I hate that people try to explain “she talks too much” “she’s so angry” “she’s so loud” like it’s a logical thang, and not just anti-black misogyny

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boygeorgemichaelbluth:

So Paula Deen has a new cooking network. Not one show but a whole network. Tell me again about the poor racists having their lives ruined.

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The European invaders, from the first, attempted to claim Indians as their subjects. Where the Indian people resisted, as in the case of the Hau de no sau nee, the Europeans rationalized that resistance to be an incapacity for civilization. The incapacity for civilization rationale became the basis for the phenomenon in the West which is known today as racism.

The Europeans landed on the shores of the Americas and immediately claimed the territories for their sovereigns. They then attempted, especially in the case of France and Spain, to make peasants of the Indians. The English, who had already experimented with the enclosure system and who thus colonized North America with landless peasants which were driven by a desperation rooted in their own history, at first simply drove the Indians off the land by force.

The European legal systems had, and apparently have developed, no machinery to recognize the rights of peoples, other than dictators or sovereigns, to land. When the Europeans came to North America, they attempted to simply make vassals of the Native leaders. When that failed, they resorted to other means. The essential thrust of European powers has been an attempt to convert “… the Indian person from membership in an unassimilable caste to membership in a social class integrated into Euro-American institutions.” (Francis Jennings, “The Invasion of America”, 1976)

Basic Call to Consciousness (via notesonresistance)

i just gotta ask where do black people fit into this American enclosure? the creation of landless peasants in the enclosure by pushing them off the land inspired a more convenient creation of non-members in the enclosure by trafficking people in from outside the land

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A living death is a much a death as it is a living. Nothing in afro-pessimism suggests that there is no black (social) life, only that black life is not social life in the universe formed by the codes of state and civil society, of citizen and subject, of nation and culture, of people and place, of history and heritage, of all the things that colonial society has in common with the colonized, of all that capital has in common with labor – the modern world system. [23] Black life is not lived in the world that the world lives in, but it is lived underground, in outer space. This is agreed. That is to say, what Moten asserts against afro-pessimism is a point already affirmed by afro-pessimism, is, in fact, one of the most polemical dimensions of afro-pessimism as a project: namely, that black life is not social, or rather that black life is lived in social death. Double emphasis, on lived and on death. That’s the whole point of the enterprise at some level. It is all about the implications of this agreed upon point where arguments (should) begin, but they cannot (yet) proceed.

ANTE-ANTI-BLACKNESS: AFTERTHOUGHTS 

Jared Sexton - African American Studies - University of California, Irvine

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And this is what’s funny…every second that fools troll my site, complaining about how I take up all the antiracist space so they can’t be heard, is a moment they aren’t setting up their own website, blog, or writing their own book…but they wanna blame me for why no one knows who they are…it’s not on me sweetheart..plenty of people of color get book deals and speaking gigs each year…if u didn’t its not on me…it’s cuz u havent said anything that anyone finds valuable…deal with that rather than wasting time trolling…Maybe another POC blew up your spot rather than me…ever think of that? No, of course not…cuz that would require critical thought rather than simplistic hater bs and stuff u can put on tumblr…seriously, it’s time for people to be told to step off…feel free to jump off the page trolls….or I can bounce you…and would love to…trust me, u will lose this beef..badly…

Tim Wise - And this is what’s funny…every second that fools…

wow. just saw this on facebook from tim wise.

1. what a dick.

2. any of this sound familiar?

3. boy, nobody likes tumblr very much, do they? lololol, Hugo was all, omg, tumblr is hateful and mean! *F*eminists are all, omg, tumblr just reblogs mean stuff! and now tim wise is all, omg tumblr is hateful!

4. hahahahahahaha!!!!!

5. srsly, tho. tim wise is a dick. and i have a better analysis of white supremacist heteropatriarchy than he does. and kiss my ass, you LOST this beef, sweetheart Wise, years ago. (cuz this is all about competition, right? who has the bigger academic dick to swing? i win, sit down tim wise.) but on a real level, this is what happens when you go “off brand,” either because you choose to or you are forced to. You get real real quick. honestly, i feel more hopeful about tim wise reading this than i EVER have reading any of his bombastic dick swinging. he’s being REAL here, not a brand. and I hope he listens to people he respects who are trying to sit him down.

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Does he even know how racism works

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I have to imagine that this is why people have to be skeptical of “allies” - at any moment the mask could slip and reveal a festering rot underneath.

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wow. without a sheaf of edited notes or an edited manuscript that’s gone to press, tim wise sounds like an 18 year old. a petulant, elitist, sneering, dork. i mean…”i can bounce you”?! where is he getting this stuff? nickelodeon?

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"Guise don’t attack me, why don’t you just write a book like me, set up a website and get speaking engagements like I did? White people will surely listen to what you have to say."
-said the white privileged man who got where he is today by using his privilege to repeat stuff PoC have been saying for years, but nobody heard them precisely because they’re not white.

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This cracka is one of many examples why the words “white ally” is a fuckin joke…

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No this cracker did NOT. Lol you stole most of your shit from James Baldwin my G. Lower case g. Right on down to the way you signify and use black rhetoric to one make yourself seem down and two lift yourself from legitimate criticism because you’re seemingly one of us. Bitch please. I had the chance to go to see you speak but you know who I went to instead? Robin DG Kelly or Nikki Giovanni or Mike dyson. FUCK You!


You make thousands off of making white people feel comfortable with what black people have been saying for centuries. Ol cracker ass.


Eduardo Bonilla Silva has a better analysis of errthang you say brothren. Broham let’s not even pretend you’ve said anything new or challenging. Fuck you.

Ho shit down!!!!

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and he plagerizes from black tumblr

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[image reads] My intent is to examine and account for a series of repetitions of master narratives of violence and forced submission that are read and reinscribed as consent and affection: intimacies that involve shame and trauma and their transgenerational transmission. By doing so I seek to “provide [a] context for values and beliefs” (J. Rose 2007, 8) remembered, forgotten, disavowed, internalized, and imposed that articulate a black (and blackened) body struggling with similar aftermaths of traumas of slavery, colonialism, segregation and independence, and freedom - but with different signifiers. Those black and blackened bodies become the bearers (through violence, regulation, transmission, etc.) of the knowledge of certain subjection as well as the placeholders of freedom for those who would claim freedom as their rightful yield. Put another way, the everyday violences that black(ened) bodies are made to bear are markers for an exorbitant freedom to be free of the marks of a subjection in which we are all forced to participate.
processedlives:

From Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post Slavery Subjects by Christina Sharpe 

[image reads] My intent is to examine and account for a series of repetitions of master narratives of violence and forced submission that are read and reinscribed as consent and affection: intimacies that involve shame and trauma and their transgenerational transmission. By doing so I seek to “provide [a] context for values and beliefs” (J. Rose 2007, 8) remembered, forgotten, disavowed, internalized, and imposed that articulate a black (and blackened) body struggling with similar aftermaths of traumas of slavery, colonialism, segregation and independence, and freedom - but with different signifiers. Those black and blackened bodies become the bearers (through violence, regulation, transmission, etc.) of the knowledge of certain subjection as well as the placeholders of freedom for those who would claim freedom as their rightful yield. Put another way, the everyday violences that black(ened) bodies are made to bear are markers for an exorbitant freedom to be free of the marks of a subjection in which we are all forced to participate.

processedlives:

From Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post Slavery Subjects by Christina Sharpe 

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Homelessness is now a crime in cities throughout the U.S.

africanaquarian:

remotely-viewing-khemet:

newshour:

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Eighteen percent of cities now ban sleeping in public, and 42% of cities ban sleeping in vehicles.

Learn more.

So you can’t sleep in your own damn car anymore?

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So, we’re thrusting people into a cycle of poverty thru numerous situations and circumstances and now are gonna criminalize it. What a time to be alive.

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Black culture is not awarded the validity enough to be appropriated. It isn’t Black culture, it is popular culture. Black culture belongs to everyone, except Black people.

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African Retentions in Language and Folklore

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Like others, Africans brought with them their culture to the New World.  In the British colonies and the USA, those cultures did not land in a receptive soil so that which was not usable for survival was lost.  But many argue the existence of African survivals, an argument which is less convincing for the USA than the Caribbean and Latin America, places that had a greater tolerance for difference than Protestant (and puritanical) America.

Africans who spoke the same language were often separated from one another to suppress insurrections.  There remain, some believe, verbal and nonverbal African communications in American culture:

1. The nonverbal sounds Americans used to say “yes” (um hum), “no,” and “I don’t know.”

2.  Certain exclamatory sounds which indicate delight or disgust such as “umph, umph, umph!”, smells good “um,” smells bad “um” with different intonations.

3.  Intonations of exclamatory words (the manner and the style of the exclamation rather than the words themselves are African survivals) “lawd!”, “chile.”

4.  Carryovers of specific words from various African languages, including goober nut, gumbo, tote, yam, okay (or OK), jitterbug, jazz, dig, honkie, and so forth.

With their own language patterns, Africans came to this country and learned the English and the French vocabularies, using them often to the dictates of their own language patterns.  This carryover also occurs, it is argued, in American pidgin and Creole:

1.  In several African languages, urgency is expressed by repetition.  In Wolof, the word “now” is leegi, pronounced “legi.”  Consequently, to express “right now” in Wolof, one says leegi, leegi.  In pidgin English this feeling of urgency is expressed by saying “now, now.”

2.  In several African languages no distinction is made between the letter “L” and the letter “R.”  Consequently, “fried” potatoes in pidgin becomes flied potatoes.

3.  Few African languages have a th sound; consequently, “that” and “those” become dat and dose.

There are Africanisms, too, in American folklore.  American classics such as Uncle Remus and the Tar Baby contain stories that some claim are of West African origin and with not very much transformation.  These stories, they point out, have maintained plot, sequences, and events identical to those in West African folklore.

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[image reads] Why Black People Have No Culture Black people have no culture because most of it is out on loan to white people. With no interest.
howtobeterrell:

from Why Black People Tend to Shout: Cold Facts and Wry Views from a Black Man’s World by Ralph Wiley 
where was the lie told?

[image reads] Why Black People Have No Culture Black people have no culture because most of it is out on loan to white people. With no interest.

howtobeterrell:

from Why Black People Tend to ShoutCold Facts and Wry Views from a Black Man’s World by Ralph Wiley 

where was the lie told?

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Excerpts from : The Re-invention of Africa

THE BLACK ONES:

One of the paradoxes of history is that it took Africa’s contact with the Arab world to make the Black people of Africa realize that they were black in description, but not necessarily in status. The term “Sudan,” meaning “the Black ones,” carries no pejorative implications. That is why Africa’s largest country in territory (capital Khartoum) still proudly calls itself “Sudan.”

In a European language one cannot imagine an African country calling itself today “Black Land,” let alone “Negrostan,” as the name of a modern state.

On the other hand, it took European conceptualization and cartography to turn Africa into a continent. To Europeans “black” was not merely descriptive; it was also judgmental. Arabs alerted the people of sub-Saharan Africa that they were black. Europe tried to convince Black people that they were inferior.

ISLAM! UNIVERSITIES! MATH!:

The most famous classical centers of Islamic learning in Africa were three Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the collective scholarly academy in Timbuktu, and the oldest Qarawiyin University in Morocco in Fez. Al-Azhar University and the Qarawiyin mosque and University were older than Timbuktu, but they were also older than any Western university in existence. Today Al-Azhar is more than a thousand years old which makes it older than almost any existing Western center of learning


INVENTING THE WORLD:
If Africa invented man in places like Olduvai Gorge, and the Semites invented God in Jerusalem, Mt. Sinai, and Mecca, Europe invented the world, at the Greenwich Meridian. It was Europeans who named all the great continents of the world, all the great oceans, many of the great rivers and lakes and most of the countries. Europe positioned the world so that we think of Europe as being above Africa rather than below in the cosmos. Europe timed the world so that the Greenwich meridian chimed the universal hour.

Excerpts from : The Re-invention of Africa, Edward Said, V. Y. Mudimbe and Beyond by Ali Mazrui (2005)  Read the full piece here! 

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The year is 3028

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and the first computer animated film featuring a black protagonist, who is visibly black ..and not voiced  by a white person, nor an animal, nor a side kick, nor a villain or comic relief is being screened at Cannes…

also  the first ever film about black people in Medieval England even though they were the first inhabitants..and no it’s not a fantasy film or a comedy..

also at Cannes..Black romance films without the Christian ethos..

this is a wonderful year in cinema. 

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No nation can slave a race of people for hundreds of years, set them free bedraggled and penniless, pit them, without assistance in a hostile environment, against privileged victimizers, and then reasonably expect the gap between the heirs of the groups to narrow. Lines, begun parallel and left alone, can never touch. Randall Robinson (via marloweandthemuse)

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I hate words that white gays seem to love

howtobeterrell:

Cock, stud, hung, stallion

Yea too much racism is underneath them damn words… So I look at y’all sideways when you use them

i feel you

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ikenbot:

mohandasgandhi:

howtobeterrell:

SLAVE WHIPPING AS A BUSINESS.
Whipping was done at these markets, or trader’s yards, all the time. People who lived in the city of Richmond would send their slaves here for punishment. When any one wanted a slave whipped he would send a note to that effect with the servant to the trader. Any petty offense on the part of a slave was sufficient to subject the offender to this brutal treatment. Owners who affected culture and refinement preferred to send a servant to the yard for punishment to inflicting it themselves. It saved them trouble, they said, and possibly a slight wear and tear of feeling. For this service the owner was charged a certain sum for each slave, and the earnings of the traders from this source formed a very large part of the profits of his business.

The yard I was in had a regular whipping post to which they tied the slave, and gave him “nine-and-thirty,” as it was called, meaning thirty-nine lashes as hard as they could lay it on. Men were stripped of their shirts in preparation for the whipping, and women had to take off their dresses from the shoulders to the waist. These whippings were not so severe as when the slaves were stripped entirely of their clothes, as was generally the case on the plantations where slaves were owned by the dozen. I saw many cases of whipping while I was in the yard. Sometimes I was so frightened that I trembled violently, for I had never seen anything like it before. 

As if this wasn’t inhumane and disgusting enough, tobacco states like Virginia passed slave codes, which were meant to prevent rebellion, and those passed in the late 17th through the 18th century were particularly vile. Slaves could be punished for very minor “offenses” and their so-called owners were legally permitted to punish them in any way they deemed appropriate, including what we would unquestionably call murder, and no white owner could be reprimanded in the slightest way. In fact, many slave codes mandated that the slavers (and in some cases, all white people in general who witnessed an offense) punished slaves, even individuals who were “freed,” or they, the slavers, would face fines, potential jail time, and/or forfeit ownership of their own slaves. That’s why these slave-whipping businesses were so unbelievably profitable and powerful. Slavers were encouraged to carry out punishments even if the so-called offenses committed were questionable. Slaves were often whipped without a reason given to protect slavers’ ownership status. Furthermore, public whippings and punishments far worse were meant to intimidate slaves and break them of any hope that they or the future generations to come would ever gain freedom.

It’s eerie how similar that bold part is to current events. In particular the prison industrial complex that gains so much profit our of mainly jailing black and brown people, such a protected form of profit that even the police who are put out to serve as authority are misguided by the policies that create an institutional slavery packed full of people who did petty crimes or questionable in whether or not it was a crime. Overall, we haven’t progressed shit, our technology just got better.