I think there is a curse within leftist spaces where white people can't possibly see themselves as perpetuating racism, and so when they get called on something, especially when its by a person of color, the reaction is immediately aggressive defensiveness in place of what should be self-reflection.
"You're calling ME racist? I donate to so many charities! I've gone to rallies! I've been calling out people who use the N word for years! Theres not a racist bone in my body!"
late stage capitalisme, exploitation, food, birdsite link
The startup sector of "let's replace mommy because she's not here to work for free anymore" seems to in a great state https://twitter.com/andrewchen/status/1214359882641461250
And by replace it means "let's exploit totally underpaids people to do that for me"
No woman in a burqa (or a hijab or a burkini) has ever done me any harm. But I was sacked (without explanation) by a man in a suit. Men in suits missold me pensions and endowments, costing me thousands of pounds. A man in a suit led us on a disastrous and illegal war. Men in suits led the banks and crashed the world economy. Other men in suits then increased the misery to millions through austerity. If we are to start telling people what to wear, maybe we should ban suits.
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The Sims Is A Good Lesson On How Priviledge Works (long)
In the Sims community there are “Legacy” playthroughs, where you try to get through 10 generations of one family. Gen 1 starts off with 1800 bucks, and has to build a home and start a family with that. I’ll be indexing from 1 as I write this, so Gen 1 = founding generation.
My founder originally started off in a small hut with enough room for a counter, a bench, a refrigerator, and a toilet. That was it. No trash can, no sink. She had to go to the gym to get showers.
When she had a kid, I had to delete the walls in order to afford a private bathroom and the necessities for him. Things slowly built up to the point where when he was a kid, she could afford walls for him and a small computer. It wasn’t until he was a teen that they could afford something that could be called a house. All the money she and her husband made went to necessities for him or for them to get promoted at work.
When he was old enough to get married, his wife had inherited all the belongings from her old family, which gave them enough to build a house to fit them, his parents, and a kid. This is the house generations 3-4 grew up in. Both generations went to college with enough money to not have to worry about getting a part-time job. From $5,000 in support in Gen 3 to $30,000. By the time Gen 5 rolled around, enough wealth had accumulated to afford an even bigger home. All the while each generation struggled less, so they could do more.
This is how wealth and power accumulate. It’s generational, but not enough families are lucky enough to get huge injections of cash via marriage like this family was. Most struggle for generation after generation, especially in the real world where equal opportunity is a sham.
Violences policières, racisme
Des policiers ont détruit la GoPro d’un motard parce qu’il les avait filmés en train de tabasser deux personnes. Manque de pot pour eux, la carte SD n’a pas été détruite et le conducteur a une grosse chaîne YouTube.