• white woman: men are awful
  • white man: not all men!
  • white woman: yes but enough men so that i feel endangered, your comment is unnecessary and derails the dialogue of women's issues that i am attempting to engage in
  • person of color: white people are awful
  • white woman: not all white people!
The dominant narrative of the endangered white person barely making it out of the hood alive is, of course, a myth. No one is safer in communities of color than white folks. White privilege provides an invisible force field around them, powered by the historically grounded assurance that the state and media will prosecute any untoward event they may face.
abagond:

conceding2kismet:


“I went to a prestigious small liberal arts college in Maine. And like many other people of color who have gone to prestigious institutions of higher learning, I had a lot of white liberal friends. And I am sick of some of these white liberal friends telling me how guilty they feel all the time. How guilty they are, how their whiteness makes them feel bad.
“You know, I’m not impressed. Because if I had the choice between white guilt and racism, I’d take the white guilt every time! White guilt sounds great! Are you kidding me?
“Imagine this; you’re in a line, you’re about to board an airplane. All of a sudden security shows up. They pull a Sikh man with a beard and a turban off, they search his bags. You’re watching, what do you think to yourself? ‘Oh this is terrible, I feel terrible! This is again racial profiling. That man’s done nothing wrong. How ‘bout they search––they should search me, I’m a white man! I could be the next Timothy McVeigh. They don’t know that! Why don’t they search my bags? ‘Cause I’m white. I feel terrible. I feel so terrible. I mean, I’m still gonna board the plane, but I’m gonna feel bad about it, I’m gonna sit in my chair, I’m gonna feel gross- Oh! I’ll write Rachel Maddow an email, that’s what I’ll do! And I’ll tell Terry Gross, and I’ll read my bell hooks on the plane. Yes, see then, everything will be better. I’ll feel better!’
“…to any white liberals watching, remember this; your white guilt is a part of your white privilege.”
— Hari Kondabolu

Can we just take a minute and love this guy?

Bolded for emphasis.

abagond:

conceding2kismet:

“I went to a prestigious small liberal arts college in Maine. And like many other people of color who have gone to prestigious institutions of higher learning, I had a lot of white liberal friends. And I am sick of some of these white liberal friends telling me how guilty they feel all the time. How guilty they are, how their whiteness makes them feel bad.

“You know, I’m not impressed. Because if I had the choice between white guilt and racism, I’d take the white guilt every time! White guilt sounds great! Are you kidding me?

“Imagine this; you’re in a line, you’re about to board an airplane. All of a sudden security shows up. They pull a Sikh man with a beard and a turban off, they search his bags. You’re watching, what do you think to yourself? ‘Oh this is terrible, I feel terrible! This is again racial profiling. That man’s done nothing wrong. How ‘bout they search––they should search me, I’m a white man! I could be the next Timothy McVeigh. They don’t know that! Why don’t they search my bags? ‘Cause I’m white. I feel terrible. I feel so terrible. I mean, I’m still gonna board the plane, but I’m gonna feel bad about it, I’m gonna sit in my chair, I’m gonna feel gross- Oh! I’ll write Rachel Maddow an email, that’s what I’ll do! And I’ll tell Terry Gross, and I’ll read my bell hooks on the plane. Yes, see then, everything will be better. I’ll feel better!’

“…to any white liberals watching, remember this; your white guilt is a part of your white privilege.

Hari Kondabolu

Can we just take a minute and love this guy?

Bolded for emphasis.

Former U.S. Marshal Matthew Fogg talks about working on a DEA task force that refused to do any drug enforcement in white communities because DEA supervisors thought their operations would be shutdown if they did.

97-pimpflow:

I am trying to get the word out to help bring Ithiopia BoBo Burrell home. Where is Ithiopia?? If anyone has seen or talked to this girl, let me know and call Antioch PD at 925-778-2441 or you local PD!! Her family is worried. Ithiopia, if you can see this, call someone, or 911. Come home. We just wanna know you’re okay!! she is 16 will be turning 17 Nov. 3 last see wearing a brown with sm white stripes tubetop, grey leggings, brown half boots and a big black purse, wears a nose ring she is about 5’8 and weighs about 130 lbs. She left her Aunts house friday morning and yes she is a runaway but no one has talked to her for 2 or 4 days. She left a friends house friday morning 10/19/2012, She left her aunt an inbox on Sunday saying she was coming home but she didn’t show up. A girl told me that she last saw her 2 days ago 10/23/2012 but didn’t know where Ithiopia went. Please pray for Ithiopia’s safe return.

97-pimpflow:

I am trying to get the word out to help bring Ithiopia BoBo Burrell home. Where is Ithiopia?? If anyone has seen or talked to this girl, let me know and call Antioch PD at 925-778-2441 or you local PD!! Her family is worried. Ithiopia, if you can see this, call someone, or 911. Come home. We just wanna know you’re okay!! she is 16 will be turning 17 Nov. 3 last see wearing a brown with sm white stripes tubetop, grey leggings, brown half boots and a big black purse, wears a nose ring she is about 5’8 and weighs about 130 lbs. She left her Aunts house friday morning and yes she is a runaway but no one has talked to her for 2 or 4 days. She left a friends house friday morning 10/19/2012, She left her aunt an inbox on Sunday saying she was coming home but she didn’t show up. A girl told me that she last saw her 2 days ago 10/23/2012 but didn’t know where Ithiopia went. Please pray for Ithiopia’s safe return.

Had a major crush on Susan Moonsie (front and center) when they first came out.

Had a major crush on Susan Moonsie (front and center) when they first came out.

Will Smith freestyles to Doug E Fresh’s beatbox at Gabrielle Unions 40th birthday party in Miami.

Racism is not merely a simplistic hatred. It is, more often, broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others. Black America ever lives under that skeptical eye. Hence the old admonishments to be “twice as good.” Hence the need for a special “talk” administered to black boys about how to be extra careful when relating to the police. And hence Barack Obama’s insisting that there was no racial component to Katrina’s effects; that name-calling among children somehow has the same import as one of the oldest guiding principles of American policy—white supremacy. The election of an African American to our highest political office was alleged to demonstrate a triumph of integration. But when President Obama addressed the tragedy of Trayvon Martin, he demonstrated integration’s great limitation—that acceptance depends not just on being twice as good but on being half as black. And even then, full acceptance is still withheld. The larger effects of this withholding constrict Obama’s presidential potential in areas affected tangentially—or seemingly not at all—by race. Meanwhile, across the country, the community in which Obama is rooted sees this fraudulent equality, and quietly seethes. 

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Fear of a Black President

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