Posts tagged: racism
Builders bulldoze one of largest Mayan pyramids in Belize
One of the oldest and most famous Mayan pyramids has been destroyed by a construction company in Belize, while digging for crushed rock for a road they were building.
I just read about this bullshit.
The story of capitalism and imperialism right here.
Destroying. Fucking. Everything.
I want to cry
Centuries of colonialism have led up to this.
Centuries of racism have made this possible.
Centuries of capitalism have made this profitable.
Stonehenge stands safe & sound, despite the massive need for land historically in the foul kingdom of Britain; castles, untouched out of respect dot the hills of Europe.
But temples of brown people, globally, are torn down, demolished, stripped for parts, burnt, and the land sold for the benefit of the ruling class & the bourgeoisie.
The fact that brown people do the dismantling is done to hide the racism & oppression inherent in the system, and often times these brown people do it on the orders of the descendants and profiteers of colonizers.
FAIL!!! FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL!!!!!!
new. never before seen tv show. all white cast. forbidden hetero love. Brand new. no one has ever seen this.
-Peter Gelderlos, Why Nonviolence Protects the State- Nonviolence is Racist (via tahlalaliaaa)
Note gelderloos is white and an activist who went to jail and learned a lot from within the system. Learned a lot from poc in prison and is pretty young too. I think he makes a lot of credits to poc and Black people make a large part of the biblio of this book from what I remember
“In communities all across Illinois, women and men are caught in a vicious cycle of arrest, conviction, prison, surveillance and re-arrest, making it nearly impossible to maintain housing, health, jobs, and relationships. Rather than contribute to this tragedy, we must invest in prison alternatives and community-based services, while addressing the root causes of incarceration. We need to rebuild the social infrastructure rather than spend more on a failed prison system.”
It means that white people do not have to deal with institutionalized, systemic racism in addition to their everyday problems. It means institutionalized, systemic racism does not causewhite people’s everyday problems.
It means when white people go home and turn on their TVs after a long, hard day at work, they can rest assured knowing that they will not only be guaranteed to see people who look like them on the screen, but they will never have to actively search to find a positive depiction of people who look like them.
It means even when white people buy their groceries with food stamps, they don’t have to worry that they’ll be followed around the supermarket for “no reason.”
You think you have no white privilege because you’re poor? Think again. You think your white privilege disappears because you’re not a cisgendered heterosexual? Think again. You think your white privilege disappears because you’re disabled? Think again.
It means that all problems white people face are not exclusive to white people. People of color face those same problems, too. But in addition to any problem white people face, people of color must also bear the burden of dealing with an entire social, cultural, political, economic climate that works against us each and every single day.
And here’s the thing about the effect of racism on PoC’s everyday lives: it’s not like adding one more little thing. This isn’t simple math. Racism isn’t just a “minus 1” on our radar. It informs, guides, and shapes the way every other problem is handled.
Think about it. When white people are pulled over by the cops, their biggest fear is jail time. When black people are pulled over by the cops, our biggest fear is that they’ll kill us and we won’t even get 30 seconds on the 5:00 news.