Sarkeesian is just a critic. Critique is useful, even if you don’t agree with it.
When you try to shut down critique, it always — always — reinforces the critic’s point.
Cf political regimes, copyright trolls, fraudulent DMCA takedowns, Amy’s Baking Company, ad infinitum.
Please don’t use mental illness as a punishment anymore. It’s kinda shitty.
- Person I am not naming: Why is it that people of color always talk about how privileged white people are and how easy we have it when it really isn't the case. Take colleges for a great example...
- ...All this "racism is alive and well"....well so far, all my friends that are not white are doing a LOT better then I am....so it sure sounds like you make your own opportunities if you want success regardless of skin color. People who want success find it, they don't make excuses (skin color) as to why it isn't handed to them.
- My response: People *don't* talk about how white people are privileged and have it easy, though. That's not what privilege means.
- In the case of race, it means that your very whiteness is not a handicap in our culture. Doesn't mean you have a great life, certainly doesn't mean you're not discriminated for other things, but whiteness just is not an impediment.
- Overall, by the way, those so-called "diversity" acceptances and scholarships for PoC are largely a myth. Acceptance rate is still very low compared to white applicants, and even with those scholarships, they are less likely to get other scholarships, less likely to be able to pay for college just on just those (which is still a merit scholarship, mind you). Those scholarships are not intended to favor people of color, but to try to adjust for the overall, systemic imbalance already there.
- Rarely does an institution intentionally discriminate, but the figures suggest there is something more than random chance involved.
- Racism is alive and well, definitely. The fact that you don't see it means it is not affecting you. It's not about people making their own opportunities (you realize you just implied PoC are lazy, right?), it's about a society as a whole that consistently considers it a handicap to not be white.
- Again, this is not a personal, individual thing, it's across the board, so yeah, black people can do well for themselves, sure. But their race will work against them every step of the way. Also LGBT people. Also women. Also handicapped people.
- We may not be living large, my friend, but we have white privilege. We don't get straight, affluent privilege however.
We the undersigned Palestinian individuals and groups express our solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, a young unarmed black man gunned down by police on August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri. We wish to express our support and solidarity with the people of Ferguson who have taken their struggle to the street, facing a militarized police occupation.
From our families bleeding in streets of Gaza, Hebron, Jenin, Jerusalem; from the Zionist prisons overflowing with our political prisoners; from our endless refugee camps, ghettos and Bantustans; from our indigenous people living as second-class citizens in what became “Israel” in 1948, and our dislocated diaspora: We send you our commitment to stand with you in your hour of pain and time of struggle against the oppression that continues to target our black brothers and sisters in nearly every aspect of their lives.
We understand your moral outrage. We understand your hurt and anger. We understand your impulse to burn the infrastructure of a racist capitalist system that systematically pushes you to the margins of humanity; we support your right to rebel in the face of injustice.
And we stand with you.
The disregard and disrespect for black bodies and black life is endemic to the white supremacist system that rules the land. Your struggles through the ages have been an inspiration to us as we fight daily for the most basic human dignities in our own homeland against the racist Zionist regime that considers us less human. As we navigate our own struggle against colonialism, ethnoreligious supremacy, capitalism and tyranny, we find inspiration and strength from your struggles and your revolutionary leaders, like Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Kwame Ture, Angela Davis, Fred Hampton, Bobby Seale and others.
We honor the life of Michael Brown, cut short less than a week before he was due to begin university. And we honor the far too many black lives who were killed in similar circumstances, motivated by racism and contempt for black life: John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tarika Wilson, Malcolm Ferguson, Renisha McBride, Amadou Diallo, Yvette Smith, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Kathryn Johnston, Rekia Boyd and too many others to count.
With a Black Power fist in the air, we salute the people of Ferguson and join in your demands for justice.
After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”
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