Posts Tagged ‘race

27
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

#RelationshipGoals

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Audra McDonald for the freaking win

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BOOM

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This idea that if you’re white, you can’t be branded a terrorist, suicide bomber, or mass murderer; and that excuses must be made for you is perverted. p.s. Depression does not make one a mass murderer. There are depressed people all over the world in professional capacities, and they come in everyday and get their job done

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20
Mar
15

On #RaceTogether and conversations we don’t have

Earlier this week, Starbucks—in a misguided PR stunt—announced that it would direct its employees to initiate conversations on race with customers.

The company received much derision for this initiative. It seemed less of an honest effort to engender difficult conversations than as a way to make the company look good to its core clientele. And the idea of forcing $8/hr baristas to initiate fraught conversations with people who might either not be receptive or violently hostile had an air of feudal lords imposing extra work on their serfs.

If Starbucks were truly interested in starting discussions on race, one place to start would be why its executive positions are staffed mostly by whites.

However, the hamhandedness of #RaceTogether does bring up one glaring point: We ignore the elephant in the room.

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17
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Epic Fail, Starbucks. You don’t force your baristas who you pay $7-$10 an hour to talk about race, when your practices don’t reflect what you speak. Corporate should lead the discussion

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Starbucks says let’s talk about race. People say okay, tell us about your hiring practices, wages and salaries, who sits at the power table, etc. Their corporate dude deletes his Twitter account and locks his Instagram account. That’s how Starbucks talks about race. Congratulations, cowards

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The. Day. Has. Been. Won.

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Vile scumbags

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15
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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13
Mar
15

What I discovered when I went through the looking glass

A couple of nights ago, as is my wont, I was enjoying a cold cocktail at home and scrolling through my Must Follow Accounts timeline on Twitter. @AngryBlackLady is one of those accounts, and a tweet of hers caught my eye. I opened the conversation, and found that it was one of those odd #whitegenocide people talking about “white race traitors”.

So, feeling in a particularly jovial mood, I tweeted the following:

Well, most of the tweets I received in response were quite supportive. But, of course, some were rather incensed, insisting that “white genocide” WAS a thing. For example, one I received today:

Allow me to wipe my tears of hurt at her calling me a “liberal piece of shit”.

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