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  • 𝒬 : What do you think about this? How to completely defeat racism?
𝒜 : Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently abandoned... Everything is war.
That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all of us without regard to race... Everything is war. Ignorance and prejudice are the partners of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, injustice with tolerance, and isolation with generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.
#racism #fuckracism #equality
  • 𝒬 : What do you think about this? How to completely defeat racism?
    𝒜 : Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently abandoned... Everything is war.
    That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all of us without regard to race... Everything is war. Ignorance and prejudice are the partners of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, injustice with tolerance, and isolation with generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.
    #racism #fuckracism #equality
  • 581 10 19 April, 2019

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  • #racism is taught and this is so important to me ❤️. Teach #blackexcellence #africanpresence  I remember being a kid and hated my skin tbh. I’m only happy to freely say that, because how proud i am of my skin. I have black splotches in parts of my skin. As a kid I’ll be self conscious about it. Now I see it as different types of african in me lol. #Melaninpopping
  • #racism is taught and this is so important to me ❤️. Teach #blackexcellence #africanpresence I remember being a kid and hated my skin tbh. I’m only happy to freely say that, because how proud i am of my skin. I have black splotches in parts of my skin. As a kid I’ll be self conscious about it. Now I see it as different types of african in me lol. #Melaninpopping
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  • I had a strange experience this week where I saw somebody's profile that read "genderfluid femme" with she/they pronouns. I suddenly felt "No, 'she' isn't quite right..." and tried changing my instagram to he/they, genderfluid masc. I've never really liked my name,  hence the abbreviation to L. but suddenly that wasn't right either. I changed it to Lauren and tears came into my eyes as I recognized it as a name plenty of men have used before.
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I say this but there is still so much shame and resistance in me to embracing this aspect of my identity. I'm trying to step forward with open arms while another part of me is trying to run away. There's still so much shame to unpack, so much to figure out...but I also love my life and some of the moments when some illusion about gender falls away have been the most powerful of my life. I wouldn't trade my experience for anything, yet I also wish I could "choose one" on other days. Striding the boundaries is a big part of genderfluid magic.
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I also have the privilege of being white and having money, of being safe in a liberal community that is educated about queer issues [even if they tell jokes about gay people (it's still homophobia even if you're a Democrat, ahem...)] but if I decided I was strictly trans, I'd have access to surgery, to therapy, etc. These intersections always matter. And even with all of these privileges I haven't talked to most people in my life about gender and I don't really want to. .
I'm not even making any requests of pronouns, I just put it up and so far I don't want to take it back down. I suddenly saw my center as just off-center into masculine along the gender spectrum. Having that seen somehow feels validating. And I feel better about being extra femme too, more secure in all manifestations of gender than I ever have--- even if I still don't know how to do makeup like a femme. There's a lot of learning that sometimes makes me feel timeless and universal and other times like a hormonal, confused teenager--and inbetween is a squishy human that just wants to be happy and chill.
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Ps Happy #420! #Prisonreformnow
  • I had a strange experience this week where I saw somebody's profile that read "genderfluid femme" with she/they pronouns. I suddenly felt "No, 'she' isn't quite right..." and tried changing my instagram to he/they, genderfluid masc. I've never really liked my name, hence the abbreviation to L. but suddenly that wasn't right either. I changed it to Lauren and tears came into my eyes as I recognized it as a name plenty of men have used before.
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    I say this but there is still so much shame and resistance in me to embracing this aspect of my identity. I'm trying to step forward with open arms while another part of me is trying to run away. There's still so much shame to unpack, so much to figure out...but I also love my life and some of the moments when some illusion about gender falls away have been the most powerful of my life. I wouldn't trade my experience for anything, yet I also wish I could "choose one" on other days. Striding the boundaries is a big part of genderfluid magic.
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    I also have the privilege of being white and having money, of being safe in a liberal community that is educated about queer issues [even if they tell jokes about gay people (it's still homophobia even if you're a Democrat, ahem...)] but if I decided I was strictly trans, I'd have access to surgery, to therapy, etc. These intersections always matter. And even with all of these privileges I haven't talked to most people in my life about gender and I don't really want to. .
    I'm not even making any requests of pronouns, I just put it up and so far I don't want to take it back down. I suddenly saw my center as just off-center into masculine along the gender spectrum. Having that seen somehow feels validating. And I feel better about being extra femme too, more secure in all manifestations of gender than I ever have--- even if I still don't know how to do makeup like a femme. There's a lot of learning that sometimes makes me feel timeless and universal and other times like a hormonal, confused teenager--and inbetween is a squishy human that just wants to be happy and chill.
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    Ps Happy #420 ! #Prisonreformnow
  • 21 1 16 hours ago
  • April is #genocideawarenessmonth and I am suspended from @twitter for giving the total number of deaths by genocides perpetrated by white people (including European colonizers/settlers). I did the math in my head last night to give context to Zoemie's claim and an answer to Jackie's question. I was off by 1.4 million (so that total was 41.2 million) from the source I used (@wikipedia) and I didn't include 56 million Native Americans who were killed. 97 million people dying in genocides perpetrated by a particular race seems like a dark history to me. 
Twitter hasn't suspended the people calling @ilhanmn a terrorist or spouting hatred of Muslims. They haven't suspended people who regularly make violent threats. But they suspended me (someone who mainly has white ancestors) for doing math in an attempt to help racists understand just how many people have been killed by white supremacists and other bigots. 
To paraphrase Ron Weasley: They need to sort out their priorities. 
#preventgenocide #genocide #stopthehate #history #antisemitism #islamophobia #istandwithilhan #progressive #twitterfail #racism #holocaust #holodomor #irishfamine #nativeamerican #colonialism
  • April is #genocideawarenessmonth and I am suspended from @twitter for giving the total number of deaths by genocides perpetrated by white people (including European colonizers/settlers). I did the math in my head last night to give context to Zoemie's claim and an answer to Jackie's question. I was off by 1.4 million (so that total was 41.2 million) from the source I used (@wikipedia) and I didn't include 56 million Native Americans who were killed. 97 million people dying in genocides perpetrated by a particular race seems like a dark history to me.
    Twitter hasn't suspended the people calling @ilhanmn a terrorist or spouting hatred of Muslims. They haven't suspended people who regularly make violent threats. But they suspended me (someone who mainly has white ancestors) for doing math in an attempt to help racists understand just how many people have been killed by white supremacists and other bigots.
    To paraphrase Ron Weasley: They need to sort out their priorities.
    #preventgenocide #genocide #stopthehate #history #antisemitism #islamophobia #istandwithilhan #progressive #twitterfail #racism #holocaust #holodomor #irishfamine #nativeamerican #colonialism
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  • 20 2 17 hours ago
  • #enough 
Due to the recent increase in racism incidents in football, the Premier League players are currently boycotting social media for 24 hours.
I firmly stand against racism in football. When you enter the pitch, you become just another player; no matter your nationality, race, age, sex, or physical appearance. Football is a game where a person can express him/herself and this should not be hindered by mind-deprived people who constantly shout out abuse and insults. I call out to FIFA to find a way to fix this recurring problem. Finally, I also appeal to all fans to do their part in making this sport again the "Beautiful Game."
#enough #racism #saynotoracism #football #equality #respect #takeastand
  • #enough
    Due to the recent increase in racism incidents in football, the Premier League players are currently boycotting social media for 24 hours.
    I firmly stand against racism in football. When you enter the pitch, you become just another player; no matter your nationality, race, age, sex, or physical appearance. Football is a game where a person can express him/herself and this should not be hindered by mind-deprived people who constantly shout out abuse and insults. I call out to FIFA to find a way to fix this recurring problem. Finally, I also appeal to all fans to do their part in making this sport again the "Beautiful Game."
    #enough #racism #saynotoracism #football #equality #respect #takeastand
  • 1 0 17 hours ago
  • “Travel is one of the greatest commodities of the 21st century, as we millennials are taught to prioritize “experiences” over “things.” It entices us with the promise of newness, as well as some vague guarantee that we will become interesting and worthy of envy, collecting experiences like shiny new things we can show off on our social media channels. Many inspirational articles and books on traveling promise epiphany-inducing experiences tinged with gleeful excitement for each plane ticket purchased. But many of these articles fail to offer ways of dealing with the anxiety of traveling in a body that is not deemed a blank slate that moves from one place to the other without notice. What are the consequences of traveling in the country of the other (to you), when you are already marked as the Other?” - Rosel Kim @jrokim | Field Notes from Prague: On Travelling as an Asian Canadian Woman | @livinghyphen #globalization #capitalism #racism
  • “Travel is one of the greatest commodities of the 21st century, as we millennials are taught to prioritize “experiences” over “things.” It entices us with the promise of newness, as well as some vague guarantee that we will become interesting and worthy of envy, collecting experiences like shiny new things we can show off on our social media channels. Many inspirational articles and books on traveling promise epiphany-inducing experiences tinged with gleeful excitement for each plane ticket purchased. But many of these articles fail to offer ways of dealing with the anxiety of traveling in a body that is not deemed a blank slate that moves from one place to the other without notice. What are the consequences of traveling in the country of the other (to you), when you are already marked as the Other?” - Rosel Kim @jrokim | Field Notes from Prague: On Travelling as an Asian Canadian Woman | @livinghyphen #globalization #capitalism #racism
  • 2 0 17 hours ago
  • “I will always be a minority in every country I go to. I’m Punjabi but I was born and raised in Birmingham, England. My parents are both from East Africa, grandparents all from India. In Japan, I’m a foreigner obviously. But being a minority here doesn’t matter as much as it does in the UK. I think the UK is institutionally racist. From the police force, to the courts, to everything. The way they stop people. The way they will harass you. After 9/11, I was a 15-year-old school boy, and I was being called Bin Laden in the streets by people. I used to laugh it off. But these are grown men saying this to a teenage boy. When I’m in a whiter part of town, I almost get into fights at pubs just because I’m different. Here, even though I’m big and dark skinned, I don’t feel like I stand out as much. Japanese people will show love to you, regardless. Don’t get me wrong, not everyone in England is racist. But I’ve not experienced anything that has been even slightly uncomfortable here. I don’t see a woman grab her purse across the road when I’m walking towards her. I don’t get any issues in the airport here. People say I got a chip on my shoulder, but it’s not the case. I mean, Brexit has basically validated racism against people. You think Brexit is about the EU, but they talk about Africans or Asians or non-White people. It’s justified being able to say whatever they want. Japan, on the other hand, I feel less on edge here. I don’t feel like the police are trying to stop me all the time.”.
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#humansoftokyo #humansofjapan #イギリス人 #イギリス #共生社会 #visitjapan #lifeinjapan #tokyo #Brexit #storytelling #tokyointerlopers #sakura #diversitymatters #agameofportraits #Japan #diversity #diversityandinclusion #Punjabi #documentary #tokyolife #minority #portraitphotography #storyofthestreet #racism #Japanese #Brit #英会話 #桜 #外人 #外国人
  • “I will always be a minority in every country I go to. I’m Punjabi but I was born and raised in Birmingham, England. My parents are both from East Africa, grandparents all from India. In Japan, I’m a foreigner obviously. But being a minority here doesn’t matter as much as it does in the UK. I think the UK is institutionally racist. From the police force, to the courts, to everything. The way they stop people. The way they will harass you. After 9/11, I was a 15-year-old school boy, and I was being called Bin Laden in the streets by people. I used to laugh it off. But these are grown men saying this to a teenage boy. When I’m in a whiter part of town, I almost get into fights at pubs just because I’m different. Here, even though I’m big and dark skinned, I don’t feel like I stand out as much. Japanese people will show love to you, regardless. Don’t get me wrong, not everyone in England is racist. But I’ve not experienced anything that has been even slightly uncomfortable here. I don’t see a woman grab her purse across the road when I’m walking towards her. I don’t get any issues in the airport here. People say I got a chip on my shoulder, but it’s not the case. I mean, Brexit has basically validated racism against people. You think Brexit is about the EU, but they talk about Africans or Asians or non-White people. It’s justified being able to say whatever they want. Japan, on the other hand, I feel less on edge here. I don’t feel like the police are trying to stop me all the time.”.
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    . "Never following fashion, tryna find my own way with my passion." (@sandeep__86 has been teaching English in Japan for a year. He also dabbles in music and photography. Check out Mellow Deep - Departures on iTunes or Spotify).
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    #humansoftokyo #humansofjapan #イギリス人 #イギリス #共生社会 #visitjapan #lifeinjapan #tokyo #Brexit #storytelling #tokyointerlopers #sakura #diversitymatters #agameofportraits #Japan #diversity #diversityandinclusion #Punjabi #documentary #tokyolife #minority #portraitphotography #storyofthestreet #racism #Japanese #Brit #英会話 #桜 #外人 #外国人
  • 47 6 17 hours ago
  • Many white people, particularly white women, after they discover they’ve acted in racist ways, spend every day on Instagram seeking to follow influencers who will punish them for their crime. After a while, they discover, that no matter how much punishment they endure, they still haven’t changed. The more an IG influencer abuses their white followers, the more legitimate the influencer appears to be. I have often been asked by my clients “April, what you’re doing is amazing! It’s helped me so much. Why don’t more people follow you?” My response is this: “I don’t give white women what they want. They want to be punished, but I offer them rehabilitation and reform to address their racism. They are actively seeking punishment and I refuse to satisfy this need, because it’s not healthy or ethical of me to do this.” We, as women, in a deeply patriarchal society, think we deserve punishment because that is what we are taught (patriarchal brainwashing). Instead of following patriarchal values what we need to do is learn to love ourselves when we make (big) mistakes instead of self-punishment. Our society is so utterly violent that we assume that there is no other way to stop bigotry, but this isn’t true. Let us go back to the ways of old: rooted in the ways of matriarchal community values. Together, we are strong and we can do this! Let’s approach this work as Mother Nature 🌿  intended. #racism #antiracism #feminism #socialwork reform #poc #bipoc #psychology #socialjustice #behavior #queer #race #lgbtqia #feminist #relationships #interracial #family #reform #racismreform #racistsignature
  • Many white people, particularly white women, after they discover they’ve acted in racist ways, spend every day on Instagram seeking to follow influencers who will punish them for their crime. After a while, they discover, that no matter how much punishment they endure, they still haven’t changed. The more an IG influencer abuses their white followers, the more legitimate the influencer appears to be. I have often been asked by my clients “April, what you’re doing is amazing! It’s helped me so much. Why don’t more people follow you?” My response is this: “I don’t give white women what they want. They want to be punished, but I offer them rehabilitation and reform to address their racism. They are actively seeking punishment and I refuse to satisfy this need, because it’s not healthy or ethical of me to do this.” We, as women, in a deeply patriarchal society, think we deserve punishment because that is what we are taught (patriarchal brainwashing). Instead of following patriarchal values what we need to do is learn to love ourselves when we make (big) mistakes instead of self-punishment. Our society is so utterly violent that we assume that there is no other way to stop bigotry, but this isn’t true. Let us go back to the ways of old: rooted in the ways of matriarchal community values. Together, we are strong and we can do this! Let’s approach this work as Mother Nature 🌿 intended. #racism #antiracism #feminism #socialwork reform #poc #bipoc #psychology #socialjustice #behavior #queer #race #lgbtqia #feminist #relationships #interracial #family #reform #racismreform #racistsignature
  • 146 0 17 hours ago
  • What is crime? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a crime can be one of four things: 1: an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government  2: a grave offense especially against morality 3: criminal activity 4: something reprehensible, foolish, or disgraceful. When you look at these definitions, does racism not fit the criteria of a crime? There are various types of crime from low level to high level criminal activity. The majority of racism that exists in America is low level in nature, i.e. microaggressions. How is it that white people can act out a crime without realizing it's a crime? This is because in America, this type of criminal activity is normalized. The same thing could be said of sexism, too, which is the reason why a rapist can become a Supreme Court Justice. Racism is one of many forms of bigotry that are crimes against humanity. As a response to this, white people force themselves to do "time" (punishment), because they know they have an option to not have to do it (white privilege, which is committing a crime without having to endure a consequence). Whites choose to absorb the emotional abuse from mainstream anti-racism educators, because they feel this is part of the "time" they need to pay, which is a lifetime sentence. This is when you hear mainstream educators say "this takes a lifetime of work", aka "You are white and deserve a lifetime sentence." American culture teaches us "an eye for an eye", but this is archaic and barbarous in nature: we can do better. ⁣
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#racism #antiracism #feminism #socialwork reform #poc #bipoc #psychology #socialjustice #behavior #queer #race #lgbtqia #feminist #relationships #interracial #family #reform #racismreform #racistsignature
  • What is crime? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a crime can be one of four things: 1: an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government 2: a grave offense especially against morality 3: criminal activity 4: something reprehensible, foolish, or disgraceful. When you look at these definitions, does racism not fit the criteria of a crime? There are various types of crime from low level to high level criminal activity. The majority of racism that exists in America is low level in nature, i.e. microaggressions. How is it that white people can act out a crime without realizing it's a crime? This is because in America, this type of criminal activity is normalized. The same thing could be said of sexism, too, which is the reason why a rapist can become a Supreme Court Justice. Racism is one of many forms of bigotry that are crimes against humanity. As a response to this, white people force themselves to do "time" (punishment), because they know they have an option to not have to do it (white privilege, which is committing a crime without having to endure a consequence). Whites choose to absorb the emotional abuse from mainstream anti-racism educators, because they feel this is part of the "time" they need to pay, which is a lifetime sentence. This is when you hear mainstream educators say "this takes a lifetime of work", aka "You are white and deserve a lifetime sentence." American culture teaches us "an eye for an eye", but this is archaic and barbarous in nature: we can do better. ⁣

    #racism #antiracism #feminism #socialwork reform #poc #bipoc #psychology #socialjustice #behavior #queer #race #lgbtqia #feminist #relationships #interracial #family #reform #racismreform #racistsignature
  • 89 0 18 hours ago
  • Walter West-Majin (prod. by Bster)
I’m not the one to shamelessly plug music, but this is the latest song I’ve heard about race and it kinda hits 8 types of different. especially at the “they only post their beliefs I’m ready to die for mine” line, me and Melody started going stupid and going crazy on the Skype call, it’s safe to say mans went in and snapped as hard as he could
  • Walter West-Majin (prod. by Bster)
    I’m not the one to shamelessly plug music, but this is the latest song I’ve heard about race and it kinda hits 8 types of different. especially at the “they only post their beliefs I’m ready to die for mine” line, me and Melody started going stupid and going crazy on the Skype call, it’s safe to say mans went in and snapped as hard as he could
  • 57 12 19 April, 2019