white privilege radically changes the appearance of Tsarnaev bros
This is how brofiling actually works in real life. The Week Magazine ran with this image as their cover sketch.
Just so it is said, clearly and unambiguously: the Tsarnaev brothers are white guys. They are white. The FBI’s own wanted poster for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lists his race as “white”, but you would never know it from the cover image on The Week.
Hold up the cover to someone else, and ask them how many white people they can see on the cover. Chances are they will identify Gabby Giffords on the top left and the image of the Boston policemen (all white men) on the top right, but how about those two guys in the center? Nope, not a chance that anyone would say these caricatures look white.
Why? Because in addition to being white they are also “Muslim”, which is the current dehumanizing “Other” that whiteness has constructed as a sanctioned target for violence in US popular culture.
This is how white privilege works in media representations and everyday life: when the criminal suspects are demonstrably white men, seize upon any aspect of difference and magnify it such that they become Othered, non-white, and menacing. If it is too hard to do so, simply dismiss them as aberrations and isolated cases of insanity. This is also how white culture, specifically the process of whiteness in conjunction with white privilege, portrays several non-white identities, including those that are now considered white but at one time were decidedly not so. For example, see here for how the Irish were depicted as violent apes or lazy drunks in the late 1800s to early 1900s.
Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”
“In conclusion, The People’s Republic of China demands that America stop using their cry of human rights violations against other sovereign nations in order to declare war on them to steal their resources when America flagrantly violates the human rights of Afro-descendants and other minorities within its own country.”
this article just drops stat. after stat. on the racial inequalities in the U.S. good read.
When China calls out your shit about human rights. And has the numbers to back it up. Then you know you’ve fucked up.
probably my favorite thing in this world is white girls who respond to being called out on their racist behavior with “that’s your opinion :) not every white person is racist ;) you’re the only person being hateful here <3 peace and love i hope you can find happiness within yourself :))))) namaste”
JESUS, the old “that’s your opinion” line of horseshit.
TW: Abuse and Mistreatment of Prisoners
of course, the only great white people are the white people who treat brown people and inmates (which often have a big overlap due to racism) like shit.
Some of those things I can understand… like the no coffee thing, but the rest is pretty damn horrible. What the fuck. What about educating inmates and helping them rehabilitate or gain skills so that they can function outside of prison?
I can understand the tv thing a bit… but I would at least allow educational channels. It’s also fucked up to hide the truth from them and treat them like shit. I can bet that there’s some inmates who are in there for crimes they never committed. I can also bet that there’s some rather intelligent people in that prison. How is he making sure that the truly dangerous criminals aren’t associating with the criminals who are non-violent offenders/are young? One of the issues with prisons is that it tends to be Crime U, there also tends to be the issue of total isolation which is psychologically damaging.
I doubt that his prison even has an adequate amount of health care in case something happens. What if one of the inmates is bitten by a snake or stung by a scorpion? What if they get heat stroke? There HAVE been inmates who have died under his care.
Oh… and despite all his hard work, the recidivism rate hasn’t changed at all:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio spent $10,000 in taxpayer money to have Arizona State University study recidivism in the jail system. The result showed that there was no change in the rate at which inmates returned to jail. Sheriff Joe Arpaio immediately declared that ASU was wrong.
So yeah… he THINKS that treating inmates like shit will cause them to not want to cause the crime again. It doesn’t work that way according to the Arizona State University that says otherwise.
^Thank you. This is exactly what’s wrong with this system. On the other hand, prison systems that focus on rehabilitation and education (like in some Scandinavian countries) are so much better at making sure people don’t go back to prison.
(re: the bolded) #OOPS
Joe Arpaio is a racist piece of shit. He literally makes me shake with rage, just thinking about him. The fact that the people of Maricopa county think what he does is okay makes me, as a Latina, feel unsafe. He’s garbage.