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Chicago, Definitely, and Racism: Mikki Kendall @Karnythia I always forget that people think majority white areas in the US happened organically. Or that the majority white population is an accident 7/2/17, 7:14 PM 187 Retweets 354 Likes 10 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Replying to @Karnythia Quick & dirty history lesson, without restrictive housing covenants & sundown towns & lynching & race barriers to immigration? Well... Mikki Kendall@Karnythia 1h The US as a whole would look a lot like Chicago. POC populations would be higher, the country would be majority POC 40 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Throw in the attempted genocide of Indigenous nations & the stealing of their lands & you start to get an idea of how the US got this way. 2 1 36 Mikki Kendall@Karnythia 1h Now, this is why I get so annoyed at the myth that the US was ever a "white" country. It wasn't. Stolen lands, stolen people on those lands 4 m 47 113 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Thousands of racist attempts to make it a white country later, all that shit did was delav the inevitable Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Thousands of racist attempts to make it a white country later, all that shit did was delay the inevitable Rome wasn't all white either n31 O 82 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h In fact one of the ways that imperialism & colonization ends up playing out is that eventually the "Other" outnumbers the colonizer. 10 34 V 77 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h And hey, if you built your economy on taking resources from the people you marginalized while building a myth of opportunity? We want in 2 28 O 76 Mikki Kendall @Karnythia 1h Sooner or later? This is what marginalized people have to say Welcome to this stage! odinsblog: odinsblog: jazminsthoughts: A short lesson from @karnythia. I feel like even if this wasn’t a majority white country, white supremacy would still definitely function in a way that preserves itself. Bringing this back because redlining isn’t just some old-time practice from the past. Redlining is still going on today. In 2018. Banks are currently turning away qualified black homebuyers from affluent white neighborhoods. Banks are still denying home loans to black people with excellent credit when we try to buy in mostly white neighborhoods. Video: https://youtu.be/AqaCsJXUehQ It’s organized, institutional racism. Banks will give huge home loans to poorly qualified white people to gentrify historically black neighborhoods, but not the other way around.
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Memes, 🤖, and Gate: K! AISLE fbf "It's just a stray cat." Words from the employee of a South Florida golf course inside a very affluent gated community who accidentally ran over Trey's leg with a golf cart and literally ripped it off. 😾😿 I've never told the whole story because it's too long but I'll try and-or break it up over a few posts. None of you have never seen this pic and only know the story from the point of when I trapped them. Since Trey & Trenton's owners @trey_plus_trenton decided to share this pic stitch I did with my pic and one of their recent pics of Trey standing in the same pose, I thought this would be a great time to tell the rest. There were a lot of hands involved in saving him (including a lot of you) and a lot of behind the scenes info never told. We heard about the incident on a summer afternoon and my kids and I jumped into action so fast we forgot to line the traps with newspaper. We didn't know what we would be up against but this BY FAR has been the most impactful, inspiring, and emotional hands on rescue I've personally done to date. The impact it has left on my kids will last the rest of their lives. I'm going to stop this post here and tell the rest piece by piece along with more pics and video. I hope you'll follow along because if not for one brave golf course employee risking his job to report this, despite being told by management to "just let nature take its course", Trey wouldn't be here today. He would've succumb to his injury within a day or so because by the time we found out, 3-4 days had already gone by of Trey hobbling around on 3 legs. I hope by sharing the details of this rescue, it will inspire someone to volunteer and help even if you think something is beyond help. This rescue presented many challenges and obstacles, some even before I was even able to get past golf course security but it was all worth it. Follow your heart! "Saving one animal won't change the world but it WILL change the world for that ONE animal!" 🐾 rescue selfreward everylifematters dosomething nevergiveup

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Memes, Racism, and Brave: White Passenger Accused Black Artist of Not Having First-Class Ticket And Was Swiftly Shut Down 17th soulja4 A white train passenger questioned a Black singer-songwriter over her first-class ticket and she was shut down by not only the star but her daughter as well. Jamelia, a British R&B star and model, explained what happened after she wrapped up a photo shoot and caught a train at London Euston station with her youngest daughter, Tiani. The 36-year-old posted a series of tweets on the matter Thursday, Jan. 12.Jamelia later explained more about the situation on her blog. “I need to say, at this point, this situation is far from unique,” the singer wrote. “Most of my train travel is first class, and I would estimate that at least 60 percent of the time, I experience this exchange with either another passenger or someone working for the train company. It’s irritating, embarrassing, but I, like many affluent, Black women, accept it as an annoying part of the space I occupy in society.” Jamelia went on to explain she and her daughters, Tiani and Teja, recently had a conversation about institutionalized racism and the importance of speaking up about racist treatment. “We decided that, from now on, we’re going to help people out,” Jamelia said. “We are going to be brave and tell them, ‘I don’t like that you did-said that.’ I was and am so proud of the bravery my daughter displayed. Yes, she is being taught to respect her elders, but she is also being taught to effectively communicate her genuine feelings, no matter who it may be.” The singer also addressed criticism over her pulling the race card. “I also received tweets asking why I felt the need to tweet about it, why didn’t I just keep it to myself, I have a chip on my shoulder, I’m attention seeking and [I’m] ‘always playing the race card,'” Jamelia wrote. “If I was to tweet every single racist incident that happened to me as it happened, you would be on the floor. “The problem is that we don’t tell you, we speak about it amongst ourselves and you get to carry on about your day not realizing you’ve ruined ours,” she continued. “I tweeted because I wanted you to read it. I wanted you to be aware of this happening. 17thsoulja

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Best Buy, Life, and Money: Moder <p><strong>White Male Privilege Squandered On Job At Best Buy</strong></p> <p>HAMILTON, OH—Despite being the beneficiary of numerous societal advantages and having faced little to no major adversity throughout his life, local man Travis Benton has spent the last four years squandering his white male privilege on a sales floor job at Best Buy, sources confirmed Tuesday.</p> <p>“You can get by with a regular HDMI cable, but if you’re looking at a length longer than 10 feet, I’d go with a gold-tipped one,” said the man dressed in a bright blue polo shirt and pin-on name tag as he continued to fritter away such innate life advantages as greater access to higher education, leniency from the justice system, and favorable treatment from other white males who lead and make hiring decisions at a disproportionately high number of American companies.</p> <p>“The AudioQuest gold-tip is actually the cable I use in my own home entertainment center and it provides excellent audio and video clarity, plus it comes with a full five-year warranty, unlike the 90-day warranty of a bargain brand. For your money, you’re not going to find a better cable.”</p> <p>At press time, the man born into the world’s most affluent and privileged socioeconomic group was spending his 15-minute break silently consuming a sleeve of doughnuts purchased out of a vending machine. (via <em><a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/white-male-privilege-squandered-on-job-at-best-buy,35835/">The Onion</a></em>)</p>

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Africa, Anaconda, and Apparently: HOW PRIVILEGED ARE YOU? Start at 0 Race White +25 Asian +10 Latino 50 Black -100 Other 100 Sex Orientation Gender +25 Straight +20 Female50 Intersex 75 Bisexual +10 Asexual 0 trans (passable) +10 genderqueer trans 500 (if black and jewish: 25) Status Country Europe op (Norwar, Netherlands, Sweden, ...) United States Religion Jewish Christian Non-religious (based on you or family, in USD) Plutocrat ($1,000,000,000 net) D 00EM-20) (>$1,000,000/y) Affluent (100k-250k/y) Middle (45k-65k) Poor < 30k/y) Homeless or Institutionalized -250 Europe Meh (UK, Germany, ...) Japan / Australia15 China - Urban Buddhist Sikh Muslim 0 Europe - Low (France, Spain, Italy, ...) 0 Disability All that apply Able-bodied +25 Social Autism -20 (freebee) Immobile Disease Deaf Retarded Blind Europe Shit (Greece, Ukraine, Poland...) China - Rural shop -100 Africa Middle east Other - choose closest -400 600 Profession Inv. Banker Engineer Doctor (M.D.) Technology Teacher Police/ Fireman -10 Scientist None Other -200 750 Attractiveness -5 Attractive face Overweight Ugly face Disfigured Size Tall Normal 0 Short +10 0 h1o If you are doing this on a Friday or Saterday night, add -15 Add it up If you can't add-30 ABOVE AVERAGE CHECK IT DAILY VERY DISPRIVILEGED (100) - O NON PRIVILEGED 50 100 PRIVILEGED <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://osuphantom.tumblr.com/post/33750808363/patstewart-atotw-lolz-i-got-a-50-im">osuphantom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://patstewart.tumblr.com/post/33750216698/atotw-lolz-i-got-a-50-im-privileged">patstewart</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://atotw.tumblr.com/post/33685909557/lolz-i-got-a-50-im-privileged-apparently">atotw</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Lolz, I got a 50. I’m privileged, apparently.</p> </blockquote> <p>According to this at -35 I am non-privileged. </p> </blockquote> <p>-40…suck on that social justice bloggers. </p> <p>BUT I have issues:</p> <p>1) Being male isn’t a damn privilege. We face harsher prison sentences, child custody laws strongly against us, a justice system and society that mocks sexual assault on males, etc. (But I included it regardless)</p> <p>2) Bisexual does not increase privilege, what idiot said that? </p> <p>3) I didn’t include attractiveness because I honestly I don’t consider myself attractive so edit my score as you see fit. </p> </blockquote> <p>-70. Whoa! I better call my WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE! </p>
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