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odinsblog:

This woman was a school bus driver. A school bus driver. Someone caught her on tape. If not for that, we’d all be hearing the, “well who can really say what’s in someone’s heart” okie doke, often used by white people to cover for other white people

Or my other favorite soft racism denial trope: “well…she’s not REALLY a racist, she’s just ignorant” Only white people who have never and will never experience racism dare to use that kind of obtuse reasoning. The end result: we’ve successfully managed to avoid correctly labeling and identifying another white person as racist even when they very obviously are. And then, just for good measure, we’re also supposed to engage in even more post racial feel good tropes

This “racists aren’t really racist” bs really pisses me off because there are consequences for constantly pretending that white people aren’t racist unless we catch them on film wearing their KKK robe: such constant denial benefits white people and only white people, and it quietly maintains the status quo —note that this white woman IMMEDIATELY proceeded to 1) deny she is a racist and 2) lie about her life being threatened and being “under attack” by the neighborhood kids, even though she’s the only one heard on tape who threatened to “slit someone’s throat”…but you better believe that her unsupported accusation against black kids is one that far too many school principals, police officers and disproportionately white juries are always—EAGERLY—willing to believe

So follow me here: on the one hand, we’re all supposed to pretend that almost nooo white people are racist anymore (they’re just harmlessly ignorant remember?)

But on the other hand, we have white juries sending black people to prison for decades for selling a dime bag, and you got cops killing us just for standing on street corners. Because of “suspicious activity” or “reasonable fear”

The net result is that black and brown people keep getting discriminated against in jobs & housing, keep getting jailed by white juries and murdered by the police, but nobody’s “really” racist. To recap: it’s rarely about actual racism, but black people keep repeatedly suffering from the same old nameless but completely structural social malady…is that the deal?

You tell me, exactly who does pretending that America is (almost) post-racial really help, and who does it always hurt?

Bottom line: there’s absolutely nothing wrong with calling a racist a racist and you should question the motives of anyone who says otherwise

TheRoot article (with audio) here

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thesoftghetto:

Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Workin’

For the blues lover in you.

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Orange Is The New Blac actress, Uzo Aduba at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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#WhitePeopleEquivalents

Well this looks to be pretty accurate.

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Name : Darlene M

Montreal, QC

Dress: Boutique Olivia 

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Kid n Play on Sesame Street

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The Universe sends us exactly what we are ready for at the exact time we need it in our lives.
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White Supremacy Is

sonofbaldwin:

Always seeking the “good” in white people even when their behavior is evil and always seeking the “evil” in black people even when their behavior is good.

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