While many white transgender folks can celebrate the recent gains of the movement, we cannot forget that transgender people of color have limited access to those gains. If striving for the equal recognition of all transgender people is our goal, then the steps that ensure the longevity of trans people of color, cannot remain secondary to our mission. —
Please read the rest at: Why Centering Race in Transgender Advocacy is Key To Equality for All | Transgender Law Center(via andythenerd)
W.&.T.C.H. - ON THE RECENT #OCCUPATIONS: COMMUNIQUE FROM W.&.T.C.H.
HALLOWEEN 2011, BALTIMORE, AMERIKKKA
Taken from Lies: A Journal of Materialist Feminism
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- White Person: I'm anti-racist
- White Person: RIGHT? I hate white people!!! OMG
- White Person: Sometimes I wish I were black!
- White Person: LOL wat I don't have privilege!
DAMN. Reading the threads in the Occupy Portland facebook group is so. Fucking. Depressing.
So much racist, patriarchal, kyriarchal, ignorant, hateful bullshit all on one page.
I’m a straight white male in America
The term “check your privilege:”
That doesn’t mean, “Your argument is automatically invalid because you’re white/male/able-bodied/whatever.”
It means, “There’s an aspect to this argument you are incapable of understanding because you are white/male/able-bodied/whatever, and you should accept that and review your argument with that in mind.”