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Archive for February 26th, 2007

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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