Nelson Mandela on the US invasion of Iraq
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
That man you see there, he is a 92 year old veteran from Norway, who was tortured by the nazis during world war II.
The upper picture is the picture of the “BOY London” logo, that’s so popular now days.
Then, on the picture under, is a known symbol that were used under by the nazis in World War II.
Now you can all think of what you’re really wearing.
finally someone made a post about it, everyone’s running around with the Third Reich Eagle on their chests
i thought people knew but didnt care
not that they were greeeaaaat clothes to begin with but wowww
Boy London is shit
British officials burned and dumped documents from colonies in the final years of the empire in a systematic effort to hide their “dirty” secrets, according to files declassified on Friday.
They want us to FORGET what they did to our peoples and lands, they want to keep us ignorant of what crimes they committed against our ancestors.
they did this shit to Kikuyu history in east Africa too.ughhh
-_- britian aint low….we all still know you aint shit
Reasons why I don’t understand why ANYONE could be an Anglophile.
That fucking culture and empire you glorify was the cause of some seriously gross shit.
With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, it’s important that we teach our children truth and awareness. The battle against White supremacy and dominant narratives continues with the next generation, and it’s never too early to open up the discussion.
Because sometimes all “they” need is a white person to charge in and fix everything.
The White Savior Film, the theme of this post could scroll on forever…
aisha is on fire re: lily allen’s racist new video
criticising misogyny in the music industry by throwing black women under the bus is so common I didn’t even flinch at that video.
Bless these tweets
Oh good, somebody said something. Ironic racism is still racism. Also why does twerking negate being smart? I don’t like that lyric.
There Goes the Neighborhood: Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meaning for America by William Julius Wilson and Richard P. Taub
From one of America’s most admired sociologists and urban policy advisers, There Goes the Neighborhood is a long-awaited look at how race, class, and ethnicity influence one of Americans’ most personal choices—where we choose to live. The result of a three-year study of four working- and lower-middle class neighborhoods in Chicago, these riveting first-person narratives and the meticulous research which accompanies them reveal honest yet disturbing realities—ones that remind us why the elusive American dream of integrated neighborhoods remains a priority of race relations in our time.
"Don’t Let Nobody Bother Yo’ Principle" The Sexual Economy of American Slavery by Adrienne Davis (2002)
so as the last line is saying, Black women’s reproduction was arguably the MOST valuable labor performed in the entire economy. now that we are no longer slaves, our reproductive rights have been degraded and abused and the value of our children no longer exists, hence the consistent imprisonment, lynching and now extrajudicial and hate crime killings that have existed as attacks against Black children/people since the end of slavery.
i just wanted to quote this because at one point, capitalism was literally forcibly birthed from stealing indigenous land, people from the continent of Africa and literally come into being through the birth of black women’s “slave children”. like… i’m gonna sit on this more. but wow.
Imagine a wall full of circular holes, that circles can keep walking in and out of with no difficulty.
Now imagine that the triangles manage to get the resources together, after years of not being able to fit through the circle’s holes, to drill a single triangle space into the wall.
Now imagine that the circle — who previously supported the triangle’s efforts because they are well-rounded (har) and value equality — comes along and sees the construction project. But instead of being happy, they get angry.
“Well, I won’t be able to fit through your hole!!!!” the circle cries.
“I helped you get the drill!!!!” the circle shrieks.
“Make it fit me too!!!!” the circle demands.
The triangles, barely holding it together enough to get a triangle hole together, stare at the circle in confusion.
“You have all the holes you need,” the triangles explain. “This is for us. You don’t need to fit through our hole, too.”
“YOU’RE BEING UNEQUAL AND HURTING MY FEELINGS!” the circle wails. “I DON’T SUPPORT YOUR HOLE IF IT DOESN’T FIT ME TOO. GIVE ME MY DRILL BACK.”
“It’s not your drill, it’s our drill. You helped us get it, because you said you cared.”
“I ONLY CARED WHEN I THOUGHT YOU’D MAKE A HOLE EVERYONE COULD FIT THROUGH. YOU’RE PERPETUATING INEQUALITY!!!”
“Why is it up to us, the small group that has never been able to fit through the wall at all, to make a hole everyone can use? Why isn’t it up to you, the people who have been able to cross back and forth at will for years? We just want to see the other side; why are you yelling at us?”
“I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN A CIRCLE, OMG. I’VE HAD TO WORK HARD ALL MY LIFE TOO. YOU’RE JUST BEING BIGOTED AGAINST ME BECAUSE OF SOMETHING I CAN’T CONTROL, JUST LIKE EVERYONE IS AGAINST YOU.”
“You are interfering with our project and asking us to comfort you while we’re trying to make progress. Please leave.”
“I’m going to tell everyone about this,” the circle warns. “Nobody will support you now.”
“Apparently nobody ever did,” the triangles sigh, getting back to work.
even better commentary.
Commentary is all kinds of gospel.
Wow, this is the most astute thing ever.
The majority of people who voted for Obama, were blacks—because he’s black. Not because he’s qualified. Now, that’s racist.
It’s been 5 years and I’m still waiting for the proof of this notion.
because Black people have never voted in large (relatively, cuz we don’t have legal protection to vote) numbers for a democratic candidate ever… /sarcasm
i don’t get why people are so stupid. OP would have more of an argument if Obama was republican and got such a high percentage of the black vote. but since an overwhelming amount of black people are democrats and have been WAY before Obama got on the scene this makes no sense.
that and OP ignores that romney got a higher percentage of the white vote than you’d expect. because normally, white people more evenly split between the two parties (since both of the parties cater towards white needs, unlike what can be said of the republican party in relation to black people). so the fact that he got a significant majority of the white vote suggests that they’re racist and may have voted democrat if the other candidate had been white.
Actually, funny thing, Black voters did not initially support Obama! They supported Hillary Clinton until February of 2008 because of their familiarity with the Clintons and lack of familiarity with Obama. The media portrayed this as Black people not thinking Obama was “Black enough”, but once Black voters supported Obama it was twisted into “Black voters support Obama just because he’s Black!” when neither one makes sense
Republicans have also been using a strategy that alienates Black voters (and other voters of color) and caters to white people and white racial fears…so…
frankly, the argument that black people voted for Obama because he’s black is racist in and of itself. because it assumes that we’re too stupid to choose our best option. which in a 2-party system doesn’t give folks too much leeway.
what were black folks supposed to do? vote for republicans (who for decades have been using different forms of the southern strategy to alienate black ppl and dupe racist white ones) so silly white people like the OP wouldn’t call us racist?
Above bold mine.
This was literally what I think of every time I hear that we voted for Barack just because he was Black. I worked on Barack Obama’s first campaign and it’s true, he was not the “Black favorite” in the beginning.
Buuuuut….what are facts?