colinresponse:

sophygurl:

cmtothemc:

zuky:

jsmooth995:

"Facing Race, Because…"

^^^^ How would you finish this sentence? 

Facing race because it affects every aspect of your life, even if you turn away. Because not fighting racism, is condoning and perpetuating racism.

Because I am a black woman and no matter what, everything about my existence is based off of how “woman” and “desirable” I am to cishet men and how black women usually get the short end of their stick based off of how dark they are.

"because it’s a privilege not to" is why me and my fellow white people especially need to be facing race. We’re allowed to turn away from it when no one else can and that makes it all the important to make sure we don’t.

…if I do not, it means standing by as children of color are taught to hate themselves and one another while their lives and livelihood are stolen; white children are taught that “self-love” comes at the expense of others’ lives and livelihood; and because it means my committing a certain spiritual suicide.

sophygurl:

cmtothemc:

zuky:

jsmooth995:

"Facing Race, Because…"

^^^^ How would you finish this sentence? 

Facing race because it affects every aspect of your life, even if you turn away. Because not fighting racism, is condoning and perpetuating racism.

Because I am a black woman and no matter what, everything about my existence is based off of how “woman” and “desirable” I am to cishet men and how black women usually get the short end of their stick based off of how dark they are.

"because it’s a privilege not to" is why me and my fellow white people especially need to be facing race. We’re allowed to turn away from it when no one else can and that makes it all the important to make sure we don’t.

bigtab:

zuky:

jsmooth995:

"Facing Race, Because…"

^^^^ How would you finish this sentence? 

Facing race because it affects every aspect of your life, even if you turn away. Because not fighting racism, is condoning and perpetuating racism.

I’m facing race because I don’t have the privilege to just ignore it as I’m told to do.

cmtothemc:

zuky:

jsmooth995:

"Facing Race, Because…"

^^^^ How would you finish this sentence? 

Facing race because it affects every aspect of your life, even if you turn away. Because not fighting racism, is condoning and perpetuating racism.

Because I am a black woman and no matter what, everything about my existence is based off of how “woman” and “desirable” I am to cishet men and how black women usually get the short end of their stick based off of how dark they are.

zuky:

jsmooth995:

"Facing Race, Because…"

^^^^ How would you finish this sentence? 

Facing race because it affects every aspect of your life, even if you turn away. Because not fighting racism, is condoning and perpetuating racism.

"Facing Race, Because…"

^^^^ How would you finish this sentence? 

NEW MIX: Music For The Spring That Damn Near Never Came

Playlist: 

Betty Carter - “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most”
Ann Peebles - “I Can’t Stand The Rain”
Pharoahe Monch - “Losing My Mind”
Karol Conka - “Boa Noite”
DJ Rashad - “Show U How” (feat. Spinn)
Kelis - “Runnin’” (Machinedrum Remix)
Jackson 5 - “Ain’t No Sunshine”
Kendrick Lamar - “Black Boy Fly”
D’Angelo - “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”
De La Soul - “Marvin Jaye” (feat. Dilla & Marvin Gaye)
Aretha Franklin - “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”
Eddie Kendricks - “Date With The Rain”
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers - “Blow Your Whistle”
Bugz In The Attic - “Waiting” (Afronaught Remix)
Beyonce - “Blow”
Teena Marie - “Square Biz”
Chaka Khan - “Clouds”
Nina Simone - “I Shall Be Released”

Why Does Saying Racist Things Matter More Than Doing Racist Things?

Some thoughts on the Donald Sterling tape.

The systematic study of psychological trauma therefore depends on the support of a political movement. Indeed, whether such study can be pursued or discussed in public is itself a political question. The study of war trauma becomes legitimate only in a context that challenges the sacrifice of young men in war. The study of trauma in sexual and domestic life becomes legitimate only in a context that challenges the subordination of women and children. Advances in the field occur only when they are supported by a political movement powerful enough to legitimate an alliance between investigators and patients and to counteract the ordinary social processes of silencing and denial. In the absence of strong political movements for human rights, the active process of bearing witness inevitably gives way to the active process of forgetting. — Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery

How The Media Fails at Covering Race. 

Important viewing for anyone who cares about racial justice. These ideas are explored more deeply in Race Forward’s new research paper, Moving The Race Conversation Forward.