All tagged white supremacy
Here we are in 2019 where white "liberal" democrats refuse to impeach a clearly lazy, inept, cruel, abusive, unqualified president or his administration. Where they are STILL telling marginalized and oppressed people to be polite, patient, caring, and civil, and most importantly to remember to vote despite being openly victimized and slaughtered by the people for whom they are expected to vote.
We all co-sign on white supremacy in some form - to survive or to thrive. Do you admit it or lie to yourself?
Whiteness is a hell of a drug and living and loving someone whose culture is predatory and destructive is something I would not advise because of the emotional burden of the relationship. That said, I chose it and here we are…
I don’t know how you didn’t see this coming…unless you chose not to because parsing human rights is a hobby of yours.
Avengers: Endgame left me with a lot of somethings and this is where I talk about many of them. Not all of them cuz damn. SPOILERS EVERYWHERE!!! You’ve been warned.
This is not a movie review. This is a response to the character of Hellboy.
If you asked me years ago why I decided to cosplay Hellboy, I’m not sure how I would have answered….
Photo by Bryan Humphrey
Someone seems to always have to bend, don’t they? I started thinking about who and why I try not to be that person anymore.
American culture loves the idea of forgiveness. Adores it. If I’ve learned one thing about being Black in this culture, it’s that you need to be suspect of anything white amerikkka loves because if white amerikkka loves it, it’s probably exploiting and killing Black people.
If you only rock with me when I’m happy then you are kind of a trash person who finds my humanity inconvenient.
This is going to be complicated. You’ve been warned.
I am not okay and I’m not gonna pretend I am to keep you comfortable…especially while y’all on that bullshit.
I’ve heard some kind of variation of “Why can’t you just trust me and do what I want” from people all my life and it’s bullshit.
Black People Do Not Have White Privilege - Even When They're Famous. Kevin Hart, apparently, forgot.
It has been my proximity to whiteness that has shown me the errors of my perceptions of whiteness. It is a lesson I needed to learn but still struggle with accepting.
White women benefit from white supremacy. Just not the patriarchy and they don’t seem to care.
Election time is constant warfare on Black people and white people don’t change their whites-only agenda, regardless of how it hurts them…
Monsters rule the world and we’re just waiting to die. Tired is my not so new normal and as the illusions of our situation continue to crumble to dust before us, I can’t even fake enthusiasm anymore.
I ain’t your superwoman and it’s time for that narrative to die.
Let’s start with the basics. I am a Black woman married to a white man. We have been together for nine years, during which the national conversation around race changed dramatically in this country. Black people have constant streams of evidence to prove to white people that they’ve been bullshitting themselves about racism all their lives and they don’t like it. Some hate it so much that they are outing themselves as nazis and actively recruiting, while other white people tell themselves they are allies until it’s time to believe and support Black people, at which point they eject from the conversation and immerse themselves with other white al-LIES about being punished despite being good to Black people. I, myself, was guilty of thinking that white people gave a fuck until I started building a life with one. Now I have a different perspective on all that shit.
Where we take a break to break and “fix” ourselves yet again…