September 9, 2010

How to do it wrong

I normally enjoy Racialicious, I really do, but this time they dropped the ball. Rather than spell out exactly what's fucked up about it (because it's been said enough times by me and other people), I'll leave it to you, dear reader, to use your native intelligence to discern what is amiss.

Read this (including the comments) and this (including the comments).

And go here if you're still can't put your finger on it.

11 comments:

  1. What is with the fangirling of the Wise? *blink*

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  2. And that LJ thread was busy.

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  3. I love how dude stays saying that he constantly refers Whites to the work of PoC. I've seen a few of his speeches and at most he tells them that what he's saying is what PoC have BEEN telling them for a long time. He doesn't refer to specific, LIVING, PoC authors who write about this, specific, LIVING PoC thinkers or specific, WORKING PoC organizations attacking these issues. Perhaps he's done that in other talks, articles, books, interviews, but not the ones I've seen.

    I keep tellin' you, fuck with WP's money and/or privilege and watch their claws come out.

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  4. And the PoC basically telling criticizing/critiquing PoC to "shut up" about Wise because "OMG, guyz, WE NEEEEEED HIM!!!" reminds me of BW on interracial sites who try and shut down the critiquing of WM's behaviors on those sites because "OMG, guyz, YOU'LL SCARE THEM OFF!!!" That's what Tim Wise's PoC protectors are afraid of, that if we don't give him enough pats on the head, cookies and Good Whitey awards (as well as more speaking gigs with hefty enough fees and money for his books and articles), he'll just take his bat and ball and go home. They NEVER seem to question that if THAT is what'll make him abandon his so-called heart-felt anti-racism, it wasn't much a committment (other than to his ego and bank account) in the first place.

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  5. I can't really add anything except Word #2.

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  6. The fact that we don't even have to say much is a damn shame.

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  7. We don't even have to SAY anything. Just keep the accolades from them. That'll be enough for them to pout-stomp their way to a teabagger meeting.

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