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[TW: Torture, Racism] The Reuters report says that the city is under siege because it still harbors pockets of pro-Gaddafi elements. But as usual this is a distortion and ignores firstly the fact that the tribe of Bani Walid, the Werfalla, which is also Libya’s largest tribe, has always been united ideologically as they were and remain throughout this ongoing crisis. Their position has unwaveringly been to resist the NATO-rebel insurgency, and had it not been for the unity of the Werfalla, then the militias would never be able to enter Bani Walid without heavy bombardment.

Lizzie Phelan, Libyan City Under Siege by Militias via Black Agenda Report

The same militia that erased the Black town ofTawergha and has terrorized dark-skinned Libyans and African immigrants, is threatening to attack the city of Bani Walid, which has been under artillery siege and encirclement for over a week. The NATO-backed militias claim to be targeting “pro-Gaddafi” elements.

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There is so much I would like to say but I do not even know where to start. But I would simply say in a nutshell that the Arab Spring highlighted for me how extremely dangerous and devastating Arab imperialism was for Black Africans and for this reason, I will never again support any Arab movement of liberation! NEVER AGAIN - unless they openly and actively fight anti-blackness, otherwise, they will only strive off it. This is the reason why I do not support white movement of resistance like OWS, because they do not challenge the racism at their core, so if successful, will only lead to the creation of another racist society. 

It is extremely difficult to explain Arab anti-blackness with western-centric notions of race because a lot of it has to do with colorism and anti-blackness also manifest itself through the oppression of native, indigenous African peoples. One can be Arab and black. There is no such hard rule like the one drop rule in the US that defines blackness clearly in the Arab world. But unlike in the US, the Arab slave trade of black Africans has NEVER STOPPED, outlawed or not!!! It is still widely practiced all over the middle East and in some parts of North Africa. I am posting thisEthiopia woman lived modern day slavery at hands of Dubai couple, which happened just few days ago and this, Saudi prince beat his black sex slave to death, as a reminder that we black people are still seen as less than human and slaves in the Arab world. 

The Egyptian revolution started off with reports of massacres of Somali migrants, the Lybian revolution culminated with the mass murder and genocide of 30,000 Tawergha people, wiped out with the support of the west and I frequently see casual anti-blackness on this website with pro-Palestine partisans who have no scruples exploiting the plight of black people in Israel, as simple rhetoric device to further their anti-Israel agenda. Yet none of them will ever address the lingering anti-blackness in Palestine or the rest of the Arab world. So, as a black African, simply by self-preservation, I can not get down with this kind of savagery. 

All of this just proves two things to me. First of all, the world do NOT give a flying fuck about the lives of Black African people, I already knew this. And when I say the world, I am not only talking about white people, I am talking about the whole fucking planet, POC included. This leads me to my second point, POC solidarity is the phoniest shit ever!! THERE IS NO SUCH A THING! And I see it as even dangerous because I know that many do not expose and address Arab imperialism because of it. Because Arab people are victims of white supremacy, they somehow get a pass for the supremacist system they have imposed on black and indigenous Africans. Being unchallenged, it can only strive!! THEY ARE STILL ENSLAVING US GODDAMNIT!! IN 2012!! I cannot denounce the barbaric anti-blackness of white supremacy and not address Arab imperialism. Especially since as a black person, I will always be a million times safer in the west than I will ever be in any Arab country!!

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clanarmstrong:

“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” ~Mother Theresa
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Mother Teresa AKA Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was a fucking disgusting and despicable human being!! There was nothing remotely humble about her!! No wonder this vile white woman on savior and missionary duties is so celebrated within white supremacy! 
Seriously this must stop!! Especially the racist and dehumanizing instrumentation of the misery of defenseless brown children to prop her up, children whose suffering she viewed as DESERVED and NECESSARY for them to be touched by the grace of HER western God! For goodness sake, she withheld painkillers from people dying in excruciating pain because ”the suffering of the poor is something very beautiful and the world is being very much helped by the nobility of this example of misery and suffering" and "the most beautiful gift for a person that he can participate in the sufferings of Christ”. It is for this that people around the world donated HUNDRED OF MILLIONS so that she would provide little to NO medical treatment but PRAYER to help dying people suffer with Christ because in their total destitution, their suffering was ‘very beautiful’ !! All this while she was receiving the very best in term of healthcare herself!! Hypocrite, magalomaniac, uncompassionate, selfish, con artist asshole!!
And where did all that money go?? Ask the the Vatican. All that luxury comes at a price and they sure never took an oath of poverty to see how misery is beautiful! Same old colonialist story: White people living off the institutionalized exploitation and misery of brown people in the name of moral superiority, nothing new here! On top of that the Vatican bank is notorious for being affiliated to the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather III wasn’t purely fictional on that aspect!
And her ‘help’ was NOT unconditional, mind you!! She was a religious fanatic who thought prayer could cure and soothe anything! Let’s not even talk about abortion, contraceptives and her pressuring of young poor and helpless girls to become nuns!
It is with saints like her that one knows for sure that christian institutions do nothing but spread evilness!  As much as I dislike Christopher Hitchens, his movie on her is quite telling and brilliant! 
Agnes was basically whiteness, religion or any ideology based on self-righteousness in a nutshell!! It lives and views itself as goodness in essence but is nothing but evilness spreading misery and exploitation around the world through its ‘good intentions’! 
The squalid truth behind the legacy of Mother Teresa

clanarmstrong:

“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”
~Mother Theresa

Mother Teresa AKA Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was a fucking disgusting and despicable human being!! There was nothing remotely humble about her!! No wonder this vile white woman on savior and missionary duties is so celebrated within white supremacy! 

Seriously this must stop!! Especially the racist and dehumanizing instrumentation of the misery of defenseless brown children to prop her up, children whose suffering she viewed as DESERVED and NECESSARY for them to be touched by the grace of HER western God! For goodness sake, she withheld painkillers from people dying in excruciating pain because ”the suffering of the poor is something very beautiful and the world is being very much helped by the nobility of this example of misery and suffering" and "the most beautiful gift for a person that he can participate in the sufferings of Christ”. It is for this that people around the world donated HUNDRED OF MILLIONS so that she would provide little to NO medical treatment but PRAYER to help dying people suffer with Christ because in their total destitution, their suffering was ‘very beautiful’ !! All this while she was receiving the very best in term of healthcare herself!! Hypocrite, magalomaniac, uncompassionate, selfish, con artist asshole!!

And where did all that money go?? Ask the the Vatican. All that luxury comes at a price and they sure never took an oath of poverty to see how misery is beautiful! Same old colonialist story: White people living off the institutionalized exploitation and misery of brown people in the name of moral superiority, nothing new here! On top of that the Vatican bank is notorious for being affiliated to the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather III wasn’t purely fictional on that aspect!

And her ‘help’ was NOT unconditional, mind you!! She was a religious fanatic who thought prayer could cure and soothe anything! Let’s not even talk about abortion, contraceptives and her pressuring of young poor and helpless girls to become nuns!

It is with saints like her that one knows for sure that christian institutions do nothing but spread evilness!  As much as I dislike Christopher Hitchens, his movie on her is quite telling and brilliant! 

Agnes was basically whiteness, religion or any ideology based on self-righteousness in a nutshell!! It lives and views itself as goodness in essence but is nothing but evilness spreading misery and exploitation around the world through its ‘good intentions’! 

The squalid truth behind the legacy of Mother Teresa


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The entire "race" thing was constructed by Whites. You are 100% right on that one. The ignorance of the past still haunts us to this very day. It hurts me when you classify all white people in one category. Not all white people see the world through ignorant eyes. Fighting fire with fire will get us nowhere. As a black woman I understand where this frustration comes from. It's hard to not categorize all as one But in my I don't think it's right to do so. I see ppl as individuals ...

@eco-amazonia

You know what?? I totally understand where you are coming from. I mean few years ago I was there too and I can see that your motives are pure. I used to think EXACTLY like you but I moved on from it as I was learning about the flaws in my though process. I am just going to show you two examples of where you are wrong in this message and I have been there.

Fighting fire with fire will get us nowhere

This is the typical false metaphor that people use to support that non-violence and pacisfist garbage that support the racist status quo.

I am NOT fighting fire with fire. Neither were Malcolm x and the Black Panther Party. Why? Because you can NOT equate two things that are essentially different!! The violence of white supremacy as an imperialist hegemony built on white people’s quest for natural and incontestable superiority throughout history and sustain through political, soviological, cultural, economical, religious instutions such as the catholic church or the police, or the media or the educational system has absolutely NOTHING to do with the JUSTIFIED SELF-DEFENSE various POC have been opposing to it!! It has absolutely NOTHING in common!!

The motives are different: While white supremacy stands for absolute destruction and exploitation of POC, from slavery to colonialism and today neo-colonialism and a PARASITE capitalism system  based on the exploitation of POC around the world plus the institutional discrimination of POC in the west which ensures that the remain at the bottom of western societies, that they are marginalised, abused by police brutality and plunged into poverty and destitution!  We, well I personally and all the people I look up to NEVER claim RACIAL SUPERIORITY. Our motives are NOT to prove that we are better and then spread destruction, our ONLY intention is SURVIVAL!! We don not live unlike whiteness off other people just to prove our superiority! We do not plan to conquer the world and steal and loot and claim everything as our own. We do not want to dehumanise and destroy people. WE JUST WANT TO HAVE OUR HUMANITY ACKNOWLEDGE AND LIVE AS AUTONOMOUS AND FREE OF THE WHITE SUPREMACIST PARASITIC SYSTEM.

The means are different: White supremacy was build through looting, human zoos, concentration camps, biological warfare colonialism, slavery, neo-colonialism etc I challenge anyone to name me ONE black / African revolutionary who ever advocated for the use of any of these methods!

The effects are different: White supremacy/racism’s effects are different. First of all they have a global scale. Secondly they have been creating chaos from ecocide to human and cultural cultural genocide and exploitation. However, the revolutionaries I look up too such as Nkrumah, Lumumba, Sankara, Malcolm X and Huey P Newton, their legacies are all about empowerment and bringing HOPE to millions around the world and through the ages who have been physically and mentally alienated. White supremacy is the exaltation of death and destruction, those men stood for life, resistance, survival as alternatives to the slow and painful death offered by white supremacy! White supremacy is essentially the definition of racism!

So no!! It is NOT fire against fire! It is fire against water, the water and the flow of life against which white supremacy stands. Self-defense is pro-life, not racism aka white supremacy!! You can NOT compare the engineering of a genocide by a bigger power with a simple, isolated and weak person fighting back. Comparisons of this kind are not only irrational but also intellectually dishonest! You know who made such comparisons?? That vile man that was Ghandi!! He chastised Jews people fleeing and fighting back Nazism. This is how disgusting and dangerous this non-violence crap is because it always sustain the oppressive status-quo!

I have never personally heard of any historical/ empirical evidence of it working. I mean if it was the case, native Americans and Tibetan monks would have successfully tackle down their oppressors. Not even Ghandhi did, the British retreated because their power was weakening down!!

Not all white people see the world through ignorant eyes.

I just posted a video about prejudices in the context of discrimination. I am not quite sure about what you mean by “see the world through ignorant eyes.” but prejudices play out on the subconscious level. They may or may not see things consciously in some way, but still be driven by biases over which they have absolutely NO control! We all live in a white dominated world, meaning that WE ALL INTERNALISE  RACIST DOCTRINE, ALL OF US!! However only white people have the ultimate power to put those racist beliefs in motion!! So yeah THEY CAN NOT escape the socialization and conditioning processes of a society and culture and civilization that conceive them as superior! Hence putting all white people in one category is totally logical in the context of white supremacy, sine their motives, interest and socialisation is THE SAME!!

Moreover, the racially oppressive system is built in a way that is beyond the conscious and intentional levels

‘…..this is not to say that every single white American consciously oppresses black people. He does not need to. Institutional racism has been maintained deliberately by the power structure and through indifference, inertia and lack of courage on the part of white masses as well as petty officials.
Stokely Carmichael & Charles V. Hamilton.Excerpt from ‘Black Power : The Politics of Liberation in America’

Because racism is NOT simply interpersonal i.e. only prejudices, it is an institutional system that benefit to those in power i.e. whites!!

"It hurts me when you classify all white people in one category"

It is your business, I dont  give a fuck. If you care that much about the least oppressed group on Earth yet, the one that oppresses others the most that is your philosophy, not mine. I personally care about the lives of POC ruined by whiteness. I shouldn’t be expected to care or give any fuck about people hurting me, my people and living off a system that oppresses me. But this is just me.

Unconscious Prejudice Part1 of 2: I’m not a Racist… I Think?

Part 2 of 2 is here

Harvard psychologist, Dr. Mahzarin R. Banaji, delivers a lecture titled “Paradoxes of Mind & Society” at the Yale University Department of Psychology. Dr. Banaji describes her research into the unconscious prejudices that human beings may carry below the threshold of consciousness. She is also a key contributor for the development of the “Implicit Association Test” (IAT), which is used in a range of experiments to measure the magnitude of prejudices that may lie in the subconscious of the test taker. This video may be viewed in its entirety along with a description and transcript at the following link.

Lecturer: Mahzarin R. Banaji, Department of Psychology, Yale University

Mahzarin Banaji took her Ph.D. from Ohio State University, did postdoctoral work at University of Washington and is currently Professor of Psychology at Yale University, where she has been since 1986. Her research focuses on unconscious processes in social judgment, with a focus on implicit forms of prejudice and discrimination. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and currently a member of its Board of Scientific Affairs. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Society and served as Secretary of the organization. She is also a member of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and served on its Executive Committee. Her research is supported by both the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. She served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Psychological Review. Among her awards, she has received Yale’s Lex Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence, a Cattell Fund Award, and in 1997 a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2000, her work with R. Bhaskar received the Gordon Allport Prize for Intergroup Relations. A website that measures unconscious social biases created with her colleagues Brian Nosek and Anthony Greenwald is available for largely educational purposes (www.yale.edu/implicit).

Lecture Description:

All human beings are prone to systematic errors of thinking and feeling. We will participate in demonstrations of such errors, especially as they occur when humans assess, evaluate, and judge the most important stimulus in their environment ˆ other humans. From first impressions to enduring ones, from decisions about the qualities a person or group possesses to decisions about the worth of a person or social group, unconscious constraints on thinking and feeling create parallel constraints on social justice.

How deep are the bounds on human thinking and feeling and how do they shape social judgment? The focus of my research has been on the mechanics of unconscious mental processes, with attention to those that operate without conscious awareness, intention, or control. On the basis of dozens of experiments we ask: How should we conceive of equality in light of evidence about unconscious preferences, desires, and beliefs among those who are consciously unprejudiced? How should the impact of unintended harm be determined? In the obvious absence of simple solutions, new approaches to ensuring equality can gain by looking to discoveries in the mind sciences about the bounds on social thought and feeling. Based on the evidence, we may enter into a discussion of new forms of justice within democratic societies. To do so will require coming face-to-face with the paradox of the ordinary yet powerful mental threats to fairness and equality on the one hand and the democratic ideal of a just society on the other.

Democratic Vistas
http://www.yale.edu/terc/democracy/media/jan23.htm

Lecture Date: January 23, 2001

Additional Research Information:
(Updated 05/15/2009):

Harvard Science: Prejudices we won’t admit
http://tinyurl.com/qubejc

WashingtonPost.com: See No Bias
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A27067-2005Jan21?language=printer

Scientific American: The Implicit Prejudice
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-implicit-prejudice&print=true

Project Implicit®
http://www.projectimplicit.net/

Copies of Technical Research Papers can be obtained at:
http://projectimplicit.net/articles.php

The Test
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

University of Washington: The Unconscious Roots of Racism
http://uwnews.org/article.asp?articleid=2568

University of Washington: Prejudice affects 90 to 95 percent of people
http://uwnews.washington.edu/article.asp?articleID=2607

University of Michigan Health System: Your Child & Television
http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/TV.htm#attitude

The Media Awareness Network: Kids & Racial Stereotypes
http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/tip_sheets/racial_tip.cfm

Gladwell.com: The Second Mind (Blink)
http://www.gladwell.com/blink/blink_excerpt1.html

I first watched this video about 4 years ago and it changed me FOREVER. This is why I am forever shaking my head at white people who think it is ACCEPTABLE for them to make claims as bold as ‘I am not racist, I am not biased or prejudiced, I can’t be’ MEANWHILE WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE MOST POC ARE BATTLING ‘INTERNALISED RACISM’!

Most biases and prejudices do not play out in the conscious part of the brain, hence they are NOT reasonably controllable!! One is even LESS likely to be aware of their biases when it has little to no impact on their everyday life i.e. white people being aware of racism!

As a rule of thumb, I distrust people claiming that they are bias-free and this include black people acting as if it is impossible for them to have any ounce of anti-blackness in their mind. Cool story bros!

For the life of me, I can not understand why the leftist community here is still taken seriously.They basically consist of white cis straight males, with few exceptions, seriously convinced that they are revolutionaries for goodness’ sake!!

I will never forget how some of them went after Cuban American rightfully pointing out that Cuba is a dictatorship and they got away with it!

What do they have at stake?? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! So they spend their time writing about and discussing long, complicated theories, totally devoid of any lived experience of oppression because they have none!! Yet they assign themselves the status of revolutionaries??

They are nothing but spoiled kids playing war!!

Apparently fuckyeahmarxismleninism has been glorifying Mengistu Haile Mariam who was found guilty of genocide in Ethiopia, I can’t!! This is not the first time I have heard of any of them taking part in such blatant act of ant-blackness and it for sure wont be the last!

When you have NOTHING at stake, you are either overstepping your boundaries or playing the savior. I have personally witnessed far too many of them taking part in absolutely disgraceful shit yet getting away with it BECAUSE THEY ARE WHITE MALES AND THERE IS NOTHING ON THIS PLANET WHITE MALES CAN NOT GET AWAY WITH!

theblackme:

Michelle Obama Shown as Partially Nude Slave on Cover of Spanish Mag
*Man, folks try to get away with anything when they think no one is watching.
So on newsstands in Spain for the August cover of Magazine Fuera de Serie, First Lady Michelle Obama sports an American flag … and nothing else. In fact, her nipple is showing. While she’d probably never pose for a photo like this, one has to ask about the motivation behind such a risqué depiction of someone who should be regarded with respect. She looks like a Playboy slave, waiting for her master to seduce her. It’s weird.
One black British writer explains the gesture is blatant racism that somehow almost got overlooked. This isn’t the first time European media has attempted to push things under the radar with no apology. Remember that time when Dutch magazine, “Jackie,” wrote a story about Rihanna with the headline “Niggabitch?” But this time, Michelle’s article is accompanied with a controversial headline: “Michelle Tataranieta De Esclava, Dueña De América” (Michelle Granddaughter of a Slave, Lady of America). The cover artwork is actually a mashup created by French/English artist Karine Percheron-Daniels and is a play on an enslaved African Guadeloupean painted by French artist Marie-Guilhelmine Benoist in the 1800s. Racism or not, the piece is a part of a series of famous nudes-Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, Abraham Lincoln, and President Barack Obama.
The artist says the piece offers, “an alternative unexpected reality,” that allows you to, “view famous individuals in a different way.” WTF I wonder if the first lady was Nancy Regan what storyline they would have chosen?

When I tell people that in Southern Europe, black women are seen as 100% SEXUAL OBJECTS 0% HUMAN BEINGS, people think I am exaggerating or lying!! This is the first lady of the richest and most powerful country on Earth, look at how they treat her. Just imagine how they would treat a random black woman on the street!! They sell and traffic us like fucking commodities, like sex slaves!
It is because of stuff like this that I will NOT shut up! Mediterranean men are nasty, gross and vile! Just watch them come and cry because their nastiness is exposed!

theblackme:

Michelle Obama Shown as Partially Nude Slave on Cover of Spanish Mag

*Man, folks try to get away with anything when they think no one is watching.

So on newsstands in Spain for the August cover of Magazine Fuera de Serie, First Lady Michelle Obama sports an American flag … and nothing else. In fact, her nipple is showing. While she’d probably never pose for a photo like this, one has to ask about the motivation behind such a risqué depiction of someone who should be regarded with respect. She looks like a Playboy slave, waiting for her master to seduce her. It’s weird.

One black British writer explains the gesture is blatant racism that somehow almost got overlooked. This isn’t the first time European media has attempted to push things under the radar with no apology. Remember that time when Dutch magazine, “Jackie,” wrote a story about Rihanna with the headline “Niggabitch?” But this time, Michelle’s article is accompanied with a controversial headline: “Michelle Tataranieta De Esclava, Dueña De América” (Michelle Granddaughter of a Slave, Lady of America). The cover artwork is actually a mashup created by French/English artist Karine Percheron-Daniels and is a play on an enslaved African Guadeloupean painted by French artist Marie-Guilhelmine Benoist in the 1800s. Racism or not, the piece is a part of a series of famous nudes-Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, Abraham Lincoln, and President Barack Obama.

The artist says the piece offers, “an alternative unexpected reality,” that allows you to, “view famous individuals in a different way.” WTF I wonder if the first lady was Nancy Regan what storyline they would have chosen?

When I tell people that in Southern Europe, black women are seen as 100% SEXUAL OBJECTS 0% HUMAN BEINGS, people think I am exaggerating or lying!! This is the first lady of the richest and most powerful country on Earth, look at how they treat her. Just imagine how they would treat a random black woman on the street!! They sell and traffic us like fucking commodities, like sex slaves!

It is because of stuff like this that I will NOT shut up! Mediterranean men are nasty, gross and vile! Just watch them come and cry because their nastiness is exposed!

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cynicalapathy:

thisisnotafrica:

the-unpopular-opinions:

come whine

no

No, you got the wrong continent.
you mean Europe.

Yeah definitely the WRONG continent! Without Africans to exploit and live off, westerners WOULD FUCKING DIE OF HUNGER!! They need poor African children for instance to work for nothing in Cocoa and banana fields in Ghana and in mines in Congo to unearth coltan. Without coltan, there is no ipod, computer … blablah and the rest of the polluting and destructive technology created by white people. Without Kony, no more warmonger to sell your arms of mass destruction to. Without us, no more innocent populations on which to exercise your savagery and brutality, create misery then convince yourself that you are superior to feed your pathological and sociopathic tendencies. 
White supremacy is a PARASITE system sucking the blood out of Africa. If all westerners were to die today, we will be better off and the world would be a better and nicer place for us (^_^) but if we were the ones to disappear, the parasite societies would crumble on their own and fucking disappear! *fingers crossed*
OP, if you are so concerned about a better world, start off by killing yourself (^_^)

cynicalapathy:

thisisnotafrica:

the-unpopular-opinions:

come whine

no

No, you got the wrong continent.

you mean Europe.

Yeah definitely the WRONG continent! Without Africans to exploit and live off, westerners WOULD FUCKING DIE OF HUNGER!! They need poor African children for instance to work for nothing in Cocoa and banana fields in Ghana and in mines in Congo to unearth coltan. Without coltan, there is no ipod, computer … blablah and the rest of the polluting and destructive technology created by white people. Without Kony, no more warmonger to sell your arms of mass destruction to. Without us, no more innocent populations on which to exercise your savagery and brutality, create misery then convince yourself that you are superior to feed your pathological and sociopathic tendencies. 

White supremacy is a PARASITE system sucking the blood out of Africa. If all westerners were to die today, we will be better off and the world would be a better and nicer place for us (^_^) but if we were the ones to disappear, the parasite societies would crumble on their own and fucking disappear! *fingers crossed*

OP, if you are so concerned about a better world, start off by killing yourself (^_^)

femmenoire:

AND THIS IS HOW WHITE PEOPLE THINK ABOUT RACISM. 
“I can say all the racist shit I want but if I say I’m not racist, I’m not.”

femmenoire:

AND THIS IS HOW WHITE PEOPLE THINK ABOUT RACISM. 

“I can say all the racist shit I want but if I say I’m not racist, I’m not.”image

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I am white. And I am racist.

mama-boy:

No I am not sitting around and reading Pork while wearing a shitty fake “native american headdress” with a bindi on my forehead and “wite powr” tattooed across my knuckles.

However, I am white. This means I benefit from whiteness, no matter what I do. This means I contribute to the system of whiteness, no matter what I do. I was born and bred and raised and fed by whiteness. I was taught to love my white skin and white body and all I see when I open a book or magazine or turn on a tv or the computer are white skinned bodies or whitewashed bodies. And I don’t have to be a white suprematist to be racist. All I have to be is white.

I am inherently racist. 

Racism isn’t just waking up one day and saying to yourself “I’m gonna go be a shithead”

(although thats what whiteness/white culture/white media/so on and so forth basically did and does)

because racism is so much more than that. 

I wont ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER experience racism, nor will you, fellow white folks. The closest we’ll get is being disliked. And aren’t we lucky that all we have to do is open a book/magazine, turn on a tv, look at an ad, turn off the computer or walk away, and then life is a-okay again?!

This doesn’t mean we can’t have shitty lives

This does however mean that we are inherently racist.

Fellow white folks.

We wont ever experience racism.

So why the fuck are we sitting around telling PoC what is and isn’t racism?

Or if we are or aren’t racist. 

Or that being a housewife makes us not racist

bleh

 Thank you for this! White people take notes!

Oppression is not something that you can willingly opt out of!! It is not! It doesnt work like that! While millions of brown people have their lives destroy for your comfort and safety, you can not just scream ‘I am not racist' and try and wash your hands off the fact that you profit from racial oppression and you do take part in it whether you want it or not. Your good intentions are of residual importance in the racist machine.

‘…..this is not to say that every single white American consciously oppresses black people. He does not need to. Institutional racism has been maintained deliberately by the power structure and through indifference, inertia and lack of courage on the part of white masses as well as petty officials.
Stokely Carmichael & Charles V. Hamilton.Excerpt from ‘Black Power : The Politics of Liberation in America’

YOU DO TAKE PART IN RACISM FOR SIMPLY BENEFITING FROM IT! It is a machine and you are one of its links, whether you want it or not, whether it makes you cry or not, whether it hurts your feelings or not, whether you think you are a good person or not!

There are NO more good white people today as there were during slavery and under the third Reich. Many people who were considered of outstanding character back then were taking part in the most horrendous and gruesome racist crimes. Just like white people today who think highly of themselves but are nothing but racist fucks!

As a white person, you can not be free of racism, just because you say so. Just like straight people cannot totally renounce to the pervasive homophobia they benefit from or men the misogyny. This is why I never bought into that ‘male feminists' thing. They are just like white anti-racists looking for validation by annexing a movement in opposition of an oppressive structure they benefit from. They should stay in their lanes! You cannot be a male feminist, just like as a cis person, I cannot be a cis ant-transphobic. It is contradictory in essence because I am conditioned, socialised and moulded to be inherently transphobic, I just cannot escape the normalisation of transphobia in my reality! The way I speak, see the world, approach things is drenched with transphobia! I can fight against it as much as I can but should never lie to myself and pretend that I am on the side of the victims while committing the abuse and benefiting from it!

There will be no racist ONLY when white supremacy as a structure and an ideology is dismantle, until then white people, you are all inherently racist, deal with it!

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So I foolishly thought that by ignoring the Italian pieces of shit clogging my ask box they will go away and take their vileness far from me but I was wrong. Why? Because this is what the do, i.e. nasty shit, violence, harassing and abusing  POC, using brutality to silence POC. So what have I learnt from all of this:

What does NOT upset Italians:

Being disgustingly racist and nasty. Treating black people and other POC like animals. Behaving like violent savages against non-whites and trying to shut down people denouncing their racism. Buying and selling black African women as slaves and throwing racist abuses at POC’s faces. Italians are actually very proud of their racism - well until someone call them out on it!

This picture is from this blog entry. I have spoken about the violence black people face in Italy but a significant part of the migrant population is Asian and they are not spared from Italian racism either. 

What DOES upset Italians:

Being called out on their repulsive shit! The racist ugliness, hatred and violence inherent to their culture and society being exposed. The world knowing how full of shit they are!! And they ARE!! They have been harassing me for weeks now - well that is the country that gave the world La Cosa Nostra and put Silvio Berlusconi in office so I cant expect much from them at this point.

What Italians can NOT deny:

That Italy is indeed a big racist dump. None of the facts I have talked about in my Italy tag are false. None of them!! They will try and minimize it by claiming that ALL Italians are not racist, yeah right, as if racism was something people can opt out of out of good will!! Say that racism exists in Americas too. BTW why do Europeans ALWAYS point the finger at America when their are called out on their racism?? Why? They value their already tarnished reputation more than the lives of those they mistreat. What does that say of them??

I DO NOT GIVE A FLYING FUCK ABOUT YOUR WORTHLESS REPUTATION AND YOUR FEELINGS. YOUR COUNTRY IS A RACIST HELLHOLE AND POC LIVING THERE ARE FUCKING TERRIFIED FOR THEIR LIVES AND HAVE TO GO THROUGH MINOR TO MAJOR AGGRESSIONS EVERYDAY! CLEAN THAT SHITHOLE BEFORE YOU COME TO ME! It is up to you, you can keep harassing me and I will reply, put it in the Italy and racism tags and ‘Italians are racist' will start trending on Google Search. 

I do not give a fuck about white Italians opinion on racism because they are the ones perpetrating it! That would be like expecting from a member of the KKK to admit that burning crosses is bad and racist! Please ask POC in Italy like Mario Balotelli about racism and they will tell you how much of a horrible place it is. They are racist so they see nothing wrong with that, they are not ashamed or embarrassed, they just want me to shut up because what I am saying is TRUE!

Anyway to the first anon. I do also bitch in real life i.e. spit on the faces of nasty Italian men who sexual harass young black girls and women and think we are prostitutes just because we are black. Then buy and sell us like commodities to satisfy their disgusting sexual perversion SMH!

So funny how the message I sent pointing out your blatantly hypocritical statements doesn't get posted on your page.. typical! keep on fighting ignorance with more ignorance.. you're doing your part in stalling the progress of humanity.

@Anonymous

Catching feelings much?? The sheer entitlement that you feel for over personal space i.e. my blog is just as comparable and a perfect illustration of the same entitlement Italians, and especially Italian men, have towards us black people and especially black women. Entitled to our existence, body and humanity as tools to express their savagery, violence and hatred.  That is something  YOU couldn’t even contest because ITALY IS INDEED RACIST AS HELL and facts prove it!

What obviously hurt you, just as all the racist shits who have been harassing me for days is having such uglyness thrown right back at your face and it is extremelly unbearable for your RACIST ego, that some may view Italy for what it is, i.e. a racist shithole! I mean what are worth the lives of POC that are destroyed by Italian racism in comparison to the hurt feelings of racist apologist asswipes’ feelings like you?

Grey-faced piece of shit, I dont know how to break it to you but:

  1. I do NOT HAVE to engage with any coward hiding behind their anonymity, hence standing  for NOTHING , yet giving moral lessons such as: denouncing vileness and racism = hatred
  2. You are extremely ignorant and worthy of neither my time nor my attention. Feeding your desperate attempts to engage with me does nothing for me! Neither intellectually nor morally! And yep, I deem my blog better than tired as racist whining such as ‘everybody is racist’, ‘Stop saying that ALL Italians are racist because that is racism, and racism is not the vile way in which black people are being treated in Italy, stop talking about that because that is mean and hateful from you' *tears*, 'How can you even talk about human trafficking in Italy and the horrendous was Mario Balotelli was treated in that country of SAVAGES, that is just so hateful of you’, ‘We are all the same, color doesn’t matter blablablabla, stop talking about human trafficking and calling Italy racist, that is mean, it is way meaner than human trafficking and it because of you denouncing this kind of exploitation that the world is such a hateful place' Especially since worthless scum like you find it appropriate to steal the words of a black revolutionary, i.e. Fred Hampton, to justify the fact that racist peice of garbage are making Italy the racist dump worthless dump hole it is!
  3. I know that in your ignorance and your obvious racism that lead you to equate the worth of your feelings to the worth of black people’s lives in Italy, you have managed to convince yourself that any of what you are saying is groundbreaking and shit! Nope honey, you are just a racist piece of shit with an oversized ego, entitlement and ethno-centrism thinking that it is in anyway acceptable to police or shut down crucial conversations about racism that does claim the lives of millions. Honey, you are a racist piece of shit, feeding the racist machine with your denial and policing and I aint got time for that shit!
  4.  I have seen all your messages, I know that you eagerly went through my blog, I know that you have been checking my blog for days, I know and YOU know that what you are doing is HARASSMENT and for that matter only, you can just go straight to hell, nasty-ass grey-faced shit-head! Get a hobby or something!
  5. You are not the centre of my world!! Shocking isn’t it?? How can I have better things to do, better things to talk about, more intelligent people to interact with, yet I choose them over a shit stain like you?? It doesn’t make sense yo you, I know.

ITALY IS A RACIST SHIT HOLE AND I HOPE IT FALLS OFF THE EARTH JUST LIKE YOU RACIST SHIT!

Now get your useless ass out of my ask box, pathetically seeking my attention just like a parasite! We, black African women, you ITALIAN RACIST FUCKERS disrespect, treat like shit, put through hell, horrendous and inhuman abuse, do not owe you respect or any kind of consideration. In terms of “progress of humanity”, your barbarism and violence speak for itself!

guerrillamamamedicine:

one of the annoying things about this blog is that the majority of readers are based in the us and are us-centric.  that’s not surprising, all things considered, but it places me in an interesting space. 

like, part of me would like to catalog all of the anti-black from arab egyptians shit i hear and see and experience on the daily in this blog.

it would look like this: random week

—2 am had rock thrown at me by taxi driver after he tried to charge me 3-4 times as much for a ride.  this was after he yelled at me, got out of the taxi and threatened me by saying he was going to call the police (that’s the racialized part if you missed it), and tried to rush at me. 

—called ‘black girl, sudanese, and african girl’ in arabic over a dozen times while walking downtown one night

—sat at bar while men at another table discussed how much i was worth

—3 seperate times this week had egyptians imply i was not really ‘american’ and insist on knowing i was really from…

—arab egyptian use the word ‘nigger’ in a convo

—had arab egyptian comment on how ‘light’ my daughter was…

—arab egyptian ‘friend’ comment on how he doesnt find black women attractive

like that would be a normal week of me socializing in the world. 

this shit is constant. 

but here’s the rub, if i do write about it, i am suddenly, because of us-centrism required to take into consideration the anti-arab prejudiced that has heightened in the states after 9/11.  like i cannot write it plain (as poc online write about white folks) because liberal/progressive folk in the states have shown themselves on multiple occassions to be more concerned if i am besmirching arab-identity, than discussing my own physical and psychological survival as a black girl in the arab world.  no i am required to give ‘nuance’ and ironically have been accused, more than once, of taking us-based racial ideas to the arab world and not understanding the complexities of race…

like where i live, islam is dominant.  arab identity is dominant.  and frankly there is not a lot of writing, in english, of anti blackness in the contemporary arab world (however you may draw those borders).  trust me, ive looked.  and the anti-blackness in the arab world is fucking deadly.  like tahrir during the revolution, for me, acted as a place of refuge away from the normal anti-black woman rhetoric and assaults. 

i guess this is what comes to mind when i hear someone say that they are tired of intra-poc fights.  like, yes, i am tired of it to.  could you make it stop?  cause i would really like for arabs to stop attacking me because im black, female, uncovered.  like id really like that, okay? 

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faysbook replied to your post: omg why do you hate us ??? lol

Tell me about it. I’m moving to France in 11 days. White people keep asking if I’m excited, then looking surprised when I say no.

Whiteness confers the privilege of being oblivious of racism. Being black + living in France = Hell. They are much more virulent in their micro-aggressions and open about their racism than Anglo-saxons. On top of that, they are so sure of being worth shit and all HHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHA They have still not gottern over that fact that unlike 3 centuries ago, France is NOT the center of the world nor the most powerful country on Earth anymore. They are still soooo hurt over this!

We are the country of human rights' Yeah my ass!! Fucking savages, your history is indeed a testimony of how much you stand for human rights LMAO! Also sexual harrassemnt as a black woman…

France …. ewwwwwwww

Good luck! You WILL NEED SOME!

cynicalapathy:

amstibovvered:

casual racism wears toms. 

Saudi rich morons exclusively wear them 

And Toms are soooooooo ugly 

freshmouthgoddess replied to your post: Who the hell is Mario Balotelli? Is he the soccer player they throw bananas at for being black?

i head spain was equal to Italy in that since ..like identical to what you’ve described i your Italy post

That is basically all the non-African Mediterranean in a nutshell.

From Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, to Turkey, the sexual exploitation of black women is huge which gives another disgusting dimension to this racism because it deals with human trafficking. Those places are already highly hostile to us for the only fact of being black - Southern Europeans are very open with their racism - but as a black woman, it is far worse. Mediterranean men despise us and see us as nothing but prostitutes. We are seen as just good for sex and prostitues and our abuse is never reported nor taken seriously because of this.

So yeah, no amount of Italian tears will stop me from talking baout this!