Is Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again?

User avatar
Estiveo
Posts: 6692
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:31 pm
Location: Trouble's Howse

Re: Is Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again?

#526

Post by Estiveo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:21 pm

Her white privilege was showing...

Her: excuse me i believe you may be in the wrong place you need to let us thru. This line is for priority boarding
Me: priority meaning first class correct?
Her: Yes...now excuse me they will call y’all after we board
Me: *shove first class priority boarding pass in her face* you can relax ma’am I’m in the right spot, been here longer, so you can board after me
Her: *still won’t let It go* he must be military or something, but we paid for our seats so he still should have to wait
Me: nope to big to ever be in anybodies military. I’m just a nigga with money 💰 🤷🏾‍♂️
Everybody waiting in line: starts to clap lmao


"Cosmic apotheosis wears off faster than salvia." --Rick Sanchez

User avatar
RTH10260
Posts: 13795
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:52 am
Location: Near the Swiss Alps

Re: Is Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again?

#527

Post by RTH10260 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:37 pm

On eve of Trump visit, Mississippi blacks say he’s brought back troubles of the past
By Marc Fisher December 7 at 4:48 PM

JACKSON, Miss. — The president is coming to America’s poorest, blackest state to open a civil rights museum on Saturday, and people in the neighborhoods surrounding that gleaming tribute to the past would rather have Donald Trump visit their present.

“It’s hostile now, more hostile than in a long, long time,” said Pete McElroy, who employs three men at the auto repair shop that’s been his family’s business for three generations. “People almost boast about it: ‘We got our man in the White House and this is the way the ball’s going to roll now.’ ”

Three miles from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, over rutted roads, past littered lots, abandoned houses and shuttered plants and warehouses, McElroy, 69, and other black residents of this struggling capital city say that after nearly a year of the Trump presidency, they have a definitive answer to the question candidate Trump posed when he spoke at a rally in Jackson in August of last year.

“What do you have to lose?” Trump asked, making a quixotic and ultimately failed bid for black votes to a nearly all-white crowd.

“We’re losing a lot,” McElroy said here this week. “Losing Obamacare. Where are people going to go? Losing money. He’s making the rich richer and the poor poorer. Mostly, we’re losing respect. No way you can evade that. The way he speaks, the racists feel like they can say anything they want to us.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... story.html



User avatar
RTH10260
Posts: 13795
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:52 am
Location: Near the Swiss Alps

Re: Is Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again?

#528

Post by RTH10260 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:46 pm

America - Newark Riots (1967)




User avatar
Tiredretiredlawyer
Posts: 4088
Joined: Tue May 10, 2016 2:56 pm
Location: Animal Planet
Occupation: Permanent probationary slave to 2 dogs, 1 cat, the neighbor's cat, and 1 horse

Re: Is Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again?

#529

Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:13 am

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... ory-216200
Excellent article. Historical connections -it's got 'em!!!!
Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?
Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.


The first in this series, perhaps the most fundamental, centers around the white working class. Are working-class white voters shooting themselves in the foot by making common cause with a political movement that is fundamentally inimical to their economic self-interest? In exchange for policies like the new tax bill, which several nonpartisan analyses conclude will lower taxes on the wealthy and raise them for the working class, did they really just settle for a wall that will likely never be built, a rebel yell for Confederate monuments most of them will never visit, and the hollow validation of a disappearing world in which white was up and brown and black were down?

If they did accept that bargain, why? Or are we missing something? Might working-class whites in fact derive some tangible advantage from their bargain with Trump? Is it really so irrational to care more about, say, illegal immigration than marginal income tax rates?

These are good questions. They’re also not new ones. The historian W.E.B. Du Bois asked them more than 80 years ago in his seminal work on Reconstruction, when he posited that working-class Southern whites were complicit, or at least passive instruments, in their own political and economic disenfranchisement. They forfeited real power and material well-being, he argued, in return for the “psychological” wages associated with being white.

Since then, the issue has inspired a vibrant debate among historians. Until last year, most agreed with Du Bois that the answer to the question was not so simple as “yes” or “no”—that whiteness sometimes conferred benefits both imaginary and real.


“I’ve been hooked since my first smell of C-4.” Linda Cox, first female Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, first to lead her own unit, go to war, be awarded a Bronze Star, and hold the highest enlisted rank of chief master sergeant.

User avatar
AndyinPA
Posts: 984
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:00 pm
Location: Pittsburgh PA

Re: Is Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again?

#530

Post by AndyinPA » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:28 pm

Good article. I'm looking forward to reading the rest.

:like:



User avatar
TollandRCR
Posts: 19030
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:17 pm

Re: Is Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again?

#531

Post by TollandRCR » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:02 am

I strongly recommend The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South by John T. Edge. Yes, it discusses food in every decade, including in this decade with its Southern food flavored by lemongrass. But it is mostly about how a region changed and a people rose — although no one can tell whether Trump and the evil he has unleashed will cause a relapse.


“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is.” Kurt Vonnegut

User avatar
Tiredretiredlawyer
Posts: 4088
Joined: Tue May 10, 2016 2:56 pm
Location: Animal Planet
Occupation: Permanent probationary slave to 2 dogs, 1 cat, the neighbor's cat, and 1 horse

Re: Is Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again?

#532

Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:04 am

TollandRCR wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:02 am
I strongly recommend The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South by John T. Edge. Yes, it discusses food in every decade, including in this decade with its Southern food flavored by lemongrass. But it is mostly about how a region changed and a people rose — although no one can tell whether Trump and the evil he has unleashed will cause a relapse.
:like:


“I’ve been hooked since my first smell of C-4.” Linda Cox, first female Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, first to lead her own unit, go to war, be awarded a Bronze Star, and hold the highest enlisted rank of chief master sergeant.

User avatar
TollandRCR
Posts: 19030
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:17 pm

Re: Is Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again?

#533

Post by TollandRCR » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:46 am

The amazing thing is that when I typed “evil,” it was a horrendous typo, with not a single letter in the correct place. Yet the board suggested the word I intended. Either it learns and I am becoming predictable, or the ambiance of the culture is seeping into spellcheck.


“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is.” Kurt Vonnegut

Post Reply

Return to “Social Issues”