The lie of the “Justice” system is that it’s there to protect white people. This is a fallacy. One that will one day, sooner rather than later, come back to haunt you. The “Justice” system is there, not to protect white people but to protect white people from being punished. (In addition to making massive profits of course) White people, both those who work to be non-racist as well as those who don’t, might take some comfort in knowing that in most cases, they don’t have to worry about the police. Often, they have no reason to think about the system at all. The part so many of you seem to be forgetting is that while some of you will read about the Prison Industrial Complex and others will absorb statistic after statistic that says Black people are unfairly targeted, given higher incarceration rates and longer sentences for the same or lessor crimes, you haven’t thought about what that means for you personally.
While your skin color may work in your favor as far as jail time goes, being a victim of white-on-white crime, is quite the opposite. 96% of all rapes are committed by white men. Yet, 80% of rape inmates are Black. This means most male rapists are walking free. Free to rape again, simply because of the color of their skin. Now, add that to the fact that most crime, is intraracial and not interracial and you have white on white homicide at 86%. White on white homicide is slightly lower than Black on Black homicide but remember, Black people are getting sent to jail these days for breathing. White people are being given less than a slap on the wrist for even vicious crimes.
If you are white, not only should you be angry that criminals with your skin tone aren’t getting punished, you should be terrified that criminals of your skin tone will find you.
“This was a normal kid! He had friends who loved him, he went to school, he smoked pot for chrissakes!”
Yeah okay, Trayvon Martin was nothing but a dirty n*gger who came to school with “a bag smelling like weed that he got suspended for” but this kid smokes pot and it lets you know how “normal” he is.
Yeah okay everyone who says this guy didn’t benefit from white privilege can eat literally every dick on the face of the planet.
wow got damn that fucking bold though; add on to that the fact that white people in general smoke weed/abuse more drugs than Black people/POC, but it’s almost like a sign of his ~ morality ~ that he smokes pot, compared to the villainizing of Trayvon for it.
A Bangladeshi man out for dinner at a Bronx restaurant was viciously beaten hours after the Boston Marathon bombing by thugs who called him “a f—king Arab” before pummeling him to the ground, sources said.
Abdullah Faruque, 30 — a native of the South Asian country who grew up in The Bronx — was at Applebee’s on Exterior Avenue in Melrose at about 11:30 p.m. Monday when he went outside for a smoke.
Three or four Hispanic males he’d noticed drinking at the bar followed him and angrily got in his face, he recalled yesterday.
“One of the guys asked if I was Arab. I just shook my head, said like, ‘Yeah, whatever.’ I didn’t even know that [the] Boston [bombing] happened because I had a busy day,” Faruque said.
He turned to head back inside as one of the men snarled, “Yeah, he’s a f—king Arab,” and the gang pounced, punching him on the head and body, dislocating his left shoulder and leaving him semiconscious.
Those Russian kids were just walking around, not even trying to hide themselves up in Boston. Cuz they’d been in America long enough to know that they could basically do whatever the fuck they wanted to do and no one would even look at them because they represented the STANDARD. THE NORM. The Invisible Majority that fucks up every goddamn thing imaginable and blames it on people with dark skin.
This is some bullshit. A whole town fucked up and 3 people dead cuz nobody EVER suspects that some white boys are up to no good.
and here’s the honest to god’s truth, when are white boys not up to no good?
we say boys will be boys for a reason, don’t we?
and we know when we mean non-white boys, they become something else.
“why cant all the ugly people do something heinous”
OH MY FUCKING GOD.
up until recently, tumblr was all up in arms over the term “caucasian”, saying it was racist that that term was used for white people, since “the people who live in the caucaus are people of color”.
now we’re talking about some actual chechens, and tumblr is all “fuck them, they’re white”.
miss me with that bullshit.
ok but are you really wondering why POC might not want to be associated with these men. like. really. white ppl are already attacking anybody with brown skin and blaming all of us. if mainstream media, fuckin fox news for god’s sake, is pulling the “ok but they aren’t technically white” shit let’s pls not act like this is somehow not coincidental and has nothing to do with defending whiteness vs defending the humanity of people of color
Yeah. Also, Chechens IN THE US read as white (as do I, a person of Russian/Polish/Mongolian descent) with the potentiality of Othering when a point needs to be made about people darker than them. That is the functioning of ‘ethnic’ whiteness in the US, as I wrote here. We are white when we’re good, Other when we’re bad. And when we are Other, we are invariably connected to people darker than us, our Otherness being what links us.
Yes, there is absolutely a lot going on regarding US understanding of Chechen politics and horrible mass media coverage. But the functioning of whiteness in the US and the functioning of whiteness in Russia, for instance, are two very different things (says me, someone with a foot in both worlds).
Before they were the Boston Bombers.. how did other white people ID them.. of course they are not white but.. US racial Myopic construct ID them as white . until they became Boston bombers and now Chechens. we know How the US work.. brown and black folks did not invent those racial construct white folks did.. .. so Of course people in the US will call them white including POC ..
Light skin black folks are not considered black in my country .. but i’m not going to tell light skin black folks in the US they are not black .. it’s the racial construct “imposed” on them one drop of black blood makes you black .. so these men were considered white until they fucked up .. see how long they evaded suspicions.. of being the bombers…
Light skinned privilege exists, why is this such a hard concept. It’s not about whether or not they can technically call themselves Caucasians or what the demographic is in their counry. The point was that White-passing Americans bombed a marathon in Boston and weren’t under suspicion because they were White-passing. Meanwhile, POC are constantly getting shit simply for being POC and being in the area. And now that they’ve found out who actually is responsible, Americans (read racist White people and Fox News) want to play the “oh but they’re not technically White so you can’t blame our race the way we blame yours for every instance of someone dark murdering someone else” bull shit and we’re not having it. Being unironically Caucasian aside, since when did America care about getting someone’s ethnicity correct? When they decided to blame a missing Indian boy whose family has been looking for him for a month? When that guy from Bengladesh was harassed and beaten for being “Arab?” And NOW all of a sudden you want to pull a “well technically they’re not White” shit?
America likes to get into technicalities only when it protects White people.
Schools in a Pennsylvania county were under lockdown after a high school student’s voicemail greeting of the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song was interpreted as a shooting threat.The chaos in Beaver County began on Thursday when a receptionist at a Sewickley eye doctor’s office called Travis Clawson, a 19-year-old Ambridge High School student, to confirm an appointment, according to the Beaver County Times. The receptionist’s call went to voicemail, on which Clawson sings Will Smith’s “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song for his greeting. Instead of hearing the lyric “Shooting some b-ball outside of the school,” the receptionist interpreted it as “Shooting some people outside of the school.”
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Missouri Pastor’s Fiery Speech Against Equal Rights for Homosexuals Has Stunning Twist Ending
Pardon my French, but this Pastor is a badass mothafucka.
The entire speech is further enhanced by the insight provided in this YouTube comment:
Watch till the end. Trust me.
I LOVE THIS PERSON. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
This guy’s from my hometown! :D
This is simply kick-ass but it HAS to be noted: WE STILL LIVE IN A VERY SEGREGATED WORLD. Segregation (aka white people excluding POC in all facets of life in every sense of the word) is still very much a THING (thanks to white supremacy and the “post-racial” myth). STILL LOVE THIS THOUGH.
|—||Dr. David J. Leonard, from the article, An Open Letter to White America, Particularly White Youth (read the full article if you have time!)|
theres a hell of a difference though
BTW, the guy on the left is the person police arrested for the killing of three Brooklyn shopkeepers and the “guy” on the right is the sketch the police originally released.
I saw this last night and I was so angry. Like, really?
So. Uh. Is this just their “Stock Negro Criminal” drawing they pull out for all crimes? BECAUSE HOW THE FUCK DID YOU GET THIS PICTURE FROM ANY DESCRIPTION OF THAT DUDE?
Are you fucking kidding me?
wow holy shit what
I’m not saying that this /wasn’t/ bad, but as a law student I think what this is ACTUALLY showing is witness unreliabability. Witness aren’t trained to remember details, are under stress and duress and adrenaline and a thousand other things that make reliable identification and memory of events nearly impossible.
So…it’s not always the police being racist and awful. Sometimes it’s just a mistake.
no, you don’t get to paint a brush over blatant racism like that.
this is not a mistake.
this is someone who, yes, maybe their memory was shakey - but the fact that all the details they filled in were of a black man - says a helluva lot about them as a person.
the backlash we see regarding the news about gaza is a pure example of how violence against people of color is addressed in our society. photographs of dead bodies are accused of being “fake” or “edited” (when meanwhile the israeli media has done just that including stealing and editing photographs from other devastating events around the world). numbers are questioned, humanity and emotions are discarded altogether.
people of color are once again reduced to lying animals “pretending” to be oppressed and killed.
we see it over and over in cases of violence against POC. the case of sexual harassment with the black woman and white man in the HONY photograph that was completely denounced by everyone as “just one person’s side of the story”. the constant erasure of imperialistic genocide both overseas and on our colonized lands. the constant erasure of the violence and racism of the war on drugs, of mass incarceration, of hate crimes and killings like trayvon martin’s murder. white people are stunned when they hear these things. the white girl who experimentally wore hijab for a day at the mall didn’t believe her hijabi friend enough to take her word for it, she had to know for sure. our oppression exists in a vacuum to them. everything is an isolated incident.
people of color will always have to “prove” that we are even being oppressed in the first place. and no “proof” is ever good enough.
The People’s Choice Awards Poll is actually a perfect, perfect demonstration of the inherent lack of representation of people of color and really just non-beige people in general in the media. Look at this shit. I didn’t even have the willpower to screencap all those white faces.
10 shades of beige
i mean what the fuck
also thin and young—save for meryl streep—but fuck hollywood man
White girl interjecting: their lack of diversity doesn’t change the fact that these are all incredibly talented actresses, and most have openly advocated for equality and understanding. I understand that there is a lack of diversity and realism in Hollywood, but the color of their skin is no more the fault of these women than it is of any black, Hispanic or Asian woman. Stop shitting on them just because they aren’t like you.
Well can you be a white girl ejecting because nobody gives a fuck about your white opinions
Post racial America, y’all!!!
america ain’t racist!
god, the sweet sweet rage of bitter ass white people. fuck each and everyone of these assholes
I hope they all get arrested.
In my perpetual and obsessive hunt for anyone who might somehow, somewhere, not be agreeing completely with everything that I have ever said, I’ve noted some skepticism vis-a-vis assmilation, its presence in the Harry Potter series, and its place in the majestic annals of my little brown childhood as a book about racism with eight fucking people of color present in all of its majestic 4195 pages.
So let me elaborate.
The themes of racism, assimilation, and cultural erasure in Harry Potter are a massive fucking problem, and unlike, say, more than eight PoC, they are present. They are constant. And they are obvious. In book one Hermione proudly states her muggle heritage as the very first thing about her, not even giving out her name before saying at an enorous speed , “Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter…” By book seven the name she gives out is somebody else’s. By book seven, and a long time before that, she doesn’t dare to be herself.
It’s very obvious to anyone who has ever glanced at the spine of one of these books that wizards do not like muggles. Even by the standards of the good and the kind, they are at best a subject of condescending fascination, and at worst a greedy, gullible population of useless man-babies.
Fig. 1: The Grizzly Man of magical assholes.
Even the word itself seems to have the ring of a racial epithet; it’s nearly always use in a derogatory manner, and “blood status” is dictated by being as genetically far from muggles as possible. Magical blood is desirable blood, and anyone without it is worthless no matter how they got that way.
Let’s talk about squibs. Another word one step away from a slur, squibs are just as unwelcome in the wizarding world as muggles are. Their opinions count for nothing, they are a subject of unthinkable shame and ridicule, and are politely encouraged to keep the fuck out of this whole magic thing altogether. While “mudbloods” fill the roll of the tragic mulatto, squibs are expected to assimilate twice as much, and not even with the world they were born into. You either fit into their world or you get the hell out of it.
J.K. Rowling is an intelligent woman. A generous woman. A woman wise to the cruelty and unfairness of the world around her. A woman for whom I have a single, simple question.
Are wizards supposed to be dicks?
It’s a given that muggles aren’t welcome in the wizarding world. Okay. Fine. Putting that obvious hurricane of bullshit, let’s talk about the innumberable mountains of condsecention, exclusion, and balls out, unabashed, right-up-in-your-muddy-little-faces “blood supremecy” decorating my entire goddamn childhood.
Fig. 2: This has nothing to do with white supremecy.
— Arthur’s Weasley’s fascination with muggles, as if they are something to be studied rather than humans to interact with on an equal social level and thus reducing them entirely to the differences between his culture and theirs. This mirrors with painful clarity attitudes of unthinkably stupid white people toward other cultures, their sad tendency to appropiate and wonder at the quaint/mysterious/socially uncceptable traditions of these cultures, and their ridiculous savior complexes
Fig. 3: A powerful argument on the subject of brown people not knowing what computers are.
— refusal, even by the weasleys to adopt, acknowlege, or learn from muggle technology including various medical proceedures like chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants, electricity, guns, computers, television, recording devices such as ipods or cds or casette tapes or 8 tracks or vynil records, airplanes, any beverage besides alcohol, weaker alcohol, or fucking pumpkin juice, forensic science, space shuttles, internal medicine, cars14, plastic, lined paper and fucking pencils.
— also why do they have quills is she saying that wizards invented pens?
Fig. 4: Sorcery
— why do they have toilets?
Fig. 5: Also sorcery
— if wizards did invent pens/toilets then a), why aren’t their toilets magic, b), they are shit at hiding pens and toilets from us, and c), they are also shit at making pens because we are clearly way the fuck ahead of the vis-a-vis pen-related technological advancements
— are there just no wizard artists because how the fuck does anyone draw without a pencil?
— their dickish refusal to share their hugely benificial technology with muggles, including the ablity to reattach amputated limbs and reverse paralysis, the ability to repair and even regrow broken bones, their ability heal gigantic life threatening lacerations that would kill a muggle in minutes, their ability to generate unlimited clean energy out of fuck nowhere, vechicles which run on fucking nothing and so would solve the oil crisis and the two fucking wars we’re in, mental magic which if used voluntarily likely be extremely useful as a psychiatric treatment
— combining the technological efforts of wizards and muggles would likely advance human society as a whole by literally hundreds of years.
— but wizards just won’t fucking do it
— the only reasoning ever given for any of this is “oh nooooo but muggles would be jeeeeealous” and “bluh bluh bluh muggle shit doesn’t work when things are ~magic~” which a) is obviously total bullshit because how the fuck do they work radios or cars or cash registers, it’s not like they could even have like an old timey cash register with no wiring or other electric aspects because they haven’t even figured out how a fucking type writer works, they don’t even have fucking /tellegrams/, b) why is there an entire department of the ministry devoted to the confiscation of misused “muggle artifacts” if none of them fucking work, c) once again if they don’t work then why is it illegal to have them. Even taking that to the most logical conclusion, that they don’t want muggles getting ahold of them, why it okay to have things like magic wizard feather pens, a mail service concisisting entirely of fucking owls (by which logic there are birds carrying all of the packages you ever send anywhere, and while something like a rememberall or a box of acidic slug pus might go unnoticed, people are probably going to wonder what’s up with the fucking broomsticks and christmas presents and anything bigger than a loaf of bread.
And further still down the breadcrumb path of douchery, we have out tragic mulattos themselves. I’m not sure excatly how anyone could possibly be unclear as to how this reflects racism and its effects on its victims; “mudbloods” (otherwise referred to as the scum atop the pure, unsoiled gene pond) are insulted, persecuted, and eventually rounded up and presumably disposed of. 
Fig. 6: This has nothing to do with the holocaust.
Oh sure, you can argure that it’s just because the people who do those things are dicks, except for the part where pretty much everyone does them. There are laws to fuck mudbloods over. There are words to fuck mudbloods over . There are microaggressions and prejudices and the KKK and Wizard. Fucking. Hitler. The themes of tolerence come straight out of Joanne NMN Rowling’s beautiful British mouth, and yet she wasn’t tolerant enough to put more than eight minor character’s worth of brownness in four. Thousand. Pages.
I don’t believe that J.K. Rowling is a racist, but you tell me if that’s not. You tell me if that’s approriative as fuck. You tell me that’s not taking the past atrocities and a present system of opression so ingrained in the public mind that it’s practically invisible. You get up out of your swivel chair, look your keyboard in the eye and tell me that that is not a white woman looking down at a world of murder and persecution and violation and being wiped off the face of the fucking earth which she will never, ever experience or understand, and deciding it would be really great story if it were told by other people who will never experience or understand it. You stare right into your monitor and you tell yourself that tolerance can be taught without the presence of the people you’re supposed to be tolerating. You take a look at us and tell yourself that that’s okay.
Harry Potter taught me a lot of things, but what it didn’t teach me was to stop hating every drop of muddy blood in my body. What it taught me was to hate it more. What it taught me was that every step I took toward that sloppy, dirty half of myself was a step away from being accepted. From being worthwhile. From being loved.
Careful the things you say, Ms. Rowling. Children will listen.
1. Dean Thomas, Cho Chang, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Blaise Zabini, Lee Jordan, Angelina Johnson, and the Patil twins, all of whom play no significant part in the main plot and would make no significant difference if removed from it entirely.
2. SS, Amer. Ed., pg 65:
“‘But what does a Ministry of Magic do?’”
“‘Well, their main job is to keep it from Muggles that there’s still witches an’ wizards up an’ down the country.’”
“‘Why? Blimey, Harry, everyone’d be wantin’ magic solutions to their problems. Nah, we’re best left alone.’”
Wizards want magic solutions = the natural order. Muggles want magic solutions = greedy little shits.
3. CoS, Amer. Ed, pg 40:
“Ron’s school spellbooks were stacked untidily in a corner, next to a pile of comics that all seemed to feature ‘The Adventures of Martin Miggs, the Mad Muggle’.”
4. SS, Amer. Ed., pg 99
“‘Are all your family wizards?’ asked Harry, who found Ron just as interesting as Ron found him.
‘Er — yes, I think so,’ said Ron. ‘I think Mom’s got a second-cousin who’s an accountant, but we never talk about him.’”
5. Another term which is wildly easy to connect to real world racism, as it not only flung at persons of undesireable genetic origins but contains an actual word denoting something brown, filthly, and valueless.
6. Come on that one’s not even an allegory.
7. See also: Every line that Arthur Weasley ever has.
8. See also: Everything that Harry Potter ever does.
9. Ootp, Amer. Ed., pg 507:
“‘Well…well, I don’t now whether you know what — what stitches are?’
‘It sounds as though you’ve been trying to sew your skin back together,” said Mrs. Weasley with a snort of mirthless laughter, ‘but even you, Arthur, wouldn’t be that stupid — ‘
‘I fancy a cup of tea too,’ said Harry, jumping to his feet.
Hermione, Ron, and Ginny almost sprinted to the door with him. As it swung closed behind them, they heard Mrs. Weasley shriek, ‘WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT’S THE GENERAL IDEA?”
10. Unless wizards have a way to either not get or actually fucking CURE CANCER in which case holy fucking god they are unbelieveably shitty people and also as I’ve pointed implies that they view muggles in the same way muggles veiw animals, ie, basically no one anywhere is going to give a dog chemotherapy or a gerbil a heart transplant or administer AZT to a parakeet, and when there are treatments for anything from a gangrenous infection to encephilitus to a broken fucking bone people will like 80% of the time let the thing fucking die over paying for them
11. Which J.Kizzle R-Boss has canonically stated trump a wand 100% of the time and could therefore be used to shoot Voldemort in the fucking face and end every last turd of this shit twenty years ago.
12. No. Apparition does not count. It is NOT useful over long distances, hence portkeys and so on which also must be basically useless in comparison because even if you did have one of those freaky Mary Poppins bags Hermione has in DH (which with Hermione being Hermione is presumably a fairly tricky spell that most people would have a hard time pulling off) and didn’t have to somehow try to get all your luggage to portkey around with you, if this is how people get around and by what we have to go on in GoF does not appear to cost any money, why is it that the Weasleys can never ever afford to go on vacation except when they win 1000 galleons in PoA? Speaking from 22 years of experience in being pretty goddamn poor, the reason my family hasn’t taken a vacation since I was five and someone else paid for it is air fare. They really, really fuck you on air fare. And even with the need for accomidations for their ridiculous litter of offspring, at least two of said litter have being employed outside of the U.K. for the entirety of the series, with Percy being a relentless douche from book 3 onward, leaving between seven and six Weasleys rather than nine. So unless they burned that tent in GoF down afterward, I’m pretty sure they don’t get around by portkey.
13. Which I will never EVER believe would not taste like something you licked out of the bottom of a dumpster.
14. Which are CLEARLY more convenient than wizarding travel as the ministry itself breaks the laws restricting them from exploring the benifits of muggle technology when ever the fuck they feel like it.
15. Someone please make me a “wizard tears” gif.
16. Another ridiculously condescending term. WE’RE RIGHT THE FUCK HERE YOU TOOLS THOSE AREN’T ARTIFACTS THAT’S JUST OUR SHIT.
17. DH, Amer. Ed., pg. 1 -759.
18. It’s mudblood, by the way.
brilliant, post is brilliant.
^^^ This is the main reason I never finished the series.
That arkward moment when racism is still a thing and white people think voting for Obama makes them Malcom X.
Thanks for killing my childhood melissa joan hart.
It’s actually real ;____________;
-shrugs- she’s white, so
Sabrina doesn’t care about women’s rights, pass it on
GOD DAMNIT CLARISSA. EXPLAIN THIS TO ME.
“she’s white, so.”
Someone fucking said this.
All the white people vote for Romney? For real? Way to make a racist statement.
If we said that about a black person, we’d all be dead at the hand of SJ bloggers.
The bolded part though. I can’t deal with people who spin ANYTHING into an ignorant fucking race issue/racist statement. *sighs*