans
  1. I’m sorry.
  2. There are a lot of racists here. Please feel free to ignore them and call them out if you see them in the tags.
  3. 90% of Heathen books are crap, always read with caution.
  4. We have a ton of dudebros, a ton of dudebros. Some of these dudebros present themselves as knowledgeable people. Always read with caution.
  5. Northern Tradition Paganism is not Heathen, nor does it advertise itself as such (although it is a valid tradition like any other). Be extra cautious, as they have a tendency to pass their UPG off as fact. Always read with caution.
  6. Folkishness is racism. Don’t be fooled, the debate isn’t between folkish and universalist Heathenry, it’s between racism-lite and non-racist (or perhaps racially-aware) Heathenry
  7. Heathenry is open, it was open, and it will always be open
  8. Ignore the graphics that state that “we don’t kneel before our gods” this is bullshit
  9. The Nine Noble Virtues are also bullshit
  10. See what I did? I made number nine about the Nine Noble Virtues
  11. Seriously though, we REALLY need to take a page from Kemetics about not being a dick
Let’s see
  • IrishAmerican Heritage Month: *silence*
  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month:*silence*
  • Jewish American Heritage Month:*silence*
  • Hispanic Heritage Month:*silence*
  • Native American Heritage Month:*silence*
  • Black History Month: “Omfg this is so  #racist and unnecessary why do you get special treatment?? why isnt there a white history month?? We’re all american and why be so divided??

And there are MANY more non ethnic/racially based awareness days/months but basically what my point is that most of yall are fake and anti Black and your beef with BHM has nothing to do with there being a month to celebrate Black history but everything to do with the fact that yall just cant stand to see Black people to have some attention without feeling jealous and bitter.

anonymous asked:

Have you seen your account picture sweetie? Your hair is very unkempt. God must be terribly mad at you.

I took a shower that day. I took that picture on my Birthday. My hair is naturally very curly and frizzy. I don’t have white anglo saxon girl hair, or any ethnicities’ straight hair. I am an Italian and European Jew. How culturally insensitive of you. I would expect better from a worldly person. With all that racial awareness propaganda you love so much.

Also, God loves the soul, not our physical appearance. You, anon, could be the most beautiful girl, a woman of high esteem and beauty, but if your soul has a speck of sin on it…to God you are the ugliest thing in all the heavens and the earth. Why? Because it’s about your heart. 

AND!!!! The craziest thing ever! Jesus still loves sinners. He is still kind to “ugly hearts”

Love Jesus, Love Others, Love Yourself.

key-somniorum  asked:

I know you probably hear this all the time, but thank you for being so unwavering in the face of racism, sexism, and general prejudice. It's nice to have someone like you around, being so unapologetic about standing for the right thing. You're a rock for many of us, and it's refreshing to hear you speak out. Who were your influences for this... or what experiences shaped your outlook? Did it come naturally to you to be this caring from a young age?

My best friend growing up was Black, and I saw every day how people treated him differently than they treated me, automatically assuming he was less than me, just because of his race. It drove me nuts, because he was the smart one, the clever one, the artistic one, the one who made me want to be cooler than I was. I’ve been aware of racial injustice my whole life as a result.

Also, most of my friends are women, and I see how men are just incredibly shitty to women, almost as a default behavior (hashtag not all men etc) and it infuriates me. 

I’m incredibly lucky to live life on its lowest difficulty setting, and I have the semi-celebrity cheat enabled, too. I am aware of this, and I feel like people who have the good fortune to be privileged have a responsibility to do what we can to flatten out this unfair curve. I feel like we need to speak up, stand up, and do what good we can with the unfair advantages that are given to us.

I don’t always succeed in my efforts to be aware of things, and when I fail, I tend to fail loudly and in public. When you’re the “don’t be a dick” guy, there are a certain number of folks just waiting to jump on you for messing up. Right now, I’m really upset about the pile of garbage and cabinet of deplorables who are about to take over the government. That’s making me impatient, angry, sad, frustrated, cynical, and generally unpleasant a lot of the time. I’m messing up. I’m not just turning the other cheek and walking away. There’s a delicate balance between letting shit go, and refusing to back down. I don’t always find that balance, but I do my best.

I guess the tl;dr to your question is: my whole life, I guess, and I continue to do my best to keep learning and doing better.

The White Book: Northwest Front by Harold A. Covington

“To discuss issues of race and politics without mentioning Jews is like trying to discuss disease without talking about germs.” - Harold A. Covington (The White Book, 4th Edition, Pg.49)

“Once racial consciousness and Judaic awareness is finally, after much effort, pounded into someone’s head, the knowledge can’t be ignored. One cannot just delete the file, reboot one’s brain, and plug it back into the TV again. Racial consciousness, once achieved, is for life.” - Harold A. Covington (The White Book, 4th Edition, Pg.49)

“Anything we do as individuals is just a pin-prick, but ten thousand pin-pricks put together will wound The Beast, to the point where he will eventually bleed to death.” - Harold A. Covington (The White Book, 4th Edition, Pg.68)

ISBN: 978-1-105-17360-8

anonymous asked:

since when has making a scene helped anyone? being angry?

The Alexanderplatz Demonstration, East Germany 1989. Demanded political reform for Germany

Stonewall Riots,  USA 1969. To demand homosexual equality

Storming of the Bastille, France 1789. Kickstarted the French Revolution

The People Power Revolution, Philippines 1986. To remove a repressive regime who rigged elections

Tahir Square Protests, Egypt 2011. To force Hosni Mubarak out of power

Soweto Uprising, South Africa 1976. Raise awareness against racial segregation

Muharram Protests, Iran 1978. A successful protest to overthrow the Shah

The Salt March, India 1930. Sparked years of mass civil disobedience that came to define both the Indian independence struggle against Britain

Purple Rain Protest, Africa 1989. An an anti-apartheid protest that ended with a government building sprayed by a police water canon full of purple dye that was meant for protesters

The word of the day thanks to @tooiconic and her pals that don’t have the concept of social and racial awareness

Like take a step back and think about every one that’s agreeing with her and saying that I’m this and that, they’re like white and crusty as fuck. That’s the gcd

Put this picture everywhere.

Because this boy - this man - is an excellent student, driven and going places. And now, he has survived police brutality. I want to see those officers fired, yeah, but I also want to see them realize how racist and straight up idiotic they are. So let’s get martese a job. Let’s get martese into grad school. Let’s help martese become America’s top civil rights lawyer or public health researcher creating interventions to end police brutality or policy maker advocating for racially aware laws. An arrest (even a dismissed charge, if it’s serious enough!) can put you out of the job market fast. Let’s make sure Martese is not just employed, but comes to be a defiant force against the type of racist bull shit that tried to put him down.

anonymous asked:

Do you believe Dylann when he said that he didn't come from a racist home/environment?

Home i don’t know, environment, well he answered this question in the second sentence of his manifesto “Living in the South, almost every White person has a small amount of racial awareness” sounds like a racist environment to me. 

And maybe my black friends won’t like this but I actually saw a picture of white people in chains, wearing signs apologising for slavery. LMAOOOO.

GET SOME SELF RESPECT, that’s just pathetic.

Being aware of racial issues is great, should be standard, apologising for slavery on the other hand is fucking idiotic, you weren’t even there. And actually apologising is one thing but taking personal responsibility, YOU WEREN’T EVEN ALIVE AT THE TIME.

It made me sick in my mouth.

I wonder what my form of white guilt should be? Should I have white guilt since I’m black and white? I don’t know.

But no fuck white guilt do you.