Yes. And did you know that White women suffrage leaders demonized Black people and other PoC in order to get their right to vote?
"It is not fair that a plantation Negro who can neither read or write should be entrusted with the ballot." -Frances E. Willard, president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
"In Colorado… 6,666 men vote "Yes." Now, I am going to describe the men who voted "Yes." They were native-born men, temperance men, cultivated, broad, generous, just men, men who think. On the other hand, 16,007 voted "No." Now, I am going to describe that class of voters. In the southern part of that State are Mexicans, who speak the Spanish language… . The vast population of Colorado is made up of that class of people. I was sent out to speak in a voting precinct having 200 voters; 150 of those voters were Mexican greasers, 40 of them foreign-born citizens, and just 10 of them were born in this country; and I was supposed to be competent to convert those men to let me have so much right in this Government as they had.” -Susan B. Anthony
Go on and look up your white fem faves. They oppressed other groups in order to get up from their oppression. Stepping on the backs of PoC in order to stand up. And i’m supposed to be sympathetic to your “plight?!” Like dude, you mad at me for the patriarchy that oppressed your people and mine? Get real.
Oh! And did you know that White women were freed from slavery before Black… Oh….. wait…….
And if we’re talking about Blacks and “voting rights” did ya know that it was damn hella hard for Blacks to vote even when they got the right? Ignoring the expensive polling taxes and the rallies of Whites who threatened and attacked Blacks who attempted to vote… did you know that Blacks were disproportionately administered (among poor whites and other poc) impossible literacy tests in order to get this “vote”?
Here is a sample of this simple and easy test. 10 minutes. Get NOTHING wrong. Go go!
Times up. How was it? Easy I bet. Each question made at a total 5th grad level so I’m sure you got them all right. But oops, doesn’t matter. As I am the one correcting your test I decide if you failed or not even if you, somehow, managed to get all of these correct in the 10 minutes provided to you, Negro.
Could also go into how racist laws put up to keep predominately Black people from voting, which were outlawed to protect Black voters, are now being allowed again so they can oppress them once more…could go into all that… but that would be a longer post.
In the meantime
Part of the rhetoric white feminists used to support the 19th amendment was the idea that they’d vote in line with their white husbands thereby consolidating white supremacy. Due to the idea that Black men were barbarians and irrational and were going to ruin the country by being able to vote.
And in reality, Black people in mass couldn’t really vote till the Civil Rights Act and even today voter suppression attacks POC, but specifically African Americans. Whereas white women have never had an issue voting after the 19th amendment. So in actuality they got the vote first. And used their vote to oppress Black women and men.
When I use the term “White people”, this is what I’m doing:
- Addressing you
When I use the term “White people”, this is what I’m not doing:
- Ripping you from your homeland
- Sailing you across an ocean like cargo
- Selling you off as slaves
- Forcing you to follow a bullshit religion
- Feeding you pig slop
- Beating you because I feel like it
- Raping your daughter
- Raping your mother
- Raping your sister
- Mutilating your body when you try to run away
- Passing laws that declare you to be 3/5 of a human being
- Preventing you from voting
- Firebombing your home
- Gathering a mob to lynch you in the streets with legal impunity
- Keeping you in the ghetto
- Chasing you with dogs
- Preventing you from going to certain schools
- Murdering your leaders who speak out against the tyranny of my people
- Encouraging my police officers to target you, and run you through our prisons like clockwork
- Profile you, whether you’re wearing a suit and tie, or baggy jeans and a hoodie
- Shooting you because I was following you and you got scared and attacked me
Because that would be racist.
Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.
After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
Are you for real? Jesus…
If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.
Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.
The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so.”
— (via nativnuance)
Kim Katrin Crosby, Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013
A black male could not offer his hand (to shake hands) with a white male because it implied being socially equal. Obviously, a black male could not offer his hand or any other part of his body to a white woman, because he risked being accused of rape.
Blacks and whites were not supposed to eat together. If they did eat together, whites were to be served first, and some sort of partition was to be placed between them.
Under no circumstance was a black male to offer to light the cigarette of a white female — that gesture implied intimacy.
Blacks were not allowed to show public affection toward one another in public, especially kissing, because it offended whites.
Jim Crow etiquette prescribed that blacks were introduced to whites, never whites to blacks. For example: “Mr. Peters (the white person), this is Charlie (the black person), that I spoke to you about.”
Whites did not use courtesy titles of respect when referring to blacks, for example, Mr., Mrs., Miss., Sir, or Ma’am. Instead, blacks were called by their first names. Blacks had to use courtesy titles when referring to whites, and were not allowed to call them by their first names.
If a black person rode in a car driven by a white person, the black person sat in the back seat, or the back of a truck.
White motorists had the right-of-way at all intersections.
My suburban white friends were so confused that my parents introduced themselves as Mr. and Mrs. and that I always addressed adults that way. They just don’t know. And I don’t know how popular of a trend this was, but some Black folks gave their children honorifics as first names so white people would have no choice but to call them ‘Mister’ or ‘Sir’. Like, I know tangentially of a woman who’s first name is Doctor.
“Blacks were not allowed to show public affection toward one another in public, especially kissing, because it offended whites.”
Can we look at this one right here real close?
POC in intimate relationships showing each other affection *was considered offensive*. I am kinda wondering, given the absence of intra poc relationships in mass media, if it still is considered as such.
PRECISELY WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE. DA FUCK?????????????????
Well looking at this post, yes
That one about public affection is so true because in most media I have seen, the Black people are not with another Black person for love. Peep how Tiana’s husband was not a Black man. It is implicit as fuck.
How many Black Couples do you see in shows? How many PoC interracial Couples? What we do see a whole lot of is interracial couples with a white partner.
Based on this list See Sources below for more info. View pictures fullscreen to see captions
Lemme reblog again and let you know why casting that white woman as the female lead in “Drive” was so fucking wrong and fucked up.
Director literally gave her the part because she looked like someone he would want to protect (read: innocent, delicate, helpless).
These traits were ones he literally did not consider a Latina for. He picked her specifically because he fit that damsel in distress imagine that’s been coded as white (and what’s made women of color “unrapeable”).
We can talk about the whitewashing of The Bling Ring’s real-life story as well…
Move over kale, there’s a new superfood in town and it’s here to end world hunger.
The could-be hero is called breadfruit although it doesn’t really seem like a fruit at all. It’s large with prickly skin and tastes like a baked potato or — you guessed it — bread when prepared.
Breadfruit grows on tall trees in tropical areas like Hawaii, Samoa, and the Caribbean. It’s high in energy from carbohydrates, low in fat, and has more potassium than 10 bananas.
But how will this tropical fruit feed the world?
According to the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), more than 80% of the world’s hungry live in tropical or subtropical regions — the type of environment that is perfect for growing breadfruit trees. These trees are very easy to maintain and can bear an abundance of fruit for decades.
Organizations like Global Breadfruit and NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute are dedicated to promoting the superfood and spreading it to areas of the world that need it most. “Every time we plant one of these trees, we’re reducing the susceptibility to famine and starvation in the country where the tree is going,” said Josh Schneider a horticulturist and partner to Global Breadfruit.
And then in a month you will see it in wholefoods where white people will pay $20 for it and all the people it was supposed to help will instead be making criminal wages so some disgusting dirty hipster can ignore whiteness and condescendlying look down on others for what they can afford to eat.
Imma need folks to reread that bolded a good 10 times until the point sticks
lmao we been known about breadfruit
it’s a staple in a lot of west indian households, we grow it on my parents farm
white people stay late to everything
white people think they discovered food
wtf lmaooo breadfruit is called kos in Sri Lanka and we’ve been eating it forever and a dayyyyyyyy you can eat kos when it’s still green, you can eat it when it’s full-ripe and you can eat it when it’s over-ripe and pungent. you can roast the seeds. you can make curry. you can eat it like yams. literally kos is the greatest thing ever and if i see this in whole foods i’m going to shove one on the head of every white hipster with dreadlocks
…The fact that they’re so earnestly being like “IF WE BRING THIS TO SUB TROPICAL REGIONS WE COULD FEED THE PEOPLE THERE” when the people there have been eating it for years and years and years is just SAD. SMH, fellow white people-stop acting like things only start to exist when we “discover” them. Just. Shut. Up.
P.S. If breadfruit becomes like quinoa and white people wanting it drives the prices up so native people for whom it’s been a staple for years suddenly can’t afford it so Joe Blow at Whole Foods can buy it and brag about how, like, environmentally friendly he is…I will cut someone.
Reblogging this for the commentary.
My dad said in Dominica it is called yampen or something like that. But yeah please don’t Columbus this too!!!!
FOR BOLDED: But yeah please don’t Columbus this too!!!!