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rootworkn:

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

soulrevision:

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Despite public outcry, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday he will move forward with the felony child abuse prosecution of Shanesha Taylor, the jobless mom whose Scottsdale arrest has drawn national attention and prompted calls for Taylor to receive assistance rather than punishment. 

Attorney Bill Montgomery’s office received a petition on Tuesday with 12,000 signatures asking for Shanesha’s charges to be dropped. "First, they weren’t signatures; they were just a list of names," Montgomery said, referring to a printout from the website. "So I don’t know whether any of the individuals in their pajamas who logged on to the site and put their name on there really had a clue of all the circumstances involved in this particular case.

Apparently signatures aren’t good enough, let’s call County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s office & tell him to drop the charges against Shanesha Taylor —-> (602) 506-3411

PLEASE call this number and leave a comment. As someone with anxiety myself I know how hard it can be to call people you don’t know but PLEASE let them know that prosecuting Shanesha Taylor is unacceptable. 

It was really hard for me to pick up the phone, but this is unacceptable. 

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justwhitesupremacythings:

If only white people responded to racist shit from neo-nazis and blatantly racist white people with the same vigor they respond to people of color who express frustration over the racist shit white people do to them

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blastortoise:

White people be like “so I’m racist because I don’t find an entire race of people attractive.”
Lmao uh yes

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alicemurmurs asked: What is a white person exactly? because I am mutt but I look pure white on the outside with brunette hair and brown eyes...I mean I'm a mix of Scottish, Swedish, Arabic, and Italian! I don't really know what I would call myself.

dayglowjoe:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

alicemurmurs:

rin-tohsaka:

alicemurmurs:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

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Looks like you call yourself white.

BYE.

-Holly

HAHAHAHAHA! Well yeah I’m going to call myself white when I don’t know what else I’d call myself! should I just call myself a mutt then? 

Hi. White-passing WOC here. It’s just my two cents but PLEASE don’t call yourself a mutt. The term is kind of degrading.

I just refer to myself as mixed, plain and simple. If a situation calls for me to announce being white-passing then I will, but for the most part I just call myself mixed.

Well according to POC I’m just white… my dad is almost full Italian and he is dark! he does have ARABIAN in him too though…but eh, if they don’t like me because of my skin who needs them.

I’m seriously doubting your claims now you have started referring to yourself and your Father as “Arabian”. I’m guessing your father is Southern Italian? (Only a guess though) yes Southern Italians can be quite dark skinned, but they are still white. I don’t know how many times I’m going to have to say this, but RACE IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT. It is not a biological classification. Southern Italians are racialised as white, (at least in Europe where I live and honestly no offence but anyone who attempts to argue with me has no understanding of race at all). So if your father is a dark skinned Southern Italian he is white and so are you. Stop making an ass out of yourself.

- Eniola

ok yeah southern italy was colonised by arabs between the 800s and 1200s *but* italy has been separated from the arab world politically and culturally for centuries and any genetic arab lineage in italy doesn’t mean people can say they are racially arab seeing as southern europeans have actively gone to great lengths to remove and cover up just how influential the arabs were on their culture and history. for example, Malta’s language is literally an arabic fucking dialect yet people still label them as ‘european’ and look down on the suggestion that they are part of the arab world…
so, just cos your dad is dark skinned and could possibly have distant arab lineage from centuries ago, doesn’t mean you can say you are part “arabian” … (p.s. don’t say ‘arabian’ either, it’s just ‘arab’…)

like you can’t say you have lived the experiences of arabs in the west, for example. it reminds me of when white people say they are part cherokee princess or whatever shit in defence of wearing head-dresses on hallowe’en…

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miumiuglitter asked: Whether a southern Italian has white privilege totally depends on their appearance. Some southern Italians are not as mixed and are purely white, and obviously wouldn't have any trouble if they were to travel, however, others are very dark and would not benefit from white privilege since they are most likely not 100% white. The memoir The Skin Between Us by Kym Ragusa talks about this a lot (southern Italians and how they're perceived in the US).

justwhitesupremacythings:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

Hmmm but when we are discussing race we need to move away from talking of being “pure white” as if race is biological, because it is not. It being a social construct means that who is and isn’t white isn’t necessarily based on ethnicity. Remember when I wrote that post about race and the difference between being white passing and white? I said that Lebanese people are racialised as white in Nigeria, and are therefore white people in Nigeria, even though they are definitely people of colour in the West. Lebanese people are not “pure white” by any means, so that’s something you need to take into account when having conversations about race. In my experience, living in the UK Southern Italians have always been racialised as white, but I know that it could be different elsewhere, but personally I wouldn’t call a Southen Italian a “person of colour”.

- Eniola

In the US I would still definitely say that Italians, Greeks, other Southern Europeans, are racialized as white and have always been racialized as white. That’s not to say that they have not experienced discrimination, but they definitely have never experienced racism. Because the dominant culture in the US IS White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP), these groups of Southern Europeans have experienced discrimination based on their religion and the fact that they aren’t Anglo-Saxon, among other things, but that doesn’t mean they’re not white. They are simply considered “lesser” whites and exist in a “hierarchy of whiteness” where Northern/Western Europeans are at the top and Southern/Eastern Europeans are near the bottom. Still WHITE.

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glitchbunny:

Never trust a person who can’t gracefully accept that they shouldn’t say certain words due to violent histories of those said words

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beaprettygirl asked: In grew up in Europe. I think Italians are racialised as White and the majority of them consider themselves white.. I find it really strange that in America, they don't.. Well, it surprised me. To me, they still white.

I grew up in Europe too and honestly this whole thing baffles me as well. It generally baffles me when people say Southern Europeans are not considered white and have no white privilege in Europe because that’s a lie (I’ve seen so many people try to say that on tumblr). A couple of my close friends (who are Nigerian) grew up in Southern Italy and honestly I know they would laugh so hard if you tried to tell them that Southern Italians are “people of colour”. Obviously though racial classifications vary from region to region so perhaps the situation is different in Australia?? I don’t know.

- Eniola

proud-sponcer-of-concerta asked: I haven't dug too much on this blog, but I'm just wondering if you all focus on strongly cultural/religious groups? (i.e."the grey area" or "lesser 'white' people" as I've been referred to).

We definitely have discussions about race a lot on this blog (as you can see now) but no this blog is about the experiences of people of colour.

- Eniola

miumiuglitter asked: Whether a southern Italian has white privilege totally depends on their appearance. Some southern Italians are not as mixed and are purely white, and obviously wouldn't have any trouble if they were to travel, however, others are very dark and would not benefit from white privilege since they are most likely not 100% white. The memoir The Skin Between Us by Kym Ragusa talks about this a lot (southern Italians and how they're perceived in the US).

Hmmm but when we are discussing race we need to move away from talking of being “pure white” as if race is biological, because it is not. It being a social construct means that who is and isn’t white isn’t necessarily based on ethnicity. Remember when I wrote that post about race and the difference between being white passing and white? I said that Lebanese people are racialised as white in Nigeria, and are therefore white people in Nigeria, even though they are definitely people of colour in the West. Lebanese people are not “pure white” by any means, so that’s something you need to take into account when having conversations about race. In my experience, living in the UK Southern Italians have always been racialised as white, but I know that it could be different elsewhere, but personally I wouldn’t call a Southen Italian a “person of colour”.

- Eniola

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miumiuglitter asked: Italians from the south can very often be racially mixed considering the history of colonialism in the south and their proximity to the African continent. Many southern Italians I've met do not identify as white and when they travel to the north of Italy, they are often discriminated against and are generally considered backwards, archaic, and barbaric.

the question i raise is if they were to go anywhere else in the world, do you think they wouldn’t be treated with white privilege like the next white person?

-Elijah

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ilcaptitanobatman asked: Hey is the "Italians are white" thing just America? Because in most places in Australia, you wouldn't really see an Italian called white (unless they look white/English)... even white-looking Italians stand out if they have an Italian name.

I have heard and read that Italians are not necessarily racialised as white in Australia (do we have any followers living in Australia who can confirm this?). I’m the one who made that comment though and I don’t live in the US I live in the UK. Pretty much globally I would say Italians are racialised as white.

- Eniola

Customer: So what are you?

Me: American.

Customer: (laughs) You know what I mean.

bricksandmortarandchewinggum:

holdmypurse:

Remember when Romney lost the election so somebody created White People Mourning Romney and collected various people crying over Romney’s loss

Still so funny.

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