Firstly, thank you for your blog. I was curious about your thoughts on racism between minorities and oppressed groups, however. As a woman in a US Arab community, I am often hearing racial remarks from many of my peers, many of which were hateful to a degree I've never heard, even from white people, about PoC and Asians. Many of them are sexual superstitions which leave these women unfavored by men over white women. Any opinions on the origin, or how racism between minorities should be handled?
Thanks for your question! You know, I’ve spent days mulling over how to answer this, and I feel like there’s a lot that I’m going to miss. To my PoC followers, please feel free to add your thoughts and advice as well!
Intra(inter?)PoC racism is white supremacism that has become embedded in our cultures. We internalize that same shit and shoot that same ignorance at each other. There are a lot of ways to handle it. Personally, I feel like the best way to handle it is to address it. Despite the fact that we’re all PoC, some groups have privilege over others, and it’s important to examine that privilege, and deconstruct it, an be aware of what we say.
If you can, I’d suggest being pro-active. Call people out when you hear them say things that are racist. Just because the person saying it is a PoC doesn’t mean it’s any less hurtful or damaging. If you find yourself being called out for saying something, listen, apologize, and don’t say it again.
People regurgitating those stereotypes need to examine themselves. They’re doing many things:
1. Grouping all women from a culture—possibly many cultures—together.
2. Reducing women to their sexuality
3. Exoticizing women of color
They need to examine the things they’re saying, why they’re saying those things, why they believe those things. They should be called out and challenged, but not much is going to change unless they choose to listen and challenge themselves.
I feel like intra-poc racism is one of those things that has to be tackled from the inside. Building up solidarity between groups, having open honest exchanges, and recognizing the privileges some may have over others is a good way to start.
I work for a Fox News affiliate. I make graphics for the broadcasts: those images you see behind anchors' heads when they introduce stories. I just want to say that I'm consciously trying to change the visual associations in my local area. When asked for graphics depicting generic images of "success" or "retirement" or "wealth" or "beauty" or "fitness" or any other positive news story, I ALWAYS feature POC models front and center in my images. I don't want a cookie, just wanted to say I'm trying
I don’t watch the news, but yeah, good! :) Really, that’s awesome.
All I'm seeing is a bold h in front of one of the other blogs url who reblogged that regblog and look at your blog. I don't know if that's the thing we're supposed to be seeing. And if it is that blows.
As the anon that was spamming your inbox with copypasta, it hurts and offends me that you could think I came from reddit. I hate reddit, reddit is pig disgusting. I hate them worse than liberals, Jews, Negros, Latinos, facebook, gays, EA, Obama, the government, americunt's, communists, hippies, macfags, shopping malls, hot topic, aliens, mutants, heretics, traitors, bronies, homestucks, womyn, futa, le may-mays, 9gag, twerking, fun, Nicki Minaj, socialism, white male cis scum, and you combined.
….Right, so you’re from Reddit.
Feel free to leave. You know, since you hate me so much. Maybe get a hobby. Or, you know, a life.
Or a blow torch to fuck yourself with.
If I was dating you, I would be terrified.
is actually the only correct answer
There is a broad generalization of a lot of different ethnic groups and if any white person said anything about that they would be considered horrible people and racist. All I'm saying is practice what you preach and think about some of the shit you say before you go and say it, because I'm not even white and I'm offended for the side of my family that is.
It’s not necessarily a two way road, though, seeing as one group has institutional power and benefits from the oppression of the other. So.
Feel free to be offended for them. I’m not offended for my white family members, but you gotta do you. But your white family members will be fine, I assure you.
Saying 'white people' is talking about them as a whole. If someone said PoC are 'insert insult' then a lot of us would be offended. Its the same thing.
There is a difference between talking about every single white person on the planet and making a broad generalization about a pattern found in the majority in the group.
light show going on behind your eyes = synesthesia. Welcome to every waking moment for someone who has color/sound synesthesia, and audio/visual synesthesia :p many people can experience color/sound synesthesia (or others) at points in their life though for some its a constant occurrence.
I’ve been reading about that and wow. It’s really interesting! I can’t recall it happening before that night, but then, I generally have my eyes open. I wanna try with different songs and see what happens.
Wait, what’s that, people who deny that people go out of their way to fuck PoC over? Did you see what happened here? A white person pretending to be a PoC and going to white folk’s inboxes and talking all sorts of anti-white bullshit? YOU MEAN THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS? This is why when folks immediately blame PoC for their “sj related hate” they need to fucking think again. Because 9 times out of ten, it’s a white person pretending to be a PoC so that they can fuck us over.
THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS, JIMMY.
ANON WILL BE OFF FOREVER.
EVERYONE, THANK JIMMY FOR BEING AN ASSHOLE. THANK HIM FOR PEOPLE NOT LISTENING TO POC WHEN THEY NEED TO.
Where there two different anons, or just him. Because honestly I want to know.
I hope not, but I do think that we should get paid for every stupid anon message we answer. Can this happen?
do people get five dollars for every stupid anon message they send or something?