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biracial bear for uncut
Jun 9, 2009

Lets make a Panda!


First off, a few disclaimers/warnings:

  • For your own mental well-being, do not spend too much time reading this thread and the stories posted within it.

  • Post clear descriptions of the stories you are linking, with warnings of any kind of graphic depictions of said horrible things happening. Do not just post blind links without context.

  • POC posters are of course welcome to contribute stories to this thread, but this thread is primarily for the yt folks who see a hosed up news story somewhere and think that pointing it out in the POC forum earns them some kind of ally points or something. If your life is in a bad place, please do not read the stories shared in this thread because the last thing that anyone posting in this sub-forum should want is to do anything that makes your life harder than it already is.

  • This is not the Trauma Support thread, that thread is over here. PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IN THIS THREAD IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR HELP.


Life as a minority in the US is scary enough without the reminders that people have been posting in various TGRS threads lately. The hope I have in posting this thread is that it will give the people who cannot resist sharing those horrible stories a place to aggregate them and free other threads up for more uplifting/useful discussions.

Feel free to argue about the utility of this thread within this thread, please do not poo poo up other threads arguing about the existence of this one.

What kind of stories are we supposed to share, exactly?

Any story where something hosed up is happening to minorities in the US (or elsewhere in the world) and there is no justice brought to those that perpetrated said hosed up things. If you see a hosed up story being posted elsewhere in TGRS, please quote it here and drop a line to the poster that shared it in the other thread to come here to discuss it.

Note: Social media outrage after the fact and some white person losing their job is not Justice when PoCs are losing their lives as a result of racist white people and systemic racism making Law Enforcement into a meat grinder for anyone that is not white.

What kind of stories are we not supposed to share here?

Uplifting and positive stories. Those should be shared in the appropriate thread elsewhere in this forum. If you post a positive/uplifting story here, please be sure to cross-post it in the other appropriate threads (without linking back to a post in this thread).

This includes controversial movies about racism and racial themes, with the only exception to this rule being to share a story about some film that glorifies racism and reinforces things like Lost Cause propaganda or Nazism.

No, really, why are you posting this thread?

Because while it may be tempting to at the PoC-designated subforum as a way to interact with PoC posters on SA, constantly putting the onus on educating yourself about why/how racism still affects PoCs at every step of every day of their lives is just one more piece of bullshit they shouldn't have to deal with.

Why is this thread different? Because the intent here is to be a place where white people on SA can learn about all of the myriad hosed up ways that life really is so much more hostile if you aren't white.

Those stories posted below this OP (eventually)? Imagine if the victims in those stories were white (please note that this is not an invitation to post the once-in-a-blue-moon story where a white person is treated the way PoC's are treated every single day).

EDIT to add this:

Stories about a movie/play/TV show/etc. being white-washed so that characters that were originally a PoC are replaced by white characters is also in keeping with this thread.

biracial bear for uncut fucked around with this message at May 16, 2018 around 15:16

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biracial bear for uncut
Jun 9, 2009

Lets make a Panda!


To start things off, here is the story about Lolade Siyonbola, the Yale student that was harassed by police because she had the nerve to take a nap in the common student area and it upset a white girl.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/black-stu...ory?id=55141393

Also, because the above article references it, read up on Sandra Bland and how a simple traffic violation escalated to her being driven to suicide while in custody.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Sandra_Bland

Control Volume
Dec 31, 2008



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...bi-surveillance

The FBI jailed a black activist without bail on charges that are ultimately dismissed, due to facebook posts like "the only good cop is a dead cop"

biracial bear for uncut
Jun 9, 2009

Lets make a Panda!


Jerry Manderbilt
May 31, 2012

gerrymandered the steak


i remember when that rear end in a top hat white guy from cracker country ohio belittled, gaslit and humiliated me and told me to stop scaremongering about "roving neo-nazi death squads" (e.g. poo poo just like this, or the ICE gestapo) the morning after the election

biracial bear for uncut
Jun 9, 2009

Lets make a Panda!


Jerry Manderbilt posted:

i remember when that rear end in a top hat white guy from cracker country ohio belittled, gaslit and humiliated me and told me to stop scaremongering about "roving neo-nazi death squads" (e.g. poo poo just like this, or the ICE gestapo) the morning after the election

Oh, it's worse than that.

Check this out.

http://fashmaps.com/2018/01/28/dail...zing-in-the-us/



Just look at that loving concentration of known Nazi organized meetings.

Darth Walrus
Feb 13, 2012
:gas;


biracial bear for uncut posted:

Oh, it's worse than that.

Check this out.

http://fashmaps.com/2018/01/28/dail...zing-in-the-us/



Just look at that loving concentration of known Nazi organized meetings.

I’ll admit to being sceptical of any map of fascist meetings that doesn’t have any hits in France.

Weird that the Daily Stormer apparently doesn’t have much penetration in Canada, though - wonder who they have instead?

Numero6
Oct 10, 2012


Darth Walrus posted:

I’ll admit to being sceptical of any map of fascist meetings that doesn’t have any hits in France.

Weird that the Daily Stormer apparently doesn’t have much penetration in Canada, though - wonder who they have instead?

If it's only about overt nazis, that makes sense because they're illegal in France.

Darth Walrus
Feb 13, 2012
:gas;


Numero6 posted:

If it's only about overt nazis, that makes sense because they're illegal in France.

You’d have to have an incredibly narrow definition of ‘overt Nazi’ to buy that, considering that the Front National is now the National Popular Rally again.

biracial bear for uncut
Jun 9, 2009

Lets make a Panda!


Darth Walrus posted:

I’ll admit to being sceptical of any map of fascist meetings that doesn’t have any hits in France.

Weird that the Daily Stormer apparently doesn’t have much penetration in Canada, though - wonder who they have instead?

It's probably because they aren't set up to track posts on forums catering to those areas. I'm sure they exist, it's just that Daily Stormer apparently has a much heavier presence in the US than elsewhere.

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Cicero
Dec 17, 2003
Probation
Can't post for 7 days!


I have a question for black people in the US if anyone has experience in this area and wants to answer: racism with taxis vs Uber/Lyft/et al.

Back when Uber was still young, I remember reading a bunch of posts on the internet about how much better it was for black people because taxis were racist as hell and nearly impossible to hail while black, while Uber was relatively color-blind, or at least seemed to be. But now I've seen there was a study in 2016 demonstrating racism and sexism on Uber's platform; while the degree of racism doesn't sound as bad as the taxi horror stories I've heard, it made me want to, I dunno, get more info? So yeah, I'm curious what people's experiences have been like, if they have more/fewer problems with "ridesharing" apps vs traditional taxis.

Here's an article on the study I mentioned for anyone curious: https://www.theatlantic.com/busines...r-rides/506000/

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