racist policies

Everyone should delete their Uber accounts and tweet screenshots of you doing so to @uber and @uber_nyc. Not only is their CEO Travis Kalanick working and supporting the Orange Demon as a member of his Economic Advisory Board, but today the NYC Taxi Driver Union decided to strike and stop pick-up services at JFK to protest the Muslim Ban. Uber disregarded this in and swept in to offer their services in order to make money.

If you can’t make it to a protest but want to be a part of a number that people notice, delete your Uber account. Tweet a screenshot at Uber to show them we will not financially support businesses who not only back a fascist but stand behind his racist policies just for the sake of profits.

Why “real racism” is a racist concept

Fandom loves to talk about “real racism.” Not about racist policies and acts themselves, but about racism out in the “real world” that affects “real people.”

Fandom and online racism, by contrast, is not real because … all I can think of is because a person of color can’t be physically assaulted through a screen. 

The implication that fandom/online racism doesn’t affect real people and doesn’t affect the offline world, or that it isn’t important like “serious” racism, is a silencing tactic. You don’t look like a superior ally if you ignore fandom racism with the excuse that you fight “real world” racism. Fandom racism is real world racism.

If you don’t like it when people of color talk about race in fandom spaces, you likely aren’t more welcoming of it in school and work environments. If you make excuses for fandom racism, you’ll likely excuse education and employment racism. Sure, when there’s KKK violence, you’ll be outraged. When Trump puts the lives of Muslim refugees in danger, you’ll take note. Maybe you’ll even protest. But understand, racism doesn’t begin and end with extreme acts. One of the reason racism has flourished in the United States is because it has been defined by extremes, to the point where seemingly small things that people do without a second thought, things that culminate into big things like segregation, are not considered racist.

When you disregard one kind of racism as too trivial to matter, you’re allowing it to flourish, and that does have real world repercussions. 

So please, cut the crap. 

it took me so long to write this i honestly should have broken this up into multiple parts lmao.  also i’m a slut for daveed diggs’ tjeff.

title: serendipity
fandom: hamilton
pairing: tjeff x reader
rating: t
word count: 4010 (WTF YA’LL???)

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Okay, so corporate has a policy: we can’t take returns of electronics if they’re open. We’re not supposed to. Add onto that: PS4’s company itself won’t let us resell the console if the manufacturer’s seal has been broken.

So a guy comes in, wanting to return a PS4. I can’t do the return: plain and simple. He gets upset and I understand why, he did just buy it yesterday. But he gets in my face about it and starts getting super angry. So I call the manager. He comes over and they argue until my manager agrees to take the return. We can’t resell it, so essentially we’d have to completely throw away a perfectly fine PS4 bundle. Manager walks away, I go through and do the return.

But his return got denied. The computer printed a little note explaining it to him. It had to do with his credit card or how many returns he’s done recently or whatever.

He got so angry and was raising his voice and started cursing and I wanted to point out this is a toy store, there are kids around. And then he accuses me and my manager of being racist (it was policy. And there is 0 way to override a denied return even if I wanted to. E was talking like it was my choice)

He then proceeded to refer to the two managers that had talked to him as “little bitches”, called me a bitch too, and then he took down MY name for when he called corporate… I was being as polite and apologetic as can be but I’m afraid if he lies or says something bad… I think my managers would vouch for me, but still. He was so angry. I’ve gotten people who yell at me plenty times before, but this guy scared me because I was already having a ton of personal problems I was dealing with that day and I just had to take an early break cause I felt sick. It was just… awful and I hope he forgets to call corporate or corporate laughs at his fucking ass. What a fucking jerk.

I don’t get people who are like “not everyone voted for trump because they supported his racism! they just supported his policies!” like oh they didn’t support the racism just the racist policies okay


Palestinian student Shorouq Dwayyat, 19, sentenced to 16 years in Israeli prison

In another example of the lengthy sentencing practices especially targeting Palestinian youth and women in Jerusalem, Shorouq Dwayyat was sentenced to 16 years in Israeli prison by a Jerusalem court on Sunday, 25 December. Dwayyat, 19, from the village of Sur Baher, was also fined 80,000 NIS (approximately $21,000.) She was shot by an Israeli settler and seized by occupation forces on 7 October 2015 in eastern Jerusalem and accused of attempting to stab an Israeli settler. Witnesses reported that she was harassed by the settler prior to the alleged incident.

Dwayyat is a student at Bethlehem University who was studying history and geography. She graduated from high school, achieving a result of 90% in the national secondary Tawjihi examinations in 2015.

Classes at the university were cancelled for two days after her shooting and arrest in October 2015.

Dwayyat was severely injured by the four bullets lodged within her body, unlike the Israeli man she was accused of attempting to stab, who suffered no serious injuries. Following the court’s ruling, the Israeli Interior Ministry stripped the imprisoned Dwayyat of her Jerusalem residency, claiming “breach of trust,” using the case as a mechanism to further the Israeli state policy of attacking Palestinian existence in Jerusalem. Amjad Abu Assab of the Prisoners’ Committee in Jerusalem said that “this is a racist policy…with the aim of killing the spirit of challenge by Jerusalemites and preventing any manifestation of rejection of occupation in the occupied city of Jerusalem.”

She is one of 52 Palestinian women – including 12 minor girls – imprisoned in HaSharon and Damon Israeli prisons and now is serving one of the longest sentences. The longest-held Palestinian woman prisoner, Lena Jarbouni, is serving a 17-year sentence in Israeli prison.  The recent trend of particularly elevated sentences include those against Maysoon Musa (15 years), Nurhan Awad (13.5 years) and Israa Jaabis (11 years).

anonymous asked:

Yo, pro social scientist here. That paper about the asset value of whiteness doesn't suggest the gap is "unexplained." The authors literally say structural racism is the explanation for racial inequality, and (this is the important bit) that it needs to be addressed like a structural problem. They're saying treating the individual symptoms of structural racism (education, wealth, etc.) is hella ineffective because it doesn't get rid of racist AF policies, laws, and institutions.

ok, FINE


Is Abortion Black Genocide? Are pro-choice policies decimating the African-American population?


Legalized abortion is a genocidal scheme to wipe out black people. Even though African Americans make up 13 percent of the population, the vast majority of abortion clinics are in minority communities, and 50 percent of all black fetuses are aborted. As a pro-life billboard posted earlier this year in Georgia put it, “Black Children Are an Endangered Species.”

 This form of genocide can be traced back to the early 1970s, when the Black Panthers discovered that abortion would “destroy our people” and Jesse Jackson told Jet that “abortion is genocide.” Jackson later sold out and went pro-choice, but he’s still cited by Clenard Childress, the creator of BlackGenocide.org and the president of Life Education and Resource Network (LEARN), a prominent black anti-abortion organization. LEARN has partnered with Life Dynamics, a predominantly white group that runs KlannedParenthood.com and produced a two-hour film, Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America. After screening the film last year, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) declared, “We are besieged by a racist abortion policy.” MEANWHILE, BACK ON EARTH: Black women have 30 percent of all abortions, a disproportionately high rate; more than one-third of black women’s pregnancies (but not half) are terminated. Why people are terrified of a black planet And according to the census, the African American population is expected to double by 2050. Even with racist systematic laws to kill black people in their weakest state or the black population numbers would be quadruple

this weekend Trump banned millions of people from the United States (even those living here and citzens of our closest allies) dabbled in a little light holocaust denial, and put Steve Bannon on the National Security Council, and who does Bernie want to attack? oh yeah the Democratic Party, while Bernie’s Democratic peers (Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, John Lewis) rushed to airports to lend their support to the protesters and demand the release of those detained Bernie is busy trying to make Trump about the “1%”, Bernie there’s a literal fascist in the White House pushing radical racist policy, we can worry about economics latter, we need racial and social Justice now, we need a strong Democratic Party that can election a blue Congress in 2018, help or get out the way. 


Little Simz pays homage to the #FeesMustFall protest movement in South Africa

London rapper Little Simz flew halfway across the world to Cape Town, for this Jeremy Cole-directed video for single Gratitude. It features footage shot during this year’s #FeesMustFall movement, which saw a South African university students protest the raising of tuition fees at sit-ins and rallies that often involved violent clashes with armed police.

Simz raps her verses over a melancholy, thudding beat and an indie-indebted guitar line while London-based band the Hics take over singing duties in the chorus.

For context, the Guardian recently ran a long-form story looking at #FeesMustFall and the origins of educational disparity in a country still divided by the racist policies entrenched by the former apartheid government. 

Simz’ debut album, A Curious Tale of Trials and Persons, is out now on AGE 101.

anonymous asked:

Also to your last ask about how lcf benefits, racism isn't always a logical issue of benefits alone. It's been proven that more diversity makes more $ in like every fuckin industry, yet from media to everything else, racist policies still exist. lcf treating Finn right in marketing etc takes a conscious effort against the status quo, which is incredibly difficult 4 industries to do frankly. Because it's subversive, people have a hell of a lot of internalized shit they don't want to acknowledge

Yes, thank you for explaining that so well.

the biggest lie y'all have bought into is that vegan and vegetarian lifestyles are somehow more elitist and expensive than others

and instead of challenging the racist and classist policies of the supermarket industry, you lay the blame at the feet of vegetarians and vegans for having “expensive” products lol but that’s just my onion

One thing that’s clear as Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing drones on is that the nominee for U.S. attorney general dilikes being called a racist.

“I did not harbor the kind of animosities and race-based discrimination ideas that I was accused of,” Sessions told the congressional hearing committee Tuesday, citing his failed 1986 bid to become a federal judge, which was mired in accusations of racism. “This caricature of me in 1986 was not correct.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), speaking in support of Sessions at Tuesday’s hearing, also decried past attempts to paint the Alabama senator as a “racist caricature.”

The use of the term “caricature” is funny here. It suggests that Sessions’ alleged history of racism — the details of which are neither particularly outlandish nor uncommon — could only describe some cartoon-like monster, not a normal human being living and working in Alabama.

But viewing racism as only the purview of rotten souls is to misunderstand it. Racism is, like humans themslves, complex. Racists aren’t monsters. They can have black friends yet still support racist policies targeting black people. They can vote for black politicians, yet still view black people on the street with suspicion.

— Zak Cheney-Rice, Jeff Sessions says he’s been branded a racist “caricature.” But his racism is hardly cartoonish. | follow @the-movemnt