I’ve seen a few posts in the last few days about “I wish I could do X with tumblr” - “I wish I could reblog replies”, “I wish there was an easier way than screen-capping and pasting and uploading and and and…”.
I found out about Missing e a few days ago, and so far it’s been perfect. It works when you need it to work, and stays out of your way for the rest of the time. Features can all be turned on and off, so you just use the bits you want.
I’m not going to go into its full features for fear of this sounding like a commercial for it, but take a look at the Missing e website.
“In other words we have risked the fate of the earth, the fate of the species, on the mental stability of a few ambitious politicians who rise to the top of the heap, not necessarily because of their rationality. There is no foolproof command and control system.”
whiteysplace answered your question: The White Anti-Racist is an Oxymoron (An Open Letter to “White Anti-Racists”) ~ Kil Ja Kim
What your doing is called Segregation. It doesn’t work. AND this writing is going after whites in particular. That’s racist. Period.
I should point out that I didn’t write that piece, it was by Kil Ja Kim. I’ve edited the post to reflect that.
I also happen to agree with you. It’s particularly concerning that in trying to address segregation, racism and imbalance; the author lumped together every white person, as if a homogeneous entity - key features that racist policies and ideas have used throughout history.
In addition, I thought it came across as a vindictive piece that offered no real way forward (other than possibly to hate whites). To white people, it could be read as “it doesn’t matter what you do in life, you offend and subjugate me”, which can hardly be seen as constructive.
Thanks for the thoughts!
I received an annoying e-mail about white people and their struggle to do anti-racist work. I keep reading and hearing white people talk about their struggle to do anti-racist organizing, and frankly it gets on my nerves. So I am writing this open letter to white people who engage in any activist work that involves or affects non-whites. Given that the US social structure is founded on white supremacy, and that there is a global order in which white supremacy and European domination are at large, I would challenge any white person to figure out what movement or action they can get involved in that will not involve or affect non-white people.
That said, I want to begin with what has become a realization for me through the help of different politically conscious friends. There is NO SUCH THING AS A WHITE ANTI-RACIST. The term itself, “white anti-racist” is an oxymoron. In the following, I will explain why. Then, I will begin to detail how this impacts non-white people in organizing work specifically, along with how it affects non-white people generally.
Marcus Aurelius (via droppingtheball)
A wager better than Pascal’s.