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Archive for February 3rd, 2007

Women of Color and the Movement

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 3, 2007

brownfemipower asks, and answers, some important questions on the women of color movement on her blog Women of Color Blog, especially regarding Wafa Idris, the first Palestinian suicide bomber. She writes:

And it seems that asking this questions has really allowed some very productive, but at the same time, very painful examinations to occur. What women, exactly, are we refering to when we say “women of color”? Do we mean “good” women of color who are working hard but despite their best efforts, unable to move out from under oppressive racist power structures? Do we mean “good” mothers who don’t yell too loud and wouldn’t dream of getting high in front of their kids? Do we mean “good” daughters who go to college and try to represent our race well?

Or are we talking about those women of color who are marginalized even within our own communities? Disabled women? Drug users? Teens who are pregnant, again? Suicide bombers?

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Model Minorities

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 3, 2007

Modern Pitung, who does the blog All Out For The Fight, posts his views on the model minority myth:

Let me be blunt: as an Asian-American who isn’t afraid to take on the identity while smashing the windows and burning down the whole edifice at times, I’m not among those who thinks that the model minority myth is either a) our patented Secret Weapon against white supremacy, or b) something that is as much an affront to us as, say, slavery was to the black nation (or for that matter, as bad as the old days).

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The Pervasive Tentacles of Whiteness

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 3, 2007

Yolanda, of The Primary Contradiction, who blogs from the Carolinas, writes:

In general global discourse, nonwhite people are the “other,” the exception to the unspoken rule. The default, average human being is white, or at least the average person in our heads is white. Of all the remnants of global white supremacy and imperialism, the default white subject is probably the most insidious remnant of all. When a business executive talks about the “average Joe,” he’s usually talking about a white man. When entertainment media in the United States or Europe talk about the “audience,” they visualize a sea of white faces. When a feminist talks about “women,” she means white women—usually of the anglophone, middle-class variety. When marginalized peoples around the world talk about “speaking out,” they often picture a white person as their listener.

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Biden’s Comments: A Small Window To a Bigger Problem

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 3, 2007

Arthur Silber, who does the blog Once Upon a Time…, comments on the Sen Biden incident:

Biden provided a very small window onto the much more significant problem. As in all such cases, the brief glimpse of the truth will be quickly brushed aside. After all, we’re not like that. We’re America the Good. Such faults are not ours.

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Biden’s Comments: A Small Window To a Bigger Problem

Posted by Jack Stephens on February 3, 2007

Arthur Silber, who does the blog Once Upon a Time…, comments on the Sen Biden incident:

Biden provided a very small window onto the much more significant problem. As in all such cases, the brief glimpse of the truth will be quickly brushed aside. After all, we’re not like that. We’re America the Good. Such faults are not ours.

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