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  1. crackerhell:

    codelens:

    White youth ‘kill and try to dismember’ two black males in a trap at their residence and are arrested as they play video games near the dead bodies

    In Joliet, Illinois, the bodies of two black males were found in the residence of a Racist Suspect, while three of the accused murderers play video games near the crime scene. The victims were strangled to death and their bodies showed signs of attempted dismemberment.  Enforcement officials say the brutal crime was at the hands of four white youth.  They also have reported that the Victims may have been lured to the residence of Alisa Massaro, Racist/murder Suspect, and then “robbed and killed”.  The Victims were missing for two days before they were found.

    Suspected Racist enforcement officials attempt to dismiss the role Racism (White Supremacy) may have played in the heinous crime.  Charles Pelkie, spokesman for the Will county State’s Attorney office said there was “…no information at this point that indicates race was a factor in the killings of Glover and Rankins.”

    Racism (White Supremacy) is the dominant social order on the planet.  Therefore, Race always has something to do with the experiences of people who are classified as black/non-white, particularly if that experience involves mistreatment inflicted upon them by people who classify themselves as “white” who in all likelihood may very well be Racists (White Supremacists).

    i will fear all white girls and white boys

    there are no differences to me

    Black men are vilified as dangerous, criminals, and murderers for thats how white supremacy grooms us all to think.  But give me examples of when black folk do this kinda perverse shit.  I can think of tons of cases where white folk pray based on race, but less to little examples of black folk, or folks of color overall behaving so vile.  Fucking white people; the real danger in our society.  This is disgusting.

     
     
  2. Summing up, exactly, how i feel about hipsters being racist and “trendy” thieving turds. Especially feeling the points on “being down”, treating animals (and animal rights) more importantly than people of color, appropriating clothes and customs and gentrification of hoods.

    Oh, and KILL WHITEY!

     
     
  3. White kids are old enough to face the consequences of their racism at the same age that black kids are old enough to be negatively affected by racism.

    blackamazon:

    dionthesocialist:

    Pro tip: That’s birth.

    SAY THAT SHIT ONE MO’GAIN!

    (Source: dion-thesocialist)

     
     
  4. withquest:

    My name is Javier, but most people knew me as Claudia - before I came out as transgender. Even then most people just knew me as Claudia Nunez, you know pronounced clawdia noonez. I was not Claudia Celeste Núñez-Céspedes Castillo Mancia - and I did everything in my power to keep it that way. I stopped speaking spanish outside of my house, I learned to be more quiet, I kept the AAVE slang I grew up with out of my vocabulary, I even actively stayed out of the sun so I wouldn’t get darker. I would even tell people I was Spanish, as in from Spain, that I was really white. But in reality, I wasn’t. I am brown and queer. But more importantly I am a brown/mestizo latino and to call myself anything different would be to erase my family’s history. This is what my parents look like.

    My Salvadoran father’s race is unknown (probably Mayan or Pipil and African), and my Paraguayan mother is from Spanish and Austrian decent. There’s a reason why I know my mother’s racial background and not my father’s. It’s almost like one side of my racial background is responsible for the pillaging, dehumanization, and slavery of the others. One of my parents has been stopped by police more times than they can count. The other has gotten themselves out of more tickets than they can count. 

    One of them gets prejudiced against just because of the color of their skin, while the other one only receives discrimination when they start to speak and their accent comes out. One of my parents looks like the people in latino magazines, on tv, and in the history books you read growing up. The other one does not. Believe it or not, there’s a reason for all of this as well.

    But more importantly, one of my parents is inherently racist because they are white, and the other, is 55 years old and still feels internalized hatred and pain because of their skin color.

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  5. I could smack a whiteboy right about now...

    1. Racist: I told you asians were wierd! (talking to a friend of his in reference to the new outbreak of birdflu that just recently surfaced).
    2. Me: You're friends with crackers like this one?
    3. Racist: Oh... you're a mexican, right?
    4. Me: Yes, I am mexican because it happens to be the only nation that exists within latin@ america. Simple bitches like you don't seem to have a concept of ethnic complexities and nations. Don't get a nose-bleed trying to guess.
    5. Racist: Don't call me a cracker. We're not all the same.
    6. Me: yes we are all the same... so much so that asians are wierd and i'm a mexican. RIGHT? Go glorify the pink log and choke on it.
    7. I could realllly smack a whiteboy right about now...
     
     
  6. dominicandarwinism:

ikenbot:

dailymedical:

Racism is Innate: The Human Brain Makes Unconscious Decisions Based on Ethnicity
Racism is hardwired into the brain and operates unconsciously because areas that detect ethnicity and control emotion are closely connected, according to scientists.
Researchers explain that the same brain circuits that allow us to classify a person into an ethnic group overlap with other circuits that process emotion and make decisions, leading people to make unconscious decisions based on another’s race.
Learn more

This is very interesting. I remember reading about the neocortex in children a few months back and how it is similar to a brand new ‘computer’ that stores, connects and makes patterns (discarding ones that are no longer useful or used in order to free up space). So now reading this story, I would guess that what happens during a racist based childhood is that the neocortex is flooded with patterns and connections that fill up the brain with race based associations. In other words, science proved racism is taught.

Whenever I tell people this, that theres somekind of sociopathy to the way white people think, they’re response is often, “…so it’s no their fault.”
Um. Ok. So does that mean I am to sit idle and suffer the consequences? Am I not supposed to strive to put a stop to this because from what you’ve gathered they have no self control? I don’t get it. I usually this type of information with people when they ask why I’d rather hang out with POC, and why I “make everything about race”. 

    dominicandarwinism:

    ikenbot:

    dailymedical:

    Racism is Innate: The Human Brain Makes Unconscious Decisions Based on Ethnicity

    Racism is hardwired into the brain and operates unconsciously because areas that detect ethnicity and control emotion are closely connected, according to scientists.

    Researchers explain that the same brain circuits that allow us to classify a person into an ethnic group overlap with other circuits that process emotion and make decisions, leading people to make unconscious decisions based on another’s race.

    Learn more

    This is very interesting. I remember reading about the neocortex in children a few months back and how it is similar to a brand new ‘computer’ that stores, connects and makes patterns (discarding ones that are no longer useful or used in order to free up space). So now reading this story, I would guess that what happens during a racist based childhood is that the neocortex is flooded with patterns and connections that fill up the brain with race based associations. In other words, science proved racism is taught.

    Whenever I tell people this, that theres somekind of sociopathy to the way white people think, they’re response is often, “…so it’s no their fault.”

    Um. Ok. So does that mean I am to sit idle and suffer the consequences? Am I not supposed to strive to put a stop to this because from what you’ve gathered they have no self control? I don’t get it. I usually this type of information with people when they ask why I’d rather hang out with POC, and why I “make everything about race”. 

     
     
  7. Don’t give me none of that “reverse racism” and “lets work with the system” crap!

    Really? I’m a hateful person for resisting notions of white supremacy and supporting antifascists? Some people of color are so colonized that they aid in the white supremacist agenda by calling out attacks on white supremacists as “sucker punches”. Go ahead and sing a kumbaya to white supremacist nazi’s and see how they’ll take your request for PEACE!


    Some “we are in a post-race society so we are beyond race” white apologist peace activists called me hateful for supporting the tinley park five who whooped some white supremacists asses. Shit like this doesnt bother me usually, but for some reason this time it did considering they are all men of color.. Self-proclaimed activists who want to see change and horizontalism defending the state for and these white supremacists? People of color need to get on with the program… changing the system does not eradicate systemic oppression.  I’m kind of sick and tired of dealing with this crap!  The left has some serious revamping of ideologies and working on decolonizing.  Its fucking exhausting having to deal with this shit.

     
     
  8. "I can’t be racist, my girlfriend is…"

    bankuei:

    http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/05/03/gunman-in-arizona-murder-suicide-believed-to-be-far-right-extremist/

    Well known white supremacist gets involved with a woman of color, then kills her and several other folks in a “domestic dispute”…

    Something something “I can’t be racist, my girlfriend is…” something something

    … I can’t.  I just can’t.

    No words, just wow.  White supremacist dates a woman of color and then kills her and her family?! Hate HATE hate HaTe!!!

     
     
  9. Geraldo: A Rented Latino

    Geraldo Rivera is seriously a rented LATINO, suggesting the death teenager Trayton Martin was a result of wearing a HOODIe!? Really?

    I personally didn’t care too much about the hoodie march and its passive connotations, but i celebrated people’s awareness of the issue. what infuriates me about the hoodie comment by geraldo is that it has an air of blaming the victim. i hate when people blame victims. blaming the rape victim, slut shaming, people telling queers if you didnt flaunt it people wouldnt pick on you… its the same shit! this comment blames the the victim for his clothing hence taking away the focus from what really happened… a racist ass fuck shot a man of color to stroke his white supremacist power penis… and someone, who is a public figure with a latino identity is only making comments that are empowering white supremacy. I’m livid because of that. Just my two cents.


     
     
  10. dumbthingswhitepplsay:

siddharthasmama:

live-intoxicated:

typeless:

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Wow. Fuck our government.

White people = innocent until proven guilty; still innocent even when found guilty.
Brown/Black people = guilty, guilty, guilty - oh, wait, you’re innocent? You’re still Brown/Black, so, fuck that, you’re guilty!

:|

    dumbthingswhitepplsay:

    siddharthasmama:

    live-intoxicated:

    typeless:

    FreeAhmed.com

    fbpg fbgroup

    twitter

    Wow. Fuck our government.

    White people = innocent until proven guilty; still innocent even when found guilty.

    Brown/Black people = guilty, guilty, guilty - oh, wait, you’re innocent? You’re still Brown/Black, so, fuck that, you’re guilty!

    :|

    (Source: occupiedmuslim)

     
     
  11. Telling a person of color that race doesn’t matter, that they need to see beyond race, that oppression is “colorblind” is oppressive itself.

    tranqualizer:

    As a POC, I refuse to have my experiences erased; a demand to blur the lines of color is a tool to repress a part of my identity.
    Remember, I’m fine with being a person of color - it’s white supremacy that isn’t.

    I had this conversation just yesterday when a white male who is ethnically Latino started making racist stereotypical impersonations of a chinese woman store vendor. He justified he actions by saying everyone does it and we are all equal.  I couldn’t stoop down to his lever because he was 17 and if i whooped his ass, i’d be in jail. But I made sure to do my best and  I ripped him a new one.  

     
     
  12. bradicalmang:

    Angela Davis on violence. 

     
     
  13. vegtablez:

    “You don’t come back in here until you’ve apologized to every person in this room, Because you just exercised a freedom that none of these people of color have. When these people of color get tired of racism, they can’t just walk out, because there’s no place in this country where they aren’t going to be exposed to racism. They can’t even stay in their own homes and not be exposed to racism if they turn on their television. But you, as a white female, when you get tired of being judged and treated unfairly on the basis of your eye color, you can walk out that door, and you know it won’t happen out there. You exercised a freedom they don’t have. If you’re going to be in here you’re going to apologize to every person of color in this room. And do it now.”

    “I’m sorry there’s racism in this country—

    “BULLSHIT! No, you’re not going to say ‘I’m sorry there’s racism.’ You’re going to apologize for what YOU just did.”

    “I will not apologize because it’s not a matter of race always—”

    “OUT.”

    Jane Elliot is a champ.

    HOLY MOLY, this is amazing!  I think this video, although outdated, is very powerful and useful to get an understanding of what covert racism looks like, how white privilege works and how entitlement is expressed. I love Ms. Jane Elliot’s tactics and knowledge of how oppression works.

     
     
  14. marfmellow:

    The New Racism on Television

     
     
  15. prosetitute:

    I don’t know if it’s a personal bias (Actually, I do know. It is.) but I don’t find this funny. Granted, as a Latino, I can appreciate how non-speakers sound when they learn English; that in itself has a charmingly entertaining quality.

    However, the fact that this is broadcast all throughout America? Not so much. First off, Sofia Vergara is a famous celebrity in Latin America that has had stellar roles as main leads, villains, singers, etc. Why is it that in order to be successful in America, the Latina always has to play a stereotypical role? (Read: the maid, the nanny, the hypersexualized new girlfriend/wife. All of which, apparently, can’t speak English properly.) Not to mention, why was it necessary for her to dye her hair dark? Her natural hair is a light, ashen brown, and she has been blonde for most of her career. Here’s the answer: to mainstream America, all Latinos look and sound like this when, in fact, we are part of a phenotypical gradient that ranges from blonde and blue eyes to dark and kinky-haired.

    Second, why is character summarized by her unfortunate lack of mastery in terms of the English language and curvaceous body? If I were to write a character bio for her, this is what it would say:

    Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

    Sexy Colombian from a poor village with funny accent that married an older white guy (who’s friends make fun of how she talks and comment on her sexiness all the time) and raises a kid in upper middle class white America. Also she has no source of income except her older white husband.

    So aside from the entire cast making fun of her accent (….which really isn’t funny for immigrants who have struggled with learning the language and being ridiculed/bullied as a result of it, thank you.) she’s basically some spic bimbo who married Jay for his money and so that her kid could be set.

    I wouldn’t have a problem with this character, if these general stereotypes weren’t reinforced in nearly every mainstream show/movie. It has to be special when you show an unbiased, semi-accurate portrayal of Latino culture. (Like in Crazy/Beautiful, how the WASP-y ignorant Kirsten Dunst happened to have the hots for a tragically impoverished Mexican boy from the wrong side of the tracks who lived with his many siblings and working, single mother……. Oh, wait.) It can never just be, for any person of color. There always has to be some hidden (read: racist) agenda behind it.

    How do you sound right now, Hollywood? HOW DO YOU SOUND RIGHT NOW, HOLLYWOOD?

    Why is it that great, or otherwise famous, actors in Latin America are reduced to this? Why is it that actors such as Gael Garcia Bernal have to go to Europe to be given a role in an English film that doesn’t involve low-riders or mowing someone’s lawn?

    In case you haven’t noticed… aquí estamos y no nos vamos. We’re in your schools, we’re in your neighborhoods, and we’re not putting up with your mierdería any longer.

    I feel like this is no different than a stereotypical black figure that america made into white household products like uncle ben or aunt jemima or similar to a mami (but sexualized because she is a latina).

    (Source: robinstinsonjrarchive)