Color

Mar. 30th, 2017 05:17 am
supergee: (magenta)
“Why do you say, ‘I don’t see color,’ as if it were a good thing?”
Because, as Dr. King said, it would be a good thing if the whole country did it. But the Power Structure sees color, and so do millions of stupid white people who get one vote each, so we have to. It’s one of those things we can’t escape, like government and bondage to our bowels.

ETA: Thank to several helpful comments, I realize this should have been something like “I wish I lived in a world where I didn’t have to see color, where we didn’t have that particular element of collectivist politics that makes many people suffer and gives the rest of us another civic duty.”

Heritage

Oct. 28th, 2016 06:43 am
supergee: (disgust)
Just the other day on Facebook, John Clute, who definitely knows more words than anybody else now that Bill Buckley is gone, mentioned hypodescent: a system of racial classification where even "one drop" of blood defines a person born of mixed parentage as belonging to the subordinate (in socioeconomic terms) group. Today, we have an example: a Republican saying on television that Tammy Duckworth doesn’t look white enough to have ancestors who fought in the American Revolution.

ETA: And someone with a Spanish name is accused of Extreme Cultural Appropriation for attempting to make off with the obviously Caucasian word hence.
supergee: (reclining)
Michelle Obama admits that she is Black.

Thanx to Garry Wills

Menace

Nov. 24th, 2014 03:22 pm
supergee: (monster)
Ta-Nehisi Coates takes the gospel of Giuliani one step further.
supergee: (gator2)
Black dentist in trouble at her practice because her colleagues snooped on her private Facebook posts and didn't like what she said about the Ferguson shooting. (That bites.) So she quit. Anybody want a good dentist who doesn't keep her mouth shut?
supergee: (irony)
In the Worst Insult to a Black Person Evar, a Black progressive erroneously called a Black conservative "white." Needless to say both all the other Black conservatives are enraged.

Thanx to Feministing

Halfies

Nov. 22nd, 2013 07:44 pm
supergee: (coy3)
When I was born, the "mixed" marriage (Jewish/Gentile) that produced me made conventional people have to suppress their gag reflex. That was more than 70 years ago. At Swarthmore in the 60s, there were enough of us Halfies to be a recognizable group, and by now that sort of thing is so ordinary it doesn't even register. We figured the same thing would happen with people of recognizably different "races," and it has. Some of today's Halfies.

Guess again

Aug. 9th, 2013 06:22 am
supergee: (kerplop)
Swiss store decides Oprah Winfrey doesn't look rich enough to buy their stuff.

Thanx to Pat Cadigan on Facebook

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