dafabdiva asked: Hi! I wonder what do you think of white people that claim that they are feminist and antiracist but still just hang our with other white people???

that’s literally most white ppl in the antiracist scene in richmond

idk part of it is them not realizing why they’re making antiracist spaces inaccessible to people of color, and the other part is i think they’re lowkey still racist.

like being antiracist is a process. you have to reject everything you learned about race. and you have to do it consciously every single moment of every single day. it’s not just a label you wear and act like every time you go to a protest.

my personal opinion is like, watch them as you would a white person who doesn’t wear that label, and make sure you call them out. see how they react to it and if they try to derail then stop fucking with them and let everyone you have sway over know why to stop fucking with them.

Still, one of the things that liberal people of color whisper to other liberal people of color when no one else is listening is that white liberals can be worse than white conservatives. Between the paternalism, the #whitesplaining and the refusal to accept that acknowledging racism and supporting civil rights does not mean that you have done the deeper structural and psychic work of disengaging from white supremacy, sometimes white liberal people who seem like friends turn out to be enemies. Or maybe frenemies.
[…]
Liberal political commitments do not make one’s race politics above reproach, because such arguments traffic in the fallacy that racism only happens if it is intentional.
But good white liberals have a long history of unintentional racism. I think of Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Next year is the 50th anniversary of the famed Moynihan Report that advanced the Tangle of Pathology thesis about the absence of black patriarchs and the dominance of black matriarchs. That report has done untold damage to black communities, but Moynihan, a liberal senator, meant well. The report was supposed to compel the creation of a broader social safety net and the creation of employment opportunities to help black families. But it mostly created a national narrative of black pathology.
Stellar intent doesn’t excuse shoddy execution.

(via beyonce-mitosis)

White Americans always think racism is a feeling, and they reject it or they embrace it. To most [white] Americans, it seems more honorable and nicer to reject it, so they do, but they almost invariably fail to understand that how they feel means very little to black Americans, who understand racism as a way of structuring American culture, American politics, and the American economy.

Jane Smiley, Say it Ain’t So, Huck: Second thoughts on Mark Twain’s “Masterpiece” (Harper’s Magazine, 1996)

This is perfect.

(via tiiigerstyle)

(via rcabbasi)

all-of-a-tremble:

Harlem Peace March, 1967

(via rs620)

wise-barrel-maker:

Based on this list See Sources below for more info. View pictures fullscreen to see captions

30 Days 21 Hunger Games Argo Drive Pay it Forward Lone Ranger Fantastic 4

(via weaseltotheface)

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

(via schalizabeth)

youngblackandvegan:

white people will never understand

that a person of color explaining to them very painful topics that pertain to race

is work

and you should appreciate when they do talk about it

and respect when they don’t want to talk about it

i don’t owe you anything

i don’t owe you an explanation or an education

i don’t have to do anything but stay black and die

(via schalizabeth)

hotchipofficial:

are liberals so inclined to parrot unexamined frameworks such as that which defends Mein Kampf on the faulty (and childish) premise that disrespecting a material object, a book, makes the ideas within it powerful?

"No! not the books!" cried the liberal. "Never mind the people they call to exterminate, think of the books!"