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  • Porteus Mays 1:11 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , equality, gender, male culture, , sexism, technology   

    How Much Poison Is Acceptable In Our Technology? 

    Designer Ash Huang questions whether tech designs for the majority, or for the majority of white males. “For an industry that complains about the inconvenience of waiting for a cab, doing laundry, or picking up takeout, we sure build a lot of suffering into our apps.”

    via How Much Poison Is Acceptable in Our Technology? — Discover

     
  • Porteus Mays 1:06 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , employment, employment discrimination, equality, ,   

    “Job Vacancy in America-National Arbiter in Chief of “Who Is Racist” 

    “All of this goes back to white people trying to excuse their guilt and racist ways. ”

    American Blacks Observing Non-American Blacks Views on the Place we Call "Home"

    Ifemelu makes light of the whole racist and racism situation to show how dumb people actually sound.  There are many people who like to point out that in America there is no longer slavery so therefore racism does not exist.  White people like to say that since we are all equal and free no one can be racist or that anyone can be racist  What some White people do not understand is that racism and slavery did not end in a day.  We still suffer the effects of slavery and racism.  All of this goes back to white people trying to excuse their guilt and racist ways.  It shows through all of their counter movements like “All Lives Matter”, “Blue Lives Matter”  Both of these movements were created just to take away from the Black Lives Matter movement, even attempting to deem it as a “terrorist organization.”  It is 2017…

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  • Porteus Mays 12:54 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , equality,   

    empty conversations 

    “My mom says I’m getting too dark, because apparently my skin isn’t beautiful even to my mom if it’s not white. ”

    Just an Earthling

    A day in a life, just observing the conversations around me.

    In school they teach us about the victories of the American Revolution, how we saved those “savages” by taking their land, exploiting their resources, how we won WWII, how our righteousness is so great that we must arm middle eastern countries (“No, not because of their abundant oil reserves, but to save them”). Apparently, everyone in the world needs saving. In my history textbook, you can find 1 page about the atomic bombs in Japan, maybe a paragraph about imperialism in the Philippines, a paragraph about the KKK is just briefly mentioned. But everything they don’t teach us was never “Americas’ fault”. My history teacher chuckles as he teaches the lesson, white kids don’t dare to stare at the one black kid. Soon the lesson is over, now they can go back and pretend racism doesn’t exist, history classmates…

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  • Porteus Mays 12:41 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Confederate Flag, , equality, , racism apologists, racist symbols, Southern Heritage, Southern Pride, symbols   

    The Gospel and The Confederate Flag 

    “But, as with any symbol, there is no real meaning to a Confederate flag, only the various meanings that people attach to it. There are many who hold to the “Lost Cause” idea created after the Civil War, and therefore, use the flag without racial meaning. ”

    Island brow

    Having grown up in the South and loving all things southern, it has been somewhat of a struggle to examine some things from the viewpoint of the gospel.  One such thing is the Confederate flag. I loved watching the Dukes of Hazard scoot through the countryside in ‘General Lee’. I enjoy Civil War history. I even participated in a Civil War Reenactment.  And since I didn’t live during the Civil War, the confederate flag has always been a symbol of Southern heritage.

    But, as with any symbol, there is no real meaning to a Confederate flag, only the various meanings that people attach to it. There are many who hold to the “Lost Cause” idea created after the Civil War, and therefore, use the flag without racial meaning.  The Confederate Flag is deeply symbolic, representing for many ideas of Southern heritage and pride not connected to segregation, slavery or…

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  • Porteus Mays 12:23 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , equality, , , White Privilege   

    ‘You Can Help in Ways That I Cannot’: Ijeoma Oluo on Putting Your White Privilege to Work Against Racism 

    “Your privilege is the biggest benefit you can bring to the movement.

    No, I’m not just talking nonsense now. Racial privilege is like a gun that will auto-focus on POC until you learn to aim it. When utilized properly, it can do real damage to the White Supremacist system — and it’s a weapon that POC do not have. You have access to people and places we don’t. Your actions against racism carry less risk.”

    Longreads

    At The Establishment, writer Ijeoma Oluo schools well-meaning white people late to the anti-racism party in the hard work of recognizing their privilege, letting go of it, and fighting for racial justice. While on the one hand, she points out that white privilege is a major part of the problem and needs to be absent in spaces shared with people of color, she also sees it as a secret weapon that can be employed in spaces that are predominately white.

    Your privilege is the biggest benefit you can bring to the movement.

    No, I’m not just talking nonsense now. Racial privilege is like a gun that will auto-focus on POC until you learn to aim it. When utilized properly, it can do real damage to the White Supremacist system — and it’s a weapon that POC do not have. You have access to people and places we don’t. Your actions against…

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  • Porteus Mays 12:21 pm on March 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Asian Issues, , , equality, minorities,   

    Racism: More Than a Black and White Issue 

    “Where do Asians fit within the concept of racism? Why is our experience of racism ignored? Why are our issues made to be seen as less important? Of course, the Asian experience of racism is more varied than what I have spoken about. It is more complex than that.”

    Unapologetically Rosie

    This post has been influenced by the BBC’s broadcast of Robert Kelly and his family, during the discussion concerning North and South Korea. It led me to reflect more on my own experience, as well as the experience of other people I know, when it comes to racism.

    BBC Broadcast

    The video sparked debates about whether Jung-a Kim was the nanny or the mother of the children in the video. People claim that thinking Mrs Kelly was a nanny was just stereotyping, not racism. However, they have based their stereotypes on her ethnicity. Is this a form of mild racism? To me, it is the equivalent of assuming all Mexicans are drug dealers, or that those who practice Islam are terrorists, which is not true! (Those who say you cannot be racist when it comes to Islam, I beg to differ. People do not stereotype white Muslims as much as…

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