White privilege

How Fox News Covers Right-Wing Cop Killers | Blog | Media Matters for America

Claiming to be acting under the bloody “banner of Liberty and Truth,” Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda, entered CiCi’s Pizza in Las Vegas on Sunday right before noon and executed two local policemen on their lunch break. Authorities say Jerad approached one officer while he was refilling his soda cup and shot him in the head from behind, before he and Amanda opened fire on his partner. 

Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda

While patrons scrambled to safety, one of the shooters reportedly shouted that the “revolution” had begun. The duo then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and badges, and covered them with cloth that featured the “Don’t tread on me” Gadsden flag, which has recently been adopted as a symbol of the tea party movement. The couple also left a swastika on one of the officers. 

Six days earlier, the right-wing shooter had posted a manifesto of sorts on Facebook where he announced “we must prepare for war.” Jerad Miller, who traveled to Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch this spring to join the militia protests against the federal government, declared that in order to “To stop this oppression, I fear, can only be accomplished with bloodshed.”

via How Fox News Covers Right-Wing Cop Killers | Blog | Media Matters for America.

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Where race relations stand in America – Opinion – The Boston Globe | #OYRchallenge

White response to Police killing Blacks

Ward Sutton is a New York-based cartoonist and illustrator.

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Tim Wise: On White Privilege (Clip) – YouTube | #OYRchallenge

The Pathology of Privilege

Racism, White Denial & the Costs of Inequality

For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying audiences on the college lecture circuit with his deeply personal take on whiteness and white privilege. In this spellbinding lecture, the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son offers a unique, inside-out view of race and racism in America. Expertly overcoming the defensiveness that often surrounds these issues, Wise provides a non-confrontational explanation of white privilege and the damage it does not only to people of color, but to white people as well. This is an invaluable classroom resource: an ideal introduction to the social construction of racial identities, and a critical new tool for exploring the often invoked – but seldom explained – concept of white privilege.

via Tim Wise: On White Privilege (Clip) – YouTube.

This Guy’s Defense Of White Privilege Is The Most Ridiculous Thing We’ve Ever Read – YouTube | #OYRchallenge

Great work by our commentator. When the argument for not “checking your privilege” goes all wrong.


Published on May 7, 2014

Princeton freshman Tal Fortgang is refusing to check is white privilege at the door. And why should he? The oppressive culture of equality, inclusiveness, and societal awareness has gone way too far in discriminating against the repressed, white male. Tal Fortgang is practically the Rosa Parks of rich white dudes. Somebody get this guy a Nobel Prize. Tweet: http://ctt.ec/Q8H67

via This Guy’s Defense Of White Privilege Is The Most Ridiculous Thing We’ve Ever Read – YouTube.

Black people, fight your own battles

Black people, fight your own battles.

In a response to Gillian Schutte’s article, “Dear White People,” author Jackie Shandu writes: 

The letter says “Dear White People”. A white person writes to fellow white settlers to discuss their collective and unique problem of race privilege, supremacy and racism. Very well. This is precisely what Biko taught us, that the work of white anti-racists is in the white communities — they need to talk each other out of racial arrogance while we blacks talk each other out of self-hatred. Later we meet as equals, to decide on the kind of South Africa we want to build — if whites are interested. Biko reprimands white liberals out of black communities and reminds them they can’t have it both ways: gladly accept exclusive race privileges but also moonlight as anti-racists. The blatant hypocrisy is out there for everyone to see: accept skin-colour benefits and repeatedly vote back into power that racism machinery, yet make an empty claim to non-racism.

I welcomed Gillian’s letter because I thought she would create an alternative space for white activists who are crowding and collapsing the black struggle. I thought at last we would have white people talking among themselves about their issues, as opposed to the dominant practice of imposing themselves on black initiatives while their stomachs and purses are full of white privilege. 

White Parents Outraged by Course That Teaches Students About Systemic Racism | Your Black World

One parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the course teaches her child to feel guilty.  ”It’s meant to divide and victimize non-whites and condition whites to feel guilty and to be more passive,” the parent said. Another parent added, “They’re teaching white guilt. They’re dividing the students. They’re saying to non-whites, ‘You have been oppressed and you’re still being oppressed.’”

via White Parents Outraged by Course That Teaches Students About Systemic Racism | Your Black World.