|—||My reaction to the existence of ignorant humans. (via nonchalante)|
Moral is You can’t hide a good boner!
Unintentional gay moments from real Batman Comic Books.
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This is so important I can’t even put it into words.
Not all Christians are closed minded assholes.
Not all Muslims are terrorists.
Not all atheists are anti-religion jerks.
& there are good Jews (Albert Einstein)…and evil Jews (Benjamin Netanyahu)
Pulled a fast one on us 6 year-olds, Disney.
There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:
- Cherokee Trail of Tears
- Japanese American internment
- Philippine-American War
- Jim Crow
- The genocide of Native Americans
- Transatlantic slave trade
- The Middle Passage
- The history of White American racism
- Black Codes
- Slave patrols
- Ku Klux Klan
- The War on Drugs
- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
- How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
- How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
- White anti-racism
- The Southern strategy
- The rape of black slave women
- Madison Grant
- The Indian Wars
- Human zoos
- How the Jews became white
- White flight
- Proposition 14
- Homestead Act
- Tulsa Riots
- Rosewood massacre
- Tuskegee Experiment
- Hollywood stereotypes
- Indian Appropriations Acts
- Immigration Act of 1924
- Sundown towns
- Chinese Exclusion Act
- Emmett Till
- Vincent Chin
- Indian boarding schools
- King Philip’s War
- Bacon’s Rebellion
- American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
- History of the gun
- History of the police
- History of prisons
- History of white suburbia
- Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
- George Wallace
- Fox News
- Real estate steering
- School tracking
- Mass incarceration of black men
- Boston school busing riots
And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).
The length of this list is astonishing
Im a fun person ok but whenever someone cute talks to me i turn into a fucking raisin
our biology teacher brought a skeleton to class yesterday and now everyone’s treating it as if it’s a part if our class i’m going to
"On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed. Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.
Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.
The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation. In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last. The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world.”— US Uncut
A map of the most overrepresented job in each state
I’ll take this one since I’m the blog’s resident Jew. Oy vey, where do I start…
- SJ community loves to police Jewish identity and silence actual Jews when they talk about their own identities. This usually happens in context of either “Are Jews White?” or “Jewishness is just a religion” conversations. In reality, Jews are an ethnoreligious group that ethnically originated in the middle east, and while some ethnic Jews have light skin, it’s actually due to centuries of forced assimilation in European and Slavic countries through rape, which is a big reason why Jewishness is matrilineal. Furthermore, there exist Jews who do not look white at all. There are black, brown, and asian Jews who are all ethnically Jewish, and these conversations erase them.
- "Jewish privilege". Fact: It’s not a thing. It’s actually a very common anti-semitic trope that says that Jews run everything so they are not oppressed. Jews are oppressed, and face anti-semitic violence.
- "Anti-semitism is not just about Jews, there are other semitic people." While yea, there are other semitic people, the term "anti-semitism" was created by Germans in the 19th century to refer specifically to the hatred of Jews because it sounded more scientific.
- Blaming anti-semitic violence in Europe on the actions of Israel. I see this literally every single day on this site, and it’s very upsetting. Jews that live in the diaspora are not responsible for Israel’s actions, and especially should not be suffering at the hands of white people in Europe under the guise of anti-zionism.
- Finally, and this is a big pet peeve of mine. The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews. Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe.
That’s enough for now. If you’re interested in learning more about Jewish identity and anti-semitism, you are welcome to check out my personal blog: yochevedke. I discuss that stuff a lot.
Another Jew reblogging about anti-semitism. I’ve seen some increase in concern about this from goyim, but it’s been slow going. Hopefully we’ll pick up a big head of steam soon.
“The only people I ever see reblogging posts about anti-semitism are other Jews. Even a lot of my non-Jewish followers will reblog posts about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but ignore posts about anti-semitism, and that as a Jew makes me feel unsafe.”
As a Jew, I’m actually terrified to talk about antisemitism when I see it, cause it’s been so belittled and minimized for me.
Please call it out, guys, just like you would any other kind of bigotry or racism.
I am not Jewish and am thoroughly uneducated on this subject. Until reading this post I had never even heard the term anti-semitic before. I know it isn’t much but I hope my reblogging of this is at least something.
I’m not sure whether to be reassured or terrified that anti-Semitism isn’t a well known thing in Korea, but still, good on this person for doing what they can for awareness.
yikes, i really haven’t encountered much of that jewish identity-policing on tumblr as of yet (i’m really not that active), but that’s bad.
however, regarding “jewish privilege”—i think privilege is relative to every society. we need to look at privilege and oppression of groups on the global scale, not regionally, which may make things less black/white (literally) and complicated, but more true to reality. a group may be privileged in one society, but oppressed in another. having grown up in north jersey suburbia, being part of a safe and nurturing congregation, and going to a liberal college in massachusetts, i really haven’t encountered antisemitism at all. i naively did not fully grasp the prevalence of antisemitism in the world until the recent surge in attacks in europe. obviously, even with the fall of nazism 70 years ago and subsequent german expressions of regret over the holocaust, the underlying antisemitic feelings built up for two thousand years that led to the holocaust will not evaporate so quickly.
i think that a jewish privilege, similar to christian privilege, does in fact exist in the more middle and upper class domains of the majority of US society, especially in the northeast, florida, and the west coast societies. the “south” and the “midwest” are probably different. i should look more into modern american antisemitism, but i think many of us are pretty darn well off here. same in the state of israel. i hate to bring israel into the conversation, but jews in israel, jerusalem, and the west bank are extremely privileged compared to palestinians and bedouins. none of this should negate the oppression and disadvantages jews face today throughout europe, the middle east, and other parts of the world (side note, as you may have inferred from my israel comments—pro-palestinian and even anti-israeli movements should most certainly not be necessarily categorized as antisemitic—the assholes who attacked synagogues in europe and drew swastikas seem to be extremists who were appropriating the palestinian cause to let out their antisemitism).
a comparison that might help a bit—we all agree about the prevalence of white privilege. however, in some places, like zimbabwe, it seems that whites have recently been “oppressed,” weird as that sounds. they’ve been attacked and mugabe is actively calling for black citizens to deny whites land, and for whites to go back to the UK. obviously, just because whites are being oppressed in zimbabwean society doesn’t mean that white privilege doesn’t exist here. same thing for jews—just because jews are being oppressed in european societies and elsewhere doesn’t mean that jewish privilege, though certainly less prevalent than white privilege, doesn’t exist in american societies and israel and palestine.
finally, on the paucity of non-jews reblogging posts about antisemitism—going off my previous point, i think this could be (my hypothesis could be wrong and simplistic, like i said i’m not very active on tumblr) a reflection of which societies many SJ tumblr users come from and their experiences, or lack thereof, with antisemitism. i feel like many SJ users come from those northeast, florida, and west coast societies i said earlier which i feel jews have privilege in. we should have more posts about antisemitism, i feel that that it is unfortunately a very ignored problem, but i just feel that many SJ users just don’t encounter much antisemitism, and therefore don’t blog much about it, as opposed to the racism, homophobia, and sexism that they encounter much more and read/watch/hear about more in various media.
a cool article i came across that says a lot of what i’m saying in a hopefully more eloquent way—http://zeek.forward.com/articles/118192/
so yeah, that’s it, just my two cents. i said a lot of stuff, hopefully no one was offended by any of it, if anyone wants to respond at all, i invite you to!
“The United States does not ever trade its concerns over human rights for any other objective”—John Kerry
fuck ronald reagan
fuck all of them
The summer ends, and it is time
To face another way. Our theme
Reversed, we harvest the last row
To store against the cold, undo
The garden that will be undone.
We grieve under the weakened sun
To see all earth’s green fountains dried,
And fallen all the works of light.
You do not speak, and I regret
This downfall of the good we sought
As though the fault were mine. I bring
The plow to turn the shattering
Leaves and bent stems into the dark,
From which they may return. At work,
I see you leaving our bright land,
The last cut flowers in your hand.
|—||Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (via forthebrave)|
The sprinkler twirls.
The summer wanes.
The pavement wears
The playground grass
Is worn to dust.
The weary swings
Creak, creak with rust.
The trees are bored
With being green.
Some people leave
The local scene
And go to seaside
And take off nearly
All their clothes.