Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year
in 2015 was the suffix ’-ism’ due to so
many people looking up the words
‘socialism’ (the top word that year),
'feminism’, 'communism’, 'capitalism’,
'terrorism’, 'racism’, and 'fascism’. SourceSource 2
It’s ~47 minutes long and covers some of the lead-up, as well. Short version of that: wealthy white women married to Canadian farmers decided to lobby the government to protect “Canadian stock” from such terrible things such as not being white, not being neurotypical, not having the right religion, and not being wealthy.
Anyone interested in Canadian history or who thinks Canada is some idyllic place should watch it.
After doing a Google search.
He isn’t a member of the KKK. He gets kkk members to leave the KKK.
“For me, a completely reformed former KKK member or white supremacist would be someone who not only apologizes for what they’ve done, but actively works toward repairing or providing reparations for the lives in the communities which they’ve affected—or for the thousands of people who have seen images of them in that white hood and the trauma that it’s invoked in so many young people.”
Yet in original post he is mocked by people for doing this:
“When you join the Mafia you do not snitch, you do not sell out your own. You will be killed. That’s their code. The police have their own—it’s called the blue wall of silence. The Klan similarly turns on those who betray the group, and the black community is no different.”
“I try to bring out the humanity in people,
We all are human beings at the end of the day.“
I hope this podcast gave you some insight. He’s talked many members out of the KKK through friendship. This mans a Hero. #Love it!
75 years ago today, people of Japanese descent were ordered by the US Government to evacuate certain West Coast Areas
The photo above, taken by legendary US photographer Dorothea Lange, is housed in the Library of Congress with the following caption,
A large sign reading “I am an American” placed in the window of a store, at 13th and Franklin streets, on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. The store was closed following orders to persons of Japanese descent to evacuate from certain West Coast areas. The owner, a University of California graduate, will be housed with hundreds of evacuees in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration of the war.
75 years ago today, an American Citizen, who had attended Berkeley then opened and ran a successful business had to close down that business and report to an internment camp for the sole crime of having Japanese Parents. The sole protest he left is seen above, it stands as a warning to us all. The warning is more chilling when you realize that,
There has never been a point where spending a lot of time with white
people has made them less racist. We had slavery for hundreds of years,
and after that we had even more terrorism and Jim Crow. White settlers spent
time around Natives and still thought it was okay to destroy us.
We have always existed on this land and in this country but racists still pretend our existence is intolerable to them. There has never been a point where they weren’t “used” to us, that’s why they had laws on the books to control us. Living next to us and sharing spaces with us and having us raise their kids didn’t change them. Why? Because we weren’t “human” to those white people. That’s what Trevor
Its not about “being used to black people”. Our (Humanity’s) natural condition isn’t to be a flaming bigot. That’s something we are taught and a way we choose to live. Tomi is the way she is because she chooses to be, the fact that she frames our humanity as an “opinion” should be proof enough that she’s only using him in order to appeal to the white liberal crowd. The fact that they would waste time policing frustrated marginalized people instead of condemning her shows she’s already succeeding in that.
And being nice, sending gifts, and complimenting these people normalizes them. And you might hope that they will just *magically* choose not to hate you. But that still leaves black women, and everyone else who doesn’t fit in to whatever arbitrary standards they have for humanity. They’ll smile to your face and take your cupcakes and flirt with you over drinks but they’ll insult your children, call for the death of men just like you, and support the continued genocide of many marginalized people.