Reni Eddo-Lodge

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

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aujahnesampsonje citiraoпрошле године
I can’t have a conversation with them about the details of a problem if they don’t even recognise that the problem exists
Muriel Pacheco Orozcoje citiralaпре 2 године
There was a feeling among some that unemployed young black people chose not to work, and instead took up lives of social aggravation.
uchihaje citiraoпрошле године
The options are: speak your truth and face the reprisal, or bite your tongue and get ahead in life.
Jackieje citiralaпрошле године
I am only acutely aware of race because I’ve been rigorously marked out as different by the world I know for as long as I can remember. Although I analyse invisible whiteness and ponder its exclusionary nature often, I watch as an outsider. I understand that this isn’t the case for most white people, who move through the world blissfully unaware of their own race until its dominance is called into question. When white people pick up a magazine, scroll through the Internet, read a newspaper or switch on the TV, it is never rare or odd to see people who look like them in positions of power or exerting authority. In culture particularly, the positive affirmations of whiteness are so widespread that the average white person doesn’t even notice them. Instead, these affirmations are placidly consumed. To be white is to be human; to be white is universal. I only know this because I am not.
Maria Zatopije citiralaпре 2 године
Even though I write about my experiences with so much contempt, feminism was my first love. It was what gave me a framework to begin understanding the world. My feminist thinking gave rise to my anti-racist thinking, serving as a tool that helped me forge a sense of self-worth. Finding it aged nineteen was perfect timing, equipping me with the skills to navigate adulthood, stand up for myself and work out my own values.
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
It was black feminist poet Audre Lorde who said: ‘your silence will not protect you.’ Who wins when we don’t speak? Not us.
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
Equality is fine as a transitional demand, but it’s dishonest not to recognise it for what it is – the easy route. There is a difference between saying ‘we want to be included’ and saying ‘we want to reconstruct your exclusive system’.
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
I think feminism has to be absolutely utopian and unrealistic
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
It needs to recognise that disabled people aren’t inherently defective, but rather that non-disabled people have failed at creating a physical world that serves all.
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
Feminism, at its best, is a movement that works to liberate all people who have been economically, socially and culturally marginalised by an ideological system that has been designed for them to fail.
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
Misogyny is not a problem that can be solved with closed borders, nor a crash course in Received Pronunciation.
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
It exists in the psyche of what it means to be a man in every country.
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
Whiteness is a political position, and challenging it in feminist spaces is not a tit-for-tat disagreement because prejudice needs power to be effective.
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
Instead of asking about high heels and lipstick, the pressing questions we have always needed to ask are: Can you be a feminist and be anti-choice? Can you be a feminist and be wilfully ignorant on racism?
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
Audre Lorde wrote in Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
we used the word intersectionality to talk about the crossover of two distinct discriminations – racism and sexism
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
There is an old saying about the straight man’s homophobia being rooted in a fear that gay men will treat him as he treats women.
b3940551928je citiraoпре 3 месеца
My suspicions were backed up by the statistics. When the Trades Union Congress looked at data from the Office for National Statistics Labour Force Survey, they found that black employees were dealing with a growing pay gap in comparison to their white counterparts, and that this pay gap actually widened with higher qualifications. Black people with education up to GSCE level were paid 11 per cent less. Black people with A-levels saw an average of 14 per cent less pay, and university-educated black graduates saw a gap of, on average, 23 per cent less pay than their white peers.12 A cap, gown and degree scroll does nothing to shield black graduates from discrimination
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
When casting for film and TV does take the step to cast outside of whiteness, fans repeatedly reveal their ugly side, voicing their upset, disgust and disappointment
vanessa gje citiraoпре 3 месеца
if we have to listen to this kind of bigotry, then let us have the equal and opposite viewpoint.
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