Showing posts with label white guilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label white guilt. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

White Guilt: Still Wrong

It has always intrigued me: the trope of a white person travelling abroad to “find themselves.” Turn on the TV, open a magazine, look to your left: there it is. Furthermore, despite being the minority in many of these countries, white people still manage to inject their privilege into every aspect of their experience, all under the guise of “exploring and understanding.” This is called white guilt. The classic Hollywood-spun tale of a group of Caucasians briefly changing their race or cultural practices, but refusing to relinquish any privilege.
Films like Seven Years in Tibet, the Last Samurai, even James Cameron’s Avatar, support the problematic view of the white man as the savior to the savage peoples of the “outside” world. Often in these films, the citizens of the country being visited are portrayed through stereotypes and very little meaningful dialogue with the main character. White mainstream media’s opinion of brown people is so consistently low that when important roles do arise for people of color, they are given to white people with vaguely ethnic features. At this point, any depiction of a brown person by someone who is not a person of color is invalid. In a world where white people are being constantly praised and rewarded for having basic human decency and understanding of culture, we have a lot of work ahead of us.
Until we stop encouraging white mediocrity in our media, we will continue to disenfranchise a growing population of young people of color looking for their place in their own cultures. Few things are more affirming than seeing yourself reflected back in a positive light. Representation and mentorship allow people of color to set our goals high, make mistakes, follow our hearts and to grow and glow, unhindered by expectation.
The brown people of the world do not exist to answer your existential questions. We are not props or costumes. White fragility is not sponsored by the continents of Africa and Asia. So the next time you find yourself presented with an opportunity provided to you by your privilege, wield it with intention. Accurate and positive representation is such an infinitely powerful tool and one that is well within our grasp.

Link: https://www.lawrentian.com/archives/1010580

LETTER: Narrative of white guilt

I am writing this letter after listening to a Radio 702 debate hosted by Eusebius McKaiser on the legacy of former president FW de Klerk.
This comes after a black boy in Coligny was allegedly murdered by white farmers, who were released on bail by a black magistrate.
In addition, President Jacob Zuma has lashed out at white people for marching against the crisis in our country. This has prompted some senior leaders in the ANC to complain that white people are committing treason.
An unfortunate narrative is developing that says all white people are guilty by virtue of the colour of their skin. If we were to adopt the approach, then all black men would have to be locked up if a black man commits a rape.
Just because the radio host concerned happens to be black does not mean he understands or shares my views on race issues. As it happens, I almost always disagree with his views on race and sexuality.
What McKaiser does not realise is that he is no different from the presenters at ANN7, who lack objectivity when they are passionate about a particular issue.
Lazola Vabaza Pretoria

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tom Tancredo Discusses White Guilt

http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/786097?section=Newsmax-Tv&keywords=tom-tancredo-white-guilt-racism-immigration&year=2017&month=04&date=24&id=786097&aliaspath=%2FManage%2FArticles%2FTemplate-Main&oref=www.google.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Is 2017 the Year White Guilt Ends?


White Guilt, White Privilege, White.  Three terms thrown around in the past year or so. All with negative connotations.  With this year’s Presidential election decided pretty much by a handful of white voters, does any of this change?
White Guilt
White Guilt is the individual or collective guilt felt by some white people for harm resulting from racist treatment of ethnic minorities by other white people both historically and currently. (Shelby Steele. A World of Difference: White Guilt) White guilt has been described as one of the psychosocial costs of racism for white individuals along with empathy (sadness and anger) for victims of racism and fear of non-whites. (Lisa Spanierman. Psychosocial Costs of Racism to Whites Scale. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 51(2):249–262 Apr 2004.)

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Book Recommendation





White Guilt by Shelby Steele
ISBN: 0060578629
Publication Date: 2006-05-02

Monday, November 21, 2016

How "White Guilt" Ultimately Gave us Hillary and Trump

 
Carl Jackson
Posted: Sep 01, 2016 12:01 AM
 
Now that we know “anti-establishment” Republicans aren’t necessarily pro-Constitutionalists, the question many are still asking is “how did we get here?" The answer can be summed up in two words: “white guilt.”
So what is “white guilt?” It’s a false sense of shame imposed upon white Americans by left-wing radicals like president Barack Obama and the late Saul Alinsky as a way of advancing their goal of wealth redistribution through social justice. Essentially, it highlights America’s “original sin” of slavery and racism as a tool to shame whites into an anti-American mindset.
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Columbus Day Is White Guilted Into Obscurity

Columbus Day is under attack again, and there’s more at stake than Italian- American pride. The campaign against Columbus Day is not anti-Italian, it is anti western civilization.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WHITE FRAGILITY

Lecturer Robin DiAngelo, who coined the term, is teaching the taxpayer-funded class for the city Officeof Arts and Culture. She defines white fragility as "a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves."
Critics say it is just the latest attempt at spreading white guilt, following in the footsteps of concepts such as "white privilege."
"By the way, DiAngelo is white," noted Todd Herman, of MyNorthwest.com. "But she doesn’t have any bias or fragility. And we’re going to pay her a bunch of money to teach a class on white fragility!"

Read more here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

White Guilty Post of the Week: Did Race Issue Bring Trump to the Voters?

In March, Slate wrote a pretty darn good article discussing America's backlash against the racial politics of President Barack Obama. Also, in March, Ken Burns discussed the role of race in Trump's candidacy.
“We are in a retrograde moment,” Burns explained, “in which the dog whistles of race that have been with us — we can’t pretend now that a phenomenon of the kind of racial innuendo that’s happening right now is somehow new and we’re shocked, shocked that this is happening.” - KB



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Today's "White Guilt" Themed Twitter Posts

Friday, April 22, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

GALLOP SHOCK: US WORRIES RACE RELATIONS PEAKING

U.S. Worries About Race Relations Reach a New High

by Jim Norman

Story Highlights

  • 35% of Americans are worried a great deal about race relations
  • Number has more than doubled in past two years
  • Race relations still ranks low among issues causing worry
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than a third (35%) of Americans now say they are worried "a great deal" about race relations in the U.S. -- which is higher than at any time since Gallup first asked the question in 2001. The percentage who are worried a great deal rose seven percentage points in the past year and has more than doubled in the past two years.

Trend: Race Relations Worries Are Growing in U.S.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Every Day There's At Least One White Guilt Story In The News

Following the news can be a buzzkill and one trend we have noticed here at MMM dot com can only be described as The White Guilt Story of the Day.

Today we have a story slapped upon us from the University of Kentucky where a professor used the "N" word in class and now has the student body on her ass to quit.  Now REMEMBER folks, always take things in the context they are delivered.  In this case, the professor was having a seemingly open and frank discussion about race until she made the comment that went something like: Hey, I have not been subject to racism in my life and it's not like the word "N" (spelled out, of course, for effect) has been spray painted on walls for all to see... Ok, this was the context.  Rather that be a student and asking questions or joining in this line of discussion a big deal was made and boom, teacher is now on leave pending investigation.

UK students are taking the social media experience way too far on this one and ruining the career of a dedicated instructor at a collegiate level and peeing on it in the process.  This is a mother, and this is a person with beliefs you stupid students could have gotten to know and learn from.  But you're children of the internet and you are attention seeking morons.  Please stay in Kentucky when and if you ever graduate.

Here is Andrea's GoFundME page.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Student Elections Outcome Initally Cancelled Due To White Guilt!

A student government election at a San Francisco middle school had its results ignored after a principal decided the candidates elected were too white. Elections were held at Everett Middle School Oct. 10, but on Oct. 14 principal Lena Van Haren sent an email to parents saying the results were being ignored, without being made public, because those elected did not reflect how diverse the school is. While Everett is more than 80 percent non-white, Van Haren said the election results “weren’t representative” of that. “That is concerning to me because as principal I want to make sure the voices are all heard, from all backgrounds,” Van Haren told local KTVU News.
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Will Star Wars Be The White Guilt Movie of the Year, 2015?

“#BoycottStarWarsVII because it is anti-white propaganda promoting #whitegenocide,” an account called End Cultural Marxism said. “A friend in L.A. said #StarWarsVII is basically ‘[Black Lives Matter activist Deray Mckesson] in Space.’ Jewish activist JJ Abrams is an anti-white nut.”
The Hollywood Reporter found a tweet by a user identified as Captain Confederacy saying, “[Social Justice Warriors] complain about White artists ‘misappropriating’ culture created by blacks but then celebrate a non-White Star Wars.”

“It’s nothing more than a social justice propaganda piece that alienates it’s core audience of young white males,” another user tweeted, the website reported.
The new “Star Wars” movie features a diverse cast, including star John Boyega. When fans questioned how the British actor, who is black, could be a stormtrooper in November 2014, the actor responded, “Get used to it,” Nov. 29, 2014, on Instagram.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/new-star-wars-blasted-as-anti-white/#MokRcXArvguTUrA5.99

Saturday, October 17, 2015

ARTICLE: ‘Truth Be Told’s’ Will Packer on Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s ‘White Guilt’ and Why ‘Roots’ Doesn’t Hold Up


“There’s not a fun nostalgia with ‘Roots’ that makes parents and grandparents say, ‘Come, kids, let’s sit around and watch this,” producer tells TheWrap. 
 
The producer’s “Straight Outta Compton” was the No. 1 movie at the U.S. box office for three straight weeks in August, during one of the most competitive times of year. This fall, he turns his sights to television.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

White Guilt Over Slavery Is Not Helping Black America

By Jack Kelly September 13, 2015
I’m glad I live in a time of automobiles, air conditioning, indoor plumbing, the Internet and great medical advances. But if I had to live in an earlier period, I’d want to be a soldier in the Union Army. I can think of no greater cause than to fight to eradicate America’s original sin. Slavery isn’t America’s original sin because it was unique, or uniquely horrible here. If prostitution is “the world’s oldest profession,” slave trading is second. Since the dawn of recorded history, slavery has been practiced in nearly every society known to man.
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Define: White Guilt

  (via Urban Dictionary)
White guilt can be defined as a belief, often subconscious, among white liberals that being white is, in and of itself, a great transgression against the rest of the world for which one must spend their life making atonement. It is often exemplified by embracing the cultures and philosophies of various other ethnic groups while neglecting one's own roots.
Although Randy came from a family of middle-class W.A.S.P.s from the suburbs, his white guilt later spurred him to become a Rastafarian.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

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