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Breathe Easily, White America
Blue Bloods has a habit of depicting people who speak up against the police as malicious, manipulative, or deceptive—and a lot of those people happen to be minorities.

Despite how often the show touches on thorny political and social problems, it tends to be far more interested in reassurances than revelations. Even though it is largely a show about detectives, Blue Bloods is dedicated not to investigating but to soothing or diminishing the fears around issues like racial bias—either by having Frank step in to magically fix the problem, or by discrediting the people who suggested that there was a problem in the first place. Narratively, these easy outs are yet another convenient loophole of the system, one that allows the brave, upstanding Reagans to have their cake and eat it too: to stand up for their convictions about justice and equality, but never truly face injustice and inequality.

The Reagans of Blue Bloods represent something both tremendously dangerous and mundane about white culture: power that doesn’t understand itself as power, prejudice that doesn’t understand itself as prejudice, and worst of all, white people who don’t understand how much damage they can cause when they refuse to acknowledge either of those things. For everyone who is troubled by stories of dead black men in the headlines but who, deep down, simply wants to turn away, Blue Bloods is the perfect white-privilege lullaby. Despite all the hullaballoo from troublemakers and unfortunate isolated incidents, Blue Bloods reassures, there are no deep, systemic issues of racism that we need to address—just a few bad eggs who will ultimately be checked by a fundamentally fair system.
racism  police  tv  whiteprivilege  whiteSupremacy 
10 weeks ago by campylobacter
Hating, dating, and procreating: online dating and the alt-right
However a central and fundamental issue remains; the users are overwhelmingly male. Stonewall, the founder of WASP Love, told VICE that his service needed to “beef up the female numbers”. Roughly 80% of profiles on WhiteDate are male, and the site has even resorted to establishing section on its website entitled “How to Invite Women to WhiteDate”, complete with its own printable flyer. The site has also ran adverts on Reddit, targeted at women (Reddit has since removed the adverts). White Date seeks to explain such a disproportionate following: “Men are vanguards and it is reflected in the ratio between men and women on WhiteDate”.

The issue is brought into focus by alt-right YouTuber Tara McCarthy. Visible female figures in the alt-right have attempted to carve a niche for themselves by offering pep talks and dating advice to the movement’s lonely adherents. McCarthy took this a step further, setting up her own alt-right dating Facebook group, “Alt Right Singles (Seeking Marriage) w/ Tara McCarthy”, although in the nine months it has been up it has only attracted 89 members, mostly men, and is now inactive. McCarthy was at the centre of the so-called “Tradthot” scandal in the movement in December 2017, where female figure in the alt-right were mercilessly harassed by sections of the movement for not upholding the “traditional”, patriarchal values they profess to hold. McCarthy appears to have taken a less active role in the alt-right since the scandal.
racism  whiteNationalism  whiteSupremacy  maleprivilege  toxicMasculinity 
11 weeks ago by campylobacter
The Alt-Right is Killing People
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) counted over 100 people killed or injured by alleged perpetrators influenced by the so-called "alt-right" — a movement that continues to access the mainstream and reach young recruits.
terrorism  usa  whiteSupremacy  racism  statistics  misogyny  nazis 
february 2018 by campylobacter
Comparing Black People to Monkeys has a Long, Dark Simian History
In the history of European cultures, the comparison of humans to apes and monkeys was disparaging from its very beginning.

When Plato - by quoting Heraclitus - declared apes ugly in relation to humans and men apish in relation to gods, this was cold comfort for the apes. It transcendentally disconnected them from their human co-primates. The Fathers of the Church went one step further: Saint Gregory of Nazianzus and Saint Isidore of Seville compared pagans to monkeys.
racism  whiteprivilege  whiteSupremacy  history 
february 2018 by campylobacter
Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise
It’s time for Twitter to scrap one of its founding principles: the idea that it is an anything-goes paradise, where anyone who signs up for a voice on its platform is immediately and automatically given equal footing with everyone else, and where even the vilest, most hateful and antisocial behavior should be tolerated.

The company is currently remaking its unworkable verification system — the blue check mark it awards to some high-profile accounts, an icon whose precise meaning is unclear, but that confers many privileges. Last week, Twitter removed the icon from several accounts belonging to white supremacists. Now it says it is rethinking the whole system, and looking for ways to better police its network.
twitter  racism  sexism  whiteSupremacy 
january 2018 by campylobacter
5 Ways Black People Can Force Commonsense Gun Control 
1. Get lots of black people to buy guns.

I know it seems antithetical, but if black people started purchasing semi-automatic weapons legally and in large numbers, congressional Republicans would pass a gun-owner safety bill faster than white people’s fucking tempo.

We wouldn’t even have to actually purchase guns—all we’d have to do is get black people to join the National Rifle Association en masse. We could just make all strip clubs free before midnight with an NRA membership card. I already came up with a slogan:

The National Rifle Association: Make dat ass and your guns clap! (OK, I admit it needs work.)
lol  satire  gunControl  guns  whiteSupremacy 
october 2017 by campylobacter
We Snuck into Seattle's Super Secret White Nationalist Convention - News - The Stranger
Much bleaker is Dr. Johnson’s Seattle-suitable, “secret agent” racism plan. Basically, white nationalists meet in secret at conventions like Northwest Forum while paying “lip service to diversity” at their day jobs. They move into positions of power where they can hire other racists and keep non-whites from getting into the company. Two years ago, this method would have seemed like a total joke, but these guys really do mostly work in tech, and they were doing a lot of networking. When talking about the people he has counseled on the “secret agent” method, Dr. Johnson has written that they include “college professors, writers, artists, designers, publishers, creative people working in the film industry, businessmen, and professionals, some of them quite prominent in their fields.” When I told Dr. Johnson I was reluctant to use my super film editing skills (I can’t even work iMovie) for the movement because I was afraid I would be outed in Hollywood he said, “You know, you can always be a secret agent, there's no shame in that.”
nazis  whiteNationalism  whiteSupremacy  journalism  racism 
october 2017 by campylobacter
Here's How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled White Nationalism Into The Mainstream
In an April 6 email, Allum Bokhari mentioned having had access to an account of Yiannopoulos’s with “a password that began with the word Kristall.” Kristallnacht, an infamous 1938 riot against German Jews carried out by the SA — the paramilitary organization that helped Hitler rise to power — is sometimes considered the beginning of the Holocaust. In a June 2016 email to an assistant, Yiannopoulos shared the password to his email, which began “LongKnives1290.” The Night of the Long Knives was the Nazi purge of the leadership of the SA. The purge famously included Ernst Röhm, the SA’s gay leader. 1290 is the year King Edward I expelled the Jews from England.
MiloYiannopoulos  nazis  whiteSupremacy  gamergate  SteveBannon  racism 
october 2017 by campylobacter
Samuel Sinyangwe on Twitter: "Las Vegas shooting isn't deadliest mass shooting in US history. The deadliest mass shootings were acts of white supremacist terrorism. (1/x)"
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1919: Elaine, Arkansas 100-800
1921: Tulsa, OK 50-300
1873: Colfax, LA 62-153
1850: Bloody Island Massacre, CA 60-400
1864: Fort Pillow 277
1890: Wounded Knee Massacre 300
1863: Bear River 493
history  racism  whiteSupremacy  nativeamericans  blacklivesmatter  gunViolence 
october 2017 by campylobacter
The bunnies are not black - Playboy al desnudo
Of the 715 women who posed for Playboy’s US covers for six decades, only 13 are black, including Eugena Washington – a cover model in the December 2015 issue – and Michael Jackson’s sister Latoya, who posed twice.

Black women were absent from the magazine’s cover during its first 16 years, that is, until January of 1970, when model Jean Bell appeared in a cover in the company of four white women. Bell was the only one whose face was not completely visible. In October 1971 the norm was finally broken, when Playboy offered the cover to African American model Darine Stern, who was then 24 years old.

Four years went by before another woman of dark complexion appeared on the cover. This time it was Azizi Johari, 26, who appeared in the January 1975 cover with 11 white women. More than a decade would go by before the next black woman graced the cover of Hugh Hefner’s publication.

When Univision Noticias presented these facts to researcher Sarah Gervais, she explained that the lack of diversity in media, even beyond Playboy, not only affects the way in which white women see black women, but also the way in which black women see themselves.

“The lack of representation of racial and ethnic minorities may contribute to the lack of satisfaction in these populations, which may be associated with efforts by them to try to adjust to the ideal of being white and thin, by straightening their hair and bleaching it blonde, for example,” said the specialist. “One gets the impression of a lack of racial and ethnic diversity on the covers of Playboy. But I am not surprised. We know that in the United States, as well as around the world, the ideals of beauty, represented in the visual media, suggest that the most attractive women are young, very thin with big breasts, have white or light skin and are often blonde. Even when women from ethnic minorities are displayed on some media, their skin tends to be lightened by Photoshop,” Gervais said.

About 80% of the covers featuring black women appeared after 1980. Most models were from the United States and only three were foreigners: Haitian actress Garcelle Beauvair Nilon, British supermodel Naomi Campbell and Denise Matthews-Smith, a Canadian model.

“Playboy develops a male, adolescent, heterosexual and consumer-oriented discourse in order to maintain a strategic distance to the strict sexual morality of the suburban home, and its distinctions of gender, as well as with respect to the feminist defense of women’s expansion into the public space, professional success and a formula directed at adolescent males of all ages. The lower classes and African Americans, with little purchasing power, would be represented as potential criminals; the white middle class adolescent male (of whatever age!) would be able to aspire to become an authentic playboy,” wrote philosopher Paul B. Preciado in Playboy: Pornotopia (Anagrama 2010).

Univision Noticias tried to contact one of Playboy’s representatives in order to ask questions about this and other facts, but their vice president for public relations, Theresa Hennessey, did not answer any messages.
On three occasions, the black models appeared with other models, almost always blondes. Only 11 covers in the entire history of Playboy had a black woman as a main cover girl. That is 1.2% of the magazine’s issues, in a country where 13% of the population is African American.
pornography  racism  whiteSupremacy  photography 
september 2017 by campylobacter
Colonialism and development in Africa
For instance, in southern Africa the immiserising impact of land expropriation and the creation of ‘dual economies’ (Palmer and Parsons 1977) on incomes suggests that Africans experienced a severe deterioration in living standards as the consequence of colonialism. So we might observe formal sector wages going up while the vast majority of the population, cut off from the formal sector, sees its purchasing power deteriorate.
history  capitalism  africa  colonialism  whiteSupremacy 
september 2017 by campylobacter
Donald Trump Is the First White President
It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but can conjure a tailwind for most of them. Land theft and human plunder cleared the grounds for Trump’s forefathers and barred others from it. Once upon the field, these men became soldiers, statesmen, and scholars; held court in Paris; presided at Princeton; advanced into the Wilderness and then into the White House. Their individual triumphs made this exclusive party seem above America’s founding sins, and it was forgotten that the former was in fact bound to the latter, that all their victories had transpired on cleared grounds. No such elegant detachment can be attributed to Donald Trump—a president who, more than any other, has made the awful inheritance explicit...

Replacing Obama is not enough—Trump has made the negation of Obama’s legacy the foundation of his own. And this too is whiteness. “Race is an idea, not a fact,” the historian Nell Irvin Painter has written, and essential to the construct of a “white race” is the idea of not being a nigger. Before Barack Obama, niggers could be manufactured out of Sister Souljahs, Willie Hortons, and Dusky Sallys. But Donald Trump arrived in the wake of something more potent—an entire nigger presidency with nigger health care, nigger climate accords, and nigger justice reform, all of which could be targeted for destruction or redemption, thus reifying the idea of being white. Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a black president. And so it will not suffice to say that Trump is a white man like all the others who rose to become president. He must be called by his rightful honorific—America’s first white president.
whiteSupremacy  racism  patriarchy  usa 
september 2017 by campylobacter
Why the GOP Will Come to Regret Rolling Back DACA
That is, immigration has always been disruptive, from the time of the Germans and Irish in the mid-1800s to the groups I was seeing a century-plus later, or their counterparts today. And periodically this disruption led to political and legal responses that looked bad (and racially driven) in retrospect, from the Chinese Exclusion Act of the 1850s to the nativist restrictions that essentially shut down most immigration for almost a generation after World War I.

Before that war, the U.S. was open to a surge of immigrants from eastern and southern Europe. Greeks, Italians, and Poles; Russians and Serbs; Swedes and Danes; Jews, Turks, and Arabs, plus others arrived, in addition to the ongoing flow of English, Irish, and Germans. All of my wife’s forebears came as children from Bohemia in this turn-of-the-century wave; so did one of my grandmothers, from Germany. “Race-decline” theories gained enormous intellectual and political traction in response, through popular books like The Passing of the Great Race and articles in this very magazine during its nativist phase a century ago. The race-war arguments were an important part of the “national origins” immigration system that prevailed from the 1920s through the early 1960s, with a strong preference for immigrants from Western Europe and tight limits on those from anywhere else.
immigration  racism  whiteSupremacy  GOP 
september 2017 by campylobacter
Waiting for a Perfect Protest?
National polling from the 1960s shows that even during that celebrated “golden age” of nonviolent protest, most Americans were against marches and demonstrations. A 1961 Gallup poll revealed that 57 percent of the public thought that lunch counter sit-ins and other demonstrations would hurt integration efforts. A 1963 poll showed that 60 percent had an unfavorable feeling toward the planned March on Washington, where Dr. King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. A year later, 74 percent said that since black people had made some progress, they should stop their demonstrations; and by 1969, 74 percent said that marching, picketing and demonstrations were hurting the civil rights cause. As for Dr. King personally, the figure who current moderates most readily point to as a model, 50 percent of people polled in 1966 thought that he was hurting the civil rights movement; only 36 percent believed he was helping.
racism  blacklivesmatter  whiteSupremacy 
september 2017 by campylobacter
Patriarchy, Christian Reconstructionsim, and White Supremacy
Christian Patriarchy Movement history
Bill Gothard
Bold Christian Living - Jonathan Lindval
Vision Forum - Douglas Phillips
Civil War theologian Robert Lewis Dabney, Stonewall Jackson's chaplain
"A Defense of Virginia and the South" by Robert Lewis Dabney
"Slavery as it Was" by Douglas Wilson (former leader of The League of the South, a secessionist and White Supremacist organization)
Steve Wilkins
"Robert Lewis Dabney: The Prophet Speaks" hagiography by Douglas Phillips
Christian Reconstructionism
Rousas Rushdoony
reestablishment of Antebellum society
Theonomy
paleo-confederate
christianity  religion  whiteSupremacy  patriarchy  racism  misogyny  history 
september 2017 by campylobacter
A Beka Books’ Salute to Ignorance, Provincialism, and Racism: Meet the History Textbooks « Blog on the Way
Let me say first that the textbooks justify both slavery and imperial colonialism. A consistent subtext of racism runs throughout the books, as they try to assert that white, middle class culture of the 20th century is superior to every other culture. I’ve saved one of the most glaring examples of the provincialism and bigotry of the writers for the end. The books are also a mix of horrible ideas and horrible writing, as these samples will show.
education  racism  whiteSupremacy 
september 2017 by campylobacter
Zoé on Twitter: "Stronger rule of law within a white supremacist statist framework necessarily means and becomes fascism, the very thing we're fighting."
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Some points here are solid, but the conclusion - Nazis are best fought with a stronger rule of law - is very bad.
QT "Should we be punching Nazis?"
I'm sure he's intimating a notion of better legislated justice & equity: this is never how law functions & is applied within white supremacy
What, for example, would a stronger rule of law mean within a Jeff Sessions-run Department of Justice? Within a Trump administration?
It means martial law, crackdowns on rights and liberties, increased militarization & state capacity to enforce said laws.
Stronger rule of law within a white supremacist statist framework necessarily means and becomes fascism, the very thing we're fighting.
"Rule of law" only becomes this in the destruction and reconfiguration of a state without racial capitalism & whiteness in its foundation...
...which means, like, allowing and facilitating whatever kind of cataclysmic structural change necessary to totally transform the system.
As a black person, "rule of law" has never meant anything other than advocating for the structural mechanisms already killing my community.
"Rule of law" means white supremacist necropolitics, the very thing that strengthens & enables the statist right.
TL;DR - Rule of law = foundational to white supremacist state-making, not a sustained solution to neo-Nazis.
whiteSupremacy  fascism  racism  lawenforcement  MilitaryIndustrialComplex  judicialSystem  nazis 
august 2017 by campylobacter
Ad buyers blast Facebook Audience Network for placing ads on Breitbart - Digiday
Kieley Taylor, head of paid social at GroupM, said FAN’s placement of ads on Breitbart “just reinforces that we’ve made the right call in avoiding buying open web inventory via FAN.” Compared to other buying platforms, FAN lacks transparency and attribution reporting, she said. FAN also lacks an impression tracker to show exactly where ads run, said a rep from ad agency CTP Boston.

David Lee, programmatic lead at ad agency The Richards Group, said that given all the hubbub over ads on YouTube appearing against extremist content, continuing to limit reporting while placing ads on a controversial site like Breitbart gives ad buyers the impression that Facebook “didn’t learn anything from the recent brand-safety issues.”
facebook  whiteSupremacy  advertising 
august 2017 by campylobacter
How Redlining Segregated Chicago, and America | Chicago magazine | Politics & City Life August 2017
The authors also find effects between higher grades: “We find a strikingly similar pattern in ‘C’ neighborhoods that bordered ’B' neighborhoods, even though there were virtually no black residents in either neighborhood type prior to the maps,” the authors write. The implication is that, by creating a C grade of relatively high credit risk and low appeal to lenders, that pushed African-Americans into C-grade areas as well (even though the C grade was applied to areas without substantial African-American populations).

Furthermore, the authors find similar gaps in home ownership and credit scores along the same lines, effects that persist into the 21st century.
realEstate  whiteSupremacy  racism  landUse  housing 
august 2017 by campylobacter
What Will Happen to Stone Mountain, America’s Largest Confederate Memorial? | History
“The Birth of a Nation will give us a percentage of next Monday’s matinee. Since seeing this wonderful and beautiful picture of Reconstruction in the South, I feel that it is due to the Ku Klux Klan which saved us from Negro domination and carpet-bag rule, that it be immortalized on Stone Mountain. Why not represent a small group of them in their nightly uniform approaching in the distance?”
history  whiteSupremacy  racism 
august 2017 by campylobacter
Biography - Mary Elizabeth Bowser
When Mary started to work for President Jefferson Davis and his wife she had to change some things. First off, she had to change her name to "Ellen Bond" just so no one would know her actual identity. Then before she actually started to work she had to remind herself that she was going to be a slave again. Mary was used to be treated with proper respect and like the intelectual that she actually was. But when she went to the Confederate White House she had to pretend to be unintelligent, and act like she didn't understand what they were talking about so she could get information on the Confederates and their plans to attack the Union. Ellen Bond (Mary Bowser) was considered "dim-witted, also slightly crazy, but able servant" to the president and his wife.
espionage  history  slavery  usa  whiteSupremacy 
august 2017 by campylobacter
History of Durham’s toppled Confederate statue has ties to Jim Crow South | News & Observer
In comparison to other monuments in the state – such as ones in Raleigh and even Silent Sam, which received significant money from the UDC – Durham’s monument stands out for being small and for being funded with public money.

That small size, and perhaps relative cheapness, was on full display Monday night, as protesters easily ripped it from its granite pedestal in front of the courthouse.

The statue was mass manufactured by the McNeel Marble Co. of Marietta, Georgia, which was known for creating dozens of monuments placed in cities across the South.
history  whiteSupremacy 
august 2017 by campylobacter
Reetae on Twitter: "@arawnsley @MichaelStahlke Okay, this is like my favorite thread ever!!, so I wanted to see what it would look like merged with a Ken Burns-ish voice reading. https://t.co/E2frNNahFH"
Dearest Martha, The field is lost. We cannot overcome the opposition. Pray for me, my reckoning is near.

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT
ASHOKAN FAREWELL
KEN BURNS EFFECT
WAIFU PILLOW
lol  whiteSupremacy  gamergate 
august 2017 by campylobacter
Here’s Evidence Steve Bannon Joined a Facebook Group That Posts Racist Rants and Obama Death Threats – Mother Jones
With Facebook, there is always the chance an account could be a spoof or phony. But the Facebook account attributed to Bannon—the one that joined the Vigilant Patriots group—does appear to be legitimate. The Facebook page for the Breitbart radio show that Bannon once hosted contains a post from Matthew Boyle, a Breitbart editor, that linked to Bannon using this particular Facebook account. The Facebook page for Bannon’s Palin documentary also linked to this Facebook account for Bannon. And a private and official Facebook group for media professionals lists Bannon as a member using this Facebook account. Bannon had to be added to this group by a Facebook staffer. (Facebook would not confirm whether this account belongs to Bannon.)
racism  facebook  politics  whiteSupremacy 
august 2017 by campylobacter
The Myth of the Kindly General Lee
Lee’s cruelty as a slavemaster was not confined to physical punishment. In Reading the Man, the historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor’s portrait of Lee through his writings, Pryor writes that “Lee ruptured the Washington and Custis tradition of respecting slave families,” by hiring them off to other plantations, and that “by 1860 he had broken up every family but one on the estate, some of whom had been together since Mount Vernon days.” The separation of slave families was one of the most unfathomably devastating aspects of slavery, and Pryor wrote that Lee’s slaves regarded him as “the worst man I ever see.”

Lee’s heavy hand on the Arlington plantation, Pryor writes, nearly led to a slave revolt, in part because the enslaved had been expected to be freed upon their previous master’s death, and Lee had engaged in a dubious legal interpretation of his will in order to keep them as his property, one that lasted until a Virginia court forced him to free them.

When two of his slaves escaped and were recaptured, Lee either beat them himself or ordered the overseer to "lay it on well." Wesley Norris, one of the slaves who was whipped, recalled that “not satisfied with simply lacerating our naked flesh, Gen. Lee then ordered the overseer to thoroughly wash our backs with brine, which was done.”

During his invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia enslaved free blacks and brought them back to the South as property. Pryor writes that “evidence links virtually every infantry and cavalry unit in Lee’s army” with the abduction of free black Americans, “with the activity under the supervision of senior officers.”
history  slavery  racism  whitewashing  whiteSupremacy  war  usa 
august 2017 by campylobacter
Stonewall Jackson’s grandsons: “The monuments must go.”
There is also historical evidence that the statues on Monument Avenue were rejected by black Richmonders at the time of their construction. In the 1870s, John Mitchell, a black city councilman, called the monuments a tribute to “blood and treason” and voiced strong opposition to the use of public funds for building them. Speaking about the Lee Memorial, he vowed that there would come a time when African Americans would “be there to take it down.”

Ongoing racial disparities in incarceration, educational attainment, police brutality, hiring practices, access to health care, and, perhaps most starkly, wealth, make it clear that these monuments do not stand somehow outside of history. Racism and white supremacy, which undoubtedly continue today, are neither natural nor inevitable. Rather, they were created in order to justify the unjustifiable, in particular slavery.

# confederate
slavery  racism  whiteSupremacy  history 
august 2017 by campylobacter
The U.S. Capitol has at least three times as many statues of Confederate figures as it does of black people
The Statuary Hall Collection comprises 100 statues, two from each state. It was created by an act of Congress in 1864 to allow each state to commemorate "deceased persons who have been citizens thereof, and illustrious for their historic renown or for distinguished civic or military services." Decisions about which individuals to memorialize are made by state legislatures and governors.

The installation of Confederate leaders in the seat of American political power is neither accident nor oversight. In happened in the early years of the 20th century with the emergence of the so-called Lost Cause myth, which idealized and whitewashed the Confederacy's origins and existence.

That erasure of the South's racist path accompanied the era of Jim Crow segregationist policies enacted in the early 20th century. As monuments to Confederate figures went up in the Capitol and around the nation, segregationist Southern states began writing legislation to undo the policies of the postwar Reconstruction.
racism  history  whiteSupremacy  map 
august 2017 by campylobacter
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Quietly Took Down Confederate Monuments In The Middle Of The Night
Ain't nobody got time for this white supremacist foolishness.

The city of Baltimore did not come to play with ya'll. Last night city contractors removed Confederate statues from their bases, loaded them onto flat bed trucks, and drove them away. They started at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night and by 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, they were gone. The decision to remove the monuments overnight was made by Mayor Catherine Pugh who sought to avoid violent conflicts over their removal the one in Charlottesville. The mayor watched in person as the four statues were taken down. “It’s done,” Pugh told the Baltimore Sun on Wednesday morning. “They needed to come down. My concern is for the safety and security of our people. We moved as quickly as we could.”
whiteSupremacy  racism  history 
august 2017 by campylobacter
No Time To Be Nice: Now Is Not The Moment To Remain Silent | Cognoscenti
Nice people made the best Nazis.

Or so I have been told. My mother was born in Munich in 1934, and spent her childhood in Nazi Germany surrounded by nice people who refused to make waves. When things got ugly, the people my mother lived alongside chose not to focus on “politics,” instead busying themselves with happier things. They were lovely, kind people who turned their heads as their neighbors were dragged away.
whiteSupremacy  history  fascism 
august 2017 by campylobacter
Don't Give HBO's 'Confederate' the Benefit of the Doubt
Skepticism must be the order of the day. So that when Benioff asks “what would the world have looked like … if the South had won,” we should not hesitate to ask what Benioff means by “the South.” He obviously does not mean the minority of white Southern unionists, who did win. And he does not mean those four million enslaved blacks, whom the Civil War ultimately emancipated, yet whose victory was tainted. Comprising 40 percent of the Confederacy’s population, this was the South’s indispensable laboring class, its chief resource, its chief source of wealth, and the sole reason why a Confederacy existed in the first place. But they are not the subject of Benioff’s inquiry, because he is not so much asking about “the South” winning, so much as he is asking about “the white South” winning.
hollywood  racism  whiteSupremacy  tv  history 
august 2017 by campylobacter
HBO's Confederate is just a fantasy — unless you're black
The roots of mass incarceration in the 21st century trace directly to the period immediately after the Civil War and the emancipation of slaves. Between 1865 and 1866, Southern states passed a series of laws known as the “Black Codes” designed to grant local authorities power to arrest black people for virtually any reason at all and force them to provide free labor via convict leasing programs. Some of the most notorious prisons in the South would be built soon after: Parchman in Mississippi, built to house black male prisoners, where Rep. John Lewis would later be held during the Freedom Rides in 1961; and Angola Prison in Louisiana, erected on the site of a former plantation, purchased with profits from a slave-trading firm. Angola remains the largest maximum-security prison in the country and is notorious for its extremely high prisoner death rates.
racism  hollywood  tv  whiteSupremacy 
august 2017 by campylobacter
We Need To Talk About Racism In Education – The Establishment
We teach a lie about Thanksgiving to keep racism going, and we venerate Columbus for “discovering” America, but we don’t talk about how manumission laws were written to prevent people from buying the freedom of their families.

Because we don’t teach real history during the K-12 years when history class is mandatory, by college, many Americans are left with the idea that racism is over because slavery and Jim Crow are over. That’s why there are many Americans with the flawed perception that the U.S. is post-racial, and that electing a Black president is proof we’re beyond our history.

Without understanding how racism works, white students also often have a fundamentally flawed understanding of affirmative action, believing it to mean that their classmates and co-workers of color are actually less qualified because they’ve been “helped” along.
education  racism  preschoolToPrisonPipeline  whiteprivilege  whiteSupremacy 
august 2017 by campylobacter
Zoë Quinn on Surviving Gamergate and the Internet Trolls
Gradually, many of the accounts that had been obsessed with Quinn and ethics in video-game journalism changed their avatars to Pepe the Frog, tweeted about #MAGA, and explored white nationalism.
zoequinn  harassment  abuse  gamergate  gamingculture  politics  whiteSupremacy 
july 2017 by campylobacter
Lies My Alabama History Book Told Me, Part 3: The Great KKK Image Cleanup
The 1941 text describes the organizations and is clear about their methods and how the community perceived their power. From page 126:

The Ku Klux movement included a number of secret organizations of which the Ku Klux was the best known, and of which the Knights of White Camellia were the most numerous. […] In general, the Ku Klux was the organization of north Alabama and Tennessee, and the Knights of the White Camellia was the organization of south Alabama and of Louisiana. In any case, the purpose of all these organizations was much the same. Night riding, intimidation, and whippings were sometimes resorted to, but the very names of the organizations sufficient to improve the behavior of many wrongdoers.

um… if these shadowy groups were running around intimidating and whipping citizens, exactly whose behavior needed "improving?"
KKK  alabama  history  racism  whiteSupremacy  whitewashing 
july 2017 by campylobacter
The Civil Rights Movement Led the Fight for Universal Health Care
In 1965, just a week before also passing the Voting Rights Act, Congress passed the amendment to the Social Security Act that authorized Medicare and Medicaid, with Cobb as the witness to Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing ceremony. The law’s effects on segregation were felt immediately. Since Medicare’s universal coverage of elderly people brought federal funds to about every hospital in America, it also bound them by Title VI’s nondiscrimination clauses, which essentially ended segregation in those hospitals—some of the last public arenas in which Jim Crow legally held sway. Medicare was the final federal legal blow for de jure segregation, and without it, there would still be few legal mechanisms to force hospitals to integrate. It’s hard to overstate how much Medicare and Medicaid themselves did to end formal segregation.

After white supremacy brought Reconstruction to a violent and premature end, medicine evolved along those same dividing lines of white citizens and black outcasts. America’s developing peculiar, private, decentralized, job-pension-based health-care infrastructure was the only fit for a modernizing society that could not abide black citizens sharing in societal benefits, and one where black workers had often been carved out of the gains of labor entirely.
healthcare  humanRights  civilrights  racism  history  whiteSupremacy 
june 2017 by campylobacter
The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black - Features - The Stranger
Dolezal is simply a white woman who cannot help but center herself in all that she does—including her fight for racial justice. And if racial justice doesn't center her, she will redefine race itself in order to make that happen. It is a bit extreme, but it is in no way new for white people to take what they want from other cultures in the name of love and respect, while distorting or discarding the remainder of that culture for their comfort. What else is National Geographic but a long history of this practice. Maybe now that I've seen the unoriginality of it all, even with my sister's name that she has claimed as her own, she will haunt me no more and simply blend into the rest of white supremacy that I battle every day.
racism  whiteSupremacy  whiteprivilege 
april 2017 by campylobacter
Neanderthal DNA may account for nicotine addiction and depression | Science | The Guardian
Matching modern genetic profiles against genes known to have been inherited from Neanderthals has shown links to a wide range of current disorders
genetics  evolution  anthropology  DNA  addiction  whiteSupremacy 
march 2017 by campylobacter
When I Said All Trump Supporters Are White Supremacists, I Meant It
Trump’s Islamophobic rhetoric is racist as fuck: Now, before you barge in letting me know that “Islam isn’t a race,” let me please remind you to sit the fuck down. Islam isn’t a race, but Trump’s Islamophobia sure as hell is racist. If Trump and his followers didn’t think of SCARY BROWN PEOPLE when they thought of Islam, Islamophobia wouldn’t exist. If Islamophobia wasn’t racist in nature, we’d treat all problems within other religious communities not affiliated with scary brown people the same way we treat Islam. If Islamophobia wasn’t racist, we’d be trying to “liberate” Mormon women currently being punished for their own rapes at BYU. If Islamophobia wasn’t racist, we wouldn’t have conservative politicians fighting against raising the statute of limitations on child sex abuse so that Catholic priests could finally face justice for their crimes. If Islamophobia wasn’t racist, we would have declared war on “Christian Fundamentalism” after the Oklahoma City bombing and the multiple deadly Planned Parenthood bomb and gun attacks over the years. If Islamophobia wasn’t racist, Trump would be seeking immigration bans on people from ALL countries that produce terrorists (which is basically every country), not just brown ones. But because Islamophobia IS racist, Trump has been able to stir up White Supremacist hatred and fear of the brown “other” and turn it into votes.
islamophobia  racism  whiteSupremacy 
february 2017 by campylobacter
The Long List of Murders Committed by White Extremists Since the Oklahoma City Bombing
Why Bother With “Coup” Conspiracy Theories? The Muslim Ban’s Racist Goals Are Right in Front of Us.

Timothy McVeigh
Larry Wayne Shoemake
Eric Robert Rudolph
Alan Pilon, Robert Mason & Jason McVean
James Charles Kopp
Benjamin Matthew Williams & James Tyler Williams
Benjamin Nathaniel Smith
Buford Furrow
Richard Baumhammers
Mark Stroman
Steven Bixby
Wade & Christopher Lay
Jim David Adkisson
Keith Luke
Richard Andrew Poplawski
Joshua Cartwright
Shawna Forde, Albert Gaxiola, & Jason Bush
Scott Roeder
James von Brunn
Joseph Andrew Stack
Jerry and Joseph Kane
David Pedersen & Holly Ann Grigsby
Wade Michael Page
Brian Smith & Kyle Joekel
Christopher Lacy
Frazier Glenn Miller
Jerad & Amanda Miller
Eric Frein
Dylann Roof
John Russell Houser
Robert Lewis Dear
terrorism  whiteNationalism  whiteSupremacy  antiSemitism  usa  gunViolence 
february 2017 by campylobacter
When the Government Really Did Fear a Bowling Green Massacre — From a White Supremacist
The year was 2012. The place was Bowling Green, Ohio. A federal raid had uncovered what the authorities feared were the makings of a massacre. There were 18 firearms, among them two AR–15 assault rifles, an AR–10 assault rifle and a Remington Model 700 sniper rifle. There was body armor, too, and the authorities counted some 40,000 rounds of ammunition. An extremist had been arrested, and prosecutors suspected that he had been aiming to carry out a wide assortment of killings.

“This defendant, quite simply, was a well-funded, well-armed and focused one-man army of racial and religious hate,” prosecutors said in a court filing.

The man arrested and charged was Richard Schmidt, a middle-aged owner of a sports-memorabilia business at a mall in town. Prosecutors would later call him a white supremacist. His planned targets, federal authorities said, had been African-Americans and Jews. They’d found a list with the names and addresses of those to be assassinated, including the leaders of NAACP chapters in Michigan and Ohio.
terrorism  whiteSupremacy  nazis 
february 2017 by campylobacter
White males dominate Donald Trump's top cabinet posts - CNNPolitics.com
Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil CEO
Dept of Defense: retired Marine Gen.
Attorney General: Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions
Dept of Treasury: Steve Mnuchin, ex-Goldman Sachs banker

Of Trump's 18 choices to date -- excluding his vice president and senior White House staff -- 14 are white, of which 12 are male. None are Latino. By comparison, 11 of the the corresponding positions in Obama's first Cabinet were white -- with 7 men and 4 women -- along with Latino labor and interior secretaries and 3 African-Americans, 2 of whom were women.
inclusivity  representation  politics  whiteSupremacy  whiteprivilege  maleprivilege 
december 2016 by campylobacter
What Gamergate should have taught us about the 'alt-right' | Technology | The Guardian
The similarities between Gamergate and the far-right online movement, the “alt-right”, are huge, startling and in no way a coincidence. After all, the culture war that began in games now has a senior representative in The White House. As a founder member and former executive chair of Brietbart News, Steve Bannon had a hand in creating media monster Milo Yiannopoulos, who built his fame and Twitter following by supporting and cheerleading Gamergate. This hashtag was the canary in the coalmine, and we ignored it.

Lest we forget, Gamergate was an online movement that effectively began because a man wanted to punish his ex girlfriend. Its most notable achievement was harassing a large number of progressive figures - mostly women – to the point where they felt unsafe or considered leaving the industry. Game developer Zoe Quinn was the original target. Anita Sarkeesian’s videos applying basic feminist theory to video games had already made her a target (because so many people have a difficulty differentiating cultural criticism from censorship) but this hate was powerfully amplified by Gamergate – leading to death threats, rape threats, and the public leaking of personal information. Other notable targets included developer Brianna Wu, actor Felicia Day, and prominent tech-culture writer Leigh Alexander, whose provocative article on the tyranny of “game culture” offered stark warnings that still resonate powerfully: “When you decline to create or to curate a culture in your spaces, you’re responsible for what spawns in the vacuum.”

Many had embraced Gamergate because they felt it wholly matched their ideals, and yet – quite consistently – no one in the movement was willing to be associated with the abuse being carried out in its name. Prominent supporters on Twitter, in subreddits and on forums like 8Chan, developed a range of pernicious rhetorical devices and defences to distance themselves from threats to women and minorities in the industry: the targets were lying or exaggerating, they were too precious; a language of dismissal and belittlement was formed against them. Safe spaces, snowflakes, unicorns, cry bullies. Even when abuse was proven, the usual response was that people on their side were being abused too. These techniques, forged in Gamergate, have become the standard toolset of far-right voices online.

The strangest aspect of Gamergate is that it consistently didn’t make any sense: people chose to align with it, and yet refused responsibility. It was constantly demanded that we debate the issues, but explanations and facts were treated with scorn. Attempts to find common ground saw the specifics of the demands being shifted: we want you to listen to us; we want you to change your ways; we want you to close your publication down. This movement that ostensibly wanted to protect free speech from cry bully SJWs simultaneously did what it could to endanger sites it disagreed with, encouraging advertisers to abandon support for media outlets that published stories critical of the hashtag. The petulance of that movement is disturbingly echoed in Trump’s own Twitter feed.
gamergate  harassment  misogyny  whiteSupremacy  sexism  politics  fascism  disinformation  abuse 
december 2016 by campylobacter
White Supremacist Sites Claim Their Traffic Is Booming. Actually, No. | Mother Jones
Breitbart also appears to be inflating its numbers. According to data collected by comScore, its traffic has increased over the past year from 13 million to 19 million unique viewers. That is still a dramatic rise, but it falls far short of the 37 million unique visitors that Breitbart claims.
statistics  mediajournalism  media  racism  whiteSupremacy 
december 2016 by campylobacter
Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump’s America - The New Yorker
TONI MORRISON

To keep alive the perception of white superiority, these white Americans tuck their heads under cone-shaped hats and American flags and deny themselves the dignity of face-to-face confrontation, training their guns on the unarmed, the innocent, the scared, on subjects who are running away, exposing their unthreatening backs to bullets. Surely, shooting a fleeing man in the back hurts the presumption of white strength? The sad plight of grown white men, crouching beneath their (better) selves, to slaughter the innocent during traffic stops, to push black women’s faces into the dirt, to handcuff black children. Only the frightened would do that. Right?

These sacrifices, made by supposedly tough white men, who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black men and women, suggest the true horror of lost status.
racism  whiteprivilege  whiteSupremacy 
november 2016 by campylobacter
Angus Johnston on Twitter: "White supremacy isn't about what is in somebody's heart. It's about who wields political power."
Kind of astonishing that a person would write a whole article about the term "white supremacy" without knowing what the term means.
twitter  racism  whiteprivilege  whiteSupremacy  history 
november 2016 by campylobacter

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