Race-ism

About

“Race is the child of racism, not the father” (Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015).
Race is one of the most tenacious signifiers. While it is common knowledge that race as a marker to categorise humans is biologically and scientifically incorrect, it is and will be a dichotomous tool to divide people. This section explores what race and racism means in 21c and how it -subliminally or overtly- is present in everyday life.

The construct of race

White privilege and racism – a social experiment by Jane Elliott

How do you Identify Racism_ The Angry Eye with Jane Elliott via YouTube

Race-ism

Alexandra Bell Uses Her Public Art to Expose Media Racism

Bell, A Teenager With Promise, 2017. Image courtesy the artist

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1001 streams of whiteness

Rachel Dolezal 

“For a white woman […] to imagine herself into a real-life black identity without any lived black experience, to turn herself into a black history professor without a history degree, to place herself at the forefront of local black society that she had adopted less than a decade earlier, all while seeming to claim to do it better and more authentically than any black person who would dare challenge her—well, it’s the ultimate “you can be anything” success story of white America […] Another branch of manifest destiny. No wonder America couldn’t get enough of the Dolezal story.”
— Ijeoma Oluo

 

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1001 streams of whiteness

Nieuwe helden

“in een ander type samenleving, zou je dus met nieuwe helden moeten komen die andere functies hebben in de samenleving. Niet alleen ‘het veroveren’, maar ook ‘hoe leef je samen’.” 
—Valika Smeulders

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Institutional Racism

Samsom en Spekman niet vervolgd — VK

“Marokkanen die niet willen deugen, moet je vernederen, voor de ogen van hun eigen mensen” — H. Spekman

Institutional Racism

All Lives Matter: 1800s Edition by Anthony McPherson

Institutional Racism

White standard in photography

Institutional Racism

Starbucks’s Race Together

1001 streams of blackness

James Brown & ‘Your bad self’

James Brown advertising mystery of black — found online

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Institutional Racism

Quotes That Explain Racism To People Who Claim They’re Colorblind

“Racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another, and so on.”
—Dave Chappelle

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1001 streams of whiteness

Institutional Racism

White Privilege Is Real, and Now There’s Research to Prove it

This privilege is felt in nearly every sector of society. In the workforce in employers choosing to interview candidates with “white” names over those with “ethnic” ones. […] And in the justice system, white privilege means African Americans make up 57 percent of the people in state prison for drug offenses, even though blacks and whites use drugs at similar rates and whites sell drugs at higher rates.

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1001 streams of blackness

C

Encyclopedia of —isms

Creolization

Originally associated with cultural mixtures of African, European, and indigenous ancestry, today, creolization refers to this mixture of different people and different cultures that merge to become one.

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1001 streams of blackness

B

Encyclopedia of —isms

Black vs black

“I write “Black” with a capital B because this term addresses first and foremost political and historical dimensions of the concept of Blackness, and relates only indirectly to skin complexion.”
— Adusei-Poku

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The construct of race

The myth of race debunked in 3 minutes

Institutional Racism

When People Say “Black” Instead of “African-American”

“By significant margins, white participants believed that the black applicant was lower status, with less education and less annual income than the African-American applicant.

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C

Encyclopedia of —isms

Institutional Racism

Colourblind

Advocates for colourblindness have ended up closing their eyes to racism, especially the covert kind.

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Race-ism

Spike Lee: ‘Post-Racial America is Bullshit’

The only time it was really caught was Rodney King […] everybody is an investigative reporter now… with a phone.

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Bounty

Race-ism

Geel van buiten en wit van binnen; Etnische Zakenvrouw van het Jaar — Den Haag FM

Over Anchou Zhang zegt de jury onder meer “een banaan die heel goed geïntegreerd is, geel van buiten en wit van binnen”, “de mens staat bij Anchou centraal” en “een ondernemer met winnaarsmentaliteit.”

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1001 streams of whiteness

Institutional Racism

‘Als witte Nederlander heb je bepaalde privileges’

“Het is in Nederland hoog tijd voor een scherp, breed en inhoudelijk racismedebat. Laten we de Nederlanders die de discussie over het institutioneel racisme in dit land willen aangaan daarom niet langer wegzetten als ‘zeurpieten’ of ‘radicalen’.”
— Zihni Özdil in De Volkskrant

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1001 streams of blackness

Imagined vs Real Michael Jackson

Left:  a photo manipulation by Nathan Wright (1983)

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Institutional Racism

Reading stuff

Lex Bohlmeijer – in gesprek met Zihni Özdil

“Religie, politiek, kunst en kunst, de wetenschap, […], dat was allemaal een culturele productie bedoelt om ‘de Ander’ als minder te doen laten overkomen. En dat heeft vandaag de dag nog steeds een heel diepe uitwerking.”

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Black face, White wash

Reversing the stereotype

The construct of race

French TV-Experiment Dans la peau d’une noir

A black family's transformation into a white family by professional make up.

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1001 streams of blackness

Space is the Place — Sun Ra

The Music & Metaphysics Of Sun Ra - Space Is The Place (Part 1 of 6)

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1001 streams of whiteness

Spike Lee on Gentrification of BedStuy

My father’s a great jazz musician. He bought a house in nineteen-motherfuckin’-sixty-eight, and the motherfuckin’ people moved in last year and called the cops on my father. He’s not — he doesn’t even play electric bass! It’s acoustic!
—Spike Lee

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