Anti-Racism Terms masterpost
White Fragility: white people’s lack of psychological stamina in dealing with issues of race and racism due to being sheltered from ever having to deal with it on a daily basis
Dysconscious racism: the tacit acceptance of racist ideology which absolves the racists from having to do anything about inequality.
Aversive racism: when you loudly disavow racism and you consciously know it’s bad, but you act hella racist anyway, not by demonstrating hostility, but by being, y’know, averse to dealing with Black folx and other minorities.
Colorblind racism: when you consciously know racism is a bad thing but when a POC tells you something happened because of racism, you cannot believe it and keep trying to attribute the racist encounter to something else, because you’re colorblind! you don’t see race.
all of these forms of racism feed into each other! POC, arm yourselves with this knowledge. White people, do some soul-searching with this strong academic work that’s already been done for you.
Trinh Minh-ha, Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism, pg 40:
consciousness is not the result of accumulated knowledge and experience but the term of an ongoing unsettling process
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth, pg 232:
the colonized subject fights to put an end to domination but he must also ensure all untruths placed within him by the oppressor are eliminated
Mary Louise Pratt, Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturalism, pg 84:
Subsistence lifeways, non-monetary exchange systems, and self-sustaining regional economies are anathema to expansive capitalism.
apparently m’sians writing english lit for a national cause is like building “a house of straw over an abyss” why so malang one
Page 35, Immanuel Wallerstein, “Ideological Tensions of Capitalism” in Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities.:
We know what happens when racism-sexism goes too far. Racists may try to eject the out-group totally—swiftly, as in the case of the Nazi slaughter of the Jews; less swiftly, as in the pursuit of total apartheid. Taken to this extreme, these doctrines are irrational and, because they are irrational, they are resisted. They are resisted, of course, by the victims, but they are also resisted by powerful economic forces who object not to the racism, but to the fact that its primary objective—an ethnicized but productive work force—has been forgotten.
We can also imagine what happens whe universalism goes too far. Some people may seek to implement a truly egalitarian allocation of work roles and work rewards in which race (or its equivalent) and gender genuinely play no part. Unlike taking racism too far, there is no swift way one can take universalism too far, for one has to eliminate not merely the legal and institutional barriers to universalism, but the internalized patterns of ethnicization, and this inevitably requires at least a generation. So it is rather easy to resist universalism’s going too far. n the name of universalism itself, one merely has to denounce the so-called reverse racism wherever steps are taken to dismantle the institutionalized apparatus of racism and sexism.
Theodor Adorno & Max Horkheimer, the Dialectic of Enlightenment, 1972.:
Far from concealing suffering … the culture industry takes pride in looking it in the face like a man … That is life—very hard, but just because of that so wonderful and so healthy. This lie does not shrink from tragedy. Mass culture deals with it, in the same way as centralized society does not abolish the suffering of its members but records and plans it