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Aug. 9th, 2008 @ 02:14 am Can you believe this shit?!?!

Okay, it's official, there is no fucking justice for us, there really isn't. Fuck the U.S. Government, Fuck their fucking broken in-justice system. Is it time to start the damn revolution yet?


Indianz.Com. In Print.
http://www.indianz.com/News/2008/010249.asp

Cobell decision close to low figure cited by government
Friday, August 8, 2008
Filed Under: Cobell

Holding true to his promise to resolve the long-running Cobell case, a federal judge on Thursday said Indian beneficiaries are only owed $455.6 million for the historical mismanagement of their trust funds.

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Mad
steelgrrrlmai:
Jul. 29th, 2007 @ 11:10 pm What?!
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
So apparently, according to my friend's classmates that she's attending in college this semester, that we (as in Native Americans) are NOT people of color and beyond that are NOT even a race, but a subclass. A subclass?!

I don't even know how to respond to this garbage! Thoughts on this anyone?

X-posted like crazy....
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bad wasicu
jezabel_pheonix:
Jun. 16th, 2007 @ 02:11 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
From some forum:
And yet, the difference between saying "Oh, Barack will never win because he's black" and saying "I like Obama's policies" to your friends is the difference between not being colorblind and being so. If you don't acknowledge racism as the reason why so many others do not support him, you take away some of its power.
What the fuck!?! JDSKLFJLKSFJSDfjlskdjf. Oh yeah, just never ever mention racism and it'll go away! If someone discriminates against you, or if you see someone discriminating against someone, make sure NEVER to talk about it, and then it will just magically not have happened! Of course! It's so simple!

Also on that thread: One of those people who goes on about how racism would end if everyone just intermarried, because then there would be no more races and everyone would just be brown! Except for the part where NO THAT WOULDN'T HAPPEN WAY TO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT GENETICS. And of course that's not even the only thing wrong with that argument...

(This community seems to be dying, and that makes me sad. Come on everybody, post!)
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Jon what!?
cacahuate:
Apr. 30th, 2007 @ 09:55 am HIP HOP PROJECT the movie!
Queen Latifah & Bruce Willis have produced a hip hop documentary. It premiered at the Tribeca film festival this past week. Release for May 11.

http://www.hiphopproject.com/
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velvet
lyfenlyn:
Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 09:18 pm "But I'm Not a Racist! Honest!"
Current Mood: blahblah
So, I love how white celebrities have been mouthing off and using racists slurs (re: Michael Richards, once of Seinfeld, Big Brother UK business just to name a few), BUT OMG, they aren't racists.

Okay. Let me just say this. If you are white, you a pretty much raised to think certain racist assumptions. You are pretty much raised to be a racist. You are a racist until you get off your butt and start being accountable and responsible for privileges you enjoy simply because you're considered white. You are a racist until you confront the racist attitudes that lurk in the corners of your mind that you don't think about and don't confront. You are a racist until you get past the "but I am not like that" and the guilt you feel for not doing anything. You are a racist until you make the effort to stop racism. You are a racist until you can legitimately listen to the issues of people of color and come to an understanding and appreciation of those issues and the complexity of them. You are a racist until you understand and are willing to give up your unearned white privilege. You are a racist until you stop being in denial of your racist attitudes.

Hello?
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mresundance:
Jan. 19th, 2007 @ 06:17 pm MLK stood for colorblindness because I said so!
http://community.livejournal.com/bipolypagangeek/483967.html

...and I'm so through. Cause it's my damn fault I'm offended that someone took MLK day as a chance to post shitty clip art and then get mad when it was pointed out that hey, the man said more than one line and it wasn't about colorblindness. After all, they didn't mean it! They were just trying to be loving! I'm jsut all out of joint for no reason.

ARGH *pulls out curls*

--Kitti
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foxy mad anger
kittikattie:
Nov. 17th, 2006 @ 01:12 am ACT OUT AGAINST "THE SYSTEM"!
FROM SACI @ MSU:

*POST WIDELY*

UCLA, tuesday night:
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10325914/detail.html
http://dailybruin.com/news/articles.asp?id=38958
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4763689
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3GstYOIc0I

Mostafa Tabatabainejad didn't have ID and was told to leave, he was
walking out then police took hold of him. When he protested they
started to use a taser gun on him - 5 times. In the name of "campus
security".


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The fact that I'm posting something like this makes me RAGE! As a white-identified, anti-racist ally, I'm ENRAGED to see this and to know that this treatmeant occurs to students/people of color EVERYDAY and it's (most often) silenced. I mean, it's a student camera that filmed this. At times, the treatment from law enforcement is worse than this situation and still doesn't reach media attention, even at the campus level. As a white person, I have experienced and recognize the privilege(s) in regards to the law, but have encountered my own oppressions as a queer womon. While the oppressions differ, I notice an intersection of allyship and a passion to ACT against police brutality. If it happens to one, it happens to all...FIGHT THE SYSTEM!

*Sidenote: I hope that, in the future, I can improve the means in which I explain myself in this community. I am still developing my voice when it comes to these things, so while I know that I'm FULL OF RAGE, I'm working on how best to incorporate my knowledge and my emotions, succinctly.
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funnergunner:
Oct. 22nd, 2006 @ 08:08 pm Subtle small racism = still racism
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
I had to deal with a buncha dumb mofos over the phones at work WTF. So I'm not in the best mood. Then I get on AG playthings and some moron has the nerve to claim that of course Addy being cut so much isn't racism, it's just popularity and she's not popular enough so sucks to be her and if people love white dollies more, that's just life.

Two words: Bitch, PLEASE.

Racism is NOT just saying "Addy and Josefina and Kaya suck, and Samantha and Felicity and all them ROCK, and white people and dolls are always better." In case you haven't been paying attention, people have gotten really subtle about the racism. Racism is as simple as ignoring the three--giving them little to no new things, little catalogue space, shuffling them off to the side, retiring their things, etc. Oh, how I wish it was over the top racism. I know that when it's coming and no one thinks I'm too sensitive when I point the shit out.Instead I have to deal with these young, stupid, ig'nant ass mofos who think that racism is only the over the top KKK shit and the little shit has no bearing on racism. Please, people, don't make me reach through the screen and slap you so hard you spit.

Lemme introduce y'all to something that we call mundane stress. Now, if I take a tree and chainsaw that bitch down, it's pretty clear I've fucked that tree up. Let's consider that the over the top racism. Now let's say I poof that tree back, but instead of chainsawing it, I just sorta make whacks at the tree with a small ax. Now, I'm not knocking the tree down all at once, but give me enough time and I can eventually cut it down. Would you claim that those little nicks aren't a sign of stress?

Even better example: You take a little kid, and you knock them into walls and shit until their head cracks open. That's clearly an attack. However, if I take that same kid and just smack it once a day in the back of the head, I'm still causing damage. It might be small whacks, but it's still a pain, and it still fucks that kid up. Those two examples are clear signs that small stress leads to big problems. Then how can people claim that only the over the top racism is racism?

Drop by drop, a rock wears away. You don't have to put a steady heavy stream. In fact, the smaller things are more efficient as wearing a person down.

On ag_over_18, my eljay, and colorful_rage.

--Kitti
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foxy mad anger
kittikattie:
Oct. 10th, 2006 @ 10:25 pm Anti-racism is attacked at Colombia U
This is so infuriating! The following was from an email I got. Basically the short hand is this. The College Republicans at Colombia brought a speaker from the ultra-racist and violent Minutemen to campus, and anti-racist activists went on-stage with a banner to protest, garnering lots of others to applaud and join them. This was met with violence and now the anti-racist activists might be prosecuted! The ridiculousness is astounding.

Apparently the First Amendment only applies when you're being paid thousands and put behind a podium. Otherwise, keep it outside. And I'm so tired of people masking the advocation (is that a word?) of racist violence as free speech!

Sing the petition below!

Email content from here on
so this has all sort of blown up at colombia with the university talking about taking action against the anti-racist protesters. its been on fox news and in a lot of national press. the way this gets handled by the authorities might set the tone for how other resistance to the minutemen is dealt with.

interview with Karina Garcia of the Chicano Caucus
http://bwog.net/index.php?page=post&article_id=2285#jump

Links to coverage, including video:
http://media.www.columbiaspectator.com/media/storage/paper865/news/2006/10/05/News/Protestors.Rush.Minutemen-2333693.shtml?sourcedomain=www.columbiaspectator.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com
http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2006/10/76890.html
http://www.bwog.net/index.php?page=post&article_id=2265
http://www.bwog.net/index.php?page=post&article_id=2265>
http://www.bwog.net/index.php?lionshare=4c61a37a0790fe5963069408ef51aa59

link to a petition in support of the anti-racist colombian students
http://www.petitiononline.com/nominute/petition.html
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trent lane, name
trannytrent:
Oct. 1st, 2006 @ 01:40 pm *smacks people around*
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
"You have to see though, that they are going in the order of Favorite to least favorite. People can relate more to Samantha, at least older collectors and girls in the 90's, because that's when people in their family grew up. it's what they can relate to. Samantha is from a very glamorous time and everybody loves the Victorian ages.

There are also more Caucasian girls who can afford AG's. and if what i said above applies to them, then it's pretty obvious why she got the first movie. also she was one of the original ones and I'm sure how many dolls they sold in that period of time affected that she would get the first movie!

So take all those things into consideration before you say anything about American Girl, or Mattel being racial, because they are just giving the people what they want. if that happens to be Just Caucasions right now, then LIVE WITH IT!!!!"

O RLY? So what, I should just suck up and "live with" the not so subtle racism seen when the three girls that aren't white/don't have white best friends are kicked off to the side and neglected because I'm not a young white girl and they matter more and have more money? STFU.

First of all, for my family, it was not a "glorious" time or glamorous. My family was poor, black, and oppressed. Also, Samantha herself sees that the era wasn't glamorous for everyone. Nellie's entire story shows that things weren't all pretty and perfect for a lot of people in that era. (Also, Samantha isn't really Victorian. Queen Victoria died in 1901. Samantha is properly Edwardian. Addy is more Victorian than Sam is.) I for one, am a fan of the Civil War, Pioneer, and Revolutionary Eras. The fluffy feel good classism of the Victorian/Edwardian era irritates me greatly.

And it's not fair at all to play favorites with the girls. As much as I don't like glorifying PTR, she at least made everything fair. Everyone had equal outfits, items, and supplies/accessories. Now AG seems to be the Samantha Rich Girl Club. Sam's popular because she's rich and rich people don't like "poor" dolls, so they give her more stuff and push the other girls down, and then they claim that they have to give her more stuff because she's popular. It's a self perpetuating cycle.

It also looks really bad on AG's part to push the four girls who are not minorities or have minority friends (Kirsten has a non-white best friend) to the side, cutting their time in the catalogue.

Secondly, it is NOT okay to use race to divide people and claim it's okay because that's just what's popular/who has money There are well off Latino, Asian, Native, and black families. So more white girls and families have money. This is not a reason to neglect the Dolls of Color.

Finally, I am not just going to "live" with racism and racial thoughts. Just living with it makes people think it's okay to let it happen. It looks really bad on AG's part to shuffle the three Historicals of Color and the one with a Native Best Friend off to the side, cutting their catalog pages to barely half or a quarter of a page so as to ignore them. As it seems, we may never get best friend dolls for them if movies are never made, and that is a VERY bad AG move. It makes it look like they are only interested in making rich white children happy and any other little girls should be kicked to the side. It's racist and classist.

As a girl who fell in love with Addy because there was finally a doll in history that looked like me and was "poor" like me (my mother was a seamstress for years), I think it's rude to assume that little girls of color shouldn't be as important to AG. These dolls shouldn't be about status symbols. They should be about teaching girls about history and the social parts of history instead of just dates and battles. It's to put a girl's face on huge parts of American History--and that's all faces, not just white ones. And if all people can say is that the history settings of these dolls should be ignored to make the dolls a status symbol for little rich white girls because "that's who has the money", then we've lost sight of why they were created in the first place.

Augh, stupid people.

(yes, this is yanked from the post I made over at AG playthings.)

xposted to a few places.

--Kitti
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so goth i'm black
kittikattie: