Ta-Nehisi Coates went on a Twitter rant about slavery and it was glorious.
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Mr. Rogers makes us all look terrible.
This, I AM SO DONE WITH YOUR HONOR AMERICAN SPORTS! LIKE YOU’R DONE, WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE!?
Ah College Ball Season, please continue to add ammo to the deletion of Native American mascots, get out of here with your “HONOR”
What pisses me off even more; more Native college students graduate from OSU than another other college in Oklahoma. And this is how they act. There are great Native students and recruitment going on there, and I see this bullshit. How do I tell a Native student that going there is a good idea, when its obvious the white shits there hate them? Its the same with every college that isn’t tribal run.
Forty-six million white adults today can trace the origins of their family wealth to the Homestead Act of 1862. This bill gave away valuable acres of land for free to white families, but expressly precluded participation by Blacks.
Anonymous said: these anons are like, "can i be racist in the rain? can i be racist on a train? can i be racist in a box? can i be racist with a fox?"
How can I be racist if I work with blacks
How can I be racist if one sold me slacks
I’m not racist I’m just like you. I’m best friends with a black or two.
i’m not racist, you see, it’s just a preference
i love eastern culture and its women’s deference
the west lost its way with no room for clemency
If I love Asian women, how’s that white supremacy?
i’m not a racist, i can’t be, you see
my great grandma’s grandma was part cherokee
plus one time i got called “cracker” to my face
don’t we all bleed red? i don’t even see race…
I’m not racist, blacks just need to stop complaining
Living in the past and white people blaming
I work hard, no handouts for every little fraction
If white privilege isn’t fair, then how is affirmative action?
I’m not racist man, I’m just right-wing
Plus reverse-racism is totally a thing
It’s not about power check the definition
Slavery wasn’t an evil thing, just asset acquisition.
How come I can’t say “nigga”, it just means brotha!
And ain’t I a brotha from anotha motha?
I didn’t use the ‘er’- so its a total difference.
You blacks give good white people such hindrance :(
'We can't handle spicy foods' ? Your jokes make me sad
See, if I joked and called you a “nigger”, you’ll be mad
You black people think we are always out here to ruin your day
Look, 'not all white people', …mmkay?
I can say “nigga” ‘cause of freedom of speech
And y’all always forget what MLK preached!
White privilege ain’t real ‘cause my life is hard
If you want to stop racists, don’t play the race card
Blacks can oppress. Shoot, they’ve oppressed me
I was the only white kid and the blacks were so mean
So I called one a nigger, but clicked anon first
yeah racism is real, but like… I’ve had it worst.
- It equates the anger of the oppressed with the oppression they face.
- It blames the oppressed for their oppression.
- It invalidates the anger of the oppressed.
- It demands that the oppressed just sit quietly, be nice to their oppressors and accept the status quo.
If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
I’m pointing this especially at The Washington Post and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (be wary of anyone whose sole goal is the “prevention” of suicide; they will do dangerous things to suicidal people in the name of preventing it) for their collaboration on this wonderfully bullshit article, and also to the dicks at NAMI who shared said article (not that I expected anything better from NAMI, but still).
I completely agree with the quote. But madvocate, I am wondering what exactly is wrong with the Washington Post article?
This is the way I see it: The Academy posted a touching tribute for someone who died by suicide, and 300,000+ people retweeted it (and many others shared it on other social media). That, to me, is amazing. That is a major organization plus hundreds of thousands of people all treating mental illness and suicide with compassion, meaning that it is hundreds of thousands of people not calling it selfish or cowardly or misguided (etc etc).
And then this article criticizes that outpouring of compassion for being a “formula for potential [suicide] contagion,”, rather than criticizing, say, the 24/7 media outlets that reported specific details of his death on a loop.
I just hate literally every quote they use in the article: “Suicide should never be presented as an option.” Well, it is for a lot of people, and she’s lucky to live a life where she gets to pretend that it’s not. “The focus, she adds, should be on his incredible life.” A life that included mental illness, addiction, and suicide. Those are as much a part of life as the “incredible” parts. They should be talked about too. Which she herself says: “A quarter of the population suffers from mental health issues that could potentially drive suicidal thoughts…This is a very important issue, from a public health standpoint, and one we need to bring to light.” So, naturally, she criticizes people talking about it. Everything she says just reeks of “it’s a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” Ugh.
And I can’t help but think that if we knew from the start that he was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, the article would have been very different, if it existed at all.
I don’t know, I’m going by my gut here. And my gut reaction to the tweet, as a person who’s survived suicide, was a feeling of compassion and acceptance for the pain he went through, and therefore for the pain I’ve gone through. The thing that “triggered” me was walking into the break room at work and finding the TV that’s usually tuned to sports or TV shows tuned to CNN, which was discussing every specific detail of how he died, and then turning around and finding the entire room full of people watching it. And then walking back into the room 8 hours later and finding that CNN was still on and they were still talking about the same specific details. At that point I just went and walked around the store for awhile because I was too afraid to go be alone in my car, because I had that feeling every suicidal person knows of suicide being really really really close to me, like right up in my bones, and I couldn’t be alone or it would consume me completely. So I know some of what that “contagion” feels like firsthand, and thus if a suicidal person told me that the tweet bothered them, I would respect that. But I don’t respect “experts” telling people how to talk about suicide.
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