Whiteness is when Hollywood can convince itself that a movie about a middle aged white man and his fucking talking teddy bear will sell but not people of color doing things other than being stereotyped sidekicks.
White privilege is chocking up the misogyny in a genre of music generally considered “white” like rock n roll to “boys will be boys” while the misogyny found in genres considered “black” like rap and hip hop is is somehow perceived as indicative of the culture, and changes are always demanded.
Mod note: You know what’s the most misogynistic band I’ve ever heard? Weezer. And I’ve never heard one feminist call them out for their bullshit.
White privilege is not knowing about PoC anything (literature, art, people, countries, dates, movements) and never seeing it on a standardized test. (No test has ever asked me about the Harlem Renaissance, but I damn sure was tested out the ass on that other Renaissance).
When I am the minority, or even in situations where I would be the majority, white people still have more power than I could ever dream of.
I am expected to represent all people of my ethnicity when ever I step outside my house into my white dominated neighborhood in my white dominated society
Even though I was raped by a black man, he had internalized so much racism and self hate that he told me I deserved to be raped because I was a black nigger bitch, and that enlightened black folks like himself and other white men would never want to touch my nasty dark skin
White people will always without fail intrude on my oppression. I can’t even be oppressed in peace, because there will always be one white person trying to equalize the global save trade of black bodies; the oppression appropriation and hatred of indigenous people; the appropriation, oppression and cultural rape of all Asian people, and the continuing oppression of those groups to being bullied in middle school by a black girl
When I express my views about racism, I get called militant, and told to wait my turn by white feminists
When I am around white people I know that my visibility is zero, and that my humanity is worth less than their feelings and opinions about my culture and my life
There is no safe space for me when I am around white people, and I can’t be myself, because there’s no such thing as PoC individuality. If I speak out against something, or express my feelings, all people of my ethnic group will be judged
My chances of a (second) racially charged sexual assault or violent assault are much higher when I am around white people
I’m scared of large groups of white men. I’m scared of white feminists advocating for their own equality and not mine. I’m scared of my white allies who consistently leave me to the wolves.
White people: You have a luxury that you don’t want to think about or acknowledge as a whole. You’re less likely to be assaulted than I am. You’re less likely to be murdered, less likely to have your children murdered for looking suspicious, you don’t get your cultures appropriated, you don’t get turned into a joke, your culture doesn’t get called uncivilized.
You don’t have to advocate for basic fucking human rights, because for the most part, you were born with them. Intersectionality says that while queer white men and women are discriminated against, at least you’re still white.
When white people usually say racism effects them as well, because they get judgmental looks from PoC in other countries, or even in another neighborhood, I always laugh and think, “So you want them to roll out the fucking red carpet for you?”
Seriously, if you think to say it’s “racist” for PoC to treat you any less than a special fucking snowflake, while claiming that’s on par with the actual racism PoC face that put them in danger, then it’s obvious how little you value us. Telling PoC they’re victimizing themselves by calling out racism, that we oppress ourselves when we draw attention to our skin color, does nothing but validate our reasons for excluding you from our conversations and spaces.
We’re not about to apologize for not making you the center of discussion, especially if your opinions attempt to justify any of the above, because you DO NOT know more about oppression than those effected by it.
Live Blacklectic ist eine neue Performance-Reihe,kuratiert von Noah Sow und dem hamburger Label „Jeanne Dark Records“.
Schwerpunkt sind diasporische Kunstbegegnungen, kulturelle Wanderungen, Vibrationshintergründe und genreübergreifende Performances.
Zur Premiere am 30.6.:
Im Jahr 2008 waren sie noch Teil der afrodeutschen Sängerinnengruppe “Sisters”, veröffentlichten das Album “Gender Riots”, tourten gemeinsam im In- und Ausland und rockten schwesterlich den Bundesvision Song Contest. Nun, die Zeiten sind eindeutig vorbei. Denn Noah Sow und Msoke sind keine Sisters mehr… … und das ist gut so!
Msokes beachtliche Lebensgeschichte sowie sein musikalischer Werdegang vereinen sich in fantastischem Soul, conscious Dancehall, mit hörbaren Zitaten von Afro-Soul- und Reggaemusik. NOISEAUX ist die musikalische Performance der Künstlerin, Autorin und Aktivistin Noah Sow, veröffentlicht auf dem Label Jeanne Dark Records. Das einst gitarrenlastige Rock-Kollektiv hat frisch den Wandel zu intensiver elektronischer Performance vollzogen und präsentierte sich damit erstmals 2012 live auf Europatour mit den 24-7 Spyz, bei der Msoke ebenfalls gastierte.
Das Café Timbuktu ist ein Ort, an dem Kulturen aufeinander treffen. Es bietet Freiraum für Ideen, Talente und Botschaften abseits von Kommerz und Mainstream. Hier werden Kunst und Kultur erlebbar gemacht.
I love everything about this... [if you’re planning to cheat on your wife by awkwardly hitting on the model next to you on your flight, make sure she isn’t live-tweeting the entire miserable experience to her 13,000 followers:]
A tip for modern adulterers: if you’re planning to cheat on your wife of 10 years by awkwardly hitting on the model seated next to you on your flight out of Los Angeles, make sure she isn’t live-tweeting the entire miserable experience to her 13,000 followers:
White person:Every year, dozens of bunnies are hit by cars. How come you don't care about those?
Black person:What does that have to do with anything, you fucking clown?
Different white person:Hey, can you not use the word "clown?" It perpetuates negative stereotypes about Makeup Entertainment Specialists.
Black person:We're not talking about that right now, but--
Third white person:If you're so concerned about racism, how come you're comfortable being professionalist against professions you don't find "appropriate?" You're just as bad as the racists you claim to hate.
Black person:Can we get back to the racism I was talking about before?
First white person:Geez, back to the black people again? WHAT ABOUT THE BUNNIES, YOU MONSTER?
and ima need yall to explain to me like im 2 years old
why and how the fuck so many fucking people give white people who have access to absolutely everything, so many cotdamn passes to be fucking ignorant, arrogant, offensive, racist douchefucks, always talmbout “well how are they supposed to know?”, callin em *sheltered* to soften the blow of the reality which is theyre self-centered racist fucks who care for no one but themselves…..
but when it comes to shitting on the POC, who lack access to fucking everything, for not being “proper” enough, you will call em all kinds of ignit and blame them for everything and for not holding white folks hands enough
“An even bigger issue is that if people think social justice is about niceness, it means they have fundamentally misunderstood privilege. Privilege does not mean you live in a world where people are nice to you and never insult you. It means you live in a world in which you, and people like you, are given systematic advantages over other people. Being marginalised does not mean people are always nasty to you, it means you live in a world in which many aspects of the cultural, social and economic systems are stacked against people like you. Some very privileged people have had awful experiences in life, but it does not erase their privilege.”—
It’s actually interesting to note that white people are subconsciously aggressive when white privilege is attacked. They can’t actually tell they’re doing it (or can they?) but you can. I mean it’s a part of my survival instinct to be wary of what white people say and do. It’s a matter of life and death if you can’t pick up subtle cues of aggression. If they’re smiling and saying something that can be deemed aggressive in a calm voice, run for the hills. Run for the motherfucking hills because you’re most likely dealing with a sociopath. But what’s even MORE interesting is white people misinterpreting POC’s body language and what they’re saying. It’s funny that white people think we’re a threat to them when they’re actually the ones dropping aggressive cues left and right and making you feel unsafe as fuck.
The bolded was is my life. Once they start smiling, laughing, and using “terms of endearment” while spouting racist bullshit it is time to get the hell out of dodge. They think that smiling and shit makes what they’re saying or doing somehow “acceptable” and that’s not the case. It just lets me know they’re way to comfortable doing racist ass shit and they really don’t give a fuck about the implications of their actions or words.
I’ve seen a couple of white people do this and it’s chilling every time you witness it. They honestly think that if they smile, you’ll automatically think it’s “ok” and drop the matter. I drop the matter because I’m scared not because I think it’s ok.
Another thing I want to add to all this is the victim mentality. If anyone has every lived with an abuser or went through abuse, they will know that the abuser often paints themselves as a victim. If someone starts crying and making a scene when you point out racism, that is another sign for you to get the fuck away. Because you are now dealing with an emotional manipulator who is trying to make you out to be the bad person, the one who’s actually being “abusive” or in this case “racist” and not in fact the victim. And they actually BELIEVE it too. They are CONVINCED of this. This type of mentality is not only creepy but scary to witness.
^^^^ How many times have wee seen this in just the past week?!
Update From June 23: I tried out the Alesis studio dock in the store last week; connected it to my ipad and speakers via the ipad doc connector. Then i compared the sound to another device that has sound output through the doc connector; the Tascam IU2
for the same price (in my store).
The Alesis sounds blurry. Certainly not usable for a live concert when you want to play something other than one 8 bit 909drumloop at a time. Layered pads, let alone guitars, vocals, stereo effects - nope, you don’t wanna hear that (and partly can’t). Messes up the midths to one single blur and sounds even distorted.
Because that thing was actually the reason I got an ip*d in the first place :-I
But the Tascam sounds great. It’s not as practical as it doesn’t have its own stand, but it has the big plus of the monitor mix knob. I used it at a festival a few days later and the sound was crystal clear - and the easy-to-reach additional volume control came in handy.
Btw, there’s already a Behringer rebuild of the Alesis thing LOL.
beachtliches Programm, nicht nur musikalisch. Aus dem Workshop-Programm:
MÄNNLICHKEITSENTWÜRFE UND (HETERO-)SEXISMUS IM DEUTSCHSPRACHIGEN RAP , RASSISTISCHE HOCHSCHULPOLITIK AN DER UNI GÖTTINGEN, POC-KRITIK AM SLUTWALK-”SLUT” , POLYAMORIE UND NETZWERKE , LESUNG AUS „BEGEGNUNGEN AUF DER TRANS*FLÄCHE“ , INTERSEX – WEITERES STREITEN NOTWENDIG, NACH DER PARTEIISCHEN STELLUNGNAHME DES DEUTSCHEN ETHIKRATES „INTERSEXUALITÄT“ , MÄNNLICHKEIT UND WHITENESS IM EMO/HARDCORE
you know movies like avatar where they travel to another planet and colonise it and terrorise the natives
what if there was a movie where a bunch of explorers landed on another planet
but it was more advance and they instantly got dragged to an immigration office and shouted at in a language they didnt understand and made to fill out a bunch of forms for like 6 hours and had their ship impounded until they jumped through a bunch of legal loops
as someone who is watching avatar right now i’d just like to say that it sounds five times as interesting as this dude having sex with a tree
Look at yourselves and how you’re acting right now. A WoC dares to point out that Rush Limbaugh has been saying racist and sexist shit to WoC for years and y’all lose your shit! You pull out every trick in the book in an attempt to derail the conversation. I’ve heard everything from “it’s not always about race” to “you cunts just hate white people”.
The way y’all are acting right now is why I stripped myself of the “feminist” title. I came into this shit real naive. I was under the impression that we were fighting for all women. You know trans*, cis, straight, gay, bi, asexual, pansexual, PoC, white people, all of us. I learned pretty motherfucking quickly I was wrong. It first started with the cis white feminists complaining about using trans* inclusive language. All you had to do, at the very fucking least, was say people instead of women. You moaned, you complained, and you cried. One of you even said “why can’t we have something for ourselves”.
The second strike came with the harassment and belittling of asexual and demisexual people. You laughed at, mocked, and harassed people for their sexual identity. You even had the nerve to tell them that their identity wasn’t a valid one. I don’t know about everyone else, but I think that’s some fucked up shit.
What really pisses me off beyond all reason is the constant dismissal and harassment of WoC. We aren’t allowed to discuss our experiences with sexism and racism without having some white feminist™ drop in with her two cents on the matter. We get told by you how we should think, act, and feel. Our experiences with racism don’t matter to you. Whenever we talk about the things we go through on a daily basis, we’re told we are overreacting, we’re “being too sensitive”, and that “it’s not always about race”. It’s either that or we get the educated white feminist™ who thinks they can jump in and tell us what really is and isn’t racist.
Intersectionality doesn’t exist with you people. You treat MoC as if they are the most sexist men on the face of the earth when it is white men who control society. White cis men make the most money in this country. White cis men control the media. White cis men control the government. You just want to ignore that though. It’s much easier to blame MoC for everything, isn’t it?
Until you people learn to understand and examine your privilege, I refuse to call myself a feminist. You’re always asking and wondering why PoC, trans* people, and others avoid y’all like the plague, here is your answer. As of right now, feminism only fights for the equality of white middle class cis women. You have a hell of a lot of work to do if you ever want to regain our trust.
ATLANTA - A distraught mother says that all she wants is justice for her teenage son, who was shot and killed by security guards just minutes away from his home in metro Atlanta on Saturday night.
Candy Grimes, who insists her son was unarmed, wants police to arrest and prosecute the men who killed 18-year-old Ervin Jefferson. Officers have said that the killers are two private security guards.
Jefferson’s family and friends claim that all he just trying to protect his family late Saturday night, before he was killed in cold blood.
Jefferson’s mother alleges that he ran outside their home on Pleasant Wood Drive, Dekalb County, Georgia, towards a crowd of people who had driven up in at least two cars, and were threatening his sister.
“We heard gunshots,” Candy Grimes said in an emotionally charged interview with WXIA, theNBC-affiliate in Atlanta, “I seen the dude in the green shirt shoot my son. I seen the guy, he had two hands, and he shot my son.”
Grimes said that, as soon as her son was shot, someone else drove a car into him. “By the time I got down there, the car was on top of my son. He was literally under the car.”
Jefferson suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Jefferson was the father of a baby girl.
Police have confirmed he was gunned down by security guards from the Village at Wesley Chapel Apartments, located just down the road from Jefferson’s home. The shooters told police they left the apartment complex to check out a suspicious car at about 10:30 p.m, when they heard gunshot fire.
If, indeed, police confirm Jefferson was unarmed, then some may say the case has parallels to the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by self-appointed neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman.
There are still many unanswered questions regarding the Jefferson case, and DeKalb County Police Department said the investigation is on-going.
Authorities have released the following statement:
DeKalb Police responded to a Person Shot at the incident location. The responding officers located the victim suffering a gunshot wound to the torso. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The on scene investigation revealed the victim was shot by security guards who were checking out a suspicious vehicle. The investigation is on-going at this time.
“Calling something exotic emphasizes its distance from the reader. We don’t refer to things as exotic if we think of them as ordinary. We call something exotic if it’s so different that we see no way to emulate it or understand how it came to be. We call someone exotic if we aren’t especially interested in viewing them as people — just as objects representing their culture.”—Fantasy author N. K. Jemisin on The Unexotic Exotic (via thebooksmugglers)