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10 reasons for Oppression (or 10 oppressions)

1. Racism & internalized racism

2. Colonialism

3. Imperialism/White Supremacy

4. Sexism

5. Colorism

6. Capitalism

7. Nationalism (to an extreme)

8. Anti-immigration

9. War & corrupt politics

10. religious fundamentalism

11. Hierarchy of oppression (yes, this exists though all oppression is connected).

Enjoy!

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Leigh Anne Tuohy, Racism, and the White Saviour Complex

“good” White people should get a prize for all the great things they do. (sarcasm)

The Belle Jar

Leigh Anne “That Nice Woman Sandra Bullock Played In The Blind Side” Tuohy recently posted the following picture and caption on her Facebook and Instagram accounts:

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We see what we want! It’s the gospel truth! These two were literally huddled over in a corner table nose to nose and the person with me said “I bet they are up to no good” well you know me… I walked over, told them to scoot over. After 10 seconds of dead silence I said so whats happening at this table? I get nothing.. I then explained it was my store and they should spill it… They showed me their phones and they were texting friends trying to scrape up $3.00 each for the high school basketball game! Well they left with smiles, money for popcorn and bus fare. We have to STOP judging people and assuming and pigeon holing people!…

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A police officer’s open letter to black protesters

Open letter from a Black police officer to protesters in Black Lives Matter


Woman Power – Yoko Ono

I love Yoko’s accent in this feminist anthem. Who the hell ever said that feminism was a Western import? Asian feminists unite.


Why Ferguson Should Matter to Asian-Americans

TIME

A peculiar Vine floated around social media Monday evening following the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Mo. The short video shows an Asian-American shopkeeper standing in his looted store, with a hands-in-his-pockets matter-of-factness and a sad slump to his facial expression. “Are you okay, sir?” an off-screen cameraman asks. “Yes,” the storeowner says, dejectedly.

The clip is only a few seconds, but it highlights the question of where Asian-Americans stand in the black and white palette often used to paint incidents like Ferguson. In the story of a white cop’s killing of a black teen, Asian-Americans may at first seem irrelevant. They are neither white nor black; they assume the benefits of non-blackness, but also the burdens of non-whiteness. They can appear innocuous on nighttime streets, but also defenseless; getting into Harvard is a result of “one’s own merit,” but also a genetic gift; they are assumed…

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ALL OPPRESSION IS CONNECTED – Staceyann Chinn

Yasssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To all you revolutionaries out there, when you feel discouraged watch this.


Why Ferguson matters to Asian Americans

Why Ferguson matters to Asian Americans – Soya Jung on Racefiles


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