Consisting entirely of real photographs and set to music from A Night to Remember (1958) & James Cameron’s Titanic (1997), this video is a comprehensive photo-story of the RMS Titanic, from its construction to its maiden voyage to the Carpathia to the Inquiry, all the way to images of the Wreck today.
You want a white history month? Alright, fine. For an entire month let’s talk about how white people showed up, killed everyone in their way, enslaved people, put people in concentration camps, and basically fucked everything up. Yeah this white history month idea sounds like fun let’s do it.
On today’s episode of Things They Won’t Tell You in History Class
“’‘The day is not far distant when three Stars and Stripes at three equidistant points will mark our territory: one at the North Pole, another at the Panama Canal, and the third at the South Pole. The whole hemisphere will be ours in fact as, by virtue of our superiority of race, it already is ours morally.” –President William Howard Taft, 1912
systematically exterminating members of the KKK one by one in Mafia 3 is the most fun I’ve had in a videogame in so long. Literally a black angel of justice slaughtering them, blowing them up with grenades, double shooting their corpses for good measure, the works.
I also love that the game shows them and has you killing them most of the time without the hoods. In popular culture we are made to fear THE WHITE HOODS and not the people behind them. That theyre just regular ass Beckies, Johns and Thomases. And that wearing the hood is just the symbolic boogeyman white people create in history class to make it seem like it’s “THOSE CRAZY PEOPLE OVER THERE” when they are their relatives, our politicians, our police officers and more.
I also love that in the game the KKK you killing are not all poor white people. That’s the other thing white people like to pretend is that racism only exists 1) if you wearing a KKK hood or 2) if you’re a poor uneducated white person. White liberals love this myth especially even as they (rich, college educated and “worldly” white folks) go around calling us “super predators” that “need to be brought to heel”. its a fuckin joke. And the game is great because you go up to several rich ass white peoples homes who are hosting BBQs and raising shit tons of money for the KKK and you kill their asses too as they grillin and dancin.
Likkkee. The game overall has just been just okay so far but this side mission definitely made it worth the purchase. SO LIT.
Fandom: Dangan Ronpa Pairing: Ishimondo (Kiyotaka Ishimaru x Mondo Oowada) Word Count: 1,630
As usual, it’s always sugarcurls’ prompts that beckon me to get written. You know me so well, pal. I actually had a lot more planned for this story, but when I noticed it was running way longer than your average ficlet, I had to cut it short. So yeah. Depending on the response to this I might write a sequel for the rest. (Hint hint: It involves long coats and vending machines if that gets you intrigued)
what do you mean your complicit in racism, are you a racist??
Well I’m white as white can be, so unfortunately kinda yea? Racism by definition is systematic oppression of people based on the colour of their skin, and I as a white person benefit from and are complicit in maintaining those systematic power structures. You don’t have to be wearing a hood and burning a cross on someones lawn to be a racist I’m afraid.
My skin colour does not make it harder for me to get a job, if I go into a store I’m not followed around by staff just for existing, people don’t assume any progress ive made professionally is some form of affirmative action, if I’m stopped by police I’m likely to survive the encounter regardless of my actions, if I go to court I’m likely to receive a lighter punishment than people of colour, history books teach white history and history classes usually only include the history of people of colour as add-ons or optionals, and then severely whitewashing; the list goes on and on and on. And theres like shit loads of microaggressions too; ‘normal’ shampoo is typically aimed at white peoples hair, if I need a new pair of tights the nude colour matches my skin tones, white people are on money, we’re disproportionally represented on tv and in film, etc etc etc.
I’m not saying their arent other power structures I get the shitty end of the stick from; misogyny, homophobia, transphobia - these are all things where I’m not in the position of power or assume the role of oppressor and in different ways and to varying degrees they make my life a lot harder. But being parts of those minorities doesn’t exempt my position in racial power structure, and to ignore that would be wrong. All I can do is try to make myself as fully aware of it as possible, undermine it and be supportive where I possibly can, and most importantly not speak over the voices of people of colour on the matter. And if youre white, thats probably something you should think about doing too.