Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.
Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.
I am always shocked and astounded to talk to “liberals” and many black folks and hear them jump to defend Obama’s blatantly imperialist agenda across the world. This includes many “anti-racist” activists who just don’t seem to get it.
This is a PSA: You cannot be anti-racist and at the same time advocate for imperialism.
American wars of aggression, military expansion, drone strikes and the torture, dehumanization and massacre of brown and black bodies abroad are directly connected to the white supremacist, patriarchal and capitalistic exploitation of black and brown bodies right here at home. Please don’t be so myopic as this is patently obvious. We cannot pretend like the US military industrial complex slaughtering poor POC across the globe, whose suffering is made nameless and faceless, has no connection to the violence being enacted every day against poor black, brown and immigrant communities within the United States. This is why bell hooks names these interlocking systems of domination in a compound manner:
You cannot challenge white supremacy while upholding patriarchy. You cannot challenge imperialism while advocating for capitalism. All of these systems of domination are inter-connected, and pretending like you can enact domination in one sphere while dismantling another is obtuse to put it kindly. We will never overcome domination without fighting all of these systems in tandem.
But all of this doesn’t seem to matter because to Americans across the political spectrum- “liberals,” conservatives, you name it- the one thing that seems to unite them above all is their advocation for imperialism. And it just goes to show how most of them just don’t seem to get it.
I don’t even think about this shit, I really should
Once again, Caucasian does not mean white, and using it to mean white is actually racist.
There are real Caucasian people who live in the Caucasus region, and they are not white.
THANK YOU. Don’t call me white & don’t equate my people to whiteness.
|—||Hari Kondabolu (via thefemcritique)|
The way that the Stand Your Ground statute is used in jury instructions boils down to this: ALL THAT ANY NON-BLACK SHOOTER NEEDS TO DO IS TO SAY THAT THEY WERE AFRAID FOR THEIR LIFE…because scary Black person. It matters very little if the so-called “reasonable fear” existed in reality, or only in someone’s mind, or not at all
Newsflash: ANY given reason =/= “reasonable fear”
I’ve sat on a jury as a foreman before, and please believe me when I say…during deliberations in the jury room, “reasonable” can easily become, “well, he did give a reason for his fear" if someone strong (or Black) isn’t there to immediately shoot that thought process down
Here is the complete text of the Florida #SYG statute (written by ALEC, btw) which ultimately finds it’s way into Florida’s self defense (aka #SYG) jury instructions
Make no mistake: Dunn didn’t use the words ‘gangster’ and ‘thug’ in his testimony by mistake. You don’t have to look any further than the glaring difference between how Richard Sherman was derided and pilloried as a “thug” vs. when White people like Mayor Rob Ford and Michael Grimm (R-NY) aren’t even arrested after being caught on film using drugs or making credible death threats, let alone not called a thug. Those two words—thug and gangster—and many more have become heavily weaponized and racialized, and they are ‘polite’ stand ins for the n-word. And that coded language didn’t just happen all on it’s own
And let’s be real here, for far too many armed White people, unfamiliar Black bodies are plenty of reason to be fearful…all the way to the point of immediately applying lethal force (please see also: implicit shooter bias, Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc)
Black lives don’t matter. People can use any excuse in the world to kill us. Don’t smile or speak cause they may use that to kill you too.
I detect no lies.
It really angers & disgusts me the way black women’s bodies are demonized and white women’s bodies are a sign of all that’s pure. The amount of hate that Nicki Is getting (especially from black men & women) for this image is astounding. But, like she clearly illustrated, had it been a white woman it would’ve been all good.
I’m here for black women, whether they wanna be covered from head to toe or completely ass nekkid. It’s their choice & they all deserve respect.
Onika will always be superwoman