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historicaltimes:

Two women munitions workers at the National Shell Filling Factory in Chillwell, Nottinghamshire during the First World War, 1917 -

historicaltimes:

Two women munitions workers at the National Shell Filling Factory in Chillwell, Nottinghamshire during the First World War, 1917 -

I don't like the poll question about reverse racism. Racism is racism. And it is always a problem. It doesn't matter who does it. It breeds hate and fear and probably more racism. I said that I believe RR is real and is a big problem, but I would never use RR in real life, because it's a stupid phrase. White people do not need a special word for racism towards whites.

frenetic-heart:

tubetanker:

frenetic-heart:

thisiseverydayracism:

You and any other idiots who agree with you need to unfollow us promptly. 

Yes, racism IS racism. And being prejudiced against white people is a thing, sure — but it’s NOT racism.

Racism involves the systematic, ongoing, historical and current oppression of a people; it’s not simply disliking a certain race. Racism is about privilege and oppression.

"White people do not need a special word for racism towards whites"?? You’re exactly right, because there’s no such thing as racism towards white people.

Alright.  I’ll bite. 

If a white person is mistreated for the color of their skin, by a nonwhite, and verbally admits to doing so because said person is nonwhite, what is it if not racism?

There’s not a magic word for it. I don’t know, maybe just “prejudice”?

The thing is, we don’t live in a vacuum where someone of one race disliking someone of another race is the same experience across the board. We can’t remove ourselves from the history of racism just because that was then and this is now. We got to “now” by way of “then” and “then” involved legal racist acts and attitudes.

When a white person dislikes or mistreats a person of color, they do so from standing in a place of privilege. But it’s not an even playing field, because a POC who dislikes a white person doesn’t have that systematic culture of oppression to back them up in that stance.

Whether it’s morally right or wrong to mistreat someone based on race alone is beside the point. Focusing on that angle distracts from the reality that there is a formal, historically-based system of oppression that benefits one group in particular. Racism has roots in legalized prejudice against people of color and that’s why white people can’t be victims of it.

There is a word for it, The word is racism.  I can’t help it if Pat Bidol and Judith Katz attempted to make something more of the word by coming up with Power + Prejudice = Racism.  I don’t agree with their attempt to change the word.  It makes it difficult for people that haven’t read their work to know what anti-racist advocates are talking about and trivializes racism between minorities.

Distinctions must be made and clarity must be had.  All layers of racism must be identified.  The impact of privilege must be identified.  The impact of power must be identified.  Individual instances and systematic instances of racism must be identified, and separately.  It is counter productive to try to shove that all into one word. You end up with a big meaningless ‘Other’ 

Which I guess is all fine and good if you want something to post on tumblr and argue about, but isn’t very practical if you want real change.

Do not mistake my statement of ‘racism is racism’ as ignoring privilege or the impact racism has had on PoC.  Or that I’m equivocating everyone’s experiences. I am not. I meant very specifically, that a white person hating a nonwhite for being nonwhite is wrong, and a nonwhite hating white for being white is wrong.  I meant exactly that, nothing more and nothing less. 

»Whether it’s morally right or wrong to mistreat someone based on race alone is beside the point.

Then why have a poll question about it? 

And is it really beside the point?  Isn’t that the entire point?  Isn’t that how we’re in the mess we are in right now?  Because a million people did that? Over and over again, and it became the standard?  That people benefited from it while others were hurt?  And some families and governments slowly, but surely, built up their power by doing so?

And if it is condoned in any form, don’t you lose the moral high ground?  At that point, nobody is ‘right’ and its just a struggle for privilege?

>Focusing on that angle distracts from the reality that there is a formal, historically-based system of oppression that benefits one group in particular.

Not really.  No more than bootstrapping that all onto the word racism.  Because I promise you, the outcome is the same when talking to a person that isn’t well read on racism. 

You have to talk about each part of it.  You can’t just say ‘this is racist’ and expect everyone to know you mean individual and systematic racism.  That you’re talking about privilege and power.

You can’t depend on the narrative inside the movement.  You can’t depend on simple buzzwords.  You can’t say ‘that is racist’ and expect everyone to fall in line.  You have to unpack that basket.  You have to say this is wrong, this is why it is wrong and this is the history of why it s wrong, and this is where we will be in the future if we keep doing it.  You have to spell it out. You have to say “this is racist towards John.  John is a PoC.  These are the things that have happened to his family.  This is what the system has done.  This is how he and his family have been held back.  Here are some ideas on stopping it and moving forward.”

I couldn’t disagree with Pat Bidol and Judith Katz more in how they use language.  By tucking systematic racism into the word ‘racism’ they have muted the dialog people have about systematic racism.  On lookers just see Webster’s racism and walk on by.  It needs to have that qualifier.  Systematic needs to be in big bold letters. 

I don't like the poll question about reverse racism. Racism is racism. And it is always a problem. It doesn't matter who does it. It breeds hate and fear and probably more racism. I said that I believe RR is real and is a big problem, but I would never use RR in real life, because it's a stupid phrase. White people do not need a special word for racism towards whites.

frenetic-heart:

thisiseverydayracism:

You and any other idiots who agree with you need to unfollow us promptly. 

Yes, racism IS racism. And being prejudiced against white people is a thing, sure — but it’s NOT racism.

Racism involves the systematic, ongoing, historical and current oppression of a people; it’s not simply disliking a certain race. Racism is about privilege and oppression.

"White people do not need a special word for racism towards whites"?? You’re exactly right, because there’s no such thing as racism towards white people.

Alright.  I’ll bite. 

If a white person is mistreated for the color of their skin, by a nonwhite, and verbally admits to doing so because said person is nonwhite, what is it if not racism?

I don't like the poll question about reverse racism. Racism is racism. And it is always a problem. It doesn't matter who does it. It breeds hate and fear and probably more racism. I said that I believe RR is real and is a big problem, but I would never use RR in real life, because it's a stupid phrase. White people do not need a special word for racism towards whites.

thisiseverydayracism:

You and any other idiots who agree with you need to unfollow us promptly. 

Seriously?

You want me to unfollow you? You want me to stop reading about how nonwhites feel about how they are treated?  You don’t want me to know about their problems? 

And why? Because I think everyone can be be judged harshly and mistreated because of the color of their skin?

Are you for real?  You’re promoting willful ignorance?

Small collection of what I assume is a woman’s things from WW1 and WW2. 

There was sheet music, a small magazine on knitting things for the service men/women, some kid’s cars, propaganda ads, etc.

thevintagethimble:

WWII Hairstyles
A collection of WWII photographs, depicting some Of the hairstyles of the time, like the victory Rolls, the lifted and the swoops hairstyles. Most of these woman pictured here, were either in the services, the Land Army, WVS, working in factories or part of the home front. A rather inspiring gaggle of girls with gorgeous locks.

if only this kind of stuff would take off!

Original German oil can.  I think it was for an MG?  

The real area of interest is the original camo pattern.

Pictures of German Panzer Gyrocompass.  Not mine. 

Apparently TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN of nightwish fame is putting out a Scrooge McDuck concept album.

Yeah…you read that right.  A Finnish prog metal Scrooge album.