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APPROPRIATE TERMS AND WORDS FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS

I’ve been asked to compile a list of appropriate terms/words when referring to Indigenous Australians.. So here goes!

As a little bit of back-ground info on us.. Indigenous people in Australia have the longest continuing culture/s in the world. With many different language groups, culture groups, similarities with cultures in certain parts of Africa, Indonesia and nearby countries/nations, Aboriginal Australia is indeed diverse, to say the least.

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Terms/words that are appropriate:

  • Indigenous Australian/s
  • Indigenous 
  • Aboriginal 
  • Aboriginal people/s
  • Torres Straight Islander person/s
  • Torres Straight Islander people/s
  • Native (though it’s not used as much here and more often heard to describe the Indigenous people of America, some will use the word)
  • Black (yes, we ARE Black.. the white settlers used the term “Blacks” which reduced us down to our skin color.. we’ve reclaimed that word and is often used like “Black-fella”)
  • ATSI - Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander/s (umbrella term for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island people’s or for shorthand)

Terms/words that are NOT appropriate:

  • Aborigine/Aborigines (a big no-no and sadly many still use these terms today)
  • The Aborigines
  • The Aboriginal people
  • The Torres Straight Islanders
  • Blacks
  • Colored
  • The n word (pretty obvious, really)
  • Half-caste 
  • Full-blood 

Appropriate area-specific terms:

  • Murri - Qld, north west NSW
  • Nyoongah - WA
  • Koori – NSW
  • Goori - north coast NSW
  • Koorie - Vic
  • Yolngu - Arnhem Land
  • Anangu - Central Australia
  • Palawa - Tasmania
  • Ngarrindjeri – SA - River Murray, Lakes, Coorong people
  • Torres Strait Island Peoples
  • Murray Island Peoples
  • Mer Island Peoples

Also, words that are used to describe us as “less-advanced” when compared to European societies, are not acceptable. We are not less-advanced, or less-modern or a “primitive” people - we are just different. As is everyone. 

Please direct any further questions to black-australia.

Thank-you!!

White people crying racism about Nick Cannons album name

(Time to break this down for white people especially American Whites…I doubt they’ll ever understand)

First of all for the “White Americans” who are complaining about racism against you…All the African American people in American live YOUR culture. Not their native culture but YOURS. This European language, we’re conditioned to dress like you in order to seem professional, have certain acceptable hairstyles etc. Even due to our own ignorance today a lot of what WE think is apart of their culture NEVER even came from them. I say to hell with that!

Now first of all I think Nick Cannon is a lousy music artist. I don’t even like him.
I stumbled upon this album on itunes and I decided so see the reviews.
Of course, the comments were white people crying out:

“RACISM!”
“What about WET” ( white peoples version of BET)
BUT…this is my question for white people…
1) How the hell can you complain about BET when over 95% of American television is aimed at your race? You have the super Heroes and much much more.
You have slave movies like the Butler, 12 years a slave etc to make YOU feel comfortable and look like saviors. ( btw in hated those two movies! Pure propoganda.)

2)The people who even maintain most of the worlds wealth look like you.
3)American society and many others where Europeans have taken over are systematically built to benefit you.

To sum it up: not a goddamn thing about that title is going to negating affect the way society treats you. And you know it. Any negative ways were already a result of what your ancestors did to nearly the whole planet of non white people and the attitudes that I’ve noticed many still have today. Smile In Your face but talk shit about you online.

This is something for my black people even the black people who’ve been Europeanized (willingly accepting white culture and abandoning your own carelessly) to keep in mind:

Most white people have to make themselves matter. For survival purposes. They try to make themselves matter by staying on your mind constantly. When you see movies, turn on the TV, who do you mostly see? White people. They’re everywhere being put into
Our subconscious minds even though they’re the minority on the planet earth. We’re conditioned to dress like them, and look like them. They have no significant history so they put themselves in positions that get them attention.
As long as they’re on top everything is good. When that dominance is threatened and it will be you’ll see exactly the two bit sense of self worth they believe about themselves.

"LET IT GO, SLAVERY ENDED LIKE 200 YEARS AGO JEEZ. DON'T BLAME ME FOR WHAT MY ANCESTORS DID"

Often when the subject of slavery becomes apparent in conversation, white people will often use the counter excuse “slavery was like 200 years ago” and “you cannot blame me for what my ancestors did”. If you are upset about the subject of slavery and feel extreme empathy towards it you have all the God given right to be. When you are told the above statements it is used as an excuse to shut you up and make you stop hurting the oppressors feelings, because then they feel some type of “guilt” once having to face the privilege they know they have. I’m sorry, but there is no way of tip toeing around this fact. I’m going to go ahead and debunk/explain these fallacious statements, to the best of my ability, right now.


1st:
Slavery DID NOT end 200 years ago. Slavery was declared illegal (illegal slavery was still going on though) in the United States: December of 1865, the current year to date is March 2014. Anyone with basic math has the ability to subtract these dates by year and realize this was only 149 years ago. So no, you cannot magically round up numbers to aid your ignorant argument as to why people of color have no the right to be angry/sad/disappointed. To be frank, 149 years is not that long ago. If we were to put that into perspective that is the added life span of 2 people who both lived up to the age of 74.5 years. This is also a short enough time to assume that America was and is (arguably) a slave economy built on the backs of one race and the genocide of another (Native Americans).

2nd:
“Don’t blame me for what my ancestors did”. Now, excuse me if I’m wrong, but when I think of the word ancestor I think of someone or something ancient. Meaning someone who has lived and has been dead for a very long period of time. Some, if you believe in the evolutionary theory, would say it is even a descriptor of our ancient descendants like Homo Erectus, etc. What does not come to mind, is your Grandmother and Grandfather who are alive and who you get to see every Sunday at church or at annual family gatherings. When a white person or an oppressor uses this sentence it is selfishly used as an act of self defense when faced with the blatant realization of the privilege that they have. Again, using the word “ancestor” is a similar tool like adding on years to the end of slavery. It makes it seem like the incident is so far back in history that you should let by gones be by gones. The reality is that we are not blaming you for what those of your “race” have done before you, we are merely stating that you benefit from a system that socially hands you a better life, because of the color of your skin. If anger does occur, it is usually a product of the disappointment realizing that you have the ability as a free thinking human to challenge that system and point out what is immoral about it, yet you willingly stay ignorant so that you may benefit from it. No, you’re not whipping my back, but you may as well be. Why? Possibly, because you are benefiting from the same system that tells people of color they can easily succeed in it while having obstacles that can only be surpassed if you have been born with such privilege.

NEVER AND I REPEAT NEVER, let anyone with privilege tell you what to do or think? Why, because you are a human being and that automatically gives you the right to be treated with humanity and to be able to feel remorse or sadness when faced with oppression. If you feel oppressed SPEAK UP DAMNIT. (:
It’s a free country….. Right? And even if it wasn’t, SPEAK UP ANYWAYS. Challenging white supremacy is NOT racist. Challenging a patriarch is NOT sexist.


- Susie the Moderator

Tune in to part 2 where I will post about why using the excuse the Jewish and the Irish were oppressed is not a valid argument, why it is NOT okay for the elderly to be racist, and how yes, racist people can change through knowledge and realization of privilege (testimony from myself about my step grandmother who is white and grew up in Nebraskan south).

anonymous asked:

Have you ever seen Django Unchained? And if so, would you consider it a white savior movie?

I’ve seen Django unchained, yes.

It is 100% a white savior movie. A white man sets him free, a white man helps him move through the south without being caught and sold back into chattel slavery, a white man gives him his horse clothes etc etc. Hell, Django is the sidekick within his own story. He obviously wouldn’t have been able to save his “Kerry Washington” without his white savior.

That movie was nothing, but a parody to how slavery was like. 12 years a slave has a closer depiction without scarring the viewers for life.

Another way to tell if a movie is white savior based. If large groups white people can watch it, enjoy it, than use the white characters in an argument that slavery wasn’t that bad and that their were nice white people always willing to help the slaves (which is a fat ass lie).

- Susie the Moderator

anonymous asked:

I know that your blog is strictly against white supremacy, which I agree with completely, but what's your stance on white people following your blog? Would you feel offended, or do you encourage them?

White people can follow all they want, as long as they are following for education and knowledge in how they can help with dismantle white supremacy.

What I’m not here is white people following to hate. Or following and agreeing with my posts, than seeing a post that “hurts their feelings” and begin to hate or disprove us with false facts. They knew when they followed this was a space for POC.


- Susie the Moderator

Makeup tips for a black girl:

Hey ya’ll its me Susie (:

I was wondering what were your favorite makeup products. I was hoping to get replies from other Black makup wearers on my beautiful dark skinned brown ladies.

Please let me know I’ll reblog and reply so that everyone can see!

Also, if you want to list Black/Brown Youtube makeup gurus/artists that would be phenomenal!
Thank You (:

- Susie The Moderator

anonymous asked:

*uses a white actor to play Dastan* *uses a white actress to play Katniss* *uses a white actor to play the good characters that were supposed to be Poc* White people: They chose them for their acting ability. This isn't about race. Racism is over, move on. *Uses a black girl to play Annie* White people: whAT THE FRICK FRACK DIDDLY DACK WICK WACK ANNIE IS SUPPOSED TO BE WHITE THIS IS RACISM WOULD U MAKE ROOTS WITH A FULL WHITE CAST IM SO SICK OF THESE BLACK PEOPLE PLAYING WHITE CHARACTERS UGH

I see no lies in your post 😏

It actually becomes ridiculous how much they people contradict themselves when speaking about representation. Apparently to the white psyche, when the white actor gets cast as a POC is was definitely because of their spectacular acting ability, but when a POC is cast in a fictional role that they imagined white; it is OBVIOUSLY because their black ( HEAVY SARCASM).

- Susie the Moderator

Dear kingknowbody,

I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you did not read my post. Why? Because If you had read the post you would know that using the names of fallen icons, heroes, and, children in the black community was not mentioned, even hinted in its context.

The purpose of the post was to POC who go about their daily lives and have to police themselves about what activities they partake in, because white people deem them stereotypical which in turn gives white racists “evidence” about being right about racial makeup, etc.

It was an encouraging post for all POC, whether Black, Asian, Native American, etc to continue living their lives to the fullest without barring activities, because they are seen as stereotypical and none moral to the white community.

How dare you mention those who have died and fought for equality in your ignorant post informing black people to go back to the plantation. I can promise you they are shaking in their graves at your audacity. Freedom fighter fought for the right to act “black” or however the fuck you wanted without worrying about other cultural rules. You lack understanding of what chattel slavery was otherwise you would never make a joke about sending a human being back to a plantation. Where is your humanity?

Are you daft? Possibly riddled with internalized self hate? CONGRATULATIONS!! You’re holding the POC community back by coinciding with racist viewpoints. Your mother must be so proud. I assume you believe we should assimilate into white western culture than too, hmm? Or possibly that ALL black women are loud and “ghetto” right. Since us POC are so uncivilized, right? Wrong, mothafucka. Take your Uncle Tom having ass somewhere else; please and thank you! While you are at it, kindly read the last two paragraphs of the post again; you know the one that says “fuck you” and also the one that says POC who judge other POC aren’t worth shit?

With that being said, since you are so opposed to POC participating on anything your “white lords” think is unacceptable. Anybody reading your idiotic response to the post can assume that you’ve: never eaten a watermelon or chicken. Also, you must hate all rap & RnB music right? Right. You’ve probably never said the word “nigger” “nigga” or any variation. We all know you stay inside every weekend and never party with your friends, also know as “turning up”. Lord knows you’ve never had any difficulty understanding something in school and have never ever spoken in “Ebonics”, etc etc (:

No one deserves chattel slavery, but perhaps you, with your livid slave mentality, should take a guided tour of what plantation life was really like and get your bitch ass out of those history books written by old white men.

Now, be gone witcha Ol’ Uncle Tom having self hate internalized POC shaming freedom fighter name dropper anti-black blaspheming ignorant head bitch ass.

- Susie The Mothafuckin Moderator Ya’ll

anonymous asked:

Do you think The Hunger Games is racist? District 11 is predominately black people and the work in agriculture, so they're pretty much picking crops. I feel like that has to do with slavery. Its also many, many years in the future. I mean, I don't want to read to much in it but... What do you think?

To be honest anon, that is exactly what I thought. EXACTLY, I even brought it up in my diversity club in school, too which everybody agreed as well.

Whether or not the author intended to do that, I’m not sure; but I will say it was too close of a coincidence.

Possible reasons:

she expresses different time frames of history with districts, attributing race to it (probably not it though)

There is also a theory that she has internalized racism and she cannot see past her white privilege/ignorance about what is wrong with making a district full of POC cotton pickers, etc.

- Susie the moderator

anonymous asked:

I'm Asian (Chinese specifically) and a lot of my other friends are Asian too. Sometimes they'll say stuff that's really racist against black people. Most of their parents won't let them date someone who's black. I'm wondering what your opinion is of poc being racist against other poc? (obviously I know it's wrong, but is it still classified as racism or is it something else?)

It’s racism.

I’ve actually posted about this earlier on.

It’s wrong, and if you feel what they are doing is wrong, CALL THEM OUT. Obviously you do if you are writing to this blog.

Anti-black is universal not just white. It stems from white supremacy. Many races believe if they treat other “lower” (using that term extremely loose) than it gives them status.

It’s wrong, it’s disgusting, and just unnecessary. Tell your friends the truth. If you love your friends than you shouldn’t want them to be so ignorant.

- Susie the moderator

sassy-gay-justice  asked:

So is anyone else so completely done with white people who feel like they have to change their dialect and talk to black people in "jive"? Am I the only one who is totally not having it with awkward white dudebros calling me things like playa', sista', Pimp, Big dawg, etc.? Am I the only one who gives nothing but a blank stare and a raised eyebrow when white guys speak to me in ebonics?

You are not the only one, let me tell you that.

Not only is it NOT funny, but it’s subtle racism. As you may know, the reason why they change their dialect is because what they see is a black person. Every stereotype they’ve heard becomes prevalent at that moment. Without getting to know you as a person they have made an assumption of who you are, how you act, where you grew up, and how you speak. They are not seeing you as a person, but a stereotype.

With that being said, I do hit them that blank stare. So blank, that if I was laying down they’d think I flatlined.

Also, being the outspoken woman I am, I tell them exactly how their comments made me feel and that they made a racist assumption as soon as they saw me.

- Susie The Moderator

anonymous asked:

If you are curious about someone's ethnicity, is there ever an ok way to ask? or is better to leave it until you know that person well enough or they choose to tell you themselves? Or is simply better to not ask at all?

Don’t ask, there is no reason for you to need to know their ethnicity.

If you do not know person well and you ask their ethnicity you are setting the relationship between you two already. You have stated ‘we are different you must be from somewhere else’. It shows the person receiving the question that you view them as different and that skin color is the only thing that you notice about them; also that is the only thing you want to know about them. Again, there really is no reason for you to need to know their ethnicity all you need to know is that they are human.

Another way of seeing it: you’re asking the person why are you & different why are you not like me.

If you begin to become comfortable with the person and have known them long enough to know that the question will be welcome go ahead and ask in a respectful manner PLEASE.

if they tell you themselves even better.

- Susie the Moderator

EDIT: mixleplick states that it is mostly depends on the person and the case. Some mixed people are not offended by the question!

anonymous asked:

hi there! i love this blog and as a white person i've actually learned a lot from it. but i have a question: i've heard different poc say different things on the subject of "white guilt"; like, i've seen some arguments saying that, yes, white people should feel guilty, and then i've seen others saying "your guilt doesn't help us, take your privilege and use it to benefit us if you're an actual ally". where do you think you stand on it? sorry if this is invasive you can ignore it if it is

Those who say your white guilt does not help us are correct. Those who say using your knowledge of white supremacy to inform other white people as an ally are correct.

Let me break it down as best as I can through text through example:

When you have white guilt you acknowledge that white supremacy does play a major role in how Western and most of the world works. Though, you do not do anything about it. It is almost as if you are saying “AW, man! I get privilege and they do not. They are making me feel bad that I have a somewhat easier life and they do.”

Have a white guilt does not help anybody, it’s all about feeling bad for yourself for acknowledging the way the world works. It does not help anybody, it is a pity party and it makes the situation about you, instead those who are actually affected by white supremacy or any other oppressive power.

Here is an example:
You are watching TV and those commercials from the Humane Society turn on. You can clearly see that animals are living in terrible condition and you can clearly see that being your help. Viewing and understanding why the animals are in need of help makes you sad and guilty. Make you feel bad for living in better condition. But do you donate money? No, you do not. Instead, you turn the channel to something else that makes you feel better and not guilty. Well let me ask you this; did you help that animal at all by feeling guilty for that moment in time, is your guilt somehow giving that animal a home, did you at all better condition that that animal living. No, you did not, all you felt guilty.

One can say guilt against POC works the same way. You have understood conditions and have seen it with your own eyes, but has your guilt help any one in anyway, no. Humans tend to distract themselves with something pleasing that will make them feel not guilty. Usually, with racism people will find false facts that aid arguments that can extinguish this feeling.

With the privilege question; since you are white, sadly what you have to say holds more weight with your own people. Sometimes when a person of color claims racism the phrase the “race card” gets pulled out, but when a person who is not of color claims something is racist white people tend to agree that it is racist because they believe a person who is not of color has no reason to pull the “race card”. Disgusting I know. Finally, sometimes the only way to get into those close knit segregated groups of white people is through another white person who is not ignorant to what is going on in the world.
I tried my best to keep it short and explain that within the confines of tumblr.

Quick side note: I DO NOT BELIEVE POC OF COLOR ARE IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM CLOSE TO ANIMALS. It was just an example.

- Susie the Moderator

anonymous asked:

your post on "poc in interracial relationships" imo is more "poc dating white people"

No, it was to all POC in any type of interracial relationships.

I know exactly what the post said. White people are not the only people with the ability to fetishize a race if people. White people are not the only people with the ability to have prejudice views against another race.

EXAMPLES:

An Asian man can have an anti-black mindset towards all black people, but he could be currently dating a black woman to try out *insert stereotype*.

A indian man can date a Hispanic woman because he’s heard stereotypical stories. His friends and family may not approve of interracial dating so he may hide her.

A white man will spit out the most putrid things about an east Asian man. Then go ahead to date and marry and Asian woman due to the “meek east Asian woman” fetish.

I’m not an idiot, thanks.

- Susie the moderator

If you feel your "race" or "ethnicity" is under represented in this blog, I'm begging please send us a quick ask so we can now (:

We received both Native American and and Indigenous Australian asks and now we are able to respectively represent each group. It not only educated us, but the followers as well, We were so happy and we now know our audience. We’d like to cater to everyone. So please, DONT HESITATE (: we have anonymous available if you are feeling shy!

I don’t bite ;)

Much.

-Susie the Moderator

Susie - The new moderator (: INTRODUCTION

Hello! My name is not Susie, but I go by the nickname “Susie” here on Tumblr. I am the new moderator here on ReverseRacism and I will begin posting daily! When I post articles or reblog other Tumblr users I will end the post with the signature “SusieTheModerator”. The theme of this page has not changed whatsoever, I am here merely to add to the content (: i’m very excited to be working on this page and informing the wonderful followers with occurrences happening to and with people of color! A few facts about me: I am a Zambian female, living in Minnesota, studying at the University of Minnesota. I’m always willing to be educated on the subject pertaining to the treatment and conditions of those throughout the world. If I post a statement that is wrong or is missing details, don’t hesitate to message me so that I may change it so the people who read the post are receiving the correct information. I’m very excited to begin moderating and being able to hear your comments and opinions.
- SusieTheModerator