sordisma radical

culturally critiquin' in the intersections.

latinosexuality:

I added the Latina part. I know Maria Fernandes struggle. it is my struggle. it’s probably some of yours too. remember this when folks say working poor don’t work hard enough and that’s why we are poor. 

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My uncle is a cop and he is really nice.
A white person with a white uncle that is nice to them (a white person)

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soulbrotherv2:

Sexual Relations Between Elite White Women and Enslaved Men in the Antebellum South: A Socio-Historical Analysis

By Jacqueline M. Allain

Sexual Agency, Power, and Consent

According to one historian, “few scholars… have viewed the relationships of enslaved men and free white women through the lens of sexual abuse in part because of gendered assumptions about sexual power” (Foster, p. 459). This is in keeping with both the standard feminist conceptualization of rape as a tool of patriarchal oppression3 as well as the traditional (un-feminist) notion of women as too weak, emotionally and physically, to commit serious crimes, let alone sexual abuse, and the idea that men cannot be raped (Bourke, 2007, pp. 219, 328). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that women, too, are capable of committing sexual offenses and using sex as a means of domination and control (Bourke, pp. 209-248).

[Continue reading at Student Pulse:  The International Student Journal.]

[image description: photograph of a simulated historical event of a slave market, with a shirtless darkskinned black male in the center, and a large, heavily-clothed white woman wearing a bonnet and dress leaning over the male as she talks to the many white men in attendance off the stage, her index finger poised and her mouth open]

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Even victims who aren’t perfect deserve justice.
Melissa Harris-Perry (via navigatethestream)

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antisocialonsocialnetworks:

The myth that white racists are the minority of white people is a pervasive and deadly myth indeed.

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miseengarde:

white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna 

take my skin colour too

and my dark brown lips

take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty

take the oppression too

take the history of colonization that has devastated my country

and the drones that currently devastate my country

take all the bad stuff too

not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits

take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too

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ironicdavestrider:

Normalize women with penises

Normalize men with vaginas

Normalize intersex people

Normalize singular neutral pronouns

Normalize diversity and crush stereotypes

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The truth is, no one really knows what a society that does not privilege whiteness would look like in the U.S.; we haven’t seen it yet. How might we build such an alternative structure?

Asian-Americans — and all those desirous of a more just society — could fight the sort of one-way racial osmosis that permits only some groups to pass. For me and other biracial Americans, that can involve choosing to identify with our nonwhite halves. More broadly, it involves recognizing that big-picture issues (the criminalization of black bodies by the police and the media that we’ve witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri, the case for reparations, the surveillance of Muslim Americans, the racist roots of felon disenfranchisement and a host of other inequities) are not just problems for social justice advocates to fix. They are everyone’s battles to wage.

Perhaps part of the answer lies in redefining our perimeters. In her book “Boundaries of Obligation,” political scientist Cara Wong argues that self-defined membership in a community — one that is based on a sense of similarity, belonging or fellowship — “can lead to an interest in, and a commitment to, the well-being of all community members … regardless of one’s own interests, values and ideology.” Finding points of solidarity, regardless of what issues one is directly affected by, is crucial to erasing the historic lines that continue to divide our society.

The choice to reject white inclusion in favor of the less defined alternative is a gamble on an uncertain national community to be. But considering the racist origins of today’s social structure — and the possibility of a more just future one — it’s a leap worth taking.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
What does the x in hxstory represent?
sordaradical sordaradical Said:

sampaguitagirl:

Hi anon, thank you for asking this question! I’ve only recently begun to spell “hxstory” with an “x” and “womxn” with an “x.” I used to spell each word with a “y” which signifies, I’m sure you know, how hxstory is often thought and taught in such sexist, patriarchal terms. The “y” was meant to be an inclusive, progressive term that not only sheds light on the prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers womxn have faced, but to also show that womxn are not the extension of men (as hinted by the classic Bible story of Adam and Eve) but their own free and separate entities. The “y” was to promote female empowerment and liberation, but in reality, as I have learned recently, the terms “hystory” and “womyn” are not as inclusive or empowering as some feminists (mostly white liberals) make it out to be.

The usage of the “y” began at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, a celebration of womyn-born-womyn and the contributions they have made to music and art. This is exactly the reason why I no longer wish to spell womxn with a “y.” This specific festival doesn’t allow men or even trans-womxn to be a part of the event. Although I am all for a movement and a space that empowers womxn through music, the fact that they do not let trans-womxn attend shows how a lot of feminist movements have chosen to ignore the many struggles, identities, and intersectionalities of what it means to not only be born as a womxn, but to identify as a womxn. The “y” does not account for marginalized womxn groups or the many other feminist movements that have occurred throughout hxstory, such as third world feminist movements. In short, the “y” is a very white liberal way to look at feminism. It excludes womxn of color, trans-womxn, and other folks who may identity as womxn from the conversation and the movement. 

I first saw the spelling of “hxstory” and “womxn” on a Tumblr post. Although I do not remember the post or the author (Sorry!), she wrote that she preferred to spell “hxstory” and “womxn” with an “x” because not only is it less transphobic and less racist, but because the “x” can represent anything really. Whether you identify as a womxn-born-womxn, trans-womxn, or a womxn of color, the ambiguity of the “x” stands for the many different identities, struggles, and movements womxn have been a part of and have overcome. All-in-all, it’s a more inclusive and more progressive term (at least to me anyway).

Also, I like the fact that the letter “x” is formed by creating two lines intersecting together. You know, like intersectionality.

Haha okay, I’ll stop making bad jokes.

Sorry this response was rather lengthy, but if anyone wants to add anything to this conversation or contribute more info about the spelling of “womyn” or “womxn,” feel free to submit to my ask box. :)

I think white gay people feel cheated because they were born, in principle, in a society in which they were supposed to be safe. The anomaly of their sexuality puts them in danger, unexpectedly. Their reaction seems to me in direct proportion to their sense of feeling cheated of the advantages which accrue to white people in a white society. There’s an element, it has always seemed to me, of bewilderment and complaint. Now that may sound very harsh, but the gay world as such is no more prepared to accept black people than anywhere else in society.
James Baldwin, In a 1984 interview with Richard Goldstein (via whitelbgqtprivilege)

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impactingandimprinting:

a-studyin:

femtogram:

wannajoke:

When Dad Is a Lawyer

Read: Official Uniform of Charleston, SC.

And Clemson, SC

This is charleston

[image description: outdoors photo of several young, college white men wearing button-down shirts and khaki shorts with loafers strolling.]

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All our silences in the face of racist assault are acts of complicity.

cyborg-femme:

"John Lennon Syndrome"

A white guy who preaches peace/love/good gender politics but is an abusive asshole to the people he is close to and does not uphold those values in his personal life.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
these anons are like, "can i be racist in the rain? can i be racist on a train? can i be racist in a box? can i be racist with a fox?"
sordaradical sordaradical Said:

postracialcomments:

0mutsa:

whiteoppression:

famphic:

anthotny:

postracialcomments:

lmfaoooooooooooooo Yes!

Lmao!
How can I be racist if I work with blacks
How can I be racist if one sold me slacks
I’m not racist I’m just like you. I’m best friends with a black or two.

i’m not racist, you see, it’s just a preference
i love eastern culture and its women’s deference
the west lost its way with no room for clemency
If I love Asian women, how’s that white supremacy?

i’m not a racist, i can’t be, you see
my great grandma’s grandma was part cherokee
plus one time i got called “cracker” to my face
don’t we all bleed red? i don’t even see race…

I can’t be a racist, the truth is that
The woman who looks after my children is black
A Mexican cleans my house on weekends,
A Chinese lady gave me a face cleanse
The cab I take to work has an Indian man
And i get my nails done by a girl from Thailand
How can I be racist, can’t you see
I’ve got every color working for me?

whitejpeg :

I’m not racist, the n word is fine

I have left slavery far behind

Rappers say it so why can’t I?

I call my friends nigga all the time

cristinamariamar:

I’m not racist but I don’t understand,
Why do criminals sneak into my land?
Besides, I know that you’re lying, a fact is a fact —
If you say you’re latinx, then why are you black?

@irreduciblemagic

I’m not a racist…
when I see you first

and I cross the street
while clutching my purse
it’s just my feet!

IT GOT BETTER…..This is why I love tumblr

tetraghost:

do NOT let the day of rage info spread. national moment of silence 2014 was organized first as a peaceful vigil, not a protest, not a rally. calling it a day of rage will incite violence. anonymous co-opted existing locations and is blatantly ruining the efforts of black activists to create a peaceful nationwide event

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