Sonntag, November 12, 2006

Anders überlegt: kleines Goodie

Ich komm offensichtlich doch nicht darum herum, euch an meinen Web-Touren teilhaben zu lassen.
Hier ein paar Ausschnitte aus der Liste 25 ways to tokenize or alienate a non-white person around you:

1. walk up to that black girl you barely know in the co-op and say "what do you think of the new (insert hip-hop artist here) album."
4. in a big group of many activists, say "black people don't have the time to care about trees".
8. picture a violent, irrational arab everytime the word "terrorist" is mentioned. ignore the arabs who do not fit into this stereotype.
12. use the identity of white anti-racist as a shield against accusations of racism.
13. ask an arab you don't know what they think about the war in iraq.
16. pit light-skinned non-white people against each other based on how they identify racially and what you think is most correct.
18. when a multiracial native person tells you their heritages, say "what a magical mix."
19. tell a racially mixed black person, "you don't act black."
25. if you're white and confronted on your racism, cry.