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fuckyourracism:

did-you-kno:

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No. 
The term “gypsy” is actually a non-preferred and derogatory term (slur) for Roma people. The slur assumes that the Romani came from Egypt, which is not true. For those of you who aren’t aware of anti-Roma bigotry, the Roma are an indigenous people whom originated in northern India 1,000 years ago who continue to be pushed from nation to nation and mistreated. They are frequently denied legal status and social services and often suffer from poorer health status than that of the general population and other marginalized groups within the UK and the US. Up to 220,000 - 500,000 Romani were slaughtered in the Holocaust, though a definite estimation can not be determined.
There are many stereotypes about the Roma, but the most predominant is that they are all gazing into a crystal ball, reading palms and tea leaves or divining the future with a deck of Tarot cards and that they’re all sociopathic drifters who steal children and anything else that isn’t tied down.
Please don’t continue to use this slur in ignorance.

fuckyourracism:

did-you-kno:

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No. 

The term “gypsy” is actually a non-preferred and derogatory term (slur) for Roma people. The slur assumes that the Romani came from Egypt, which is not true. For those of you who aren’t aware of anti-Roma bigotry, the Roma are an indigenous people whom originated in northern India 1,000 years ago who continue to be pushed from nation to nation and mistreated. They are frequently denied legal status and social services and often suffer from poorer health status than that of the general population and other marginalized groups within the UK and the US. Up to 220,000 - 500,000 Romani were slaughtered in the Holocaust, though a definite estimation can not be determined.

There are many stereotypes about the Roma, but the most predominant is that they are all gazing into a crystal ball, reading palms and tea leaves or divining the future with a deck of Tarot cards and that they’re all sociopathic drifters who steal children and anything else that isn’t tied down.

Please don’t continue to use this slur in ignorance.

Cruel Waste

Ugh, I forgotten just how racist the Crewel World series by Gennifer Abin . The basic idea for the world of the books is good, but oh dear gods, why didn’t a good editor rip out all the racist tosh that mars it?

The tropes used regarding People of Colour in this book are so cluelessly White it makes me feel queasy and I’m white.

lastrealindians:

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over having school children dress up in redface. 

They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. We need to raise $5,000 more dollars to reach our goal.

If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. 

Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

Thank you.

lastrealindians:

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over having school children dress up in redface.

They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. We need to raise $5,000 more dollars to reach our goal.

If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society.

Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

Thank you.

surfshoggoth:

damncommunists:

ocelhira:

i dont get offended at white people jokes even though im white because: 

  1. i can recognize white people as a whole have systemically oppressed POC in america, which is where i live 
  2. most people when they make white people jokes only mean the shitty white people and i am not a shitty white person 
  3. im not a pissbaby

my white friends that have reblogged this give me life

4. Sometimes I am a shitty white person and the jokes remind me to FUCKIN STOP

It's Time for White Feminists to Stop Talking About Solidarity and Start Acting

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White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”

I will never understand why.

Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.

Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.

Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.

If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.

i finally put some thoughts into words // thedeathcats (via taint3ed)

jessehimself:

Autum Ashante was accepted into the University of Connecticut at age 13.
Stephen R. Stafford II entered Morehouse College at the age 11 with three majors. 
Tony Hansberry II at age 14 developed a time reducing method for hysterectomies at Shands Hospital 
Honor them by sharing this post.

jessehimself:


Autum Ashante was accepted into the University of Connecticut at age 13.


Stephen R. Stafford II entered Morehouse College at the age 11 with three majors. 


Tony Hansberry II at age 14 developed a time reducing method for hysterectomies at Shands Hospital 

Honor them by sharing this post.

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jsmooth995:

Why Does Saying Racist Things Matter More Than Doing Racist Things?

Some thoughts on the Donald Sterling tape.

maggiemunkee:

pardonmewhileipanic:

chubbygoddess:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

be-blackstar:

This is how you handle getting your privileged called out. 

Not “reverse racism!” Not “heterophobe!” and all those other dynamics that don’t exist. Just recognition. Recognition of privilege (and hopefully continuous self-checking) 

^ THIS

That is the correct way BUT it is racism when POC are running around spewing they hate white people,and vise versa.

LOUD SCREECHING WRONG SOUND

Sorry friend, but one white person to another, you are wrong

there is HUGE difference between bias/prejudice/hate, and racism

racism is bias/prejudice/hate + institutionalized power

also, if someone makes a general statement about white people, or the power of whiteness in general, and YOU take PERSONAL offence, instead of listening, learning, and seeing how to improve the spaces you’re in to be more inclusive, then guess what, NOW they ARE talking about YOU.

As white people, we MAY experience hate/bias, but odds are we may never experience it on a direct and individual level, but more “in general” comments made about whiteness as an institution, and we have to know that those comments come from a lifetime of experiencing actual racism, something we will never ever face. 

There are plenty of resources on why things like “reverse racism” isn’t real. I really recommend checking them out and learning more about why a poc saying they hate white people /=/ racism.

#ps i liked this show and I’m sad it didn’t get another season

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