The Blog and the Bullet

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Archive for February, 2007

Yo Quiero Taco Bell!!

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 28, 2007

Carmen Van Kerckhove posts a blog on Racialicious about a “Latino party:”

The latest racist campus party comes to us from California’s Santa Clara University, where students decided to um, honor their Latino brothers and sisters by throwing a”South of the Border Party.”

Posted in Commodification, Contemporary Racism, Latina/o Issues, Racism, Stereotypes, White Supremacy | 1 Comment »

Blacks and Subordination

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 28, 2007

As’ad, on Angry Arab News Service, quotes:

“Whites in the ancient world rarely equated blackness with subordination, Dr. Snowden argued, because the black people they encountered were rarely slaves.

Posted in Black Issues, History | Leave a Comment »

Vietnamese Pride

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 27, 2007

On the blog Ethnically Incorrect Daughter sume blogs about being a Vietnamese American adoptee:

You might be Vietnamese American adoptee if…
you feel uncomfortable around other Vietnamese.
you grew up thinking Phúc was a dirty word.
you ate phở before you could properly pronounce it.
you thought you were white before other kids called you “gook”.
dumbshits ever suggested your Vietnamese mom might have been a prostitute.
other Vietnamese looked at you funny when you tried to speak Vietnamese.
neighbors looked accusingly at you when their dogs went missing.

Posted in Asian Issues, Integration | Leave a Comment »

Mixed Race Movement

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 27, 2007

Marco Hewitt blogs about his discovery of a mixed race movement in the United States:

Since I’ve been here in the US, I’ve discovered that there is actually a Mixed Race movement here. Wow! I was so impressed when I first heard about it. We need that shit in Australia. I would love for there to be a forum where mixed race youths can get together and discuss their identities, and bring their unique subjectivities into the realm of grassroots activism.

Posted in Mixed Race Issues | 1 Comment »

Inter-Ethnic Conflict

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 27, 2007

Rage raises interesting points on interracial dialogue in response to an article in Asian Week titled “Why I Hate Black People:”

If we really care to show that we believe in the strength and importance of the African American community, we should be advancing political and social agendas that embrace zero compromise on education reform that really focuses on making sure that the education gap for African American and other children disappears… And on the flip side, why is it that immigration is not a civil or human rights issue for the majority of the African American civil rights community? Why don’t they really touch the issue, really relegating it to the Latino and Asian communities? And why don’t we say how much we owe Latino communities for their fight against national origin and language discrimination in this country?

Posted in Asian Issues, Black Issues, Contemporary Racism, Immigration, People of Color, Racism | 1 Comment »

A Driven Wedge

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 26, 2007

The blog deleteTheBorder posts an article by Alan Jenkins on the media’s focus on African Americans and Latino immigrants and the “competition” between the two groups:

The mainstream media have fixated on potential points of black/immigrant tension, looking for a conflict storyline. And that storyline has been amply fed by conservative anti-immigrant groups intent on driving a wedge between the two communities.

Posted in Black Issues, Class, Contemporary Racism, Economics, Immigration, Media | Leave a Comment »

One’s Own White Privilege

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 26, 2007

Eric Stoller writes about his own privilege and how to confront it:

The second we truly realize that we are privileged means that we also realize that our privileges come at the expense of someone else and that these privileges do damage to those who are privileged. Systems of oppression like racism, sexism, and heterosexism could not exist if heterosexual white men gave up their privileges and to do that, they would have to give up their power.

Posted in Male Supremacy, White Privilege | Leave a Comment »

One’s Own White Privilege

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 26, 2007

Eric Stoller writes about his own privilege and how to confront it:

The second we truly realize that we are privileged means that we also realize that our privileges come at the expense of someone else and that these privileges do damage to those who are privileged. Systems of oppression like racism, sexism, and heterosexism could not exist if heterosexual white men gave up their privileges and to do that, they would have to give up their power.

Posted in Male Supremacy, White Privilege | 3 Comments »

Finally, A Genuine Apology

Posted by ritualground on February 26, 2007

In the post “Eureka!,”Sylvia at the The Anti-Essentialist Conundrum announces the shocking (to this writer) news that Rosie O’Donnell has finally issued a genuine apology for the racist “ching-chong” joke she made on The View last December. Sylvia on why this is significant:

If more people came forward with apologies like these — just as a first step because apologies aren’t enough to combat an entrenched system — but if more people simply took responsibility for their actions and how they affect others, a considerably better effort towards unlearning the frameworks of oppression would take place. Because the dialogues will have mistakes, and the intentions will get in the way of exposing how these relationships work and how they are impared — but if we can keep going to reach that end of stopping oppression in all its forms, there’s hope.

You can find Rosie’s full apology here.

Posted in Asian Issues, Media, White Supremacy | Leave a Comment »

White Immigrants and the Destruction of Black People

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 24, 2007

vegankid posts a blog on the history of white immigrants in the United States and how it effected teh Black population in the U.S.:

Along with the movement was an economic offensive making it more difficult for Black people to earn a living outside the system of slavery. It was at this time that a famine in Ireland and politics throughout Europe sent millions of White immigrants to the shores of the U.S. Between 1830 and 1860 more than five million such immigrants settled in American cities. The effect was devastating to the Black workforce, but played well into the hands of slaveholders.

Posted in Black Issues, History, Immigration, Whiteness | 3 Comments »

Blind to Racism

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 24, 2007

In African-American Politics and society! the author states:

When African-Americans say that they experienced racism, the immediate response from society seems to be that it probably wasn’t true. Society wants to believe that African-Americans are making up racism to hide their own faults. This belief is false from the start.

Posted in Black Issues, Contemporary Racism | Leave a Comment »

Fighting the Good Fight

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 23, 2007

fierclyfab blogs about organizing in her blog Fabulosa Mujer:

organizing for family paid leave, flexible work, living wages, quality affordable childcare is troublesome in that these fights don’t cover or encompass the universal basics foremost before others such as eradicating poverty, land/housing rights, quality healthcare access, not getting your children (if you have any) taken from the state, having a right to not getting pushed out of ones neighborhood via gentrification, immigration raid intimidation and police/state harassment making the issue of family paid leave a middle class and bourgeoisie one.

Posted in Class, Organizing, Radicalism | Leave a Comment »

Australian Courts and First Peoples

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 23, 2007

Larissa Behrendt writes about a recent change in Australian law regarding Ausrialia’s native population:

In-depth studies by Indigenous people such as Boni Robertson and Judy Atkinson have shown that the cause of dysfunction within Indigenous communities can be traced back to a failure to provide adequate services, a failure to invest in infrastructure and a failure to invest in human capital. They show that, over decades, this neglect causes the social fabric of families and communities to unravel and this gives rise to the environment in which anti-social behaviour becomes rife.

Posted in First People Issues, Government, International | Leave a Comment »

Violence

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 23, 2007

In a post on hazel8500, the author blogs about vilence and women:

More women have died worldwide by violence than by cancer or malaria and murder is the leading cause of death in pregnant women.

Posted in Male Supremacy, Woman Issues | Leave a Comment »

Connections Between Past and Present

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 22, 2007

brownfemipower posts a blog on the history of the mid-19th century Downieville lynching of a young Latina woman:

The fact that Juanita was Mexican and not Anglo denied her the moral, emotional, and physical protection guaranteed Anglo women in the rough mining communities of the day. In the eyes of most of Downieville’s inhabitants, Juanita, the Mexican, was an inferior being who was tolerated only so long as she did not threaten the Anglo community. But stabbing Cannon was a direct challenge to the dominant group, a challenge the community met quickly and unrelentingly by hanging Juanita.

Posted in History, Latina/o Issues, Male Supremacy, White Supremacy | Leave a Comment »

Black and White

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 21, 2007

thefreeslave writes:

Whiteness blinds white as well as black. Siphoning out the internalized racism in me is like kneeling in the riverbed, sifting fossilized bones; internal ‘Ism’ is revealed over time, through careful observation of my behavior, reflected in other folk’s mirrors. Willingness to see is crucial it seems to me. The stink bomb, the learned self-hate, the intellectual cataracts that obscure truth, cause me to move away from ‘my root.’ This can prove fatal.

Posted in Black Issues, Racism, White Supremacy, Whiteness | Leave a Comment »

English Only

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 21, 2007

Eddie Joe, on his myspace blog, gives us his opinion on Kansas considering a law of “English only:”

language is an integral part of ones culture. much is lost when the language is gone. you try to take the soul of a man if you take his language. maybe that is what some are after. you can subjugate a people faster if you have them thinking and speaking the way you want.

Posted in Contemporary Racism, Language, White Supremacy | Leave a Comment »

Response to a Post

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 21, 2007

Fire Witch responds to a comment earlier on her blog about a blog on the University of Illinois masscott:

Whiteboys always try to position themselves as the victims of racism whenever they are called on their white supremacist bullshit.

Posted in First People Issues, White Privilege, White Supremacy | Leave a Comment »

Malcolm X

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 21, 2007

Yolanda blogs about Malcolm X on the 42nd anniversary of his assassination:

Malcolm’s writings, especially his Autobiography, have had a profound impact on me and my understanding of oppression. For me, no one has ever articulated the psychic harm of white male supremacy better than the man who was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska.

Posted in Black Issues, History, White Supremacy | Leave a Comment »

Martin Luther King, Jr. The Dalit

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 20, 2007

Bhupinder Singh, who’s blog is a reader’s words, blogs about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s experience in India:

His observations during the visit are striking, and speak of both the respect that he had for Mahatma Gandhi as well the sheer idealism that he seems to have experienced- in fact so surreal that it is almost suspicious.

Posted in History, International, Racism | Leave a Comment »

Anti-Globalists and Globalists

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 19, 2007

In History is a Weapon blog the team at History is a Weapon posted a letter they wrote to the New York Times about a certain article that briefly touched on globalization:

Go around the world and you will see that one of our icons is Che, a revolutionary Argentinean who led a revolution in Cuba, before going off to fight in Africa and Bolivia. We meet at international meetings like the World Social Forum precisely because we believe that humanity’s solutions require a world conversation and transnational strategies. If you want “antiglobal,” go talk to the militias hiding in their bunkers from phantom conspiracies or the minutemen bullying the border.

Posted in Globalization, Media, Radicalism | Leave a Comment »

Hunt An Illegal

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 19, 2007

Jill, who puts out the blog Feministe, directs our attention to the New York University College Republicans:

Oh NYU College Republicans. I thought you hit your low point during your affirmative action bakesale. But now you feel the need to top even that proud display of bigotry with your rally this Thursday, titled “Find the Illegal Immigrant – They’re everywhere so it shouldn’t be too hard…

Posted in Contemporary Racism, Immigration, Latina/o Issues | Leave a Comment »

Clash of Civilizations

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 19, 2007

Cubano writes about the absurdity of the “clash of civilizations” in the blog Eccentric Optimism.

The word civilization is used to refer to a culture and society. Society is composed of various things and it’s not just based on religion so I don’t know why Islam is being singled out and being referred to as a civilization. If you are naïve enough to believe that all of Islamic world is composed of one entity that thinks, believes and acts in an identical or a very similar manner then you may also add to your naivety by believing that there is a clash of civilizations. But, please save the crap for yourself and stop poisoning our minds.

I first found this linked at Blogbharti by Krish.

Posted in Contemporary Racism, Islam, Stereotypes | Leave a Comment »

White Feminists

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 18, 2007

Rosarose07 writes about white feminists and their views:

Sorry, but I don’t care how many black women, Asian women, latina women, other non-white women you know, or how many Men of Color you’ve married, slept with, made babies with, or how you, as a white woman, might identify culturally, you are STILL a WHITE WOMAN. You do NOT know what it is like to really be anything but a white woman, no matter how much you think otherwise, and all the hip-hop, biracial babies, and spicy salsa in the world isn’t going to change that.

Posted in Feminism, Racism, Radical Feminism, Stereotypes, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Women of Color | Leave a Comment »

Comodifying Culture

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 18, 2007

In a globalized world ‘other countries’ are what “WE” were like in the PAST. I.e. a society NOT based on order, rationality, meritocracy, technocracy and logic – but rather this thing called “CULTURE”. Culture in this case becomes this ‘abstract thing in the corner isolated from other socio-political phenomenon.’ It’s not based on any level of ‘sanity’ it is based on loyal and unquestioned dogma a ‘primitive and collectivist’ way of thinking. Whereas, our world as we know it – depends on our ‘rationality’ and ‘individuality’.

Posted in Commodification, Contemporary Racism | Leave a Comment »

 
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