THE DEEP DIVE
THE HISTORY, CONTEXT, AND IMPACT OF WHAT MATTERS TO US
Being an ally during this time is not enough, because right now it only lets people know that you recognize that the tiki torches aren’t coming after you, and we need more than recognition.
We cannot and will not see liberation, equity, or racial parity as long as whiteness™ remains a family-business-turned-megacorporation with a full line of subsidiaries.
People of color still have to experience triggering headlines and images on their social media timelines, all so white people can pretend that they are aware and that this shallow awareness actually matters.
White people that believe Charlottesville was an isolated incident carried out by those clinging to the worst parts of U.S. history, or that racial inequality is an issue that is geographically relegated to the South, are sadly mistaken.
Regardless of the reason, by maintaining these false historical narratives in their limited state, they have allowed for white supremacy to thrive.
Being woke is more than just “enlightened” virtue signaling with statements and hashtags and sweaters and tweets--it requires action from the privileged.
In order to break the cycle in the tech industry, we need to help each other so we can break it together, and not just PoC, but non PoC as well--what we really need are accomplices in making this happen.
Portrayals in pop culture profoundly shape society’s view in ways that reinforce prevailing racial stereotypes, for example as the “sassy” side kick, the magical servant, or the exotic lover.
The pain of racism persists, yet it is still not enough, not palatable enough for moderate white people to act with appropriate action or outrage.
She had to be willing to listen without interrupting. She had to be willing to learn without overriding. She had to be willing to align without conditions. It had to be an honest conversation.
A list of ways that society supports and protects white supremacy in America, manifested now and in the lifetime of a young Millennial.
FROM FEMME: THE GENDER PRESENTATION COVER STORY
FROM AUDIO: THE MUSIC COVER STORY
FROM SPACES: THE SAFE SPACES COVER STORY
FROM COLOR: THE COLORISM COVER STORY
FROM EFNIKS: THE INAUGURAL COVER STORY
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